Mayor Donna Buchinski
Town of Falher
2018 was a busy year for the Town of Falher. Main Street Improvement and additional road improvement projects were successfully completed, on schedule, and well below budget. Council and staff would like to again thank the residents of the Town of Falher for your patients during the construction.
Council completed the Cannabis Bylaw to insure the Town was ready for the Oct 17/18, legalization. Thank you to our residents for your input through a survey, and those who attended the open house.
The Town approved a development permit to construct a $10 million project in Falher for LaPrairie Group. We would also like to welcome the new businesses that opened this year.
The Honey Festival Committee called out for members and was successful in revamping the event to include the Professional Bull Riding (PBR) competition, bringing back the midway rides and a Francophone entertainment event. The Fun Run, Slow Pitch tournament, and the Midnight swim were also expanded. Congratulations to the committee on a well-organized event, the weekend was enjoyed by the whole region.
For 2019, the Honey Festival will include, the Falher 100th Anniversary as the main theme, remembering our pioneers and their accomplishments, and celebrating the multicultural aspect of our community. There is still an opportunity for residents to be involved and to participate in the decisions, or to volunteer your time for the 100th celebration. Please contact the Town Office for information on the committee.
Council and staff teamed together in a strategic planning session in the fall and emerged with a new Vision Statement for the Town of Falher “Our community …Proud Past, New Beginnings.” We have also had some changes to council for the Town, Gary Braithwaite and Geoff Turnquist resigned as councillors, we welcome Ryan Roy and James Bell.
The FABuLAS ladies continued with their dedication to the Honey Capital Park with the additions of the Swing and Rev climbing structure. In the spring of 2019 the remaining Legacy Lane and fence will be completed. Council fully supports these ladies, and admires their drive, commitment and focus to the project. FABuLAS, you should be very proud of what you have accomplished, the result is a beautiful park that is a focal point of the town and will be enjoyed for generations.
Major renovations commenced at the Falher Regional Swimming Pool, which include the marsite, and upgrading of equipment, completion of the project will be in May 2019 before the pool opens for the season. On the request of numerous residents, the Town purchased a Columbarium for the Ste. Anne Cemetery, which was installed in November, providing 48 niches for cremation burials.
The Town of Falher council and staff would like to wish our residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.