Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023 02:46 PM
Cold Lake, AB – A court case in Waterloo, Ontario has prevented some municipalities from removing homeless encampments from public property, after the court ruled the eviction was against the Charter of Rights.
In an informational presentation to council, the court case detailed that unless the people in the homeless encampment can be provided with somewhere else to go, the encampment could not be removed. Specifically, there needs to be enough beds for the homeless population, and considered...
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023 01:27 PM
Cold Lake, AB – A Cold Lake youth may have an opportunity for their voice to be represented on an upcoming policing committee for the city.
At a recent Corporate Priorities Committee meeting, council members discussed the potential of inviting a member of Cold Lake’s youth to join with some councillors and other members of the public on a committee meant to act as a liaison between Council, the RCMP detachment, and the citizens of Cold Lake.
“We want to give our youth a voice to be heard,...
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 09:17 AM
Cold Lake, AB – Cold Lake City Council considered several grant requests at its meeting this past Tuesday, accepting recommendations made by the Community Grant Advisory Committee.
Council approved a total of $17,087.69 in grants, some as recommended by the Community Grant Advisory Committee, and others which the committee felt that council should consider without a recommendation.
At the Sept. 13 meeting, Chaired by Deputy Mayor Ryan Bailey, Council approved the following grants:
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2023 10:04 AM
Cold Lake, AB – Cold Lake has won a national award for its National Public Works Week celebrations – for a fifth time.
The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) has awarded the City of Cold Lake with the 2023 National Public Works Week award for Community under 25,000, during its annual meeting at the end of August.
“We are always very proud of the hard work our staff put into National Public Works Week,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “The whole week is filled with great events for the public to...
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 10:44 AM
Cold Lake, AB – Two new personal-use water stations have been installed in Cold Lake this summer.
Residents may have already spotted these new additions – one at Kinosoo Beach, and one in the downtown sector.
“We wanted to provide residents and visitors with a place to fill their water bottles or have access to fresh drinking water,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “So far, these stations have had a lot of usage.”
The station at Kinosoo Beach includes a drinking fountain on either side of the water...