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By Masha Scheele

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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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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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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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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Town to seek partnership in land development

Council discussed and recommended that the Town pursue the collaborative partnership approach in the development of the Boutin Avenue lands with other organizations and developers.

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Town removes oversight of Golf Society

Council and Town of Hinton administrative oversight has been removed from the Hinton Golf Society for the 2020-2021 Golf Course Operating Agreement.

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‘We have now crossed a tipping point’: Hinshaw

Hinton currently has three cases of COVID-19 while Yellowhead County has four confirmed cases.

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