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Friday , 4 December 2020

New registries office in Bonnyville could open in February

Bonnyville residents could get a resolution soon to their concerns about the local registry office.

Service Alberta has confirmed a successful applicant has been chosen to open a new registry office in town.

“The RFP for a new registry agent office in Bonnyville closed in August 2020 and a successful applicant has been chosen,” said Tricia Velthuizen,  press secretary for the Minister of Service.

“Service Alberta is in the process of finalizing the contract and registry agent agreement and we anticipate the registry will be open in February 2021, following staff training, office preparation, and other required preparations.”

In July, the provincial government put out requests for proposals to run a new vehicle and registries admin office.

Previously, due to the size of Bonnyville, there has only been one registry office allowed.

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.