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You’re InSight


Welcome to the July issue of InSight, the official magazine of the City of Saint John. InSight is published three times a year, to provide you, our citizens, with in-depth information about City services, policies and initiatives.


This issue, the spotlight is on three initiatives that frame our history, our present and our future. Saint John 225, celebrates our history; the results of Vision 2015 are shaping how we deliver service to citizens today; and PlanSJ will result in a new municipal plan to determine how Saint Johners will live, work and play in the future.


Also in the issue •


Find out about summer recreation and road projects.


• Have you visited www.saintjohn.ca lately? The City launched its new website this month. It focuses on City services, providing in-depth information to citizens.


More than 40,000 copies of InSight have been printed – enough for each household and business in Saint John. InSight will also be available online at www.saintjohn.ca. InSight has been printed with soy-based vegetable ink on Enviro 100 paper (made from 100% post consumer waste).


Please recycle InSight, or pass it along, when you are finished.


Summer Recreation Projects in the City


As part of our commitment to improving our existing recreation facilities, the Sports and Recreation Facilities Service, through the Leisure Services Department has a number of projects on the go this summer.


• Tenders have been awarded for the construction of splash pads at Rainbow Park and Fleming Park. The Rainbow Park pad will also serve as a skating oval. The


projects will cost about $1.7 million.


• Mountain bike trails and a pump trail are being installed at Shamrock Park. Many thanks to the volunteers who are making this project happen. The project


will cost $235,000.


• Residents in the Market Place/Carleton Community Centre area have met with consultants who will create a master plan for the greenspace in the area. Up to $50,000 from the capital budget will be used, depending on direction from the community.


• The Rockwood Park Redevelopment Phase 2 is underway. This $3.2 million project, funded by the Saint John Horticultural Society, the City of Saint John and the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program will dramatically change the entrance to the park.


The City has also contributed $2.2 million to the $6 million Canada Games Stadium upgrade project. Improvements include stands, infrastructure, and field turf.


Another Saint John First


Saint John is the first municipality in the province to receive the baseline Integrated Pest Management accreditation from Planet Health Atlantic. The program discourages the use of pesticides in favour of pest management through cutting and physical care of the turf on sports fields. The program is endorsed by the New Brunswick Department of the Environment.


2010 Summer Playground Recreation Program


As part of the Neighbourhood Support and Development Service, the City offers a free summer program to children ages 5-12.


The eight week program began June 28. The program includes daily sports, arts, crafts, outings and games, and is designed to promote recreation and healthy neighbourhoods – community priorities.


Program hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (except holidays). Lunch and transportation are not provided. Parents can register with staff at the individual sites anytime after June 28.


The program costs $120,000 to operate. In 2009 an average of 200 children participated in the program daily.


www.saintjohn.ca


Locations: Carleton Community Centre Beaconsfield School Lorneville Community Centre Barnhill/St. Rose School KBM Centre Seawood School North End Community Centre South End Community Centre Glen Falls School


Lakewood Heights School Champlain Heights School St. Joseph’s Community Centre Latimore Lake Community Centre


Call Leisure Services at 658-2908 for more information.


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