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By: Trevor Bacon On: August 02, 2022 In: Community Comments: 0

AUGUST 2022

Parks Wayfinder: Map shows amenities in Calgary parks

Summer is in full force and it’s the perfect time for Calgarians to enjoy the outdoors through visiting the many parks in the city. The Parks Wayfinder Map shows amenities owned by Calgary Parks. You can search for the nearest washroom, drinking fountain, waste/recycling disposal, firepit, picnic table, off-leash area, sports field, park vendor, and other amenities available in City parks. Visit the Parks Wayfinder Map at www.maps.calgary.ca/ParksWayfinder.

To view more City of Calgary maps, please visit the Map Gallery at www.maps.calgary.ca.  

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JULY 2022

Storm pond safety: Stay back and stay out.

Storm ponds may look natural and like a great place for summer fun, but they are man-made stormwater treatment facilities and can be dangerous. Many of the communities in Ward 3 have storm ponds and they serve an important function.

Storm ponds protect our rivers by helping remove sediment, fertilizer, animal feces, pesticides and other pollutants. They also protect our communities from flooding.

Runoff from rain or melting snow, also called stormwater, washes through the community, collecting dirt, gravel and pollutants along the way. After washing into storm drains, stormwater travels through underground pipes to storm ponds.

By capturing and holding stormwater, storm ponds slow the flow down, allowing sediment and contaminants to settle at the bottom of the pond. The improved water is then slowly released to our rivers, creeks and streams. 

Storm ponds are not safe for recreational purposes. They can be very deep, and because of the potential for rapidly changing water levels (from inlet and outlet pipes), poor water quality and soft, muddy bottoms, a storm pond should never be used for recreational purposes.

Keep your family and pets safe. Stay out of the water. Water contact of any kind, including swimming, wading and boating, is dangerous and prohibited. Keep your pets on leashes and away from the water for their health and safety.

Find out more at calgary.ca/stormpondsafety

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JUNE 2022

Property tax payment due June 30, pay or join TIPP by then to avoid late payment penalties

Your property tax must be paid by June 30 to avoid late payment penalties. The City’s Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) is the most popular payment method. You pay the same amount as your annual property tax levy, but instead of one large lump sum payment in June, you pay smaller monthly installments.

This makes budgeting easier and reduces the risk of late payment penalties. Signing up for TIPP is easy and there’s no need to re-apply each year. There is no filing fee or initial payment required.

Plan enrollment must be completed by the due date shown on your bill to avoid a late payment penalty. Please visit calgary.ca/TIPP to learn more and request an agreement to join.

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MAY 2022

Jasmine Mian is on the Kondrat Podcast

I recently met up with Jasmine Mian, one of Calgary’s newest City Councilors, to see what inspired her to get involved in city politics.Prior to politics, Jasmine was an elite athlete where she won a bronze medal representing Canada in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and placed 12th in the 2016 Summer Olympics.  We discuss how this experience helps to shape her perspective in her new political career.

It was great to connect with Jasmine – she has a lot of energy and is committed to making a positive impact in our community.  I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Episode #135 – LEAD – Jasmine Mian Calgary City Councilor – Ward 3


As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to get outside with your four-legged friends. Calgary has dozens of public off-leash areas with a combined area of 1,145 hectares for you and your dog to enjoy. My dog loves when I take him to the off-leash parks!

The newest off-leash area is opening soon on the south side of 96 Ave and Harvest Hills Link NE next to Aurora Business Park. Ward three currently has six other off-leash areas: one in Livingston, two in Hidden Valley, and three in Sandstone Valley. We also border onto Nose Hill Park, which is home to the largest off-leash area in the city.

Visit the City of Calgary map that shows the location of off-leash dog areas in Calgary: maps.calgary.ca

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APRIL 2022

Pathway and River Cleanup

Spring is in the air, which means that the City’s annual Pathway and River Cleanup is back! Over the weekend of May 13-15, thousands of volunteers collect trash from all over Calgary.

The event started in 1967 when 12-year-old Sandra Crawford noticed a mattress lying in the Elbow River. She attempted to remove it but was unsuccessful. She then wrote a letter to the newspaper, which led to the first annual Pathway and River Cleanup.

With hundreds of pathways and riverbanks, there’s no shortage of opportunity to get involved. For more information visit the city’s River and Pathway Cleanup page by scanning the QR code below:

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MARCH 2022

The City of Calgary has expanded eligibility for The Resilient Roofing Rebate Program

Our city is no stranger to extreme weather like hailstorms, which are most common between the months of May and October. Is the roof of your home ready? The City of Calgary would like to help with the Resilient Roofing Rebate Program.

You may be eligible for a $3,000 rebate if you have installed or are planning to install a Class 4 impact-resistant roofing product on your single-family, semi-detached, or duplex home.

The Resilient Roofing Rebate Program is available to homeowners who are replacing their roof and are looking to upgrade to impact-resistant products to protect their homes from severe weather damage. The program is set to run until May 31, 2024 or until funding is allocated.

For more information and to check eligibility, please visit calgary.ca/hail


NOVEMBER 2021

Hello, residents of Ward 3. I’m honoured and excited to have been elected as the Ward 3 City Councillor. I’m looking forward to taking my platform from ideas to actions.

My priorities for the next four years are: safe and connected neighbourhoods, property tax fairness, impactful budgeting, improving core services, and climate leadership. I campaigned on these principles and I intend to action them through collaborative work with City of Calgary administration, citizens, and my staff.

I believe that Calgary is in a period of transition. The economic downturn has hit our city hard but there are many bright spots that give me a sense of optimism. Calgary is poised to once again be the economic engine of the country—we just need to shift our focus from a singular industry to a broader approach. 

The newly elected Council includes mostly new faces, including mine. I feel that its extremely important to work together with my colleagues on common goals for the greater good of the city. I know we won’t agree on everything all the time, but I am the type of person who can work collaboratively without compromising my values or creating conflict. The Councillors that I’ve met so far seem to share this view so I’m confident that we will accomplish a lot.

During my first two weeks on the job I have been busy learning about City Council processes and procedures, as well as touring key City facilities and meeting City staff. Speaking of staff, I’ve hired a very capable team of three who each have their own strengths and experience that will enable me to achieve my goals. My team and I intend to work closely with all of the residents of Ward 3 and I encourage you to reach out through the website if you have any questions or concerns 

My website will be updated with my priorities, bio, and news very soon. I’m eager to speak with and work with residents, community associations, businesses, and organizations of Ward 3. Together, we can make it an even better place to live, work, and play.

*WARD 3 NEWS and to learn more about Jasmine please visit www.calgary.ca/ward3


OCTOBER 2021

Jasmine Mian was elected Councillor for Ward 3 in the Calgary General Election on Oct. 18, 2021.