Council approves plebiscite questions for municipal election

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:44 AM

July 28, 2021
For immediate release

Cold Lake, AB – During this year’s municipal election, the City of Cold Lake will be asking plebiscite questions in an attempt to glean information about the community’s access to family physicians.

At a special council meeting held July 27, Council voted in favour of asking voters three plebiscite questions. The questions are intended to be a first step in gathering information in regards to how many residents have family doctors versus how many are...

Urban hen keeping application and training program now available

Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 11:48 AM

July 14, 2021
For immediate release

Cold Lake, AB – Residents can now apply for a permit to raise and care for backyard hens within the city of Cold Lake.

This spring, City Council passed the Urban Hen Keeping bylaw and amended the Animal Care and Control bylaw, permitting residents to apply for a licence to install backyard coops and raise hens on private property.

After conducting thorough research and studying how other Alberta municipalities have implemented similar urban hen programs,...

Skate park expansion underway at Imperial Park

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2021 11:51 AM

July 12, 2021
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Cold Lake, AB – Construction has begun on a significant expansion to the Cold Lake Skate Park at Imperial Park.

More than 3,000 square feet of new, rideable terrain will be added to the park after City Council committed $300,000 to the expansion in the 2021 capital budget. The addition will be constructed in a “flowing, street-style” design, utilizing ledges, mini ramps, A-frames and protected, enclosed areas for younger children and those just learning...

Joint Statement from Cold Lake First Nations and the City of Cold Lake on Canada Day Celebrations

Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 02:40 PM

For Immediate Release
June 30, 2021

Cold Lake First Nations (CLFN) and the City of Cold Lake stand in solidarity and in mourning for the recently recovered mass graves, totalling over 1300 unidentified children across 6 Indian Residential School sites. This news has sparked national outrage in this country, and justifiably so.  

In recognition of these discoveries, we call on all residents in the Cold Lake region to join us in wearing orange on Canada Day. There will be moment of...

Cold Lake takes top provincial honour for Public Works Week

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 02:43 PM

June 25, 2021
For immediate release

Cold Lake, AB – The City of Cold Lake’s Public Works department took the top provincial prize for its celebration of National Public Works Week in 2021.

The Alberta Public Works Association (APWA) presented the award to the City of Cold Lake in a virtual ceremony held last week.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us do business but, when it comes to public works, you can’t fix a water main or a sewer line over a video call,” Mayor Craig...