Stettler town council bears about fridge burglars

Town of Stettler council heard a report of defunct fridge materials being stolen from the landfill during their regular meeting July 7.

Councillors heard from Coun. Malcolm Fischer about a difficulty at the regional landfill.

The waste transfer station has seen some trouble with burglars stealing copper material from defunct fridges. 

Fischer reported that measures are being taken at the waste transfer station to prevent this theft.

Fireworks display

During committee reports Mayor Nolls noted he attended the Canada Day fireworks at West Stettler Park and, although the fireworks themselves were spectacular, there was something else that he found satisfaction with.

Nolls said after the roughly 15 minutes show was completed, he was very impressed by the cheers and clapping that went up loudly from all those in attendance in and around the park.

Coun. Fischer also attended the July 1 fireworks at West Stettler Park and noted they were spectacular.

However, he stated he had a concern. Fischer wondered why money was spent on “near ground fireworks,” obviously those that ignite shortly after firing.

Fischer noted the “near ground” fireworks can only be seen by a few people right at the park, and the money spent on them would probably be better spent on more visible, “high altitude” fireworks.

Drive-by Grad

Councillors discussed the popular “Drive-by Grad” held for the local Stettler Grade 12 graduates in June.

They discussed how successful and well-attended the event was, as students lined up along the avenue near the high school and community members drove by and honked their horns. 

A traditional grad ceremony couldn’t be held because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Culture Days

Councillors discussed the annual Culture Days event. 

It’s not certain whether the event will be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

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