Posted on: May 30, 2017

Regional Transit Feasibility Study Coming to Chestermere

The need for public transportation available to Chestermere residents has grown. After serving more than three years on the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP), Transportation and Complete Mobility Committee, I am happy to announce that Chestermere will be...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Why Owning Industrial Land is Important

Mayor Matthews recently wrote about how Chestermere supports both commercial and residential development as we pursue economic growth. One of our key economic development strategies is the future light industrial and business park, for which Chestermere o...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Prevent – Respond – Recover: Chestermere Emergency Management Agency

A city-wide emergency can happen at any time. Recently, we’ve seen how a disaster can affect a community with the forest fires in Fort McMurray, and we experienced our own event in 2015 with the flood. The City of Chestermere continues to evolve...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Mayor's Message - Residential vs. Commercial

Mayor’s Message

To build or not to build… residential vs. commercial

People often ask me, “Why can’t the City stop approving residential and only approve commercial developments?”

Here’s the scoop....

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Economic Growth through High-Speed Broadband

When we think about economic development, we usually jump to new business. But did you know that our internet connectivity can have a significant economic impact?

The City and CRP began discussing broadband a few years ago when I was first appointed to the...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Mayor's Message - CUI Rate Request

During the last year, Council has focused on many things, but we made it a priority to do a better job of communicating with you. In keeping with that priority, here is an update on what we’ve been doing in our role as Regulator for Chestermere ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Supporting Regional Recreation

Chestermere is full of recreational activities for people of any age. You don’t have to look very hard to find opportunities to walk, swim, boat, skate, ride a bike, play team sports, or even just connect with your neighbours. Our community is committed t...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Chestermere’s Economic Growth

During the last decade, Chestermere has experienced exponential growth. Our population skyrocketed from approximately 9,500 people in 2006 to more than 19,700 residents in 2016. What most people don’t realize is that our non-residential tax base...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Connecting our Food with our Community

One of the reasons I joined Council was to build a stronger community for my daughters. I want my family to work together to make Chestermere better by respecting others and supporting a bigger picture. I often talk to my girls about the importance of car...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Creating community character through development

Every time I drive through the streets of Chestermere I appreciate what an amazing community we have.  In our recent Municipal Development Plan (MDP) update, we describe a long-term vision of our City that incorporates the small town feel with an...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Making Chestermere’s Streetscape Beautiful

Chestermere is a beautiful city! The natural beauty, of the lakes, ponds and green spaces, play a significant role in making Chestermere visually appealing, but it is also due to the efforts and creativity of dedicated residents. Each year, City Council s...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Mayor's Message - RCMP in our Community

Occasionally I get resident and non-resident inquiries about the RCMP. Recently, it occurred to me that not everyone understands the City’s relationship with our policing body. Under the Municipal Government Act, any community over 5000 people i...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Mayor's Message - Municipal Development Plan

This Fall has been a busy one so far in our community, but I’ve come to learn that they usually are in Chestermere. School has started again, hockey/curling/dance/music, etc. have begun new seasons, gardens are being put to bed for the Winter, g...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Why a Hotel?

Since the first time I ran for Council in 2007, I wanted Chestermere to have a hotel. Why? For me, a hotel was a necessity for growth. Before our hotel opened, we hosted two provincial hockey tournaments and saw minimal economic value. The teams visiting ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Join the Watershed Committee!

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Do you enjoy fishing, boating or other water activities? We are currently seeking residents to sit on the recently revived Watershed Committee.

The City of Chestermere’s vision in the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) includes creating a distinctive recreat...

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