Striking A Balance – Dog parks and blooming signs

Susan Swan's weekly column of community news and events in Clinton.

Integris Insurance Manager Evelyn Bell

Integris Insurance Manager Evelyn Bell

Going to the Dogs

Jackie Tegart, MLA requested a meeting with Village of Clinton Council on Friday, April 17 for a presentation.

Tegart surprised them with a cheque for $20,000 for a Dog Park and sani-dump on one of the brownfields in Clinton. Councillor Wayne Marchant had been working on plans for this for some time and Suncor had approved the use of three lots that they own. The Village had applied for a grant to help with construction.

The plans call for a fenced dog park with trails, shrubs, benches, etc. and a sani-dump outside the fence on Village right-of-way.

On hand for Tegart’s presentation were Mayor Jim Rivett, councillors Diana Guerin and Susan Swan and Village staff.

CiB Signage

Thanks to the generosity of Integris Credit Union the Village of Clinton now has signage advising that it is a Communities in Bloom community. Not only did Integris finance the signs but their graphics department also designed and created them. They were installed in mid-April by Village staff.

Clinton CiB Chair Christine Johnstone met at one of the signs with Integris Credit Union Clinton Branch Manager Angie Cahill and Integris Insurance Clinton Manager Evelyn Bell for a photo.

Integris Credit Union is very generous in donating to various groups and causes in the communities in which they have branches.

Clinton Seedy Sunday

The Seedy Sunday that was held in Clinton on April 12 was very well attended. There were lots of seeds, plants and information to be had.

The organizers were very pleased with the turnout and are already planning to have more displays available for the 2016 Seedy Sunday.

Nancy Rempel won the door prize and the Seed Count was won by Laurie Harrison.

Thanks to all who attended.

Susan Swan