Rod Link

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Council ponders tax breaks for residential construction

In response to acknowledged housing shortage

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The Royal Canadian Legion building in Houston is getting new flooring. (File photo)

Grant given for new flooring at the Legion

Will also improve safety at the facility

Royal Canadian Legion in Houston
The Royal Canadian Legion building in Houston is getting new flooring. (File photo)
Liam and Tyler Spaans, (L-R), are two of the current lifeguards at the Houston Leisure Facility. (Houston Leisure Services file photo)

Leisure facility anticipates need for lifeguards

Has been challenged in the past

Liam and Tyler Spaans, (L-R), are two of the current lifeguards at the Houston Leisure Facility. (Houston Leisure Services file photo)
Residents rank snow removal as a high priority within District boundaries. (Houston Today file photo)

Road work and snow removal ranked as important in citizen survey

But residents also expressed dissatisfaction with each

Residents rank snow removal as a high priority within District boundaries. (Houston Today file photo)
Silverthorne Elementary School. (Houston Today file photo)

School gets District of Houston grant for food programs

Silverthorne feeds between 80 and 100 students a day

Silverthorne Elementary School. (Houston Today file photo)
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Tree purchase pursued from Tree Canada

The District hopes to plant trees this year depending upon the success…

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An addition to the arena lobby and a dehumidifier are wanted at the Claude Parish Memorial Arena. (Houston Today photo)

Arena improvements wanted by council

Hopes for federal/provincial grant to cover cost

An addition to the arena lobby and a dehumidifier are wanted at the Claude Parish Memorial Arena. (Houston Today photo)
Pinnacle Renewable Energy to be sold to British firm. (Houston Today photo)

British firm to buy Pinnacle Renewable

Pinnacle’s largest shareholder in agreement

Pinnacle Renewable Energy to be sold to British firm. (Houston Today photo)
A sidewalk from Benson to Poulton is on the District of Houston’s project list for this year. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today\)
A sidewalk from Benson to Poulton is on the District of Houston’s project list for this year. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today\)
Volunteer Phyllis Wiebe feeds coho fry at the Buck Creek Canfor hatchery. (Houston Today photo)

Fry feeding to pick up at Buck Creek hatchery

Volunteers will be needed soon

Volunteer Phyllis Wiebe feeds coho fry at the Buck Creek Canfor hatchery. (Houston Today photo)
Weekly wellness checks in Houston and area are starting to show results. (Zackary Drucker/The Gender Spectrum Collection)

Mental health wellness checks paying off

Police, nurses conduct weekly visits

Weekly wellness checks in Houston and area are starting to show results. (Zackary Drucker/The Gender Spectrum Collection)
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Councillors, mayor file financial disclosures

Mayor Shane Brienen and the six council members filed their financial disclosures…

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The District of Houston’s long range downtown plan calls for improvements to 11th in the area of Butler Ave. (Houston Today photo)

Downtown improvement planning continues

Will provide council with an idea of costs

The District of Houston’s long range downtown plan calls for improvements to 11th in the area of Butler Ave. (Houston Today photo)
Four Seasons Park could be in line for an upgrade based on a proposal by the Pleasant Valley Cattlemen’s Association. (Houston Today photo)

Four Seasons Park improvements sought

Cattlemen’s association says park has agricultural showcase potential

Four Seasons Park could be in line for an upgrade based on a proposal by the Pleasant Valley Cattlemen’s Association. (Houston Today photo)
A private donation has helped the A Rocha Buck Creek Canfor hatchery and outdoor education centre meet its fundraising goal. (Photo courtesy A Rocha Houston)

Hatchery achieves fundraising goal

Private donation allows it to complete nature centre

A private donation has helped the A Rocha Buck Creek Canfor hatchery and outdoor education centre meet its fundraising goal. (Photo courtesy A Rocha Houston)
RCMP

Houston crime rate held stable in 2020

The local crime rate held relatively stable in 2020 compared to the…

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Nuisance bylaw given first reading

Part of District’s plan to have a cleaner community

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Houston Volunteer Fire Department members responded to a blaze in a mobile home at the Shady Rest Trailer Park. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)

Person taken to hospital following fire

Suffering from smoke inhalation

Houston Volunteer Fire Department members responded to a blaze in a mobile home at the Shady Rest Trailer Park. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
The Houston and District Chamber of Commerce is getting $10,000 to develop a tourism plan. (Houston Today photo)

Chamber receives money for tourism plan

Program to help communities affected by forestry slowdown

The Houston and District Chamber of Commerce is getting $10,000 to develop a tourism plan. (Houston Today photo)
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District carries over unfinished projects

Part of the planning for the coming year

District of Houston office file photo