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Up and Down Temperatures and Snow Expected This Winter

While the winter season started off on the cold side, it’s been warmer over the last week. The warm and cold trend should continue, thanks to it being a La Nina year.

XM 105 Meteorologist, Drew Lerner, on what to expect this season.

Despite the warm and cold temperatures we’ve been having, it will be wise to keep the snow shovel handy this winter.

Lerner says La Nina will also bring near to above average precipitation amounts to the region.  He says areas closer to the mountains, like Edson, Hinton, and Jasper, and those further south in the province may receive more snowfall if typical La Nina factors play out.

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Whitecourt Receives 5 Bloom Rating from Communities In Bloom

This past summer, Whitecourt participated in the Communities in Bloom – National Edition, and the town scored favourable results.

At Monday’s town council meeting, Councillors heard that Whitecourt received a score of 82.38 percent, for an overall rating of 5 out of 5 possible blooms.

Mayor Maryann Chichak on the significance for the town.

The town was evaluated in five categories, including tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape, and floral displays.

The report also had special recognition for the town’s efforts on Rotary Park.

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