Does winter have to be over? Only in Glendale is the passing of another winter marked so mournfully. As the ice melts on our skating rink and these record snowfalls finally melt away, it’s time to say thank you to all our volunteers who kept the ice in great shape this season. Every day, all winter, skaters and hockey players were out enjoying the fruits of your labour. It has been much appreciated.
- Glendale residents looking to learn a little more about our neighbourhood are welcome to join the annual Jane’s Walk on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Led by local artist Monika Smith, the tour will reveal fascinating history of our 60-year-old community. The one-hour walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at the community hall.
- Glendale’s community policing liaison, Cst. Chris McIntosh, paid a visit to our monthly board meeting to speak about safety measures being taken by police in our community. While crime statistics have elevated in surrounding neighbourhoods with the coming of the West LRT, Glendale has seen few reported incidents of crime. In 2017, 8 homeowners were victims of house or garage break-ins in Glendale with another 22 reported car prowlings. Most of the car prowlings involved theft of licence plates and police are working to develop a system where staff at Calgary Police District 2 will replace any resident’s licence plate screws with tamper-proof fasteners. Cst. McIntosh said police are concerned about excessive speed in our community’s many school zones and along 17th Ave SW. Another traffic trouble spot being monitored is the busy intersection at 45th Street and 17th Avenue SW, the site of too many collisions.
- Representatives from New Leaf Cannabis paid a visit to let the board know that a new cannabis retail outlet is being planned for the Mallopoly retail plaza at 37th Street SW. south of 17th Avenue. New Leaf Cannabis plans to locate one of its 22 Alberta stores in the space currently occupied by the Korean Bank Exchange.
- Hopefully Glendale residents are keeping informed about the proposed condominium development on 17th Avenue SW near Glenside Drive. The tentative date for public to have their say on this development is May 7, 2018 at Calgary City Council. For background on this project, read the March 2018 Thumper at www.great-news.ca/newsletters or find the link on the Glendale Community Facebook Page. It is important that our community’s voice is heard on this project, and all are welcome to attend council on that day.