That's Life - January 15, 2019

Congratulations to the Prairie Tabernacle Congregation on the official Grand Opening of the new Prairie Tabernacle. It is an amazing facility and it is a wonderful addition to the Town of Three Hills.

So here we are in the minus 30’s with wind chills in the minus 40’s. The school buses do not run in temperatures like these for the safety of the students. However, the schools are open.

I realize that it’s hard to think about standing outside right now but hopefully, by Saturday, things might warm up a bit.

Saturday, January 25 is the date for the Three Hills Winter Celebration and Christmas Tree Burn. Dress the family all warm and cozy and come out to the Three Hills Campground (across from the hospital) for free hot dogs, hot chocolate, high level fireworks and a huge bonfire of your old Christmas trees.

Hot dogs will start being served at 6 pm and the fireworks begin at 6:30 sharp. Find yourself a spot around the bonfire so you keep nice and warm. Members of Three Hills Fire and Rescue will keep the fire burning and make sure that you and your family don’t get too close to the fire, just in case.

Three Hills Public Works will be out again, this Friday, picking up your clean, unpackaged Christmas trees. Please set them out at your front curb.

Another reminder that the Three Hills Aquatic Centre is closed for annual maintenance right through to Friday, January 17. The regular pool schedule resumes on Saturday, January 18.

This type of weather always creates problems with our town waterlines. It’s the same everywhere you go. In Three Hills, we have had two water main breaks since January 1, 2020.

Please drive carefully and obey signage allowing our public works crew a safe space to carry out repairs in a timely manor. Once the repairs are complete be sure to take extra care and caution when walking in the area of a water main break, due to extremely icy conditions.

I also received information this week on the importance of changing your driving habits to suit the weather. This comes to me from the Canadian National Railway Police. Don’t forget to slow down sooner when approaching a railway crossing during winter and please use winter tires.

Snow removal is also underway so please pay extra attention to the roads as you will encounter snow piles and windrows as the snow is plowed and piled in order to load it on trucks and take it to our designated dump sights. If you haven’t cleared your sidewalks please do. This makes it a lot easier for people to get around.

That’s Life.