Leduc County sponsorship briefs

In quick succession, two community sponsorship requests were approved by Leduc County council during its March 22 meeting.

The Leduc Ringette U16A Jaguars recently won the provincial chamionships and attended the Canadian Western Ringette U16A Championships in Richmond B.C.

In quick succession, two community sponsorship requests were approved by Leduc County council during its March 22 meeting.

Leduc Ringette U16A Championships

In support of the Leduc Ringette U16A Jaguars attendance at the 2016 Canadian Western Ringette U16A Championships in British Columbia the county sponsored $500.

The money will go to helping offset the cost of accommodations, travel expenses and new uniforms for the team.

The initial request was for $9,605.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The society of St. Vincent de Paul is a volunteer organization which provides support throughout Leduc County by providing emergency assistance to people in need.

Those needing the support are referred to the organization by Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).

County council granted sponsorship totalling $1,500.

Leduc County feels with the deteriorating state of the economy there is an increased need for assistance throughout the county.

St. Vincent de Paul provides the cost of a motel room for the night, the cost of obtaining new I.D. so other services may be accessed, assistance in paying part of all of a utility bill, other bills, rent, food or prescriptions of up to $400 per family.

Originally the society was asking for $5,000.

Zion Evangelical Missionary Church 100th Anniversary

The Zion Evangelical Missionary Church requested $1,000 for the church’s 100th anniversary/community homecoming.

County council received the request as information.

Other financial decisions

During county council’s March 22 meeting the councillors made a series of decision regarding other financial matters.

Council approved a funding donation of $7,500 to the Looma Good Deed Association to help replace its cistern hall.

The donation is part of the association’s budget and approval was conditional on the group receiving full protect funding from other sources.

The Looma Good Deed Association confirmed that it received confirmation of $7,297 from the Provincial CFEP lottery program; any remaining funds required will be supported by internal hall funds.

Council also approved the 2016 Thorsby Region Recreation Committee’s budget and the Leduc County contribution of $39,700.

The 2016 New Sarepta Region Recreation Committee budget was approved as presented, as well as the county contribution of $18,600.

Leduc County council accepted the 2016 Calmar Rural Recreation Commitee budget as presented and approved a $55,500 county contribution.

The 2016 Warburg Recreation Board budget was approved, as was the $13,900 Leduc County contribution.

All recreation committee budgets reflect expenditures already approved in the Leduc County 2016 operating budget.

 

Just Posted

Three-phase subdivision re-zoning approved for Alder Flats

Lyle Seely’s application approved after County of Wetaskiwin public hearing June 13

Tenders awarded for pavement and concrete improvements

Seven locations identified as priorities for paving

Ponoka Vintage Motorcycle Rally honours 50 years of Honda

The pistons will be popping and the extremely motivated members of the… Continue reading

Millet mayor says City of Wetaskiwin left no choice on lawsuit

Tony Wadsworth says town, County of Wetaskiwin wanted to talk things over with city

Fatal collision by hospital no surprise

Having traffic stack up behind left-hand turners the cause

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Experts say he will likely wind up at the federal government’s Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado

Natural gas producers demand government action in open letter to Kenney

The letter warns that the viability of the natural gas sector is in jeopardy

Remains of missing Edmonton woman discovered outside of North Battleford: RCMP

The 25-year-old Edmonton woman was reported missing on May 12

Companies to appear before panel today in public inquiry into B.C. gas prices

A three-member panel by B.C. Utilities Commission will listen to up to four days of oral hearings

Interviews with family of highway shooting victim heard in Calgary court

Horst Stewin’s relatives were set to testify by video from Germany this morning, but a court translator said she was unable to proceed

Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canada’s 2% bull’s-eye

Prices showed strength in other areas — led by a 17.3 per cent increase in the cost of fresh vegetables

RCMP investigating alleged ‘sexual misconduct’ by cyclist on BCIT campus

BCIT said they were reviewing video evidence of the incident

Graphic suicide scene edited out of ‘13 Reasons Why’ finale

Suicide prevention groups support the decision

High-speed rail link would run from Vancouver to Seattle in under 1 hour: study

Annual ridership is projected to exceed three million

Most Read