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Growing Families Society presents at town council

Margo Sevcik, president of the Growing Families Society for East Rural Counties outlined the programs the organization was able to offer this year and also made a funding request of town council. They were also looking for direction from town council in terms of potential funding guidelines that they could employ in the future.

Taxes set to go up in 2017

The town of Strathmore is undergoing review of the annual budget. During the regular meeting of December 7, Mel Tiede, director of corporate and financial services for the Town of Strathmore revealed the town has an operating budget for 2017 of $31,414,748.

Strathmore Municipal Library board president Jim Greer(far right) and vice president Geoff Ball (left) accept a donation of $5,000 from the Strathmore Youth Justice Committee on November 23. The committee was represented by Amber Liversuch (second from left) and Deirdres MacLean.

Library gets donation to support local youth

The Strathmore Municipal Library has received a very generous donation of $5,000 from the Strathmore Youth Justice Committee. The donation was officially presented to the Strathmore Municipal Library’s board during their meeting on November 23.

Wheatland Lodge is one of the independent living options for people over 65 years in the Strathmore area.

How does Wheatland Housing work?

Subsidized housing is a method of helping individuals improve themselves and works as a stepping stone into independence. Wheatland Housing Management Body, operates within the Strathmore and Wheatland County area.

Citizens on Patrol in response to vandalism

Citizens on Patrol is active in the Strathmore area. With increasing awareness of crime and mischief around the Strathmore area in recent months, the community-based crime prevention organization is becoming more active and has a number of tips for homeowners to help reduce crime in their area.

Wapaka, the Wheatland Elementary School’s Wheatland Wildcats mascot was unveiled at the school during their assembly on November 24.

Wheatland students meet new mascot Wapaka

This month students at Wheatland Elementary School are practising good habits, and learning how to have a great attitude. The school held their monthly assembly on November 24 where they handed out school awards, and gift draws as well as made announcements on how much money was raised by parent council’s gift card fundraiser.

Dean Young (right) of SWAT (Strathmore Wheatland Addications Team) presents town councillor Bob Sobol with a service award during the November 16 council meeting.

10 years in, SWAT works well for communities

This year is the 10th anniversary of SWAT, the Strathmore Wheatland Addictions Team. SWAT’s chairperson Dean Young gave a presentation about the group’s activities within Strathmore and Wheatland County during the November 16 meeting of town council and town councillor Bob Sobol also received an award for his over 10 years of service to the group.

Town receives letter from minister of health

Strathmore Town council had a brief discussion about the future of the hospital after receiving a correspondence from Sarah Hoffman, the provincial minister of health, regarding the renovations at the Strathmore Hospital.

Large bins are overflowing with trash in a neighbourhood where homes are under construction in Strathmore.

Resident raises concerns about trash

Be aware and pick up after yourself because the first thing some visitors to Strathmore see, is the trash blowing in the wind and getting stuck in shrubs, fences and trees in local public spaces.

Crews are still working at the site of Golden Hills School Division’s Wheatland Crossing School. The school is located south of the intersection of Highway 840 and Highway 561.

GHSD meeting to address Wheatland Crossing

On December 13, Golden Hills School Division will be hosting a public meeting to inform members of the community, parents, and guardians of students at Wheatland Crossing School of the impending opening of Wheatland Crossing School.

New emergency notification service underway

A voluntary emergency notification service will be put in place to notify citizens and visitors in the town of Strathmore in the event of an emergency like a tornado, or mass flood. Strathmore Fire Chief, and interim director of emergency management Muir Furzer gave town council an update on how the service will work during the town council meeting

Calgary Region's On-it transit service running

Transit service to and from Calgary to the communities of Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, and Turner Valley is up and running through the On-It regional transit system. Now Strathmore has a chance to jump on the bus and join the Calgary Regional Partnerships' (CRP) pilot project and create a route to travel between Calgary, Chestermere, Strathm

The Strathmore Christmas Hampers are being handed out again after another successful year. The Hamper had an average year with about 200-210 hampers being given out to needy area families.

Give a helping hand to the Christmas Hamper

Christmas hampers will be going out to needy families all over the Strathmore and Wheatland County are on December 19 and 20th. Tough times are among us in Alberta this winter season and a Christmas hamper will ensure that local families can have an enjoyable holiday season without the fear of a lack of funds to purchase items like food and toys.