January 10, 2020
Let's ring in 2020 by exploring local winter activities and experiencing all that High River has to offer
Council Meetings

Committee of the Whole – 1:00 pm
Regular Council Meeting – 3:00 pm
Date: January 13
Location: Town Hall

A Public Hearing on the proposed Traffic Bylaw will occur at this meeting. More information is posted below and will be on the meeting agenda.

To view the meeting schedule, agenda and minutes, visit the Council Meetings section of the website.
Public Notices

Traffic Bylaw

At the December 9 regular meeting, Council heard information regarding an update to the Traffic Bylaw 4563/2019. As part of this process, Council invites all interested parties to attend a non-statutory public hearing at the January 13 regular meeting of Council to share their questions, comments or concerns regarding proposed amendments to the Town's Traffic Bylaw. View the full public notice  
Things to Watch For
Our High River Community Summit
Date: January 25
Time: 9am - 4 pm
Location: High River Culture Centre

Join us to learn more about becoming a Community Owner! When you own something you take better care of it, you fix it up, you love it more, you share it with others. Well, why not do the same thing with our community? We want to hand over the keys to community and see what our owners do in 2020! REGISTER NOW.
Things To Do In Winter
Take some time to get outdoors and play in nature. It’s free!  

Here are some suggestions on where to play and enjoy outdoor activities this time of year in High River: 

  • Spitzee Elementary School – 409 Macleod Trail 
  • École Joe Clark School – 1208 9th Ave SE 
  • École Senator Riley School – 338 1st Ave SE 
  • Notre Dame Collegiate – 1500 High Country Dr NW 
  • École Secondaire Highwood High School – Hwy 2A and 12th Ave 
  • Sunshine Lake – 9th Ave SE 
  • Montrose Lake – Monteith Dr. SE 
  • Charles Clark Park – 9th Ave SW 
  • George Lane Memorial Park – 323 Macleod Trail SW 
  • Kinettes Water Tower Park – 3rd St and 8th Ave SE 
  • Birchwood Natural Playground 

Dog Parks
  • NEW Bishop Family Dog Park – East of 5th St SE 
  • East end of 8th Ave 

Snowshoeing/Cross Country Skiing 
  • Happy Trails – View the Happy Trails map 
  • Sunshine Lake – 9th Ave SE 
  • Montrose Lake – Monteith Dr SE 
  • Emerson Lake – 9th Ave SE
  • École Secondaire Highwood High School – Hwy 2A and 12th Ave 
  • Frank Lake – Located 12km east of High River 
  • Highwood Golf Course – 400-7th Street NW (free with purchase of coffee) 

Outdoor Ice Skating  
  • George Lane Park (weather permitting)
  • Outdoor Skating Arena – Highwood Trail SW 
  • Emerson Lake – 9th Ave SE 

Tobogganing Hills   
  • Emerson Lake (NW Corner) 
  • Charles Clark Park – 9th Ave SW 
  • 2nd Ave SE 

Ice Fishing 
  • Emerson Lake – 9th Ave SE 
Parks, Trails and Greenspaces Plan - Update and Review of Feedback
Resident Workshop Your Play Your Way
Date: January 15
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Monroe Barn
Light snacks and refreshments will be served

The Town has received some GREAT feedback so far from residents as we take steps to create the Parks, Trails and Greenspaces 10-Year Plan. We appreciate the insightful comments and ideas everyone has shared so far; we've learned a lot about what you love about our open spaces and how you use them.  

Some feedback so far includes the following:  

  • Most people use our greenspaces for running and jogging followed by relaxing and dog walking 
  • People strongly value our natural areas and place it as the #1 priority for the coming 10 years 
  • Respondents agree that parks and open spaces make an important contribution to the Town 
  • Respondents believe there are missing links and connections in the Happy Trail network 
  • There is support for increased enforcement of dog bylaws in on-leash areas 
  • A strong majority of respondents would like to see local raptor nesting sites protected 
  • Respondents would like to see more hiking trails, cross country ski trails and interpretive loops 
  • Most respondents are satisfied with maintenance of our open spaces 

At this workshop, you will have a chance to hear more about feedback received to date. Take part in a discussion focused on what you’d like to see for our beautiful open spaces in the next ten years. These are YOUR parks, trails and greenspaces! Please continue to share as your ideas, comments and suggestions will help form the new 10-year plan!  

Remember, it is YOUR PLAY – YOUR WAY!   

There is still time to complete the survey . For more information, contact the Town of High River Planning Department: 403-652-2110.
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