By-election date made for Forestburg

Written by Terri Huxley

With the recent departure of councillor duties from Gerald Caron, Forestburg is now seeking a replacement.

So far a couple of residents have put their names forward to fill this position so it is anticipated a by-election will occur.

The date for the by-election is set for March 22.

Culture grant

An application for the Forestburg Recreation, Arts and Culture Grant (FRACCA) has been received from the South-West Central Wildfire Volleyball Club.

The club has requested $1,000.

Their application does not meet one requirement in that the club does not state where they are based out of.

When possible, the group is using the Forestburg School gym for hosting games and possibly a tournament.

Council agreed to give them half the amount at $500.

Requests

A donation request for $300 was given to the village from the Alberta Farm Safety Centre.

In 2021, council budgeted $300 for this donation but due to COVID-19, a request was not received by the centre for that year.

Council decided to not donate this year.

Council agreed with another request from the Economic Developers of Alberta asking the village to declare May 9 – 13, 2022 as Economic Development Week.

Village community update

Residents can soon expect a community update from the village, a package filled with all the recent Forestburg news from 2021.

Administration has initiated communication with residents of Forestburg who have created the Community Update and is printed and mailed out to residents.

“The intent of the publication is to keep our residents apprised of initiatives that have been undertaken by the village during the past year,” stated Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Dwight Dibben.

Council reviewed the document at their latest meeting and were happy with the results, accepting this as information.

 

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.