Go back to News Listing

Press Release


Whitecourt Town Council Update - March 1, 2023

Posted on:

Whitecourt Town Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on February 27, 2023.  Details of the Council meeting follow.

Christenson Group of Companies (CDL Homes) updated Council on the status of The Manor – the seniors living development being constructed in downtown Whitecourt.  Construction is substantially complete and some final permitting is anticipated from Alberta Health Services.  The facility has a combination of 50 SL4 and SL4D units, along with 18 independent units and two hospice suites.  Staffing is in place and CDL Homes anticipates a grand opening later in the month.

The Community Services Department presented their 2022 annual report to Council.  The Department has been busy, having set a record number for both single daily admissions and single daily scanned visits in 2022.  Facility maintenance completed the majority of their projects for last year and are continuing with the scheduled shutdown at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre pool.  Transit ridership has returned to pre-COVID rates and the Food Bank continues to be busy.

Under the FCSS Grant Program, Council awarded $3,028 in funding to Stepping Stones Early Learning Society to assist them with establishing a targeted parent support program.

Council will be holding a Special Meeting of Council in April to review amendments to the 2023 Interim Budget.  The 2023 Budget is anticipated to be adopted at Council’s regular meeting on April 11 following confirmation of provincial funding and requisitions. 

Councillor Braden Lanctot was appointed to serve as Deputy Mayor from April 1 – August 31.

Leave a comment