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Rimoka’s CAO leaving to work for Ponoka County

Rimoka’s CAO is moving on, although he plans to stay around until the end of the year.

Peter Hall, who has been with Rimoka Housing for three and a half years, plans to go to work for Ponoka County as director of operations.

“I won’t be going far,” he said. “I will be working with Charlie (Cutforth) and the staff over at the county and I’ve got lots to learn and lots to do over there.”

While Hall is sad to leave his position with Rimoka, he is confident that great progress has been made in the last few years both in Rimbey and Ponoka.

“I can leave here with my head held high,” he said. “We’ve done some good things here.”

Hall says it will be hard to say goodbye.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here, especially getting to know the seniors. I’ve enjoyed their company and their friendship. I’ve learned so much from them.”

While he is pleased that the lodge in Rimbey is in a good place, noting that the facility is a top-notch, state-of-the-art home for seniors ,he would like to see plans for the former lodge wrapped up.

“The government moves slowly, but at least they are having conversations now,” he said. “We have rattled their cage enough I guess.”

Hall is pleased that during his time with Rimoka most of the seniors apartments in Rimbey and Ponoka have been rented.

“There were pretty close to 30 vacant units when I first started,” he said.

He is also pleased that Rimoka has purchased the Rising Sun Club House in Ponoka.

Hall will start his new job with Ponoka County in January and plans to stay on with Rimoka until the end of December.

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