During Self Isolation
Free Things To Do During Self-Isolation
information About Seniors and Housing with COVID-19 https://dalhousiecalgary.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-QAs-SENIORS-AND-HOUSING.pdf
Outdoor Walks In Calgary
There are many beautiful pathways, bike trails, cross-country ski tracks, and more to discover within Calgary’s outdoors! From Glenmore Park to the river paths to Nose Hill Park, there are so many new paths for you to explore – while still keeping your safe distance during self-isolation and getting in some exercise!
- For walking and biking trails, visit https://maps.calgary.ca/PathwaysandBikeways/
- For outdoor City of Calgary parks, visit https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/All-city-parks.aspx
Watch the Calgary Zoo’s 24 hour “PandaCam” live feed of the giant pandas! While the Zoo may be closed, you are still able to watch these furry creatures from your home!
Keep Your Mind At Work With Free Online Games:
- Free Crossword Puzzles – https://www.boatloadpuzzles.com/playcrossword
- Free Sudoku (All Levels) – https://www.websudoku.com/
- Free Word Search Puzzles – https://thewordsearch.com/
Work Out For Free From Your Home:
- Free Zumba – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQkaczRlyBjl3UKBH59W3XQ/videos
- Free Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene
- Free Pilates – https://www.youtube.com/user/PilatesAnytime
- Free Workouts – https://ymca360.org/
Crafts With Popsicle Sticks – https://fromabcstoacts.com/popsicle-stick-crafts-for-kids/
Crafts With Popsicle Sticks – https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/g4117/popsicle-stick-crafts/
Welcome to Dalhousie Community Association
Renting out a basement suite can seem like a great idea at first. But did you know you are responsible for installing safety measures like smoke alarms and safe window exits? The City must inspect your suite to make sure it meets all safety requirements.
There are still many suites in Calgary that do not meet The City’s safety and building code requirements. As a result, we are actively encouraging citizens who own secondary suites to apply for the necessary permits before June 1, 2020.
After June 1, the amnesty period approved by Council ends, and The City will no longer waive the fees for a development permit ($471) and the online suite registry ($232). Any new suites will need to comply with the current Alberta Building Code which has additional safety requirements.
If you own a secondary suite, even if you do not intent to rent it out, you must apply for the necessary permits. After June 1, 2020 penalties and fees apply for unsafe suites. Visit calgary.ca/suites or call 311.
Thank you for your attention,
Councillor Sean Chu, Ward 4
Here is an informative link to the latest update for residential speed limits: https://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/Roads/Pages/Traffic/Traffic-safety-programs/Residential-speed-limits.aspx
Hello Ward 4 Residents,
The Solar Potential Map on the Calgary.ca map gallery has been updated to use the latest available LiDAR data. The map features City solar projects and provides information about the number of panels, location, year of construction, type of system and approximate annual energy yield. It can be used as a preliminary solar assessment tool for roof top installations. The map can be found in The City’s calgary.ca Map Gallery: https://maps.calgary.ca/SolarPotential/
As we head into Fall and prepare to go back to school and work, staying open is in your hands. In a recent survey, 99% of Calgarians say that they know what to do to stop the spread of COVID-19; now it’s time to put that knowledge to the test.
These steps are our best defence against COVID-19:
- When you go out, spread out. Keep 2 metres of distance between yourself and others.
- If you cannot consistently maintain a safe physical distance of 2 metres from others, wear a face covering. Face coverings are meant to control what comes out of the wearer’s mouth and nose and are worn to protect people around them – not to provide protection for the wearer.
- Continue to wash your hands, especially before you go outside and again when you return home. Good hand hygiene will help to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- If you are feeling unwell stay home to protect others and limit the spread.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu
Fish Creek Provincial Park – East End
In Calgary we are very fortunate to have been gifted the largest provincial park within the limits of any city in Canada. Within the boundaries of the 1348+ hectares of land in Fish Creek Park there are several interesting geologic formations that identify the geologic history of the area as well as coniferous and deciduous forests, grasslands, oxbow wetlands, year-round springs, the Bow River and of course approximately 19 kilometers of Fish Creek snaking through the park.
These habitats provide homes and food for a fantastic array of fish, fowl and wildlife. The varieties of wildflowers, native grasses, berries and wildflowers is extensive. There is much to discover in this calm and serene setting for everyone of any age with any interest.
And it’s free!
There is much to be seen and enjoyed at the East End of Fish Creek Park. To jump right into the nature part of your experience you would follow Bow Bottom Trail south until it turns into a small 2-way, asphalt road riddled with pot holes (you are now in the provincial park). The speed limit is 30 kmph due not only to the condition of the roadway but also in respect for the abundance of wildlife that is in the trees and shrubs that line the road and the bicycle riders who are utilizing the numerous bike paths through the park.
Should your interests lie in the history of the park you would take the first turn on your right into the Bow Valley Ranch Visitor Center. Currently the Visitor’s Center is closed, however, the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant and Annie’s Café are open along with all the trails in this area. The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant offers exquisite fine dining while Annie’s serves up an array of sandwiches, coffee and hand scooped ice cream cones. Information regarding menus, opening times, availability, booking events and reservations for both businesses can be obtained at : www.bowvalleyrancherestaurant.com.
When leaving the Bow Valley Ranch Visitor Center, you would turn right and continue south on the road towards Sikome Lake. Take the first left turn before the road forks turning into the Hull’s Wood picnic area. There are many roomy picnic spaces nestled in the shady meadow complete with tables and fire pits. Restrooms are open and parking is ample.
From Hull’s Wood you can hike or bike the many pathways and trails through the deciduous shade and shrubs to the edge of the Bow River. Looking directly across the river you can see a very large group of white pelicans nesting and feasting on the largesse the river provides.
Listening carefully and observing closely you can enjoy the many other species of wildlife that inhabit the park from the white-tailed deer, beaver, fox, coyote and weasel to the owls, woodpeckers, goldeneye ducks, sandpipers and common mergansers. As well, wildflower enthusiasts are treated to a multitude of varieties of colourful. fragrant. flowers and foliage.
Fish Creek Park, east end, is a lovely uncrowded destination within city limits where a day or even a few hours can be enjoyed discovering the bounty of nature at our doorsteps.
Do You Have Powdery Mildew?
Have you ever encountered powdery mildew in your pumpkin patch? Or on your cucumber, tomato or pepper plants? This destructive and disheartening garden disease is easily identified by white spots on the tops and bottoms of leaves and stems on many of our gardening favourites.
This pervasive blight first appears in mid-summer. In order to contain and eradicate this disease prevention is paramount. By mixing 5mL baking soda and 10mL of horticultural oil in each litre of water and spraying your garden plants every week or two BEFORE mildew season you can eliminate this pest and its adverse effects on your harvest.
Author: Kathy Hart