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Saturday , 16 October 2021

Fort Kent’s development future to be discussed at ASP open house

The development potential of Fort Kent is being looked at by the M.D. of Bonnyville.

On Feb. 6, an Area Structure Plan open house for the hamlet is happening at the Fort Kent Senior’s Hall.

It is part of the M.D.’s initiative to update these plans for the hamlets in the municipality.

“They are an important document,” said Reeve Greg Sawchuk on The Morning After.

“They’re one of those higher-level documents. These area structure plans are they’re getting dated. These go back to the 80s or 90s, so it’s time to update them. You’ll see them come out for Ardmore, Cherry Grove and that sort of thing in the coming years,” said Sawchuk.

There was leftover money from an ACP grant to fund the plan, after a similar one was done for Highways 28 and 41 in 2018.

The development of an Area Structure Plan for La Corey was approved as well.

“You look at what’s currently there and you look at what could potentially be there in the next up to 20 years,” said Sawchuk.

The open house is from 5:00-7:00pm at the Fort Kent Senior’s Hall.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.