3RD AVE - lisaThe results from the Community Renewal Poll will help High River Council decide how to move forward with the rebuild of the town. Council has already done a lot of rebuilding since the flood, including 3rd Avenue, which recently opened up to traffic and pedestrians. Photo by Lisa Taylor


The deadline for High River's Community Renewal poll has come and gone and the town is very happy with the results.

After extending the deadline due to an initial lack of participation, manager of the town's planning and renewal operations, Sharon McCormick, says she was blown away by its final success rate.

"We really just want to thank the people of High River for participating because the information is only as valuable as people willing to participate," she says. "I'm really excited about the response rate. I think, once again, people really showed their passion for the community and their willingness to engage on this."

The poll was sent out in September as a way of gauging residents' needs and over 50 per cent of High River residents took the time to complete it.

McCormick says as well, 55 of High River's displaced families took the survey, which she says will be greatly beneficial going forward.

The next step is to analyze the data, which the renewal team will present to Council sometime in January.

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