SouthGrow News

Just released video about Renewable Energy Toolkit funded by Rural Alberta’s Development Fund.

A very informative meeting was held recently with Mr. Greg Weadick, MLA for Lethbridge West as the keynote speaker.  Subsequent to Mr. Weadick’s remarks, we had three presentations on Broadband issues in South Central Alberta with Axia SuperNet and with Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance.  We hope to continue our work toward Broadband Internet availability to area residents.

The presentations are available for downloading

On June 11, the Honourable Verlyn Olson, Minister of Agriculture spoke to the assembly about Alberta’s role in Rural Economic Development.  The prior year report was passed along with the Operations Plan for the current year ending March 31, 2015.  Elections were held and the following persons were appointed (A) or reappointed (R) to the SouthGrow Management Board for the coming year:

Due to the recent municipal elections, it became necessary for the Management Board to elect a new executive to serve until the upcoming annual meeting on June 11, 2014.  They are:

Chair – Greg Robinson, Councillor -Town of Raymond

1st Vice Chair – Roger Houghton, Councillor - Cardston County

2nd Vice Chair – Glenn Logan, Appointee - Village of Lomond

Treasurer – Kym Nichols, Mayor -Village of Carmangay

Lethbridge, October 15, 2013  -  SouthGrow Regional Initiative is pleased to welcome Mr. Pete Lovering as their new Manager.  

September 20, 2013, Lethbridge, Alberta:

SouthGrow Regional Initiative will experience a boost as a result of a $30,000 grant presented by the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada; Invest Canada – Community Initiatives (ICCI) Funding Program.

The grant will support SouthGrow's investment attraction strategy focusing on sustainable opportunities related to water in agriculture, value-added agriculture and manufacturing.

Lethbridge, June 24, 2013

SouthGrow’s new Management Board met June 21, 2013 for the first time since being elected at the AGM on May 29th. The Board elected its Executive which will be tasked with over-seeing the direction that the Regional Economic Development Alliance will be headed. Executive members of the Board are:

Lethbridge, May 30, 2013

SouthGrow Regional Initiative held its ninth Annual General Meeting at the Lethbridge Lodge on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 and elected a new Management Board. Chair, Sandra Nelson announced that she would not be seeking re-election and then conducted the election process for the new Board.

Elected officials and community representatives on the Management Board are:

Lethbridge, May 31, 2012 – SouthGrow Regional Initiative held its eighth Annual General Meeting at the Lethbridge Lodge on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 and elected a new Management Board.

The new Management Board, voted in by elected officials and community representatives are:

SouthGrow Regional Initiative will announce two major grant application successes as well as results of the Water for Economic Development Initiative which culminated in AIPA affirming water availability for development in southern Alberta on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to media and special guests at a brief news conference/presentation that begins at 5:00 p.m. in Anton’s Dining Room (Main Floor) at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre.