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Year: 2020

Bodies recovered in Verdant Pass area believed to be missing couple in JNP

A couple last seen in the Jasper and Hinton areas remains missing as local RCMP and Canada Parks search efforts continue.

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Read the Hinton Voice, Sept. 24 Issue

The Hinton Voice moved to online delivery since the March 19 edition and suspended distribution of its print publication in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Half of Hinton taxes deferred in 2020

Around 25 per cent of municipal taxes were collected by June 30 this year, when taxes are normally due, as opposed to 60 per cent in 2019.

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Boardwalk gets go ahead for low-level work

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) confirmed on Friday morning, Sept. 11, that the Town of Hinton can go ahead with any low level maintenance in the Beaver Boardwalk area that was included in their Water Act application.

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Tourist visits only dropped 20%

Despite there being no international travellers this summer, the overall numbers of visitors to the Explore Hinton Visitor Information Centre (VIC) were down by only 20 per cent compared to 2019.

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Pool reopens with COVID restrictions in place

The pool officially reopened this week on Sept. 14, and swimmers are required to reserve their spot at the pool prior to their swim.

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Economic development continues amidst pandemic

Despite several cancelled, suspended, and altered economic development projects due to the pandemic, The Town reported that significant steps have been made towards supporting economic development in the community.

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Canyon Creek Project eyes 2021 build

Work for the proposed pumped hydro energy project outside of Obed is underway this year, but construction likely won’t begin until the spring, according to Turning Point Generation (TPG) president, Kipp Horton.

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Local programming available for FASD clients

The official day of recognition for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) was on Sept. 9, and although this is usually acknowledged through a community event, this year no events were held due to the pandemic.

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Local councillors encourage more women to run

While women have been well represented in Yellowhead County over the past 10 years, Coun. Lavone Olson, hopes more women get involved in municipal politics across the province.

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