Wheatland Council Briefs

There are plans on the horizon for a Calgary Zoo facility northwest of Namaka Lake. It was revealed during the March 14 meeting of Wheatland County council. Bylaw 2016-63 had it’s first reading during the meeting. The bylaw was to change the zoning for the area from agriculture general to direct control.

Dancers from the Ulmer School of Irish Dancing clap as one of their fellow dancers performs solo at Sagewood Senior's Community on March 17.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Dance

Seeing the kicks, the twirls and the elaborate dresses of the dancers from the Ulmer School of Dance as students performed to traditional Irish jigs obviously delighted many of the residents and staff of Sagewood Seniors Community in Strathmore.

Strathmore’s Darlene Piche holds the carbon tax rebate her mom received along with the bill for it’s return after she passed away this past January. At least three Alberta families say they’ve been issued bills from the province to return carbon tax rebates after loved ones died.

Government demands dead woman's rebate cheque

If Marie Casey was still alive when she received a bill from the province, demanding she return her $100 rebate from the NDP’s carbon tax, the feisty great grandmother wouldn’t have minced words.

Town Council Briefs

A public information session and open house on the new Regional Recreation Facility and Kindergarten to Grade 9 school will be held on April 10.

The Carseland Lions Club presented Wheatland County councillor Don Vander Velde with the 2016 Citizen Of The Year award.

Wheatland County Council briefs

Wheatland County Peace Officer Dean Young was asked questions about the progress of SWAT (Strathmore Wheatland Addictions Team) during the regular meeting of county council on March 7.

Conversations with Strathmore Languages Group

Have you ever want to speak fluently in another language? A new conversational group called The Strathmore Languages Group is meeting twice a month to offer informal conversations with native language speakers.

Carseland students making healthy choices

Good nutrition goes hand and hand with a good mind in the community of Carseland where Carseland School has been partnering with local businesses and the farming community in order to provide kids with a farm fresh snack.

Koester reports on CISAL journey

Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL) is a program initiated through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) which aims to strengthen local governments in Colombia and Peru.

Jim Williams, Agrium’s emergency preparedness co-ordinator, County councillor Don Vander Velde, members of the Carseland Fire Department and Agrium plant manager Vinesh Kohli, pose with a cheque for $25,000 from Agrium that was donated to Wheatland Fire Services for the Carseland fire hall building fund.

Agrium donates $25,000 to Carseland Fire Hall fund

It was a positive evening for the entire community at Carseland as Agrium celebrated by hosting a community supper where they made various donations to the community, including a donation of $25,000 to Wheatland Emergency Services for the new Carseland Fire Hall.

No Census in 2017

There will be no Town of Strathmore Census in 2017. Instead the town will likely conduct an in-house citizen survey.

Entrance to Syncrude site near Fort McMurray where emergency crews are tackling a fire that broke out at Fort McMurray’s Syncrude base mine.Olivia Condon‏/postmedia

One injured in fire at Syncrude site

Emergency crews are tackling a fire that broke out at Fort McMurray’s Syncrude base mine.The Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo confirmed shortly after 2 p.m. that the blaze broke out at the site.More details on the size of the fire and potential injuries are expected soon.