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13 December 2016

211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

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211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

HEY211. Hinton, Edson, and Yellowhead County 211. One phone number to access community service program and service information.

23 November 2017

New Antimicrobial Regulations for Livestock Producers

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New Antimicrobial Regulations for Livestock Producers

Curious about the changes to the livestock Antimicrobial/Antibiotic regulations coming in 2018? Join us at the Peers Multiplex on Feb. 6 to learn more about how these changes may affect you & your operation.

09 January 2018

Council Highlights January 9, 2018

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Council Highlights January 9, 2018

Public Hearing 17.17 | Council Code of Conduct | Assessment Modifier Impact | YCFD Water Tanker

12 January 2018

Caregiver Support Group

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Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver support group meetings are starting this January! Meet your caregiving peers and discuss your caregiving journey in a confidential environment.  

If you are a caregiver for a child, parent, spouse, friend, or have recently become a caregiver, this is a valuable opportunity to meet with others that are experiencing the same challenges and stresses as you. Sessions are free and on a drop-in basis. This group meets once a month in a confidential environment. 

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Meeting Dates:

  • Jan. 15
  • Feb. 12
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 14
  • June 18

For more info call 780-325-3782.

03 November 2017

Be a Good Neighbour!

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Be a Good Neighbour!

Yellowhead County encourages you to “Be A Good Neighbour” this winter! 

Winter in Alberta can pose challenges for seniors and people with physical disabilities. Clearing snow from steps, sidewalks, and driveways can be frustrating or impossible. Keeping access areas clear and safe is important for emergency responders and people that assist housebound individuals.

Yellowhead County’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is encouraging residents to take part of the Be a Good Neighbour campaign as well as recognize the good samaritans who have offered their help as part of this initiative!

This program encourages community groups, friends, and neighbours to shovel the private walkways and driveways of seniors in need and others who are not physically capable of shoveling their own sidewalks. This program is intended to assist seniors and community members on fixed incomes with limited human resources available to them.

2017 Winners_Leakvolds

Last winter, the county received 12 volunteer nominations that were entered into a draw. The winners were Keith and Lana Leakvold (pictured left) from Wildwood. They received a Pizza Dinner for two. As well, all of the Be a Good Neighbour volunteers previously nominated received a touque and a pair of gloves as a thank you for their kindness.

Any one person or group can step-up and take part, including junior and senior high school students, clubs, church and youth groups, etc. Volunteers who take part help spread goodwill within their communities and remind us that sometimes it’s important to ask for help—and even better to lend a generous hand.

Those who would like to recognize their neighbours are encouraged to fill out a Good Neighbour nomination form. The forms can be picked up from the Entwistle, Evansburg, Wildwood, and Niton Junction Libraries; the Yellowhead County Offices; and the grocery store in Peers. This year’s draw prize includes a backpack and two giftcards, and will be held on April 2, 2018.

08 November 2017

Winter Burning Tips - Wildfire Season Over

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How to safely and responsibly burn brush and debris.

Winter Burning Tips - Wildfire Season Over

Wildfire Season officially ended on October 31st. Permits for Burning are no longer required however landowners should use caution and good judgement when burning.

As Wildfire Season ends and fire permits are no longer required many landowners take this opportunity to burn brush and debris from land clearing and property cleanup. While this is an effective way of disposing of debris, it must be done safely and responsibly. 

Landowners are legally responsible for the safety of their burns whether a permit is required or not. It is important to consider smoke travel and how it may affect your neighbors comfort and safety. Remember smoke can cause a significant traffic hazard on nearby roads and highways.

21 December 2017

211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region Reminder

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211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region Reminder

This holiday season, remember HEY211 as you travel through the West Yellowhead Region! HEY (Hinton, Edson, Yellowhead County) 2-1-1 is an all-encompassing service: Dialing the number will give you access to a knowledgable operator who will guide you to find the information you need.

21 December 2017

Spring Seedling Program 2018

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Spring Seedling Program 2018

The County's Spring Seedling Program offers tree seedlings at low cost. Order forms and the list of species available here. All order forms must be submitted and paid in full before January 29, 2018. The full list of trees and order form now available!

 

04 January 2018

Composters, Rain Barrels & Compost Collectors For Sale

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Composters, Rain Barrels & Compost Collectors For Sale

Yellowhead County’s Agricultural Department has Eco-Friendly containers for your backyard! Limited numbers available! Rain barrels, backyard composters, and kitchen compost collectors.

County Offices

EDSON OFFICE (MAIN)

2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066

WILDWOOD OFFICE

53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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