2017 Riverbend Community Association Visit with Santa a Huge Success !

posted Dec 14, 2017, 6:46 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 7:06 PM ]



The Santa event was a huge success!  Over 70 children participated! (Not including their parents).   We had just enough supplies to ensure each child got to decorate, paint and see Santa. 

The event was held on December 10, 2017.

Comments from parents were:

 “Wow what a great event.  It’s great to come to events in this community.”

“I wish there were more events like this.  This was excellent.”

“I wish more happened here.”

“I can’t believe this is free to community members.” 

“I hope this will be put on again next year”.

Many people said this was the only opportunity for their children to see Santa.  The children loved the events we had for them.  The Santa photos were always going from the minute Santa came until Santa left.  

Thank you everyone for your support.  Thank you also to Mission Hill Church for giving us extra time to set up. 

A special thanks to Frieda Wiebe, our Hall Manager, for getting things together, finding/booking, helping from beginning to end with the event, and to our Ward 12 Councilor Shane Keating who provided the funding for it.

Riverbend Community Support 2017 Christmas Food Bank Drive

posted Dec 14, 2017, 6:28 PM by Douglas Ratke


The picture above is one of many that were taken in support of the Mayor's Annual Food Bank Drive for Christmas 2017.

U-Turns on Calgary Roads

posted Dec 14, 2017, 11:26 AM by Douglas Ratke


Question

A Ward 12 resident contacted Councilor Shane Keating’s office concerned that there wasn’t ‘no u-turn’ signage at controlled intersections, yet residents are being pulled over and ticketed.

If this is a public safety issue should proper signage be posted?

Answer

According to Alberta Transportation (U-Turns): since it is already stated in the rules; we don’t sign; especially signalized intersections.

U-turns

A U-turn is done by turning your vehicle around at an intersection to go in the
opposite direction by using oncoming lanes.
Do not do a U-turn unless you can do  it safely. 


U-turns are not permitted:

  • at an intersection controlled by a traffic  control signal (traffic lights) unless permitted by a traffic control device 
  • where a sign prohibits U-turns

In urban areas U-turns are not permitted:
  • on a roadway between intersections 
  • at an alley intersection 
  • at an intersection where one or more of the roadways is an access to a public or private parking lot which the public can access

Skate and dance into 2018 with The City of Calgary’s New Year’s Eve celebrations

posted Dec 14, 2017, 11:19 AM by Douglas Ratke

 

City of Calgary Media Line
403.828.2954
Calgary.ca/mediainquiry

Skate and dance into 2018 with The City of Calgary’s New Year’s Eve celebrations

This New Year’s Eve, Calgarians can ring in 2018 with a free Outdoor Celebration and countdown to midnight at Olympic Plaza or a free Family Dance Party at the Municipal Building atrium.

Outdoor Celebration

Bundle up for the weather and join the Chinook Country Line Dancers in a line dancing set. Watch mascots roam through the festivities while you sip on hot chocolate from Good Earth (free for first 2000 people at their stand). Be sure to enjoy the various Canadian inspired ice carvings such as bears, beavers and hawks lining up on Stephen Avenue. An amazing line-up of local artists will provide a musical backdrop to your night as the Countdown Ball presented by Downtown Calgary will drop at midnight. The night will conclude with the ENMAX fireworks display welcoming 2018 to Calgary. The fireworks will begin from the Calgary Tower before continuing from the roof of City Hall.

Family Dance Party

The Municipal Building will become party central with music, entertainment, and a glow-in-the-dark resolution wall. Dress in neon or white and anything that glows, and kick off the evening with a boogie on our bigger-than-ever dance floor. Samba dancers will lead everyone in a conga line to get the party started and the fun will finish with the kid’s countdown at 9 p.m.

The Northern Reflections Window Exhibition

In partnership with Downtown Calgary, art collective Buds of Buds present the first ever urban art gallery through a series of painted windows called The Northern Reflections Window Exhibition, which will incorporate Augmented Realtiy (AR). The series is painted by a variety of local artists and stretches throughout Calgary's downtown core, showcasing participating local businesses and turning the city streets into a grand urban art-walk.

For more information on The City of Calgary’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations visit, calgary.ca/nye or call 311.

For information on the public transit available on New Year’s Eve, visit calgarytransit.com.

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URL : http://newsroom.calgary.ca/skate-and-dance-into-2018-with-the-city-of-calgarys-new-years-eve-celebrations

Changes in Calgary Transit Routes

posted Dec 13, 2017, 1:41 PM by Douglas Ratke



Calgary Transit have made their quarterly adjustments to routes and schedules based on customer feedback, ridership levels and changing traffic pattern.


Winter Service Changes will be in effect on Monday, December 25.


Transit have posted a summarized list of the changes on their website and have been actively advertising the changes on all our rider tools, including Twitter and our app. 


Below you will see the same list with the addition of the impacted ward.


NEW ROUTE

Route 145 
Skyview Ranch / Redstone

In response to increasing demand for bus service in Cityscape, we have made changes to Route 445. The new Route 145 – Skyview Ranch/Redstone will travel along Cityscape Drive in both directions, and will continue to service the same streets and stops in Skyview Ranch and Redstone as Route 445 did.

Bus frequency on weekdays will be every 7-9 minutes during peak hours, and every 25 minutes during off-peak hours. Weekend bus frequency is every 25 minutes. View the route map.

Ward 5

 

 

ADJUSTED ROUTES

Route 92
McKenzie Towne

Modifications are being made to the Douglas Glen Park and Ride to improve bus reliability, transfers between routes, and to accommodate the future Green Line LRT. A new transit-only road with new bus stops has been constructed and routes in the area were adjusted to take advantage of the new infrastructure.

Route 92 has changed slightly to use the new transit-only road. We have changed the location of some bus stops to improve travel time and reliability. If a stop is relocated it still will be nearby its old location.
View the revised route map

 

Wards 11, 12, 14

Route 96
McKenzie

Modifications are being made to the Douglas Glen Park and Ride to improve bus reliability, transfers between routes, and to accommodate the future Green Line LRT. A new transit-only road with new bus stops has been constructed and routes in the area were adjusted to take advantage of the new infrastructure.

Route 96 has changed slightly to use the new transit-only road.  We have changed the location of some bus stops to improve travel time and reliability. If a stop is relocated it still will be nearby its old location.
View the revised route map.

 

Wards 11, 12, 14

Route 100
North Pointe / Airport / McKnight Station

In response to your requests for bus connections between north-central and northeast Calgary, we are consolidating Routes 100 and 430 at the airport terminal.

The new Route 100 will run between the North Pointe bus terminal, the airport and McKnight-Westwinds LRT station. There is now a direct connection to the airport from the North Pointe bus terminal and McKnight-Westwinds Station.

Bus frequency is approximately every 22 minutes on weekdays, and every 32 minutes on weekends. View the revised route map

Wards 3, 5

Route 103
McKenzie Express

Route 103 will use the new transit busway at Douglas Glen Terminal. View the revised route map.

Wards 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14

Route 117
McKenzie Towne Express

Route 117 will use the new transit busway at Douglas Glen Terminal. View the revised route map.

Wards 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14

Route 133
Cranston Express

Route 133 will use the new transit busway at Douglas Glen Terminal. View the revised route map.

Wards 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14

Route 151
New Brighton Express

Route 151 will use the new transit busway at Douglas Glen Terminal. View the revised route map.

Wards 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14

Route 176
52 Street Express

Modifications are being made to the Douglas Glen Park and Ride to improve bus reliability, transfers between routes, and to accommodate the future Green Line LRT. A new transit-only road with new bus stops has been constructed and routes in the area were adjusted to take advantage of the new infrastructure.

Route 176 has changed slightly to use the new transit-only road.  We have changed the location of some bus stops to improve travel time and reliability. If a stop is relocated it still will be nearby its old location.
View the revised route map.

Wards 5, 9, 10, 12

Route 302
BRT SE / Downtown

Modifications are being made to the Douglas Glen Park and Ride to improve bus reliability, transfers between routes, and to accommodate the future Green Line LRT. A new transit-only road with new bus stops has been constructed and routes in the area were adjusted to take advantage of the new infrastructure.

Route 302 has changed slightly to use the new transit-only road.  We have changed the location of some bus stops to improve travel time and reliability. If a stop is relocated it still will be nearby its old location.
View the revised route map.

Wards 7, 8, 9, 12

Route 430 
Sandstone / North Pointe

Route 430 has been shortened, as the section between North Pointe and the airport was consolidated into Route 100. 

The new Route 430 will operate between Sandstone and North Pointe on weekdays only. Bus frequency is every 30 minutes. 
View the revised route map.

An alternative option is to use Route 3 and transfer to Route 301 at the 78 Avenue terminal.

 

Wards 3, 4, 5

Route 445 
Skyview Ranch

Route 445 has been replaced with Route 145.

Ward 5

 

ADJUSTED SCHEDULES

Route 1
Bowness / Forest Lawn

The weekday 3:39 p.m. school trip from Bowness Road at Home Road N.W. will be served by articulated buses.  Two minutes of extra recovery time has been added at Penbrooke Terminal between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to give buses more time to recover from delays and maintain the schedule.

Wards 1, 7, 8, 9

Route 2
Mount Pleasant / Killarney /
17 Ave

Midday service frequency has been adjusted to improve schedule adherence during peak times.  Layover time on westbound 6 Avenue at 1 Street S.W. has been adjusted.  

Wards 4, 6, 7, 8

Route 3
Elbow Drive / Sandstone

Weekday trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 4, 7, 8, 11

Route 5
North Haven

The weekday 4:44 p.m. trip has been moved to leave at 4:43 p.m. from 5 Avenue at 9 Street S.W. 

Wards 4, 7, 8, 9

Route 6
Killarney /
26 Ave

The stop located on northbound 1 Street at 14 Avenue S.W. (#5503) has been moved to southbound 1 Street at 7 Avenue S.W.  The 5:24 a.m. trip from 1 Street at 7 Avenue S.W. (#5605) has been moved to leave at 5:34 a.m.

Wards 6, 7, 8, 11

Route 7
South Calgary / Marda Loop

  • Morning peak trip times have been adjusted.   
  • The stop located on northbound 1 Street at 14 Avenue S.W. (#5503) has been moved to southbound 1 Street at 7 Avenue S.W.  
  • Midday service frequency has been adjusted.  
  • The 2:05 p.m. trip has been adjusted to leave at 2:07 p.m.

 

Wards 7, 8, 11

Route 8
North Pointe / Brentwood

Weekday morning trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

Route 9
Dalhousie / Foothills Medical Centre

Weekday school trip from Foothills Hospital at 7:54 a.m. has been moved to leave at 8:09 a.m.

Wards 1, 4, 7

Route 10 
City Hall / South Centre

Weekday, Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted after 9 p.m. to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 7, 9, 11

Route 13
Mount Royal

Weekday, Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted after 9 p.m. to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 6, 7, 8, 11

Route 15
Millrise

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted after 6:30 p.m. to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 13, 14

Route 16
Palliser

Weekday trip times after 7 p.m. and weekend trip times after 6:30 p.m.have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Ward 11

Route 18
Lakeview

Weekday morning times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.  A new trip has been added from downtown at 10:08 a.m.toward MRU.  The 6:18 a.m.7:25 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. trips from downtown will be served by articulated buses to assist with overloads. The 2:05 p.m. and 3:22 p.m. trips from MRU will be served by articulated bus.

Wards 7, 8, 11

Route 19
16 Ave North

The 12:35 a.m. and 12:55 a.m. trips from Rundle Station will finish at 8 Avenue at 19 Street N.E.

Wards 7, 9, 10

Route 20
Heritage / Northmount

The 8:13 a.m. southbound trip from Parkdale Boulevard at 29 Street N.W. has been adjusted to depart at 8:14 a.m.  The 8:24 a.m. southbound trip from Rockyview Hospital has changed to leave at 8:25 a.m.

Wards 1, 4, 7, 8, 11

Route 23
Foothills Industrial

  • The 5:13 a.m. trip from Chinook Station has been adjusted to leave at 5:15 a.m. to improve connections.  
  • The times between 4:56 a.m. and 6:56 a.m. have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.  
  • The times between 8:10 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. have been adjusted to improve service frequency from every 6 minutes to every 5 minutes.  
  • The 3:15 p.m. trip from 17 Avenue S.E. toward Saddletowne has been adjusted to leave at 3:20 p.m.  
  • The 3:40 p.m. trip from Marlborough Station has been adjusted to leave at 3:35 p.m.
  • The 5:52 p.m. northbound trip from Chinook Station to Saddletowne has been adjusted to leave at 5:57 p.m. 
  • The southbound trips leaving 61 Avenue and 40 Street S.E. to Chinook Station between 5:19 p.m. and 6:01 p.m. have been adjusted.
  • New 3:32 p.m. trip from Saddletowne Station to Marlborough Station has been added.

 

Wards 5, 9, 10, 11, 12

Route 24
Ogden

Weekday, Saturday and Sunday service frequency after 7 p.m. has been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.  The stop #9138 located on southbound 24 Street at Douglas Glen Gate S.E. has been changed to #8355.
New stops #2434 located on northbound 24 Street S.E. at 85 Avenue S.E. and #2435 on eastbound 86 Avenue at 24 Street S.E. have been added.

Wards 7, 9, 11, 12, 14

Route 27
Willowglen

Due to low ridership, the weekday 10:10p.m. and 10:54 p.m. trips will no longer be available. Last trip leaves Barlow Bus Terminal at 9:25 p.m. Due to low ridership, Saturday service will no longer be available.  Please use Route 33 for service along 19 Street NE, and Route 19 along 8 Avenue NE.

Ward 10

Route 28
Deer Run

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted during morning and afternoon peak times to improve schedule adherence. Trip times have been adjusted midday and evenings.

Ward 14

Route 31
Dalhousie

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted after 6:30 p.m. to improve schedule adherence.  Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening service frequency has been adjusted to improve schedule adherence. On Sundays, the last trip is delayed 3 minutes to accommodate CTrain connections.

Wards 1, 4, 7

Route 34
Pineridge

Saturday trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.  Midday service frequency has been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.  Saturday and Sunday schedules will match.

Ward 10

Route 38
Temple

Saturday trip times have been adjusted after 6 p.m. to improve schedule adherence.

Ward 10

Route 46
Beddington

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted after 10 p.m. to improve schedule adherence.  

Ward 4

Route 49
Forest Heights

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted after 10 p.m. to improve schedule adherence.  

Wards 9, 10

Route 51
Penbrooke

Weekday schedules have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 9, 10

Route 53
Brentwood / Greenwood

Weekday afternoon peak times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 1, 4, 7

Route 57
McCall Way /
Erinwoods

Weekday afternoon peak times have been revised to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 5, 9, 10

Route 61
Martindale

A new stop has been added on westbound Saddlemont Boulevard at Saddleland Drive N.E. (#2288).

Ward 5

Route 63
Lakeview Express

The last stop downtown has been changed to northbound 1 Street at 6 Avenue S.W. (#2492)

Wards 7, 8, 11

Route 69
Deerfoot Centre

We will now wait (if needed to keep on schedule) on 7 Avenue at 2 Street S.W.

Wards 4, 5, 7, 9, 10

Route 70
Valley Ridge Express

The last stop downtown has been changed to northbound 1 Street at 6 Avenue S.W. (#2492)

Wards 1, 6, 7, 8

Route 76
Hawkwood

Run time was revised for the 7:46 a.m. trip from Crowfoot.  Saturday and Sunday schedules have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 2, 4

Route 78
Sundance / Chaparral

Saturday and Sunday midday service frequency has been adjusted.

Wards 13, 14

Route 83
Parkland

Weekday peak, midday and evening service frequency has been adjusted.

Ward 14

Route 84
Palliser

Weekday trip times after 7 p.m. have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence. Saturday and Sunday trip times have been adjusted after 6:30 p.m. to improve schedule adherence.

Ward 11

Route 86
Coventry Hills

The morning 4:50 a.m. trip will arrive at Country Village Link at 5:06 a.m.versus 5:09 a.m.  Saturday and Sunday trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Ward 3

Route 89
Lions Park

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted to improve schedule adherence. 

Wards 4, 7

Route 90
Bridgeland / Sunalta

The stop located nearside of 1 Street at 8 Avenue S.W. (#6525) has been moved to the farside.

Wards 7, 8, 9, 11

Route 93
Coach Hill
Westbrook

Service frequency has been adjusted after 9 p.m. Saturday and Sundayservice frequency has been adjusted after 7 p.m.  

Wards 6, 8

Route 94
Strathcona / Westbrook

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted after 10 p.m. Saturdayand Sunday service frequency has been adjusted after 7 p.m.
Weekday schedules have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 6, 8

Route 95
Westwinds

Saturday and Sunday times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Ward 5

Route 100 
North Pointe / Airport / Mcknight

All schedules have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 3, 5

Route 105
Dalhousie /
Lions Park

Weekday trip times have been adjusted around 3 p.m. and after 6 p.m. The 2:56 p.m. trip will be served by articulated bus.  Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted.

Wards 4, 7

Route 113
North Ranchlands / Scenic Acres

Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 1, 2, 4

Route 114
Panorama / Country Hills

All schedules have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 3, 4

Route 118
Hidden Valley

The weekday 5:24 a.m. trip has been revised from Sandstone to leave at 5:18 a.m.  All schedules have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 3, 4

Route 120
North Silver Springs

Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted.  

Wards 1, 2, 4

Route 134
South Silver Springs

Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 1, 2, 4

Route 136
Riverbend

The stop located at Quarry Park Boulevard at Quarry Park Link S.E. (#3648) has been removed.

Wards 9, 11, 12

Route 146
Beddington

Due to low ridership, evening service will no longer be available.  Please use Routes 4664 or 89.

Ward 4

Route 157
Royal Vista

Weekday trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence. 

Wards 1, 2

Route 158
Royal Oak

Weekday trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence. 

Ward 1

Route 167
Walden / Legacy

Weekday trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence. 

Wards 13, 14

Route 168
Walden / Legacy

Weekday trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence. 

Wards 13, 14

Route 169
Rocky Ridge

Weekday trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence. 

Ward 1

Route 174
Tuscany

Due to low ridership, Saturday and Sunday service will no longer be available. Please use Route 74.

Ward 1

Route 176
52 St Express

The weekday 7:34 a.m. trip from Saddletowne Station has been adjusted to leave at 7:38 a.m.  Morning trips travelling around Douglas Glen will now finish westbound at Douglas Glen Terminal.  Afternoon trips circling around Douglas Glen will use the terminal access road to continue eastbound.

Wards 5, 9, 10, 12

Route 199
Citadel

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted after 9:30 p.m.  Saturdayand Sunday service frequency has been adjusted.

Ward 2

Route 201
Somerset-Bridlewood / Tuscany

Weekday schedules have been adjusted to further accommodate 4-car CTrain service.

Wards 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13

Route 299
Arbour Lake

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted after 9:30 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted.

Ward 2

Route 300
BRT Airport

Weekday service frequency has been adjusted.  Route 300 will no longer change to Route 100 at the airport.

Wards 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

Route 301
BRT North

A morning peak trip has been added from Country Village Link/Country Village Way and schedule times have been adjusted.  

Wards 3, 4, 7, 8

Route 408
Valley Ridge

Weekday, Saturday and Sunday trip times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Wards 1, 6, 7

Route 409
Douglas Glen

The stop located at 24 Street at Douglas Glen Gate (#7973) has been replaced with stop #9138.

Wards 9, 11, 12, 14

Route 414
14 Street Crosstown

Weekday 3:35 p.m. trip from 14 Street at 17 Avenue S.W. has been adjusted to leave at 3:40 p.m.

Wards 4, 7, 8

Route 420
Evanston

Weekday midday service frequency has been adjusted.  Weekday service frequency after 10 p.m. has been adjusted.  Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted.

Wards 2, 3, 4, 7

Route 421
Panatella

Weekday service frequency after 10 p.m. has been adjusted.  Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted.

Ward 3

Route 425
Sage Hill / Kincora

Weekday service frequency after 10 p.m. has been adjusted.  Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted.

Wards 2, 3, 4

Route 439
Discovery Ridge

Weekday service frequency after 6:30 p.m. has been adjusted.  Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted.

Ward 6

Route 449
Eau Claire / Parkhill

The last weekday trip will leave 1 Street at 8 Avenue S.W. at 6:43 p.m.  On Saturdays and Sundays, there will be no service between 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wards 7, 8, 9, 11

Route 454
Springbank Hill

Weekday service frequency after 7 p.m. has been adjusted.  Saturday and Sunday service frequency has been adjusted.

Ward 6

 


 

Save Time and Apply for Popular Home Improvement Permits Online

posted Dec 12, 2017, 4:16 PM by Douglas Ratke

We are pleased to announce that homeowners can now apply for our most popular home improvement permits online. Applying is faster and easier than ever thanks to The City’s new single application form and 24/7 online services.

We’ve taken the hassle out of applying for our most popular home improvement permits by offering homeowners the ability to apply for these services from the comfort of their own home. Customers will be able to apply, upload documents and pay for their permit in a few easy steps, and in most cases, obtain their permit within a business day.

Calgarians can learn, apply and pay for our most popular home improvement projects on calgary.ca/myhome, including:

• Basement, and interior renovations
• Garages, sheds, greenhouses
• Decks (uncovered)
• Homeowner plumbing or electrical permits


A personal City myID is required to apply for homeowner permits online. 

The remaining home improvement permits will be available online by summer 2018. To learn more about the service improvements we're making for homeowners and business customers, visit calgary.ca/pdimprovements.

Untitled Post

posted Dec 11, 2017, 8:50 PM by Douglas Ratke


With the festive season approaching, many families are busy with holiday activities, including shopping and travel. Young children and infants may be catching naps along the way, and Health Canada would like to remind caregivers of some basic safety rules when it comes to sleep.

See below for quick tips, and refer to our popular booklet
Is Your Child Safe? Sleep time to find out more. Please pass this information on to your organization’s members or feel welcome to post on your website, share through social media, or on bulletin boards.

The golden rules of sleep safety: 

  • The safest place for your baby to sleep is alone, on his or her back, in a crib, cradle, or bassinet.
  • The crib should be placed in your bedroom for the first 6 months. 
  • An infant should never sleep on standard beds, water beds, futons, air mattresses, sofas, or armchairs. 
  • You should avoid the use of items such as pillows, loose bedding, bumper pads, foam padding, stuffed toys and sleep positioners, as these products may cause suffocation. 
  • Instead of a blanket, consider dressing your baby in light sleep clothing, like a one-piece sleeper. If a blanket is needed, infants are safest with a thin, lightweight, and breathable blanket.
  • You may reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by always placing your baby on his or her back to sleep, providing a smoke-free environment, and keeping the room temperature at a comfortable level to avoid overheating.
  • Products such as carriages, strollers, car seats, infant swings, bouncers or playpens are not intended for infant sleep and should not be used for extended periods. 
  • Do not allow your baby to sleep in an upright or semi-upright position -- when asleep his or her head can fall forward and make breathing difficult. 
  • Do a regular scan of children’s sleeping areas, especially when travelling or staying with family or friends over the holidays. Make certain that cords on window blinds, shades and curtains are out of your child’s reach or secured with a tension device for looped cords. 

· Download or order a print copy of the guide Is Your Child Safe? Sleep time on Canada.ca.


If you have questions, please contact the regional Product Safety office at 1-866-662-0666.

Thank you for helping to keep Canadians safe and healthy!

Pre-Apprentice Pipefitting-Plumbing Trades Training Program at Momentum

posted Dec 11, 2017, 8:38 PM by Douglas Ratke



Please refer to the attached file for additional information on dates and times for this program.

Health Canada: Dollar Novelty Imports Inc. recalls Fish Shaped Bath Toys

posted Dec 7, 2017, 3:00 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Dec 7, 2017, 4:22 PM ]


This recall involves a set of three bath toys shaped as fish; the fish are green, orange, and blue. The toys are made from soft, squeezable rubber.

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these bath toys do not meet the Phthalates Regulations for the allowable limit of Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP).

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and either dispose of the product or contact Dollar Novelty Imports for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Dollar Novelty Imports at 403-802-1398 Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. or by e-mail at dollarnovelty@hotmail.com 

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods.
The recalled product was sold from November 2015 to November 2017.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

For more information about this recall, please visit our website at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/65302r-eng.php 

Elder Abuse - Recpgnizing It and What To Do !

posted Dec 5, 2017, 2:27 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 2:28 PM ]



Prepared by the “Coordinated Community Response to Elder Abuse” Action Team

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.


Financial abuse

Has someone tried to control your money or force you to sign papers against your will?  Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Elder abuse is hidden and affects people’s lives, regardless of gender, race, culture and socio-economic status. Any kind of abuse is unacceptable.  Learn the signs and break the silence.

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. Remember, it is not your fault. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

Help and support is available.


 

Psychological abuse

Has someone made you feel unsafe or tried to control you? Has someone made you feel bad about yourself or spoken to you in a disrespectful way? Has someone isolated you from regular social activities? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to participate fully in our society and the right to live free of abuse. Elder abuse is hidden. It can happen to anyone and can affect everyone. Learn the signs and break the silence. Individuals, families, organizations, businesses, our communities and governments need to work together to prevent elder abuse.

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

Help and support is available.

Medication abuse

Has someone tried to give you too much or less medication than you need? Has someone taken your medication without your permission or against your wishes? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Any kind of abuse is unacceptable. Learn the signs and break the silence.

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

 

Help and support is available.

 

 

Physical and sexual abuse

Has someone hurt you physically? Has someone touched you in ways that you did not want? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Any kind of abuse is unacceptable. Learn the signs and break the silence.

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

Help and support is available.


 

Religious/spiritual abuse

Has someone tried to prevent or force you to attend any faith-based practices or activities? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to participate fully in our society and the right to live free of abuse. Any kind of abuse is unacceptable. It can happen to anyone and can affect everyone. Learn the signs and break the silence.

 

Ask for help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know. In case of immediate danger, call 9-1-1. To report a suspected case of elder abuse or for information, call the Elder Abuse Resource Line at 403-705-3250.

 

Help and support is available.

 

 

Neglect

Has someone denied you food, clothing, medication, medical care or proper shelter? Or has this happened to an older adult you know?

Every older adult has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Elder abuse is hidden. It can happen to anyone and can affect everyone. Learn the signs and break the silence.

 

Help and support is available.

 

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