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By Masha Scheele

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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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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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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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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Family violence calls on rise in Hinton: RCMP

Spousal abuse and family violence related calls have increased with Hinton RCMP responding to and investigating 137 incidents between April 1 and July 31.

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Coalspur applies for judicial review

Coalspur Mine Operations LTD, the company that operates the Vista coal mine located just 10 kilometres east of Hinton, applied to the federal court for a judicial review of the Vista mine designation for a federal assessment.

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Women in municipal government series aimed at diversity

A free three-part online lunch and learn series about women in governance is starting this September with the goal of working towards diverse representation at the municipal level.

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Michael Bernard Fitzgerald to play Hinton under the big tent as part of his Farm Tour

Singer songwriter Michael Bernard Fitzgerald begins his Farm Tour on Sept. 1 and is taking his venue with him on the road.

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Weekly missed calls due to vacant CPO position

Hinton’s third Community Peace Officer (CPO) position remains vacant since June 2020 when it was vacated and will remain vacant pending a decision in the 2021 budget.

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Council approves new bins for waste program

Council discussed and approved three action items during the regular council meeting on Sept. 1.

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