Donating My Salary Increase

Donating My Salary Increase

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Aug 2016

My Councillor salary increase, effective January 2016, was .88%. This equates to $46.50 per pay period after federal and provincial tax is taken off.  This works out to approximately $93.00/month or $1116.00 annually. Earlier this year, I joined a small group of people at the Calgary Jewish Centre where we met to explore the possibility of us jointly sponsoring a Syrian refugee family.  In late April, the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary confirmed the approval of our application to sponsor a family for resettlement into Canada under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. The application for permanent[...]

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2016 Storm Pond Assessment Program in Ward 13

2016 Storm Pond Assessment Program in Ward 13

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Aug 2016

With the recent increase in rain and storm activity in our city, I wanted to pass along an important update directly from Water Resources regarding storm pond health and maintenance in Ward 13. Storm water is rain or snow melt from our roofs, lawns and roadways that enters the catch basins on our streets and eventually drains through pipes into our rivers. The maintenance of Calgary’s storm ponds plays an integral role in the health of our rivers. Storm ponds collect water from various sources such as those catch basins, ground water, rain / snow, and filters the sand, dirt, silt and other sediments[...]

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