Fire Controls in the Special Areas

Fire Controls in the Special Areas The Special Areas Board is responsible for fighting and controlling fires as identified in two acts: the Fire and Prairie Protection Act and the Municipal Government Act. Fire fighting in the Special Areas is made possible through fourteen volunteer fire departments located throughout the

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Fire Prevention Week – October 4, 2020

Since 1923, the Governor General has proclaimed the week of October 9th as Fire Prevention Week. This week gives us a chance to proactively reduce our risks and lessen the impact of wildfires in our communities. This year we are focusing on the FireSmart program, and some of the things

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Use Respect. Ask First.

Use Respect. Ask First. This hunting season, always contact landowners and leaseholders BEFORE entering private or public lands. Landowner and leaseholder information is available in the 2020 Special Areas Map Book, or through your local District Office. Special Area No. 2 - Hanna - (403) 854-5625 Special Area No. 3

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Fall 2020 Ag Talk Newsletter Out Now!

The fall edition of the Special Areas Board Ag newsletter is now available here. This edition dives into tips and information for producers, including: - Mental health supports & harvest time - Weed controls & noxious weed information - Trees & shrubs  - preparing for winter & fall planting -

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Special Areas Parks Fall 2020 Operations

With fall upon us, Special Areas Parks have moved into reduced operations. Many campgrounds remain available for camping until October 15; however, services may be impacted due to weather and staffing restrictions. Please be prepared to pay in cash as access to debit/credit machines is limited at this time. Fees

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Surplus Sale Items Up For Auction Beginning September 14, 2020

Special Areas has some items for bid on Alberta Online Auction. Items will be available for auction beginning September 14, with different online closing dates for some of the items. Viewing will be by appointment only on September 17 and 25. To make an appointment, contact the Youngstown Service Center

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Special Areas Offices Closed Labour Day – September 7

Our offices will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 7. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 8with regular office hours. Please stay safe this long weekend by maintaining physical distancing recommendations, including staying 6 ft apart, washing your hands regularly, and following public health recommendations.

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Special Areas Offices Closed for Heritage Day

Our offices will be closed for Heritage Day on Monday, August 3. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, August 4 with regular office hours. Please stay safe this long weekend by maintaining physical distancing recommendations, including staying 6 ft apart, washing your hands regularly, and following public health recommendations.

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Fire Advisory in Place – July 28, 2020

Effective July 28, 2020 the Special Areas Board has issued a Fire Advisory for Special Areas No. 2, 3 & 4. To complete a controlled burn, please contact your local district office during business hours to complete a controlled burn notification form. Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and random

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Special Area No. 2 Moves to AHS COVID-19 Watch Designation

UPDATE - July 29, 2020 Special Area No. 2 is no longer designated as having a watch status by the Province as the total active cases has dropped below the "watch" threshold of 10. This status may continue to change as case levels change over time. For current information on

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