The Town of Altona is now on Facebook!

The Town of Altona has officially launched its social media presence! You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/townofaltona, or on Instagram @townofaltona.

Follow us for updates about initiatives, projects and events in and around Altona!

NE Corner Recycling/Garbage Pick-up Change

Due to the holiday, residents in the Northeast corner will have their recycling picked up on Thursday, April 18th, and garbage and compost will be picked up on Tuesday, April 23rd.

AQUATIC CENTRE CONCESSION OPERATOR NEEDED

The Altona Aquatic Centre requires a concession operator the 2019 summer season.

For more information, please contact Ron Epp, Recreation Services Manager at

Ph: 204-324-9005 or email at Ron.Epp@altona.ca

Town of Altona Welcomes Sarah Radmore as Community Development Officer

A smiling woman is leaning against a flag pole in front of a building, which reads "Altona Civic Centre"
Photo courtesy of Lori Penner.

Altona resident Sarah Radmore started in the position of Community Development Officer on April 9, 2019. Ms. Radmore was chosen by a selection committee of staff and Council.

“This is my dream job,”  said Sarah. “I’m grateful that I have been selected to join the Town of Altona team, and am looking forward to getting started on community projects and initiatives.”

Sarah Radmore was born and raised in southwestern Ontario, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Windsor. In 2015, Sarah moved to Winnipeg in order to work in the Student Residences department at the University of Manitoba, where she focused on building community, mentoring leaders, and communicating with the student population via social media. Since relocating to Altona in May of 2018, Sarah has been seeking involvement in the community, and will now bring her experience and knowledge of community building and social media marketing to her new role. Among other responsibilities, the Community Development Officer will be developing a communication plan to promote Altona and enhance the Town’s online presence.

“Town Council is enthused about the arrival of Sarah to join and complete our management team,” said Mayor Al Friesen. “The search process allowed us to review and more clearly define the role of Community Development Officer, and we are confident that Sarah’s skills are a good fit with our community and council expectations.”

 

Year-Round Curbside Compost Collection Service

Town of Altona residents can now expect their compostable waste picked up at the curb all year long.  All compostable yard waste and kitchen waste will be accepted.  A green outdoor bin will be provided to each household, as well as a small kitchen pail for collecting food scraps.

We are pleased to announce sponsorship agreements to help offset the costs of the containers with Border Redi Mix Inc. / Derksen Trucking Ltd. in support of the green outdoor bins and with Access Credit Union in support of the kitchen pails. Until the new bins and pails are distributed, we invite you to use your own containers or paper yard waste bags for compost collection.

Starting on April 16th 2019, pick up will occur weekly until early November, at which time pick-up will continue monthly throughout the winter. The pick-up schedule will now run in conjunction with the garbage/recycling schedule (eg. Residents living in the SE corner of town will have compost, garbage & recycling pickup on Tuesdays).

More information regarding the compost program is available here, on the Compost page of the town website.

A group of nine people stand around a large green bin on wheels, which says "Altogether Altona". On top of this bin is a smaller green pail which reads "Access Credit Union".
Lionel Ewbank of Access Credit Union (centre-left), Councillor Siemens (centre-right) and members of the Altona Community Action Network pose with sample kitchen compost pail.
Four people stand with a large green compost bin which says Altogether Altona. Two of the people, a man and a woman, are shaking hands above the bin.
Norma Derksen and Bill Derksen of Border Redi Mix Inc. / Derksen Trucking Ltd (left), and Councillors Siemens and Letkeman (right) pose with sample outdoor compost bin.