By Justin Seward
County of Forty Mile council decided to table their annual recreation grant decision on May 26 because the municipality is wanting to see if some of the hamlets can be split and have their own dollar amount.
The County disperses $150,000 into its communities for recreation every year.
“Most the communities get their own dollar figure sent directly to them, especially if they have a community hall of their own or some type of association,” said County Reeve Steve Wikkerink.
“Part of discussion was that Winnifred and Whitla are connected to Bow Island and especially for Whitla—they still have a community hall. If they wanted their fair share of the funding, they would ask Bow Island for it. Now being that we have (a) lot of other small centres that have a community hall and we send those funds directly to them, we are probably going to look at seeing if we can’t split out Whitla and Winnifred so that they have their own figures.”
The Hoping Hall be looked into as well with its connection to the Village of Foremost.