Correction – Sylvan in Red Deer – Wolf Creek

Sylvan Lake is in the new Red Deer-Wolf Creek federal electoral district.

Sylvan Lake is in the new Red Deer-Wolf Creek federal electoral district.

Our story in the Dec. 20 issue of Sylvan Lake News was incorrect in that we misinterpreted the descriptions of the two districts created in our region from information that was in a report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Alberta when it was tabled in the House of Commons, Dec. 12.

While Sylvan Lake, Norglenwold and Jarvis Bay were included in the descriptions of both electoral divisions, the Mountain View description was one of exclusion while the Wolf Creek description was one of inclusion.

The Red Deer-Wolf Creek district contains all the municipalities which surround the shores of Sylvan Lake, as well as neighbouring towns such as Eckville, Bentley and Ponoka, the City of Lacombe and the five Indian Reserves at Hobbema.

Rimbey and Rocky Mountain House are included in the massive Yellowhead district which runs west to the provincial border and north to include Edson, Hinton and Jasper.

Here are the official descriptions for the Red Deer-Mountain View and Red Deer-Wolf Creek districts. Trying to make sense of these we used the first words “consisting of:” in the Mountain View description and jumped to (ii) which states “the summer villages of Jarvis Bay and Norglenwold; the Town of Sylvan Lake” without assimilating (b) “Red Deer County and the City of Red Deer, excepting:” as being part of section (ii).

Our apologies to all involved for the inaccuracies of our interpretation.

Red Deer — Mountain View

Consisting of:

(a) Mountain View County; and

(b) Red Deer County and the City of Red Deer, excepting:

(i) that part lying northerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northwesterly limit of said county with Highway No. 11 (David Thompson Highway); thence generally easterly along said highway to the westerly limit of the City of Red Deer; thence southerly along said limit to the right bank of the Red Deer River; thence generally easterly along said bank to Taylor Drive; thence generally easterly along said drive, Ross (50) Street and its easterly production to 20 Avenue; thence northerly along said avenue to Highway No. 11 (David Thompson Highway); thence generally easterly along said highway to the northerly limit of said county;

(ii) the summer villages of Jarvis Bay and Norglenwold; the Town of Sylvan Lake.

Red Deer — Wolf Creek

Consisting of:

(a) Lacombe County;

(b) that part of Red Deer County and the City of Red Deer lying northerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northwesterly limit of said county with Highway No. 11 (David Thompson Highway); thence generally easterly along said highway to the westerly limit of the City of Red Deer; thence southerly along said limit to the right bank of the Red Deer River; thence generally easterly along said bank to Taylor Drive; thence generally easterly along said drive, Ross (50) Street and its easterly production to 20 Avenue; thence northerly along said avenue to Highway No. 11 (David Thompson Highway); thence generally easterly along said highway to the northerly limit of said county;

(c) that part of Ponoka County lying easterly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the southern limit of said county and Range Road 14; thence northerly along said road to Township Road 422; thence easterly along said road to Highway No. 771; thence northerly along said highway to Highway No. 53; thence easterly along said highway to Highway No. 792; thence northerly along said highway to the northerly limit of Ponoka County; and

(d) Louis Bull Indian Reserve No. 138B, Ermineskin Indian Reserve No. 138, Samson Indian Reserve No. 137, Samson Indian Reserve No. 137A and Montana Indian Reserve No. 139; the summer villages of Parkland Beach, Jarvis Bay and Norglenwold; the towns of Ponoka and Sylvan Lake.

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