LRT Valleyline Crossings
Administration is assessing the high volume intersections at 149 Street/Stony Plain Road and 178 Street/87 Avenue to ensure the LRT crossings planned for these intersections are still appropriate.
A public engagement session will be held regarding 149 Street/Stony Plain Road on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the West End Christian Reformed Church, 10015-149 Street.
A public engagement session will be held regarding 178 Street/87 Avenue on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Aldergrove Community Hall, 8535-182 Street.
Councillor Knack - Community Conversation
Thursday, June 22, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6) in the library at Belmead School, 9011 182 Street.
Grant MacEwan Proposed to be Rezoned Urban Institutional
There will be a Drop-In Open House on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Grant MacEwan, 10035-156 Street. Administration is proposing to rezone the university to Urban Institutional which will permit Health Services and Extended Medical Treatment Services. These uses will permit a detoxification centre, a drug or alcohol rehabilitation clinic, a safe injection site, etc. This does not comply with the vision passed by city council which was “an intercultural interagency community hub for arts, recreation, wellness and learning.” Also, administration no longer makes reference to recreational use for the community.
Please attend the Open House and/or email: Brenda.Wong@edmonton.ca; Sean.Lee@edmonton.ca; Andrew.Knack@edmonton.ca; Ben.Henderson@edmonton.ca; and Don.Iveson@edmonton.ca.
State that administration must rezone Grant MacEwan to Direct Control NOT Urban Institutional so the uses are customized to what the communities and the Stony Plain Road BRZ support. Stress that you do not support Extended Medical Treatment Services or Health Services as a permitted use. Also, reaffirm that administration must support repurposing space in Grant MacEwan for recreational use as stated in city council’s vision.
Recently, Canada Post has started to install 16 unit community mailboxes in mature neighbourhoods. West Jasper Place has a box on 155 Street near the corner of 97 Avenue and Sherwood has a box on 95 Avenue close to 155 Street. Other neighbourhoods include Britannia/Youngstown, Grovenor and Glenora. Apparently, these boxes are to service the new addressed developments. Canada Post will still deliver to the existing houses (for now). These community mailboxes are not very secure. One man installed our units. It is attached to a small cement slab with 4 bolts. The bolts could easily be unscrewed and the community mailbox removed and transported in the back of a pick-up truck.
We have been supplied with a number of postcards from the Canada Post union (CUPW). If you are interested in distributing some or sending one of these postcards to Prime Minister Trudeau stating that you want door to door service restored, please email Irene at email@example.com Provide your name, address & phone number. State the number of post cards you require and I will drop them off in your mailbox.
West Valley Line LRT
Councillor Knack believes the west leg of the Valley Line LRT could be built within 18 to 24 months. The federal government has earmarked funding for this line and IF the province provides their share of the money, construction could start in conjunction with the south leg of the Valley Line LRT. Once funding is in place, land prices in our area will increase. If you know your house is a knockdown and you can wait, don’t sell until construction on the West Valley Line LRT is publicly announced.