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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.

22 August 2017

County Residents Urged Not to Attack Sasquatch on Sight

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County Residents Urged Not to Attack Sasquatch on Sight

This year in May, Sasquatch sightings around the County increased—that is, sightings of signs bearing beloved County mascot, Sasky the Sasquatch. Sasky’s mission around the county is to educate visitors and residents about keeping Yellowhead County’s natural areas pristine. The signage also includes tips on how to enjoy the outdoors in a manner that is safe and respectful both to the wildlife and other visitors/locals.

Yellowhead County’s “Welcome to our Backyard” signs are meant to encourage visitors and residents to keep the County’s natural areas clean and provide a landmark for County Protective Services to assist in emergencies. Please do not vandalize or damage the signs.
The signs serve as a rescue assistance tool—meaning that if they are damaged and/or vandalized, those in an emergency situation may go without an additional safety precaution.

Each sign is numbered, and anyone needing help on the river (where the signs are posted) can reference the last numerical sign they saw if they need to call 9-1-1 for help. That number will give first responders a better idea of where they are stranded on the river and help to reduce the time for first responders to locate the source of the distress call.

The County urges visitors and residents to respect the signage, as they may be important to someone needing emergency aid. The signs also represent the County’s commitment to keeping our backyard clean and making sure that visitors leave our wilderness just as they found it.

If you see someone damaging or vandalizing a sign, or to report a damaged or vandalized sign, please call 780-723-4800 or 1-800-665-6030.

27 October 2017

FREE Horticultural Webinars

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FREE Horticultural Webinars

Here's a horticulturalist's dream! A slew of informative and FREE Webinars! Check out this link for a full listing of the webinars and registration info.

OR click the links below to register: 

Oct 30, 2017 – Dr. Bridget Behe (Michigan State U), Eye-tracking Technology & Garden Centre Marketing

Nov 20, 2017 – Ron Valentin (Bioline AgroSciences), Using Biocontrols in Field Scale Fruit & Vegetable Crops

Dec 18, 2017 – Dr. Kate Congreves (U of Saskatchewan), Soil Fertility & Soil Health

Jan 15, 2018 – Eric Doef (Doef’s Greenhouses), Challenges and Successes of Larger-scale Greenhouses in Alberta

Jan 29, 2018 – Dawn Boileau (Sunrise Organic Gardens), Season Extension = Sustainable Farm

Feb 12, 2018 – Chris Blanchard (Purple Pitchfork / “Farmer to Farmer” podcast), Nuts and Bolts of Running a Market Garden

Mar 12, 2018 – Graeme Murphy (bioLogical Control Solutions), Crunching the Numbers on Biocontrols in Bedding Plant Production

Webinars will be held on the respective Monday at 1:30pm, running approximately 1 hour. All webinars will be recorded for later (or repeated) viewing.

12 December 2017

2018 Interim Budget

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2018 Interim Budget

Council for Yellowhead County adopted the 2018 Interim Budget, as presented in the total amount of $147,738,380. The 2018 Interim Budget will remain in effect until replaced by the 2018 Final Budget once assessments are completed. This interim budget includes a 1.71% tax rate increase that is specific to the interim budget only. The final tax rate cannot be determined until the 2018 Final Budget is brought forward in the spring.

Yellowhead County's 2018 Interim Budget has been passed by Council and the summary is available here. It includes the operational budget, as well as a summary breakdown of 2018 capital projects for the County.

 

The County's final budget will be presented in the spring once School Board and Senior's requisition amounts, and assessment amounts are received.

21 December 2017

Cadomin Communications Tower Brings Cell Coverage

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Cadomin Communications Tower Brings Cell Coverage

In partnership with Telus, the new communications tower will provide Cadomin’s residents with cellphone coverage in the Hamlet and surrounding area.

28 March 2017

YCFD TRAINING LESSON PLAN WILDLAND REVIEW

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YCFD TRAINING LESSON PLAN WILDLAND REVIEW

YCFD is doing some joint training with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry wildfire training. This training is part of the mutual aid agreement between Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Yellowhead County.

04 April 2017

Burning Un-Harvested Crops: what to consider

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Burning Un-Harvested Crops: what to consider

Crop removal not possible? Burning may be your last resort to remove crop residues prior to seeding. Important tips and information related to crop burning. Burning permits, from YCFD or AB Forestry, are required.

11 May 2017

Changes to Provincial Funding Affect County Preschools

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Changes to Provincial Funding Affect County Preschools

Changes to Provincial Funding Rules Result in Preschool Funding Gap, And New County Parent-Link Position to be Hired Through Yellowhead County FCSS.

21 August 2014

Firefighters and ISU Specialists - Join Today!

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Firefighters and ISU Specialists - Join Today!

Yellowhead County Fire Department proudly protects 10,465 people. Our department is a public department whose members are paid volunteers. Submit your application to your nearest local fire station. Application forms and more information here...

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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