Fire Prevention Week – October 6-12, 2019

Fire Prevention Week is here! Click here to read to the Fire Chief's 2019 Fire Prevention Week Message Fire prevention week, observed to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, gives individuals, families and communities a chance to learn more about staying safe in case of fire. Here in the

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Equipment available for purchase

Special Areas has some items for bid on Alberta Online Auction. There will be a single viewing date held on Thursday, October 10th at the Youngstown Service Center. For more information on individual surplus sale items, click the link below. http://surplus.gov.ab.ca/OnlineAuctions.aspx

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Special Areas Photo Contest

The Special Areas 2019 Fall Photo Contest is now open! From now until November 15, send in your best photos showing the people, places and things that make Special Areas special to you. The top photo from each category will win their choice of prize: Special Areas branded gear, a

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fire advisory

Fire Advisory Lifted – Effective September 30, 2019

Effective September 30, 2019 the Fire Advisory in the Special Areas is lifted. Controlled Burn Notifications are required for any type of burning, except campfires and incinerator fires. Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and random camping areas. To complete a Controlled Burn Notice, please contact your local District Office

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Minister of Justice Tour

You are invited to a Rural Crime Round Table at the Badlands Community Facility in Drumheller on Friday, September 20th, 2019 from 2-4pm. Mr. Horner, MLA for Drumheller-Stettler along with Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General will be in attendance.  

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Public Notice – September 10, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE - SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 SPECIAL AREAS BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT ACT NOTICE OF DECISION AMENDMENT TO EXISTING WATERWORKS SYSTEM  In accordance with Section 69 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Hamlet of Jenner Water Treatment Plant approval has been amended to reduce the frequency of

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Joint force operation announced for local area highways

Oyen and Hanna RCMP detachments are launching a joint force operation with the Special Areas Board, with the temporary operation planned to be active until October 3rd. The combined operation will allow enforcement officers to coordinate their traffic enforcement efforts, with a focus on high-volume, heavily trafficked roads. This operation

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Parks Season coming to an end

Fall may be in the air, but camping season is not over yet! The campground at Prairie Oasis Park will remain open for day-use and camping until October 15, and all sites are first-come, first-serve. Power will be available at all sites, with water depending on weather. The shower building

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Special Areas included in federal list of prescribed drought regions

Special Areas 2, 3 and 4 have been included in the federal government’s initial list of designated regions for the Livestock Tax Deferral provision. The Government of Canada released their initial list of prescribed regions impacted by drought or flooding on July 23rd. Extreme weather conditions – specifically low moisture

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Nolan Ball Recognized

Nolan Ball recognized as 2019’s Outstanding Young Registered Technologist in Agrology by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. “Practicality, diplomacy, he asks people to come up with solutions that might be outside the box. Exceptional people are passionate about what they do, and they do it with what looks to be

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