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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 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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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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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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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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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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Town reports on COVID-19 impacts

Council took a look at the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey and Economic Recovery Strategy Report during the regular meeting of council on Sept. 1.

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