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Day: 10 September 2020

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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Shelter numbers dip despite domestic violence increase

While spousal abuse and family violence related calls have increased in Hinton, admission requests at the Yellowhead Emergency Shelter (YES) have gone down significantly.

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No timeline for boardwalk decision: AEP

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) staff met with the Town of Hinton on Sept. 4 to discuss some detailed information for the Town’s Water Act Approval application that remains outstanding.

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Funding to be utilized for Robb Road parking

A decision to approve an allocation of $100,000 to be utilized to design and construct additional recreational parking at Robb Road will come back to council at a future regular council meeting.

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No local application for federal infrastructure grant

Twenty infrastructure projects in Central Alberta were recently approved for funding through the Investing in Canada plan and a few of Hinton’s surrounding communities received funds for big projects.

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Preliminary budget to include maximum four per cent tax rate increase

The Preliminary Budget Discussion Report confirmed administration will be bringing forth a 2021 budget including no greater than a four per cent tax rate increase for council’s initial look at next year’s budget.

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