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Month: August 2020

2020 Junior Forest Rangers program wraps up

The Hinton Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) Crew planted, chopped, chainsawed, toured, and worked their way through the summer in the hills surrounding Hinton.

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Coal industry calls for support of thermal coal

An executive with the company that owns Coalspur Mine Ltd. called for public support of thermal coal and the local Vista Coal project expansion before the feedback process closes Aug. 28.

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Council accepts garbage collection route changes

Changes to the Solid Waste Collection Route Options were accepted by council and a type of bin was selected during the standing committee meeting on Aug. 25.

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Majority of students will be in class

Roughly 14 per cent of Hinton’s students within the Evergreen Catholic Separate School Division (ECSRD) have opted for virtual at-home learning in September.

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Friends of Switzer complete Hanington Hut

The Hanington warming hut is a new addition along the Joachim Valley Trail since this spring.

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Sweet shot drops for ace

Jason Sweet joked with his Industrial League teammates on the Putt Pirates that he didn’t like the par three Hole 17 because he was always between clubs for the 113 yard tee shot.

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No decision made on mandatory masks in Hinton

Council discussed the use of mandatory masks in public spaces during the standing committee meeting on Aug. 25 but made no decision going forward.

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Three FRMA-run campgrounds set to close

Three campgrounds run by the Foothills Recreation Management Association (FRMA) within Yellowhead County are scheduled to close.

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Boutin Ave Design charrette results in site plan

Following a design charrette, the Town of Hinton presented a final site plan to the public and local stakeholders for the undeveloped town-owned lands at the intersection of Boutin Ave and Drinnan Way.

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Evergreens Foundation takes over bus services

The Evergreens Foundation has agreed to take over accessible transportation services for residents with mobility limitations, previously offered by the Freedom Express bus.

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