Flags Lowered at Protective Services Building
The Blackfalds Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Detachment can only lower its flags when given direction to do so by Ottawa. This direction was received on the morning of Friday, October 24th:
"The Manager of State Ceremonial and Protocol has advised that as per the Rules of Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 16), the flag on all Federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower, will be flown at half-mast as of now until further notice to commemorate the tragic events that occurred in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on October 20, 2014, and Ottawa, Ontario, on October 22, 2014. "
Tuesday, October 21st Recycling Collection
NOTICE: The truck used for collecting the recycling carts has broken down this afternoon. A replacement truck is being brought in immediately, but there may be some delay in collecting all of the recycling today.
Residents with pick up today - Tuesday, October 21st - are asked to leave their carts out until they are emptied. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Change to Lane Configuration on Hwy. 2A Intersections
In order to improve traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion, changes to the lane configurations have been made at two of the intersections on Hwy 2A in the Town of Blackfalds:
At the above intersections, the left hand lane is now a left turn only lane and the right hand lane is a straight through or right turn lane.
Arrows have been painted on the roadway indicating the direction for traffic flow and new directional signage has been located by the traffic lights. Additional “NEW” signage will also be posted to alert drivers to the change in the road layout.
2014 Business of the Year Awards
To celebrate Canadian National Small Business week (Oct. 19-25), nominations for the Business of the Year Awards have been launched. This year, the award categories are for SERVICE, RETAIL, and COMMUNITY SPIRIT. See the full awards criteria in the nomination form by CLICKING HERE.
You are encouraged to nominate a Blackfalds business that exemplifies excellence in one or more of the above categories. Please look for hard copies of the nomination form at various businesses throughout Town or complete and submit the online nomination form HERE prior to Monday, November 10th.
Winning businesses will be presented their awards at a recognition ceremony at the Civic Centre on Tuesday, November 25th at 6:00 p.m.
Improvements to BOLT Transit - Effective Oct. 6th
Public feedback after the first month of operation has resulted in changes to the Blackfalds Local Route and Schedule that will make this service even better.
Effective Monday, October 6th, the southbound local route travels WEST TO EAST.
Transit passes are now also available for purchase at the Abbey Centre and the Town Office. The new BOLT brochure reflects recent changes to the service and is available at the Abbey Centre, the Town Office at the Civic Centre or FCSS.
Waste & Recycling - A Guide to using your new Carts
How to use your new Waste and Recycling Carts - CLICK HERE for the information that was delivered with each cart to residents of Blackfalds. Carts need to be placed according to the instructions to ensure pick-up. If you require further information or are experiencing difficulty with the new system, please contact the Town Office at 403-885-4677.
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