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Monday, December 3, 2018 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Whitecourt Town Council Update December 3, 2018

Whitecourt Town Council has provided a letter of support to AltaLink for its application for federal grant funding for the proposed Battery Energy Storage Project planned for the Whitecourt area.  The project, valued at $26 million, would provide an additional source of electricity to our region, and would defer or eliminate the need for a transmission project.   

Whitecourt Town Council provided first reading to Bylaw 1544 which would provide a loan to the Whitecourt Golf & Country Club Society.  The amount to be loaned would be to a maximum of $40,000, repaid with 2.45% interest over a period of two years.  The loan will provide financial assistance to the Golf Club to meet operating expenditures until next season.

Whitecourt Town Council has rezoned 4803 – 55 Avenue to medium density residential and added “Corporate Head Office” as a discretionary use to Highway Commercial Land Use District.  The new zoning accommodates existing use and density, and the inclusion of “Corporate Head Office” to the district is a positive change for future development. 

Town Council will hold the following meetings during December 2018:

  • Policies and Priorities Committee Meeting

Monday, December 10
4:00 p.m. in the large boardroom at the Town Office

  • Special Meeting of Council - 2019 Interim Budget

Wednesday, December 12
5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre

  • Regular Meeting of Council

Monday, December 17
7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Council meetings. If you would like further information, please contact the Town Administration Office at 780-778-2273 or visit