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MAGRATH: “THE MODEL COMMUNITY”

The following PowerPoint materials and narrative entitled “The Model Community” were presented at the Economic Developers of Alberta Annual Conference on April 6th, 2016. They provide an overview on the unique historical and community-building characteristics of Magrath and how they are being represented in economic and broader terms today. If you have questions or would like to know more, please feel free to contact the Town office.

Grasslands Project

From May 6 to 14, the National Film Board of Canada’s The Grasslands Project will have its world premiere in a series of local screenings in villages and towns across the southern Prairies. 

Created by filmmaker Scott Parker, along with NFB executive producer David Christensen, The Grasslands Project is a collection of 10 short films exploring one of the most accessible, but least known, of all the regions in Canada. Nine small communities across southern Alberta and Saskatchewan are featured in the project―each getting their own local premiere, with a selection of films specially tailored for their area.

Community screenings kick off in southern Alberta, in Magrath (May 6), Coutts (May 7) and Foremost (May 8), then travel to Saskatchewan, in Val Marie (May 9), Rockglen (May 10), Radville (May 11), Gravelbourg (May 12), Wood Mountain (May 13) and Eastend (May 14).

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PLANT DISEASE ISSUE

There is an outbreak of ‘Black Knot’ in our community which is affecting a number of residential as well as wild plants and trees. This picture explains what it looks like, and the following link describes how you need to sterilize your tools and treat it in order to limit its spread and damage. If you have further questions, please contact the Town office.

Please see link below for more information.  

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$departm…/deptdocs.nsf/…/faq7622

GIS Map Link

Below is a link to our GIS system which is a geographic information system or geographical information system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. Please feel free to use it.

http://gis2.orrsc.com/Qlogin/disclaimer.htm?qlogin=Magrath

FIBREOPTIC SERVICE IN MAGRATH

Further to our community’s recent fibreoptic sign-up initiative, we received this information from Axia Inc. on February 9th:

Right now we are conducting engineering and viability assessments for candidate communities that have reached the 30% mark. We will then determine which communities are prioritized to begin fibre design and construction based on the percentage of expressions of interest in each community. Successful communities will be announced when our teams are ready to put shovels into the ground later this Spring/Summer. Those that are not in the top Axia communities for 2016, will make up the top of the list for 2017 fibre implementation.

The more overall expressions of interest your community has by March 31st, 2016 will determine where your town is placed on the construction planning list. You can help to get to the top of the construction planning list by encouraging all your friends and neighbours (and anyone who hasn’t already signed up) to express their interest at https://www.axia.com/magrath

Thanks to everyone that has signed up thus far, and it if you can encourage others in our community to do so, that would be great.

THE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

The vision of the SAEP is to engage communities—through education, work experience and innovation—in expanding the agriculturally-based economy of rural Canada by capitalizing on domestic and global opportunities in food, nutrition, business and technology.

VISION

Communities engaged-- through education, work experience and innovation-- in expanding the agriculturally-based economy of rural Canada by capitalizing on domestic and global opportunities in food, nutrition, business and technology.

MISSION

Providing experiential and academic opportunities for students to develop their skills to become future leaders in the agricultural sector toward meeting global demands for food and nutrition while contributing to their communities.

OBJECTIVES

01 - To collaboratively develop and deliver cutting edge agricultural experiential learning opportunities and curricula.

02 - To partner with local, provincial, national and global enterprises that will provide students with meaningful career opportunities in agriculture and agribusiness.

03 - To develop, refine and replicate a community-centred model for sustainable agriculturally- focussed economic development, and both land use planning and management.

04 - To foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture and agri-business in partnership with stakeholders in education, business and government.

https://www.saepcanada.com/