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Spring Is Coming To Ward 9

Get all the information you need here on the services provided by the City of Calgary this spring.

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Waste & Recycling Services Update

From April 17th to May 31st Calgarians can bring their yard waste to any City of Calgary landfill for composting, free of charge. For more information including locations and hours of operations please go to calgary.ca/waste

Calgarians that still have tree debris and fallen branches from last year’s snowstorm in September can request to have them removed, before May 31st, by calling 311.

During the spring months, many Ward 9 residents experience significant drainage issues as a result of melting snow or heavy rainfall, which can cause storm drains or catch basins to clog and water to pool. To learn more about what to do and not to do when this happens, click here.

On Wednesday, April 8th there will be an information and networking session on the new Multi-Family Recycling program at Fort Calgary starting at 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm). City Council approved a bylaw amendment that will now require all multifamily complexes, such as condos, apartments and townhouses, to offer on-site recycling by February 1st, 2016. To register for the event please click here.

Interested in collecting valuable (and free) rainwater? On average, Calgary receives five centimetres of rainfall a month, which is about 4,000 litres. Collected rainwater can be used on lawns, gardens and in planters. Green Calgary will be hosting a number of events around the City where Calgarians can purchase rain barrels  (and compost bins!) which can be pre-ordered online and picked up at various locations.  For more information please click here.

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Safe and Smooth Calgary

On March 19th, Gian-Carlo attended the Safe and Smooth Symposium put on by Safer Calgary. This symposium focused on several themes related to how both our built environment and our natural environment affect our behaviour, changes that can be made to increase our quality of life and the role of tactical urbanism in seizing this power (don’t know what tactical urbanism is? Check out this City Lab article)

Calgary is heavily engaged in efforts to improve the ‘walkable realm’ and increase the number of people using active transportation modes to get around the city, including walking, cycling and using public transit. The Safe and Smooth Symposium joined university students from both Calgary and the Netherlands to implement the theoretical principles of the symposium and use a real-life example of how these principles work in the vibrant War 9 community of Bridgeland-Riverside.

Ward 9 TV was there to capture this exciting event.

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Nothing says Spring like the Civic Census!

The City of Calgary Civic Census is used to gather information on the total number of residents, home-owners, pre-school aged children, and school system support to help the City plan for services, such as roads, transit, recreation and water services. From April 1st to April 24th the City of Calgary Civic Census will be available online.  Ward 9 residents that are not able to complete the census online will have the option to respond during the door-to-door collection period, starting May 1st or by called 403-476-4100 (option 3).

All information provided during this process is confidential and secure.