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Easter Greetings Extended

April 9, 2020

Dr. Wendy Fortna

Mayor Chris Warwick

More Updates for Thurs Apr 9

Council Meeting  April 14

The regularly scheduled Town Council Meeting will be conducted virtually this month.   Elected Officials and Senior Administration will be holding a meeting via video conference, all from different locations.   Citizens are welcome to listen by audio.  You can phone:

1-888-475-4499 (Toll Free) or
1-647-374-4685 or

Meeting ID: 211 050 108


Hanna Helps

Just because you are isolated, doesn’t mean you are alone.  As COVID-19 continues citizens may find that they have a need to help others.  Or, you may find yourself needing a little bit of help.  Don’t hesistate to use the Community Connections Form to volunteer or request some help.


Hanna & Area Businesses


Business Hub

The Business Hub has created a page on their website to serve as a repository for information, resources and connection to support. Be sure to have a look at their information on Business Resiliency & Recovery. They have gathered up and sorted through many of the programs and resources available as a result of COVID-19 and laid them out in an easy to navigate format. Within you will find virtual opportunities such as a Peer Mentor Program, Virtual Coffee and Zoom Marketing Mixer. Don’t miss the list of Webinars they hae sourced and listed that may be of interest as well.

Changes in Operations

From the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the Town of Hanna and the Chamber of Commerce have assisted Hanna & area businesses by helping to inform customers and clients to the changes in business operations and services.  Some places have shortened their hours or days of operation, some are by appointment only, some are offering curb-side pickup and some have implemented electronic invoicing, etransfers and accepting telephone and email orders.  Whatever the change is, notify Brandy with the Chamber of Commerce (call/text 403-854-4004) or the Town Office (403-854-4433 or and they will ensure that your modifications are listed for all to see.  The current changes can be found here:  Hanna COVID-19 Business Information

Bits & Pieces Program

Do you have an innovate way or suggestion on how to find creative solutions to produce personal protective equipment that is needed now and into the future? Do you have the ability to manufacture and are you looking for an opportunity to expand your business and assist during this crisis? The Government of Alberta announced the Bits and Pieces program on April 3. This program encourates individuals, private companies and non-profit organizations to offer products and services, including personal protective equipment, towards Alberta’s fight against COVID-19. More than 2,900 offers of support have been received so far from private and non-profit organizations so far. You can too. Visit their information.


Reminder from Regional Fire Chiefs

The Fire Chiefs from all the municipalities with the Special Areas and the MD of Acadia issue a message today.  It can be found, in its entirety here:  Reminder From Regional Fire Chiefs


We Got This!

According to the recently released Province of Alberta Covid 19 modelling, our Public Health Orders are flattening the curve so keep on doing what you have been doing as it is working.  Remember to keep appropriate social distancing and with Easter Weekend here avoid gatherings outside of your immediate household, find ways to connect while being physically separated, worship in a way that does not put people at risk.


Hanna Learning Centre

With the recent announcement of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and with unemployment on the rise, Hanna Learning Centre is offering to assist individuals with applications for CERB, Employment Insurance , and the Coal Workforce Transition Program.

Appointments can be booked from 7:45 am to 7:30 pm to receive assistance or even access to computers and internet while the Library is closed.  To make an appointment or for more information, contact HLC at 403-854-2099.


Library Update

April is Poetry Month

The Hanna Library may be closed but staff have been busy.   Community members of all ages may be interested in Poetry Month as a way to peak their interest in poetry or challenge their creative mind.  While spending time at home, anyone is welcome to enjoy any style of poetry for themselves or possibly have their poem published on the Library Facebook Page.

You are encouraged to select your own style and submit to  Several will be shared the last week in April through the Library Facebook page.  Some may also be published!


Join Miss Jenn and Miss Shauna for StoryBox, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm.  Head to the Library’s Facebook Page at  Little ones can enjoy stories, songs and activities and perhaps even give parents and caregivers a well deserved break.