Although it comes at a high financial cost, investing in transit, as Whitecourt Town Council has done, is the right move to lay the groundwork for eventual city status. A municipality can apply for city status if it's population reaches over 10,000 people and Whitecourt's is 10,204, according to the 2016 federal census. However, council correctly decided in March that the municipality is not yet ready to become the City of Whitecourt.
Alberta’s Municipal Affairs Minister Shaye Anderson spent July 5 in the Whitecourt area, his first visit to the region as minister, as part of a tour of rural areas. “One of the things for me when I first got appointed as minister was I wanted to make sure that I build relationships with people. That’s a big deal for me. I grew up in a small town and that’s how I grew up. You look a guy in the eyes and shake his hand and that’s how things start,” he said. “I don’t like being stuck in the office.
The Whitecourt Mountain Bike Association (WMBA) received a $50,000 donation from Pembina Pipelines on July 4 for building the town’s first mountain bike park. Mike Penner, the club’s president, said the project is long overdue for Whitecourt, as the closest parks are in Fox Creek and Hinton. “It’s definitely a growing sport. You see them popping up all over the place,” said Penner.
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