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Posted on: November 25, 2021

City Council hosts Fourth Annual Dirt to Door Development Industry Event

Dirt to Door 2021

This morning, City Council hosted the fourth annual Dirt to Door Development Industry Event. During the event, Mayor Jeff Colvin introduced the 2021-2025 Council to representatives from the development industry.  

In his introductory rema...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

The Winter Lights Festival is Back!

Winter Lights Festival 2021

Chestermere is kicking off the holiday season with a twinkle and a bang at the Winter Lights Festival on Saturday, November 27th, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The Winter Lights Festival has become a beloved tradition in Chestermere since it began in 2017. Chock-...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Advance Turn Signal Adjustments Completed on Chestermere Blvd. and Rainbow Road

Chestermere Blvd. and Rainbow Road turning signals

Following a Council decision made at the October 26 Regular Meeting of Council, and a desire to improve safety at that intersection, the turning signals at Chestermere Blvd. and Rainbow Road have been adjusted to have dedicated advance left turn signals.

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Chestermere Blvd. speed limit returning to 80 km/h

Speed limit on Chestermere Blvd. returns to 80km/h

During a Special Meeting on October 26, City Council asked Administration to return the speed limit on Chestermere Blvd. to 80 km/h. 

Chestermere Community Operations crews will be replacing the 60 km/h speed limit signage with 80 km/h signs as so...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Remembrance Day 2021 Information

Remembrance Day 2

Each year, we gather to reflect, remember, and honour our veterans on Remembrance Day. 

This year, the ceremony will be a hybrid and there are 2 ways to participate:

  1.  Attend in Person: You are welcome to attend the outdoor event in person ...
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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Statement from the Mayor - Changes coming to City Hall

Statement from the Mayor

A statement from Mayor Jeff Colvin: 

As we launch our 120-day plan with a new direction for Chestermere, there will be many additions and changes for our community.  As part of this change of direction, we will be moving forward with a ch...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

2021 Municipal Election Results

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The initial unofficial results for the 2021 Election for the City of Chestermere’s new Mayor and Council have been compiled. 

The unofficial results for the City of Chestermere for the 2021-2025 term of office are: 

Pursuant to S...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Give thanks for your neighbours during Amazing Neighbour Week – October 11 to 18

Amazing Neighbour Week 2021

The City of Chestermere is encouraging residents to again celebrate the treasure of having a good neighbour during ‘Amazing Neighbour Week’ taking place October 11-18. 

“Council wanted to find a new way to acknowledge and celebrate amazing neighbo...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Chestermere Fire Services encourages community to learn the sounds of fire safety

Sounds of Safety Oct 3-9

From beeps to chirps, Chestermere Fire Services will be educating the public this week about the sounds smoke alarms make, what those sounds mean, and how to respond to them.

October 3 to 9 is Fire Prevention Week and the theme for 2021 is &ls...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Coming soon: Speed limit reduction on Chestermere Blvd.

Speed limit to be lowered to 60 km/hr on Chestermere Blvd.

Permanent signage will soon be installed indicating a speed limit reduction from 80 km/h to 60 km/h on Chestermere Boulevard from Invermere Drive to Range Road 284. 

“This summer, Council requested that City Staff examine how to enhance ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Chestermere Blvd. and West Chestermere Drive Road Paving Oct. 3 – 8

Chestermere Blvd. and West Chestermere Drive paving October 3- 8 2021

Update: October 7

  • Before nighttime temperatures drop below freezing, the last segment of paving is going to be completed tonight.
  • Lane restrictions will be in place from 5:00 pm tonight until 1:00 am on Fri. October 8.
  • All work is expected to be completed by...
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Posted on: October 1, 2021

2021 Municipal Election Voting Days

Voting Days

October is here and with it comes an opportunity to vote in the upcoming municipal election. 

16 candidates have registered to run for City Council positions, and voters will also have the opportunity to cast their ballot for a Senate election and...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

2021 Municipal Election Candidate List Finalized

Candidates

Nominations for the 2021 City of Chestermere Municipal Election closed at noon on September 20. 

Here are the candidates running for office. 

 

Candidates Running for Mayor:

  • Colvin, Jeff 
  • Young, Michelle 

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Chestermere RCMP seeking to return recovered stolen property

RCMP seeking to return stolen property

On July 3, 2021 as a result of a shoplifting investigation, Chestermere RCMP seized numerous items believed to have been stolen in and around the Calgary area. The property is believed to have been stolen between June 30, 2021 and July 3, 2021. 

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Complaint of suspicious male results in arrest of robbery suspect

Arrest made in Sept. 15 Chestermere robbery

On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 15, at approximately 1:55 p.m., a Chestermere Peace Officer observed a suspicious male on the property of a Chestermere School. 

The officer spoke with the male to inquire about his purpose for being at the...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Chestermere ‘Women in Leadership’ feature magazine now available

Chestermere Women's Magazine Available Now!

A dynamic online series exploring women’s roles and engagement in municipal politics and leadership titled “The Chestermere Toward Parity for Women in Politics Project” concluded earlier this year. 

The initiative led by the City of Chestermere, i...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Updated: Road paving continues until mid-October

Road paving begins September 11. locations include rainbow road chestermere blvd township road 240

  • Update September 29:
  • Chestermere Blvd. and West Chestermere Drive intersection paving will take place Oct. 3 at 7:00 am until Oct. 7 at 5:00 am. Intermittent overnight and daytime closures will occur. Detours will also be in place. Please drive with care a...
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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Final Dave Mikkelsen Award Winners for 2020 and 2021 Announced!

The 2020 and 2021 Dave Mikkelsen Award Winners

The City of Chestermere is excited to announce the final recipients of the Dave Mikkelsen Award! Because of delays due to COVID-19, the 2020 and 2021 winners are being announced together.

“The Dave Mikkelsen Award was created to continue Dave Mik...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

2021 Municipal Election Nomination Day is September 20

Nomination Day

Residents of municipalities across Alberta will go to the polls this October to cast their votes for City Council and Mayoral candidates.  

 Before that can happen however, candidates must submit completed nomination packages and official...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Gifts of Kindness Fund bolstered with $10,000 donation from Glen and Jeannette Richardson

Gifts of Kindness Donation

The City’s Gifts of Kindness fund had an influx of summer support recently as a local family donated $10,000 towards the charity. 

“From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say thank you to Glen and Jeannette Richardson who have so generously con...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Transit Link Coming to Chestermere - Launch event to be held August 30

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The City of Chestermere is pleased to announce that for the very first time, a transit link to Calgary will be available for Chestermere residents.  

“We kept hearing from our community that transit is needed for our residents. We heard ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Construction begins on new Chestermere Civic Recreation Centre

Civic Recreation Centre

Earlier today, representatives from the City of Chestermere, community groups, local recreation organizations, developers and the project team celebrated the sod turning for the upcoming Chestermere Civic Recreation Centre.  

“Today, as ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Construction Notice: Transit-related Upgrades around Chestermere

Transit Construction Notice. August 19 - 28, 2021. Visit chestermere.ca/transit for details.

To prepare for the connection to Transit service at the end of August, localized construction projects will be taking place at 12 locations within Chestermere. 

Each location will have a combination of signs, bus shelters and/or concrete sidewalk/...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

BOOST National coming to Chestermere in 2021 as part of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Series

BOOST National

The City of Chestermere is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the BOOST National – the second event of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series –   November 2 – 7, 2021.

The tournament was originall...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

EPCOR leak detection program continues

leak detection program - summer 2021

You may see crews from EPCOR in your yard or at the end of your property this summer as they will be locating water shut-off valves to test the distribution system for leaks.In August, crews will be working along the East Chestermere Drive and Lake Ere ar...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Council asking for feedback on new options for MDP and LUB amendments

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Share your ideas on how the City develops new communities – take the survey before Aug. 23!

August 9, 2021

Chestermere, AB – In September of 2020, City Administration presented to Council potential new changes to the Chestermere...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Chestermere RCMP warn public of fraudulent callers claiming to be police

RCMP warn of possible phone scam

The Chestermere RCMP are warning the general public of fraudulent telephone calls claiming to originate from the RCMP detachment to callers into the Calgary area.

The RCMP was notified that the Chestermere detachment's phone number was "spoof...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Good Music, Food Trucks and Fireworks – Setting the Stage for Chestermere Music Fest on August 14

Summer Music Fest

On Saturday, August 14, come and enjoy the sounds of summer with a free music festival by the shores of Chestermere Lake! 

The fun will start even before the music as visitors can check out the marketplace or the Chestermere Library’s annual book ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

2022 Human Services Advisory Board Grants Available

Human Services Advisory Board grants now available

Seniors care. Youth training. Community connections. Skills development. Homelessness prevention. New immigrant care. 

All of these services are key elements to ensuring a strong social fabric, but no one group can meet all of the social needs pre...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Chestermere RCMP investigate possible drowning

July 26 incident response _ anniversary park

UPDATE July 27, 10:15 p.m.:

At 8:41 p.m. Chestermere RCMP with the help of Chestermere Fire Services, the Western Cadaver Dog Association, and the Central Alberta Rescue Diving Society, recovered the body of the missing person in Chestermere Lake.The 47-ye...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Pay your utility bills via online banking? We have a name change!

Utility bills

In the past, residents had to search for 1538974 AB Ltd (the numbered company name that tracks utility finances separate from the City) to set up utility payments via their online banking system, but that has been recently changed to CHESTERMERE UTILITIES...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Seeking new Library Board Members!

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Do you love our local library? Consider getting more involved by becoming a Board Member! 

This Board oversees the management of the Chestermere Public Library and is comprised of a maximum of ten members including:• Chairperson• Vice-Chairperson•...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Community Grant Program awards $96,779 in grants to enhance local services to the community

Community Grants 2021

In May, the City announced that it would accept applications for $129,000 in Community Grant funding for projects to enhance local amenities in sports and recreation, arts, culture, history and the social well-being of the residents of Chestermer...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

City buildings now open to the public after COVID-19 restrictions lifted

city buildings now open on July 19

Starting today (Monday, July 19), City municipal buildings will reopen to the public. This includes City Hall and the Community Operations building.  

The July 20 meeting of Council will also be open to the public. Those who wish to attend will be...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Passionate about policing and crime reduction? Join the Police Communications Committee!

PCC

Passionate about policing and crime reduction? We’re looking for new members for the Police Communications Committee! 

This committee provides a casual forum for the RCMP to receive input from the community and share information about pu...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Buskers will be providing live entertainment in City parks this summer

busking permits available

The City is excited to announce that some local performers will be entertaining residents and visitors in the community this summer!Through an initiative created by the Arts Recreation Culture (ARC) Coalition, the City has developed a temporary permit tha...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Water Main Break

Emergency in Progress (1)

September 9, 2021 

Road paving is set to begin in Chestermere starting September 11 until mid-October, weather dependent.  

Sections of the following roads will be paved:

  • Rainbow Road between Township Road 240 and Rainbow Falls Gat...
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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Construction Alert: underground stormwater and copper water service pipe upgrades scheduled

Stormwater Construction Notice (1)

Above ground, residents may have to show some extra patience this summer as they experience road closures and diversions. That patience is critical as we complete important work below ground to update the stormwater system (to reduce the possibility of fl...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Chestermere mourns for seven lost to tragic fire

Chestermere mourns

RCMP Statement

Chestermere RCMP investigate fatal house fire

 Chestermere, Alta. – On July 2, 2021, at approximately 2:36 a.m., Chestermere RCMP received a call of a house fire in the Oakmere community.

Chestermere Fire Services and Emergency Medica...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Canada Day Mayor's Message 2021

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Mayor Chalmers provides a message on Canada Day for all those reflecting on and acknowledging Canada's history today. Watch the video or read the transcript below. 

Transcript: 

Hello Chestermere, 

While we are not gathering in per...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Partnership between the City and CIWA to provide a culturally sensitive approach to counselling

Partnership between the City and CIWA to provide a culturally sensitive approach to counselling

Starting July 1, the City of Chestermere will partner with the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) to offer multi-lingual in-person and virtual counselling services to Chestermere residents. Read this information in:

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Canada Day Weekend Reminders & Regulations

Canada Day Weekend

With soaring temperatures, easing of COVID-19 restrictions, a civic holiday, and the pull of the cool water of the lake, a busy weekend is anticipated for Chestermere. 

Last weekend, Chestermere Peace Officers issued approximately 65-75 warning ti...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Cooling Centre Available for Residents to Escape the Heat

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Escape the heat at the temporary cooling centre at City Hall! Enjoy a quiet space with air conditioning, a cold water/electrolyte drink and freezie, while reading a book or listening to your favorite podcast. Individual and small cohort seating is limited...
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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Tax bills coming this week include a 1.1% cut

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Municipal tax notices will be delivered to residents this week and for the fourth year in a row, they will include a cut to the tax requirement. 

“We are very pleased to have been able to cut the tax requirement again,” says Ma...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Blast off! Fireworks planned for July 2, and City planning a return to normal starting July 1

Fireworks Celebration

We made it, Chestermere! 

All COVID-19 restrictions, with a few minor exceptions, will be lifted by the Provincial government as of July 1, 2021, and the City of Chestermere will follow suit. To celebrate this, our Canadian heritage, and the start...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Redevelopment of Lakeside Greens Golf Course File Closed

Lakeside Greens Update

June 23, 2021

Dear Neighbours, 

Since it was announced in 2020 by the owners of Lakeside Greens Golf Course of their intention to partner with a developer and transform the golf course into a residential neighbourhood, I have provided two updates, ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Love, the Lake, and a Legacy

Love and the Lake Story

A Chestermere senior and his family are hoping that a donation of a new accessible kayak slip will make it easier for everyone to enjoy water activities safely on Chestermere Lake - no matter their age.

The generous donation was made possible by 87-year-ol...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Schematic Designs for New Civic Recreation Centre Approved!

Copy of New Civic Centre Social Posts

The City of Chestermere is excited to announce that schematic designs for the upcoming civic and recreation centre have been approved. 

“Community conversations and research for a new recreation facility have been in the works for many y...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Chestermere CAPTURE Program Goes Live

RCMP Chestermere CAPTURE program

Chestermere RCMP and the City of Chestermere are proud to announce the launch of the CAPTURE (Community Assisted Policing Through Use of Recorded Evidence) program. This initiative represents the evolution from the Voluntary Registry of Home Surveillance ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2021

The City of Chestermere and Western Irrigation District partner to protect Chestermere Lake from AIS

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The City of Chestermere and the Western Irrigation District (WID) have joined forces to keep Chestermere Lake and local waterbodies safe from aquatic invasive species by investing in a new boat cleaning system. 

It is a free, waterless, user-opera...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Strathmore and Chestermere RCMP - Dangerous driver apprehended

Dangerous Driver Apprehended

Rocky View County and Chestermere, Alta. - On May 20 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Chestermere RCMP were alerted that a dark Honda Civic had fled from Calgary Police during an attempted traffic stop and was being monitored by HAWCS passing the City.&nbs...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

COVID-19 safety protocols re-established for Chestermere beach this summer

2021 Beach Safety Protocols

As the community welcomes the warmer weather and prepares for enjoyable outdoor activities, including going to the beach on a hot summer day, the City of Chestermere is again taking steps to ensure the safety of all who want to enjoy Anniversary Park. Aga...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Join us for a week-long celebration in honour of our local seniors

Seniors Week June 7 - 13

The City will be hosting a virtual Seniors’ Week celebration during the week of June 7-13 to acknowledge the contributions of local seniors. 

“This event provides an opportunity for us to celebrate our seniors who generously sh...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

May COVID-19 Update

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Mayor Marshall Chalmers and Deputy Mayor Michelle Young provide an update on the local COVID-19 situation in Chestermere. Watch the video or read the transcript below for more information: 

Transcript: 

MAYOR CHALMERS: Hello Chest...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Tell us what your city means to you with new community banner project

Community Banners 2021

A new initiative from the Chestermere Streetscape Committee invites residents to submit photos for a new set of banners that will be displayed in Anniversary Park. 

“The idea behind our community banner project is community pride and par...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Help Protect Chestermere Lake

AIS

Although it may seem like the most humane thing to do, depositing your unwanted goldfish into Chestermere Lake for it to ‘swim free’ is not a wise idea; they can quickly take over a body of water and cause unintended damage. 

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Engage your neighbours and strengthen community connections with the Vitality Grant

Vitality Grants open until June 25

Have you ever wanted to organize a neighbourhood clean-up, or create a free bike exchange program for some local kids, or even build a little free library for your community to share their favourite books? Now you can – by applying for a Vitalit...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Streetscape Committee provides contest to encourage creativity and water conservation

Rain Barrel Contest - Register now!

The City’s Streetscape Committee has developed an exciting rain barrel contest for residents to show their creative decorating skills along with their innovative rain water harvesting techniques! 

“We designed this contest to h...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

New Fitness Phone Survey for Seniors!

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May 11, 2021

Chestermere, AB – Earlier this year, the City conducted a survey about adult fitness to help us plan for the new Civic Recreation Centre. 

And now we are conducting Part 2 of that survey! 

Over the next few weeks, we will reach...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Chestermere RCMP request for assistance - Death Investigation

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Chestermere, Alta. – On May 6, 2021 at 8:15 a.m., Chestermere RCMP received a report of a person found deceased in Chestermere Lake on the South side of the causeway near the East shore. Members of Chestermere RCMP attended immediately with Ches...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

New Provincial Information about COVID-19 Vaccines and Restrictions

New COVID Updates

Chestermere's Current Active Cases: 148 (As of May 5, 2021)

Provincial Update: On May 4, the provincial government announced additional restrictions for regions with at least 50 cases per 100,000 people and at least 30 active cases. This includes ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Council accepts 2020 Audited Financial Statements

2020 FINANCIALS

Last week, Chestermere City Council approved the 2020 audited financial statements for the City of Chestermere. Also, the Utility Company Board approved the financial statements for the City’s Utility Company (1538974 AB Ltd.) and Council accept...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Council offering $129,000 in community grants for recreation, arts and culture programming

Apply for Community Grants before May 28

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...

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Posted on: May 1, 2021

Chestermere Celebrates First Responders Day

First Responders Day

In early 2021, City Council proclaimed that May 1, 2021, would be the first annual First Responders Day. 

This Council-directed motion is in honour of our first responders who serve our community. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Chestermere RCMP on scene of fatal collision

Apr 23 incident response MVC Rainbow Road

At approximately 1 p.m. today, Chestermere RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Rainbow Road and Chestermere Boulevard.

The collision involved a car and a pick-up truck.

An 81-year-old female passenger of the car from Calgary was...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Chestermere Family Bike Park Preparing to Reopen

The Bike Park will reopen

Spring is underway, and though wet weather is still in the forecast, plans are being made to reopen the Chestermere Family Bike Park next week (weather dependent). 

“The Chestermere Family Bike Park is one of our community’s mo...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Thank you Chestermere Volunteers!

thank you volunteers!

Volunteering over the past year has been like no other, and the City of Chestermere would like to thank all those who took time to give back to their community this year. 

“Especially during the uncertainty of 2020, volunteers were an es...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Mayor Chalmers announces he will not seek re-election

Mayor Chalmers announces he will not run in fall election

April 20, 2021

Dear Chestermerians,

Chestermere’s future is bright and full of exciting promise and opportunity. We are moving towards Council’s vision of being Amazing, and with more people choosing to call Chestermere home, we are now ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Street Sweepers are coming to your area - find out when!

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Chestermere’s 9-week street sweeping program has begun and residents are asked to move their vehicles off the streets to enable a full spring clean of our city roads. 

Chestermere has over 110 kilometres of paved roadways. A bulk sweep t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Special project funding available for multi-lingual counselling service providers

HSAB special funding call out

The City’s Human Services Advisory Board has issued a special call for proposals to service providers who can deliver local counselling services in Tagalog, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Urdu, and Spanish. 

“Positive mental health and cultural inclusion ar...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

COVID-19 Update for April

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On April 6, the provincial government announced that Alberta is moving back to Step 1, effective April 7. Additional restrictions for restaurants take effect April 9 at noon. Step 1 restrictions will remain in place until further notice. Read the full ann...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) Launches Final Phase of Public Engagement

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The third and final phase of public engagement for the Calgary Metro Region’s growth plan has launched and residents are invited to participate at calgarymetroregion.ca. 

“We are proud to be part of planning for the future of o...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Transit Plans Moving Forward for Fall 2021

2020 Transit Social (1)

Even though Chestermere shares a border with the City of Calgary, residents can have a hard time getting into Calgary if they don’t have a vehicle or money for a taxi. But that is all about to change. 

“Last week, we were very ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Chestermere mourns the first death of a community member due to COVID-19

first covid death

The City of Chestermere is mourning the loss of a community member who has passed away as a result of COVID-19. While the community has had over 800 confirmed cases and reports of hospitalizations, this is the first death. 

 In response, ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Voter Identification Bylaw outlines three easy options for October election

Voter ID bylaw passed by Council

The 2021 municipal election will be taking place on October 18 and City Council recently passed a bylaw that expands the identification options available to ensure that all voters can fully participate in the process. 

“It is our goal to...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Chestermere RCMP – Ongoing investigation – Additional person charged

RCMP Charges March 23

April 27, 2021 - Chestermere, Alta. – On April 23, 2021, RCMP Major Crimes unit located and arrested a second individual in relation to this homicide.   

Joseph PILLAY (36) is a former resident of Calgary and was arrested in Vancouver, B....

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Watch your mailbox for important communication from the City this week

Property Assessment Social Card

Later this week, Chestermere property owners will be receiving an important piece of communication from the City: your assessment notice. 

An assessment is a value placed on your land and buildings to determine the fair distribution of property ta...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

EPCOR to begin sewer line inspections

EPCOR sewer line inspection begins next week

Next week, EPCOR will begin conducting annual sanitary sewer line maintenance in Chestermere. 

Crews will be inspecting sewer lines in the areas of West Lakeview, West Chestermere Drive and Chestermere Station. Work will take place over four weeks...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Two occupants of stolen vehicle facing criminal charges after morning collision

CPO News Release March 3

At approximately 9:15 a.m. on March 3, a Chestermere Peace Officer was on routine patrol on Range Road 284, south of Chestermere Boulevard. The officer attempted to stop a southbound Dodge Dakota for a traffic violation.

However, when the officer activate...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

City launches Chestermere Cares campaign to feature social support services

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Job losses. Business closures. Financial uncertainty. Mental health struggles.  

These challenging situations have become a hard reality for many people in our community over the past several months, but the City of Chestermere wants residents to ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

You’re invited to participate in a discussion about policing priorities in Chestermere

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Over the next two weeks, Chestermere residents are invited to take part in a discussion around policing priorities for Chestermere. 

“Council’s vision is to be amazing, and one of our pathways to that amazing future is to champion a safe community...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

February 25 COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chalmers

Mayors covid-19 video update Feb 25

Mayor Chalmers has recorded a new video update to share some current stats and news about COVID-19 in Chestermere, watch the video below:

Full Transcript:

Hello Chestermere, 

Today, I am very pleased to bring a positive outlook for our local COVID u...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Western Irrigation District (WID) Cooperative Stormwater Management Project

WID Cooperative Stormwater Management Project begins

Whissell Contracting has now started work on stage one of the Western Irrigation District (WID) Cooperative Stormwater Management Project south of Chestermere Lake.

The work will be focused in the canal areas near Range Road 282 and Kinniburgh Blvd., and ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

City’s Human Services Advisory Board awards more than $170,000 in grants

Human Services Advisory Board grants

Twelve projects created by local not-for-profit and registered charitable organizations have received an investment of $171,961 in grant funding from Chestermere Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the United Way Chestermere Partnership.

The f...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

2020 Year in Review Report Available

YIR Report

At the end of 2020, Mayor Chalmers issued a video reflecting on 2020. 

“This year certainly did not go as we expected, yet I am so thankful and proud of all that we have accomplished in the past 12 months. That applies to both our pandem...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Do not leave pets out during extreme cold

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The ‘feels like’ temperature in Chestermere is expected to remain well below -30OC for the next few days and Chestermere Peace Officers are reminding residents to keep pets inside. 

“We have received a few complaints ...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Mayor Chalmers' February COVID-19 Update

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Last week, Mayor Chalmers recorded a message to update the community about COVID-19.

Text (Recorded the week of Feb 1, 2021)

Hello Chestermere, 

It is now February, and I’d like to take a moment to provide you with a brief update on COVID-19 in our ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

City Council keeps 2021 utility rates steady with COVID grant

2021 utility rates

The first utility bills for 2021 will be issued today, and Chestermere City Council has approved the use of a provincial grant so that residents will not experience an increase to their rates this year. 

While a 2% increase to 2021 rates (approxim...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Impaired Driver Arrested after fleeing from Chestermere Peace Officers and RCMP

Impaired Driver Arrested after fleeing from Chestermere Peace Officers and RCMP

On the evening of Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., a Chestermere Peace Officer was patrolling in the area of Chestermere Boulevard and Rainbow Road. The officer observed a grey pick-up truck failing to maintain the center of the driving lane. &n...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Applications Open for Dave Mikkelsen Youth Award

Mikkelsen Youth Award

February 2, 2021 

Chestermere, AB - The City of Chestermere is proud to announce the Mikkelsen Youth Award is open for applications. 

The Mikkelsen Youth Award is a $1,000 annual grant in honour of Dave Mikkelsen, who served as th...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Lakeside Greens Golf Course Update

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January 29, 2021

Dear Neighbours,

In 2020, the Lakeside Greens Golf Course announced that they had partnered with Slokker Homes to explore the sale of the golf course for the purpose of converting it into a new housing development.

In September, 2020, I issu...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Chestermere City Council strengthens storm pond safety commitment

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Clarified legislation adds power for peace officers; residents must skate on 13 authorized outdoor rinks, not storm water facilities

Chestermere, AB – Chestermere City Council passed amendments to the Storm Drainage Bylaw on Tuesday night that cl...

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Posted on: January 17, 2021

City issues statement regarding storm pond enforcement

Storm Pond Statement

 To read this statement as a PDF, click here.

January 16, 2021

Dear Chestermere,

Some residents have expressed anger, and threats, regarding our approach to maintaining safety on our storm ponds.

We would like to share some important information whic...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Child falls through Chestermere storm pond Friday afternoon

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Updated Sunday, January 17: The child's family has been located and the child is safe and well. 

On Friday afternoon, Chestermere Peace Officers (CPOs) received a call from a member of the public concerned that a child had fallen...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Chestermere RCMP respond to Jan. 12 incident on Invermere Drive

Jan 12 incident response update

On Tuesday, January 12, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Chestermere RCMP along with the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Police Dog Services (PDS) contained a residence in the 200 block of Invermere Drive and executed arrest warrants for an adult male.

The wa...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

City Urges Community to Use Safe Skating Facilities this Winter

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Municipal Enforcement urges the Community to keep safe by staying off local storm ponds. Due to fluctuating water levels and the weak and unpredictable composition of the ice, no activity on storm pond ice is safe. Ever.

Chestermere Peace Officer Sergeant...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

City Launches New Community Guide

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The City of Chestermere is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Guide.

This publication showcases the wonderful things about our community, profiles a few of our remarkable residents, and provides info on programs, events, and initiatives happen...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

City Council approves complimentary Library cards for 2021

Free Library Cards

Chestermere City Council is pleased to announce that for the entirety of 2021, all Chestermere residents are eligible for a complimentary Chestermere Public Library card. 

“At the request of the Library Board through their local appropri...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

EPCOR Donates $5000 to Chestermere's Gifts of Kindness Fund

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2021 is off to a great start for the City’s Gifts of Kindness Fund as EPCOR has announced a donation of $5000 towards the local charity.  

“We are so grateful to EPCOR’s Heart + Soul Fund for this generous display of ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

2020 Year In Review Video

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Happy New Year! 

In this year-end video, Mayor Chalmers covers the work done to make Chestermere an amazing place in 2020 including:0:56 - Tax Cut for 20211:24 - 0% increase to utility rates2:40 - Service Level Review Project3:03 - 2020 Priorities...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Snow plowing continues in Chestermere

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Snow Clearing Update: January 8

Today, crews will be completing the remaining snow removal in the Cove and the West Chestermere Drive Area. Residents are asked to please move vehicles off the street if possible and give crews room to work. 

  • Crews a...
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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Transit discussions underway for Chestermere connection

Transit discussions for Chestermere connection

City of Chestermere Council is pleased to be working with the City of Calgary to bring transit to Chestermere in 2021. 

As Council recognized that many residents have been requesting transit options for many years, they have been working to find a...

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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chalmers - December 9

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In the below video, Mayor Chalmers shares information about how the recent provincial announcement impacts Chestermere…

Transcript: 

Hello Chestermere.

Yesterday, the province announced several additional emergency measures in response to...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

1.1% Tax Cut for Chestermere in 2021

Tax decrease 2021

The City of Chestermere Council is pleased to announce that they have reduced the property tax requirement by 1.1% for 2021, the 3rd year in a row of tax cuts.

“When we were elected, our residents told us that taxes were out of control. We took that very s...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday Information from Gifts of Kindness

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Following the traditional spending on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, today is Giving Tuesday, a worldwide campaign to raise awareness and funds for charities. 

Today, the City’s Gifts of Kindness Fund (which offers short t...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chalmers

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Mayor Chalmers shares information about how today's provincial announcement impacts Chestermere, including a provincial requirement to limit gatherings to a maximum of 15 people.

Transcript: 

Good Evening Chestermere. 

Today, in a ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

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

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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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City of Chestermere News
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 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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City of Chestermere News
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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City of Chestermere News
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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City of Chestermere News
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:

Text: 

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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City of Chestermere News
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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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

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

Black Carts Coming Small

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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City of Chestermere News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Chestermere explores the sale of City Hall property

Chestermere City Hall

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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City of Chestermere News
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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City of Chestermere News
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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City of Chestermere News
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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City of Chestermere News
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

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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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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 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

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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 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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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

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: 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

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 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

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: 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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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

Goats coming to Chestermere

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

Copy of Copy of Budget 2018

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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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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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Notice of Municipal Election

Election Notification

Notice of Municipal Election Day

Notice of Municipal Election. Local Authorities Election Act (Sections 12, 35, 46, 53), Alberta Senate Election Act (Sections 5, 37), Referendum Act (Section 7). Local Jurisdiction: City of Chestermere, Province of Alberta....

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