The big unveil for the newest Habitat for Humanity home in Mountain View County is on Friday, December 15th. One side of the finished duplex in Olds will be the new home for a deserving family. The home dedication is at noon and it is located at 4826 52nd Street.
A local family will be in their new home just in time for Christmas as the new Habitat for Humanity Mountain View home is complete.
Family Services Coordinator and Chair of Habitat for Humanity Mountain View Chapter Amy Christiansen says this was a pilot project model they tried in Olds this year.
She says Lyle Stevenson from Stevenson Homes applied for the position of project manager for the build.
The family will be welcomed during the home dedication ceremony, according to Christiansen.
She adds, the other side of the duplex was also completed, so there is now a brand new empty home for another family.
They are searching for the right family for the home, she says some criteria includes: being a family in need, with children, in a housing crunch, able to pay a mortgage and partner with Habitat for Humanity.
You can call Amy directly for more information 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.