Economic Impact Questionnaire: Case Processing Centre Closure announcement
Economic Impact Committee
Re: Case Processing Centre Closure announcement
Conclusion of the Potential Sale of Municipal Reserve Lands
On behalf of the Town of Vegreville, Town Council would like to thank everyone for their input regarding the potential sale of Municipal Reserve Lands. Due to the feedback received, the Town will not be following through with the sale of the lands at this time. Town Council appreciate the feedback that was provided and are pleased that we were able to reach out to the community and acquire the much needed responses from the residents.
The Planning & Development Department, along with the Land Use Committee and Town Council have been working diligently, trying to provide the best possible amenities and services for Vegreville residents. The idea to potentially sell off current Municipal Reserve Lands to produce a revenue base for a more diverse recreation plan came up initially as a request was made to purchase some of the MR Lands. And as such, the Land Use Committee was required to discuss the potential sale of these lands, which then sparked a further exploration into the prospective benefits and detriments to the Town.
Again, the Town thanks you for your interest. The feedback received helps the Town ensure that we are meeting the needs and addressing the concerns of all of our residents and assists us going forward. Should you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Planning & Development Department at 780-632-6479.
Vegreville Fire Department donates gear to Ukraine
On Tuesday, March 21 a presentation was made to the Vegreville Rotary Club by 2 firefighters from Edmonton Fire & Rescue Services. As part of a humanitarian mission they are soliciting donations of used firefighter gear and financial support for the mission. The fire departments that they visited have little or no fire gear to protect their citizens. On March 22 at their regular training night, members of the Vegreville Fire Department are pictured with Rotary Club members making a large donation of out of service fire gear. This gear, which is no longer in service with the department, will be shipped to the Ukraine on June 18, 2017 along with donations from Edmonton, Toronto and other departments in the region. The donations are going to the specific regions of Lviv, Ivano-Franivsk, Ternopil, Chernivtsi & Uzhhorod.
“Our department has been blessed with top notch firefighting gear, we take for granted some days that they’re firefighters out there that have nothing to protect themselves and still protect their communities.” Fire Chief Phil Rowe
The Vegreville Fire Department wishes the mission team good luck in their travels to the Ukraine and hope the gear will be well accepted by our Ukrainian brothers and sisters of the fire service.
Incubator Program a success for new business!
Incubator Program a success for new business!
Town of Vegreville Economic Development & Tourism, the Vegreville & Area Chamber of Commerce, and Community Futures Elk Island Region, together have many services at the Business Development Centre for business assistance. The Centre has additional office space which the group offers to new or start-up companies and entrepreneurs. They provide short term affordable lease rates for service businesses in a program designed to assist them in a simplified way to get their business off the ground. With the staggering statistic of new businesses failing in the first year due to overhead costs, combined with lack of support services; the concept behind an incubator gives new businesses a greater success rate and less risk with shared services, low overhead, and assistance in a variety of ways.
In June of 2016 Blessed Be Wellness & Beauty owned by Janane Al-Kalaany, joined the incubator program. As a new business to the community, owner Jan was concerned about making ends meet in an independent commercial space before she had a chance to build up her clientele. The incubator was a perfect solution. With a few easy steps she was able to open her doors in the incubator and take advantage of the services, assistance and resources to build up her client base, market her services throughout the community and adjust her business plan to what her clients were asking for. In just a short 6 months Blessed Be Wellness & Beauty graduated out of the incubator program into a beautifully renovated space downtown at 5129 50 st. An added bonus was the ability to keep seeing clients in the incubator office, while the renovations were being completed on the new location. This type of success is exactly the purpose of the Incubator program and gives this new business a much higher rate of success.