During last Wednesday's town council meeting, Strathmore Town Council showed strong support for seniors by unanimously voting in favour of supporting the building of a new seniors' lodge in town.

The Wheatland Housing Management Board (WHMB) has been working with the Wheatland and Area Hospice Society to try and build a new 120-unit lodge. Part of the process is getting the support of surrounding municipalities, and the Town of Strathmore is officially in support of this project.

Strathmore will support the new lodge through a one-time capital requisition of close to $2 million to build the new lodge, as well as donating 4.7 acres of undeveloped property east of Kinsmen Lake with an estimated value of $1.4 million.

Strathmore is one of several municipalities to support the building of a new lodge, with the other municipalities being:

  • Rockyford contributing approximately $30 000
  • Standard contributing approximately $45 000
  • Hussar contributing approximately $16 000

Even though these municipalities have committed to a one-time capital requisition, Wheatland County and their approximate contribution of $4 million has not been approved by Wheatland County council, meaning the project can not move forward until Wheatland County makes a decision.

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