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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.

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.

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.

24 January 2018

Council Highlights January 23, 2018

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Council Highlights January 23, 2018

Public Participation Policy / Dust Control Fees Change / Edson Rec-Plex Sale / New Landfill Zoning / Bylaw 17.17 Passed / Assessment Review Board Appointments

25 January 2018

Wildwood Bulk Water

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Wildwood Bulk Water

New truckfill station at Wildwood!

It is now officially operational for existing and new bulk water account holders. Get your Bulk Water Credit Application online here!

 

26 January 2018

COMPASS for the Caregiver Sessions Starting Soon

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COMPASS for the Caregiver Sessions Starting Soon

Yellowhead County Family and Community Support Services will be hosting COMPASS for the Caregiver, a course specifically created for caregivers of parents, spouses, an elderly friend, family member, or children.

According to Caregivers Alberta: "Caregiving can be a stressful, isolating, and overwhelming experience. It can have a negative impact on the caregiver’s physical and mental health. COMPASS helps caregivers balance their own well-being with the challenges of caregiving."

During the sessions, the facilitator will be going through a Compass for Caregiver book that is provided by the Alberta Caregivers Association. This multi-stage course will help caregivers with learning resilience and give them strategies to cope with the stress of caregiving during their journey. A complete list of the module topics is available here.

Caregivers will have a chance to come together to learn something new and through their experiences help each other as they go through the Compass for the Caregiver sessions together. Everyone will sign a Confidentiality Agreement so that whatever is shared stays in those sessions.

The Compass for Caregiver Sessions start on Wednesday, February 7, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Sessions will run for 8 weeks to March 28. The final get together will be held at the Yellowhead County Wildwood Office on April 11.

If you would like to attend, please call the Yellowhead County Wildwood Office at 780-325-3782 or 1-800-814-3935 to register. Please register one week prior to the start date. There is a cost of $20.00 for the Compass for Caregiver book. Light refreshments will be available.

31 January 2018

Tervita Carrot Creek Site Tour

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Tervita Carrot Creek Site Tour

Tervita Corporation applied for the creation of a new cell for the purpose of repairing the damage of an already existing cell. Yellowhead County is coordinating on-site tours with Tervita to provide an overview of the site.

01 February 2018

We are our Stories.

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We are our Stories.

Yellowhead County Heritage is asking you to share your story about life in our community. We’ll be talking with current and former locals from every corner of the county and we’ll gather stories, pictures, and memories for your reading pleasure.

08 February 2018

Yellowhead County Seeking Rental Agent

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Yellowhead County Seeking Rental Agent

Yellowhead County Agricultural Services is seeking a Rental Agent for the administration of herbicide application equipment in Yellowhead County. 

The agent would be required to:  

 

  1. Provide for secure storage of the equipment
  2. Collect rental fees and damage deposits for equipment
  3. Inspect the equipment for cleanliness and damage before and after rental
  4. Maintain service schedules and records for each piece of equipment
  5. Orient landowners on the use of and identify hazards associated to each piece of equipment
  6. Maintain normal business hours 

The agent will retain a portion of all rental monies collected in the operation of the rental agency.

Information can be obtained by calling the Agricultural Services Department at 780-325-3782 or 1-800-814-3935. 

Proposal must be received at the Yellowhead County Wildwood Office by 4:30 pm on February 28, 2018. Mailing address: 2716 – 1st Avenue, Edson AB, T7E 1N9 Attn: Jennifer Benson or Email: jbenson@yellowheadcounty.ab.ca

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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