Redwater's Arboretum is a few steps closer to reality.
 
The 1,100 foot stretch of land in Redwater is currently home to a retired train, but soon, it will also have an arboretum.
 
"They've made substantial progress," explained Redwater mayor Mel Smith. "They've got the surveying all done, they've got a good plan in place, they've started the fundraising request, they have formed a society."
 
One battle left to fight is the age-old battle with the Richardson Ground Squirrel, where 57 holes were counted. Numerous ideas were floated around on how to get rid of them, with town manager Deb Hamilton chiming in, saying some of those ideas have already been tried. Other ideas were squashed due to concerns the public may think it's not humane.
 
The Arboretum Society wants to plant at least two trees this year to get things going. Eventually, they'd like to have a variety of trees native to the area as well as various bushes, all with a sign explaining the unique details about the plant.

More Local News

Teen missing since last Tuesday

A missing girl hasn't been heard from in almost a week.

Spring gas prices continuing to bounce around

Fuel prices have been all over the map recently..

What is required to warrant an Amber Alert?

According to police, not every missing child requires an Amber Alert.

Fort Sask already reflecting province's photo radar plans

While the province is making some adjustments to their photo radar rules, not much will change in Fort Saskatchewan.

Update: Fort Saskatchewan RCMP need help finding 12-year-old

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have found Shenelle Jenkins.

Lamont County assembling flood drainage team

Lamont County is trying to get ahead of spring flooding this year.

MP Lloyd focused on helping local entrepreneurs

A local Member of Parliament is looking to better the region with faster broadband internet.

Update: RCMP looking for missing Fort Saskatchewan teen

Police have found Kirshtine Palabay safe and unharmed.

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?

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

Search the Biz Guide

Login