Wetaskiwin County program approval briefs

The County of Wetaskiwin ponders various funding requests...

FortisAlberta grant

The County of Wetaskiwin was recently awarded a FortisAlberta grant through the Community Naturalization Grant Program, which focuses on safety, education and environmental wellness.

Council accepted the information of being one of twelve $3,000 grant recipients during its May 24 meeting.

Geoff Lynch, director of leisure and community services says as the grant in intended for environmental endeavours possible uses of the funds could include trees and green spaces along the Mulhurst Bay boat launch and walking trail.

MSI funds allocations

County council approved funds from the provincially funded Municipal Sustainability Initiative grant to be distributed to six county community groups for capital upgrades and repairs; eight groups applied for a cut of the donations.

The donation submissions total $260, 522.

Buck Lake Senior Citizen Drop-In Centre $2,572

Falun and District Senior Citizens Club $3,800

Yeoford Community Centre $2,756

Winfield and District Agricultural Society $123,764

Winfield and District Historical Society $3,865

Lakedell Agricultural Society $123,765 (With the condition the society is awarded additional funding to cover the total project costs.)

FCSS grant program approvals

A first bout of donations to community organizations through the 2016 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) grant program was approved by council during its May 24 meeting.

This year a total of $85,940 has been budget for the FCSS grant program

Allocated funds have been broken into several categories with the community organizations classified within them.

Children/Youth Programs $11,805

Adult/Family Programs $4,100

Seniors Programs $2,600

Community Development Programs $32,134

A second call for requests will be announced by Sept. 21 2016 for the remaining funds.

Zone recreation funding approvals

Each zone recreation committee within the county has met and submitted funding request donations from their budgets for approval.

 

Council approved the $37,105 Recreation Zone 1 Committee donation budget. The facility capital budget totals $34,246 for five community groups and facility operation grants total $2,859.

Recreation Zone 2 Committee was approved $62,656 for facility operations and $33,650 for programs and events.

Recreation Zone 3 Committee was approved $13,908 for facility operations and $6,522 for programs and events.

Recreation Zone 4 Committee was approved $18,311 for facility operations, $17,811 for programs and events, and $9,775 for facility capital projects.

For the Recreation Zone 5 Committee, council approved $1,000 to the Millet and District Historical Society for 2016 museum programs.

 

Just Posted

Suspect in Wetaskiwin trunk kidnapping arrested

Ponoka RCMP seek arrest warrants for suspects of armed robbery as well

Man attempts to stop fight in Wetaskiwin, gets stabbed: RCMP

Wetaskiwin RCMP looking for two suspects involved in assault with a weapon

Bonus RCMP officer for Breton region courtesy County of Wetaskiwin

Councilors examine details of enhanced RCMP officer for far-west side of county

County residents want to stop curve removal projects

Public meeting in Division 4 hears opposition to removal of gravel road speed curves

Soup and steak in Dora’s Kitchen this week

Get out your mallet for this Swiss Steak recipe

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

Most Read