Current News

…as of Monday, June 22, 2020


  • Police Notice
  • Chat with your Member of Parliament
  • Slowly opening the Community Hall
  • Neighbours Drop in
  • The Jammers
  • Garbage Pick Up
  • Bicycle Thieves operating in our Region

    There have been more than 40 bikes stolen in the following communities since mid-April: Lendrum Place, Malmo Plains, Greenfield, Park Allen, Allendale, Argyll, Avonmore, Bonnie Doon, Capilano, Forest Heights, Holyrood, Kenilworth, King Edward Park, Ottewell, Strathearn, Terrace Heights and other communities in close proximity to Whyte Avenue.

    Most of these thefts happened from detached garages. The point of entry has mainly been locked man doors being pried open with a tool, and in some incidents another older, less expensive bike has been left behind. These are occurring almost every day of the week. There has also been a recent spike in bikes being stolen from underground parkades.

    Police are reviewing intelligence gathered and are looking to identify and arrest those involved. Several arrests have already been made, however this activity is continuing, so any assistance from the public is appreciated. Contact the EPS non-emergency line at 780.423.4567.

    Be sure and give thieves the gears by registering your bike at BikeIndex.org. You’ll need to provide your bike’s details including serial number, make, model, colour and photos. More EPS information is at EPS on Facebook.



    Conversation with Heather McPherson

    On July 01 (Canada Day) Heather McPherson, our member of parliament for Edmonton, will make herself available to residents of Argyll at the Hall for any conversation you wish to engage in. It's a chance to bring attention to any issue you think affects all Canadians. This is not a political event, it's a part of her effort to hear directly from each community league in her constituency. MP Heather McPherson will be stopping at the community league on Canada Day from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.



    View of Center in 2020

    Limited community activity is allowed

    Slowly opening up for groups and some programs

    As you've probably seen, Edmonton's Phase 2 opening was announced on Friday June 12. This means careful use of the community hall is permitted under the current restrictions around distancing and cleaning. Argyll Hall will NOT be open for outside rentals until after Phase 3 (or even thereafter).

    Both ACL and EJCA are in discussions about coaching people who regularly use the hall to ensure the proper procedures are followed. You will probably see more activity around the building but it is still not open to the public. You've probably also noticed a bright new garbage bin parked near the garden. The City asked all leagues to find a commercial service to replace their waste services pick-ups. We're currently using GFL services but still exploring other options.

    You've been seeing a Parks crew removing the Backstops at the ball diamonds. This is a renovation project by Parks and certainly not a redesign of the District Park. IF you have any concerns about what you see them doing you can contact the ACL president and he will relay your concerns or negotiate a change. I can also assure you the Canadian Flag which was atop one of the backstops will return once the new fencing is in place and the new clay surfaces have been reworded for better drainage. As many of our children know there are small ponds forming each spring (and even after a heavy rain) so the team there is working on re-leveling them to improve on drainage.

    Recently we hosted a COVID-19 Community Cuisine team who were making up to 300 hot meals a day in our kitchen. Since the new phase of opening up the city will allow other community service organizations to return to providing meals to the less fortunate, this team will leave us with a big thank you for letting them us our kitchen.

    Argyll's collective response to the situation will continue. Our Response Team still operates for anyone needing some help with things. I continue to encourage everyone to reach out to your neighbours and stay in contact with them so we don't find anyone feeling alone, or who may need assistance. Sometimes just knowing there are people around us willing to help is enough of a comfort to people.

    Fortunately for Argyll Community League we have not experienced the kinds of income difficulties many other leagues have reported. We've been fortunate to keep costs down and already have held our Casino, so the finances are still good for the coming year. We will, of course, experience a drop in revenue from outside rentals, and if our budget is challenged by that we are seeing both the City and the Province working on ways to underwrite some of those losses in the coming year.

    Continue to Watch: Alberta Health Services has a constantly updated web site with details of measures being taken and recommendations for dealing with worried children or adults. I recommend having a bookmark of this site on your favourite browser and consult it daily for their evolving response. AHS



    Sundays with Neighbours – in the Playground

    A casual gathering of neighbours have been continuing their Sundays in the Park, 3:00 – 5:00 PM every Sunday. This is an informal time to drop by, knowing there will be other families hanging out there as well.

    There is no agenda or organized play. Just parents and kids getting familiar with each other.



    The Jammers

    Jammer Group playing in the hall together

    Each week a group of musicians spend a little time together playing songs and keeping time. They meet on Thursdays from Noon until 3:00 PM in the main hall of the Argyll Community Centre. They welcome any instrument you are willing to jam with. Electric and Acoustic instruments are both welcome.

    If you want to sit-in on what they get up to each week, then contact Ken by phone and get the details for their next jam. You can come and sing, play along or just relax and enjoy the music. Call Ken 780.466.8127 for more information. There is a $2.00 fee for use of the hall.



    An example of what the proper containers look like.

    Garbage Pick up

    The City of Edmonton Waste Management Branch is asking people to use the proper size of garbage container. Oversize garbage cans increase the risk of injury to waste collectors and are no longer being collected.

    Bylaw #13777 limits the size of a container to less than 100 litres.



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