As a community surrounded by forests, wildlife sightings are not uncommon; however, residents and visitors should use extreme caution when using the trail system.
The Town of Whitecourt has received reports of bear sightings within Whitecourt, and this evening a resident encountered a bear in the Centennial Park area. Alberta Fish and Wildlife has been advised of the matter.
Whitecourt will be hosting a live entertainment event at Rotary Park on August 14. The event will include musical performances and fireworks display. Save the date, and watch for artist announcements the week of July 26.
Effective 12:00 noon on Friday, July 16, the Town of Whitecourt fire ban will be lifted. A fire ban had been in place within Town limits since June 30, 2021 due to extreme weather conditions.
Construction on the Dahl Drive Improvement Project is progressing on schedule. Crews are currently working on the underground storm sewer, and will begin concrete work next week.