Ward 8 Newsletter - April 2023
With April well underway, it is time for our monthly Ward 8 update.
This month's updates includes, but is not limited to:
- update on provincial advocacy,
- neighbourhood events,
- proposed changes along McKercher Dr,
- update greenhouse gas targets, and
- expanded affordable housing units.
Ward 8 Newsletter - March 2023
This months newsletter includes updates relating to:
- the Downtown District Plan
- Proposed changes on McKercher Dr
- Green cart updates
- Ward 8 updates, including rezoning, Living in Harmony Awards, public art.
Ward 8 Newsletter - February 2023
This month's newsletter includes updates relating to:
- Ward 8 rezoning and discretionary use applications
- Community events taking place in Ward 8
- Updates from City Council
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District and associated District Plan,
- Delineating boundaries for the Northeast and Small Swale,
- An update on the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), and
- The City’s Greenhouse facility.
Don't forget to keep an eye out for the printed newsletter delivered to every Ward 8 household this past week.
Ward 8 Newsletter - January 2023
Happy Lunar New Year to those celebrating!
With the change in Council and Committee schedules, this email is coming out a bit sooner than in the past. City Council meetings are now taking place on Wednesday's which should offer more time to review the agenda. This newsletter touches on some items on the agenda including:
- a report on the downtown arena private partner,
- the emergency response plan for snow, and
- a climate budget.
There are also some fun community events coming up, including the Greystone annual Winter Fun Day and the Winter Play Program. Don't forget to check out more information under the Ward 8 section.
Reminder: new 2023 meeting schedule for City Council, Committees with revised days & times to be aware of
- New day and times for City Council Regular Business and Public Hearing Meetings
- New day and times for City Council Budget deliberations
- New days for Standing Policy Committees and Governance and Priorities Committee
- New deadline for public submissions
December 2022 Newsletter
For those celebrating holidays during this time, I wish you a wonderful holiday season.
I wanted to sneak in one more newsletter before the end of the year. In this newsletter there are updates from City Council and specific to Ward 8. These include:
- changes to black bin schedules,
- tree protection bylaw,
- a new Urban Reserve Agreement, and
- an update on the Downtown Event and Entertainment District.
I hope you and your family have an opportunity to check out your local rink and cross-country ski trails. If you see volunteers from your Community Association, be sure to thank them for keeping the rink maintained. They've been hard at work ensuring great ice surfaces and public skate times.
October and November Newsletter
This month's newsletter provides an update on both October and November City Council meetings and a look ahead at budget deliberations, which begin on Monday, November 28, 2022. Topics of interest include transit, Downtown Event and Entertainment District, climate action updates and changes to City Council meeting schedules.
I also want to take an opportunity to highlight the admission model changes at the Remai Modern. In October, admission is now by donation to the Remai Modern! This is due to a generous donation from the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation. I hope you get a chance to head over to the space and check out the new atrium piece by Nick Cave. This piece will be unveiled formally next week.
September 2022 Newsletter
This month's newsletters offers opportunities to participate in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Community Association events, On Demand Transit updates and some "trash talk" (think waste utility). Read more for other City Council and Ward 8 updates.
- Renaming of Shakamohtaa Street
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
August 2022 Newsletter
With a beautiful summer underway, I hope everyone is enjoying this last week of August.
With a busy month of updates underway, I will just jump right in. This months newsletter contains updates specific to our ward, what to expect before Council this month and details about upcoming Community Association AGMs.
- Brighton Gate West and Meglund Cres rezoning and discretionary use applications
- On Demand Transit changes
- Farmers' Market
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District Site Options
- Community Association AGMs
July 2022 Newsletter
I hope you have been enjoying your summer. With many local festivals, the Meewasin Trail and parks, and nearby lakes I hope you are making the most of this heat. For those extreme heat events, don't forget to share the list of cool down locations.
Don't forget about all the local Summer Play Programming in our neighbourhoods. Check it out here: Briarwood, College Park (weekend), East College Park, Greystone (weekend) and Wildwood. This free programming runs until August 25.
Highlights of the newsletter includes:
- Brighton rezoning applications
- Changes to On Demand Transit in Brighton
- Parking and speed limits
- City Council reports, including animal cruelty investigations, zoning bylaw review and the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program