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BEAVERLODGE, 

WEMBLEY, 

HYTHE 

AND SEXSMITH



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Sexsmith council looks at new unsightly premises bylaw

BY BRAD QUARIN, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER

A revamped Nuisance and Unsightly Premises Bylaw was granted its first readings during Sexsmith council’s regular meeting Tuesday.

A third reading is required before the bylaw comes into effect.

Council initially voted in October to consult enforcement officers and legal counsel on the issue of increasing enforcement, especially around long grass and derelict buildings.

At the time, Rachel Wueschner, chief administrative officer (CAO), told the News “There are enforcement concerns annually with (the bylaw).”

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Wembley renews lease agreement with racing group

  

BY BRAD QUARIN, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER

The Town of Wembley will enter into a 10-year lease agreement with the Peace Country Off-Road Racing Association, allowing the group to continue using Stacy Krahn Motor Sports Park.

Wembley council voted to approve the new lease agreement at its regular meeting last week.

“I love the (renewal) because now I don’t have to worry about anything … (like) where we will host our events for another 10 years,” said Debbie White, association treasurer.

“It’s good for Wembley (because) it brings more people into the town, so they know what Wembley has.”

PHOTO: The Peace Country Off-Road Racing Association currently holds its events at Stacy Krahn Motor Sports Park, leased from the Town of Wembley.  (Photo courtesy of Brad Popma)

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Beaverlodge Victim Services makes funding request to council

BY BRAD QUARIN, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER

Samantha Cabral, Beaverlodge Victim Services Unit Society (BVSU) program manager, is seeking $1,500 in support from the Town of Beaverlodge for 2020.

Nichole Young, Town of Beaverlodge executive assistant, said council didn’t make a decision on the funding request during its regular meeting last week, but sent it to budget deliberations.

The $1,500 would go toward volunteer training, equipment and travel, according to Cabral.

“These (BVSU) volunteers put so much effort into responding to calls, and it’s never a good situation they’re responding to - it’s a crisis,” Cabral said.

“To get that commitment and level of volunteerism takes a lot of training and work.”

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Tiny Treasures, big show – art club launches Annual Fundraiser at BACS  

Photographer Josh Bourget sees landscapes in the clouds (photo, left)

 The perennially-popular Beaverlodge Art Club’s miniature art show and sale is once again returning to our crimson-walled Main Gallery at the Beaverlodge Art and Culture Centre March 1.

Tiny Treasures,” this year’s theme, will feature small, affordable artwork by local artists. Even the most art-filled home has room for a pint-sized piece of original art!  

  

  

 

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