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November 2017

Don’t Be a Grinch! Join Us for Movie Night!


In association with Councillor Tim Tierney, your BHCA is putting on a Movie Night!

When: Friday, December 15th at 7:30pm
Where: Colonel By SS Cafetorium (2381 Ogilvie road)
Which Movie: The Grinch (2000)

Join us, and all your neighbours, while we watch a great holiday comedy.
 

AGM

Your BHCA will be holding it’s AGM December 6th at the Gloucester Seniors Activity Centre at 7:30pm. If you have any interest in joining our executive, please reply to this email and let us know how you’d like to help, or in which role you think you’re best suited.

Rink Supervision!

The BHCA is once again looking for volunteers to help us supervise our 3 rinks this winter. If you

Every winter your BHCA puts out a call for help with the outdoor rinks.

We need supervisors! You unlock the shack, shovel the rink if there’s a dusting of snow, count the skaters and dial 9-1-1 if there’s an emergency. Pretty simple stuff. You need to be 15+ years old, have your own email address and your own cell phone. During the shifts, you can skate or play hockey if you want.

We can either sign-off on high school volunteer hours or pay a $10/hour stipend for supervising. We can also write a letter of recommendation for you after the season is over.

Please throw your information at us via:

www.BHCA.ca/rinks

LRT Update

Construction continues for Stage 1 of the LRT project. To date 18,331 metres of overhead catenary wire and 278 catenary system poles have been installed along the guideway.
 
In addition, 15 light rail vehicles have been completely assembled. In all 34 will be built.
We’re lucky enough to have two stops in Beacon Hill –Cyrville. One is the Cyrville Station and the other is Blair Station, which acts as the current terminus for LRT.
 

 
Cyrville Station

  • Wall panels, light fixtures, and windscreen panel installations are ongoing, along with painting of structural steel.
  • Concourse and platform level flooring, and final stairway finishings, have all been completed.
  • Station mechanical and electrical systems are nearing completion, including fire alarms and sprinklers.
  • Looking ahead, landscaping around the station work will soon get underway.


 
Blair Station

  • Wall panels, light fixtures, and windscreen panel installations are ongoing, along with painting of structural steel.
  • Station mechanical and electrical systems are nearing completion, including fire alarms and sprinklers.
  • Textile wayfinding installations are ongoing throughout the station.
  • Station elevators and escalators being readied for service.
  • The new bus loop and the bus operator building is nearing completion.
  • Landscaping is taking place north of the station, where the bicycle parking will be located.
  • Looking ahead, crews will install fare gate brackets, and mobilize for public art, and architectural ceiling installations.”

Des nouvelles du train léger

 

La construction se poursuit pour l’Étape 1 du projet de train léger. Jusqu’à maintenant, 18 331 m de fils et 278 poteaux du système de suspension caténaire ont été installés le long de la voie de guidage.
 
De plus, 15 des 34 véhicules de train léger ont été assemblés complètement.
À Beacon Hill–Cyrville, nous avons la grande chance d’avoir deux stations sur notre territoire, soit la station Cyrville et la station Blair, qui est l’actuel terminus du train léger.
 

 
Station Cyrville
 
  • L’installation des panneaux muraux, des luminaires et des coupe-vent est en cours, de même que la peinture des structures d’acier.
  • Le plancher des étages du hall et des quais et la finition des escaliers sont terminés.
  • L’installation des systèmes mécanique et électrique est presque terminée, y compris celle des alarmes-incendie et des gicleurs
  • L’aménagement paysager autour de la station commencera bientôt.


 

Station Cyrville
 

  • L’installation des panneaux muraux, des luminaires et des coupe-vent est en cours, de même que la peinture des structures d’acier.
  • Le plancher des étages du hall et des quais et la finition des escaliers sont terminés.
  • L’installation des systèmes mécanique et électrique est presque terminée, y compris celle des alarmes-incendie et des gicleurs.
  • L’aménagement paysager autour de la station commencera bientôt.

Maybe if we start asking now…

This article was written about the USA, but it almsot entirely applies to Canada as well.


 

Here’s How The Government Should Be Encouraging Motorcycle Use

The United States is spending billions on highways, railways, and roads to, ostensibly make it easier for Americans to get around. Even with all that spending, our infrastructure is nowhere near where it needs to be. But there’s another cheap solution that could ease traffic, parking, and wear on infrastructure: motorcycles. This country has yet to embrace mass-adoption of motorcycles, but the right incentives might change that.

Motorcycles and scooters have been proven to reduce congestion. As it stands today, less than 1 percent of commuting traffic in the U.S. is done on motorcycles. If that were raised to 10 percent, research says congestion would drop by 40 percent. If 25 percent of commuting traffic were motorbikes, apparently congestion could be gone entirely. Gone! Imagine how much safer, more productive and less miserable we’d all be then. 

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