Westwind Weekly News
Magrath town council discussed the Economic Developers of Alberta CARES Grant at its March 27 meeting.
The grant is part of the Alberta Jobs Plan, for which the provincial government earmarked $30 million over two years to promote long-term economic growth in communities.
“It’s out-of-the-box thinking,” said Mayor Russ Barnett.
“We just talked about the CARES grant and how it helped the town with some funding, so we should continue on with the project and keep marching forward with it.
“There was a lot of buzz around it.”
The town’s grant funds went towards hiring a new employee for the Sustainable Agriculture Project, which works with the town’s private agriculture partners promotes education on the subject.
Correspondence with SASH, Zenith Alumni Association
Council also spoke about providing a free tournament at the local golf club for both Southern Alberta Society for the Handicapped (SASH) and the Zenith Alumni Association.
The town provides a free golf tournament for one community group every year.
“They both wrote a letter both requesting to have that golf tournament,” said Barnett.
“We haven’t awarded it to anybody.”
The matter was on the agenda for council’s April 3 committee meeting.
It’s unclear whether council will have to choose one over the other, or if the two groups can do a joint tournament.