Property tax bills for 2017 are now in the mail and while no one likes paying taxes, we all benefit from the public services they provide. Keep reading to discover six things you should know about 2017 property taxes.

1. Property taxes are due June 30
Bills are mailed in May and cover the calendar year January 1 to December 31, 2017. The Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) allows you to pay...
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Together with Alberta Transportation, we're working to manage traffic and improve safety on Deerfoot Trail. The following five short-term improvement recommendations for future consideration are result of this work.

-- Southland Drive to Anderson Road / Bow Bottom Trail S.E. southbound basket weave
-- “Jughandle” intersection at 32 Avenue / 12 Street N.E.
-- Left-turn restrictions at McKnight...
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Together with Alberta Transportation were working to manage traffic and improve safety

City of Calgary – Your Local Government

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Alan Hanley
Taylor Donelon
Jamey Messina
Wanda Flack
In this momentous Canada 150 year, Canada Day celebrations will highlight what makes our country so unique, diverse and vibrant.

The July 1st event has something to suit all interests and all ages. Multicultural performances, Franco-Albertan celebrations, Canadian musical performances, an Indigenous showcase and Powwow, military displays, the Enmax Living Flag, opening of the 1967 time...
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In this momentous Canada 150 year Canada Day celebrations will highlight what

Canada Day

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Over the long weekend, we received additional reports about conflicts between denning coyotes in Panorama Hills and residents. As a result, The City is closing the entire green space between Country Hills Boulevard NW and Hidden Creek Boulevard NW.

The pathway along the top of the escarpment near Panorama Hills Landing has been closed as of last Friday, but visitors have been walking past the...
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Over the long weekend we received additional reports about conflicts between denning

The City of Calgary - Pathway closures

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Kate Emery
Dan Kary
The City’s Senior Special Projects Officer of Calgary Building Services was available for a brief interview to responded to several media inquiries regarding Environment Canada’s widespread wind warnings and special weather statements including the Calgary area.
Can you guess which delicious Canadian inventions are featured on the banners pictured below?

Click the image to learn more about Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) banners being installed in communities, parks, streets and boulevards throughout the city in celebration of Canada’s 150 birthday.
Can you guess which delicious Canadian inventions are featured on the banners

Community banners celebrate Canadian pride, passion and heritage

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Beth McLarty Halfkenny
Louise Lloyd
Erica Styre
Join us this summer on a guided cemetery tour and learn about the people and events that shaped Calgary. calgary.ca/cemeteries

Tours run May 21 to October 29 at 2:00-3:30 p.m. (weather permitting)

Burnsland Cemetery
• Fourth Saturday of the month
• Meet at Galloway House near the Union Cemetery gate at Spiller Rd. S.E. and Cemetery Rd. S.E.

St. Mary’s Pioneer Cemetery
• Second Saturday of...
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Join us this summer on a guided cemetery tour and learn about

The City of Calgary - City of Calgary Cemeteries

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Sheldon Farrell
Cathy Van Leuken
We're in Panorama Hills warning citizens about increased coyote activity in the area.
Dawn Grenier
Erik Bakke
Michaelle Tuz-Atkinson
Victoria Day Long Weekend is almost upon us. Here's what you need to know:

- all downtown CTrain stations will be closed for maintenance
- shuttle buses will replace CTrain service between Sunnyside & Victoria Park-Stampede and Downtown West-Kerby & Bridgeland-Memorial stations
- on-street parking is free on May 22 and holiday rates will be in effect at select Calgary Parking Authority...
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Victoria Day Long Weekend is almost upon us Here's what you need to know:

City Services: Victoria Day 2017

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Carol Verge
We're pleased to announce that construction is complete on Calgary’s newest affordable housing development in Crescent Heights, a three-story, 16-unit multi-residential property.

Certified silver by Built Green Canada, the Crescent Heights affordable housing development features four studio units, four one-bedroom units, four two-bedroom units and four three-bedroom units. Two units are...
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Deanne Arada
David Mutch
Spencer Pollack
Today, we're reminding Calgarians that where there's water, there's risk. Here are 7 actions to take before boating or rafting:
1- Check for river safety advisories
2- Make sure you have a properly fitting life jacket or personal flotation device
3- Understand the consequences of unsafe behaviour.
4- Tell someone where you're going and when you will return
5- Prepare and carry an emergency...
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Today were reminding Calgarians that where theres water theres risk Here are
Kathryn Giesbrecht
We're at Eau Claire Park with our Partners in Water Safety to remind Calgarians: where there’s water, there’s risk.
Zach Lowe
Faiza Adnan
Wilson Receda
From the outside, the beautiful new Rocky Ridge Recreation facility may look complete. Inside its sculptured walls, however, construction is busy with contractors finishing tile, installing machinery, and painting.

When complete, the 284,000 square foot facility will include pools, a waterslide, skating ice, three full gymnasiums, a fitness centre, 160m running track, library, art making and...
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From the outside the beautiful new Rocky Ridge Recreation facility may look

Rocky Ridge recreation facility

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Sarah Spackman Leishman
Jennifer Wasilik
Kendell Kyle Moraldo
Flooding can occur at any time, but the period between May 15 and July 15 is when we’re most likely to experience flooding. Understand, prepare & stay informed at calgary.ca/floodinfo
Robert Cowling
Mark Sandberg
Joan Gauthier
Opening, taking over a business or moving to a new location can be challenging. We’re making it easier for all business owners by streamlining the permit process.

NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank was one of the first to benefit from a new application process that reduces application requirements and allows many customers to apply over the phone or electronically. This improves approval...
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The City has started work on the 17 Avenue S.E. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that will provide reliable, efficient transit from the southeast of the city to downtown.

There are two phases to the project that will involve building dedicated, bus-only lanes along 17 Avenue S.E. between Hubalta Road and 9 Avenue S.E. in Inglewood.

Phase one includes building dedicated transit lanes from Hubalta...
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Tracy Preece
Ross Utigard
Shelley Willeson
This Public Art 101 session provides professional development experience to artists who are transitioning their practice from studio work to the realm of public art. It is free to attend, but registration is limited.

Learn from Dean Scott, The City's Public Art Buyer, and Christine Sowiak, Chief Curator at Nickle Galleries and member of the University of Calgary's curatorial team.

To...
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This Public Art 101 session provides professional development experience to artists who

Public Art 101 - Applying for RFPs and the Selection Process

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Spend some time with Mother Nature this Mother's Day, which also falls on International Migratory Bird Day. Come celebrate the return of our feathered friends as they migrate back to Calgary after the winter season.

Learn about migration and conservation from local birding experts, enjoy nature-themed games and crafts, and go on a guided sanctuary tour. Bring the family to enjoy this...
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Spend some time with Mother Nature this Mothers Day which also falls

International Migratory Bird Day

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Join the City of Calgary, His Excellency Mayor Nenshi, and Councillor Jones at the official grand re-opening of Prairie Winds Park, a regional park for all Calgarians.

Come check out the new and improved features of this NE City green space that include an unique playscape complete with a zipline, running bowl, concrete wave and half court; new picnic shelters; tables; cooking areas; cricket...
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Join the City of Calgary His Excellency Mayor Nenshi and Councillor Jones

Prairie Winds Park – Grand ReOpening

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Alyssa Thomas
Danny Mact
Amanda Dawn Morganton