Tears of happiness described the excitement of the Habitat for Humanity Mountain View family as they received the keys to their new home last week in Olds. Brandy and her children Tyson and Taya were welcomed with a home dedication ceremony and a walk-through of their now home on Friday, December 15th - just in time for Christmas. Habitat for Humanity Mountain View Chapter is now looking to qualify a second family to move next door in the second half of the duplex.
It is the best Christmas gift a family could ask for, as the qualified local Habitat for Humanity family received the keys to their brand new home on Friday, December 15th.
Brandy and her children Tyson and Taya were welcomed with a home dedication ceremony and a walk-through of their now home in Olds.
Brandy says they are so grateful.
Brandy says for potential families interested, it is worth to get more information to see if you qualify.
Louise Gagne, Habitat for Humanity Director of Regional Development Southern Alberta says Olds in an amazing community.
She says the Carstairs & District Community Chest have been an incredible sponsor and supporter of the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.
Gagne also credits their phenomenal volunteer chapter members who have raised the funds and visibility for their cause.
These two homes in Olds are the 10th and 11th Habitat homes in the Mountain View Region.
You can call Amy Christiansen directly for more information about how to become a Habitat family at 403-507-0630.
The streets in the town of Olds cover over 105 kilometers. As a result snow removal comes down to priority. That is according to Chief Operating Officer Scott Chant. However, he adds the town had a slower response than usual when it came to clearing the Uptowne area during a blizzard in early December.
The Wildrose Humane Society in Didsbury has been in operation for 6 months. The shelter opened in June of this year and Vice President Corina Balon-Cooke says the first few months have been a great experience. The Society's "A Home for Christmas" trial pet program is running now until January 6th.
It is anticipated that about 5 or 6 cannabis retail stores will be opening in the town of Olds. That is according to CAO Michael Merritt. He notes the cannabis retail stores separation distances were also changed too 100 meters from 150 meters during the Monday, December 10th council meeting. That includes separation from schools, public parks, hospitals and other cannabis stores.
The switch was flipped to turn on the new runway lighting system at the Olds/Didsbury Regional Airport on Wednesday evening. Craig Chapman is a member of the airport's operations committee. He says the old system had deteriorated, so they really needed new wiring in the ground and they also upgraded to new LED lights which will use about one-third less power.
The new Chief Executive Officer of Westerner Park in Red Deer feels CFR 45 went very well and they learned a lot while hosting the Canadian Finals Rodeo for the first time. Bradley Williams was named to the position of CEO earlier this month by the board of directors.