KID Spring Newsletter

May 12, 2015
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REGISTER TODAY FOR THIS THURSDAYS WORKSHOP

COMBINED ASSESSMENTS AND TAX NOTICES

Combined Assessment and Tax Notices will be mailed June 26, 2015 and are due no
later than August 28, 2015.

A 12% penalty on outstanding current taxes will be imposed on September 1, 2015
and an additional 12% penalty will be added to all outstanding taxes on January
1st of each subsequent year.

The 2015 Tax Roll Assessment information for the Kananaskis Improvement District
is available on our website at: http://kananaskisid.ca/finance-taxation/

RCMP YEAR IN REVIEW

Total calls for service - 458
Assistance - 61
Traffic Collision(s) - 47
False 911 calls - 35
Moving Traffic - Speeding Violations - 28
Other Moving Traffic - 20
Information Files - 18
Abandoned Vehicles - 15
Person Reported Missing - 13
911 Act - Other Activities - 11
Animal Calls - 11

SOUTHWIND MOCK WILDFIRE EXERCISE- JUNE 10 & 11, 2015

KID, in partnership with Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD),
will be conducting a mock wildfire exercise in the Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation
Area. The purpose of the exercise is to train for Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
wildfires that could occur in the region. Simulated smoke will be used as crews,
equipment and aircraft respond to the mock wildfire.

A mock evacuation order will be issued as part of the exercise. Residents and campers
are not required to leave, however they are encouraged to view the exercise from
the Kananaskis Village Sports Field on June 11, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wildland firefighting equipment and homeowner preparedness information will also
be on display.

IT LOOKS COOL AND REFRESHING BUT THIS WATER IS "SHOCKINGLY" COLD!

Each year the cold water lakes and rivers in Kananaskis are cause for injury and
fatalities. This is a result of Cold Water Shock or Hypothermia. Every year people
fall in or jump in the water to cool off.

Even though the water looks inviting be aware that it remains extremely cold. The
shock of cold water, especially on a warm day, can make it more difficult to breathe,
reduce muscle ability, make it hard to swim leading to drowning or could cause heart
attack or death. If you remain immersed in the cold water your core temperature
can drop rapidly and hypothermia can set in very quickly.

Remember when boating/floating or paddling to always wear your lifejacket and buddy
up for water activities.

Share this information with your friends, family and visitors to our area and help
reduce incidents of Cold Water Shock and Hypothermia in the Kananaskis area.Picture2

WHAT TO DO WITH HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTEPicture3

BIG APPLAUSE FOR YOU!!!

In 2014 the KID Recycled:

11,150 - 1lb propane tanks, 19-20 lb propane tanks,

6157 litres of various hazardous liquids (including paint)

0.834 tonnes of electronics recycling

& 256.6 kg of hazardous solids & aerosols. T

this is a significant increase over 2013!!!

Take a look at our new Household Hazardous Waste brochure. You can see this online
at http://kananaskisid.ca/hazardous-waste/

or you can pick up the full brochure in the Village or at the Kananaskis Emergency
Services Centre.

KANANASKIS PHOTO CONTEST EXTENDEDPicture4

The 2015 Kananaskis Community Photo Contest is well underway and we would like more
submissions.

Due to the election we have extended the closing date of this years contest to May
30.

this year's theme is Flora (flowers) & Fauna (wildlife) of Kananaskis. You could
win a canvas print of your photo. To submit your photos please go to  http://kananaskisid.ca/2015-photo-contest/

KANANASKIS COMMUNITY SURVEY EXTENDED

This year we have a community survey you can participate in. We are looking for
feedback and direction from you on our community initiatives.

The survey closing date has been extended until May 30 due to the election.

To take the survey click here and participate.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS IN KANANASKIS

FREE Spring Community Courses:

Cooking as a Team Sport-Thursday May 14th at the Kananaskis Ribbon Creek Hostel

Medicine from the Earth-Thursday May 28th at the Kananaskis Ribbon Creek Hostel

Art with Wanda Ellerbeck - Monotype Print Making - Thursday June 4th at the

Kananaskis Emergency Services Training Cabin.

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For more info and to register for a workshop visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KananaskisCommunityUpdates

Canada Day Community Celebrations will be held on Wednesday July 1st with a free
community BBQ, games and an inflatable human foosball table at Boundary Ranch.

Third Stampede Breakfast will be held on Friday July 10th at Kananaskis Emergency

Services Centre.

Get the full scoop on these events by visiting the events page on our website http://www.kananaskisid.ca

or

Like us on Facebook at  Kananaskis Community Updates

Checking out the Backcountry in Kananaskis?

Be prepared!
Monitor conditions
on the
Alberta Parks
website:
CHECK CONDITIONS HERE

Upcoming Council Meeting

The next Council Meeting is on Tuesday

September 1st  at 10:00am in the Council Chambers on the lower level of the Kananaskis Village Centre building.