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Beauty Bags group distributing May Bags to organizations in the Peace Region
A Facebook group called “Beauty Bags” is a group based out of Fairview, Alta. that has been providing uniquely feminine bags three time a year to different organizations in the Peace Region. The group has been providing these bags since February 2015.
Council learns of Fairview High School graduation plans and the success of the snow removal pilot project
The Town of Fairview regular council meeting initiated on April 20, 2021. Council received information from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) regarding the Fairview High School (FHS) graduation plans for this year. A report was also received by Council highlighting the success of the Snow Removal Pilot Project that took place during the winter of 2020 – 2021. A request for decision was also presented at the meeting regarding the Restaurant Patio Support program.
PRSD declares that they will not pilot k-6 curriculum, does not believe it be advantageous
Peace River School Division (PRSD) declared on April 19, that the school division will not be piloting the K-6 curriculum in the 2021-2022 school year. During the board meeting on April 15, the Board of Trustees had asked that the Superintendent of Schools ask families and staff of the school communities to indicate their input about the curriculum. The feedback collected provided administration with information that helped develop PRSD stance on the matter.
David Thompson Bible Camp will continue with camp season this summer
Despite newly implemented COVID-19 restrictions throughout the province, David Thompson Bible Camp (DTBC) plans to continue with regular camp days for the summer of 2021. As DTBC had to change their approach last year on how the summer camps would proceed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no issue in rolling over those procedures into this upcoming camp season. Last year, DTBC held a total of 8 camps. 6 of those were held onsite for ages 8- to 12-year-old campers. A camp was also held onsite for ages 13- to 15-year-old campers. Another camp was held at Silver Valley Gospel chapel. All together DTBC seen 62 campers that were between the ages of 8 to 12, plus 10 teen campers. “This year, we’re looking at a few changes. We are doing day camps again, just because of the uncertainty about whether overnight release coming up. So, we are on day camps. Plus, we have expanded our age groups,” said Ray Bourget, director at DTBC.
MD of Fairview Council informed of work taking place to prepare for spring and summer
Municipal District (MD) of Fairview Council members participated in a regular council meeting on April 13, 2021. Council was informed at this meeting about the success of the tree seedling program, as well as received information regarding realignment and repair projects of two roads in the area that have suffered extensive erosion damage.
Council receives feedback from resident on urban hen bylaw draft
An Urban Hen bylaw update was reviewed by Town of Fairview council members during the April 6, 2020 Town of Fairview regular council member. Resident of Fairview responses were reviewed regarding the Urban Hen bylaw. A delegation was directed on Ring Creek recreation regarding the plans for the coming year.
Agricultural society making progress on pollinator hotel project
On Mar. 12, Kamie Currie who is the president of the Fairview Agricultural Society spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Fairview about the Pollinator Garden project that the Agricultural Society is initiating. Currie conducted her meeting with the Rotary Club of Fairview via Zoom.
Fairview FCSS will be honouring community volunteers in April with giftbags
Fairview and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) will be honouring Volunteer Week by providing Volunteer Week Bags April 19-23 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis at the Fairview and District FCSS office. Volunteer Week is from April 18-24 and honours the hard work of volunteers. These bags will be available to any volunteer in the town and municipal district (MD) of Fairview.
MD of Fairview council will allow canoe brigade to camp on municipal land in August
The Municipal District (MD) of Fairview held their regular council meeting on Mar.23. The Director of Agriculture and Parks reported to council that they had received notification from Alberta Agriculture that the Resource Management Stream grant funding, formerly known as the Environment Stream, will be funded for 5 years, 2020-2024.
Fairview Fine Arts Centre ask for letter of support from council for renovations
During the regular council meeting on Mar. 16, Council members had received a delegation regarding the Fine Arts Centre and a renovation request. Donna Seller, President of the Fairview Fine Art’s Society had submitted a letter to council indicating that the Fairview Fine Arts Centre building would require various improvements. Seller had presented this letter to Council to request a letter of support from Fairview Town Council. The letter Seller had drafted indicated that the Society was not asking for funds from the Town but had expressed that the society would like written permission to allow the changes. The letter also indicated that the society would like to have the authority to apply for grants to fund the cost of the improvements. “We are wanting to make the fine arts building more friendly, including the basement, mostly,” said Seller.
Minor soccer club in desperate need of coaches and board members
Fairview Minor Soccer Association (FMSA) is in great need of both Board members and coaches. Without enough coaches, the association is limited in the number of kids that can register due to COVID-19 regulations. Without the help of parents stepping up to coach, they will not be able to have a season.