Hopefully spring is here following an endless cold winter.
I want to keep you updated on the Coal Affected Community front. The Hanna Learning Centre (HLC) in conjunction Urban Systems are meeting with groups and individuals who have ideas or activities that may assist to diversify our economy.
An action team is being recruited for the livestock hub.
There are a number of projects approaching public release so stay tuned. If you have an idea you would like to share please contact the HLC at 403-854-2099.
The Federal Government has established a Task Force on the Just Transition for Canadian Coal-Power Workers and Communities.
Members of the Task Force are scheduled to meet with municipal officials, industry, and economic development agencies in Hanna on May 16 – 17 DEWALT and Stanley Tools have partnered with Skills Canada and Skills Canada Alberta.
Another item I want to bring to your attention is the Town’s role in the Federal government decision to legalize the use of recreational cannabis.
The Federal and Provincial Governments have set a framework for municipal decisions. Town Council will need to decide which land use districts cannabis can be sold in, hours of operation for retail stores and the locations or areas where cannabis can be consumed.
Council is interested in your feedback prior to setting any local regulations.
The Town is also hosting an online survey from May 16 – 31 to allow residents to provide input. A paper copy of the survey can be picked up at the Town Office.