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Future of the Springwater Farmers’ Market – Elmvale

The Springwater Farmers’ Market – Elmvale has been a staple in our community for 14 years. Each spring, residents watch for the “market” signs to appear. Next spring, that may change. With the majority of Council voting not to renew the Economic Development Assistant role partially responsible for managing the Farmers’ Market – the future of our beloved market is in jeopardy.

As a dad and member of our community first, I am disappointed with this decision. As a Councillor, I am disheartened that the economic value and heritage of a Farmers’ Market hasn’t been preserved.

The market showcases our agricultural community in Springwater. The Farmers’ Market brings farm fresh food closer to home while providing a gathering place for local artisans, musicians, and community groups.

After countless conversations with local business owners, it is evident the Farmers’ Market attracts visitors to our downtown core and assists in the economic growth in our community.

I will continue to ask for ideas from our community and seek creative solutions from our neighbouring municipalities. Our Farmers’ Market deserves a home in Springwater.

I wholeheartedly support the Springwater Farmers’ Market – Elmvale, both personally and professionally.

Sincerely, Matt Garwood

Dear Editor,

I lost my right arm on October 18, 1944, while serving with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment in Ita-ly. I was staked at a farmhouse that had a children’s treehouse located nearby. In the treehouse was a sniper who kept shooting at our boys. A tank then came which shot out shells, the shrapnel hitting my right arm.

When I returned home from the war, I joined The War Amps and have been a member ever since. This Association was started by First World War amputee veterans to help each other adapt to their new reality as amputees.

Having just recently turned 100, I am reflecting this Remembrance Day upon all those who served in my regiment and never returned home. Their absence weighs on me and it is essential that we keep their memory alive. I take comfort in knowing that The War Amps and its young members will continue to keep spreading the message long into the future.

The sacrifices of those who served (and continue to serve) deserve to be remembered and honoured. Each Remembrance Day serves as a poignant reminder of the tremendous price paid by these brave individuals. Their selflessness and courage continue to resonate, and it is our duty to ensure that their legacy endures.

Lloyd Brown, 100, Member of The War Amps


Dear Elmvale Residents,

You’ve probably spotted our SwoopFiber signage and construction team in the area by now, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve embarked on the journey to bring true fiber internet to Elmvale! Elmvale/Springwater is much more than just a project for SwoopFiber; it marks the beginning of a lasting relationship with this wonderful community.

We’re honored to join the close-knit Elmvale community and wish to introduce ourselves, not as outsiders, but as partners eager to understand and respect the traditions and values that make this community unique. Together, we hope to share our goals and vision in a way that complements the existing fabric of Elmvale.

Adding Value to Elmvale

At SwoopFiber, we’re not solely focused on providing high-speed internet. We’re here to enhance the quality of life for you and your community. Our commitment extends to boosting your connectivity, fostering growth and development opportunities, and raising the standard of living for all.

Fiber Installation: Choice and Convenience

Our construction efforts involve installing fiber optic cables directly to your homes. We kindly request residents to sign the Right of Entry agreement, which allows us to cross from public to private property for fiber installation. Importantly, we want to clarify that signing this agreement does NOT oblige you to become a SwoopFiber customer. It’s designed to ensure a smooth and seamless installation process and offers you the flexibility to become a valued customer in the future if you so choose, without worrying about additional installation costs or lawn disturbance. We do our best to restore your property (including lawns, driveways, etc.) to their original state, and we are happy to rectify issues that might arise from construction if you contact our support line.

Here’s an exciting nugget of information: According to a study by the Fiber Broadband Association, property owners can expect to see a 3.1% increase in the value of their property when outfitted with fiber internet. That’s an added benefit you can enjoy!

Township of Springwater Regulations & Permits

We’re delighted to inform you that the Township of Springwater has issued us the necessary permits to install fiber across Elmvale. This ensures that our construction activities align with local regulations and community needs. We’re committed to working closely with local authorities to guarantee a smooth and efficient rollout.

Join Us on this Exciting Journey

Elmvale, we are here to serve you, and we invite you to connect with us and join us on this thrilling journey towards a more connected and prosperous future. Together, we can transform Elmvale into a hub of technological progress while preserving its unique charm.

Check out our website to learn more about the construction progress at swoopfiber.com/construction.

To stay updated on our progress and exciting offers, follow us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn) @SwoopFiber. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us on social media, via email at info@swoopfiber.com, or give us a call at 1-877-SWOOP-IT.

Thank you for welcoming us into your community. We’re genuinely excited about what the future holds.


The SwoopFiber Team

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