Notice – Sidewalk and Pathway Snow Removal

Sidewalk snow removal FAQ

  1. Who is responsible for clearing snow and ice from Calgary sidewalks?
  2. What is The City’s priority system for sidewalk snow and ice control?
  3. What is a continuous barrier?
  4. Can property owners be fined for failing to remove snow and ice from a sidewalk?
  5. Who can I contact with questions or concerns, including reporting of bylaw infractions or a warning notice issued in error?

Pathway snow clearing

Calgary pathways that are cleared of snow have been determined by City Council. The City’s pathway system is approximately 700 km in length, of that, 157 km are cleared of snow.

Pathways cleared of snow:

Bow River Pathway System
Elbow River Pathway System
Nose Creek Pathway System
Regional Pathways in the Uplands
Pathway Connectors to LRT Stations
Priority 2 Pathways


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City of Calgary – Grass Regulations

Grass regulations

Animal and Bylaw Services

Lawn maintenance is regulated by the Community Standards Bylaw 5M2004 PDF File (68 KB) sections 45-46. This is an overview of these regulations. Please refer to the actual bylaw for more detailed information. Original copies of the bylaw are available at the City Clerk’s office.

Overview of the Community Standards Bylaw

  • Grass must be less than 6 inches (15 cm) tall.
  • This is not intended to prevent or discourage xeriscaping (low water use gardening practices).
  • You are responsible for caring for and maintaining your lawn and those lawns adjacent to your property (e.g. boulevards) and up to the middle of the alley and the middle of the street.

Making a complaint

Fines for violations of these regulations are $300. To report a bylaw violation please:

  • Call 3-1-1 or 403-268-CITY (2489) if calling from outside Calgary.
  • Contact us
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Notice: Road Access from Wexford Gardens to Wentworth Hill

This is the response from The City of Calgary Transportation Department, ROADS
regarding the road access between Wexford Gardens (cul-de-sac) and Wentworth Hill.

“Attached please find the aerial map and approved construction drawing of Wexford Garden SW.  Due to the excessive length of the cul-de-sac at Wexford Garden, an emergency access is required. The developer is currently using this as the construction access for the subdivision phase. This access will be closed when majority of the development is completed.   The access will be repaved and can be used as a walkway. An emergency breakaway fence will be installed to prevent through traffic except for emergency vehicles.”



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Wentworth Community Garage Sale

The Wentworth Residents Association is interested in organizing a community garage sale.  We are wondering about the level of interest in the community and what date would work best.  Possible dates would be June 11th or 18th.

Please contact the WRA for suggestions and interest in this event.

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WSCR 5th Annual Community Clean-up Event

Community Clean-Up

WSCR 5th Annual Community Clean-up Event

When: Saturday June 18th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: West Springs Free Methodist Church 742 – 85 Street SW

The City of Calgary will be providing garbage trucks where Most unwanted items will be accepted with the following exceptions:

• NO major house/yard renovation debris (drywall, studs, broken concrete, sod, etc) is the homeowner/contractor’s responsibility.
• NO paint or other chemicals these should be taken directly a Fire hall on the designated Toxic Material Roundup Day (usually held each Spring) or one of the four fire halls which take these hazardous materials on a year-round basis.
• NO old tires as these cannot be compacted.
• NO home appliances which includes microwaves
• NO liquids, glass, propane tanks, metals, large furniture or car batteries.

eCycle Solutions will be recycling the following:

Personal Computers/ Components/ Peripherals, Keyboards, Mice, Cables, Speakers, Laptop Computers, Notebook Computer, Servers, Desktop Printers, Printer Combination Units, Fax Combination Machines, Computer Monitors (CRT), Computer Monitors (LCD), Televisions (wood console, CRT, Flat Screen, Rear Projection), Cell phones

Shred-it – will be on site so you may dispose of your sensitive documents and recycle the paper.

Clean-A-Park – we are looking for volunteers to pickup garbage in various areas in our community. Volunteers will be able to select their preferred area to clean and will be provided bags and gloves at the West Springs Free Methodist Church at the WSCR tent.

Please email if you have questions or would like to volunteer your time.

Thanks to City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services and Waste & Recycling, eCycling solutions and the volunteers of the West Springs and Cougar Ridge Community for
making this events possible!

Also, big thanks to Fergus & Bix, who will donate 50 cents from every pint of their feature beer to our clean-up event from April to June.

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NOTICE – May Meeting of the WRA – All Residents Welcome

Meeting details:

Date:  May 17, 2011

Time:  7:30 pm

Location:  CO-OP Grocery Store – Boardroom

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AGM Archive – 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Please find the presentations slides as presented at our past Annual General Meetings.

2007 WRA AGM

2008 WRA AGM

2009 WRA AGM

2010 WRA AGM

2011 WRA AGM

2012 WRA AGM

Wentworth AGM Minutes – April 23, 2012 Meeting

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Increase in Wildlife Sightings in Wentworth – Cougars and Coyotes

Calgary’s wildlife

Animal and Bylaw Services

To the delight of Calgarians, our city is located close to the Rocky Mountains, Kananaskis Country and Fish Creek Provincial Park. Just as we are attracted to the great outdoors, urban wildlife is moving into our communities.

Calgarians are reminded that wildlife can be dangerous and not to approach them or feed them under any circumstances. Homeowners are asked to secure garbage, pet food and any other potential food sources that may attract animals. Even pet waste can attract coyotes or bears.

Please do the following if you encounter a problem with wildlife or injured wildlife.

Call Animal Services at 3-1-1 if you have a problem (within city limits) with:

  • Norway Rats
  • Dead animals within the city limits
  • To report coyote signtings for tracking purposes

Bears / Moose / Cougars

If bears, moose or cougars are spotted within Calgary, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Call Alberta Fish and Wildlife at 403-297-6423 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday or 3-1-1 after hours if you have a problem with:

  • Badgers
  • Deer
  • Wolves
  • Other large wildlife
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Support Wentworth – Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood – Survey

Avenue magazine is conducting a survey to find Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood, and we would like to enlist your help in ensuring there is as much public participation as possible.

We want to make sure that all of the community associations are aware of this survey in hopes that you will encourage your members to participate in order to place you in the running for Best Neighbourhood in Calgary.  We want to know what makes your community great, and what makes a great community in general.

Participants in the survey are also rewarded with a chance to win a trip for two on WestJet airlines anywhere they fly.

The survey can be found online at Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood Survey

The survey ends February 28, and the results will be published in our August 2011 issue.

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Calgary Southwest Ring Road Public Open Houses

Calgary Southwest Ring Road Public Open Houses – Alderman Pootmans encourages Ward 6 residents to attend and provide input.

Public Open Houses

The Functional Planning Study for the southwest portion of the Calgary Ring Road is underway. The study area is bounded by Glenmore Trail/Highway 8, Highway 22X, the western city limits and Deerfoot Trail. The purpose of the study is to review possible route options and recommend the best way to connect Highway 22X to Glenmore Trail near Sarcee Trail.

Stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend one of the five open houses to view information about the study area and the route options being considered. Members of the project team will be available to answer questions, and receive input and comments. This information will be considered by the project team as they continue with the study.

Open Houses will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm at the following locations:

Tues. Feb. 22 – Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way SW)

Wed. Feb. 23 – Acadia Recreation Complex (240 – 90 Avenue SE)

Thurs. Feb. 24 – Fish Creek Recreation Complex (100, 333 Shawville Blvd SW)

Tues. Mar. 1 – Foothills Community Centennial Centre (4, 204 Community Way, Okotoks)

Thurs. Mar. 3 – Elbow Springs Golf Course Clubhouse (240086 Lott Creek Boulevard, west of Calgary near Highway 8)

For additional information regarding the Open House, please contact:



Phone: 403-387-1991

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