Awards & Recognition
Courthouse Receives Historical Designation
The Town of Taber Courthouse, built in 1918, has been designated a historic building by the Province of Alberta. The Courthouse is currently part of a project called the Centre Court for the Arts, a three-building complex that will be a home for the performing arts and art exhibits in Taber. The Arts Council of Taber is currently working to transform and restore these buildings and hopes the historic building designation will allow them to access new funding sources for this project.
The Courthouse, one of the first constructed after World War I, was once a model for provincial court buildings built in Alberta prior to the second world war.
(Left to right) TPS Insp. Graham Abela, Councillor Murray Rochelle, MLA Jacquie Fenske, Mayor Ray Bryant, Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk, MLA Maureen Kubinek, MLA Greg Weadick, TPS Chief Alf Rudd and Councillor Rick Popadynetz pose for a group photo inside the Taber Courthouse. The MLAs were in Taber January 30, 2013 to present a plaque to designate the building.
Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk made the presentation of a small plaque for the building before representatives of the Town of Taber and the Arts Council of Taber.
"I look forward to the restoration, I think its' going to be a wonderful project. It's great to be here on behalf of Premier Alison Redford, and to join you on this very, very historic day marking the Taber Courthouse as a provincial historic site. To me, it's not only recognizing the historic valuation, but also honouring the rich history of this community and all those who have helped shape our fabulous Alberta."
"We look forward to having this building refurbished, brought back to something that we can be proud of and fully utilize," said Mayor Bryant. "It's well worth it - it's great history for our community."
Taber Wins a SouthGrow Regional Initiative Award
The SouthGrow Regional Initiative has awarded the municipal partners of the Town of Taber, Town of Vauxhall, Village of Barnwell, and the Municipal District of Taber an award at the 2011 Creating Opportunities Awards Celebration. These awards are given out annually to recognize success and to reward efforts made towards developing the local and regional economies.
About the Emergency Vehicle Response System
This year the partners received the Excellence in Innovation category Award of Recognition for the development of their Emergency Vehicle Response System. This is a system implemented across our 9-1-1 calling region that allows emergency vehicles to instantly get a map showing the source of 9-1-1 emergency calls and a proposed route to the emergency displayed on a laptop in their vehicle. The Taber 9-1-1 Dispatch Center operators get a regional map on their computers showing the up-to-the-minute GPS location of all emergency vehicles in the region, the location of 9-1-1 callers and other significant items.
Taber Receives a Municipal Excellence Award
The Town of Taber has received an award from Alberta Municipal Affairs for our Emergency Services Automatic Vehicle Locating System (AVLS). The award is the Honourable Mention Award in the Innovation category of the 2010 Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence. The town came second from a group of 70 submissions for the Innovation awards.
About the Automatic Vehicle Locating System
The review committee believes that the Emergency Services Automatic Vehicle Locating System demonstrates excellence and will be beneficial to the overall practice of local government in Alberta. Our leading practice was recognized at the 2010 fall conventions of the AUMA (Alberta Urban Municipalities Association) and the AAMDC (Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties).
This award goes to the town and our partners in the AVLS project, the M.D. of Taber, the Town of Vauxhall, and the Village of Barnwell, who all came together to make this system a reality across our 9-1-1 calling region.