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RICHARDS TRAIL SEGMENT

The Town of Magrath would like to officially acknowledge the great contribution of County residents Bob and Vivian Richards to the most southerly portion of the Magrath Trail. The right-of-way that they granted to the Town made this scenic section of the trail possible and on behalf of the Town and its residents I would like to express this publicly. Signage will added to this section of the Trail this year to permanently recognize their participation in this important inter-municipal project.

MAGRATH SCHOOL MODERNIZATION PROJECT HISTORY

In 2014 the Town of Magrath was approached by Alberta Education as part of a project introduction and broadly-based fact-finding activity. This was centred around the proposed modernization of the Magrath school complex and was held at the Magrath Seniors Centre. There were concerns expressed about the need to accommodate students in off-site facilities during the modernization process. This included the opportunity for the Town of Magrath to collaborate with Westwind School Division to leverage this major project in the best interests of the community. Many possibilities were discussed, including the opportunity to accommodate dual credit and post-secondary activities through a Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program. In order to  gauge public opinion in this area, our Mayor and Council and interested community residents organized a series of visioning sessions in the spring and summer of 2015 to look at alternative recreational, cultural arts, and shared service and program opportunities for the Town. This included a public meeting involving the entire community held at the Tom Karren gymnasium. After intensive study, these visioning session participants concluded that the following initiatives should be undertaken in the best interests of the Town: 

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The Sustainable Agriculture Education Partnership (SAEP)

The Sustainable Agriculture Education Partnership (SAEP) presents a great opportunity for our community together with Westwind School Division to play a leadership role in agriculture and economic diversification-oriented education and programming in our province. Curricula initiatives are underway and the SAEP board is collaborating closely with post-secondary institutions as well as leading corporations to achieve its goals. For more information, please contact the Town office or follow the links below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/otnc2ztdch3y4dy/REVISED%20EXEC%20SUMMARY%2016.pdf?dl=0

 

Telmatik Emergency Notification System - test call out

Telmatik Emergency Notification System

Test Call Out Scheduled

We have set March 15, 2017 @ 4 pm to perform a system test call.

If you do not receive this call please contact the office to have your number added to our system.

This system will be used for minor emergencies, emergencies and important notices such as irrigation issues, boil water advisories, water line breaks etc. 

Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

In 2013 a United Nation’s Global Initiative called “The Sustainable Development Solutions Network” produced a report entitled: Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Technical Report for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This report speaks about the growing importance of global agriculture and helped the inspire the formation “The Sustainable Agriculture Education Partnership” between the Town of Magrath, Westwind School Division and other corporate and institutional partners. It is also consistent with the Starfield Centre greenhousing initiative that is being established here in our community. This article can be accessed through the following link:

http://unsdsn.org/…/…/130919-TG07-Agriculture-Report-WEB.pdf

If you have questions about Magrath’s economic development model or about any other aspect of this, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or reach out to us on Facebook or at the Town office.

EMERGENCY ALERTS AND NOTICES TO CITIZENS

The municipality has currently changed emergency automated messaging service to new company. We have transferred all our contacts over from the old system.

We hope to notify all citizens quickly and efficiently in case of emergency and/or public alerts (ex: boil water notice, smoke detector battery change, temporary interruption of the water supply, etc.).

This system will allow us to notify you as much by landline, cellular, text and/or email. You can update your preferences by following the link below and filling your information on how you would like us to send you information.

http://bit.ly/2h3rk1q