Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023 10:06 AM
Cold Lake, AB – Wearing helmets while operating off-highway vehicles (OHV) in the city was a topic of discussion at the most recent Corporate Priorities Committee meeting.
Council members were briefed on current provincial laws, as well as city bylaws regarding helmet and OHV use, and asked for feedback regarding city staff requirements, increased fines for residents not following bylaw, and potential exemptions to the bylaw.
“We’ve been asked by some members of the public to consider following...
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023 08:50 AM
Cold Lake, AB – Over 100 cats and 100 dogs have been brought to the Animal Care and Control Centre since the beginning of this year.
In an update to council on Sept. 19, city administration presented information on animal intake, care, licensing, and other factors the ACCC has seen since January.
“Some of these animals are repeat offenders, in that they have been picked up at large more than once,” said Planning, Development, and Regulated Services Manager Andrew Jabs.
Of all the animals entering...
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: