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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

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

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 

 

29 March 2018

Yellowhead County Celebrates 50 Years of 9-1-1!

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Yellowhead County Celebrates 50 Years of 9-1-1!

Did you know that this past February marks the 50th anniversary of 9-1-1 dispatching worldwide? Yellowhead Regional Emergency Communication Center (YRECC), is proud to be taking part in the prolific history of the “Thin Gold Line”—an apt moniker for the men and women who literally answer our community’s call for help daily.


Here’s a brief history of the evolution of emergency dispatching in North America:

  • In 1957, the United States’ National Association of Fire Chiefs recommended that a single three-digit standard be used to report fires.
  • In March of 1964, 28-year-old New Yorker Kitty Genovese was murdered before 38 witnesses. None reported the incident to emergency responders, though her tragic death spurred an interest in a simple and immediate emergency line: the 9-1-1 call system.
  • In the late ‘60s, the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission, and AT&T would recommend the implementation of 9-1-1 nationwide.
  • In 1973, the U.S. officially began promoting 9-1-1 as the nation-wide, standardized emergency number.
  • In 1972, Canada adopted 9-1-1 as the official emergency number, though its first use would come in 1974, in London, Ontario.

Today, it’s estimated that 98% of Canadians have access to this vital protective service. Undoubtedly, you or someone you know may have been affected by the dedication and professionalism of our YRECC dispatchers. If you’d like to extend a warm message to show appreciation for our dispatchers, or would like to share your story (which will remain anonymous) please do so—email your thoughts to communications@yellowheadcounty.ab.ca.

And with the upcoming Telecommunicator Week, which is a time to celebrate our ever-vigilant dispatchers, Yellowhead County’s Facebook page will be a platform for your kind wishes and the stories of our dispatcher’s most touching and crucial public service moments.

Stay tuned for more announcements leading up to Telecommunicator Week (April 8–14)!

15 June 2018

New Bike Park in Brule

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New Bike Park in Brule

Just in time for the end of the school year and with everyone anxious to get outside for some fun summer activities, Yellowhead County has opened their new bike park in Brule!

03 October 2018

Seniors Benefits Workshop - How to Access Seniors Benefits

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Seniors Benefits Workshop - How to Access Seniors Benefits

Learn about changes to the income level thresholds and the financial benefits that are available for seniors and how to access them. Register by calling: 1-800-814-3935 or 780-325-3782!

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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