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Skate Park Pop Up Parties

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Skate Park

Stop by the Skate Park every Thursday after school in June leadin gup to our Skate Jam on Saturday, June 22.

Music, activities, scaks and prizes!  Free program for ages 8-17

Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm - June 6,13, 20

In case of bad weather, join us in the Allan & Jean Millar Centre Fieldhouse

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Allan & Jean Millar Centre

Celebrate the unique cultures of Canada's First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

  • Live music by Metis Country
  • Spotlight Dance Prizes
  • Snacks Provided

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Skate Jam '24

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Skate Park

Freestyle Community Jam and free BBQ for ages 8-17

Partnering with the Alberta Action Sports Association

Bring your own skateboard, BMX, mountain bike or scooter

HELMETS MANDATORY

Public Hearing - Adoption of Municipal Development Plan, Land Use and North Flats Area Structure Plan Bylaws

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre

Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, the Town of Whitecourt is proposing to:

  • Rescind Municipal Development Plan 1505 and adopt new Municipal Development Plan 1576;
  • Rescind Land Use Bylaw 1506 and adopt new Land Use Bylaw 1577;
  • Adopt North Flats Area Structure Plan Bylaw 1578.

It is best practice to review land use documents like the Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw periodically to make sure that they reflect the current state of the community. Review helps to ensure regulations are working as intended, and allows adjustments and updates to reflect current development trends.

The proposed updates to these bylaws are based on public consultation conducted over the last year and half. This includes the work of the Ad Hoc Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw Review Committee, three public open houses, two surveys, among other engagement activities. 

Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 1576

Municipal Development Plan 1576 will rescind and replace the current Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 1501. Proposed Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 1576 ‘Envision Whitecourt’ includes a new vision statement, updated guiding principles, and continuing goals. The plan focuses on affordable housing, downtown vitalization, industrial development, parks, open space and trails. Overall, the Municipal Development Plan sets the long term vision for the community and the specific goals and objectives for growth and investment.

Land Use Bylaw 1577

Land Use Bylaw 1577 will rescind and replace the current Land Use Bylaw 1506.  The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) sets out the regulations for the use of land and buildings within the Town of Whitecourt.  Proposed Land Use Bylaw 1577 reflects current best practices and legislative procedures. Definitions and Land Use Districts have been updated to reflect new development trends and ensure compatibility with existing uses. A small number of properties are proposed to be rezoned to maintain compliance with the new bylaw and allow for further development. Some of the key changes to the document include the expansion of secondary suites to also include garage suites and standalone garden suites, small or ‘tiny homes’ to be allowed in locations with manufactured homes, and a more formal grading review process for new developments. For a comprehensive breakdown of the changes to this document please refer to full list of changes:

North Flats Area Structure Plan Bylaw 1578

North Flats Area Structure Plan Bylaw 1578 is for the recently annexed lands north of Flats Road to the Athabasca River. It is a detailed plan laying out proposed development for the area. Flood hazard areas are proposed to remain undeveloped. The Whitecourt Golf & Country Club Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Graham Acres Sports Fields, and the wastewater treatment plant will also remain as they are. Two new residential pockets are proposed for future development in lands that are located above the 1:100 year flood limits.

A copy of the proposed bylaws can be viewed through the links below and will be made available for viewing at the Town Office, Planning Desk, during regular business hours prior to the Public Hearing.

Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 1576

Land Use Bylaw 1577

North Flats Area Structure Plan Bylaw 1578

A public information session will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Forest Interpretive Centre on Monday, June 24, 2024, prior to the Public Hearing.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to allow presentations for or against the proposed amendments. Any individuals or organizations may make presentations, speak at the Hearing, or submit written comments for consideration. Written comments must be received at the Town Office before 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

Questions on the process or the Public Hearing should be directed to Stephanie Schaffner, Planner, at 780-778-2273, e-mailed to stephanieschaffner@whitecourt.ca, or mailed to Box 509, Whitecourt, AB, T7S 1N6.

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Emergency Advisory Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Town Administration Office

Regular Meetings of the Emergency Advisory Committee are generally held annually or as required.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

2024 Property Taxes Are Due

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Town Administration Office

2024 Property Taxes are due by 4:30pm on Friday, June 28, 2024.  For details, click here.

The Administration Office will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm (including the lunch hour) to accept payments.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Canada Day Celebration

Time: All Day
Location: Festival Park/Seniors Circle

Celebrate Canada Day in Whitecourt!

Fun, family activities all day long, with fireworks scheduled for 11:15pm at Festival Park.

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Whitecourt Park Party

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Wagoner Park - 5500 Wagoner Crescent

Park Parties are back for 2024!

Meet up with neighbours at your local park.  Pack your lawn chair and enjoy a free BBQ.

Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority Regular Meeting

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Town Administration Office

Regular Meetings of the Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority are generally held monthly or as required.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Summer Street Fest

Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Downtown Whitecourt

Click here for event details.

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Economic Development Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Economic Development Committee are generally held once a month, or as required. 

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.  

Whitecourt Park Party

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Percy Baxter Playground - 101 Mink Creek Road

Park Parties are back for 2024!

Meet up with neighbours at your local park.  Pack your lawn chair and enjoy a free BBQ.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Community Connections

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Allan & Jean Millar Centre

A great opportunity to register for upcoming programs and learn about community groups in Whitecourt.  Come out and discover what Whitecourt has to offer you and your family.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Health Professionals Attraction & Retention Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

The Health Professionals Attraction & Retention Committee meets quarterly in the large boardroom at the Town Office.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Community Services Advisory Board Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Allan & Jean Millar Centre

Regular Meetings of the Community Services Advisory Board are generally held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

The Fresh Community Market

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Staples Parking Lot

The Fresh Community Market runs every Saturday starting June 8 from 9am to 1pm.  

Policies & Priorities Committee Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Whitecourt Town Office Large Board Room

Community members are encouraged to attend Policies and Priorities Committee Meetings. Policies and Priorities Committee Meetings are held the third Monday of each month (except for July, August and December) at 4:00 p.m.  The Committee provides a forum for all members of Council to discuss community issues.

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Whitecourt FireSmart Working Group Regular Meeting

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Town Administration Office

Regular Meetings of the Whitecourt FireSmart Working Group are generally held quarterly, or as required. 

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.  

Whitecourt Farmers Market

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Curling Rink - 68 Sunset Boulevard

New times and location for 2024.  Follow the Whitecourt Farmers Market Facebook Page for details.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Community Services Advisory Board Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Allan & Jean Millar Centre

Regular Meetings of the Community Services Advisory Board are generally held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Economic Development Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Economic Development Committee are generally held once a month, or as required. 

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.  

United Way Poverty Simulation

Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Whitecourt Seniors Circle

The Whitecourt POWER group is hosting the United Way Poverty Simulation for the community on October 17 at the Seniors Circle in the afternoon, approx. 12:30-4:30pm.

Policies & Priorities Committee Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Whitecourt Town Office Large Board Room

Community members are encouraged to attend Policies and Priorities Committee Meetings. Policies and Priorities Committee Meetings are held the third Monday of each month (except for July, August and December) at 4:00 p.m.  The Committee provides a forum for all members of Council to discuss community issues.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.  

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.  

Community Services Advisory Board Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Allan & Jean Millar Centre

Regular Meetings of the Community Services Advisory Board are generally held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Policies & Priorities Committee Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Whitecourt Town Office Large Board Room

Community members are encouraged to attend Policies and Priorities Committee Meetings. Policies and Priorities Committee Meetings are held the third Monday of each month (except for July, August and December) at 4:00 p.m.  The Committee provides a forum for all members of Council to discuss community issues.

Economic Development Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Economic Development Committee are generally held once a month, or as required. 

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.  

Health Professionals Attraction & Retention Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

The Health Professionals Attraction & Retention Committee meets quarterly in the large boardroom at the Town Office.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Policies & Priorities Committee Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Whitecourt Town Office Large Board Room

Community members are encouraged to attend Policies and Priorities Committee Meetings. Policies and Priorities Committee Meetings are held the third Monday of each month (except for July, August and December) at 4:00 p.m.  The Committee provides a forum for all members of Council to discuss community issues.

Community Services Advisory Board Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Allan & Jean Millar Centre

Regular Meetings of the Community Services Advisory Board are generally held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre.

Municipal Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Town Office - Large Boardroom

Regular Meetings of the Municipal Planning Commission are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Regular Meeting of Council

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre Council Chambers

Regular Meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at the Forest Interpretive Centre.