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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Residents have the opportunity to select their next City Council during the upcoming municipal election on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Nominations closed on Monday, Sept. 20, with Craig Copeland running unopposed and acclaimed to the position of mayor for a fifth term. There are 14 candidates running for one of six (6) positions as councillor.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Additional funding has been dedicated to the Downtown Security Patrol pilot program.

Monday, August 30, 2021

An exciting 3,000 square foot expansion to the Cold Lake Skate Park at Imperial Park is complete and ready to welcome riders.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Seven Cold Lake Fire-Rescue firefighters were honoured for exemplary service to public safety at the August 24, 2021 meeting of City Council.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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

Monday, July 12, 2021

Construction has begun on a significant expansion to the Cold Lake Skate Park at Imperial Park.

Wednesday, 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.

Friday, June 25, 2021

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.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Cold Lake City Council voted to provide a total of $19,000 in funding to assist Age Friendly Cold Lake Society.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The City of Cold Lake is getting ready to wrap up another successful Compost Days program, but there is still compost material left for those who need some.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The City of Cold Lake’s Energy Centre and Imperial Park were targets of extensive vandalism and graffiti last weekend.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Local law enforcement will be on the lookout this summer for Cold Lake kids who are observed making good choices and helping to improve their community.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Crews contracted by the Parks department will be removing tree and brush overgrowth from Cold Lake alleyways during the month of June, as part of a multi-year Vegetation Management program throughout the city.

 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

At its regular meeting held this week, City Council set the municipal tax rates for 2021, which will result in a near-zero tax increase of 0.08 per cent.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A federal court judge has ruled that the federal government, through the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada and the Department of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), did not afford the City of Cold Lake procedural fairness, nor did it make reasonable decisions when it withheld payments in lieu of taxes (PILT) relating to CFB Cold Lake’s golfing facilities for 2019 and 2020.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Cold Lake Fire-Rescue is urging residents to use caution and common sense when lighting recreational fires, after 33 firefighters spent more than 5 hours battling a blaze which destroyed several buildings.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Cold Lake, AB – The City of Cold Lake is concerned that the future operation of a critical piece of energy infrastructure remains uncertain with less than one week before a deadline to shut down.

The Governor of Michigan has ordered the Line 5 pipeline be shut down by May 12. In a letter written to the Speaker of the House of Commons, Member of Parliament for Banff-Airdrie Blake Richards confirms through the Ministry of Natural Resources that the pipeline supplies 53 per cent of Ontario’s crude and 66 per cent of Quebec’s crude. The MP’s letter also requests an emergency debate in the House of Commons on the matter.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Cold Lake Municipal Enforcement is reminding off-highway vehicle users to follow the rules of the road after a dirt bike rider was recently caught travelling nearly 100 kilometres per hour inside Cold Lake city limits; more than three times the maximum speed allowed in the City’s Off-Highway Vehicle bylaw.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

City Council has passed a bylaw authorizing Cold Lake ratepayers to defer their property tax payments for the months of May, June and July, 2021, to help ease the financial pressure on families and businesses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Cold Lake residents may soon be able to raise chickens in backyard coops, as City Council considers developing a licensing program under the Animal Care and Control Bylaw.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Skatepark designers were “thrilled” with the public’s feedback on the options to expand Cold Lake’s skatepark. The project was funded in the 2021 budget and is moving forward with a goal of completing the expansion in the 2021 construction season.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tourism-based business at the Cold Lake Marina will gain momentum this summer after City Council voted to increase the number of boat slips reserved for water-based commercial businesses that promote tourism on Cold Lake.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The City of Cold Lake is reminding those with loved ones interred at a municipal cemetery that monuments and tributes left at plots should conform to the maintenance guidelines in the City’s Cemetery policy. 

Friday, April 9, 2021

The 2021 summer construction season will be a busy and rewarding one, with over $4 million in roadway and trail improvements confirmed and set to begin soon.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The City of Cold Lake will allow temporary outdoor dining areas in an effort to ease the stress placed on restaurants by the COVID-19 restrictions.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The City is cracking down on graffiti vandalism by increasing fines for perpetrators and establishing a new web-based tool to report graffiti and encourage its timely removal.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The City of Cold Lake and the Municipal District of Bonnyville have come to terms on an Intermunicipal Collaboration agreement, which paves the way for cooperation and communication between the two municipalities in the years to come.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The City of Cold Lake will continue to operate the Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club on CFB Cold Lake.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The City is now accepting proposals from local proprietors intent on entering into a multi-year lease agreement to occupy and operate the food and drink concession facility at Kinosoo Beach.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

More small businesses in Cold Lake will benefit from the City’s COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program, thanks in part to a generous donation from Community Futures Lakeland.

Friday, March 5, 2021

The newest member of the City’s Special Transportation bus fleet will improve efficiency and reduce pollution, while providing passengers with a safer and more comfortable ride.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Cenovus Energy Wellness Centre and the CNRL Walking/Running Track at the Energy Centre will re-open for limited use on Friday, March 5, as the Government of Alberta moves to Step 2 of its strategy to gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Concept development and design will begin this spring and summer on a proposed aquatics centre to be built at the Energy Centre.

Monday, February 22, 2021

The City has completed a pair of draft long-range planning documents which set a clear path for how Cold Lake and the surrounding area in the Municipal District of Bonnyville will grow and develop in the future. The proposed statutory documents are now ready for public review and feedback, before being formally adopted.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

In consultation with a downtown business group and the Cold Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, Cold Lake City Council approved a request to allocate funding that will lend a hand in developing a security pilot project for the city’s commercial districts.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Cold Lake City Council unanimously passed a motion to voice the City’s concerns over the U.S. executive decision to halt work on the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as Canada’s increasingly precarious position in the global market as an oil-producing nation.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Cold Lake Regional Utility Services Commission (RUSC) and the Bonnyville Regional Water Commission (BRWC) have arrived at a supply agreement, preparing for water delivery through the new water pipeline.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

At a Special Council Meeting held on January 18, 2021, Cold Lake City Council voted to continue with several initiatives to assist residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, January 18, 2021

The formation of the Cold Lake Community Grant Advisory Committee will centralize the process by which community groups and organizations apply for grant funding through the City.

Monday, December 21, 2020

The City of Cold Lake has awarded two contracts to ensure Cold Lake Fire-Rescue remains well-equipped to continue providing first-rate firefighting and rescue service to the Lakeland.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Lakeland area families and children will continue to receive the developmental and educational supports they rely on, through a newly-established branch of Cold Lake and District FCSS.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

City Hall and several other City of Cold Lake facilities remain open and ready to serve residents, while taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Government of Alberta announced additional public health measures on December 8 to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Monday, December 7, 2020

The City of Cold Lake is closing the Energy Centre Wellness Centre for the remainder of the day to deep clean after being informed that a patron has tested positive for COVID-19.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Cold Lake, AB - The City of Cold Lake will ask the Government of Alberta to consider allowing the Federal Government’s contact tracing application, or to harmonize the provincial and federal tracing applications.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – A long-awaited project that will aid future development in Cold Lake South has the green light after the city received help cutting years’ worth of red tape.

The Fischer Stormwater Management Pond has been a project on Cold Lake’s books for over 17 years. The project began as a public-private partnership to create the stormwater pond, located in Cold Lake South, west of Highway 28 and 42 Avenue. The stormwater management facility is necessary in order to facilitate future development in Cold Lake South, and was identified as a key piece of the City’s 2003 Master Drainage Plan.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The City of Cold Lake joins its neighbours in celebrating the announcement of a resolution to the ID 349 agreement, announced by the Honourable Minister of Municipal Affairs, Tracy Allard, on November 30.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Cold Lake, AB – Cold Lake City Council passed its 2021 Capital and Operating Budgets, forecasting a near-zero-per-cent tax increase and a reduction in recycling rates.

The budgets include just under $44.7 million in operating expenditures (up from $44.3 in 2020), after transferring about $9.5 million to the capital budget, which has a total of $41 million in projects and capital purchases.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Government of Alberta has announced a state of public health emergency along with additional restrictions designed to slow the COVID-19 virus’ spread and protect capacity within the healthcare system.

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