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Oct 16

Update on the Bridge Opening

Posted to 48 Ave Bridge Replacement Project by Ashton Ford

In the previous blog update, the week of October 22-26 was highlighted as the likely opening period for the bridge and pedestrian walkways. Based on the progress made since then, that prediction appears to remain on track. The only remaining tasks are the completion of the landscaping, painted line markings on the roadway, installation of the guardrails, and the handrails along some portions of the pedestrian path. With the crew planning to work through the weekend, the City expects that the bridge and pedestrian walkway could be open by as early as early next week.

Along with the good news regarding the opening timeline, the City’s consultant did complete an initial inspection of the bridge with the contractor. The City’s consultant was pleased with the work completed, and has noted only minor deficiencies on the project. Later this week, the City will be participating in another formal inspection of the bridge and the trails. Given the positive results of the previous inspection, the City does not anticipate any major issues to be identified at that time. However, before the bridge is re-opened to the public, the City will ensure that PSA addresses the necessary fixes to remaining deficiencies.

The City would again, like to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation during this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 780-672-4428 or at engineer@camrose.ca.
Sep 24

Project Update - September 24, 2018

Posted to Aquatic Centre Renos by Website Administrator

The final design includes:

  • An addition to the existing building which will have an 8 lane 25m competition pool (lane pool) that will be deep enough for swimmers to dive in from the pool deck in the shallow end and from dive blocks in the deep end (10ft)
  • A brand new water slide that ends in a runway trough, rather than into the pool which is much safer for slide users and for swimmers
  • An in-ground 20 person hot tub
  • Two meeting/party rooms that have access right from the pool deck and to outside
  • A brand new outdoor water splash park to the immediate south side of the new addition.
  • A brand new leisure pool tank with lazy river and very shallow tots play area with play and spray feature along with a mid-size teach pool that will be about .7 to .9 m deep.
  • Fully updated change rooms with new tile, paint, fixtures, seating and showers
  • A fully family change room converted from the old meeting space and small family change room 
  • A large welcoming front desk, new tile and paint  in the front lobby
  • Larger staff change rooms

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Jul 07

Blue Dot Declaration Update Report - December 19, 2016

Posted to Blue Dot Movement by Website Administrator

On October 5th 2015, the City of Camrose approved the “Right to a Healthy Environment” Declaration. Camrose was the first City in Alberta to make such a declaration. The following lists various projects and actions taken by the City of Camrose related to the creation and maintenance of a healthy environment.
  • Energy Conservation – The Encana Arena Solar Power Project involved the installation of a 1,053,000 Watt solar power system, representing the second largest rooftop installation in Canada.
  • Energy Conservation – LED Streetlight Conversion – A contract was signed with Fortis for the replacement of City streetlights in 2017. We expect to replace 2,203 streetlights with low energy, dark-sky friendly LEDs in quarter three of 2017.
  • Water Protection – The Source Water Protection Plan, approved by both the City and the County of Camrose, will help protect the Battle River Watershed.
  • Water Protection – The Waste Water Treatment Project progressed with the selection of an upgrade technology to enhance the performance of our waster water treatment process.
  • Water Conservation – The draft Water Shortage Response Plan was created and circulated with the various stakeholders.
  • Water Conservation – The Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program.
  • Air Quality – The updated Smoking Bylaw prohibits smoking in public parks.
  • Air Quality – The continuation of the Naturalization Program with associated reductions in mowing requirements.
  • Transportation – The Community Bus Pilot Project was initiated including a combination of a fixed route and a group booking service.
  • Transportation – Improved trail system through the approved future installation of the 48th Street Underpass along with progress on the CP Rail Underpass. Once complete, these two projects will allow uninterrupted walkability from the north side to the south side of our beautiful City.
  • Promotion of Healthy Local Foods – Community services has plans for the expansion of the Community Gardens in 2017. This project may include plots in other areas of the City.
  • Reduced Solid Waste – Implementation of the new composting totes.
  • Reduced Chemical Use / Recycling – The millings produced from the various road overlay projects were repurposed to replace frequently used gravel roads with basic paved roads. This reduces the amount of maintenance required and eliminates the need for dust control chemical on those sections of road.
  • Increased Density – The approval of the updated Land Use Bylaw with related housing density provisions. These included reduced parking stall requirements and supports mixed use zoning.