Vanderwell Contractors, a local family-run business with a 75-year history in Alberta, has been committed to promoting sustainable forests for generations. In 2012, Vanderwell partnered with Rona to plant one million trees on lands that have been affected by wildfire.
Vanderwel Heritage Place would like to extend their sincere thanks to all of the community volunteers for making 2016 another successful year for the residents of the seniors lodge.
In an effort to keep residents informed on the state of regional healthcare, Alberta Health Services has compiled a list of frequently asked questions. These questions cover issues such as wait times, extended hours, recruitment efforts and communications.
In continuation of its ongoing commitment to provide senior residents with quality services, the MD has added information and links related to provincial and federal seniors assistance programs to the Rural Services section of the municipal website.
Local history expert – and herself a part of the region’s storied past – Sheila Willis is the driving force behind a new app in development called History Check: Everything Needed to Explore Northern Alberta.
Barry Hannah, President of the Widewater Athletic Association presented Council with a donation in the amount of $45,000 for the Widewater Firehall Park. The donation was broken down with $35,000 allocated to implement playground/park features and enhancements, with an additional $10,000 to make the park/playground wheelchair accessible.
The Municipal District Council has given 1st reading to the Burn Barrel and Incinerator Bylaw 2016-03. The Bylaw prohibits the usage of burn barrels and incinerators for the burning of waste of any kind within the Hamlets of Flatbush, Chisholm, Smith, Marten Beach and Canyon Creek/Widewater/Wagner.
Need some time for your child to burn off energy before story time or just looking for a fun space to come and play? Parents with kids aged 0-6 are invited to check out the Parent Link Outreach programs located at the Widewater Complex and Smith School Gym. These are great, free drop-in play programs for parents and children.