2019 Water Service Rate Increase
Effective January 1, 2019, the water rate on your
utility bill will have a 1.3% increase. This is a direct
result of the percentage increase that the Town of Vegreville
is charged by the John S. Batiuk Regional Water Commission
for the supply of water.
The average 4 person household will see an approx. increase of 80 cents per month.
The Town of Vegreville bulk water station will see a 3% increase
Should you have any questions concerning these new rates,
please contact the Town of Vegreville Utilities Department
Fire Chief Phil Rowe presented certificates to 6 new certified fire instructors
On Wednesday, December 12, Fire Chief Phil Rowe presented certificates to 6 new certified fire instructors. The 6 members of the department were: (L to R) Lt Brayden Ferguson, FF Glenn Brophy, FF Johnny Dyck, FF Amanuel Webeshet, Fire Chief Phil Rowe, FF Tracie Freeman, Lt. Sherry Haque
Each were presented with International Pro-Board certificates as certified Level I Fire Service Instructors. As instructors they may now teach any course that they have passed and are certified in.
“What this does for the department is ensures that we have a variety of trained instructors to serve the department and community for years to come. On behalf of the entire department, Congratulations on all your hard work! Well deserved!” Chief Rowe
Town Council writes letter of support for the application to re-route passenger trains
On December 10, 2018 Council supported an application for the re-routing of the passenger trains 1 and 2 through Vegreville. The letter of support will be forwarded to VIA Rail and to the CN Railways for the bid to shift passenger trains to the mainline to the Prairie North line. This will encompass the CN Railways between Edmonton and Saskatoon.
SADD Alberta Liquor Bag campaign
The SADD Alberta Liquor Bag campaign works with elementary, junior high and high schools to have students create a message on a paper liquor bag related to the dangers of impaired driving. Once students create their messages on the bags, they are then delivered to liquor stores during the Christmas period in the student’s community by our Town of Vegreville Community Peace Officers
This year, nearly 300 schools throughout the province created impaired driving messages on more than 63,000 liquor bags.
Vegreville and Mundare students created over 900 messages and CPO Ken Podoborozny and CPO Garret Perepeliuk delivered the Brown bags to Vegreville liquor stores and Mundare Liquor Store