John Laurie Blvd. NW Restoration & Reconstruction – Shaganappi Tr. to 14 St. .. September 21st, 2021 Update

Update from the City of Calgary

Construction & Detour Updates:

The second phase of reconstruction on the south side of the intersection of John Laurie Boulevard and Brisebois Drive N.W. is expected to be complete on Tuesday, September 21.

To accommodate the next phase of reconstruction work in the median, both eastbound and westbound traffic will be temporarily detoured to the outside lanes on John Laurie Boulevard N.W.

This detour will be in place starting on Tuesday, September 21 for approximately four weeks. Four traffic lanes (two westbound and two eastbound) will be maintained. Left turns from eastbound John Laurie Boulevard into the Many Owls Valley parking lot will be prohibited during this time. Access to the parking lot will be available via westbound John Laurie Boulevard N.W. and Brisebois Dr. Alternate parking lot options for Nose Hill Park users have been posted on the project webpage.

Detour signage and Variable Message Boards will be on-site to help direct traffic and pedestrians. Updates will also be shared via the project webpage and email newsletter.

Throughout construction, there will be various temporary lane closures, lane shifts, and speed reductions. The project team will work hard to minimize the impacts to commuters and travellers in the area as much as possible, however delays are expected. We are asking the public to please follow all posted signage in the construction area, including speed reductions.

We will continue to provide your association with updates regarding this project. If you would like to share project updates with the public, I recommend that you direct them to our project web page where they can also sign up for the email newsletter. Feel free to also share the above information via your channels.

 

Community Water Fluoridation

AHS Public Campaign on the Benefits of Community Water Fluoridation

As you are aware, community water fluoridation adjusts the fluoride level in the public water supply to the level recommended to prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay continues to be a common health problem among children and adults in Canada. It is most prevalent among disadvantaged people who do not have the financial resources to receive dental care.  Community water fluoridation offers significant benefit with very low risk and reaches all residents who are connected to a municipal water supply.

AHS endorses community water fluoridation as a foundational public health measure to prevent dental disease, improve oral health and reduce inequities within communities.

AHS encourages Calgarians to have their say on October 18th.

Through this campaign, AHS’ goal is to ensure the public has access to accurate, reliable and evidence-based information about water fluoridation.

AHS will also be holding virtual information sessions with community stakeholders in the coming weeks. Dates and times will be posted on the Together4Health webpage for Calgary Community Water Fluoridation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email AHS at community.engagement@ahs.ca.

Back to School BBQ with MLA Jason Copping POSTPONED

As the MLA for Calgary-Varsity I was looking forward to enjoying an afternoon reconnecting with constituents, engaging in conversation and enjoying a BBQ lunch.  Due to the increase in COVID hospitalizations and to ensure the safety of our community, I have decided to postpone the Back to School BBQ scheduled for Saturday, September 18th at the Varsity Community Centre.

I look forward to holding a community event next Spring.  Information on timing and location will come in the new year.

As always, I do appreciate hearing from you.  It is through these conversations that enable me to best represent you in the legislature.

I look forward to hosting my next town hall to take your questions. Save the date for Tuesday, November 9th at 6:30pm. Depending on the circumstances at the time I will hold either a hybrid in person/virtual town hall or all virtual. Please watch for further details.

If you have questions, concerns or would like to chat please do not hesitate to reach out to my office to schedule a phone call or in person meeting/coffee.


New Lights at Brentwood’s Outdoor Skating Rink !

Thanks to the Parks Foundation Calgary and the City of Calgary, Brentwood residents will notice a new bright spot in the community.

You might not notice it now however come winter you will notice it for sure!

After over 60 years of faithful service to the Brentwood Community the outdoor rink lights have had an upgrade.  Poles have been straightened and painted and the old fixtures have been replaced with brighter and more energy efficient LED fixtures.

Many of you may not know that the Outdoor Rink and Skate Shack were Brentwood’s original ‘arena’ prior to the opening of the Sportsplex in 1977.

Brentwood Community was awarded funding through the Embrace the Outdoors Grant Program and that funding was put towards this project.

The goal is to provide enhanced outdoor recreational opportunities for communities and their surrounding areas.

Outdoor recreation was one of the only choices we had this past winter to keep young and old alike active during this past winter and it showed with the amount of use the Outdoor Rink had.

The Brentwood Community Association wants to give a big “THANK YOU” to Parks Foundation Calgary and the City of Calgary for their support of this project.

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John Laurie Blvd. NW Restoration & Reconstruction – Shaganappi Tr. to 14 St. .. September 2nd, 2021 Update

Update from the City of Calgary

Construction & Detour Updates:

Reconstruction on the south side of the intersection of John Laurie Boulevard and Brisebois Drive N.W. is proceeding as scheduled, and expected to be complete on Tuesday, September 24.

As part of this work, a full closure of Brisebois Drive N.W. at the intersection of John Laurie Boulevard N.W. will be taking place from the morning of Tuesday, September 7, straight through until the evening of Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Detour routes for all modes of travel will be in place via Charleswood Drive N.W. and Shaganappi Trail N.W. Eastbound and westbound traffic on John Laurie Boulevard N.W. will be maintained, with turning movements onto Brisebois Drive N.W. restricted.  Please refer to the attached map for details.

Detour signage and Variable Message Boards will be on-site to help direct traffic and updates and will be shared via the project webpage and email newsletter.

The project team will work hard to minimize the impacts to commuters and travellers in the area as much as possible, however delays are expected. We are asking the public to please follow all posted signage in the construction area, including speed reductions.

New multi-use pathway connection

A new multi-use pathway connection and accessibility ramps will be built at the northwest corner of the Shaganappi Trail and John Laurie Boulevard N.W. intersection, in coordination with the John Laurie Boulevard N.W. reconstruction project. The addition of this missing link in the 5A Network will enhance accessibility and connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians, providing an important connection from the community of Edgemont to Nose Hill Park and the Shaganappi Trail N.W. intersection.

Completing this connection in conjunction with the John Laurie Boulevard N.W. intersection improvements project, while crews are active in the area, will allow pathway construction to be completed more efficiently and avoid future impacts from completing this work at a later date.

Construction of the pathway is scheduled to be complete in fall 2021.

We will continue to provide your association with updates regarding this project. If you would like to share project updates with the public, I recommend that you direct them to our project web page where they can also sign up for the email newsletter. Feel free to also share the above information via your channels.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the project team at JohnLaurieBlvdProject@calgary.ca.

Calgary Economic Development Needs Your Input!

We need your input on Calgary’s economic plan.

You are an important member of our community and in turn, we would love to hear your voice as we look to evolve our city’s economic plan, Calgary in the New Economy.

Calgary Economic Development is conducting engagement and outreach on the economic plan throughout the summer and fall of this year and will be looking for even more of your insights as the process moves forward. But first we’d like to hear from you through this short survey.

This evolution of Calgary’s economic plan is intended to further strengthen our city’s resilience and ensure that all Calgarians have a sense of ownership and belief in the vision, are empowered to act in achievement of the vision, and can be proud to tell Calgary’s story to the rest of Canada and the world.

Our plan is to reach as many communities and community groups as possible. We want to make sure the economic plan incorporates and is representative of all Calgarians.

We also want you to know this initial outreach is only the beginning. Our goal is for this to be the beginning of a longer-term relationship with you and your community, so we will be looking to build the necessary feedback loops for ongoing dialogue. We value all the communities in our city and strive for everyone to know they are contributing to Calgary’s economic future.

For more information about Calgary in the New Economy, access our FAQ page, or feel free to email karen@yycstrategy.ca directly with any questions.

We value your insight and appreciate you taking time to help us shape Calgary’s recovery and growth.

 

 

 

 

Brentwood Community Association