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16 February 2018

Kids in the Hall After School Program

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Kids in the Hall After School Program

Yellowhead County Family and Community Support Services is now accepting registrations for Kids in the Hall afterschool program.

The after school program provides a fun and safe space to engage children in individual and group activities. The program is fIexible to accommodate children’s varied interests.

The program is offered to children ages 6-12 in Fulham and Niton as outlined below.

  • Fulham School from 3:15-5:30 pm on February 26, March 5, 12, 19, April 9 and 16.
  • Niton Central School from 3:15-5:30 pm on April 23, 30, May 7, 14 and 28.

This is a no cost afterschool program. Snacks will be provided each session.

Pre-registration through Yellowhead County is required. For more information or to register call 1-780-325-3782 OR 1-800-814-3935

16 February 2018

Have your Taxes Done for Free!

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Have your Taxes Done for Free!

To be elibible for the Volunteer Income Tax Program, you must be a resident of Yellowhead or Parkland County and your Tax Returns must be simple (no business or farm income, no capital gains, no depreciation and not a death return). As well, you must be considered Low Income:

  • Single Income is $30,000 or less
  • Couples Income is $40,000 or less
  • Single Adult with Dependant Income is $35,000 or less

Reminder: A current tax return is required for federal benefits to continue without disruption, ex: child tax credit, government pensions.

If you qualify, get your taxes done free at these locations: Yellowhead County – FCSS Wildwood Office, Entwistle Library, FCSS at the Edson Friendship Centre, or the Town of Hinton FCSS

For more information, please call 780-325-3782 or 1-800-814-3935.

26 February 2018

On-Farm Solar and Farm Energy, Agri-Processing Funding

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On-Farm Solar and Farm Energy, Agri-Processing Funding

Information about the On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program: 

The program provides funding towards solar photovoltaics on Alberta farms. This enables producers to conserve non-renewable fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions, ultimately reducing the environmental footprint of Alberta's agriculture industry. For application details, including eligibility, please click here.

Any resident of Alberta with a Distribution Rate Class of Farm, Irrigation, Grain Drying, or equivalent can apply for funding for this program. 

Information about the Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program: 

The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program shares costs with the agriculture and agri-processing sector on energy efficiency investments. The Program is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The Program offers financial support, subject to financial constraint, to applicants who incorporate high efficiency equipment that is identified in the applicable Funding List in their construction and/or retrofitting projects. For detail, please click here.

14 March 2018

Council Highlights March 13, 2018

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Council Highlights March 13, 2018

 

Bylaw 06.18 Public Hearing / Aces Theatre Presentation / County Paid RCMP Position Transition / Gravel Tender / New Landfill Bylaw Passed 

 

16 March 2018

Road Ban – Carrot Creek Tower Road (Gravel Portion)

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Road Ban – Carrot Creek Tower Road (Gravel Portion)

The Carrot Creek Tower Road has a 75% road ban from the intersection of RR 133 and TWP Road 530 west to RR 134 and south to the north boundary of SE 33-51-13 W5M (gravel section).  This ban is effective 8:00 March 16, 2018. View full Ban Order here.

27 March 2018

Planting for Pollinators Workshop

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Planting for Pollinators Workshop

Join Yellowhead County Agricultural Services and Patty Milligan of Lola Canola Honey for an afternoon of learning how to plant for our native pollinators.

Patty will discuss what species of flowers are best to plant in order to make your yard inviting to native bees and butterflies. Agricultural Services staff will also touch on the problems associated with buying “wildflower” seed mixes, and how to avoid planting invasive species.

Those who attend will have their name put into a draw to win a Mason bee house!

April 15, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Peers Multiplex. Cost: $5.00 Registration deadline: April 11Call 1-800-814-3935 to register!

27 March 2018

Septic Sense Workshop

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Septic Sense Workshop

Did you know the average person puts 340 litres of sewage through a private sewage system (septic system) every day? For a family of four living in a two-bedroom house, that amounts to 1,360 litres per day and just under half a million litres per year! Improperly managed septic systems have the potential to have a significant negative effect on the Alberta landscape.

Rural property owners are responsible for ensuring their systems operate properly and safely. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you will benefit from attending this workshop. Presenters will teach you how to understand, assess and properly manage your septic system, enabling you to protect your investment in your property and the valuable natural assets associated with your land.

During the workshop we will cover: 

  • What a septic system is and how it works
  • Regulations
  • Design and installation
  • Appropriate use of your septic system
  • Maintaining your septic system
  • Troubleshooting 

Learn what you can do to properly manage and maintain your septic system. Attend the Septic Sense workshop on April 18th at the Peers Multiplex, hosted and presented by Yellowhead County with technical expertise provided by the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA) and program coordination by Land Stewardship Centre (LSC).

Sign up for our Septic Sense workshop today! Workshop will be held at 6 PM on April 18. Please pre-register for the workshop by April 10th by calling the Yellowhead County Wildwood Office at: 1-800-814-3935 or (780) 325-3782.

27 March 2018

Living with Wildlife Workshop

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Living with Wildlife Workshop

The living with wildlife workshop is for acreage owners, agricultural operators, hobby farmers, honey producers, hunters, fishers, campers, hikers and other recreationalists.

Learn how to prevent human-wildlife conflict. Topics include: Understanding bears, cougars and other wildlife; techniques and tools to reduce risks; what to do in an encounter; bear-proof bins, electric fences, and other deterrents, and so much more! And be ready for a hands-on bear spray demo!

This event will be held at the Peers Multiplex (5114 51 St, Yellowhead County) on April 22, from 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Doors will open at noon. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Fish and Wildlife Officers and Wildlife Biologists will also be on hand to answer your questions and share stories.

28 March 2018

Council Highlights March 27, 2018

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Council Highlights March 27, 2018

Opportunities for Primary Care Network \ Rural Municipalities of Alberta \ Robb Force Main Replacement \ Culvert Replacement \ YCFD Junior Firefighters \ Student Experience Firefighter Program \ Municipal Reserve Designation \ ASB Chair Re-appointed

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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