Transportation Bylaw

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Minimum safe passing distance Ever since September 1, 2019, motorists who are driving slower than 60km/h will be required by law to leave a minimum of 1 metre when passing someone cycling. If you are driving faster than 60km/hr the distance increases to at least 1.5 metres of space when passing. Failure to leave the minimum safe passing distance may result …

How-to & Smart Tips – Behind the Scenes

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The “Smart Tips” series has come far since it started, over a year ago. The project started with research to find out what topics newcomers wanted to learn and has become nine completed videos with six more on the way. The videos have reached thousands of Alberta newcomers. The project goal was to inform newcomers with relatable, real situational videos, …

Live Virtual Tour with Neil Zeller

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The Glenbow Museum will be hosting a live virtual tour with local photographer Neil Zeller of the recently opened exhibition Porchraits: Calgary Families in Isolation during COVID-19. On this virtual tour, you can learn about how an idea that started as an opportunity to save a photography company, turned into a beautiful community building moment and now a feature exhibition at …

Municipal Reception Hall Renamed to Honour Virnetta Anderson

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Recently, the Calgary Power Reception Hall (CPRH) is reverting to its original home in the 109-year-old building. With this change, the temporary CPRH located in the Municipal Building will be renamed the Virnetta Anderson Hall. This is to honour Anderson to being the first Black person elected to Calgary City Council, and the legacy she left for Calgary. Anderson became the …

Government of Alberta invests $43 Million towards Provincial Parks

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The Government of Alberta announced on Tuesday a plan to invest $43 million in Alberta’s parks, including almost half a million dollars ($480,000) for improvements at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary. This investment will enhance, repair and protect Alberta’s provincial parks while creating more than 290 jobs when they are needed most.  The money will be used to improve …

Reopening of the Glenmore Dam Pathway

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The City of Calgary announced the reopening of the Glenmore Dam Pathway! During the past few years, construction for the Glenmore Dam has been happening in order to Increase the lifespan of the dam Increase our water supply resiliency to better manage low river flows in the winter and high river flows in the spring. Improve recreational experience for pathway …

Yellow Larch Fall Hikes

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In Canada, you get to experience the changing landscapes and natural beauty for all four seasons. Fall in Canada is chilly and feels almost like winter, but you can still make the best out of it before the freezing temperatures set in. In central and eastern Canada, leaves on the trees transform to beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red. …

Reminder to vaccinate your children

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As children are returning back to school, it is important to equip your children with the necessary vaccinations for their own protection. Unsure what kinds of vaccinations your child needs? You may use this vaccination schedule to check: https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/apps/vaccination-schedule/index-eng.php Want to learn more about vaccinations? You can get information about: Why children are vaccinated at such a young age If …

Things to do during Labour Day Long Weekend

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During this long weekend, there are many things you and your family can do. Here is a list of things you may enjoy for the weekend: JazzWalk ‘Pop-up’ event – free, family-friendly event at various outdoor venues throughout Inglewood and the Music Mile! Catch some of Calgary’s top Jazz & Blues musicians. Inglewood Night Market – modern market with locally …