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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)!

03 April 2018

Community Events Calendar - April 2018

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Community Events Calendar - April 2018

To view the events calendar, please click here.

This calendar lists events brought to you by Yellowhead County's Agricultural Services, Parks and Recreation, and Family and Community Support Services. For more information, please contact us at 780-723-4800.

05 April 2018

Wheelz Scooter Camp in Edson & Niton

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Wheelz Scooter Camp in Edson & Niton

GET PUMPED! Two days of fun and learning with other riders at these two great spots.  on August 14 & 15 at the Edson Skate Park & Niton Pump Track Cost: $80 Ages: 8-13. Join Wheelz Scooter shop to learn great tips and skills in a safe atmosphere.

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!

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...

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.

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.

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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