Epcor West Edmonton Transmission Line Project


Epcor is proposing to build new transmission lines from their Poundmaker to Meadowlark substations.

Each of the segments in the map above is a potential route for the new above ground transmission lines. Segment A would follow the Anthony Henday Utility Corridor and the Whitemud Drive Corridor. Segments B through G would require building new lines in Glenwood, above ground, and between homes and the sound barrier along 170th street.

Any route selected by Epcor requires the approval of the Alberta Utilities Commission. Your property in Glenwood might be directly adjacent, or in close proximity to a potential route that could mean the construction of new transmission lines in Glenwood. If this is the case, you can make a submission to the utilities regulator.

Vist http://bit.ly/transmissionlines1 to download the information packet from Epcor which includes contact information for the Utilities Commission. Visit http://bit.ly/transmissionlines2 to view a cross section of where the lines would be placed in Glenwood on the east side of the sound barrier

Please contact the Glenwood Community League if you have questions about this notice – 780-489-7571 or glenwoodcommunity@hotmail.com. The community league would appreciate hearing your thoughts so we can also write to the Utilities Commission reflecting the opinion of our residents.

Lend a hand to your community, join a ‘work bee’ this Saturday!

Just a reminder that THIS Saturday, April 6th from 9am to 5pm we are looking for some volunteers to drop by the Community Hall to help out with our Spring Work Bee. Please let us know if you are able to help out for an hour or more. We are providing some refreshments for helpers so come on out and help us tear some things down, put some things up, empty cupboards, sweep the parking lot and several other little jobs. Many hands make light work!!! Comment here if you can make it for some of the day… Thanks!

This New Year, Cast a Vote for Glenwood!

Please a take a moment and back your community in the 2013 edition of Avenue Edmonton’s Best Neighbourhoods survey!

Our second annual Best Neighbourhoods survey is up and ready for you to fill out. Just like last year, by filling out the survey, each respondent is entered into a draw for some great monthly prizes, including meals at some of Edmonton’s finest restaurants. The January prize? We have a $100 gift certificate to use at Cibo Bistro. – via AvenueEdmonton.com

Zoning Bylaw Amendments for Residential Zones and Mature Communities

City Administration is proposing a large series of amendments to the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (which establishes rules for the built-form of residential developments in mature communities) and a number of residential zones. The changes are being proposed as part of an implementation strategy for the Residential Infill Guidelines (policy passed in 2010 which lays out desired locations and guidelines for infill development, and multiple housing types. Some of the changes include loosening the restrictions on front-garages, giving development officers more discretion as to their location and design. Others include allowing duplex and semi-detached housing in certain locations under the RF1 zone. Which currently requires a rezoning to another residential zone (typically RF3 or RF4).

Some information from the EFCL is available here, as well as dates for community workshops on the subject. Below are presentation materials from the city and the complete Council report showing mark-ups of all the proposed changes. We hope to have a more readable breakdown of the proposed changes available in the future. For now however, please give these a read, and contact us with your feedbank. Thank you.

MacEwan University JP Campus

Update – Council has approved moving forward with the purchase


A potential purchase of Grant MacEwan’s Jasper Place campus, by the City of Edmonton is before City Council for consideration. The following is our letter of support for the purchase and our hopes for it’s re-purposing following MacEwan University’s consolidation downtown.

Mustard Seed – Public Meeting

The Mustard Seed, a non-profit housing and service provider is currently in the process of purchasing a multi-unit building at 97th avenue and 156st for conversion to permanent, supportive housing for individuals in need.

As part of their public consultation process, the Mustard Seed is holding a public meeting on November 15th, 6:30pm at the Glenwood Hall (16430-97ave). For more information, you can reach their Director of Housing, Louise Traynor at 780-426-5600 or LouiseTraynor@theseed.ca


Jasper Place Area Redevelopment Plan

There are a number of updates available on the development of a statutory Area Redevelopment Plan for Glenwood and the Jasper Place Area. Click here for details.

As well, an open house event is planned for October 16:

Tuesday October 16, 2012 at Grant MacEwan University, at 10045 – 155 Street.

Stony Plain Road Streetscape – Modified Timeline

From Edmonton.ca

September 2012 – Project Update

The Stony Plain Road Streetscape project construction schedule has been updated. Utility work will begin as originally anticipated in fall of 2012. Road construction start has been updated to begin in spring of 2013. Transportation Services tendered the road work in August of 2012 and received only one bid at a value greater than the budget for the project.

The revised schedule will involve:


  • A new tender will be issued in January 2013.
  • A pre-construction public information session will be scheduled for March 2013.


  • Epcor Water and Epcor streetlighting will initiate utility work in 2012 to prepare for the 2013 road construction. Epcor streetlighting work to continue into 2013.
  • Road construction to begin in April/May 2013 (weather permitting). Road construction is anticipated to be completed prior to freeze up in 2014.

Glenwood Community in the news

Via the Edmonton Examiner

City councillor discusses WinterCity strategy with Glenwood Community League residents

Coun. Ben Henderson shares thoughts and photos from his Scandinavian excursion


Posted 6 days ago

There is nothing Ward 8 City Councillor Ben Henderson would like to see more than transforming Edmonton into a world-leading winter city destination.

Read the rest.

Also, don’t forget to check out the WinterCity Ideascale, to see what others are suggesting and to post your feedback and ideas!

City of Edmonton – Budget 2012

City Council is currently undertaking budget deliberations, leading up to the completion of a 2012 operating budget, and new 3-year capital (infrastructure) budget.

City administration presentation – November public hearing

Proposed 2012 operating budget

Proposed 2012-2014 capital budget


The Glenwood CL spoke to council at the November hearing in support of the following currently unfunded operating budget service packages:

City-wide Redevelopment Planning (page 68)

Community League Infrastructure Grant (page 76)

Community League Operating Grant (page 77)

Community League Growth Initiative (page 83)

Edmonton Food Bank – Kraft Hunger Challenge

Hunger is a growing problem across Canada and even in Edmonton. On Hunger Awareness Day (May 31st), please take action to reduce hunger in our community by making a monetary donation to Edmonton’s Food Bank through the Kraft Hunger Challenge. From May 31 to June 10, Kraft Canada will match donations made to community food banks across Canada dollar-for-dollar up to $200,000. To donate, contact Edmonton’s Food Bank or visit www.edmontonsfoodbank.com.

Glenwood CL Annual General Meeting

Win GAS or MEAT at the AGM Sunday, April 17th, 2pm

16430 97 Ave at the Glenwood Hall

Please join us for coffee or tea – you could win a $50 gift card for Sandylane Meat Shop (in Glenwood) or a $50 gas card from Petro Canada!

We require a certain number of community residents to have enough people to vote our executive in.  Please consider attending even if you cannot volunteer for any executive positions.  You must be in attendance to win the gift cards.

Please come out and join us at the meeting.  It is open to everyone living in Glenwood in apartments, condos and houses whether you rent or own your home.

This year we have also have an interesting event happening in conjunction with our AGM!

Have you heard of the Sensational Game “GO”?
Following the AGM there will be a presentation on the game of GO by some experienced GO players. You will be fascinated to discover why GO is the most popular board game of skill in the world. It is not only fun for all ages but teaches many mental skills such as patience and perseverance. It can be peaceful but in reality it is a struggle between 2 players to control territory on a 19 by 19 grid between black stones and white stones.

We invite you to come and see and even try a small board game.  Weekly sessions will follow on Wednesdays starting on April 20th with instruction and games.  Adults and children ages 6 and up are welcome to attend, and residents of neighbouring communities are also welcome. Make friends. Have fun. Learn.