Now half way through his current term, Mayor Alan Spacek presented the mid-term update. Spacek talked about some of the projects that have been completed in town and what to expect over the next couple of years.
He says over the past two years the town has completed a new user friendly website and submitted an application for a medical marijuana facility that would create local jobs. A few other items include work on the roads and highways, the new energy project at the Sports Palace, the Demonstration Farm which now has over 1,000 animals, developing new relationships with First Nations residents through the Youth Gatherings and identifying needs and opportunities for people who are bilingual.
Spacek also stressed the importance of the many festivals put on locally. He says the Lumberjack Festival and annual Festival of Lights continues to have a positive impact on the community by improving the quality of life for residents. Spacek says it’s now time to refocus on the strategic plan and look ahead to the next two years.
The Mayor says a few of the upcoming projects in town are the new pool project, the roadside garbage recycling plan, upgrades to the chamber room, more road work and a senior housing project.