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Wheatland County Council Approves 2024 Final Budget

On April 2, 2024, Wheatland County Council approved both the 2024 Capital and Operating Budgets. The 2024-2026 Operating Budget includes a 3.0% municipal property tax revenue increase.  Despite the challenges posed by inflation, Wheatland County Council remains committed to affordability and fostering economic growth to keep municipal tax increases to a minimum. In 2023, the average […]

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East Strathmore Solar Project/Elemental Energy Community Benefit Contribution Program

The application period for the 2024 East Strathmore Solar Project/Elemental Energy Community Benefit Contribution Program is now open! ⁣ 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 […]

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2024 Wheatland Wind Community Benefit Grant Application

The application period for the 2024 Wheatland Wind Community Benefit Grant is now open! The Community Benefit Grant is available to groups such as local registered charities, not-for-profit societies, organizations, associations, and schools.⁣ Grant applications for up to $10,000 are being accepted until March 1 for projects, events, or initiatives related to the promotion of: […]

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Wheatland County Council Approves 2024 Interim Budget

Wheatland County Council has approved the Interim Operating Budget for 2024–2026 and Interim Capital Budget for 2024–2028. The 2024 budget includes a 3.0% increase in municipal tax revenue, driven in part by new development and growth. The increase is deliberately set low relative to the inflationary cost pressures experienced by many residents and businesses, as […]

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Utility Rate Increase Effective February 1, 2024, and January 1, 2025

At the Regular Council Meeting on November 21, 2023, Council approved changes to water and wastewater utility rates. The notable changes include a 7% general increase affecting variable rates, capital levies, and flat fees. These adjustments will come into effect on February 1, 2024, followed by another 7% increase on January 1, 2025. Initial fee changes will be reflected on your […]

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Introducing ‘Invest in Wheatland’: Wheatland County’s New Investment Hub and Business Resource Platform

Wheatland County is thrilled to announce that the Infinite WC website has officially been retired to make way for the grand debut of ‘Invest in Wheatland’! ⁣ This dynamic website is tailored specifically to cater to investors, spotlighting Wheatland County’s unique value propositions, providing comprehensive insights into prime site selections, and offering extensive information about […]

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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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