Vegreville business leaders meet with the Town to discuss economic opportunities
Vegreville business leaders recently met with the Town Council to share information and perspectives on the current economic situation in our community.
The meeting held on January 17 was organized by the Town of Vegreville and included leaders from the Vegreville Chamber of Commerce and the Vegreville Economic Development and Tourism Board (VEDTAB).
“Over the last year there has been considerable media focus on Vegreville, mostly related to the Federal Government’s announcement to close Case Processing Centre (CPC)” , said Mayor Tim MacPhee. “While the fight to oppose the CPC decision will continue, we must also work together to promote the positive aspects of our community and secure new investments.”
The meeting in January was an opportunity for each group to provide an update on specific strengths of our community and potential opportunities for the future. The feedback provided by the participants will be incorporated into a comprehensive economic development strategy.
Mayor MacPhee notes that “Vegreville has submitted an application to the Government of Alberta for funding to better understand what the community has to offer potential businesses and also to identify industry sectors we can target for investment.”
“We are a community that has a lot to offer but we need to work together to make sure we are focusing our efforts in the right direction,” he adds.
Vegreville Town Council has committed to providing the community with updates about our ongoing advocacy efforts and highlight economic development plans. The Town and business leaders also want to ensure the residents have role in these efforts and have released some tips on what the community can do to support local businesses.
“Vegreville is such a great community to live and do business. Our community has faced numerous challenges in the past only to emerge stronger and more resilient, I am confident we will do so again,” said MacPhee.
The Town of Vegreville Recreation & Facilities Department is currently planning the annual Spring Registration and Information Night.
Vegreville Social Centre on Tuesday March 20, 2018 from 4:30-7:00pm.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back organizations who have previously used this night as their registration night, and to any and all organizations that may have events during the spring/summer/fall, or would like to get more information to the public. This is a great opportunity to showcase your organization and what it has to offer the community.
The cost will be $25 per table. Payment can be made at the Vegreville Aquatic & Fitness Centre (Visa, Mastercard, Debit, Cash, Cheque) with cheques being made out to the “Town of Vegreville”. Deadline to register is March 16, 2018. Each group or organization will be required to provide a sign that identifies your group, placed prominently at your table. One table and two chairs will be provided. There will be only one organization allowed per table, though groups may purchase more than one table. Your organization will be able to begin setting up—starting at 3:00pm. If you require more time to set up or would like to access the facility earlier please contact the Head Cashier @ 780-632-3100.
Table Registration forms will be available online at www.vegreville.com or at the Vegreville Aquatic & Fitness Centre (4509 48St).Register early as information received after March 16th will NOT be included in the brochure at the event.
2018 Business License
The Town of Vegreville's Planning & Development Department would like to know if you have changed your Business License contact information.
Outdoor Skating Areas NOTICE
Please be advised that the usual outdoor skating areas on the Elk’s Trout Pond and on the man-made lake located by 44A Street and 59 Avenue cannot be cleared this year.
The rapid changes in temperature recently have resulted in an ice surface that is extremely rough and unsafe for skating. Unfortunately, this condition cannot be remedied with flooding or with the use of equipment.
For alternative outdoor skating areas, please contact the Town of Vegreville Recreation & Facilities Department at 780-632-3100.
Utility Bill Rate Increase
Effective January 1, 2018, the water rate on your utility bill is being increased from $2.91 per cubic metre to $3.03 per cubic metre as 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.
For further information, please contact the Town of Vegreville Utilities Department at 780-632-2606.