I’m seeking a second term on High River Town Council.
My focus will be on securing a solid future for High River, from economic and social standpoints.
I’d consider it an honour to serve High River for the next four years.
Please consider voting for me on Oct. 16.
My life is composed of many busy and fulfilling roles, including but not limited to: husband to Karen, father to Chelsea and Sarah, High River town councillor, SAIT journalism instructor, writer, editor, journalist, book author and all-round outdoors enthusiast.
Wallaceville is slowly but surely being returned to a natural state, as town council decided it should be back in 2013. Please respect this wonderful area while the topsoil and seed is getting established. This is a very special place, but unfortunately some people have abused it by removing trees and shrubs, not picking up after their dogs and driving off-road all over it. The Town hasn't taken over ownership of the area yet from the province, so we can't say what's going to happen to it. But from discussions so far, council seems determined to keep it natural with no development. Some residents have suggested the area would make a great off-leash dog park. I disagree. A better location for an off-leash dog park would be the old Rio Vista golf course, across the river not too far east of Wallaceville. The province still owns that land, too, but the Town will eventually take it over, hopefully this year. ...
The Wallaceville area east of Centre Street has now been fully restored with new topsoil and seed, returning it to an undeveloped state as part of the Town’s overall mitigation program.
The Government of Alberta (GOA) and the Town of High River request the public’s cooperation to respect this area. Considerable investment has been made in restoring this property for future public passive use and all vehicles and illegal dumping of any kind are strictly prohibited.
The newly restored area will soon be signed and fenced by the GOA prohibiting its use until the grass is fully established. The Town asks that the public stay out of the area and do not walk on the grass for any reason.
Please plan to attend one of two open houses today to discuss plans for a new recreation facility in High River. First one runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the second open house from 4:30-7:30 p.m. ...
The holiday season can bring happiness and joy but it can also be a stressful, demanding, busy and difficult time of year for many people.
Staff from the Foothills Community Counselling Program encourage practical self-care strategies to ensure that the season is as enjoyable and manageable as possible.
“For a healthy self anytime, and especially during the holidays, pay attention to sleep and down time, nutrition and exercise,” says Toby Malloy, MSW, RSW and lead counsellor with Foothills Community Counselling. “Are you getting enough rest and practicing healthy eating habits? Exercise can include something as simple as a walk, some stargazing, yoga or light stretching, even an impromptu dance party to some seasonal tunes!”
Malloy also explains that social connections are important, particularly if the season is a difficult time due to feelings of isolation, financial stress, family difficulties, or the loss of a loved one.
Read the full story here: www.highriver.ca/taking-care-holidays-message-foothills-community-counselling/