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Road Bans Removed

NOTICE Effective Friday, June 12th, 2015, at 8:00 A.M. all loading restrictions are removed, with the exception of: a specific oiled road in Special Areas 2 restricting bus, truck and trailer traffic to Ninety percent (90%) of authorized load limits except as allowed under the act or regulation on the following roads: Local Paved Surfaced […]

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Get Rid of Your Obsolete Pesticide & Livestock/Equine Medication

Don’t miss your chance to drop of unwanted pesticide & livestock medications at several locations in the Special Areas! CleanFarms will be running an Obsolete Pesticide & Livestock/Equine Medication Collection Program throughout the southern half of Alberta. Special Areas has some local Ag. store locations participating: Monday, October 26, 2015 – Richardson Pioneer –     Oyen, […]

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Seaside Arrow Grass a Concern for Cattle Ranchers

Dry rangeland conditions that are occurring throughout much of Special Areas may pose a problem for cattle poisoning from plants such as Sea-side arrowgrass. Ranchers will need to be on the lookout for this erect, grass-like perennial herb that is commonly found alongside riparian and wetland areas. Cattle will be drawn to these areas because […]

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Ground Broken for Board Office Extension in Hanna AB

“We are excited to get started on this project” noted Jordon Christianson, Acting Chairman for the Special Areas Board. Construction began on Monday, July 27th on the planned extension to the existing Board Offices in Hanna, Alberta. Approved in the 2015 budget, this work is expected to be completed by summer of 2016, with staff […]

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Long Term Service Award

Special Areas Community Peace Officer, Terry McMahon was presented the prestigious Long Service Award last Tuesday! After 45 years of being in Law Enforcement, Terry has a long list of impressive achievements and dedication to his community. For more of Terry’s story… Long Term Service Award Bio

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Last Year for Grass Seed Drill Rentals

The Special Areas grass seed drill rental program will be discontinued after the 2015 season. Please make seeding and regrassing arrangements accordingly through available local services. If you have any questions please contact your local Agricultural Fieldman at your nearest district office.

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Acting Chairman

As Jay Slemp has retired as Chairman of the Special Areas Board, Jordon Christianson (Director of Property Administration) has been appointed Acting Chairman of the Special Areas Board by the Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs. This appointment will be for the interim until a new Chairman is selected and appointed by Cabinet. The open competition […]

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