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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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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Black Carts Coming This Year

black bins coming soon

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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City of Chestermere News
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 25, 2019

City offers grants to community social support programs

Human Services Advisory Board grants now available

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

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

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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

Chestermere Diversity and Inclusion policy

More Amazing for Chestermere

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: June 18, 2019

The end of CUI as we know it

Copy of CUI News and Update

Tonight, Chestermere’s City Council took back control of utility services. By choosing to bring utility services in house, they are expecting a utility rate reduction of up to 8%.

“Today is a historic day,” says Mayor Marshall...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

City to discontinue Commissioner for Oaths services

Commissioner for oaths service to be discontinued

The City of Chestermere is continuously reviewing service levels with the goal of improving the Amazing customer service provided to residents. In order to increase service levels to support more frequent customer inquiries, the City will be discontinuing...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Options for in-sourcing and out-sourcing utility services and rate reductions presented to Council

Copy of CUI Update (1)

Tonight, Chestermere’s City Council will consider public input on a proposal to in-source or out-source utility services and cut utility rates by up to 8 percent.

“After months of hard work and detailed analysis, we are pleased to recei...

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Read the proposal and watch the meeting live City of Chestermere News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

June Mayor's Message: Safety, Celebrations and CUI

June Mayors Message

June is a time of celebration in Chestermere!

We are kicking off the month by celebrating Seniors Week (June 3-8) and our local seniors’ countless contributions to our community. Later in the month we will honour our Bee City designation during P...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Helpful tips for Trailer and RV season

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The weather is finally getting warmer and many Chestermere residents are excited to begin spring and summer recreational activities.

For Chestermere residents who are ready to take their recreational vehicles (RVs) and trailers out of storage and prepare f...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Township Road 240 update: June 3

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Construction work on Township Road 240, Range Road 282 and the new Kinniburgh Bridge is well underway for the season and the work is on track to be complete in September 2019.

The underground utilities are complete and earthworks can now begin on Range Roa...

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Additional Info about the 240 upgrade City of Chestermere News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Recommendations on the future of CUI

Copy of CUI Update (1)

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 27, 2019

Tax Cut set for 2019!

tax cut set

On May 21, Chestermere’s City Council officially set the 2019 Tax Rate and included a 2% tax cut for Chestermere residents. 

Watch the video from Mayor Chalmers for his thoughts on the decision:

Quick facts on 2019 Municipal Taxes:

  • Proper...
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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Voyent Alert! notification system launches in Chestermere

Voyent Alert app

A local emergency can have an impact on your commute, your work or your child’s day at school. Now there’s a way for Chestermere residents to receive location-specific and time-sensitive information during emergencies with a brand new ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Chestermere adopts 1st reading of Anti-Bullying Bylaw

New Anti-Bullying Bylaw

Aggressive name-calling between students. Withholding food from a live-in parent. Harassing a teen online. Sending demeaning emails about a co-worker. Preventing a spouse from accessing a joint bank account.

Unfortunately, these are all real instances of b...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

May Mayor's Message

Spring 2019 Newsletter3

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

storm update

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
dir...

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Chestermere's Local Alerts Information City of Chestermere News
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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City of Chestermere News
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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Read more about the Strategic Vision here City of Chestermere News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Increased transparency added to 2018 financial audit presentation

2018 financials avail

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

new boat permit system

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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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

City Council prepares for future growth with new regulations

Preparing for the future

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

speeder caught web

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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Apply for a banner City of Chestermere News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Mayor Chalmers releases statement on New Zealand attacks

New Zealand

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

Dirt to Door 2019

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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Mayor's Breakfast Speech City of Chestermere News
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

Wanted_ Garbage, Recycling Organics Contractor

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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Additional Info about the RFP City of Chestermere News
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

cultivation bylaw defeated

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

CFS Donation

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

Mayor asking question of premier

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: February 5, 2019

Chestermere Protective Services: City Wildlife Advisory

Wildlife Advisory

Chestermere and surrounding Alberta towns and cities have developed rapidly and many urban areas have expanded into what was, until recently, natural wildlife habitat.

Having wildlife in the city can have many benefits. Carnivores, such as coyotes, hawks a...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Peace Officers issue charges for trespassing at the Chestermere Water Park

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In 2018, Chestermere Peace Officers dealt with more than 20 individuals who were caught trespassing in the abandoned Chestermere Water Park. The majority of the individuals were youth from the Chestermere and Calgary area.

“Not only is trespassin...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors advocate for Provincial support

Mid Sized Cities

Cochrane, AB – The Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors’ and CAOs’ caucus called on provincial party leaders to commit to developing a framework that ensures Alberta’s mid-sized communities can build a meaningful, workin...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Snow Plow Operator

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It’s midnight and the sky is bright.

Heavy snowfall is forecasted to begin around 3am* and Chestermere’s road crews are on alert.

Around 4am, the on call operator, Maxwell Bergen, wakes up to check the roads. It’s just starting...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: January 21, 2019

Your City Needs You (and your opinion)

Start a conversation (2)

Chestermere’s City Council is looking for your opinion on some important topics!

The City’s new consultation site, www.chestermereconversations.ca gives residents an opportunity to provide their feedback in a way that can impact decisions.

“Public engagemen...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Community groups will continue to thrive for 2019

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The City of Chestermere’s Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB) is pleased to announce the United Way Partnership and Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) 2019 grants recipients. This funding will support community groups in Chestermere...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

New Shade Feature Added to Chestermere Bike Park

bike park structure

It may feel like summer is far away, but the City’s Parks team is already thinking about how to improve the experience at the Bike Park once the weather warms.

Last week, the team completed a new shade structure at the park.

“At our annual Bike Park BBQ las...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

New Development in Chestermere

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Wondering what the pile of dirt is at the west entrance of Chestermere? That’s a sign that construction has begun on some exciting new developments in our community.

For the City’s Planning & Development Services Manager the constru...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

2019 Budgeted Projects

Sept 2017 UPdate

Council passed the 2019 Budget on December 4, 2018. Here are some of the projects on the books for this year: 

2019 portion of Township Road 240: Reconstruction of the roadway and paving from Range Road 282 to Rainbow Road.

Digital signs t...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

3 reasons to renew your dog license

Renew your dog license

1. Easy Identification: If you furry friends accidentally leave the house, having an ID will help Bylaw Officers arrange the safe return of your pet.

3. Avoid Fines: Having a dog license is mandatory in Chestermere and fines start at $250.

3. Its Quick and ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

City seeking expressions of interest for waste collection and processing services

CUI Office

The City and CUI are working together to explore how residents will continue to receive waste collection and processing services, with the possibility of outsourcing these services to third-party provider(s).

In November, City Council narrowed down the opt...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Please don't drink and drive

Arrive Alive Cover

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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Fire Services Information City of Chestermere News
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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Additional Info about Dog Licensing City of Chestermere News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

December Mayor's Message: Celebrate the holidays in Chestermere

December Mayors Message graphic

The holiday season is upon us, and while I know this is a busy time of year for residents, I hope you can find some time to enjoy the season right here in Chestermere.

I had the pleasure of ringing in the holidays at Winter Lights Festival and was happy to...

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City of Chestermere News
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: December 3, 2018

Shopping for a good cause

Join us at the Holiday Store

Each December, children in Chestermere line up for their chance to shop for their families at the Kids’ Holiday Store.Kids come prepared with their shopping lists and are paired up with a Holiday Store Elf to help them pick out the presents.

Parents can en...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

City of Chestermere pursuing a regional stormwater solution

regional stormwater solution

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

incident update

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

Mayors Speech

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 21, 2018

Ensuring every Chestermere resident has happy holidays

Lend a helping hand

With Christmas lights turning on and gifts being purchased, the holiday season seems to be in full swing. For many this is a time of joy, but for some in our community it can be extraordinarily stressful.

The Chestermere Regional Food Bank and the City of ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Shine a bright light on winter this weekend

Winter Lights Festival is November 24

Chestermere is about to become a lot more festive at the annual Winter Lights Festival on November 24! The event will kick off the Christmas season with the official lighting of John Peake Park. 

“More lights and displays have been added...

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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 5, 2018

What’s your $1,000 idea?

Dave Mikkelsen Award for Youth

Youth in Chestermere: tell us your amazing ideas for making our community awesome and you could receive $1,000 to make your plan come to life!  

"We’re inviting youth ages 12-17 and youth organizations to apply for this award,&r...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

9 Things to Know for November: Mayor's Message

Mayors Message (1)

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

CUI Meeting

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: October 25, 2018

Visible and Invisible Ghouls

Kids at Halloween

On Halloween, Peace Officers and Police will be out all night patrolling neighbourhoods. For everyone’s safety, they recommend that all kids are dressed warmly and are highly visible.

“Even if you’re planning to be a ghost or goblin, it’s important to be a...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Have an opinion about seniors’ housing in Chestermere?

Senior Housing Roundtable (2)

Starting to think about downsizing now that your kids have left the nest? Wondering what your options are in Chestermere? Currently, there are no dedicated seniors’ housing options in Chestermere, but the City is looking to change that! The community will...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Chestermere Sets Cannabis Regulations for the Community

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Recreational use of cannabis, as per federal law, became legal in Canada on October 17.

Chestermere’s cannabis regulations include:

  • A ban on consumption in public places. Cannabis may only be used in one’s private home or on private prop...
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Posted on: October 2, 2018

October Mayor's Message: 5 Things about Council’s First Year in Office

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It's almost been one year since the election, and as your newly elected Council, we knew we had a big job ahead of us. We understood that progress needed to be made on major issues and were eager to tackle the challenge of digging into the details of what...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Looking into the future of seniors’ housing in Chestermere

Seniors housing survey

Independent living? Assisted living? What does seniors’ housing options look like in Chestermere? This is what the City is trying to find out. 

“Seniors’ housing in Chestermere is a high priority item in our Strategic Plan,” says Mayor Marshall Chalmers. “...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Letter to CUI Stakeholders, Staff and Vendors

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September 21, 2018

Dear Chestermere Utilities Incorporated Stakeholders, Staff and Vendors,

It has been public knowledge for a number of years now that the residents of Chestermere have many questions and concerns about their City owned company, CUI. The cu...

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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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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

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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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Posted on: June 26, 2018

3 things to know about your tax notice

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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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Posted on: June 7, 2018

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

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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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City of Chestermere News
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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City of Chestermere News
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

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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: February 1, 2018

February Mayor's Message

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As I write this, the snow is flying fast and so it seems, is Council. I am very pleased to tell you that we have been working hard to make headway on two of our top priorities.

First, we were very pleased with CUI’s announcement that they would not be seek...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: November 23, 2017

November 20 Council Meeting Notes

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At the Chestermere City Council Meeting on November 20, Council: 

  • Presented an Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association award to City staff in recognition of Chestermere’s commitment to providing employees with health and safety e...
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Posted on: November 17, 2017

November 6 Council Meeting Notes

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At the Chestermere City Council Meeting on November 6, Council: 

  • Presented a certificate of recognition to Alex Halat, a community member who recently received the Sovereign’s medal for volunteers.
  • Accepted the consent agenda which includ...
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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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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Statement from Mayor Patricia Matthews regarding Chestermere’s appeal of the Conrich ASP

The Municipal Government Board (MGB) has made its decision regarding Chestermere’s appeal of the Conrich Area Structure Plan (ASP) . They have chosen to allow Rocky View County to proceed as planned.

While we respect the process the MGB took to l...

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