Posted on: April 25, 2017

Pump up your summer at the improved Chestermere Family Bike Park!

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As the weather gets warmer, bike enthusiasts look forward to crushing the trails of the Chestermere Family Bike Park. This year, riders will be able to tackle new challenges following the completion of several new upgrades.  

“This season is...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

2016 Financial Statements Available

The 2016 financial statements are now available for the public to view at

The City of Chestermere’s annual financial statements are audited by a third party. Following a review by the Audit Committee, they were pres...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Rock the block this summer

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During the winter months, it’s easy to come home, bundled against the cold, and head straight inside without so much as a glance to your snow-covered neighbourhood. Now that spring is here, it’s time to get out and get to know your community.


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Posted on: April 5, 2017

City to begin marketing lots in Light Industrial Park

At the March 20 meeting, Council directed Administration to hire a Real Estate Broker to assist with the upcoming marketing and sales of the lots in the Light Industrial Park.

“Over the past year and a half, we have had 18 qualified leads express...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Planning for development in east acreage areas underway

At the March 20 meeting, Council directed staff to continue the creation of an Area Structure Plan (ASP) for the acreages in the eastern portion of Chestermere.

When the land was annexed into Chestermere in 2009, one of the conditions was the eventual crea...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Chestermere Mayor Patricia Matthews will not seek re-election

Earlier today, Chestermere Mayor Patricia Matthews announced that she will not be seeking another term as an elected official in Chestermere. 


“I'm very proud of the work I've done as Mayor since 2007 when we were a c...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Community Resource Centre partners with Chestermere Food Bank to offer expanded services

The Community Resource Centre (CRC) is expanding its services! Starting in April 2017, the CRC will offer support, information and referral services at the Chestermere Regional Food Bank office once a week.

Danielle Fermin, the Family and Community Service...

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Community Resource Centre
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Range Road 282 Re-opened

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Update March 29, 2017: Range Road 282 has been reopened. Thanks for your patience as crews worked to address the drainage challenges.

Notice: Range Road 282, at the southeast end of Chestermere (see map below) will be closed until further notice due to flo...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

City presents 2017-2018 Corporate Business Plan

At the March 20th Council Meeting, the City’s Corporate Business Plan was presented and accepted. As a key document in the strategic planning cycle, the Corporate Business Plan outlines the tasks and budgeted initiatives Administration plans to ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

The City is powering down for Earth Hour. Will you?

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The City of Chestermere, along with thousands of cities across the world, will participate in Earth Hour on March 25 to help change climate change.


Now in its 11th year, Earth Hour is a global environmental movement founded by The World Wide Fun...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

City Council agrees to support Drought Resiliency Pilot

Many Alberta communities face challenges when it comes to stormwater management. Extreme rainfall and extended droughts make the need to conserve, manage, and reuse stormwater especially important.

Recently, Council agreed to participate in a Chestermere D...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

City to participate in AUC public hearing for AltaLink’s proposed sub-station location

The City of Chestermere will support AltaLink’s preferred substation location in Chestermere at the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) public hearing, beginning February 27 at Chestermere Landing.

“We applied to be an intervenor because we ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017 has a new look!

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The City of Chestermere is pleased to introduce a newly redesigned City website that is clean, simple and easy to navigate.

“Providing great service to residents is a top priority and we wanted our website redesign to reflect that,” sai...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Local youth skates his way to $1,000 Youth Award


At the February 21 Council Meeting, Chestermere Lake Middle School student Nathan Hermann was awarded the 2016 Dave Mikkelsen Award for Youth for his idea to enhance youth experiences at the Chestermere Skate Park.

“The creativity from our youth ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

City releases Recreation Feasibility Study outlining plans for the future


When the City’s Master Recreation Plan was released in 2014, one of the main considerations was a new indoor recreation facility to expand recreation offerings as the community grows. Over the last two years, the City’s Parks & Recreation team, along ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Municipal Affairs' Review Complete: No Investigation Necessary

"I am pleased to let you know that the City of Chestermere has received a decision from the Government of Alberta indicating that, following their receipt and subsequent review of a 2016 petition, an investigation is not necessary.

Throughout the past few ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

2016 Projects Completed and Ready to Use this Summer

In the midst of a snowy February day, Chestermere City Council received a report of projects that were completed in 2016 that will improve residents’ outdoor recreation experience this coming summer.


“We are very pleased to have upgra...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Don’t forget to renew your dog licence!

It’s that time of year when all four legged residents of Chestermere need a renewed licence. Renewal notices were mailed to Chestermere dog owners last month and the deadline to renew is January 31, 2017.  

“Licensing your dog is quick...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

City updates Business Licence Bylaw to improve process for local businesses

The City of Chestermere is pleased to unveil changes to the business licence process that makes it easier and less expensive for local businesses to be licensed.

“We are working hard to attract more businesses to Chestermere and we want to ensure...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Staff at the City: Chestermere Fire Services

Whether you see them at a local hockey game, volunteering at a block party or training at the Fire Hall, the men and women of Chestermere Fire Services (CFS) live by the principles of Pride, Professionalism and Proficiency.In addition to fire response, Ch...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Be Active in 2017!

January is a great time for the whole family to get involved with recreation activities and there is a new way to learn about what programs are offered here in Chestermere.

Do you want to learn to skate? Interested in what dance companies operate in Cheste...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Council Approves 7.8% Utility Rate Increase for 2017

Following a thorough review process, City of Chestermere Council approved a motion at their regular December 19 meeting to allow Chestermere Utilities Inc. (CUI) to increase 2017 rates by an average 7.8% overall. CUI’s original request was to increase rat...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Chestermere Utilities Inc. (CUI) to Present Final Submissions for 2017 Rate Request

On Monday, December 19, City Council will deliberate over the final submissions for CUI’s 2017 Utility Rate Request. At this meeting, Council will review CUI’s responses to the public, Intergroup Consultants, and Council questions. Council will also revie...Read on...

Council Meeting Agenda
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Council passes 2017-2018 preliminary budget

At the meeting on December 5th, City of Chestermere Council passed the 2017-2018 Municipal Budget.   

“After very vigorous debate, Council passed a budget at our meeting that represents months of hard work by staff to reduce cost...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Council Begins Thorough Review of CUI’s 2017 Rate Request

On Monday, December 5, Chestermere Utilities Inc. (CUI) presented its 2017 Utility Rate Request to Council. Council is now continuing to review the information, consulting with an industry expert, and asking CUI questions before rendering a decision. &...Read on...
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Chestermere Utilities Inc. Publishes 2017 Rate Request

Chestermere Utilities Inc. Publishes 2017 Rate Request December 1, 2016

As part of its annual planning cycle, Chestermere Utilities Inc. (CUI) has submitted its request for new 2017 utility rates. The requested rates and rationale supporting the requ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Spreading the holiday spirit through Christmas Hampers

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Chestermere Regional Food Bank and Community Resource Centre are teaming up to help individuals and families through the Christmas Hamper program.

“We’ve already received more requests for assistance th...Read on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2016

City Council moves forward with new Utilities Mandate and Rate Regulatory Framework

The City of Chestermere has begun implementing the new Chestermere Utilities Inc. (CUI) Mandate and Rate Regulatory Framework. This work is based on City Administration’s Implementation Plan for Stack’d Consulting’s Final Rep...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

2017 funding provided to community groups

The City of Chestermere is pleased to announce that funding for community groups providing preventative social services for Chestermere residents has been allocated for the 2017 year. In addition to the wide variety of programs offered through the Family ...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

City of Chestermere supports AltaLink’s proposed substation location

The City of Chestermere has applied to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to speak in support of AltaLink’s proposed substation location in the far southeast area of Chestermere.“AltaLink’s substation and preferred locati...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Budget Meetings Conclude

After thirteen hours of public budget presentations and deliberations, City Officials have concluded budget presentation meetings. 

Budget is always a stressful time as Council and Administration look to provide the most services and amenities ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Chamber of Commerce to organize 2017 Lemonade Day


The City of Chestermere is pleased to announce that the Chestermere Chamber of Commerce has agreed to take the lead in organizing the 2017 Chestermere Lemonade Day.

“We are very proud to hand Lemonade Day over to the Chamber of Commerce,” said David P...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Light the lake at this year’s Winter Lights Festival!

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Grab your mitts, skates and loved ones for a cozy evening at the Chestermere Winter Lights Festival on November 26! Traditionally a January event, Chestermere’s annual Winterfest has been redeveloped to celebrate the official lighting of the Ch...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

You can win $1,000 for a youth project of your choice!


Do you have an amazing idea that will contribute to the enhancement of our community? Are you involved in a local organization that supports the development of youth in Chestermere? If the answer is yes, then you are ready to apply for the Dave Mikkelsen ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

City to Purchase Ice Resurfacing Machine for CRCA

On October 17, 2016, Council passed a motion to purchase an ice resurfacing machine to support the Chestermere Regional Community Association (CRCA).

The CRCA made the request to Council because its current machine is ten years old and 4-6 years past ...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Stack’d Presents Mandate and Rate Regulatory Report to Council

On October 17, 2016, Stack’d Consulting presented a summary of their final report to Council. The presentation provided a high-level overview of their progress to-date, a summary of the Mandate and Rate Regulatory Process, and next steps.
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Posted on: October 13, 2016

This week heats up for fire safety

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Do you know how often to check your smoke alarm? Chestermere Fire Services (CFS) wants you to know! This week, October 9-15 is the 20th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week in Canada.

This year’s theme is ‘Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Al...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Share the warmth during this year’s Jacket Racket Program


Winter is coming and the snow, cold and freezing winds will be here in no time. Unfortunately, many individuals and families will be heading out to face the season without proper winter clothing, and that’s where the City of Chestermere’s Jacket Racket pr...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Chestermere Hosts Mid-Sized Cities Caucus

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On September 29 and 30, 2016, the City of Chestermere hosted this fall’s Alberta Mid-Size Cities Mayors’ Caucus; a meeting of municipalities that represent urban centres throughout the province with populations over 15,000. The Caucus, serving a total pop...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Chestermere Arts Days will delight all the senses


This Friday, come and enjoy an immersive cultural experience at the 2016 annual Chestermere Arts Days Blank Canvas Event.

“This year will be a cultural explosion,” said Nancie Huneault, Events Planner for the City of Chestermere. “Guests will experienc...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Statement from Mayor Matthews regarding Municipal Affairs' petition review

Today we received a letter regarding the review conducted by Municipal Affairs this past summer. You can read the letter here.

Council respects the process that Municipal Affairs undertook to look into resident concerns and together with Administration...Read on...

Letter from Municipal Affairs - September 14
Posted on: September 8, 2016

5 experiences you won’t want to miss at Chestermere Arts Days


Chestermere Arts Days is a two day cultural experience right here in our community that will be taking place from September 30 to
October 1. Come down to City Hall and the Chestermere Public Library to experience the stunning array of arts and culture i...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

New Municipal Development Plan sets vision for Chestermere’s future


On August 15, 2016, Council approved an update to the City of Chestermere’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) which sets out a 25-year vision for Chestermere’s future land use, infrastructure, and community services and facilities.

“After many public c...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Chestermere is designated as Western Canada’s first Bee City


The City of Chestermere is buzzing with excitement after becoming western Canada’s first Bee City. Only the second City designated in Canada, Chestermere is helping in the fight to save the declining population of bees in Canada. Chestermere hopes to insp...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Chestermere residents provide valuable input for off-leash area


This past spring, City staff began looking for input from residents about the current off-leash space, located at the northwest end of Chestermere Lake. Thank you to the survey respondents and workshop attendees for the amazing feedback that we received. ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Blue Jays bring baseball back to Chestermere

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On Tuesday, August 2nd, Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays joined representatives from the City of Chestermere to unveil the newly refurbished Jays Care Foundation Field. The project was the recipient of a $150,000 Field of ...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Preparing for seasonal rainfall

The City’s storm water system has been inspected and is designed to handle up to a 1 in 100 year event. The flooding that occurred in 2015 is extremely rare and very unlikely to happen again.

However, if there is a significant amount of water in a sho...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Chestermere sees highest online census participation in Alberta

Results of the 2016 census are in and Alberta’s newest city continues to be a thriving, desirable community. Chestermere saw a population increase of 6.6% over the last year, resulting in a new population count of 19,715.

"Chestermere is an aweso...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Report indicates Chestermere is ‘one of the best untapped retail markets in the Calgary region’

Earlier this spring, the City worked with Cushing Terrell Architecture Inc., a business consultant, to find out how much more retail business Chestermere could support.

The astonishing results were presented at the July 4 Council meeting and indicate t...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Chestermere Water Festival CANCELLED due to forecasted bad weather

Chestermere Water Festival on July 16 will be cancelled due to forecasted inclement weather. Cancellation includes fireworks and all other activities such as wakeboarding.

According to Environment Canada, Chestermere is scheduled to have thunderstorm...Read on...

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Posted on: July 12, 2016

Send a Star of HOPE to Fort McMurray

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When a community faces a disaster, as happened in Fort McMurray, they often receive a great deal of media attention during the first few weeks of the devastation. Yet after the camera crews pack up, there are still months or years of cleaning and recovery...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

10 ways to spend your day at Chestermere’s Water Festival

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Chestermere’s annual Water Festival is Saturday, July 16. Come down to John Peake Park and enjoy the wide variety of family friendly activities.

Don’t miss these ten fantastic ways to spend the day:

1. Watch the wakeboard competition

Wakeboar...Make a splash!

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

NOTICE: In the event of a postal disruption...

There is the possibility of a postal disruption this summer. Please note that normal payment deadlines will still apply.

In the event of a disruption, the following options are available to you:


In Person at City Hall (105 Marina Road,...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music preview: Chestermere Water Festival

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Chestermere’s largest festival is around the corner and Water Festival has something for everyone! Come out and enjoy everything the day has to offer, including amazing local artists featured at the Summer Music Showcase. These talented musicians will del...Join the fun!

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Posted on: July 4, 2016

RBC helps keep Chestermere Lake litter free


On June 14, RBC Royal Bank Chestermere staff pitched in to help keep Chestermere Lake clean by picking up 20 bags of litter around the South Shores area. They also donated $1,000 to the City of Chestermere. This initiative was part of RBC’s Day of Service...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Show your Canadian spirit & give back this Canada Day!

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Grab your red clothes, Canadian flag and sunglasses and come out and show your Canadian spirit at the annual Canada Day celebrations at John Peake Park.

“We encourage the community to come out and celebrate an old fashioned Canada Day fit for the whol...Join in on the fun!

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Come see Hilo the mussel detecting dog in action!

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Mussels and other Aquatic Invasive species can cling to the bottoms of boats, hide in small places and are harmful to the natural ecosystem. In order to combat this, the Government of Alberta has trained dogs to detect these species in Alberta’s waterways...Read on...

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Council selects consultant to conduct review of CUI’s mandate

Following the approval of new utility rates in February 2016, Council announced that they would be conducting a full review of CUI’s mandate as well as their own process for reviewing and approving utility rates. At the regular meeting of Council on Monda...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Buy some lemonade and change the world!

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Chestermere is about to get a lot sweeter with the City’s first Lemonade Day coming up this weekend! On Saturday, June 11, youth ages 6-17 will be running their own lemonade stands all around the City between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and are eager for your busin...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Statement regarding Municipal Affairs’ petition review

"We have been advised by Municipal Affairs that the petition submitted by a group of residents has met the requirements for a sufficient number of signatures under the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

City Council and staff understand that in orde...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Council drops municipal tax rate for 2016 budget by -4.9%

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Following an intense review of the City’s revenues and expenses, Chestermere City Council passed the 2016 final budget on Monday with a municipal tax rate cut of -4.9%.

“Budget always causes a lot of debate amongst Council as we try to balance out the...Read on... (More Information)
Posted on: May 4, 2016

Chestermere offers support for the people of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo

The City of Chestermere would like to express their support for the residents, emergency crews and staff in Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo as they battle one of the most devastating fires in Alberta’s history. Chestermere has ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Chestermere and Rocky View County pursue Municipal Government Board hearing

The City of Chestermere and Rocky View County are moving to a Municipal Government Board Hearing to resolve Chestermere’s appeal of the Conrich Area Structure Plan.

Mediation attempted in late April by the municipalities did not result in an agreement...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

In an emergency, are you prepared?

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Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) would like to remind all residents to participate in Emergency Preparedness Week and learn the tools to prepare themselves and their families in case of an emergency.

“We are participating in Emergency P...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

City of Chestermere 2015 Audited Financial Statements Available

Gregory, Harriman & Associates, an independent public accounting firm based in Strathmore, has conducted the annual audit of the City of Chestermere’s financial statements.  An unqualified, or ‘clean’ audit opinion was issued for the City of Chesterme...Read on...

Financial Statements
Posted on: April 26, 2016

The municipal census is coming to a computer or door near you!

2016 Municipal Census Begins May 2

Wondering how much we’ve grown this year? Help us find out! The annual municipal census begins May 2 and runs until June 17.

“It’s really important for Chestermere residents to complete the municipal census,” said...Read on...

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