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Upcoming EPCOR Construction – MacKenzie Ravine Trestle Rehabilitation Project

2021-03-

Good morning,

I’d like to introduce myself – I’m Dawn Fenske, Senior Advisor, Communications with the Drainage Services team at EPCOR. I am reaching out regarding some upcoming EPCOR Drainage construction in your area.

 

EPCOR is responsible for the maintenance of the main sewer lines and associated infrastructure in Edmonton. As infrastructure ages, it can deteriorate in many different ways. The trestle located in the MacKenzie Ravine has been identified as requiring rehabilitation. The trestle is a bridge constructed out of steel to support a suspended sanitary sewer pipe across MacKenzie Ravine.

 

EPCOR will be rehabilitating the trestle by replacing and repairing broken steel sections of the structure. This work will occur in two phases:

 

  • Phase 1 – Removal/trimming of trees and vegetation – March/April 2021

Before construction can begin, a survey of the work area and steel structure is required to help determine the construction plan. To prepare for the survey, smaller vegetation, such as bushes and small saplings, will be removed/trimmed along the length of the trestle and is scheduled to begin on March 29, 2021 and is expected to be completed by April 15, 2021, weather permitting.

  • Phase 2 – Structural repairs to the trestle structure and fencing – anticipated to start in summer/fall 2021

Scaffolding and other supporting structures will be built to support the trestle while the broken sections are removed and replaced. The trestle will be repainted and the existing fences at each end of the trestle will be replaced. Structural repairs are anticipated to begin in summer/fall 2021 and are expected to be completed by end of December 2021.

 

These timelines are estimates and may change based on weather and construction conditions.

 

Attached is the project notice that will be delivered to residents in adjacent to the work area. We would like to request your assistance with sharing this information on our behalf.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Thank you,

Dawn

 

March 3 2021 Crestwood Community League turned 104

Celebrate the  community values that have endured for 104 years. This community is still vibrant and healthy. Help us work to keep it that way for years to come. Happy Birthday Crestwood!

COVID TOWNHALL

ANSWERING COVID QUESTIONS from Edmontonians … Read More

What’s next for Soccer and Community Leagues



Valued Community League Presidents and Soccer Directors,

Thank you for your support and numerous conversations during the last week about the importance of membership to your League. The motion to remove Community League membership requirements did not pass at Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA)’s Annual General Meeting on February 24, 2021.

Important conversations happened amongst attendees, with a number of positions expressed during the meeting. Some outlined a desire to support only those Leagues who currently run EMSA programs, another spoke to individual zone discretion, while others spoke in favour of the existing relationship and noted how it is distinct and integral to community soccer’s success.

What was made clear last night is any changes made to membership requirements necessitates further inquiry and exploration. The EFCL believes there is now an understanding within the local soccer association that removing League membership as a requirement is not a simple endeavour. We continue to believe our organizations are woven together in ways that necessitate cooperation, collaboration and meaningful partnership to dispel misinformation and misunderstanding.

We will keep you informed of any further developments as they occur and will find a way to determine your needs around soccer going forward. We recognize community recreation, in particular soccer, plays an important role in many of your Leagues and EFCL remains committed to representing your needs.

Please watch your inboxes, as EFCL will be sending a survey for Community Leagues in the coming weeks, to share how best to move forward with this matter.

Sincerely,

Ryan E. Barber
President
Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

Laura Cunningham-Shpeley
Executive Director
Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

COVID-19 Community Conversation for the Edmonton Zone.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Grazia Salvo invites you a virtual COVID-19 Community Conversation for the Edmonton Zone. Following an update on the status of COVID-19 in Alberta and the Edmonton region, and AHS’ response – including vaccine safety – Dr. Salvo will answer your questions.


Two virtual events have been scheduled:
Wednesday, March 3: 9:30 – 10:30 am (https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrdO-uqTkvHdB_A0NCZa5sic68rl7e1ztx)


Thursday, March 4: 5:30 – 6:30 pm (https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsfuupqDgvHtA7u61UqTP468PsRQDEH5em)

 

Two virtual events have been scheduled:

 

To register, click on the date that works best for you.



Please feel free to submit any questions you may have when you register, or email them to us at Community.Engagement@ahs.ca. This will help us to design a presentation that reflects your key concerns.

Book a Covid Town Hall to Have your Covid questions answered

Book COVID-19 Town Hall delivered by Nursing Students & Physicians

Public Health Physician Dr. Jia Hu, Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Calgary, Theresa Tang, and University of Alberta Nursing students are offering town halls to provide League and Community Members with information about:

  • accurate COVID information
  • debunk COVID myths
  • answer your questions about vaccination

Information on the EFCL website on how to book or ask your community league to book one.

EFCL info on outdoor social gatherings

Social Gatherings
People can have a private social gathering at an outdoor public place (for example: ice rink, fire pit) with a maximum of 10 people provided all public health measures including physical distancing are still in effect.

EFCL info on Outdoor group fitness

Outdoor group fitness is still capped at 10 people
2-metres of physical distancing must be maintained.

NO indoor fitness groups at this time

EFCL info on outdoor personal training

Outdoor Physical Activity
1-on-1 personal training is allowed
Trainers can break physical distancing to coach/ guide participant.

EFCL info regarding Community Ice use.

Ice Rinks
• The Alberta Government is still prohibiting outdoor group physical activity where maintaining two meters of physical distance is not possible or where the activity includes more than 10 persons.

• Sports like hockey and ringette are still not allowed.

• The Alberta Government is not restricting the use of equipment on the ice rinks (for example: nets, sticks, and pucks).
*Prohibiting these items on your ice is up to your League.

• Concession stands are still prohibited.

• The rink shack must remain closed (unless for bathroom purposes).

• Ice rink group activities (for example: learn to skate) are still capped at 10 people with 2-metres of physical distancing and previous free-skate ice rink capacities are in effect.

PLEASE NOTE: The maximum number of users allowed on the ice at one time for free skate is 50 people.
*If you use the calculation provided in the Biz Connect guideline and get a number greater than 50 then your capacity limit is 50 people.

  • Schools are allowed to rent/use the ice rinks so long as participation is limited to students undertaking an education program at the school or postsecondary institution. 

Spectators are not permitted at this time.