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Posted: April 14, 2017

Elkford Council News

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the April 10 District of Elkford council meeting.

Citizens of the Year

Alti Murray and Jason Zimmer have been named Elkford’s Citizens of the Year for 2017. Both residents were nominated for their volunteer work with the Wapiti Ski Club, where they exhibited selflessness and modesty in keeping the ski hill in good condition.

The Citizen of the Year program formally recognizes the contributions made by dedicated individuals who make Elkford a great place to live, work, play, and learn.

Balmer North and Miners Memorial Project

Council approved a donation of $5,000 to the Balmer North and Miners Memorial Project. The project pays homage to those who have lost their lives in mining. The memorial consists of a bronze life size statue of a miner situated at Titan Park in Sparwood and a memorial wall with 181 names of all fallen miners in the Corbin – Sparwood – Elkford area mines.

Project Heavy Duty

Elkford council will be represented at Project Heavy Duty in May. This event is organized every year through the partnership of School District No. 5, College of the Rockies, WorkSafeBC, and local businesses. It provides an opportunity for Elk Valley students to learn safe heavy equipment operation. The district will provide heavy equipment and an operator to help with the training component.

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