White­court Town Coun­cil briefs

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May 22 meet­ing

White­court Public Tran­sit re­cently launched the new Tran­sLoc Rider App. The app, which is avail­able for down­load on Ap­ple and An­droid de­vices for free, pro­vides real-time track­ing data that will en­hance tran­sit ser­vice to rid­ers. The app al­lows rid­ers to:

• Track their bus live.

• Plan a route.

• Find bus sched­ule in­for­ma­tion.

• Re­ceive spe­cial mes­sages and ser­vice no­ti­fi­ca­tions spe­cific to tran­sit rid­ers.

• Pro­vide feed­back on Public Tran­sit ser­vice.

• Par­tic­i­pate in Public Tran­sit sur­veys.

De­tails on the app can be found on www.white­court.ca by search­ing Tran­sit.

Coun­cil has awarded the 2018 Street Im­prove­ment Pro­gram to Knelsen Rock Prod­ucts Ltd. The Pro­gram in­cludes re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of road­ways and the paved trail net­work, util­ity cut restora­tion work, and the Drive­way Re­place­ment Pro­gram. In­for­ma­tion on the con­struc­tion sched­ule and lo­ca­tions will be posted on­line at www.white­court.ca and on White­court’s Face­book page as de­tails are con­firmed.

Re­cent ice jams along the Athabasca River have caused dam­age to tree revet­ments that were placed along the river bank down­stream of the golf course. The revet­ments, which con­sisted of logs with roots an­chored to the bank, were re­quired to be con­structed by the Fed­eral De­part­ment of Fish­eries and Oceans when the river ero­sion con­trol spurs were con­structed.

White­court will be work­ing with the Dis­as­ter Re­lief Pro­gram to re­place the dam­aged revet­ments. The Town of White­court has pro­vided writ­ten sup­port to Liv­ing Wa­ters Catholic Schools Di­vi­sion No. 42 on its plan to build a new ele­men­tary school in White­court. The project, which is the Di­vi­sion’s num­ber one pri­or­ity, is cur­rently iden­ti­fied on the Al­berta govern­ment’s Un­funded Cap­i­tal Plan.

The Town of White­court has joined mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties from across the province in sup­port of the Trans Moun­tain Pipe­line Ex­pan­sion Project. The Al­berta Ur­ban Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties As­so­ci­a­tion, which rep­re­sents ur­ban cities, towns, vil­lages and spe­cial­ized mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties across the province, has submitted a let­ter to Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau copy­ing the Pre­miers of B.C. and Al­berta, and the fed­eral min­is­ter of Nat­u­ral Re­sources Canada. The let­ter voices sup­port of the pipe­line project, and urges govern­ment ef­fort to bring the project to fruition.

A num­ber of events will be held in the com­ing weeks that have been ap­proved for street clo­sures:

• West Coast Amuse­ments Car­ni­val - Tues­day, June 5: A por­tion of 52 Av­enue from 49 Street to 50 Street will be closed all day.

• Run 4 Fun – Satur­day, June 9: A por­tion of Sun­set Boule­vard will be closed from 7:45 to 11:45 a.m.

• Free­dom of the City Pa­rade – Satur­day, June 9: A pa­rade will close por­tions of 49 Street, 52 Av­enue and 51 Street in the down­town area from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion will be posted on so­cial me­dia closer to the event dates to re­mind mo­torists of the clo­sures. All clo­sures will im­pact White­court Public Tran­sit ser­vice, and in­for­ma­tion will be pro­vided to rid­ers re­gard­ing re-rout­ing on those days. DD Con­tract­ing and Con­struc­tion Ltd. has com­pleted the con­crete crush­ing con­tract for 2018. Over 13,100 tonnes of waste con­crete and as­phalt are now ready to be reused in 2018 Street Im­prove­ment Projects in­clud­ing path­way ex­ten­sion, paving base prepa­ra­tion, and fu­ture street, trail, and park­ing lot up­grades.

Dy­namic Group has been awarded the con­tract to pro­vide con­ces­sion ser­vices at Ro­tary Park for the next two years. Con­ces­sion ser­vices will be op­er­ated out of the new build­ing lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the play­ground in Ro­tary Park, and will open for ser­vice on June 15.

White­court Town Coun­cil en­cour­ages the cit­i­zens of White­court to rec­og­nize June 3 to 9, 2018 as Se­niors’Week. Se­niors’Week hon­ours and cel­e­brates se­niors for their many con­tri­bu­tions to our com­mu­nity and province. Cel­e­brate Se­niors’ Week with the Town of White­court and join the many ac­tiv­i­ties sched­uled through­out the com­mu­nity. De­tails on events and ac­tiv­i­ties can be found on www.white­court.ca.

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