It’s hard to believe we are in August already! As always, the busy summer months of summer have whizzed by and we are approaching the fall and winter. We need to finish up those projects around the house, get the kids ready for school and plan for the holidays that come way too fast.

For many of us, daily pressures keep us busy and it’s hard to find the time to just socialize and enjoy our community. As we head into the dog-days of summer, let’s think about what is coming up in our neighbourhoods and the city.

We are all anxious to find solutions that will help our unhoused neighbours and return our parks to the children and the community. There might be some answers in August when plans go to the city.

We’ve all seen the increase in debris, neglect and illegal dumping in our parks and alleys. Beautiful Alleys will return on September 30, 2023 to clean up the city with the help of our volunteers. Sign up at and follow our Facebook group at

Beautiful Alleys | Facebook for updates.

Halloween can be scary! How do we make sure our kids have a fun trick-or-treat and stay safe? If you want to put your heads together and plan a Halloween Event, email

Let’s all remember our neighbours and help them have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

And then it will be Christmas! A busy time and a stressful time for everyone. How can we help? What could we do?

All of these things take time, commitment and money. Who has an idea, who can help? Let’s all take some time and see what we can do to make our community better. Email