Oct 3 – 9 is Fire Prevention Week

2021 Fall Fire Prevention Week Message To All Special Areas Firefighters, Fire Prevention Week has historically been used to help spotlight fire prevention topics with the public, as well as recognize the efforts of the dedicated individuals who serve our communities as volunteer firefighters.  For Fire Prevention Week this year,

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Regional Irrigation Open Houses – October 6

MD Acadia & Special Areas Hosting Regional Irrigation Open Houses Community open houses in Pollockville and Acadia Valley will be held on October 6 to give updates on irrigation feasibility work for the region. MD of Acadia and Special Areas are hosting these drop-in sessions so local producers can get

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Voting By Mail – October 2021 Provincial Senate Election & Referenda Questions

Special Areas residents will be able to vote in the Provincial Senate Election & Referenda questions by MAIL IN BALLOT ONLY. Residents who would like to vote in these provincial matters have to request mail-in ballots (special ballots) by October 8, 2021 by 4:00 PM. To request your mail-in ballot

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An end of an era for Prairie Oasis

This September saw the end of an era at Prairie Oasis Park with the retirement of Roy & Delores Dussome. The Dussomes have been a part of the Prairie Oasis experience since 1996. That year they took over providing campground attendant services at the park. Campground attendants are critical to

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Collection of Unwanted Pesticides & Old Livestock/Equine Medications

Get rid of your unwanted pesticides and livestock/equine medication in October! Cleanfarms is collecting them at no charge. Learn more at https://cleanfarms.ca/materials/unwanted-pesticides-animal-meds/

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Household Hazardous Waste Roundup Coming Soon!

Big Country Waste Management is rounding up Household Hazardous Waste! Bring your old electronics, paint and HHW items to: Consort - Fri, Sept 17 from 4-7 pm Oyen - Sat, Sept 18 from 9 am to noon Hanna - Sat, Sept 18 from 2 to 6 pm Call (403) 779-3890

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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, August 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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