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20 November 2019

Learn to Protect your Rural Property

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Learn to Protect your Rural Property

Do you live in a secluded, rural area? You may not be immune to potential break-ins, property damage and theft, but you can take steps to help reduce the chances of being a victim of rural crime.

If you live on an acreage, farm, or any out-of-the-way rural area, there are steps you can take to protect your home, possessions, and property. Join presenters Cor De Wit from Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association and Evansburg RCMP Staff Sergeant Brian Topham for a 2-hour information session and presentation on crime reduction tips and safety strategies for your property.

At the session, you’ll learn tips based on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts and other measures to help prevent theft of your property. The CPTED concept uses the idea of good property maintenance and techniques to act as a deterrent to rural crime. It also increases the perceived likelihood of detection and apprehension of potential thieves coming on to your property. These safeguards and other practical solutions will help you assess potential security risks and take action to prevent theft and other crime on your property.

In addition to physical deterrents that will help keep you and property safe from criminal actions, you’ll also learn concepts to reduce potential criminal activity when posting on social media that could assist a criminal in targeting your property.

The session is being presented by Yellowhead County in partnership with the Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association and the RCMP and takes place on November 28, 2019, at 7:00 PM at the Evansburg Legion Hall. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions about how to best safeguard your property.

02 October 2019

Election for County Mayor on Dec 16

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Election for County Mayor on Dec 16

More info on our election page at 

www.yellowheadcounty.ab.ca/council/elections

 

 

21 November 2019

YCFD Reminder: Slowing Down Saves Lives

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YCFD Reminder: Slowing Down Saves Lives

This November, Yellowhead County Fire Department (YCFD) members were reminded that one can never be too careful when responding to an emergency. And they hope that their lesson can be shared with drivers everywhere.

On Sunday, November 17, YCFD crews responded to an early-morning collision on Highway 16. What was expected to be a singular accident turned out to be a multi-vehicle collision. This icy stretch of highway suddenly became fertile ground for a pile-up—which even lead some vehicles to catch ablaze.

YCFD crews arrived and assumed the standard procedure; the fire vehicle was pulled over behind the crash with lights flashing.

The crew disembarked and got to work on assisting with the emergency. It wouldn’t be long before their own vehicle would be struck from behind by a passing vehicle.

Luckily, the crew was far enough away from the vehicle and were unharmed. But the incident has left those members—and the whole of YCFD—shaken.

“An incident like this can happen in a split-second, that’s why it’s important for drivers to consider how they are driving, and if it’s appropriate to the conditions,” commented YCFD Chief Albert Bahri, “Ultimately we want to stress to all drivers: Drive to arrive.”

This winter season, please do your part and drive to conditions. Slowing down to 60 km/h when passing emergency vehicles isn’t just the law—it’s about protecting the neighbours, friends, and members of the community who are out there working to keep Yellowhead County safe.

13 December 2016

211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

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211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

HEY211. Hinton, Edson, and Yellowhead County 211. One phone number to access community service program and service information.

21 November 2019

Excessive Moisture Conditions in Crops

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Excessive Moisture Conditions in Crops

Many crops around Yellowhead County have not yet been harvested due to excessive moisture and snow conditions.

For this reason, producers are asking recreational users and hunters to be aware that driving over unharvested crops will hamper harvesting efforts and cause undue grief. Driving over sensitive crops like canola will cause shelling losses and driving on cereals will make it difficult to combine harvest.

Agricultural Services is also reminding producers that with wet field conditions, stored grain should be monitored more frequently. We also ask that producers get a nutritional test done in grain and or forage crops damaged by the wet weather. Feed can vary greatly in nutritional value. If there are signs of mold, bacteria, or fungus growth, further tests are likely needed.

Information on Feed & Grain Testing labs can be found on the Alberta Agriculture website at www.agric.gov.ab.ca.

For more information contact Agricultural Services at Yellowhead County’s Wildwood Office at 1-800-814-3935 or 780-325-3782, or contact the West Central Forage Association at 780-727-4447.

12 November 2019

Robb Area Structure Plan What We Heard Report

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Robb Area Structure Plan What We Heard Report

As part of the IMAGINE Robb project, Yellowhead County hosted a well-attended Community BBQ in Robb on October 29th, 2019.

09 December 2019

Yellowhead County Disconnect Box Initiative Goes Live

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Yellowhead County Disconnect Box Initiative Goes Live

Yellowhead County’s FCSS is encouraging families to pull away from their devices with their new Disconnect Box initiative.

30 July 2018

Council Highlights December 11, 2018

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Council Highlights December 11, 2018

 

Edson and District Curling Club Presentation \ Trails Master Plan \ Landfill Authority 2019 Interim Capital and Operating Budgets \ First Reading of Public Notification Bylaw \ 2019 Interim Budget Adoption \ Composite and Local Assessment Review Boards Appointments

 

07 September 2018

Council Highlights August 28, 2018

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Council Highlights August 28, 2018

Coal Valley Mine Presentation / County Administration Building Construction / Township Road 562/562A Alignment Study / Yellowhead Regional Response to Elder Abuse Funding / Proposed Secure Landfill Redistrict / 2018 Property Tax Recovery Auction

 

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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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