Among the first orders of business for the new Olds Fire Chief was to implement a fire ban for the Town of Olds. Mike Hoffman began his duties with the town on Tuesday, September 5th and the fire ban came into effect on the afternoon of Thursday, September 7th.
The new Fire Chief for the Town of Olds has a 100 day plan which he has started to execute.
Mike Hoffman began his duties in town on Tuesday, September 5th. He says a Fire Service Review was done by the town just prior to his arrival.
As far as finding a Fire Chief job goes, Hoffman says coming to Olds is a dream come true for him.
Chief Hoffman also had the opportunity to address the department membership for the first time.
Meanwhile, the fire ban for the Town of Olds still remains in effect.
Chief Hoffman adds, it is a pleasure to be in Olds. He says it is a beautiful town with colorful history, a wonderful path system and many more attractive qualities.
He and his wife Lila will be settling in to make Olds home.
A beginning stage of moving forward for an expansion of the Sundre Fire Department was voted on this month by Sundre council. Mayor Terry Leslie says council made the decision to move ahead with expansion of the fire department and service groups in the old town office building rather than leasing out the space. He notes this was the first step when looking into a new tri-services building.
The 50th anniversary of rodeo at Olds College is being celebrated on campus this weekend. The Rodeo Club will welcome current team members and OC alumni to the Brawn Arena for the Alumni Rodeo performance at 1pm on Saturday, March 24th.
Dot's Day - a women's conference - is this weekend in Olds and it will celebrate women of all ages. That is according to Project Coordinator of the Youth Empowerment & Support Program (YES) Raelynn Notley. She says this was the perfect opportunity to bring women together while celebrating a late loved one and community builder - Dot Negropontes.
The Alberta government has announced it will spend $50-million dollars over the next five years to create three-thousand additional spaces for students and for scholarships. The province wants to see more post-secondary students in the field of technology. President Stuart Cullum anticipates Olds College will be able to access some of that tech funding by demonstrating a need and how it will benefit their students.
The Olds Grizzlys powered their way to provincial gold in Medicine Hat last weekend. They brought back the Hockey Alberta Pee Wee Female B banner thanks to a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory versus the host team.