April 22, 2022
Council Meetings
Monday, April 25, 2022

Tune in for a Committee of the Whole Meeting and a Regular Meeting of Council that will stream live on Monday, April 25.

To see them on live stream visit
highriver.ca/council-meetings. Meetings will begin at the meeting start time.

  • Committee of the Whole Meeting: 1:00 pm
  • Regular Meeting of Council: 3:00 pm

Visit highriver.ca/council-meetings for the agendas. 
COVID-19 Town Updates
For ongoing Town updates related to the latest COVID-19 Public Health Orders please follow our social media and check highriver.ca/council/Covid.
Stay in the Know
Siren and Alberta Alert Testing
May 4 at 1:55 PM
Siren testing on May 4 will be changed to occur at 1:55 pm.

  • This is routine maintenance to ensure sirens operate properly.
  • Siren testing will take place at the same time as a test of the Alberta Emergency Alert (AEA) system for this region, including High River and area.
  • These alerts are TESTS only.
  • The High River Alert system (SCAN) is being replaced by AEA alerts that will ensure critical alerts reach every phone in the region

Download the AEA app and sign up to receive personalized non-critical alerts. For more information: highriver.ca/emergency-alerts
Emergency Preparedness Week
May 1 - 7, 2022
Theme: Be Ready for Anything!

  • Siren testing May 4, 1:55 pm
  • Alberta Emergency Alert to wireless devices May 4, 1:55 pm
  • High River joins the Alberta Emergency Alert notification system
  • Fire Hall Grand Opening Saturday, May7 from 10 am – 2 pm
  • Flood Gate testing, Centre Street Bridge – May 8, 2022

For more information: highriver.ca/emergency-preparedness
Water Softener Tips for Residents
Recent testing at the Town’s Wastewater Plant shows a high chloride (sodium) concentration in the wastewater – usually a side effect of water softener use. Water softeners in-home water systems require salt as part of the process. Municipal wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove chloride.

Residents are asked to review tips to help lesson environmental impacts:

  • Regular maintenance is important. Make sure your softener is working properly to prevent sodium buildup. Check the settings on your softener following manufacturer’s instructions or have a technician do it for you.
  • Consider a potassium chloride-based softener which will do the same job without the same side effects.
  • Potassium chloride is available at most stores that sell softener salt. Because it is extracted from earth, it is more costly than sodium chloride which comes from underground salt mines.

Once salt is in water, there is no easy way to remove it. Thank you for doing your part to protect our beautiful natural environment.
Lead Sampling Results Well Below Safe Limit
Thanks to residents who participated in the province’s required lead water sampling program for towns across Alberta.

  • The required lead water sampling results for High River show WELL BELOW THE SAFE LIMIT.
  • Town staff appreciated the patience of all volunteers during the past years with all the challenges involved in obtaining home water samples.
  • Anyone still wishing to volunteer and have a sample of their home water tested is invited to contact operations@highriver.ca.

For more information, visit highriver.ca/clean-water.
Residential Property Sale
High River is auctioning fourteen residential properties on Riverside Drive and High View Park.

  • Sales will begin in mid-April 2022using a sealed bid process.
  • These houses are well protected by a flood mitigation network that protects the entire Town.
  • Visithighriver.ca/property-sale for property features and key information, including bid dates, starting prices and open house dates.

Follow the Town's social media channels for updates on the residential property sale.
Community Corner
Town to test and Clean Flood Gate
Town of High River staff will be closing a portion of Centre Street to clean and test the functionality of a flood gate.

  • Cleaning and testing will take place on Sunday, May 8, at 6 pm.
  • Portions of Centre Street and Macleod will be closed during cleaning and tests.
  • Residents are welcome to watch the process but are asked to remain aware of the work zone and stay back from our- staff.

More information on what our staff has done to protect our community can be found at highriver.ca/flood-protection.
Volunteer of the Year Celebration
Every year we celebrate the Volunteers who add so much to our community.
 
  • Nominations are open until April 19.
  • Fill out the nomination form and be entered into weekly giveaways. 
  • Register to join us at our Volunteer of the Year celebration on April 28. 

For more information on the Volunteer of the Year Celebration, please visit highriver.ca/celebrate-volunteers.
High River Farmers Market
Inclusion Foothills is back for its 36th year of the High River Farmers Market! 

  • Every Thursday from June 23 until September 15, 2022, the Farmers Market will be Downtown on 4th Ave SW. 
  • Take advantage of the wonderful fresh fruits, Alberta-grown vegetables, baked goods, clothing, jewelry, and more. 

For more information, please visit www.inclusionfoothills.org.
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Contact the Town of High River Office at 403.652.2110 or email communications@highriver.ca