The Town of Coalhurst will be testing the water in individual houses at the point of consumption for lead. Testing will be done following the Alberta Environment and Parks Regulations and Guidelines for Managing Lead in Municipal Drinking Water Systems. See more details: Lead Management in Water Distribution Systems
News and Updates
In this section find current and archived news releases for the Town of Coalhurst and other local news of interest to residents.
On May 25, 2021, Town Council adopted a $9.6 million Operating and Capital Budget, of which. $5.1 million are capital projects, funded with government grants. Check for details: 2021 Operating Capital Budget Highlights for Newsletter and Website
The Town of Coalhurst would like to acknowledge and thank our Seniors. You are much appreciated as you are the backbone of our community.
Seniors, register by May 27, through Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) for your ‘Celebration in a Bag’, check link for details: Seniors Week – Register for a Celebration in a bag
Celebrate a senior with an act of kindness Seniors Week Celebrate a Senior.
Again, thanks to our Seniors for all you have done, and continue to do for our community.
This summer the Galt Museum & Archive has a fun community present planned. We are going to refresh the outside of the museum with a new community mosaic, one made up of portraits of hundreds of southern Albertans. To achieve this we will need many southern Albertans to submit a photograph of themselves. This mosaic will be a venue for the community to showcase itself and to celebrate its diversity. It is important to us that we have submissions from across southern Alberta and not just Lethbridge where we are based!
“This May the Galt Museum and Archives is collecting photographs of residents across southern Alberta to assemble into their Community Mosaic. Send in yours today! https://galtmuseum.com/community-mosaic”
Anyone who is interested need only go to the link written above and submit their photograph. We are collecting submissions online for all of May and the mosaic should be complete and installed on the outside of the museum in early July.
GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK – MAY 2 TO MAY 8, 2021
Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event that takes place annually during the first full week of May. Check out these links for valuable information on taking action to prevent, mitigate and prepare for risks that may face your community: Emergency Preparedness Week | Alberta.ca;
Build an emergency kit | Alberta.ca
The Development Officer will be away from the office from August 31, 2020 to September 11, 2020. Check link for details: Development Officer Out of Office
Are you concerned about your community’s safety and security? Learn more about Alberta Citizens of Patrol: citizens on patrol
The following is the Executive Summary for the Town of Coalhurst Code of Conduct Complaints Review: Town of Coalhurst Code of Conduct 2020 – Executive Summary
For details on the online conversations with Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) staff check out: FCSS Live
July 10, 2020 COALHURST SPRAY PARK
The Coalhurst Parks and Recreation Society and the Town of Coalhurst are excited to let you know the spray park is becoming a reality! As an added bonus, we are also pleased to announce that Town Council funded the construction of a shelter space to be completed at the same time. The shelter will include three outdoor showers, three washrooms, two change rooms and a covered picnic area complete with power.
You will notice fencing for the site has already gone up and construction began this morning with an expected completion in early August. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are uncertain of when we will be able to hold a grand opening celebration to open the park to the public but will keep you up to date.
We look forward to many years of our community getting to enjoy the park and would like to thank
the entire community, Town of Coalhurst staff, and Council for supporting this project.
Check out the pictures: spray park pic
This year, the Government of Canada is celebrating Canada Day in a whole new way to bring us together virtually and share our pride in being Canadian. Check it out:
Government of Canada celebrating Canada Day
Check out the 2020 Operating and Capital Budget Highlights and the Assessment and Taxation Highlights 2020 Operating and Capital Budget Highlights
The Town is excited to unveil our new logo and slogan! Since June 1st, 2020 is Coalhurst’s 25th anniversary of becoming incorporated as a Town, we thought this was a perfect time to make the announcement. More information about the inspiration and background is shown below. We hope that this will become a source of pride and identity for all Coalhurst residents now and into the future.
Acknowledging and appreciating our Seniors! declaration
April 10, 2020 – Regional Economic Supports UPDATE April 10, 2020 Businesses – please take a few minutes to do the survey contained in this update.
April 8, 2020 – As you know, SouthGrow is part of a regional economic recovery taskforce with our partners at Economic Development Lethbridge. This initiative will be rolling out more and more support and recovery programs as time goes on. However, I wanted to make sure you have available what we have produced so far so that you can leverage our work to support your own people today.
Here’s a few things to help you today to answer questions from your businesses and people and to plug into your own websites.
1. There is a support hotline live and ready to accept calls from your people who need help finding supports or any other questions that they need to ask. 1-587-800-3356 People can also email [email protected] for support.
2. SouthGrow has published a quick reference page to help you find access supports for your people in as simple a fashion as possible.
You can link to it here: https://www.southgrow.com/recovery
3. The Taskforce has a growing library of information at https://business.chooselethbridge.ca/recovery. Eventually this website will have new features and tools available. Stay tuned.
4. There is now a Facebook Forum up and online where people can post questions and share information related to the crisis.
As you all know, the situation is evolving daily. I will do my best to keep you updated of changes as they occur. Please use these resources and feel free to suggest improvements or additions based on the feedback you get.
As always, call. Feedback is welcomed as we build this plane in the air.
SouthGrow Regional Initiative
This initiative is geared towards establishing a system to assist residents of Coalhurst who may have challenges accessing essential items.
THE COALHURST COMMUNITY CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED AND NO BOOKINGS TAKEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Update on Coalhurst Programming
• Walking and Coffee Group will be put on hold until further notice.
• The Coalhurst Youth Center will be closed for all programming dates until further notice
• All FCSS programs in the Coalhurst Community Center and the Coalhurst Parent Link Center in the Elementary School will be closed until further notice
o Stay and Play
o Move-it! Move-it!
o Open Play
• The Babysitter course on April 18th will be postponed until further notice
o Contact the County of Lethbridge Community Learning Council at 403-345-6009
• The Coalhurst 55+ Club will be closed until further notice
o Exercise class
o Weekly Drop-ins and meetings
• Coalhurst Community Sharing Day and Volunteer Appreciation Event – Postponed until further notice
• Coalhurst Sparks, Brownies, Guides – cancelled until further notice
• Shotokan Karate Club – cancelled until further notice