As we head into the Christmas season there are a couple of topics that I would like to address. The first is Cannabis. We are now one month into the nationwide legalization of the controversial herb. As I have pointed out in previous messages, the Town was tasked with creating a bylaw as to where cannabis can be consumed. Council would love to hear from our residents if they have any concerns or comments as to whether there have been any inconveniences encountered.
I would also like to update you on the Community Action to Create Diversification Initiative. This was an initiative made possible by a grant which the Town of Hanna received from the provincial government. As a coal affected community, Hanna has the opportunity to make some changes now that will affect our future. The Community Action to Create Diversification initiative is designed to gather economic development ideas from our residents and create Community Action Teams to brainstorm how to have these ideas come to fruition. There were many great ideas brought forward, some of which have champions driving them forward and others that could use some help from volunteers. On November 29th at 6:00 pm in the Community Centre, the Task Force will be bringing you some information on these projects as well as an update on our coal transition.
If you would like to help “Drive the Future of Hanna” then please mark your calendar for November 29th to come out and participate in this event.
Mayor, Town of Hanna