Thank you for your service, Glen

Altona, MB. December 29, 2021:

Glen Robinson was first elected to the Town of Altona Council in 2010, following his 19 years of service to the community as Chief of Police. Throughout his tenure as a Member of Council, Glen represented the community on a variety of boards and organizations, including regional initiatives such as the RPGA Planning District, and Shared Services, and community growth initiatives such as the Altona & District Chamber of Commerce. Glen has been a strong advocate for healthcare in Altona, and the Altona Clinic in his role with the Altona & District Health Care Centre board. He also took on a leadership role within the Council as Deputy Mayor for several years. In December of 2021, Glen submitted a letter of resignation and has ended his 11 years of representing the residents of Altona as an elected official.

“I sat next to Glen when my term began, and have always appreciated his advice, along with knowledge and care for the community,” said Mayor Al Friesen. “On behalf of Altona’s residents, thank you for your thirty plus years of service to our community.”

Light Up Altona

Check out the participating properties in the Light Up Altona challenge! With 50 decorated homes/businesses to view, it should be a lovely tour!

Not wanting to bundle up in the car to view the lights? Don’t worry! Together with the Celebrate 150 host committee, the Altona and District Chamber of Commerce, and the Film Collective, we’ve put together a virtual tour, which will be streamed on the Town of Altona Facebook page at 7:00 pm on Christmas Eve (December 24) for you to enjoy!

Protecting Staff, the Community, and Our Municipal Services

Altona, MB. December 21, 2021:

The Town of Altona is taking additional measures to protect its staff, community, and the continuity of municipal services.

At a special meeting of Council on December 21, 2021, the Town of Altona Council voted unanimously in favour of a policy requiring all staff members to engage in a rapid testing regimen, or provide proof of vaccination. This policy will come into effect on January 4, 2022 and will apply to all Town of Altona staff.

This decision comes after a month of consulting with and receiving feedback from staff on the proposed policy. In addition to this added layer of protection, staff will continue their enhanced safety protocols related to COVID-19, including but not limited to mask use, physical distancing, and staying home when sick.

The Town of Altona Council, all of whom are fully vaccinated, continues to encourage its staff and community to become vaccinated, and speak to their trusted medical professional with any concerns they may have.

12 Days of Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

On the first day of Christmas, Public Works gave to you…
the Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt.

Our Public Works team has put up 12 new Christmas lights around the downtown area! They are themed after the 12 Days of Christmas carol, and are hidden all over the place.

If you can find all 12 lights, and answer the scavenger hunt questions, you could win a prize!

Prizes will be given out to the first 12 residents to submit the correct scavenger hunt answers! Answers can be submitted by emailing communications@altona.ca, sending a message to us on Facebook or Instagram, or dropping by the Civic Centre office during business hours.

**Please note, #4 and #9 are accidentally swapped. Please use the clue for #4 to find 9, and the reverse.**

Limit one prize per person, answers must be submitted before 1 pm on December 24th, 2021 to qualify.