Town of Hanna council welcomed high-school student Beck Halter to their Oct. 9 regular council meeting to share his experiences as part of the Japanese Student Exchange Program.
On Aug. 7 Halter travelled to Hanna’s sister town, Wake, Japan and returned on Aug 27.
“I had an amazing time, I’ll remember it forever,” said Halter. During Halter’s visit to Japan, he stayed with five host families and got to participate in many exciting experiences including driving laps on a racetrack, visiting the Tokyo Sky Tree and the Wake Shrine.
Prior to Halter’s visit to Japan, four students and one chaperone from Wake stayed with host families in Hanna from July 26 to Aug 7.
When asked if anything, regarding the exchange program should be done differently, Halter answered saying there should be more advertisement within the school.
“Thank you for the opportunity, it was absolutely amazing,” concluded Halter. When asked if he would return to Japan, Halter said definitely.
The cannabis consumption bylaw for the town of Hanna has passed third reading with amendments.
The approved bylaw reads that individuals must not smoke, vape or consume what appears to be cannabis on any public place within the town limits.
Although this does not apply to a person who is entitled to medically possess cannabis.
These individuals must produce a copy of the medical documentation if requested by an officer.
“With much research, I did not see any restrictions on medical cannabis,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Kim Niell.