December 2020 Update from our City Councillor

Notable Dates:

Dec 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/vaw-vff/remembrance-commemoration-en.html

Dec 10 – Human Rights Day https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day

 

Covid-19

There are new restrictions and a renewed local state of emergency as of Nov 24. Stay up to speed on the latest Government of Alberta and City of Calgary recommendations and health measures. Protect yourself, family, and neighbours!

calgary.ca/covid19 or alberta.ca/covid19

 

Seven-Day Snow Plan

The seven-day snow plan is The City’s schedule for clearing snow from public spaces. It’s approved by City Council and comes into effect once a snowfall ends city-wide. The plan sets out which roads, sidewalks, bikeways and pathways our crews will clear, to what extent, and on which day within the seven-day plan.

https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/roads/road-maintenance/snow-and-ice-control/snic-sanding-plowing-priorities.html

 

Snow Angels

Calgary is full of amazing neighbours that care for those around them by helping shovel walks and driveways. A Snow Angel can be especially helpful to older adults, people with limited mobility and anyone else needing help, even on a temporary basis. You can help us recognize these local heroes by nominating them! Find more details with the link provided:

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/cns/seniors/snow-angels/snow-angels.html

 

Support Groups

Calgary is full of amazing people that mobilize to help their neighbours when they fall on hard times. Ward 12 is no exception and we want to thank the incredible people that organize groups like the:

Auburn Bay Angels | Mahogany Angels | Copperfield Helping Hands | Cranston CARES

Do you know of another citizen/volunteer led group that is organizing to care for people in these uncertain times? Clr. Shane Keating and his office would love to highlight your group. Please email CAWard12@calgary.ca and we will add you to our list!

 

Need help? Call 211

Has the pandemic and the corresponding economic fallout left you and/or your loved ones in a bad place? Call or text 211 to be connected with an integrated support network.

https://ab.211.ca/

 

Shop Local  

The benefits of spending locally as you prepare for the holidays are numerous

https://www.calgary.ca/ca/city-manager/about-us/buy-local.html?redirect=/buylocal

https://www.belocal.org/

Engage local community groups on social media to ask if someone in your neighbourhood is able to provide what you are looking for!

 

Public Safety Task Force

Meeting public safety challenges is a task best achieved in partnership. Join a conversation happening across Calgary to find contextually appropriate and community-driven solutions to safe issues.

https://engage.calgary.ca/publicsafety

 

Firepits in Parks-Pilot

COVID has been tough on all of us. We’re warming up select parks with temporary free-to-use fire pits this winter so you can gather with your family or cohorts safely outside. Make the most of winter in our beautiful parks!

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/winter-city-calgary/winter-activities/winter-fire-pits.html

 

Truck Travel Improvement Study

This is a study to learn about how we can improve the travel experience & to find more efficient routes when driving a truck, for those who work in the trucking industry.

https://engage.calgary.ca/TTIFeedback

 

Solutions for Achieving Value and Excellence (SAVE)

The Mid-Cycle Adjustment budget week is over and there are optimizations and savings coming! Learn about the working being done to stretch taxpayers dollars.

https://www.calgary.ca/cfod/save.html?redirect=/save

https://www.calgary.ca/ca/city-manager/our-finances/financial-facts/managing-city-finances.html

 

City of Calgary Tobogganing Hills

There are a few recommended SE spots on this list provided by The City of Calgary. Where is your favourite hill?

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/locations/tobogganing-and-sledding.html

 

 

 

For the most up to date information with what’s going on at City Council and to contact me directly, keep an eye on my website at www.shanekeating.ca