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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Chestermere park wins national landscaping award

Green for Life Award

The City of Chestermere is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as a recipient of the 2020 Canadian Nursery Landscape Association’s Green for Life - Community National Awards of Landscape Excellence.

The award was given to Cornerstone Park...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

September 10, 2020 is World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide prevention day

Any loss of life offers a moment for reflection. A tragic and sudden loss of life impacts families and communities and can result in enduring pain that takes long to heal.

September 10, 2020 is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a day of remembrance, a da...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Council provides new tax payment option for those impacted by COVID-19

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For residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, Chestermere City Council has approved a new tax repayment option.

“While taxes are necessary to ensure that the City can keep providing services, we are pleased to provide a variety of...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Chestermere partners with local companies to pilot innovations in wastewater processing

PW Pilot

Most of us don’t think twice about what happens when we flush the toilet, but for the folks at MAGNA Engineering and Eco-Growth Environmental Inc., they see it as a fountain of opportunity.  

Currently, most sewer treatment in North Amer...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

August 28 to 30 is Canada United Weekend in Chestermere!

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City Council made a recent proclamation designating August 28 to 30 as Canada United Weekend in Chestermere!

Canada United is a national movement that aims to bring Canadians together to support local businesses and kick-start the economy in light of the C...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

$200,000 in grants available to community social support programs

Call for Proposals HSAB Grants

Charities and not-for-profit organizations serving Chestermere are eligible for funding 

Chestermere’s Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB) will soon be awarding up to $200,000 in grants to social service programs that target the most cr...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Chestermere Peace Officers catch impaired driver on West Chestermere Drive

Impaired Driver

On the morning of Sunday August 23, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., Chestermere Peace Officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of West Chestermere Drive. While patrolling the area, an officer observed a vehicle traveling more than 20 km/h over the li...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Swimming Advisory Lifted for Chestermere Lake

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August 21, 2020

Effective immediately, the water advisory and swimming prohibition has been lifted for all of Chestermere Lake. The advisory for lake activities, deep-water swimming and Anniversary Park beach was lifted on Wednesday. The advisory has been ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Traffic accident on Highway 1 at Paradise Road

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UPDATE: The Highway 1 and Paradise Road re-opened to traffic at 2:30 a.m.There has been a traffic accident on Highway 1 at Paradise Road and traffic is being re-routed due to a downed power line.

Instructions

· West bound traffic will be detoured...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Chestermere Social Needs Assessment Completed

SNA Report

Margaret J. Wheatley, an American writer, once said, “there is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” To help the City of Chestermere better understand what residents care about and where there a...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

City buildings reopen to the public by appointment only

City buildings reopen to the public by appointment only

Starting Monday, August 17, City municipal buildings will reopen to the public by appointment only. This includes City Hall, Fire Services and the Community Operations building.

People who would like to enter any municipal buildings are required to:

  • Be symp...
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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Swimming advisory in effect for Chestermere Lake; water quality investigation underway

Chestermere Lake water quality investigation underway

Effective immediately, a swimming advisory is in effect for Chestermere Lake. 

The advisory is in effect and swimming areas are closed in order to allow time for Alberta Health Services (AHS) to investigate recent test results indicating increased...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

City initiates Amazing Neighbour Week August 9-15

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There’s a Chinese proverb that says ‘a good neighbour is a priceless treasure.’ The City of Chestermere is encouraging residents to celebrate the treasure of having a good neighbour during the inaugural ‘Amazing Nei...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) Launches Public Engagement on Regional Growth Plan

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ORIGINALLY ISSUED BY THE CALGARY METROPOLITAN REGION BOARD

We’re planning for the next million residents in the Calgary Metro Region. How will we all get around? Where will people live and work? How will we balance the needs of vibrant communitie...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

City of Chestermere implements beach admission fees for non-residents

Beach Admission Fees Announcement

For the remainder of 2020, visitors to Chestermere’s beaches who are not residents of the community will be required to pay an admission fee.

With the current public health concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the City recently implemented capa...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

City Council considering beach admission fees for non-residents

Beach Admission Fees

After hearing extensively from residents regarding their concerns about crowding at Chestermere beaches, City Council will be reviewing a proposed bylaw on Tuesday to consider charging non-Chestermere residents a fee for using the beaches. 

If you...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

City of Chestermere sets capacity limits for beaches; implements additional COVID-19 safety measures

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After weeks of advocacy, the City of Chestermere is pleased to announce that it is setting capacity limits on lakeside beaches under the authority of new provincial guidance.

While normally welcome, crowds in Chestermere’s parks are concerning in...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

2020 Tax Deadline is September 1

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City delayed the tax payment deadline until September 1.

“We recognize that COVID-19 has impacted many people financially,” says Mayor Marshall Chalmers. “As a City Council, we were pleased to...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Mayor's Statement on Beach Crowding

Beach Statement

"Over the past few weeks, we have been disappointed that people visiting our beaches have not been following provincial health orders to stay 2 metres apart from others.

Although we have been reminding people to practice distancing at our beaches thro...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling National event in Chestermere to be postponed until November 2021

Event postponed

Due to the ongoing risks of COVID-19 across Canada, Sportsnet announced today that the 2020-21 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season will be postponed.This includes the BOOST National that was scheduled to take place in Chestermere from December ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

CHEMA to rescind public health orders on June 12; Mayor to lift State of Local Emergency on June 15

June 11 announcement

As of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 12 the Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) will rescind its current public health orders.

In addition to the public health orders being rescinded, as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 15, the Mayor will lift the Sta...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Suspicious vehicle stopped by Chestermere Peace Officers

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On the morning of June 3, during routine foot patrols of John Peake Park, Chestermere Peace Officers observed suspicious behavior inside a parked vehicle.

As the suspicious vehicle was leaving the park, the Peace Officers initiated a traffic stop pursuant ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

An Open Letter from City Council to the People of Chestermere

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On May 30, City Council published an open letter to the people of Chestermere. Read the PDF copy here or the text below:

Dear Chestermere Community,

The last few months have been an extraordinary time, here at home and throughout the world. For those who ha...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Chestermere eases indoor gathering rules; opens bike park, courts, skatepark and playgrounds June 1

Reopening Announcement May 28

Earlier today, Mayor Marshall Chalmers and Director of Emergency Management Bernie Morton announced some easing of local orders and some additional reopening measures.

“Our community has done well together, and you, Chestermere have brought us to...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Chestermere enters full Stage 1 Re-Launch

Relaunch for Chestermere wide

Yesterday, the Province announced that all areas, except for the City of Calgary and the City of Brooks, will be moving into Stage 1 of the Re-Launch strategy, starting today, May 14, 2020. This means that Chestermere can enter into Stage 1.

“As ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Chestermere updates local orders to help everyone stay safe in preparation for provincial re-launch

May 7

Earlier today, Mayor Marshall Chalmers and Director of Emergency Management Bernie Morton provided new details on the City’s plans to keep everyone safe as we move closer to Stage 1 of the provincial re-launch strategy.

“While there are...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

CHEMA plans to reopen Chestermere gradually, safely and responsibly

May 1 update

Yesterday, on April 30, the provincial government announced a staged relaunch strategy for Alberta.

Premier Jason Kenney stated that the strategy was developed with the advice of public health officials, and provides a path to carefully and gradually lift ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Chestermere’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 21

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Chestermere, AB – Earlier today, the Province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hinshaw, announced that Alberta now has 5165 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Chestermere’s total confirmed case number is now 21, an increase o...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Amendments to CHEMA public health orders offer clarity and alignment with provincial regulations

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The Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) has amended three of their current public health orders to provide clarification on how the community can continue to stay safe and healthy as the warmer weather approaches.

“It is important to ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2020

As weather warms CHEMA advises limiting gatherings and maintaining physical distance outdoors

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Spring is on its way, and while this is usually a good thing, this year it will bring new challenges for communities in the midst of a global pandemic.

“Before current restrictions can lifted, we need to see a decrease in the number of daily COVI...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Data shows that preventative measures are flattening the local rate of infection

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The Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) has been busy compiling some community-specific data and trends from the reported COVID-19 cases in Chestermere.

“We are confident that this data will illustrate that your collaboration and our ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Provincial COVID-19 projections released; Premier says it’s time for complete candour

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Yesterday, Premier Kenney gave a televised update, outlining some of the potential scenarios for the coming weeks. Today, he gave more details about the modelling presented by Alberta Health Services.

In a probable scenario, Alberta Health Services is pred...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Mayor Chalmers says ‘stay home, Chestermere’

Stay Home Chestermere

The coming weeks are critical in the fight against COVID-19 and the single most important thing that the public can do right now, is to stay home.

Last week, the Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) announced that they would be taking additional...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City limits gatherings to family only; 7 new regulations announced

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Today, the City of Chestermere announced new measures to fight the spread of COVID-19.

“Our Emergency Management Agency is announcing more measures today to remain ahead of the curve as we have been,” says Mayor Marshall Chalmers. &...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Chestermere COVID-19 cases at 15; Mayor calls for further partnership and vigilance in the community

Covid 19 global infections now at over 1 million

Today, the total number of confirmed cases across the globe surpassed the one million mark. This is not just another country’s illness.

“The COVID-19 virus is the world’s, all of humanity’s, fight,” says Ma...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

11 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Chestermere

Mayor Chalmers video update Apr. 1

Chestermere, AB – Alberta now has 871 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Chestermere now has 11 confirmed cases, two more than yesterday.  

“Unfortunately, the reports we are receiving from our partners in the provincial and federal ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

New confirmed COVID-19 cases in Chestermere

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Alberta now has 754 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Chestermere now has nine confirmed cases.

“As your Mayor, I am letting you know that you must practice physical distancing,” says Mayor Chalmers. “There are too many people gath...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

New COVID-19 Business Regulations for Chestermere

New Biz Regs

Alberta now has 690 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Earlier today, the Provincial Government announced that eight Albertans have died due to this virus. Chestermere currently has six confirmed cases.

Over the weekend, the Province and City of Chestermere work...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City park features closed; restaurants now only offer takeout and delivery

Park Featurs closed

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the City of Chestermere is implementing new measures to stop the spread of the virus.

Effective immediately, the City is closing major park features including:

  • The Chestermere Family Bike Park
  • The Skatepark
  • Beach...
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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Chestermere closes playgrounds; announces Tuesday telephone town hall

Telephone Town Hall

Earlier today, Chestermere learned that there are now 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community.

“The fact that COVID-19 is here and is growing is very troubling. Please do not gather with those outside of your family. Social distancing cont...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Chestermere announces tax and utility deferral programs

tax and utility deferral program

Today, Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers announced new financial relief measures for Chestermere residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 situation.

“Today, I am pleased to announce that as a City, we are offering financial relief to o...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Chestermere confirms 2 cases of COVID-19; closes some businesses

March 18 Announcement

Chestermere, AB – Yesterday, Alberta Health Services released more detailed information about the COVID-19 cases in Alberta.  Chestermere is listed as having 2 confirmed cases.

“This deadly virus, wreaking havoc in countries, c...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Local faith and community leaders bless Chestermere’s Emergency Command Centre

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Yesterday, local religious and community leaders offered prayers and blessings for the City of Chestermere’s Emergency Command Centre. The ceremony took place to commission the space and acknowledge the decisions that will be made there. The lea...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Chestermere declares a State of Local Emergency

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, the City of Chestermere has declared a State of Local Emergency as of Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m. so it can pursue additional measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our region.

“We take this situatio...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

March 14 Update: City of Chestermere response to COVID-19

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March 14: 

As a precaution due to the COVID-19 situation, Chestermere’s City Hall and other municipal buildings will be closed to the public starting Monday.

“We want to limit the exposure and risk of our visitors and o...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Parent Link Centre Event - POSTPONED

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EVENT POSTPONED: Due to the global coronavirus situation, this event has been postponed until further notice. Please watch our website for details and updates. 

For more than a decade, families in Chestermere who had a child under 5 always knew th...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Sewage Line Repaired: Resume Normal Water Usage

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February 26 Update: 8pm

The damaged sewer trunk line has been repaired and Chestermere residents may return to normal water usage.

Thank you for limiting your water usage over the past 24 hours. It helped reduce the flow to the lift stations and our main se...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

BOOST National coming to Chestermere in 2020 as part of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling

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UPDATED July 8, 2020: Due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed until November 2021. Read more hereThe City of Chestermere is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the BOOST National December 8-13, 2020, as part of the Pinty’s Grand S...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Notice: 2019 Tax Calculation Correction

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Recently, as part of a financial due diligence exercise, City of Chestermere staff conducted a review of tax rates for the past few decades.

During this recent review, it was discovered that the 2019 rate had been miscalculated, resulting in the need to re...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

We need your help to shape the future of social programming in our city!

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Block Parties. Community Gardens. Financial Literacy Workshops. Diversity & Inclusion Programs. Seniors’ Lunch and Learns.

These are just some of the many social programs that are offered right here in Chestermere. In the coming months, the C...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Chestermere Peace Officer stops construction theft from new home builds in Chestermere

CPO Story Cover

On Sunday January 19, 2020, at approximately 1430 hours, a Chestermere Peace Officer on routine patrol in the 100 block of Kinniburgh Crescent, observed a suspicious SUV hauling a trailer through the area.  The officer also observed a male enteri...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Let's Rally Chestermere!

Kraft Hockeyville Rally

The Chestermere Regional Community Association (CRCA) with the support of the City of Chestermere, has applied to compete in Kraft Hockeyville 2020. The winners of this nation-wide contest receive $250,000 towards arena upgrades and the opportunity to hos...

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Seniors Task Force Presents Recommendations to City Council

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After a whole year of investigation, research and consultation, the Chestermere Seniors Task Force presented their recommendations to City Council last Tuesday.

“We are so pleased to receive the report from the Seniors Task Force,” says...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

City invests in community partners by awarding $190,000 in grants

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Ten projects offered by local not-for-profit and registered charitable organizations have received an investment of $190,000 in grant funding from Chestermere Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the United Way Chestermere Partnership.

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

City of Chestermere 2019 Highlights

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2019 was a full year in Chestermere. Check out our highlights video for a summary of the events, activities and achievements from the past year...

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Posted on: December 21, 2019

UPDATED RCMP Incident in Progress

Chestermere RCMP incident Dec 21

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: We have been informed by first responders that the occupant at the residence has been taken into custody, an official statement will follow shortly. 

UPDATE from RCMP release at 11:30 a.m.:
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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Updated bylaws in place for 2020

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At the December 17 Council meeting, Council passed two bylaws that will impact the community in 2020.

The first bylaw approved on Tuesday was an update to the Unsightly Property Bylaw. Major changes include not allowing the parking of trailers and vehicles...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Holiday Message from City Council

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Watch the 2019 Christmas Holiday Message from City Council or read the text below:

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On behalf of all of City Council, I would like to take a moment to say that it is our pleasure to serve as your elected officials.

2019 has been a full year an...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Peace Officers catch driver going more than 126 km/h in a 40km/h zone

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On December 16, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a Chestermere Peace Officer was conducting routine patrols in the 400 block of West Chestermere Drive.

The officer observed a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed. Utilizing the patrol vehic...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Another 2% Tax Cut for Chestermere

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Christmas came early for Chestermere residents as City Council passed a 2% tax cut as part of the 2020 budget.

The decision made at the Tuesday night Council meeting means that residents will receive a municipal tax cut for the second year in a row. Counci...

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Posted on: November 28, 2019

Mayor’s Breakfast Speech Outlines Plans for 2020

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Earlier this morning, the Chestermere Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Mayor’s breakfast. At the event, Mayor Marshall Chalmers covered the highlights of 2019 and outlined some plans City Council has for 2020.

“I’m delighted you are here today because...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Another Tax Cut! Draft budget proposes 2% reduction

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At Tuesday evening’s Committee of the Whole Meeting of Council, the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer presented the draft operating and capital budget for 2020.

The draft budget proposes a 2% cut to property taxes.

If approv...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Kids’ Holiday Store encourages children to shop for a good cause this season

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On December 14, children ages 4 and up from all over Chestermere and the surrounding area can line up to see what is new and exciting at the Kids’ Holiday Store!

“The store is made just for kids so that they can pick out special gifts for their loved ones,...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

City to explore options to purchase Recreation Centre lands

Image of the Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre (CRRC)

Last night at the regular meeting of Council, a resolution was made to direct City of Chestermere staff to explore options for an offer to purchase the Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre (CRRC) lands located at 201 West Chestermere Drive.

“We...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Township Road 240 reopens to the public on Thursday, November 7 at noon

Twp Rd 240 Ribbon cutting with Mayor Chalmers

Paving of Township Road 240, Range Road 282 and the new Kinniburgh Bridge is now complete and the area will officially reopen to the public on Thursday, November 7 at noon.

Mayor Marshall Chalmers attended a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to symbo...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

November Mayor's Message: Halfway Point Reflections

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Last month, we acknowledged that it was two years since we were sworn into office as your new City Council.

We are very proud of all we have accomplished in the past 24 months.  

Every once in a while, it’s important to take stock of our ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

We’ve ‘Bin’ Listening: Black Garbage Carts are Coming Next Week!

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October 17 Update: We’re ahead of schedule! Starting tomorrow, Friday, October 18, the new black garbage carts will begin to land on some Chestermere doorsteps. By the end of next week, all residents should have their new cart. Official...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Chestermere explores the sale of City Hall property

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Situated on the shores of Chestermere Lake, City Hall is one of the most picturesque places in the community. As it is such a desirable location, Council is exploring the potential of selling the property.  

“We are serious about looking into ever...

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Posted on: October 5, 2019

Chestermere’s furriest citizens honoured at October 5 community celebration

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It’s not often that dogs are invited to official City announcements, but today, they were the stars of the show.

A ‘Paw Party’ was held on Saturday, October 5 to mark the official completion of the Chestermere off-leash area redevelopment project. The City...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

City of Chestermere joins coalition to eliminate all forms of discrimination

Chestermere Joins CIM

Last night at the regular meeting of City of Chestermere Council, Mayor Chalmers reinforced Chestermere’s commitment to fostering inclusion and cultural diversity by announcing that the City is now a member of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities (CI...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

*Updated* Recreation Centre to remain open

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September 27 at 12pm Update:

Earlier today, Rocky View County announced that the Chestermere Recreation Centre would remain open provided that a snow monitoring program is put in place. 

A statement from Chestermere Mayor Chalmers is recorded and a...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

More than $200,000 in grants awarded to local agencies by Chestermere City Council

Community Grants awarded to local organizations

Fifteen local agencies have been awarded a total of $207,599.19 through Chestermere City Council’s Community Grant Funding Program.

“The program is used to enhance amenities in sports and recreation, arts, culture and history,&rdquo...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Chestermere Peace Officers launch partnership with Calgary 9-1-1 to improve officer safety

Chestermere Mayor and 911 Commander

In 2012, Rod Lazenby, a community peace officer in the Municipal District of Foothills, travelled to a rural property alone, and was killed during an altercation. 

The incident prompted an investigation and recommendations to the Solicitor General...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Mid-sized Cities Mayors Caucus advances opportunities for one million Albertans

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Productive and meaningful discussion with considered optimism was the theme of the fall Alberta Mid-sized Cities Mayors’ and Chief Administration Officers’ (CAOs’) caucus meeting.

Gathering in Lethbridge on September 12 and 13...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Christmas with Dignity gets new title: Gifts of Kindness

Christmas with Dignity becomes Gifts of Kindness

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill

Chestermere, AB – Chestermere Community Support Services will be launching its Gifts of Kindness annual fundraising campaign ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

September Mayor's Message: The Real New Year?

Mayors Message 2019

Although January is the official start, September often feels like the actual beginning of a new year, doesn’t it? Everyone is busy getting back into routines, school or activities, and Council is no different.

As we look to the start of this new...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Black Carts Coming This Year

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Although the City of Chestermere only took over utility operations a few weeks ago, they are already making changes to improve services for residents, starting with providing black garbage carts later this year.

“We are delighted that our staff a...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Chestermere adopts harmonized school and playground speed limits

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This September, Chestermere will join communities across the province by implementing harmonized playground and school zone speed limits. 

“We looked at the overwhelming evidence that having a consistent speed limit at consistent times r...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Chestermere welcomes Japanese Consul-General

Japanese Consulte Visit

On August 20, City of Chestermere officials were honoured by the first visit of Consul General of Japan in Calgary Shigenobu Kobayashi.

“We were delighted to welcome Mr. Kobayashi to our lakeside community,” says Chestermere Mayor Marsh...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Chestermere Utilities Inc. is Finished

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Earlier today, Chestermere City Council officially closed the doors on Chestermere Utilities Incorporated (CUI).

“Today, we mark the end of CUI,” says Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers. “Our community asked us to find a better path forward for utility se...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

August Mayor's Message: Summer Forecasts

Summer Forecast

What a beautiful July we had! I hope you all had some time to get out and enjoy Canada Day, Water Festival (bad weather and all!) and soak up all that our community has to offer.

While I hope that the weather forecast for August stays pleasant, I want to s...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Chestermere Peace Officers charge driver doing 64 km/h over posted speed limit

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Chestermere Peace Officers were conducting traffic patrols near East Chestermere Drive just before noon on Thursday, July 25 when they spotted a motorcycle travelling at 104 km/h in a 40 km/h zone.

A traffic stop was initiated and the driver, who was from ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Celebrate summer at Chestermere’s annual Water Festival

Water Festival 2019

Water Festival. It has been a staple of Chestermere’s summers since 2001. As Chestermere began to grow and evolve, so did Water Festival. Taking place only 20 minutes from downtown Calgary, Chestermere’s Water Festival is a fabulous wa...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Council slashes local utility rates by 8%

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Chestermere, AB - At their meeting earlier today, City Council made major changes to local City of Chestermere utility rates.

“On behalf of City Council, I am very pleased to announce an 8% utility rate reduction for our community,” say...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Working together for the growth of Chestermere

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Earlier today, developers Qualico Communities and Anthem United came together in a brand new front-ending agreement with the City of Chestermere.

“As one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, we rely on healthy relationships with our deve...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: July 4, 2019

Streetscapes Committee unveils new summer banners

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Earlier this summer, the Streetscapes Committee unveiled new streetlight banners along Chestermere’s main roads. Committee members Bea Germain and Louise Lougheed spearheaded the project and are pleased with the results.

“Our goal was t...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Reminder to residents and property owners to maintain yards and lawns

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Chestermere can be counted among one of the most beautiful cities in Canada!

To keep it that way, the City’s Community Peace Officers are reminding residents and property owners that yards and lawns need to be maintained on a regular basis.

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

City Council adopts new policies and proclamations to celebrate diversity and inclusion

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City Council adopts new policies and proclamations to celebrate Diversity and inclusion

June 20, 2019

Chestermere, AB – There is a quote from Verna Myers that says “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inc...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Recommendations on the future of CUI

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Special Meeting Notice

A Special Meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the City of Chestermere City Hall on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing a report on the CUI Board’s recommendations and public representations on the p...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

May Mayor's Message

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Before I give you an update on City Council’s work, I just wanted to take a moment to thank our emergency responders, road crews and communications team who worked through the blizzard the last weekend in April. Our team worked hard in terrible ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

City to celebrate Emergency Preparedness Week with Open House on May 11

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Chestermere residents will soon have an opportunity to connect with the Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) and learn about emergency preparedness at a public open house on May 11.

“The open house will provide a great opportunity for ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2019

Chestermere's Spring Storm Response

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Update: 11: 10 a.m. 

Fire, Police and roads crews worked through the night and plow
crews will be continuing road maintenance work today. Alberta Transportationhas removed the dangerous conditions alert for Highway 1 and it is open in both
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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Spring landscaping to begin in off-leash area

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Residents and visitors who frequent the City’s off-leash dog park will soon notice increased activity in the area. Contractors will be returning to complete spring landscaping and will be enhancing some of the current features of the park.

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Something Amazing is coming to Chestermere

2019 Strategic Vision

If you head east of Calgary on Highway 1, your route will gently curve around Chestermere Lake. Most visitors comment on how pretty the lake community looks and then continue into the open prairies.

What travelers don’t realize is that under a seemingly ca...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Increased transparency added to 2018 financial audit presentation

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At the Council meeting on April 16, City Council reviewed and accepted the City’s 2018 audited financial statements.

“We are committed to open and transparent government and were pleased to see new additions to the financial presentatio...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

New Boat Launch System and Regulations for 2019

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Chestermere Lake is well known as an amazing spot for boating so the City is working hard to make the boat launch experience even better.

“We know residents are keen to get on the water as easily as possible, so we are pleased that our Parks &...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Mayor’s CUI Update: Decisions on the Horizon

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Mayor’s CUI Update: Decisions on the Horizon 

As I mentioned in the last Mayor’s Message, we are very aware that residents are seeking action on CUI, and so are we.

On April 2, Rick Quail, the CUI Transition Manager, presented a...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

City Council prepares for future growth with new regulations

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At their regular meeting on April 2, City Council passed changes to Chestermere’s off-site levy bylaws to ensure that as Chestermere grows, developers are paying for the cost of growth, not current residents.

“As you can see by all the ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Do 1 Thing per week to be prepared for an emergency

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City partners with do1thing.com to encourage residents to be prepared for anything

Emergency preparedness is not often top of mind until the tones of an Alberta Emergency Alert sound. For the next 12 weeks, Chestermere Emergency Managemen...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Township Road 240 Update: April 2019

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With the good weather we are currently experiencing, crews have begun construction work on Township Road 240 earlier than anticipated. Work this spring and summer will include constructing the new road (from base to asphalt) between Rainbow Road and Range...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Will CUI exist by the end of 2019?

CUI Update

At the April 2, 2019 Meeting of Council, the CUI Transition Manager presented an update of the progress made to date on transitioning CUI. Below are some frequently asked questions about this process. If you would like more information on this work or hav...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Chestermere RCMP and Peace Officers catch driver doing 70 km/h over the limit

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On March 26, 2019 Chestermere RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 1 headed towards Chestermere.

The vehicle (containing multiple occupants) was spotted by a Chestermere Peace Officer and was travelling at 151 km/h in a 80 km/h z...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Chestermere Community Grant Funding Program now accepting applications

Community Grant Funding Program

Anyone who is interested in creating some new and innovative community programs or initiatives is now welcome to begin submitting applications to the Chestermere Community Grant Funding Program.

“The program was approved by City Council this year and it wi...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Streetscapes Committee invites residents to honour veterans through new banner program

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This coming Remembrance Day, those who gather at the Remembrance Day Service will see brand new banners featuring the faces of veterans who have connections to community members. The banners are part of a new initiative from the Streetscapes Committee cre...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Mayor Chalmers releases statement on New Zealand attacks

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Mayor Chalmers, on behalf of the City of Chestermere, has released a statement following the attacks in New Zealand: 

"On behalf of the City of Chestermere, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the Muslim community and especially ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

City Council holds second Dirt to Door Breakfast

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Last Thursday, City Council hosted the second annual Dirt to Door Development Industry Breakfast. During that breakfast, Mayor Marshall Chalmers addressed the group with updates on how the City has been working to improve the development process ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

March Mayor's Message: Let's Talk About CUI

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve received some emails and calls from residents wondering what is going on with Chestermere Utilities Inc (CUI).

Dismantling a multi-million dollar company, without cutting the services to our residents, takes time and...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

City and CUI seeking company to provide garbage, compost and recycling collection services

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Last Fall, City Council committed to bringing more oversight to Chestermere Utilities Inc. (CUI) and finding ways to bring stability to utility rates. While the final structure of CUI has yet to be determined, Council is exploring the option of outsourcin...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

You’re Invited to Pitch-In!

Pitch In Week

One of the things visitors most often mention about Chestermere is how beautiful it is. To help keep it that way, the City invites you to participate in PITCH-IN Week April 22-29.

“Many Chestermere residents take a great deal of time to care for ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: February 21, 2019

City Council votes against Cannabis Cultivation Bylaw

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Following months of discussion and consultation, Chestermere’s City Council voted on Tuesday not to proceed with a cannabis cultivation bylaw.

“After two rounds of engaging the community, discussions with community members, further rese...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Chestermere Fire Services Staff donate $10,000 to Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Yesterday afternoon, members of Chestermere Fire Services (CFS) visited the Alberta Children’s Hospital to present them with a cheque for $10,830.

“For first responders, pediatric calls are some of the toughest,” said Chesterm...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

City acts to spur needed non-residential development and housing for seniors

Economic Incentive Program

When you come into Chestermere, most drivers quickly notice a few empty lots that have been vacant for a number of years; a contrast to the bustle of the other strip malls and commercial buildings.

“We are a growing and thriving community,” says Mayor Mars...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

February 2019 Mayor’s Message: Making Waves Around the Province

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Even though it’s getting really cold now, I’m thankful that our winter has been relatively mild so far as I’ve spent the last few weeks doing some travelling to advocate for Chestermere.

First, Deputy Mayor Burness and I met w...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Please don't drink and drive

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Chestermere Protective Services would like to remind all residents to stay safe this holiday season. 

If you're planning to drink or use cannabis, be sure you have a designated driver and a safe way home.

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Preventing holiday cooking fires

Holiday Cooking Safety

When the fire truck pulled up to the house, black smoke was already billowing from the doors and windows.

Chestermere’s crews jumped from the trucks, put on their masks and headed into the home.

Inside, they found the stove and  cabinets ablaze.

Sin...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Tax Cut! Chestermere makes waves with municipal tax decrease

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On Tuesday, December 4, Chestermere City Council dropped the 2019 municipal tax rate by 2%.

“Council heard loud and clear that the community was looking for relief from municipal taxes,” says Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers. &ld...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Chestermere Peace Officers Arrest Owner of Vicious Dog

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On Sunday December 2, 2018, Chestermere Peace Officers, in cooperation with Calgary Animal Services, arrested a male from Chestermere in relation to numerous offences pertaining to a Vicious Dog complaint in Chestermere.

The arrest warrant was the only ava...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Help Shape the Future of Chestermere Lake

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Note: The Anchor ad this week had incorrect dates for the Open House. The correct dates are below.

For years, the sparkling blue water of Chestermere Lake has attracted many to the community. Yet with increased residents and visitors, the risk of incident...

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Join the Conversation about Lake Safety! City of Chestermere News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

City of Chestermere pursuing a regional stormwater solution

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The City of Chestermere, in partnership with the Western Irrigation District (WID), the City of Calgary, Rocky View County, the Town of Strathmore and Wheatland County, is preparing to implement a regional solution to current and future stormwater challen...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Incident in Chestermere Update

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Earlier this morning, Chestermere RCMP responded to an incident at a home in West Chestermere.

The following schools were locked down as a precaution.

  • Chestermere Lake Middle School
  • Our Lady of Wisdom
  • Rainbow Creek Elementary

The lockdowns have now been lifted...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: November 22, 2018

Top 4 Highlights from the Mayor’s Breakfast Speech

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Earlier today, Mayor Marshall Chalmers gave a speech to all gathered for the annual ‘Mayor’s Breakfast’ event hosted by the Chestermere Chamber of Commerce.

In the speech, he made a few major announcements including:

  • CUI: Mayor Chalmers announced t...
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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

More Changes for Chestermere Utilities Inc.

Transition Manager

The CUI Board is pleased to announce that they have hired Mr. Richard Quail to serve as the functional interim CEO of CUI. Mr. Quail will have the title of Transition Manager to help move the company from its current state to a new model that will be chos...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

City Council narrows down options for CUI; CUI Board releases CEO

CUI Options

As announced this past summer, City Council has decided that the current governance and operations of CUI are no longer desirable, that the status quo is not an acceptable option and changes to the company are required.

“Finding a solution that p...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

City Seeking Feedback on Cannabis Cultivation Bylaw

Cultivation Bylaw Survey Open

While Federal regulations allow homeowners to grow up to 4 cannabis plants, provinces and municipalities can put additional restrictions around those laws. For example, the Province of Manitoba and Rocky View County are not allowing residential cannabis g...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

9 Things to Know for November: Mayor's Message

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Autumn always seems to be one of the busiest times of the year, doesn’t it? The same is true with your City Council so I thought I’d break down a list of what we have on the go at the moment.

  1. CUI’s Future: On October 22, KPMG and McMillan LLP pres...
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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Five Options Presented for the Future of CUI

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In September, City Council resolved that the governance and operations of Chestermere Utilities Incorporated (CUI) require reform and that the status quo is no longer desirable. At a special meeting last week, Council received the eagerly awaited report f...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Dish up your opinion on the City Budget this summer!

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This summer, your City is inviting you to pull up a seat to the table to let them know how you would slice up the municipal budget pie for the next four years.

“We’re inviting everyone to share their opinion about the City budget,” says Mayor Marshall Chal...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

August Mayor's Message

Bernies First Day

Yesterday, we welcomed our new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Bernie Morton! Bernie and his family have just moved to Chestermere and if you see him out and about, I encourage you to join us in giving him a warm Chestermere welcome.

Hiring a new CAO w...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Christmas comes in the summer for a Chestermere resident

Christmas in Summer

Christmas might be 5 months away from today, but for one Chestermere resident, the holiday spirit is alive and well this summer.

After her separation, Lindsay* found herself managing her anxiety, unemployment, and health issues in isolation.

Running out of ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Ayana Kassam awarded Lemonade Day Youth Entrepreneur of the Year

Lemonade Day Award

The lemonade and weather could not have been sweeter for Chestermere’s third annual Lemonade Day on June 9, 2018.

Out of 171 participants registered, Ayana Kassam, a second grader at Prairie Waters Elementary, was named Lemonade Day Youth Entrepr...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

July Mayor's Message

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Growing up in Northern Alberta, summer meant a lot - probably because it was so short.We took every advantage of those warm, longer days. We spent time on the river, ate until we were stuffed, got more than a few sunburns, made campfires, and got into the...

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Posted on: July 4, 2018

1, 2, 3 to easy monthly tax payments

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2018 tax notices have been issued and many residents may be wondering how to sign up for monthly payments instead of paying one lump sum.

“The Tax Installment Payment Program (TIPP) is a good option for many residents as it spreads out the amount over the ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

3 things to know about your tax notice

3 things to know

2018 Tax Notices have now been mailed to all property owners in the City of Chestermere.

If you pay once per year, the deadline to pay without penalty is July 31, 2018. If you are on the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP), your payment amount will be auto...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

You’re Invited to Join the Conversation!

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The City of Chestermere wants to connect with you – about how you’d like to connect with your City!

The City has consulted residents on a range of topics including cannabis legalization, public hearings for new developments, and how we should upgrade the o...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

8 Chestermere ways to connect with your kids this summer

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School is almost out and you may be wondering what you will possibly do to keep your kiddos busy this summer. Well, you’re in luck that you live in a community bursting with opportunities for you and your kids to have some fun together.

Here are a few idea...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Gather your change – it’s Lemonade Day this Saturday!

Lemonade Day 2018

Check under the couch cushions and search your seats for extra quarters because it’s Lemonade Day on Saturday!

Lemonade Day is an international event designed to teach kids ages 6-17 about entrepreneurship. Participants in the program learn about...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Thank you! (June Mayor's Message)

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Thank you. We, your Council, very much appreciate that you take time to be involved in your community.

Simply by reading this message, you are demonstrating that you care about Chestermere and the direction we are heading.

In addition to reading th...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Chestermere Council hires new Chief Administrative Officer

New CAO Announcement

Chestermere City Council is pleased to announce that they have hired Bernie Morton as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the municipality.  

“Mr. Morton is coming to us with an exceptional blend of big city experience and sma...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

No Need for Speed

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In the early evening of May 24, a Chestermere Peace Officer was conducting traffic enforcement duties in the area of Range Road 284 and Chestermere Boulevard.

The officer observed a vehicle travelling southbound at an extremely high speed. The officer was ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Coming Soon to a Road Near You…

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If you’re driving around or through Chestermere, most of it is a smooth ride through a beautiful community.

Until you get to Township Road 240.

Like the villain in an action movie, this road is a nemesis for the 800 commuters that take it each day.

The grave...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Chestermere Parks has enlisted the help of goats to combat ‘baaad’ weeds this summer

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Next week, a herd of goats will be coming to Chestermere to feast on some weeds.  

“There are various types of weeds in the off-leash area, some of which we cannot spray due to environmental factors. We are committed to controlling these...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council reworks 2018 Budget to reduce planned tax increase

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Upon their election in 2017, one of the first items that the new City Council requested was a review of the 2018 budget.  

“We heard loud and clear from our residents that they wanted relief from tax rate hikes,” says Mayor Marshall Chalmers. “Wit...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

City Hall wants your opinion on cannabis regulations for Chestermere

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Last year, the federal government committed to legalizing recreational-use cannabis.

Each level of government has different responsibilities that pertain to the legalization. Municipalities (like the City of Chestermere) will be making decisions about:

  • Rule...
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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Southwest Chestermere lands ready for development

Waterford Stage 1

Residents of southwest Chestermere will soon have more neighbours and new features to explore as the Outline Plan for Waterford Stage 1 has now been passed by City Council. 

Waterford is located on the west side of Rainbow Road just north of Towns...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Council sets Strategic Plan for the City

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Yesterday, City Council adopted a 4 year Strategic Plan for the City of Chestermere.

“As a Council, we have some very specific goals that we want to achieve during this term in office that were informed by our discussions with residents last fall...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

616 new residents spur Chestermere to surpass 20,000 population mark

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While Chestermere has consistently been one of the fastest growing communities in the country, this year marks a particular milestone as the municipal census indicates that the community grew by 3.1% to 20,331 residents.

With the new total, Chestermere mov...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Community effort instrumental in creating a beautiful park for residents to enjoy

After months of hard work and dedication from generous volunteers, landscaping companies, contractors and staff, a new park at the corner of Rainbow Road and Chestermere Boulevard is nearing completion.

Every time we see a new park being develop...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Evaluating flowering rush control efforts in Alberta

The City of Chestermere is pleased to collaborate with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry to better understand aquatic invasive species and the best methods to eradicate them. Ms. Nicole Kimmel will be in Chestermere throughout the summer conduct...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

City Council passes 2017 Tax Rate Bylaw

At the regular meeting of Council on Monday, May 15, City Council passed the tax rate bylaw for 2017 with a tax requirement increase of 2.3%.

“Council has spent a lot of time debating and discussing this rate’s impact and we are very pr...

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