Wetaskiwin County briefs

Items of interest from recent Wetaskiwin County council meetings

Wetaskiwin county council is using a standard letter of mandates the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation must comply with in order to keep approval from the county for it’s 2016 bikeathon around Pigeon Lake.

“One of the things they require is approval from Alberta Transportation but also the local municipalities,” said county CAO Frank Coutney.

In order for the county to give approval and allow the bikeathon to use roads within it’s jurisdiction the foundation must take safety measures such as posting proper signage to warn traffic the event is taking place.

The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation bikeathon takes place Sept. 10.

Federal census numbers taken as municipal census

County of Wetaskiwin councillors have decided to use the federal census population numbers provided by Statistics Canada as the municipal census numbers rather than conducting another census.

The last census the county did was in 2012 and Coutney says it was compared with the federal census to see how close they were when it came to tracking growth within the county. They were within 1 per cent of each other.

“There’s no advantage to doing our own census,” said Coutney.

“They’re doing a federal census this year,” said Reeve Kathy Rooyakkers.

Coun. Garry Dearing added when the county does it’s own census it has to pay for it.

Wetaskiwin Seed and Grain Board funding request

The Wetaskiwin Seed and Grain Board is receiving funds of $86,000 from Wetaskiwin County to pay off a debt to a colour sorter.

The money will be transferred from the Agricultural Service Board Operating Reserves.

The funding request first came before council Nov. 10, 2015. At the time it was noted the majority of funding comes from shares and all revenue comes from purchasing and sorting grain. Provincial grants are not available and have been an issue for the past 15 years.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Central Alberta naturalists fear pristine headwaters will be contaminated by coal mine

Chutes of the Ram constitute one of Earth’s ‘most beautiful’ spots

Every Albertan eligible for COVID-19 testing

22 new cases confirmed on Friday

Fast-food restaurants serving up free non-medical masks

Free protection will come in packages of four

Alberta confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases

Of the total 6,955 confirmed cases, 652 are active

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

COVID-19 cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a B.C. mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

International student worry about pandemic as decisions loom on travel to Canada

Zohra Shahbuddin is weighing whether to enrol this fall or put off coming to Canada until next year

How finding a ministerial home for CMHC caused ‘madness’ in November

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. manages the national housing strategy

‘What do we do now?’ Labour dispute at Regina refinery nears 6 months

About 700 unionized workers were locked out by refinery owner, Federated Co-operatives Ltd., Dec. 5

Police need more than an unverified tip to avoid drug-case entrapment: top court

Police need more than an unverified tip to avoid drug-case entrapment: top court

N.S. police received warnings in 2011 about man who would become mass killer

N.S. police received warnings in 2011 about man who would become mass killer

Trudeau acknowledges ‘anti-black racism’ in U.S., with ‘work to do in Canada’

Trudeau acknowledges ‘anti-black racism’ in U.S., with ‘work to do in Canada’

Most Read