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County receives


$2M from



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by Dana McArthur


The province has recently announced that blind view
Yelllowhead County will receive nearly $2
million in funding to support water and
wastewater treatment upgrades in County window
communities as part of the Alberta Municipal
Water/Wastewater Partnership and Water For
Life grant programs. fashions Conservative
The province has set aside $595 million,
representing an increase in the 2015 cost- iews
sharing grants, stating that investing in water
infrastructure will create jobs and ensure clean Guest Column by Clyde Corser
water in communities across the province.
$1,923,750 of the $2M grant will be used for
upgrades to the Marlboro waste water facility January 4, January 25
along with the previous grant amount totaling
$526,500 approved in 2015 by the province. Mr. Switzer and Dr. Willis visit while attending Dr. Willis's open house retirement party at the Galloway
The grants will help pay for a sewage lagoon Museum, on June 29. Longtime Edson Physician, Dr. Brian Willis, has retired as of June 30, 2016. In February 15
and supporting infrastructure for Marlboro and good health, he and his wife look forward to spending more time with their family of three children and
area residents providing a much closer six grandchildren. He is also looking forward to going on winter holidays, reading and walking. His Conservative
wastewater and sewage disposal option than retirement party had many community members come by to wish him well. photo Mikaela Kuefler March 7, 28
they currently have. The closest wastewater iews
and sewage dumping option for any property Guest Column by Clyde Corser
with holding tanks in the Marlboro area is April 18
currently Edson, said County communications
coordinator Stefan Felsing.
$177,210 of the two million dollar grant will May 9, 30
go towards the Peers Lift Station for power
upgrades because the station was running on
older equipment in need of replacement. The
County has received $69,307 for the work that June 20
has been completed so far.
The lift station upgrades are partially
completed at this time and the County has July 11
received a reimbursement of $69,307 for the
work completed. County will apply for the
remaining funding once that work is August 1, 22
completed.
“We will remain focused on investing in
Alberta's public infrastructure, so that our Sept. 12
province continues to serve the needs of
Albertans today and for generations to come.
Water projects like this one improve the October 3, 24
quality of life for Albertans in smaller
communities,” stated Brian Mason, Minister of
Transportation and Infrastructure, in the
announcement. Edson resident, Mona Allen, celebrated Canada Day by decorating her yard in red and white. November 14
Previously reduced funding for these grant submitted
programs meant that a number of projects were
delayed in communities. With the increased EDSON DRY CLEANERS December 5, 26?
funding, delayed projects can move forward.
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