Road bans on in County of Wetaskiwin Apr. 4

Councilors debate weather conditions surrounding road bans Apr. 3

The County of Wetaskiwin will be placing its spring road bans on Wed., Apr. 4, heard councilors during their regular meeting Apr. 3.

During the regular report of CAP Rod Hawken councilors heard that road bans were scheduled to go on municipal road the next day.

However, councilor Terry Van de Kraats questioned why the bans couldn’t wait another week. “I don’t understand why now we have to have these road bans on,” said Van de Kraats

Van de Kraats noted it’s far from being a “normal” spring but the extra week of road use would help producers who are hauling grain right now.

Reeve Kathy Rooyakkers stated in her division the roads are softening, and it’s far from solid.

Van de Kraats said it seems pretty firm in his neck of the woods. “It’s cold,” said Van de Kraats. “It’s really cold.”

Hawken said the county wants to be cautious and avoid any risk of damage to the roads. He noted the provincial government already placed their bans on, and some nearby municipalities have also followed suit.

Rooyakkers stated protecting the roads is the number one priority. “We need to protect them,” she said.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

Rimbey students help out

‘Tis the season

Hawk Tail Brewery ready to open doors

New Rimbey business to begin operation

Peace officer keeps busy

Trenholm’s duties include ensuring municipal bylaws and provincial legislation is adhered to

Rimbey RCMP get called to domestic dispute

Rocky Mountain House and Ponoka RCMP assist

Retired B.C. teacher a YouTube Sudoku sensation

A retired Kelowna teacher has amassed quite the following online by teaching the art of solving a Sudoku puzzle.

French police try to catch attack suspect dead or alive

Local authorities increase death toll to three, including 13 wounded and five in serious condition

Second Canadian missing in China after questioning by authorities

Michael Spavor, founder of a non-profit that organizes cultural-exchange trips to North Korea, “is presently missing in China”

Cannabis gift ideas for this holiday season

Put the green in happy holidays, now that cannabis is legal in Canada

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins party no-confidence vote, but troubles remain

May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally

Firm says trees obstructing vision at Humboldt Broncos crash intersection

Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured in the collision at an intersection north of Tisdale

Three victims of ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest suing Alpine Canada

The victims are also seeking $150,000 each in punitive damages

Trudeau names four new senators, filling every seat in the Senate

Trudeau has appointed 49 senators since becoming prime minister and will have the chance to appoint more in 2019

Most Read