Alberta Recreation and Parks Award
The Town of Blackfalds is the honored 2014 recipient of the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association’s (ARPA) A.V. Pettigrew Award. This award recognizes communities in Alberta that have contributed the most to improving the quality of life of their citizens through recreation and parks.
The award winning Abbey Master Builder Centre, which opened on March 31st of this year, has significantly changed the quality of life for the residents of Blackfalds. ARPA commended the Town and the Blackfalds Field House Society for ensuring that the Abbey Centre design included options for safety, affordability, and accessibility.
Of significance is that this is the second time that Blackfalds has been the recipient of this prestigious award (2009 and 2014) and this places our community in the ranks of only a couple other municipalities that have been recognized with the A.V. Pettigrew Award more than once since its inception in 1973.
Half-masting of the Flag Notice
Until sunset on Saturday, November 1st, the Canadian flags at Protective Services and the Veterans Memorial at the Abbey Centre will fly at half-mast, to commemorate the tragic events that occurred in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on October 20, 2014, and Ottawa, Ontario, on October 22, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo who were both members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
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 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 SUBMIT AN 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.
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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