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FEBRUARY 2015
DELIVERED MONTHLY TO 3,000 HOUSEHOLDS
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BANFF TRAIL howler
THE OFFICIAL BANFF TRAIL COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
www.banfftrailcommunity.ca
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We’re proud…
That you’re proud.
And happy.
And satisfied!
We think Calgary’s a
great place to live.
And now you’ve told
us you think so too —
in the 2014 Citizen
Satisfaction Survey.
Banff Trail Community Association
As the people who
deliver the services
your family counts
on, that makes
us proud.
And what makes
us even prouder is
that you’re satisfied —
even very satisfied
— with the work
we do for you.
2115 - 20 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB, T2M 1J1
Phone: 403.282.2234
[email protected]
www.banfftrailcommunity.ca
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With the full range of city services
From drinking water and
waste collection to parks
and recreation, you say
you’re satisfied — and
even very satisfied.
Partners in Crime Prevention Workshop 7
92%*
My Babysitter List 19
Banff Trail Real Estate Update 19
96%
On behalf of all of us
doing that work, thank you.
Making your day makes our day.
Your Community Business of the Month 14
96%
95%
NEWSLETTER AD SALES
Let’s keep Calgary a great place to make a life…
and a living. With strong public services.
*All stats from the 2014 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, prepared for the City of Calgary.
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Banff Trail Community
Association
2115 – 20 Avenue NW • T2M 1J1• 403 282-2234
OFFICERS
Banff Trail Community Association
BOARD MEETINGS
are on the first Wednesday of
every month from 6:30-8:30 pm
Next meeting is February 4
Newsletter Submissions
March Issue
Deadline
February
5
th
Editor – Melanie Masterson
howlereditor@
banfftrailcommunity.ca
Drs. Grant & Craig Sabey
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(403) 284-9390
President
Peter Fahrni
Vice-President
Heather Spicer
Treasurer
Steve MacKinnon
Secretary
Gianna Cassell
Banff Trail
Community
Association
403 923-1696
403-451-6828
403 284-4947
[email protected]
DIRECTORS
Hall Maintenance
Alfred Wright
Planning & Development
Rob Hirsch
Parks Advisory
Louise Brisson
Programs & Special Events
Hall Manager
Eileen Arthur
Memberships
Natasha Freedman
Soccer Coordinator
Karen France
Howler Editor
Melanie Masterson
403 246-2232
Check out the Banff Trail Babysitting Co-op at our next
monthly social gathering. For more information about
how families swap babysitting time as needed/available,
and how parents enjoy a monthly evening of wine, snacks
and chit-chat, contact our new Coordinator Elena Rhodes
at 403-202-4762 or email [email protected] Go to
www.banfftrailcommunity.ca for more information.
403 560-6772
403-809-5036
VACANT
403 282-2234
[email protected]
VOLUNTEERS
MEMBERSHIPS
403 454-7369
[email protected]
403-390-8732
[email protected] trailcommunity.ca
DIRECTORS AT LARGE
Mike Legge
403-870-0185
Llyal Grummett
403-284-3622
Chris Van Egmond
403-289-0216
Jeanette Monti
403-289-4321
Mari-Anna McCargar
403-284-2808
Thalia Aspeslet
403-457-4750
Kathryn Davies
403-354-6269
Have questions about
Hall rentals or availability?
Contact our Hall Manager Eileen Arthur at 403-282-2234
or e-mail her at: [email protected]
Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
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Volunteers needed!
The Banff Trail Community Association is in urgent
need of a Casino Chair and volunteers for the next
casino fundraiser which the BTCA will be hosting. No
experience or special skills are needed to volunteer for
the casino, just a bit of your time and the desire to help
the BTCA continue to maintain our beautiful community facility.
Community memberships are available at
$10 for single, $15 for family and
household, and $25 for businesses Membership
year is March 1 to February28
Pay by PayPal online at www.banfftrailcommunity.ca
STAY CONNECTED WITH BANFF TRAIL:
Monies raised via the casino provide valuable funding
for renovations, upgrades and maintenance projects.
Check out our Website:
www.http://banfftrailcommunity.ca/
The casino will be held for two consecutive nights
sometime in April, May or June of 2015. If you can
help in any way or have questions please contact
Steve MacKinnon at 403-284-4947.
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.
com/BanffTrailCommunity
Follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BanffTrailYYC
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IT’S HAPPENING
IN BANFF TRAIL
It’s Happening in Banff Trail
Remember, www.BanffTrailCommunity.ca is the place
to look for short-notice events and more Community
info. Check out our event calendar and interactive community map! We are also on Facebook now too: https://
www.facebook.com/BanffTrailCommunity
Tai Chi Classes – Wednesday nights 7-8 p.m.
Wednesday nights from 7-8 at the hall. A great way to
relax and meet people. Feel free to just show up – wear
clothes you can move in! $50 only for community members for 10 sessions.
Zumba® is now being held every Monday night from 7
– 8 p.m. First class is January 19th. For more information
or to register contact Andrea at: andreadawe.zumba@
gmail.com or check out her website: http://andreadawe.
zumba.com
Rythmic Gymnastics – Tuesday nights 5:15 -7 p.m. & 7
- 7:45 p.m.
Rhythm, Dance & Soul Studio offers a joyful experience
for children and is now offering two classes in the new
year.
For more information contact Leila Rogovina at 403225-8519, [email protected], www.
rdsgymnastics.com.
Qigong is back! It runs every other Wed. night from Jan.
15 to April 9. 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Karate – Tuesday nights 8 – 9 p.m.
Classes available for all ages. More information can be
found at: www.shinshikan.com
Monday Night Music Jam – on Hold Pending Renovations
The Monday Night Music Jam sessions have been put
on hold pending the completion of the renovations of
our basement.
Yoga Classes
A great way to enjoy the benefits of yoga and have fun
too!
Improve strength, coordination, posture and balance;
increase your energy level and flexibility; enjoy greater
vitality.
The All Levels class takes place on Thursdays from 7 - 8
p.m., and the Gentle Yoga class is held on Tuesdays from
10 - 11 a.m. For more information or to register, please
contact Margau at 403-585-0043 or email yogamarg@
telus.net.
Banff Trail Ladies’ Auxiliary
Meets at the Hall the first Thursday of every month at
10 a.m.
Upcoming on February 5 and then March 5, 2015.
Community Kitchen
By The Living Word Church
Having meals prepared beforehand is very helpful; it is
a blessing to have some meals prepared that can just be
popped in the oven or in a slow cooker.
For more information email
[email protected]
Wednesday Afternoon Crib Club
Every Wednesday from 12:30 – 3 p.m.
New Players Welcome! Join a lively group of seniors enjoying 9 - 12 tables of crib each week. Two crib tournaments each year and several Pot Luck Luncheons each
year.
Feel free to drop by and join in the fun.
The BTCA rink is up and running so come on out and
skate! Cost is $75 for 2 hours of exclusive use. If snow
falls within 12 hours of event - no guarantee but full refund.
Check out the website or the Facebook page for
more up-to-date information.
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recognize we have created four award categories to
choose from:
BTCA Membership Form
The Step Up Award – The unnoticed volunteer who always steps up to help out whenever and wherever they
can without being asked. They go above and beyond to
shoulder the responsibility of needs within the community without need for recognition.
Name: ________________________________________ Spouse: _______________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________
Postal Code: _____________________
Phone: ___________________________
Fax: _________________
Email: _______________________________________
Children under age 18: __________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
I am interested in volunteering with the community association:
• Newsletter • Social Functions • Sports • Fund-raising • Maintenance
• Other (please specify): _______________________________________________________________________
The rates for Banff Trail Community Association membership are:
• Single $10
• Family & Household $15 • Business $25
Please mail your application form to
BTCA 2115 20 Avenue NW T2M 1J1
Make cheques payable to the Banff Trail Community Association
Phone 403 454-7369 for more information
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The Banff Trail Community Association is in need
of volunteers to help with projects and events
throughout the year
Please help us to look after the ice on an ongoing
basis, not just when you want to use it.
We encourage everyone in the community to
become more involved. Even if you are a short
term resident you can be an engaged member of
our thriving community.
We need more help so please get involved!
Contact Llyal 403-651-1019
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Call for 2015
Community
Volunteer
Award
Nominations
It’s that time of year again – time to nominate someone in your neighbourhood for a 2015 Community
Volunteer Award! Community associations would not
survive without their volunteers. These hard-working
individuals are the life-blood of our network dedicating
their time and energy to help improve neighbourhood
life in Calgary. With over 20,000 volunteers involved in
150 community associations across our city, the list of
jobs and tasks they take on is endless. From maintaining the ice rink or organizing the community newsletter, to fundraising for a neighbourhood playground or
planning a large event, and almost anything else you
can think of that goes on in communities, volunteers
are handling it! We’d like you to take a minute and think
about the volunteers helping out in your communities
and how nice it would be to formally recognize and
thank them for their efforts.
The Spark Award – The volunteer who always brings
new and exciting ideas to the table and sparks a sense
of excitement within the community. They are a motivation to others and always engaging others to be part of
the community.
The “Be Part of It” Group Award – A group of volunteers who organized an event or project that created a
strong sense of pride in the community. They engaged
a variety of residents and partners to complete the job
and the end result created a sense of belonging for the
community.
The Community Builder Award – A volunteer who has
spent their life dedicated to improving neighbourhood
life within the community. This lifetime achievement
award recognizes the volunteers whose efforts have
impacted the quality of life both within their own community and the city as a whole.
Take the time to recognize your community’s dedicated volunteers and nominate someone for a
Community Volunteer Award today! It’s easy and
will be something they can hold onto forever.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 6.
Please contact Rebecca at (403) 244-4111 ext. 204 or by
email: [email protected]
if you have any questions.
To help give you an idea of the kind of work you can
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Come back!Ê
to the centre of theÊ
communityÊ
meet our new
personality today!
HUMANA MEDICAL CLINIC
the family clinic with the human touch
Share your memories
Georgina Thomson
Public Art
The Georgina Thomson building now houses offices
for The City of Calgary’s Community & Neighbourhood Services. A public art installation has been commissioned to honour the legacy of the former library,
and the woman it was named after.
WHERE NEW PATIENTS AND WALK-INS ARE WELCOME
HOURS OF OPERATION
8:00 am to 8:00 pm Open 7 Days a Week
Humana’s clinics are CLOSED on Statutory & Civic Holidays
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DALHOUSIE STATION
PH: (403) 202-8888
#183, 5005 Dalhousie Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T3A 5R8
Whether you knew Georgina Thomson, or spent time
at the Georgina Thomson Library, we want you to
share your stories, memories, letters, photographs, or
anything else that will tell the story of this building,
and the woman it was named after.
These Family Physicians
ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
These details will assist the artist as she prepares to
create a special art piece for this building.
WHO
WHEN
HOW
Anyone who has a memory, story or artefact
to share!
Anytime! The artist will work to arrange a
meeting time with you directly.
Contact: Dawn Ford
Program Coordinator Public Art Program, The City of
Calgary [email protected] / 403-476-4340
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587
587--432
432--0471
1940 6th Avenue NW
West Hillhurst Community Association (WHCA)
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Are You Getting
Ready For
Soccer?
Registration for the upcoming soccer season starts on
February 1st. For more information check out the Banff
Trail website (www.banfftrailcommunity.ca) or contact
Karen France at: [email protected]
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WOMEN’S IUD CLINIC
NOW OPEN EVERY SATURDAY
SHORT WAITING
IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENT
CALL 403-202-8888
Dr Sanjeeve Sockanathan MRCGP
Dr Umaru Ahmadu-Alli MD
Dr Jane Flynn MD
Dr Oluwaseun Oyeniran MD, MRCGP
Female Family Physician
Dr Rosario Guevara MD
GLENBROOK PLAZA
PH: (403) 686-6967
#136, 3715 - 51 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6V2
These Family Physicians
ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Dr. A.A. (Tayo) Alawiye
Dr. Victor Fadayomi
Female Family Physician
Dr Rosario Guevara MD
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Call anytime for an evaluation of your current home,
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Combine one cup of shredded,
white Cheddar cheese, ¼ of a
roasted red bell pepper diced,
and a ½ cup of mayonnaise
as filling to make four of
your favourite grilled cheese
sandwiches using country
white bread.
Combine equal amounts of
grated, well aged Cheddar with
Monterey Jack, (approximately
½ cup each) and ¼ cup
crumbled, pre-cooked bacon for
a fabulous filling using French
bread.
Makes four.
Use one cup of your favourite
Cheddar (shredded), and a ¼
cup of sautéed mushrooms and
a ¼ cup of diced, pre-cooked
bacon to fill whole wheat bread
slices to make four sandwiches.
Fill cinnamon raisin bread slices
with slices of medium Cheddar
and thinly sliced apples. Use
approximately 4 slices of
cheese and a ¼ of an apple
per sandwich, to make four
servings.
LOUISE RILEY
LIBRARY
1904 14 Ave NW • Tel: 221 - 2046
Monday to Thursday 10:00 am – 9 pm; Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm until May 12 then closed Sundays until mid-Sept.
www.calgarypubliclibrary.com
Drop-in Programs…
eBooks and Library Apps Coaching: Drop in for help
with Library apps including OverDrive, 3-M Cloud,
Zinio, Freegal and Hoopla. Devices must be set-up and
ready to use before the program. Familiarity with your
device, including passwords needed to access apps, is
required. Thursdays, February 5, March 5 and April 2 @
2 - 3:30 p.m. No registration required.
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
Second-guessing
your investments?
Computer Technology Coaching: Drop in for oneon-one, volunteer help on using the Internet and
Microsoft Office products. Saturdays, January 10 to
April 25 @ 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. No registration required.
Get an expert second opinion on your portfolio
If market volatility is making you secondguess your investments strategy, contact
us today for a no obligation, objective
evaluation of your portfolio.
Drop-in Family Storytime: Drop in for stories, songs
and finger plays the whole family can enjoy. Ages 2 to
An unbiased review can help you answer
key questions including:
5 with a parent/caregiver. Saturdays, January 3 to April
25 @ 10:30 - 11 a.m. No registration required.
Technology Programs…
Introduction to Social Media: What is social media
and why is it so popular? Learn about social media
basics and the growing popularity of Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and WordPress.
Tuesday, February 10 @ 2 - 3:30 p.m. Registration
required.
Just for you…
Adult Book Club: Call for details on specific books.
Tuesdays, February 3, March 3, and April 7 @ 7 - 8:30
p.m. Registration required.
ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate): Practise your
English listening and speaking skills in this six-week
program. Wednesdays, March 25 to April 29 @ 6:30 8:30 p.m. Registration required.
Family Storytelling Circle: Discover the history and
power of oral storytelling in this interactive program
for story lovers of all ages. Join Jilliane Yawney to learn
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> Is your portfolio still on the right track?
> Are you taking too much risk in your
portfolio?
Michael Martin, CFA, MBA
Investment Advisor
403-266-9655
www.martinwealth.ca
> Which investments are likely to recover
– and which ones aren’t?
Arrange a complimentary second opinion
service today – call 403-266-9655 or email
us at [email protected]
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heart of the city’s business district.
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your
COMMUNITY
business of the month
Joey’s Seafood Restaurants
Banff Trail Community Association
The idea for Joey’s was fittingly planted in Joe
Klassen’s future aboard the Fintry Queen, a lake
paddle wheeler operating out of Kelowna.
As a 14 year old, Joe worked alongside two sisters
as a dishwasher and prep cook and helped put on a
weekend dinner cruise seafood buffet. Seeing the
happy customers on deck, under the stars, out on
the lake after dinner, started him thinking.
Fast Forward five years, a newly married Joe was
painting houses in Calgary and he and Theresa
decided the time was right to bring seafood to the
city. With recipe help from his family, the Joey’s Fish
and Chips recipe was born and the first Joey’s
opened in September 1985.
Long hours dedicated to their communities, they
teach many kids about work in their first jobs and
have helped catapult many to become lawyers,
accountants, doctors, coaches, teachers and
parents!
LOUISE RILEY
We are also lucky to be able to provide a launching pad for new immigrants to this beautiful
country. Many of our restaurants are owned by
new Canadians who show us the vibrancy and
work ethic of their home culture, and they learn
the local business culture through the Joey’s
franchise system.
how storytelling can benefit and inspire your whole
family. Thursday, February 12 @ 2 - 3 p.m. Registration
required.
Elton and his team at Joey’s Crowchild have set a
place for you with these theme nights:
•
•
All You Can Eat Tuesdays includes our
Wild Alaska Pollock or North Pacific Cod
Taco Thursdays; Unlimited Fish Tacos,
Unlimited Deliciousness.
Many customers still remember the line ups on
17th Ave SW. Incidentally, Joe’s restaurant was one
of the very first in the city to serve Big Rock beer,
also born that same year.
LIBRARY
CONT’D
Let’s Talk About Typical Speech and Language
Development in Children: Presented by Alberta Health
Services Preschool Speech and Language Services.
Register by calling 403.955.1300
Tuesday, February 24 @ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration
required.
Story PALS: Trained Pet Access League Society
volunteers and their highly socialized dogs provide
a calm, accepting presence for struggling readers to
practice reading aloud in a one-on-one setting.
Ages 6 to 12. Thursdays, February 5 to March 19 @ 6:30 7:30 p.m. Registration required.
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a
B
Foothills Little League
Affordable Baseball Program
for 4-18 year olds
Registration for
2015 Season On-Line
www.foothillslittleleague.org
or
Email: [email protected]
for more information
Hounsfield Heights/
Briar Hill
Parent-Child
Cooperative Playschool
A place for 3 to 5 year olds to play, grow and learn
The Heart of Christian Science is Love. In Christian Science,
this Feb. 25th, 2015 7-8pm
Open Registration
is more than worship; it's about the practicality We
of are
learning
located into
Phone: (403) 210-5126
Briar
Hill
School, Rm. 13
love God supremely and to love others as ourselves.”
Joey’s Seafood Restaurant on Crowchild Trail, one
of the first Joey’s in Calgary is now owned and
operated by Elton Liang. The seafood restaurant
across from McMahon Stadium is run under the
same scrutiny and passion that Joe had as a young
entrepreneur.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
We are celebrating our 30th year this year and our
Franchise Partners like Elton are a huge part of our
success.
The Heart of Christian Science is Love. In Christian Science,
this is more than worship; it’s about the practicality of learning
to love God supremely and to love others as ourselves.
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www.hhbhplayschool.com
1233 - 21 St. NW
Join us Sunday mornings at
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BUSINESS CLASSIFIEDS
For Business Classified Ad Rates Call Great News Publishing at 403 263-3044 or [email protected]
NEPTUNE PLUMBING & HEATING LTD: Qualified journeymen plumbers/gasfitters, very experienced in Banff Trail. Upfront pricing. Reliable,
conscientious, fully guaranteed. Mon - Fri 8:00
am - 5:00 pm. 24 hour emergency service call 403255-7938. “Showering you with great service.”
RIGHTWAY PLUMBING AND HEATING: Has
been happily serving the Banff Trail area with
quality work, happy clients and fair pricing, with
second generation experience, there is no job we
can’t handle. Furnaces $3185, water heaters $715,
bathroom renos and gas lines also! Installed with
great warranties. Call 403-968-6630.
NEIGHBOURHOOD CONFLICT? Community
Mediation Calgary Society (CMCS) is a no cost
mediation and conflict coaching service that can
help you resolve problems and restore peace!
We help neighbours be neighbours again! www.
communitymediation.ca, 403-269-2707.
GO GIRL CLEANING: General housecleaning.
Weekly, bi-weekly and monthly. Licensed, bonded
and very reasonable rates. Call Marlene at 403618-4552.
CERTIFIED GEL NAIL ARTIST: Home based business in New Brighton. New full set of French gel
nails only $30.00. Nail polish and design $10.00.
Also offer glitter tattoos and available for girls’ nail
party bookings. Please call 403-464-8612.
CONCRETE CUTTING FOR BASEMENT WINDOWS & DOORS & FLOORS: New openings or
enlargements cut into foundation for basement
windows and doors. Enlarge your existing basement windows to meet fire code for bedrooms,
from cutting basement windows, doorways to
supply and install quality windows, window-well,
weeping-tile, core drilling, excavation and anything concrete cutting. Call 403-570-0555. Email:
[email protected]
Eavestrough cleaning/repairs/installs
Gutter clean & fix/Fascia/Soffit
Downspouts/Drip-edge/Leak repairs
MLA, CALGARY-VARSITY
DONNA KENNEDY-GLANS
#101, 5403 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3B 4Z1
Ph: 403-216-5436 • Fax: 403-216-5438
www.calgaryvarsity.ca
Follow Donna: @dkennedyglans
facebook.com/donnakennedyglans
youtube.com/KennedyGlansMLA
NEW! eNewsletter sign-up
Calgary-Varsity Mental Health Forum
Thursday, February 5th
7-9pm
Triwood Community Association
(2244 Chicoutimi Drive Northwest)
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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR COUNCILLOR
DRUH FARRELL
WARD 7
[email protected] • www.druhfarrell.ca
Twitter: @DruhFarrell • Facebook: Druh Farrell
Civic Charters: A tool for financing growth
In keeping with our recent (and rather dry) newsletter theme
on growth and taxes, I wanted to share one solution under
consideration: The Civic Charter.
A bit of history: The City of Calgary’s current legal arrangement
with the Province of Alberta stems back to the days of Confederation when over 80 percent of Albertans lived on the family
farm. Canadian cities were considered “creatures” of their province, with limited powers of self-determination. Now, over one
hundred years later, with 83 percent of Albertans living in cities, little has changed in our regulatory relationship. (Fun fact:
Municipalities in Alberta are only required to do two things hold elections and bury people.)
To raise revenue, Alberta cities are limited by the Province to
property taxes (widely considered a regressive tax) and user
fees. Faced with extreme growth bursts, Calgary is unable to
charge for the full cost of new development. We are dependent on other orders of government for grants, while services
long considered Federal or Provincial responsibility, like affordable housing or low-income subsidies, are being downloaded to the City.
After decades of discussion, the Government of Alberta, the
City of Calgary, and the City of Edmonton signed an agreement in late 2014 to negotiate a Civic Charter. The key areas
under discussion are Governance, Planning and Development,
plus Assessment and Taxation.
A Civic Charter could allow Calgary to look at different funding
methods other than property taxes, including the ability to negotiate with developers for full-cost recovery rather than the
current system of taxpayer-funded operating costs and debtfinanced infrastructure costs. A charter could also help Calgary
be more nimble and responsive to wild growth swings.
The concept of a charter goes far beyond financial independence. It could also allow us to make our own decisions on
important issues like campaign finance reform, residential
speed limits, building codes and safety standards, plus quotas
for affordable housing in new communities.
The issues around funding growth will continue to be part of
our discussions at Council. I will share more about the Charter
negotiations as they progress. In the meantime, please feel
free to visit druhfarrell.ca for more information regarding Ward
7 and other issues facing our city.
P.C. MP CALGARY CENTRE - NORTH
HON. MICHELLE
REMPEL
105-1318 Centre Street NE,
Calgary, AB T2E 2R7
403-216-7777
www.michellerempel.ca
As I look forward to a busy new year I continue to be proud of the
hard work and the many accomplishments on behalf of Canadians that my colleagues in Parliament have and will continue to
achieve. Your Government remains committed to what matters
most to Canadians: jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity.
We are taking action to put more money back into the pockets
of Canadian families and we will continue to take the necessary
steps to secure prosperity for this generation and the next.
Along with the recently introduced Family Tax Cut, the Federal
Government has increased the Universal Child Care Benefit,
the Child Care Expense Deduction, and the Children’s Fitness
Tax Credit. All families with children will benefit from these
new measures. Details of these and other tax breaks can be
viewed at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca. The average tax relief and
benefits for these families will be $1,140 in 2015. Low and
middle-income families will receive two-thirds of the overall
benefits provided by the package. We have reduced the overall federal tax burden to its lowest level in over 50 years and we
remain on track to balance the budget in 2015.
Canada continues to enjoy one of the best economies in the
world. Over 1.2 million more Canadians are working now
than in July 2009, when the recovery began, representing
an increase of 7.3 per cent and one of the strongest job creation performances in the Group of Seven (G-7). Since 2006,
the government has concluded free trade agreements with
38 countries, bringing the total to 43. 2014 saw new agreements with the European Union, South Korea and Honduras,
revamping of the trade agreement with Chile and a foreign
investment promotion and protection agreement with China.
We will continue our efforts to support the free flow of goods
for the benefit of Canadians.
On other fronts we will continue to support vital research in
medical, environmental, space and aeronautical research and
development, strengthen rail and pipeline safety, improve and
expand Canada’s National Park system and work toward reducing
red tape for people dealing with government. We will continue
significant efforts to safeguard Canadian homes and streets. We
will be seeking tougher penalties for child predators and working toward drug free prisons. Perhaps more significantly we will
be moving the Victims Bill of Rights Act forward. In addition, we
look to pass the Veterans Hiring Act, the Common Sense Firearms
Licensing Act and the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act.
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Banff Trail
Name
Age
Contact
Course
Alexandra
32
587-432-7977
Yes
Andrea
29
587-437-2048
Yes
Ariel
16
403-239-8567
No
Ashley
19
403-808-0038
Yes
Ava
12
403-279-2083
Yes
Bryn
18
403-478-0828
Yes
Carter
15
403-922-7747
Yes
Duncan
17
403-500-9826
Faris
13
Grace
14
Haley
Janessa
Banff Trail Real Estate Update
Last 12 Months Banff Trail
MLS Real Estate Sale Price Update
Average Asking Price
Average Sold Price
December 2014
$715,925
$714,000
November 2014
$611,600
$598,333
Yes
October 2014
$695,600
$686,666
403-402-0950
Yes
September 2014
$732,933
$713,166
403-282-8823
Yes
August 2014
$768,550
$750,875
18
403-808-1300
Yes
July 2014
$769,950
$743,750
13
587-830-6585
Yes
June 2014
$675,711
$681,460
Jessica
16
403-969-7147
Yes
May 2014
$638,544
$632,000
Jonahley
50
403-837-6348
Yes
April 2014
$687,437
$686,887
$737,800
$736,166
Kiera
12
403-922-6067
Yes
March 2014
Lauren
21
587-893-8008
Yes
February 2014
$607,000
$635,940
January 2014
$525,000
$535,000
Madison
12
403-850-6001
Yes
Miriam
13
403-774-8880
No
Quinn
12
403-230-7530
Yes
Sarah
14
403-660-0319
No
No. New Properties
No. Properties Sold
Shy-Lynn
14
403-966-1896
Yes
December 2014
3
4
Todd
43
403-585-8463
Yes
November 2014
6
3
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FEBRUARY MOON C ALENDAR
Full
Moon
Feb 3
Last
Quarter
Feb 11
New
Moon
Feb 18
First
Quarter
Feb 25
Last 12 Months Banff Trail
MLS Real Estate Number of Listings Update
October 2014
8
6
September 2014
4
3
August 2014
11
8
July 2014
7
4
June 2014
11
9
May 2014
13
9
April 2014
12
8
March 2014
8
6
February 2014
6
2
January 2014
2
1
91
63
Total
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