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Public Discussion on Immigration Policy Taking Place in Whitecourt

A roundtable discussion is taking place tonight in Whitecourt for residents wishing to learn more about Canada’s immigration policy.

The discussion will be lead by Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen. Viersen says he sees a lot of questions regarding immigration within the area and this will allow residents to learn about current and potential future policies and give feedback on their thoughts.

Viersen on topics being looked at during the meeting.

For those interested in attending, the discussion will be tonight at the Forest Interpretive Centre from 7-9 pm.

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Whitecourt Wolverines and Whitecourt Agree to New Arena Extension

Some exciting news was announced on Friday between the Town of Whitecourt and their Junior A hockey team, the Whitecourt Wolverines.

The two will be partnering to build a 3000 square foot extension to the Scott Safety Centre, which will include a dressing room for exclusive use by the Wolverines, a reception area, offices, washrooms and showers, and a laundry room.

Mayor Maryann Chichak on the announcement.

Owner of the Whitecourt Wolverines, Brent Stark, says the new upgrades to the arena will help to attract future players to town.

Now that the agreement is signed, a Request for Proposals will be sent out for a design-build that will then be discussed with the team before construction starts.

The add-on will be at the front of the building to the left of the doors near the dressing rooms.

The extension, which is budgeted at $650,000, is expected to be completed for the start of the 2019 hockey season next September.

           

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