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Happy Holidays from the Oliver Community League 🎄

The Oliver Community League board members would like to wish all residents of Oliver, their families, friends and loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

This Holiday season, we encourage you to give back to the community. There are many organizations dedicated to community service in our neighbourhood.

We’d like to thank our volunteers for their continuous support – you make Oliver a great community to live, work and raise a family. Volunteers are essential to our organization – we can't continue to do what we do without you.

We’re always looking for passionate individuals to participate in a wide range of activities. Send us an email to volunteer@olivercommunity.com and let us know how you’d like to help.

Have a fabulous holiday season🎅🏼

Mark your calendars: Land Swap public info session on Thursday, Dec. 11

This important session on the proposed land swap between St. John’s School Site and Oliver Park is happening this Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Robertson-Wesley United Church.
Notice of a Public Information Session - City of Edmonton

The Yards Winter 2018 Issue is out!

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the Yards Winter 2018 Issue Launch Party this past Thursday, Dec. 6.

Don't forget to read the latest version of the Yards - the fourth annual “Best in Core” issue. The magazine gets delivered straight to your address!

Learn about all the activities and events going in downtown Edmonton this fall here.
If you did not get the Fall edition, please email Simon@theyardsyeg.ca.
The Yards Magazine - Winter 2018-19 Issue

Get involved with our Oliver Community League Committees!

Program and Events: Dec. 18, 2018
Come volunteer with the OCL and help plan events for the community.

7 p.m., BRU Coffee + Beer House, 11965 Jasper Ave.
 
Civics: 
Dec. 10, 2018; Jan. 14, Feb. 12*, 2019
This highly engaged committee meets on the second Monday of the month (unless otherwise posted) to discuss developments in Oliver.
7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 9907 114 St.

*Third Monday of the month, or the Tuesday after a stat holiday.
 
Social Advocacy: Dec. 13, 2018
The revived committee improves the lives of disadvantaged community league members – ultimately benefitting all Oliver residents.

7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 9907 114 St.

Join the Oliver Book Club's next book discussion on Dec. 10

The Oliver Book club meeting on Monday, Dec. 10 will discuss Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.

Get your free membership to the Edmonton Public Library for a hard copy or e-book version. Join the club by emailing us at events@olivercommunity.com.

6 p.m., MEC community room, 11904 104 Ave.

How should you react to a coyote when you see one? 🐕

Coyotes have recently been spotted in Oliver. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe should you encounter coyotes.

Coyotes naturally fear humans. Keep them wild by:
● Never feeding coyotes.
● Pick up any waste, fruit, or animal waste on your property.
● Keep garbage in sealed bins and only put them out on collection day.
● Supervise your pets and keep them on leash.
● Secure your fences and ensure vegetation on your property is pruned, so coyotes can’t hide in your garden.

If you encounter a coyote, protect yourself by:
● Making loud noises (shouting, clapping, etc.), maintaining eye contact and making yourself
appear large (wave arms overhead, hold big objects, etc.).
● Throwing sticks or other objects in the coyote’s direction (not at the coyote).
● Carrying a whistle, air horn or dog spray, especially near the River Valley.
● Never turning your back on the coyote or running away. If a coyote is getting too close, back up slowly without turning your back.

If someone is in danger, call 911.

Remember, coyote attacks are extremely rare. Respect the coyotes and keep these tips in mind.

This quick JSYK - Edmonton Urban Wildlife video is also good to show to children.

Useful Coyote Links

http://www.edmontonurbancoyotes.ca

http://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/wild-species/mammals/wild-dogs/coyote.aspx

Photo by Shawn McCready

City of Edmonton will review fencing standards after second deer impaled

The City of Edmonton is set to review fencing standards after a second deer was impaled on a fence in the Cameron Heights neighbourhood.

The metal fence in the west-end neighbourhood meets current standards. However, the situation may change after a scheduled review of fencing standards set for early next year, according to Peter Ohm, the city's chief planner.

For more information, please check the CBC's article on the topic

If you are concerned about this issue, let your City Councillor know.
 
Photo by Melanie Wilson

Alberta Health Services shares Toboggan Safety tips

Alberta Health Services - Toboggan Safety

FREE Solar PV 101 - a training seminar for interested system owners

Going solar has never been more affordable!

Join the Solar Energy Society of Alberta, Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 6:30-9 p.m., at the Rio Terrace Community League, for a free tour of a rooftop solar array, and two-hour course on everything you need to know to have a solar electric system installed on your home or business.

Learn about the available grants, ROI, equipment, as well as how to find and hire a contractor. Click here to learn more and register.

Please register for the event and find more information here.

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