November 2022 Update

Homeowners’ Association News

Happy November, everyone! We hope you enjoyed the warm weather that extended well beyond our normal expectations. Winter is looming, of course, and with it comes the transition from greenspace maintenance to pathway snow clearing. The first snowfalls often melt during the day and become ice by evening, so please use caution and let us know if an area needs extra attention.

FALL CLEANUP: ULS has completed the fall clean up. Crews have tidied all median beds and linear parks by trimming back many perennials, weeding, litter clean-up and sweeping gravel from pathways around playgrounds. ULS snow removal crews and equipment are in place and ready to go!  

SNOW CLEARING: The NDHA shares responsibility for snow clearing in the community with the City of Calgary. On occasion, certain spaces may get cleared while others are delayed. Residents are understandably confused regarding who clears what because ULS clears snow for both entities, although under independent contracts. The NDHA and City have different policies governing snow clearing:

  • City policy is that sidewalks under its control will be cleared within 24 hours of the end of a snow event. **If it is snowing anywhere in the City, the snow event is not considered “ended”.
  • The NDHA’s policy is to have walkways and sidewalks under its control cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall in the community, and every 24 hours thereafter until the snow stops.

Please refer to FAQ #22 on our website for a map showing where the NDHA provides service. Unless adjacent to a private home or business, sidewalks on Discovery Ridge Boulevard, Discovery Ridge Lane, and Discovery Ridge Hill, in addition to several small sections of sidewalk in our community, are City responsibility. Please call 311 if you have concerns about snow clearing in these areas, or if a homeowner is not clearing the sidewalk adjacent to their property.

SERVICE RESUMPTION: We are pleased to advise that the issue that led to last December’s cessation of service in the linear pathways behind Discovery Ridge Manor, Mount and Park is now resolved. NDHA maintenance service has resumed in these locations. Thank you to all affected owners for their patience, and to everyone who collaborated with Councillor Pootmans, City staff and the NDHA to gain success. Your time and efforts are appreciated.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND FOLIAGE:  Lights were installed in October and will be turned on in the latter part of November.  The holiday foliage display in the entrance planters will be installed for your enjoyment before the next newsletter.

We are always happy to hear from our NDHA members; please access our website at to send an email – you can also call us at 403-237-9595, or mail us at Box 2478, 246 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, AB T3H 3C8