Proposed Amalgamation 


May 10, 2021 - What We Heard

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to complete a What We Heard Report (WWHR). We’ve gathered all amalgamation-related input (submitted questions, public event, and associated survey information) and saved as one detailed report.

We've also completed a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) based on what we've heard from the communities.

Public Information Paper

The Public Information Paper provides a comprehensive and real time overview/update of:

  • amalgamation background,
  • process and timeframe,
  • public engagement opportunities,
  • links to stakeholder input,
  • the technical data and information collected to make decisions on highlighted topics, and
  • the decisions that are made by the Joint Friendship Agreement Committee (JFAC).

This paper will be updated throughout the entirety of the amalgamation process.

Progress Update

Amalgamation Negotiations - April 2021 Update

The Joint Friendship Agreement Committee (JFAC) met on April 14, 2021 with the focus on updates from the public engagement events, subcommittee progress and general project management discussion.  

No recommendations were brought forward to JFAC for consideration at this meeting. 

The kick off public engagement events were hosted on March 30 and April 1 with approximately 140 attendees.  In addition, the public was provided with an additional 13 days to provide feedback to three survey questions: 

  1. What is your greatest concern around amalgamation? 
  2. What is your greatest hope with amalgamation? 
  3. What do you want to know more about through this amalgamation process? 

Approximately 190 members of the public provided their thoughts to these questions.  All responses to the survey and questions posed at the public events will be captured in a What We Heard report and distributed to JFAC and the subcommittees, ensuring they consider all public input.  The What We Heard report will also be available on both Town’s amalgamation websites as soon as it is available.  

If you have a question or wish to provide feedback about the amalgamation, please email either: or  

The municipalities will provide responses to these questions raised by members of the community.

Please visit the following sections for more information.

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