Stettler town hall. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

Town of Stettler offers COVID-19 relief contribution to local businesses

Support will include a $150 financial contribution to offset the cost of sanitary supplies and personal protective equipment as a result of the pandemic

Town council has unanimously passed two motions to continue to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first motion accounts for all sponsors of the Stettler Recreation Centre rink boards and zamboni that are in good standing for the 2020-2021 season.

These sponsors are to receive an additional year of advertising for the 2021-2022 season, free of charge. It was agreed amongst council that these advertisements have received a significant reduction in exposure due to the temporary closure of the Stettler Recreation Centre under COVID-19 restrictions and that all sponsors should be provided with an appropriate amount of value for their ads.

A letter will follow, outlining the crediting process, to all Stettler Recreation Centre rink board and zamboni sponsors.

The second motion provides all local businesses, in good standing with their 2020 Business Tax and 2020 Business License, with a $150 COVID-19 financial relief contribution.

It was agreed that in addition to closures, reduced occupancy and other obstacles that businesses have encountered throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, additional costs related to sanitization and personal safety have been incurred by each business.

It is the hope that this financial contribution will assist in the offset of the costs of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), increased sanitization supplies, and other COVID-19 related expenses.

The expenditure for this financial aid from the Town of Stettler is made possible with the Government of Alberta’s Municipal Operating Support Transfer (MOST), which has been provided to municipalities to fund incremental costs and reduced municipal revenues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Council has all agreed that this is the right thing to do at this time. What we want to do with these contributions is show that Town Council and our entire town as a whole supports our local businesses during these hardships,” said Mayor Sean Nolls.

Local businesses meeting the abovementioned criteria for good standing in 2020 can expect to receive a $150 COVID-19 financial relief cheque by no later than March 31st.


Just Posted

Lots of fun and learning to be found at the brand new ‘Market Buds’ program

Activities to run the gamut from outdoor games, treasure hunts and storytelling to seed planting and interactive games

Police officers and their dogs undergo training at the RCMP Police Dog Services training centre in Innisfail, Alta., on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Mounties say they are searching for an armed and dangerous man near a provincial park in northern Alberta who is believed to have shot and killed a service dog during a police chase. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
RCMP search for armed man in northern Alberta after police dog shot and killed

Cpl. Deanna Fontaine says a police service dog named Jago was shot during the pursuit

Alberta now has 2,336 active cases of COVID-19, with 237 people in hospital, including 58 in intensive care. (Black Press file photo)
Red Deer down to 73 active cases of COVID-19, lowest since early November

The Central zone has 253 active cases of the virus

Stettler and area’s ninth annual Eco Excellence Awards have been announced

This year’s recipients include Louise Damen, Joanne Pinder, Jan and Bob Richardson and the Jewel Theatre

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York on Nov. 4, 2019. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Canadians who got AstraZeneca shot can now see ‘Springsteen on Broadway’

B.C. mayor David Screech who received his second AstraZeneca dose last week can now attend the show

A lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS
No winning ticket sold for Friday’s $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

The huge jackpot has remained unclaimed for several weeks now

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, nearly one in five fully vaccinated.

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant grew in Canada this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant

More than 2,000 cases of the variant confirmed across all 10 provinces and in one territory

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

The Montreal Police logo is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Some Quebec politicians are calling for an investigation after a video was released that appears to show a Montreal police officer with his leg on a young Black man’s neck during an arrest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Probe called for after video appearing to show Montreal officer’s knee on Black youth’s neck

Politicians call for investigation after clip evokes memories of George Floyd incident

Flora Northwest was taken to the Ermineskin residential school when she was six years old. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Ermineskin residential school survivor: ‘It just brings me back to the cries at night’

Discovery in Kamloops of remains of 215 children a painful time for survivors

Most Read