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Black Diamond council approves new rules to name roads, parks, facilities

Black Diamond council approves new rules to name roads, parks, facilities

Town council approved a new civic addressing bylaw, as well as policies around addressing and naming of roads and facilities.
Public offers ideas to help towns boost tourism, attract business

Public offers ideas to help towns boost tourism, attract business

The Black Diamond Turner Valley Intermunicipal Economic Development Committee presented suggestions for boosting tourism in both communities during town council meetings in mid-March.
Turner Valley implements tax, utility deferral program

Turner Valley implements tax, utility deferral program

Home and business owners can choose to defer paying their taxes for 90 days and town utilities for 120 days between May 1 and Aug. 31.
Black Diamond offering relief on utility bill payments

Black Diamond offering relief on utility bill payments

The Town is giving struggling homeowners up to Sept. 15 to pay their January to June utility bills.
Black Diamond declares state of local emergency

Black Diamond declares state of local emergency

The declaration was made to further support provincial efforts to contain the spread of the virus and bring more people into the Emergency Co-ordination Centre to plan for the future.
Turner Valley closes its recycling centre

Turner Valley closes its recycling centre

The Town of Turner Valley decided this morning to close the Oilfields Recycling Centre for an undetermined amount of time in light of COVID-19.
Neighbours looking out for each other in Longview

Neighbours looking out for each other in Longview

With no grocery stores or pharmacies, residents in the tight-knit Foothills community are looking to neighbours and friends to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black Diamond council agrees to reduce hours at recycling facility

Black Diamond council agrees to reduce hours at recycling facility

In a second discussion, Black Diamond Town councillors decided on March 18 to support Turner Valley council’s decision to reduce the recycling centre’s hours of operation, yet it won’t support eliminating plastic collection.
Playgrounds now closed in Turner Valley

Playgrounds now closed in Turner Valley

Administration decided to close Turner Valley's playgrounds Tuesday to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Groceries still in high demand at Black Diamond store

Groceries still in high demand at Black Diamond store

Country Food Mart owner Mark Muller said as the number of COVID-19 cases increase, his grocery store is offering delivery services to people in isolation.