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Increase in User Fees

January 24, 2018

Town Council voted on Monday to increase a number of user service fees.

There will be a 2% increase to Recreation Access and Facility Rental Fees. These include the Aquaplex and BCF admission & membership fees: ice and ball diamond rentals as well as conference/room rentals. For example an adult multi-facility membership will increase from $634.75 a year to $646.50: an increase of $1.06 per month.

"Our recreation facilities offer a variety of fun sporting options for the public and service fees are an unfortunate necessity to maintain the high quality of the facilities," explained Paul Salvatore Director of Community Services. "A variety of Toonie activities and the Recreation Fee Assistance Program are just some of the ways we are working to ensure that the facilities are accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of their financial abilities."

Council also voted for a 2% increase to cemetery fees. The new fees for the BCF, Aquaplex and the cemetery will come into effect on Thursday February 1st. Ice and ball diamond fees will begin at the beginning of their respective seasons.

For more information contact:
Darren Goldthorpe
Manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture
403 823 1364

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Centre-and-third Third-Ave

Here are the  initial designs for the new look to our downtown as presented to Council by the Economic Development Advisory Committee.

Downtown improvement was highlighted as a priority in the Economic Development Strategic Plan and this is part of that process.

These designs are the results from a series of public engagements and focus groups which started in spring 2017. This program was funded by a CARES (Community and Regional Economic Support) grant from the Alberta Government Department of Economic Development and Trade. Key feedback received was for more public gathering spaces, more shade and spaces for more public programming and economic activity in order to get more people spending time downtown. 

The next steps will be to take these designs back out to the public for feedback, followed by creating detailed plans and to set a timeline for implementing the plans.