Town wins award for Planning Excellence

Town wins award for Planning Excellence
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Town wins award for Planning Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 20, 2018 Innovative Land Use Bylaw wins award for Planning Excellence The Town of High River received a national Award of Merit for planning excellence on July 20 at the Canadian Institute of Planners and Manitoba Professional Planners Institute National Conference in Winnipeg for the Town’s creative and innovative 2017...

Updated – New utility rates to be considered
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Updated – New utility rates to be considered

UPDATES: 10/10/2018 – Council decides to keep winter averaging and remove the inclining block structure for utility fees 09/12/2018 – Following a review of the proposed bylaw and Frequently Asked Questions from the two public information sessions, Council made a decision to postpone Second Reading of Bylaw 4531-2018 to amend the Town’s rates for water, wastewater and storm services,...

Public feedback inspires a new park space for High River
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Public feedback inspires a new park space for High River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 6, 2018 HIGH RIVER, AB: Next week, the Town of High River will begin construction on a new park space at the former Water Tower site at the corner of 8 Avenue S.E. and 3 Street S.E. The new space was designed based on the thoughts and ideas High River...

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Town’s beaver management program to start

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 25, 2018 Beaver control necessary to protect municipal infrastructure and private property HIGH RIVER, AB: The Town of High River, like many municipalities, is engaged in an ongoing beaver management program to control beavers that are posing a risk to municipal infrastructure and private property. Beavers present a range of...

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Emerson Lake water quality testing begins

The Town of High River is working with Alberta Environment to find licensing options to continue diverting water from the Little Bow into Emerson Lake. Last year, Alberta Environment discontinued the Town’s temporary diversion license to reroute water from the Little Bow into Emerson Lake. It’s important to the Town to keep Emerson Lake functional...

Flood Gate Project begins
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Flood Gate Project begins

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Thursday, June 14, 2018 HIGH RIVER, AB: PCL Construction Management Inc. will begin construction of a flood gate on the south side of the Centre Street Bridge starting on Friday, June 15. To complete this project, crews will need to reduce Centre Street to one lane of alternating traffic several times throughout...

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Town reminds anglers to clean up fishing lines and hooks

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Tuesday, June 12, 2018 HIGH RIVER, AB: Each year, Emerson Lake is restocked with fish for local anglers and fishing enthusiasts to enjoy. The Town is reminding those who participate in fishing activities to be respectful of others who share the green space and walkways. The Town has received reports of lines,...

Council approves rules for cannabis-related businesses
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Council approves rules for cannabis-related businesses

Rules for future cannabis-related businesses passed by High River Council HIGH RIVER, AB: On Monday, May 28, 2018, Council approved bylaw amendments that will enable future retail sales of recreational cannabis in High River. Currently, non-medical cannabis sale (and possession) remains illegal. Licenses for retail operations will not be issued until cannabis is legalized by...

Council approves 2019 Property Tax Rates Bylaw
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Council approves 2019 Property Tax Rates Bylaw

2019 Property Tax Rates Bylaw passed by High River Council  HIGH RIVER, AB: At the May 27 regular meeting of High River Council, Bylaw 4558/2019 was approved in order to set the 2019 property tax rates for the town. In accordance with Section 353 and 354 of the Municipal Government Act of Alberta (MGA), Council...