Home front – Jan. 2

Starting in April, Alberta motorcycle riders who have served in the Canadian Forces will be able to display their veteran status on their licence plates.

Motorcycle licence plates for vets

Starting in April, Alberta motorcycle riders who have served in the Canadian Forces will be able to display their veteran status on their licence plates. “We owe a lot to veterans for the freedoms and rights we enjoy today,” Service Alberta Minister Manmeet Bhullar said in a press release, “and the provincial government is happy to provide yet another way of showing our appreciation for all veterans have done.” Almost 21,000 veterans’ licence plates for cars have been issued since the program began in 2005. Veterans’ plates are available to retired forces members, as well as to members of the RCMP and other police departments who have served under NATO or the United Nations.


Rocky gets video link at library

Videoconferencing is coming to the public library in Rocky Mountain House. Early in December, Rocky Mountain House town council entered into an agreement with Rocky Mountain House Public Library Board to bring the technology to town. The library already has access to the SuperNet, which provides better connection for videoconferencing. The cost of equipment will be partially covered by the Innovative Communities Connecting and Networking project that creates access to learning through a network of videoconference sites across Alberta. Fees for videoconferencing will become the revenue of the library for administering the service.


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