December 2015

Found 3 blog entries for December 2015.

Southern Alberta is such a great place to be outdoors in winter.  Regular chinooks blow in and keep air temperatures moderate so you can walk, skate, slide, snow shoe or do some cross country skiing for hours.

Okotoks has fantastic outdoor facilities, starting with pleasure skating downtown.  There’s a cool new rink in Olde Towne Okotoks and another at Seaman Stadium.  Altogether, there are nine pleasure rinks throughout Okotoks and many more boarded hockey rinks in Okotoks communities with flood lights for use after dark (which we all know comes entirely too early).

The recreation department at the Town of Okotoks hopes all residents will use the public rinks and local toboggan hills for fresh air, exercise and winter fun.  Best of all, it’s all

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It looks like Christ the Redeemer Catholic School District is going to get a new elementary school in Okotoks very soon.

Negotiations are in the works for available land for a new school.  The district has already established new school boundaries – now all they need is the land upon which to build.

Developers have recently purchased land from the municipality in the D’Arcy and Wedderburn areas and have published concept plans which have made provision for school sites.  The Wedderburn land on the north side of Okotoks is one of the last parcels of undeveloped land within town limits.

If the Town of Okotoks is in agreement and both Christ the Redeemer and the public sector Foothills School Division crunch the numbers in terms of student

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The Town of Okotoks and Wind Walk developers have signed a memorandum of understanding which could see the community annexed into the municipality.

Developed by Holmes Group, a company founded by TV contractor Mike Holmes, Wind Walk has been in discussion with the town throughout its short eight-year history.  The major hold up in being absorbed into the town has been a secure water source.

A spokesman for The Holmes Group has indicated that water licenses have been obtained. Alberta Environment has only to sign off on a transfer application.

The primary benefit of annexation is being able to access the town’s water and wastewater systems at some point in the future.

The current understanding is a stop-gap measure before formal annexation

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