1807, 2017

On the campaign trail, July 12-17, Rio Terrace, Patricia Heights, Westridge, Callingwood, Lymburn

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Some comments I’ve heard:

  • Edmonton Public students make good neighbors
  • traffic congestion, illegal parking U-turns etc are an issue for most school neighborhoods
  • there are residents who have lots to offer as volunteers
  • closing the Woods to through traffic has pushed traffic onto 184 by Ormsby School and up into Lymburn by Lymburn School – creating unsafe congestion at times
  • having both a public and a separate system wastes resources  eg- in Germany, Lutherans and Catholics received separate religious education under one system
1207, 2017

On the campaign trail, July 11

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It’s a delight to hear from so many folks that the students at Westlawn School make great neighbours! Lots of feedback the traffic controls erected at Westlawn are also having a positive effect. A couple of other things I heard:

  • an amazing resident eager to play a role in connecting students to experiences at NAIT
  • a suggestion that washroom facilities be added to sports fields connected to schools, as these fields are well-used in the summer and in the evenings
1107, 2017

On the campaign trail, July 10

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Lots of favourable comments about what good neighbors Sherwood and Afton schools are – the children are polite and well-behaved.  Way to go kids!  Traffic in some school zones remains a problem with people endorsing the idea of  photo radar (programmed to operate for the school zone speed during school times) when all else fails.

807, 2017

On the campaign trail, July 8

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Hot day in Meadowlark Park. Had the pleasure of meeting Mark, a steamfitter with children at Hillcrest, and soon, Victoria and Jasper Place.  Turns out Mark is a cousin of a good friend who I serve with on the Construction Career Pathways committee.

Also met Olivia, entering Kindergarten at Meadowlark.  She wasn’t too sure about the strange guy who said hello.

707, 2017

On the campaign trail, July 7

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Suggestion from Paula in West Meadowlark Park:

  • if the traffic calming measures are insufficient in school zones, add programmable photo radar to enforce during school hours
607, 2017

On the campaign trail, July 3-5

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Lots of positive comments about Edmonton Public Schools in Glenwood and West Jasper Place.  I also heard the need that schools consult with parents before any changes to a child’s programming. Agreed!