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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.

23 November 2017

New Antimicrobial Regulations for Livestock Producers

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New Antimicrobial Regulations for Livestock Producers

Curious about the changes to the livestock Antimicrobial/Antibiotic regulations coming in 2018? Join us at West Central Forage Association on December 15 to learn more about how these changes may affect you & your operation.

12 December 2017

2018 Interim Budget

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2018 Interim Budget

Council for Yellowhead County adopted the 2018 Interim Budget, as presented in the total amount of $147,738,380. The 2018 Interim Budget will remain in effect until replaced by the 2018 Final Budget once assessments are completed. This interim budget includes a 1.71% tax rate increase that is specific to the interim budget only. The final tax rate cannot be determined until the 2018 Final Budget is brought forward in the spring.

Yellowhead County's 2018 Interim Budget has been passed by Council and the summary is available here. It includes the operational budget, as well as a summary breakdown of 2018 capital projects for the County.

 

The County's final budget will be presented in the spring once School Board and Senior's requisition amounts, and assessment amounts are received.

03 November 2017

Be a Good Neighbour!

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Be a Good Neighbour!

Yellowhead County encourages you to “Be A Good Neighbour” this winter! 

Winter in Alberta can pose challenges for seniors and people with physical disabilities. Clearing snow from steps, sidewalks, and driveways can be frustrating or impossible. Keeping access areas clear and safe is important for emergency responders and people that assist housebound individuals.

Yellowhead County’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is encouraging residents to take part of the Be a Good Neighbour campaign as well as recognize the good samaritans who have offered their help as part of this initiative!

This program encourages community groups, friends, and neighbours to shovel the private walkways and driveways of seniors in need and others who are not physically capable of shoveling their own sidewalks. This program is intended to assist seniors and community members on fixed incomes with limited human resources available to them.

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Last winter, the county received 12 volunteer nominations that were entered into a draw. The winners were Keith and Lana Leakvold (pictured left) from Wildwood. They received a Pizza Dinner for two. As well, all of the Be a Good Neighbour volunteers previously nominated received a touque and a pair of gloves as a thank you for their kindness.

Any one person or group can step-up and take part, including junior and senior high school students, clubs, church and youth groups, etc. Volunteers who take part help spread goodwill within their communities and remind us that sometimes it’s important to ask for help—and even better to lend a generous hand.

Those who would like to recognize their neighbours are encouraged to fill out a Good Neighbour nomination form. The forms can be picked up from the Entwistle, Evansburg, Wildwood, and Niton Junction Libraries; the Yellowhead County Offices; and the grocery store in Peers. This year’s draw prize includes a backpack and two giftcards, and will be held on April 2, 2018.

08 November 2017

Winter Burning Tips - Wildfire Season Over

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How to safely and responsibly burn brush and debris.

Winter Burning Tips - Wildfire Season Over

Wildfire Season officially ended on October 31st. Permits for Burning are no longer required however landowners should use caution and good judgement when burning.

As Wildfire Season ends and fire permits are no longer required many landowners take this opportunity to burn brush and debris from land clearing and property cleanup. While this is an effective way of disposing of debris, it must be done safely and responsibly. 

Landowners are legally responsible for the safety of their burns whether a permit is required or not. It is important to consider smoke travel and how it may affect your neighbors comfort and safety. Remember smoke can cause a significant traffic hazard on nearby roads and highways.

20 November 2017

Yellowhead County Staff Support Anti-Bullying Initiative

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Yellowhead County Staff Support Anti-Bullying Initiative

Yellowhead County’s administrative staff showed anti-bullying solidarity this past week by wearing eye-catching pink t-shirts bearing the phrase: “It’s not cool to be cruel.”

Pink T-shirt Day is an initiative courtesy of the Community Engagement Action Team. The Community Engagement Action Team is a community-based society which collectively shares resources to promote a healthy, thriving, engaged community for the people of Edson and surrounding area.

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This latest initiative saw pink t-shirts distributed to Edson and Area elementary school children, encouraging them to say no to bullying and consider its impact on the mental health of their friends and classmates.

But local kids weren’t the only ones taking part—Yellowhead County staff and council, as well as three county libraries also wore their t-shirts proudly.

Community Engagement Action Team Vice-chair and Director of Community Services, Christopher Read, understands the value of this effort:  “The Edson and Area has really come together to support initiatives aimed at building healthy communities. This has been a vibrant visual affirmation of our community’s support for a good cause, and Yellowhead County is proud to participate in Bullying Awareness Week and Pink T-shirt Day.”

Anti Bully_Week_CEAT_7328CouncilPinkTshirtsYellowhead County encourages those looking for more information about the impact of bullying to visit the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s website at: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk.

01 December 2017

Council Highlights November 28, 2017

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Council Highlights November 28, 2017

 

Public Hearing Bylaw 14.17 / CFWY Presentation / YC Library Board Presentation / Weed Control Resolution / Road Plan Closure / Sun Gro Access Road / Lease Renewal / SDAB Appointments

12 December 2017

Council Highlights December 12, 2017

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Council Highlights December 12, 2017

 

2018 Interim Budget / Bylaw 14.17 Passed / Bylaw 17.17 First Reading

 

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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