We haven't been this cold in 21 YEARS if we use -20°C as the mark. The last time we have gone longer with temps falling below -20°C daily was Jan 1-15,1998! I would like to extend a huge Thank You on behalf of Council to all our Public Works Operators that were out working in the extreme temperatures to make our roads safe. You all did an excellent job despite the extreme cold, thank you.
Another bunch of exceptional people came out to attend the Alberta Beach SnoMo Days held this past Saturday, Sunday and Monday. SnoMo Days is an Alberta Winter Festival, dedicated to supporting motorized and non-motorized winter sports, and family orientated winter leisure activities, held right here in our area. A great job once again in hosting this great way to spend Family Day weekend!
Last week Council and some members of Administration were able to attend the annual Law Seminars hosted for Municipalities in Edmonton, AB, by Brownlee LLP. Barristers and Solicitors and Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP. We were able to attend various sessions on such topics as Occupational Health and Safety, Emerging Trends in Employment Law, Planning and Development Strategies, Economic Development Strategies and Achieving Sustainable Tax Revenues in Challenging Times, to name a few. Very educational and worthwhile events to attend.
We would like to let you know that the Gravelling Program was started in Lac Ste. Anne County on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, hauling out of the Lafarge pit on Range Road 20 just south of Township Road 544. Motorists are advised to use caution while these planned road maintenance activities are underway, be safe out there everyone! Gravel Maps are available on our website at www.lsac.ca to know where the crews will be working.
And finally, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Council and Administration will be wearing PINK in support of the national Anti-Bullying day in Canada. Please consider showing your support to this very worthwhile cause and remember KINDNESS matters. Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. I encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Take the message and remember it all year long.