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Mountain View County joins Sundre wellness advocacy committee

Move comes after county initially declined to get involved

SUNDRE — After initially declining to participate in the Sundre Community Wellness Advocacy Committee, Mountain View County council reconsidered its position and requested to get involved after all.  

“Earlier this year, (Sundre town) council adopted an amendment to the committees and boards bylaws, and that was to include the terms of reference for the Sundre Community Wellness Advocacy Committee,” said Linda Nelson, chief administrative officer, during the regular Feb. 22 council meeting conducted by teleconference.  

“At that time, there was no interest from Mountain View County to participate on that committee. Since that time, we have received information from Mountain View County that they would indeed like to participate as members to that committee."  

The committee's purpose, as outlined in its terms of reference, is: "To provide input to enhance current health service and provide direction for future health care services in the municipality. Recommendations are intended to strengthen and build upon local community partnerships between municipal government, other levels of governments, local agencies and citizens."

Nelson told council the amendment involved updating the committee’s terms of reference to add in under the membership section two elected officials from the county.  

“And that is the only amendment," she said. 

Council gave all three readings to approve the amendment and also approved the appointment of county councillors Angela Aalbers and Peggy Johnson to the committee for a one-year term. 

Simon Ducatel

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Simon Ducatel joined Mountain View Publishing in 2015 after working for the Vulcan Advocate since 2007, and graduated among the top of his class from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's journalism program in 2006.
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