Civic News

OCA asks residents to help lobby the City for traffic safety improvements

The Oakridge Community Association (OCA) is looking for support from Oakridge residents to petition the City of Calgary for upgrades to pedestrian safety in our neighbourhood.

Since the introduction of the Southwest Ring Road, and the 90th Avenue S.W. connector, the OCA has heard numerous complaints from residents about speeding along both 90th Avenue and Palliser Drive. Despite multiple efforts by the OCA to bring this matter to the attention of the City, efforts to date have fallen on deaf ears.

The OCA is asking for support from residents and OCA members to lobby the city administration. The OCA’s focus has been on Palliser Drive and 90th Avenue pedestrian crossings. It is requesting that residents contact 311 – Roads Department & log your concerns, while keeping the OCA informed.

Regarding speeding; please contact Calgary Police Service (CPS) at:

The OCA has been informed that the Police are constrained by the current provincial directives. The provincial government has put a moratorium on any new locations for automated enforcement. CPS are not allowed to issue a summons resulting from photo radar or intersection devices from any new locations and are only allowed to send a photo radar vehicle to a new location to gather statistics.

This is commonly done through the Traffic Service Request (TSR) Program but will not result in tickets being issued until the Transportation Minister advises CPS to do so. The TSR program will result in summonses issued if they are assigned to manned enforcement. 

Taza welcomes two car dealerships to new development

Leaders of Tsuut’ina Nation, Taza Development Corp., and members of the Calgary business community officially broke ground on Aug. 31st on Taza’s latest village -Taza Park.

At a celebratory, well-attended and culturally rich ceremony the first shovels broke ground, signifying commencement of construction. Cementing the excitement and historical nature of this event, officials from Tsuut’ina and Taza announced that renowned auto dealerships; Metro Ford and Big 4 Motors will be the first anchor tenants at Taza Park.

Metro Ford and Big 4 Motors have been working diligently with the Nation to incorporate Tsuut’ina history and culture into their properties, setting a new standard for the Taza tenant and Nation relationship.

Executives from the two dealerships were on site demonstrating true partnership as they spoke with one vision and one voice. Both dealerships plan to be open for business by the fall of 2022. They have exemplified Tsuut’ina Nation’s core value of moving forward together.

Taza Park encompasses 530 acres. It is being designed as a dynamic, mixed-use community. Taza Park will provide retail, professional and residential offerings, along with recreation and entertainment destinations.

The Park is just one part of the Taza development. Spanning 1,200 acres, Taza is one of the largest First Nation development projects in North America. With three distinct Villages, its legacy encourages economic prosperity, entrepreneurial spirit and a shared vision for the future. Taza is founded on a set of standards that define an innovative framework to champion Tsuut’ina and all Indigenous communities to further transform and thrive.