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Year: 2020

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The Hinton Voice is available for free in print and on our website. Individual stories are published on our website one week after their original publication date.

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COVID case sends students home

Seven classes at Ecole Mountain View were sent home as the result of an individual from the elementary school testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, Nov. 30.

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Community Grant Fund continues to decrease

Council approved funding through the Community Grant Program (CGP) to six applicants in the only grant intake of 2020, which totaled $19,180.

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First draft budget includes four per cent tax rate increase

The first draft budget for 2021 was presented to council including a four per cent tax increase resulting from several cost saving measures.

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No social gatherings allowed, says Kenney

Enhanced public health measures have been implemented across Alberta as a result of the continuing rise of COVID-19 cases.

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Mandatory masks in Hinton’s public spaces

A temporary mandatory mask and face coverings bylaw went into effect on Saturday, Nov. 21, for all indoor public spaces within the Town of Hinton, such as stores, businesses, and government buildings.

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Water user rates face potential increase

Changes in the Water and Waste Water Utility operating costs may be covered in 2021 by a four per cent increase in user rates, according to the Town of Hinton status update on the water treatment plant.

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Federal assessment on Vista continues despite review application

The federal impact assessment process of the proposed Vista Coal Underground Mine and the Vista Coal Mine Phase II Expansion Projects is going ahead while the judicial review application is waiting to be heard in federal court.

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Provincial job cuts impact wildfire and forestry

Position reductions signalled through budget 2020 means the loss of around 930 jobs in social services, agriculture, and wildfire management in Alberta.

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Coats for Kids collecting until end of this week

Residents of Hinton have been generous this year in donating their used coats for those who need them.

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