A major funding boost is coming to the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area.
The popular hiking destination in Strathcona County is getting a $30,000 upgrade.
“The walking trails at the Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area are a major draw to our region, but there’s currently some conflict with the pipeline right-of-way,” said Jessica Littlewood, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA. "This funding will help improve the experience of all trail users."
This year’s provincial funding provides a major boost to parks infrastructure, with $54.2 million for upgrades and repairs to roads, sewers, campground buildings and amenities.


More Local News

RCMP looking for missing Fort Saskatchewan teen

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP could use some help finding a missing teenager.

Sledge Hockey Day another success

It was the biggest year yet for the Robin Hood Association's third annual Sledge Hockey Day.

Primary Care Network says the best diet is a balanced one

How much food from each food group should be in meals?

Redwater council decides against increasing pool fees

Pool fees in Redwater will be staying the same for another year.

Fortis Alberta gives $25,000 to schools for environmental programs

Some local schools recently received funding.

École Campbelltown celebrate French heritage

As part of their month-long celebration “Mois de la francophonie albertaine” the students and staff of École Campbelltown held a special flag-raising ceremony for International Francophonie Day.

Freedom Conservatives choose Malcolm Stinson for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Malcolm Stinson was recently selected as the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta candidate in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville.

Two pedestrians hit in crosswalks

Keep an eye out for pedestrians.

Fog advisory for the area

A fog advisory has been issued for the heartland.

Chamber hosting All Candidate Forum for provincial election

Residents will soon have the chance to hear from their candidates.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide