New Tsuut’ina Nation Fence

Information provided from the City of Calgary for the community of Discovery Ridge

Over the next several weeks our neighbours, the Tsuut’ina Nation, will construct fencing along a portion of the northern border of the Nation’s land extending from Rocky View County to Stoney Trail S.W. 

In preparation for fence construction, the Nation has been working closely with The City of Calgary, the Ward 6 Councillor office, and the Discovery Ridge Community Association to ensure minimal disturbance within the community and to local wildlife. 

Why is fencing needed? 

From the early-to mid-1900s, the Canadian Military used a portion of the Tsuut’ina Nation lands as a firing range as well as for training exercises, leaving behind unexploded ordnance or UXO (including bombs, bullets and shells). 

In the 1940s and 1950s, there were a number of incidences where these UXO were uncovered and went off resulting in serious injuries. UXO surfaced on Nation land after the 2013 floods and more have been uncovered as recently as last spring, demonstrating that the UXO still pose safety risks today. 

In order to prevent similar instances from happening again and noting that many people are not aware of the Tsuut’ina Nation boundary, the Nation is building the fence to prevent accidental trespassing and help keep people safe.  

Will the fence affect local wildlife?  

The fence will be constructed high enough that animals will not attempt to jump over and there is sufficient spacing to ensure nothing will get caught in the fence. Water crossings will still be available to wildlife moving through the area.

Could flooding create debris pileups along the fence? 

The Nation has managed this land for thousands of years and knows that the river can be unpredictable as it changes with the seasons. As a result, they will not build fencing in areas where there is a risk it could wash away and there won’t be any fencing in the majority of places where debris pileup may occur. The fence will be set back roughly 10 metres from the river’s edge and approximately 5 metres from banks of solid ground. 

What is the construction timeline?  

  • Brushing and hand clearing in the area will begin in mid-to late-January.
  • Fence construction is set to begin in early February. Construction will begin in the west by the Elbow Springs Golf Course and then move east toward Griffith Woods Park and then on to Stoney Trail S.W.  
  • Fence construction should be complete by the end of March. 

The Nation is working hard to ensure all work can be done from their property in the south as they do not want the construction work to disturb the Discovery Ridge community or users of Griffith Woods Park. Should any work need to be done in the community, the Nation is committed to keeping disturbance to a minimum.  

More info:

Please visit for project updates or contact 311. 

Link to the project:

Important notice: 

The Tsuut’ina Nation is the sovereign owner of the land (including the Elbow River) beyond the Tsuut’ina/City of Calgary boundary line. Exploring any further than this line, including along the riverbanks and into the river, is trespassing on Nation property. Please help respect our neighbours and do not try to cross the fence/boundary line into Nation lands. 



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Crime Prevention Starts with US!

On December 15th, the DRCA held an online Crime Prevention session with our Calgary Police Service community resource officer. We had over 50 residents attend the session and had some very good questions. We encourage all residents to watch the edited  one hour video and nightly implement the 9 pm home routine as posted on our website to help prevent crime.

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Establish YOUR 9:00 Routine

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Online Session with CPS

Given recent crime activity in the community, the DRCA has organized an online session with our Calgary Police Service.

Please join us online on this Wednesday Dec. 15th from 6:30-8:00pm where we will be joined by our Community Resource Officer to discuss Crime Prevention.

This webcast will be taped and the link posted on the DRCA website if you cannot attend. 

Please register for the event through Eventbrite with details:

Prior to December 15, please complete the form below regarding the perception of crime and safety in the community.  Results will be shared at the meeting:

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Beaver Monitoring in our Community

The DRCA has been in communication with City officials with regards to recent beaver activity within our community:

Calgary Parks are monitoring the situation on a daily basis.

Dams and lodges have remained in place in order to assess the number of animals and their behaviour.

Residents should avoid touching dams or other structures as this can result in a change in the behavior of the animals

Please do not interfere with monitoring equipment put in place by City employees or contractors.

There may be some notching of the dam prior to this weekend to allow water flow.

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Tuesday October 12, 2021
7 – 8:30 pm

Learn about the Ward 6 candidates for City Council during a virtual debate being hosted online at Facebook Live.

Ward 6 consists of the following communities; Aspen Woods, Christie Park, Coach Hill, Cougar Ridge, Discovery Ridge, Glamorgan, Glenbrook, Glendale, Medicine Hill, Patterson, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Spruce Cliff, Strathcona Park, West Springs, and Westgate, Wildwood.

Residents are encouraged to register for the Facebook Live event at this link:

Residents have until October 8th to submit a question for the candidates here:  

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Food Trucks are Back!

By popular demand! Please join us for the 4th installment of DRCA Food Trucks on Sunday September 19th from 4 pm to 7 pm at the green space in front of the DRCA Rec Facility. Please walk down to the event and enjoy the sunshine with your family and friends.

– There will be limited parking in the parking lot
– Please abide by all provincial outdoor Covid-19 protocols

Food Trucks participating include:
Smoke N BBQ – brisket, chicken, sausage, cornbread and fries
The Curryer – samosas, naanwiches, butter chicken, and other good stuff
Waffles & Chix – waffles, fried chicken, fries
Family Dogs – hots dogs, fries, and poutine
Canadian Bear Balls – mini-donuts, poutines, sugar and cinnamon balls
Family Squeezed Lemonade  – all natural traditional lemonade
Family Dough  – cookie dough, cotton candy, gourmet ice pops, ice cream, drinks

For gluten friendly options please check the menu board at each truck.

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Enmax Update

As you may be aware, ENMAX Power Corporation (ENMAX) has been directed by Alberta Transportation to relocate the existing single circuit 138kV ENMAX 7.82L transmission line to accommodate construction of the West Calgary Ring Road project. Stakeholder engagement commenced in March 2019 with open houses held in March and June 2019. In April 2020, the Alberta Utilities Commission approved the _south-central_ route for the alignment. Please be advised that construction is scheduled to commence on September 6, 2021 and will continue for approximately seven weeks. This work will involve ENMAX crews and contractors installing new steel transmission poles within the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC), north of Discovery Ridge. Residents directly adjacent to the work zone will receive a physical copy of the construction notice by courier. For more details you can visit to view additional project information.

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Community Cleanup – Saturday July 10

Each year the City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services and Community Standards partner up with community associations to help communities get rid of unwanted household items and property waste. This event saves residents a trip to the landfill for items that do not fit their waste and recycling carts for residents that do not have cart service by providing three packer trucks with crews. This service is free to all Calgarians. 

When: Saturday, July 10th, 2021 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (please arrive prior to 1:45 p.m.)
Where: The far west end of Discovery Ridge Boulevard
What: Please check the list below for items that will and will not be accepted on July 10th to avoid any unnecessary trips.
Important note: Please note that provincial regulations due to COVID-19 (staying 2 metres apart, wearing masks, and practicing good hygiene) are in effect for all Community Clean Ups. 

City of Calgary

  • Household waste
  • Organic waste
  • Leaves, branches, plants, grass clippings and other yard waste (please note yard waste must be separate from other items and needs to be in paper or compostable boxes or bags.)

Not Accepted

  • Glass (e.g. window panes, glass table tops)
  • Household appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers)
  • Liquids (e.g. cooking oils)
  • Tires
  • Car batteries
  • Railroad tires
  • Home appliances
  • Sod or dirt
  • Household hazardous waste including:
    • Propane tanks
    • Paint
    • Automobile, cleaning, healthcare, and gardening chemicals 

For information with regards hazardous materials recycling please contact Calgary Fire Department: Hazardous Materials. Call 311 or visit

Regular household recycling will NOT be accepted on this day, please keep for regular pickup. Bottles and cans can be taken to the bottle shack (tied safely in bags) – thank you!
SCRI Electronics Recycling


  • Televisions, Computer Monitors and All-in One Computers
  • Desktop Computers and Servers
  • Computer Accessories – Mouse, Keyboard, Cables, Desktop Computer Speakers
  • Laptops, Notebooks and Tablets
  • Desktop Printers and Printer combinations, Scanners, Fax Machines and Photocopiers
  • Additional items not sponsored by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority’s (ARMA) Province Wide Electronics Recycling Program (e.g. Cable boxes, Cell Phones, Gaming consoles/games, Christmas Lights, Microwaves, VCRs)

Note that Recycle-Logic Inc. reserves the rights to refuse any item NOT on the ARMA Sponsored Material List or any ineligible item with too much plastic.

Donations and metal items collection are yet to be confirmed. Please stay tuned. 

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Food Trucks return to Discovery Ridge!

Back by popular demand! Pleases join us for a 3rd installment of DRCA Food Trucks on Saturday June 5th from 3 pm to 8 pm at the green space in front of the DRCA Rec Facility. Please walk down to the event and enjoy the sunshine with your family and friends at this ‘Buy and Go’ food-for-purhase event.

Social distancing and masks required in the food lineups.

There will be limited parking in the parking lot
Please abide by all Provincial Covid-19 protocols
There will be no public restrooms available so please plan accordingly

Food Trucks participating include:
Family Cheesed – various grilled cheese sandwiches and wings.
Family Dogs – hots dogs, fries, and poutine
The Neon Taco – traditional and crazy tacos
Family Dough – cookie dough, cotton candy, gourmet ice pops,donuts, drinks
Canadian Bear Balls – mini-donuts, poutines, sugar and cinnamon balls
Bailey’s Vintage Ice Cream – 6 rotating flavours with dairy free and nut free options. Mix and match two scoops for $5
Family Squeezed Lemonade  – all natural traditional lemonade

For gluten friendly options please check the menu board at Family Dogs, Neon Taco and Family Cheesed

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