An important public forum is being hosted by the Olds Institute on Monday, September 18th in regards to the proposed federal tax changes for small businesses.
A delegate from Compass Tax Law in Calgary will be speaking to the concerns and issues surrounding the federal government's proposed tax reforms at a public forum in Olds.
Terry Cody is the Chair of the Business Attraction Retention and Expansion Committee of the Olds Institute. He says Arthur Olson of Compass Tax Law will be in town to make an informative presentation and answer questions.
The government has proposed some very serious tax changes to the way small businesses, farmers, and professionals are being taxed as well as how they handle their money and how businesses can be transferred to the next generation, according to Cody.
Cody says really this is going to effect everyone and will have dire consequences for the town if the proposed changes are not made not just business people.
He notes Olsen is a tax lawyer who has worked in Ottawa with Government of Canada Finance Department and will explain the proposed changes.
He says hopefully the evening will motivate citizens of Mountain View County to voice their concerns with the federal government.
The tax public forum is on Monday, September 18th at 7PM at the Olds Evergreen Hall Conference Room.
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.