Delia scaling back, not hosting ‘Light up the Night’ event

Written by Terri Huxley

The village of Delia has made the decision to not hold the Light Up the Night event this year to continue limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Instead, as a small token of Christmas cheer, council passed a motion to supply $150 for a ‘light up’ grinch figure to stay at the hall.

Normally, they give approximately $500 for various supplies to help the event function.

Intermunicipal SDAB

Council reviewed the bylaw outlining Palliser Regional Municipal Services’ new Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (ISDAB). 

The need for such a board comes from the lack of people interested in joining because of the large training commitment but it also saves each money for municipalities who join as there are only one or two hearings a year for some.

The use of having access to a pool of trained people offers municipalities an easy way to conduct their hearings if needed without committing to paying for as much training or searching for potential participants to conduct it.

So far, 12 municipalities within Palliser’s region have joined.

Delia council, at their meeting on Tues. Nov. 10, chose to pass first reading of the bylaw which kickstarts the process of joining this group.

RCMP request

Staff Sergeant Eddie Bourque of the Drumheller RCMP Detachment has requested municipalities share their top three concerns for their area.

Councillors agreed that their number one concern was speeding within village limits.

Second was the poisoning of pets.

In recent months, there have been reports that poison has been left outside on purpose for loose animals to eat.

Third was more police presence.

Councillors felt that having more visibility of RCMP vehicles and officers may be beneficial to preventing crimes and speeding taking place.


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.