September marks the last month of what has been a long, hot summer. August was a more laid-back month with the high excitement of Stampede and Canada’s 150th birthday all packed into July. It was a month to enjoy the long summer days, particularly the Heritage Day long weekend, and maybe even take a vacation to a new place or relax in a familiar one.
September is also the start of the school year for Alberta families. This school year will be the first one after the implementation of the School Fees and Costs Regulation and the School Transportation Regulation which eliminates the fees for textbooks, workbooks, printing, photocopying and paper as well as bus fees for students living 2.4 kilometres or more from their designated school. This will save Alberta families hundreds of dollars every year.
On Labour Day weekend, the Montgomery Community Association will host the annual BBQ on the Bow. It is a delicious celebration of all the ways you can grill fine Alberta meats, as well as a contest for aspiring pitmaster champions. I am certainly looking forward to attending again!
Our government is always interested in hearing what Albertans have to say about major public programs. I am leading Service Alberta in a review of consumer protection laws. You can fill out an online survey until September 15th, or attend an open house in Calgary in mid-September. The condo review is still ongoing and you can submit your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, the Municipal Government Act review is accepting public input until September 22nd.
We have recently moved our office to a new location in Montgomery. You can find us at #202, 4712 16th Avenue NW, T3B 0N1.
Our office serves all the people of Varsity, Dalhousie, Brentwood, Banff Trail, University Heights, Montgomery, and Charleswood. Our team is available to talk to constituents about provincial government departments, programs, scrolls, and services. To find out more drop in, call, email, or check out stephaniemclean.albertandpcaucus.ca