Blue Cart Recycling Tip of the Month

Bag your bags!

Always bundle your plastic bags before recycling

Loose plastic bags cause problems at the recycling facility. They fly around, become stuck in other recyclables, jam equipment and cause costly delays.

Bundle your plastic bags into a single bag before putting into your blue cart or community recycling depot.

Learn more tips for preparing your recyclables at

YES! Bundle all stretchy plastic bags together in one bag and tie the handles closed. Acceptable plastic bags include:

  • Grocery bags
  • Shopping bags
  • Sandwich/lunch bags
  • Ziploc®/freezer bags
  • Bread bags
  • Dry cleaner bags
  • Plastic stretch wrap
  • Bubble wrap

NO. Do not recycle these types of bags:

  • No single or loose plastic bags.
  • No crinkly bags like cereal or cracker bags.
  • No food pouches

Ice Rink Volunteers Required

Scott is looking for general help to maintain and flood the ice.

If you can volunteer one hour a week after 8:30pm please call 403-771-9755.

Northmount Drive N.W. Improvement Project Options Evaluation Workshop


Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Drive N.W.)

 The City met with Northmount Drive N.W. Improvement Project stakeholders in October 2015, hosted a public open house in February 2016 and collected online feedback as part of both events. Among the feedback, we heard concerns about school pick-up/drop-off zones, pedestrian safety, congestion and parking. In the spring, we held three workshops to discuss and identify solutions to these concerns.

The project team used this feedback, along with technical analysis, to develop improvement options for Northmount Drive N.W. 

You are invited to participate in an options evaluation workshop to provide feedback on the proposed bike lane concept, intersection improvement options, proposed parking changes, school bus pick-up and drop-off zone improvements, and streetscape and pedestrian improvements.

Event details

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Drive N.W.)

Two identical sessions are being offered at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to accommodate as many people as possible.

Please RSVP for the session you would like to attend. You can also RSVP by by calling 311.


  • Registration (Session 1: 4:45 – 5 p.m., Session 2: 7:15 – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Introduction and presentation by the project team (10 min)
  • Small group discussions about (1 hour):
    • proposed bike lane concept
    • intersection improvement options
    • proposed parking changes
    • school bus pick-up and drop-off zone improvements
    • streetscape and pedestrian improvements
  • Summarize what we heard and next steps (5 min)

If you are unable to attend either session, you can review the presentation and provide your feedback at from October 18 – November 1, 2016.

An input summary will be posted at in late 2016. 

Why are we doing this project?

Northmount Drive N.W. is scheduled for re-paving in 2017, which presents an opportunity to cost-effectively improve the current road design so it functions better for people who walk, bike, drive and take transit. The project will consider ways to improve traffic flow and pedestrian crossings, as well as accommodate bicycle lanes, which were recommended on Northmount Drive N.W. in the 2001 Pathway and Bikeway Implementation Plan and in the 2014 Complete Streets Guide

For more information about the project, please visit