The Hinton Friendship Centre (HFC) has received an overwhelming amount of support from the community since they announced their building was broken into on Sunday morning, June 16.
When life gives you lemons you purchase a business license, enter a lease agreement, take out a loan for additional ingredients and necessary items, tweak your recipe and open up the best lemonade stand in the region.
Hinton should be concerned about homelessness in the community according to the newly released Homelessness Estimation report conducted through Hinton Employment & Learning Place (HELP).
A grant from the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) allowed HELP to collaborate with community partners and put together the homelessness estimation count.
Wayfinder’s proppant plant near Obed is one of only two resin sand manufacturing facilities in Canada, the company told a group of Chamber members during a May 29 site tour.The facility provides Northern White, regional and resin-coated sand for oil and gas companies in the area and employs around 13 people, most of whom live in Hinton. It takes two staff members to operate the entire plant near Obed, one person sits in the control room, while the other is stationed in the lab.
Regardless of the type of evacuation order, emergency responders go door to door in a grid search to make sure every house is evacuated, and as homes are checked they are marked by chalk or ribbon.