Councillor Sean Chu’s April 2021 report to Calgarians

Greetings Ward 4 Residents,

The annual City of Calgary tree workshops hosted by Parks is moving from in-person events to free, online live events (in April) due to COVID-19 restrictions. Pre-registration is required. If you would like to attend, visit to register. The link to the workshop will be emailed to participants two days prior to the program date.

Backyard fire pit, make sure no Fire Bans are in effect before starting a fire, and always remember – in case of an emergency – call 9-1-1 for help. For more fire safety tips, visit

Did you know, there are about 60,000 storm drains (or catch basins) part of stormwater system in Calgary working to drain water and melting snow off sidewalks, streets and roads.

Keep your storm drains free and clear of snow, leaves and debris

If it’s safe and possible to do, remove debris or snow blocking the drain. Create a channel if need be, to facilitate water flow.

In communities built after 1990, The City installs devices in the storm drain to control how fast water flows into the system. During and after a rainfall event, these devices allow water to pool on the road (usually in a depression or low spot, called a Trap Low), until the stormwater system can accept the extra water.

If the storm drain remains submerged for more than 90 minutes or you cannot safely clear ice and snow away, take a photo and submit it via the 311 App or a web request. This way, our crews can prioritize and respond promptly. For more information on storm drains and to locate the closest one to you, visit

Greenline Business Support: If you are a business owner, manager or staff along the Stage 1 alignment, answer our short questionnaire at

to share your information and join our Green Line business database. Visit to learn more about the Business Support Program.

Thank you for your attention,

Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu

TGCA Programming & Community Engagement Coordinator

Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator at the TGCA,

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