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Shared plan for Big Lakes and Smoky River

Richard FroeseFor The Express A proposed inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Smoky River was presented at an open house June 18. However, only one citizen attended the event at Triangle Hall. “In creating the…
McLennan council notebook – June 10, 2019

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Kiosk Council approved the placement of a kiosks in the area of the new covered bridge on the lakeshore and on the triangular piece of land west of the Manor West building. Elks Hall – Not for…
Summary of June 12, 2019 Donnelly council meeting

Council ratified the decision to offer to the evacuee’s affected by fires in the North, our campground free of charge. * Council will support and sign the regional letter being sent to Honourable Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health and MLA…
Kyle Heyn is the new member of Donnelly Council

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Of the three candidates for one vacant position on the Village of Donnelly Council, Kyle Heyn, Abdul Hameed Khan and Lynn (Katie) King, Kyle Heyn proved successful. The new member of Donnelly Council is originally from Eckville…
Village of Donnelly council meeting May 21, 2019 summary

Smoky River Regional Economic Development A 3-year municipal agreement was accepted by council. This 3-year agreement will commit the Village of Donnelly to a 3-year budget with the Smoky River Regional Economic Development and the other 4 municipalities. Council approved…
Three compete for position on Donnelly council

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Three candidates are vying for an open position on Donnelly Village Council. In order for the community to get to know the candidates and make an informed choice, the community is invited to a “Meet and Greet…

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The Town of Peace River held a public hearing on the off-site levy bylaw which will affect any new development in the town. Off-site levies are a tool municipalities can use to help pay for new infrastructure…
Summary of Donnelly Council meeting April 23

“Good Drivers Reward Program” Delegation from Cst. N. Fournier to present to council the “Good Drivers Reward Program”. Council is in support of any community involvement that the RCMP can provide, however due to financial constraints no financial contribution is…

Tom Henihan Express Staff Kimwan Birdwalk Kimiwan Birdwalk Society presiden, Philippa O’Mahony and board member Mark Heckbert appeared before Council to renegotiate the Kimiwan Birdwalk Agreement with the Town of McLennan. Under the new agreement the society is responsible to…
McLennan Council Notebook – March 11 2019

Tom Henihan Express Staff McLennan Municipal Library – Safety & Use Bylaw Councillor Delaurier motioned to approve the Library Safetyand Use Bylaw as presented by the Town of McLennan Library Board. Urban Chickens Council received another request for urban chickens…
Donnelly council briefs

Donnelly Council Special Meeting March 5, 2019 Council had a presentation from Vicinia Planning and Engagement Inc., consultant hired by the Village to work on the Municipal Development Plan. This is a work in progress and will require input from…
Public invited to give feedback on Intermunicipal Boundaries

Susan Thompson Express Staff Local ratepayers were invited to two separate open houses last week to review the proposed Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) boundaries between the Town of Peace River and neighbouring counties. “This is for the municipalities to be…
Donnelly council briefs – February 19

Councillor Lyle Audet, being acclaimed took the oath of office. ***** Jean Sylvain of Sylvain & Company presented the Audited Financial Statement for 2018, and it was later approved by council as presented. Council also appointed Sylvain & Company as…
Town of McLennan Council Notebook – February 11

Tom Henihan Express Staff Scholarship Fund Council denied the request for financial support from the Bourse Memorial Rev. A. Turenne, O.M.I. Scholarship fund. Smoky River Regional Golf Course Council approved the purchase of a community membership at a cost of…