M.D. ends year with surplus; transfers funds to bridge reserve

The Municipal District of Willow Creek ended 2019 with a surplus of more than $1 million, transferring $700,000 of that to a reserve for bridges. At its April 22 meeting by video conference, the M.D. council reviewed the financial statements with Michael Zuback of MNP LLP or Meyers Norris Penny, the M.D.’s auditor. “Our opinion is a clean one,” he told councillors. … Read more

Granum Fire Department boosts morale during isolation

Birthday Alarms! By Lawrence Gleason Local Press Writer Granum Fire Department members gave Granum residents a big morale boost during this COVID-19 isolation. Fire department members took out Granum’s full complement of fire trucks to drive by two Granum residences on Friday, April 17, and another on Sunday, April 19, to mark two children’s birthdays and the ending of a … Read more

2020 Southern Alberta Summer Games cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of yet another long-time event – the Southern Alberta Summer Games which was scheduled for Raymond in July. The Southern Alberta Recreation Association announced on April 2 that in light of ongoing developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and following discussions and recommendations from the host community, the games to be held July … Read more

COVID-19 information in rural communities

Roger Reid, MLA for Livingstone-Macleod, gave this member’s statement to the Alberta legislature on April 8. The text of the statement is taken directly from Alberta Hansard, the official record of proceedings for the legislative assembly.“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The world changes very quickly. Only a month ago our province looked very different. While there was some worry about coronavirus with … Read more