Holiday Office Closures

All Special Areas offices will be closed on December 24th to December 26th for Christmas Holidays and January 1st for New Years. Hanna Transfer Station & Youngstown Landfill will also be closed December 24th -26th and January 1st. From all of us at Special Areas we wish you all a

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Special Areas Advisory Council Wraps Up 2018 Meetings

The Special Areas Advisory Council finished up their quarterly meeting this past week, with the thirteen-member Advisory Council spending three days together in Hanna discussing emerging issues, providing direction to administration, and reviewing organizational performance. Although the locally elected Advisory Council meets quarterly, the December meeting is particularly busy as

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SDAB Hearing Decision

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board held a public hearing on October 23, 2018 in Oyen, AB to hear appeals filed on the development permit issued to EDP Renewables on the Sharp Hills Wind Project. The SDAB has made a decision on these appeals, with the written decision issued on

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Reach out. Speak out. Everyone has the right to be safe.

November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. Family Violence Prevention Month started in 1986 as a local initiative in the Town of Hinton with the launch of the fire family violence education and prevention campaign. This campaign draws attention to the issue of family violence, and encourages everyone to

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Public Notice – Hamlet of Jenner

HAMLET OF JENNER WATER TREATMENT PLANT ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT ACT NOTICE OF APPLICATION TEN-YEAR RENEWAL OF EXISTING WATER TREATMENT PLANT APPROVAL In accordance with Section 70 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Hamlet of Jenner has applied to Alberta Environment and Parks for a ten-year renewal of

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Chemical Roundup

It’s almost time! CleanFarms Alberta is collecting your unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides and livestock medications. You can drop off your materials from 10 am to 4 pm at Fox Lake Agro located at 305 South Municipal Road in Hanna on October 22 and at Richardson Pioneer located 1 mile

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Hunting Season 2018

This hunting season, be sure to Use Respect and Ask First when hunting throughout the Special Areas. This means you need to contact landowners or leaseholders to get permission before you enter any property – privately owned or leased public lands. Stay aware of any fire bans or restrictions in

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Advisory Council Meeting – September 27, 2018

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – October 1, 2018 Special Areas Advisory Council meets in Oyen to review year-to-date performance and tour new developments at the Oyen Rail Yard & Logistics Park. The Special Areas Advisory Council took time away from the busy harvest season last week to touch base

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One Year Later – Bindloss/Suffield Grassfire

Today marks a difficult anniversary for many in our community: one year since the Bindloss/Suffield grassfire. Although it may have happened a year ago, the impacts of this grassfire continue to be felt throughout the region and in our community. Full recovery from this event will take years, or even

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Special Areas Advisory Council meets with Hanna Town Council

PRESS RELEASE June 22, 2018 Special Areas Advisory Council meets with Hanna Town Council, economic development projects and coal transition work highlighted. The Special Areas Advisory Council gathered this week before the busy summer season to discuss ongoing advocacy efforts with the provincial government, local economic development projects, and the

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