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2023 RMA Post-Secondary Scholarship

The 2023 RMA Post-Secondary Scholarship application term is now open and closes August 31, 2023!⁣⁣ In recognition of the importance of an educated population to the future well-being of rural communities, the RMA established the RMA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program in 1995. The program is designed to encourage rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby […]

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Letter of Support for WHMB

During the April 18, 2023, Council Meeting, Wheatland County Council approved the following resolution: WHEREAS Wheatland County’s Strategic Plan has identified that Council will evaluate the social, economic, and environmental fabric of County communities and will address any findings in a collaborative and engaging manner, incorporating strategies and outcomes in policy to improve and enhance […]

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Wheatland County Council Approves 2023 Final Budget

On April 4, 2023, Wheatland County Council approved the 2023 Capital and Operating Budgets. The 2023-25 Operating Budget includes a 2.5% municipal property tax revenue increase. Significant growth in assessment was a key determinant in this revenue increase, averaging 9%. Assessment grew as a result of both new development and increased market value. This budget will ensure […]

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Rural Broadband Project Phase 1 – Commencing April 2023

Construction of Phase 1 of the Shaw Broadband Project is expected to commence early April 2023. This Phase of the project is focused on Durum Drive at Origin Business Park, and will involve directional drilling, pullbox placement and cable placement.  The work will be primarily conducted in road ditches, with minimal traffic disruptions anticipated. The […]

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Community Benefit Contribution Program

In 2022, the East Strathmore Solar Project/Elemental Energy entered into an agreement with Wheatland County to establish a Community Benefit Contribution Program that would allocate a maximum of $10,000 annually to be distributed through an open application process to community organizations. Open Allocation (maximum of $10,000 annually): Funding through the Community Benefit Program is available to […]

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