Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Winter reminders and infrastructure funding among notes from Port Edward for November

The District of Port Edward

(From the District's FB page)
With winter fast approaching the District of Port Edward is reminding its residents that part of their response to the changing seasons will require some help from them.

The Port Edward Public Works Department is making their preparations for what may come and have stockpiled salt and sand for use on the District roads, though they advise residents that vehicles and boats should be parked off street in order to allow the District's workers to conduct street clearing if it becomes necessary.

The winter advisory is just one of a number of themes covered by the District in their November report, which also focuses on the ongoing work on the District's Zoning Bylaw which will change a number of requirements for property use and home construction. 

The Port Edward Council notes how their work will update some of the outdate bylaws as well as to bring more clarity to the provisions for property used in the District.

Their work on the Official Community Plan is also moving forward, with the District Council observing that it will soon be brought forward for a public hearing and to gain further community feedback.

The District is hopeful of grant funding approval towards
some much needed work on the Port Edward fire hall

Mayor Knut Bjorndal also provided an update on the District's plans towards some funding made available by the provincial government, with the Mayor advising Port Edward residents that municipal officials have put in application to the Economic Recovery Fund, with work on the North Pacific Cannery and the Port Edward Fire Hall the subject of their interest. Mr. Bjorndal observes that they hope to have approval for the work in the New Year.

Former Port Edward resident Carlotta "Carly" Edwards
is a participant in CBC's Battle of the Blades

(Photo From CBC program website)

The Mayor also offered up a television recommendation for the District's residents, highlighting the participation of a former Port Edward resident Carlotta 'Carly' Edwards who is a contestant on the CBC Television program Battle of the Blades, Ms. Edwards has been paired with former NHL player Kris Versteed.

Mayor Bjorndal and Fire Chief Giesbrecht
making their way to the Port Edward Cenotaph
(From the District of Port Edward)

Like many communities across the Northwest the District commemorated Remembrance Day on November 11th, with the Mayor and Fire Chief Jason Giesbrecht laying a wreath as part of the District's Socially Distant Remembrance.

District officials also issued a Public Notice last week advising of the Closure of the Rainbow Crescent - West Junction with Highway 16, that after a section of the road became unsafe follow the recent heavy rainfall in the region.

The full November report from the mayor is available through the Port Edward website.

The next public council session in Port Edward is schedule for Tuesday, November 24th

You can review more themes from Port Edward through our archive page here.

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