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Two Villages in Alberta’s Flagstaff County Dissolved

Galahad

GalahadOn May 6, 2015 the Village of Galahad held a special council meeting with representatives from Alberta Municipal Affairs who presented the final draft of the Viability Plan-a report concerning the viability of the Village of Galahad.  The options for council consideration were based on information provided about the current state of the Village with feedback from residents in Galahad and the surrounding community as well as County Council, and Village Council.

Galahad Village Council approved a resolution in support of the option to dissolve the Village of Galahad and become a hamlet in Flagstaff County.

Situated just north of the beautiful Battle River valley it is centered between Killam and Castor on Highways 861 and 36, and 9 kilometers east of Forestburg off Highway 53. Our town is a quiet family-oriented municipality of about a 150 strong with a mix of all age groups.

The community is graced with riches of the soil and a wealth of resources with vibrant oil, coal mining and electrical power production.

Galahad enjoys a trading area with traditional roots in agriculture and oil and gas development providing for a diversified economic base.

The Village is also located directly in the flightpath of  migratory bird species who like to take advantage of the many pea and grain fields and abundant coulees with ample water and resting areas, making this a haven for duck and geese hunting and serving hunters from far and wide.

Strome

StromeOn June 10, 2015 the Village of Strome held a special council meeting, with representatives from Alberta Municipal Affairs who presented the final draft of the Viability Plan – a report concerning the viability of the Village of Strome.

Strome 100 yearsStrome Village Council approved a resolution in support of the option to dissolve the Village of Strome and become a hamlet in Flagstaff County.

 

In 2010, the Village of Strome celebrated its 100th birthday!  A committee of volunteers was formed. They raised money, applied for grants, and organized a whole weekend of activities. The result was a huge success, something that Strome residents will remember for many years to come.

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