Arena Scope Audit finds energy opportunities

Bashaw Welcome Sign ECA Review/Terri Huxley
Written by Terri Huxley

Peter Hart of the SustainErgy Group presented on the recently conducted arena scope study and potential savings from it.

Through this federally funded group, the town was given a few options on how to move forward with the arena and its current condition.

The audit indicated that the town could complete around $108,000 of energy conversion measures for the cost of around $27,500, the difference of qualifying for the Municipal Climate Change Rebate.

On an annual basis, if the conversions are finished, the town could have a potential savings of approximately $5,600 annually.

After the delegation, council chatted about the possibilities presented.

They decided to go further with the program by undertaking the engineering study which would yield more exact findings on outdated materials and their current market value for replacement.

The third step will be to implement installation of new pieces but council will have a chance to review the study again before giving the go-ahead.

Bus Society 2020 budget

Council approved the decision to give $5,000 to the Bashaw Bus Society just like last year.

This money is used for its operating expenses.

Camrose County also contributes $2,000.

Council said ‘it is a great service for the town’ but would like to see ridership numbers to see just how popular the service really is.


Terri Huxley
ECA Review

About the author

Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.