Offices closed for Heritage Day

Special Areas offices will be closed in recognition of Heritage Day on Monday, August 2. Offices will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, July 3.

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Special Areas Declares Agricultural Disaster

On July 23, 2021, the Special Areas Board declared a state of agricultural disaster. Prolonged drought conditions continue to create significant challenges for producers in the region. It is the first time the Special Areas has declared an agricultural disaster in over 20 years. “Dry conditions are not new to

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Regional Irrigation Feasibility Work Ramping Up

The investigation into developing irrigation in the region is moving forward this summer into more detailed technical work. This work, which is being completed through a partnership including the Special Areas Board, M.D. of Acadia, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry, and the Canada Infrastructure Bank, is expected to help clarify what

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Reclamation in the Special Areas – FAQs

Reclamation can be a complex process taking many years - sometimes even decades. The Special Areas Board (SAB) is responsible for managing the surface activities of industrial dispositions located on public lands located in the Special Areas. SAB Agrologists work with agricultural leaseholders in the Special Areas to provide support

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2021 Summer Ag Talk Newsletter Now Available!

The summer 2021 edition of the Ag Talk newsletter is now available. This edition includes information on: What could you be introducing to your farm? Scouting canola for clubroot Strychnine for pest control Will grasshoppers be a threat? Mulching trees & shrubs Common mullein Bales, boars, & invasive business as

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SAB Summer Photo Contest Launches

Do you love summertime in the Special Areas? Looking forward to (finally!) getting together with friends and families? We want to see your best summer selfie out in the Special Areas! From an epic group photo with all your loved ones to a peaceful early morning selfie out on the

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Offices closed for Canada Day

Special Areas offices will be closed in recognition of Canada Day on Thursday, July 1. Offices will reopen with normal hours on Friday, July 2.

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Notice of Public Hearing – Land Use Order Amendment

A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021 BEGINNING AT 10:30 AM. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. The Minister of Municipal Affairs proposes a land use order amendment as follows. To consider an application to amend Land Use Order M.O. # MSL:007/15, Part VIII “Land

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Ratepayer Meetings Move Online for 2021

The purpose of annual ratepayer meetings is to give residents throughout the Special Areas the chance to share feedback with Administration and Advisory Council, and to get updates on Special Areas projects and planned work. With in-person ratepayer meetings not able to be delivered this June, Special Areas is moving

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Camping Gift Certificates Now Available For Purchase

Are you looking for a gift for Father’s Day? Want to share your favorite local camping spot with family & friends this summer? New this year, you can purchase gift certificates for any Special Areas Campground. These certificates can be redeemed for camping fees at serviced sites ($35/night) at Prairie

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