A new website for City of Powell River, long overdue, according to city councillor Maggie Hathaway, was rolled out on Wednesday, March 6.
Hathaway, who is responsible for the communications portfolio, said council had been wanting to upgrade the website for months.
“The goal was to improve it visually, make it more user friendly, add content and better organize it,” stated Hathaway in a media release. “We have accomplished this.”
The new look and content of the site is further enhanced with a variety of features, according to director of economic development and communications Scott Randolph.
“One of the new tools we have included is the ability for the public to sign up for news alerts,” stated Randolph in the release. “By providing us with their email address, we will be able to send them updates or alerts on the topics they are most interested in when new information is posted.”
The new website offers more areas to explore and drop-down menus give users accessibility. Icons link to pages specific to sustainability, construction, council, parks and recreation, garbage and recycling, and living and investing in Powell River.
Popular topics are also accessible from the home page, including news and updates, council highlights, the upcoming City of Powell River byelection, the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities Conference coming to Powell River next month, wastewater treatment facility, a photographic timeline of Powell River’s history, a community calendar and links to Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy and International Choral Kathaumixw.
The site was built by Advanced Web Apps, a Powell River company.
“We’re very happy with the new site,” added Randolph, “and very happy that we were able to find a local company to do the work.”