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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.

17 October 2017

Election Results

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Election Results

Election Results

After the closure of all Yellowhead County voting stations at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, all votes were tallied. The following are 2017 Municipal Election results are available here. 

05 October 2017

Register Today! Essentials of Selling Local Food Workshop

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Register Today! Essentials of Selling Local Food Workshop

This one-day workshop at the Wildwood Community Hall is for people interested in learning more about selling food directly to consumers and potentially transitioning into retail sales. Tuesday, October 24 from 8AM - 4PM. Registration by October 17, 2017.

02 June 2017

New YC Pump Track Video!

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New YC Pump Track Video!

 

Check out this great video of the new Yellowhead County pump tracks in Niton Junction, Wildwood, and Evansburg!

 

10 August 2017

APPLY: Country Historical Schools Commemorative Sign

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APPLY: Country Historical Schools Commemorative Sign

Yellowhead County and Grande Yellowhead Public School Division are providing signage to preserve the memory of the locations of former and still standing historical one-room County schoolhouses. County residents are encouraged to honour these sites by applying for a country school commemorative sign.

Over two dozen successful applications have been received and include stories, historical dates, and anecdotes about the schools. Many of the schools were built over 100 years ago and are no longer standing, though they once played a crucial role in educating the many residents that contributed to the development and growth of our region.

Applications for 2017 are available and can be picked up from Yellowhead County. Please contact the County office at 1-800-665-6030 for more information.

22 August 2017

Weyerhaeuser Donates 100 Trees to Yellowhead County

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Weyerhaeuser Donates 100 Trees to Yellowhead County

Wildwood recently got a little greener. Forestry giant Weyerhaeuser donated 100 of its nursery’s Lodgepole Pine trees to Yellowhead County, and the trees are happily taking root in Wildwood.

The County’s parks crew planted the trees over a couple of days in early August in Gunner Rehn Park. The trees are a welcome addition to the landscaping and privacy screening initiatives in the area—especially around Wildwood’s new pump track.

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.

08 September 2017

Fall 2017 Parks & Recreation Activity Guide

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Fall 2017 Parks & Recreation Activity Guide

 

 

Looking for fun and useful stuff to do this fall in Yellowhead County? Check out the Fall 2017 Yellowhead County Parks & Recreation Activity Guide! From art and exercise classes, to sushi and firearms safety. View the full guide here and register today!

 

 

13 September 2017

Rosevear Bridge Construction Update Fall 2017

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Rosevear Bridge Construction Update Fall 2017

The contractor for the Rosevear Bridge has shut down work on the project for the year with plans to start up again in spring 2018. The seasonal shut-down is due to concerns with the contractor not being able to complete the Highway 748 road tie-in before winter.

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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