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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Assessment & Taxation Notices Mailed for 2021

Assessment Notices for property held in the Special Areas were mailed May 17, 2021 in accordance with Sections 308 and 311 of the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M-26, R.S.A. 2000. Any person who wishes to object to the assessment for any property must by July 23, 2021 register a complaint on

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2021 Spring Ratepayer Newsletter Now Available

The 2021 Spring edition of the Special Areas Ratepayer Newsletter is now available online and at your local District Office. In this edition, you will find important information on: 2021 Update from the Chair of the Special Areas Board 2021 Ratepayer Meeting Digital Content and Survey 2020 Financial Review &

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2021 Ditch (Hay) Cutting Program Begins June 14

ATTENTION Special Areas roadside grass control (cutting ditches) will begin on June 14. Alberta Transportation is responsible for roadside grass control on primary and secondary highways. If you wish to harvest the roadside vegetation for hay, please contact your local District Office as soon as possible. This will allow our

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Prussian Carp Research Project Begins 2021 Work

Local volunteers, along with staff from Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), braved the chilly conditions last month to net Blood Indian Reservoir. This work, supervised by Craig Copeland (Fish Manager with AEP), is a continuation of AEP's work investigating the Prussian Carp invasive species impacts and management options at Blood

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Spring 2021 Ag Talk Newsletter Available Now

The spring 2021 edition of the Ag Talk newsletter is now available. This edition includes information on: Soil conservation and snow accumulation Haying ditches 2021 - processes and permits Organic farming: Not all about tillage Strychnine - 2021 season Natural gopher controls Field windbreak removals: impacts and consequences Berry Creek

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Office Closure for Easter Holiday

Special Areas Offices will be closed for the Easter holidays on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5. Offices will reopen to the public on Tuesday, April 6 with normal business hours. Be advised face coverings are required when visiting our offices in compliance with current public health restrictions. To

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2021 Municipal Election – Nomination Period Open

Are you interested in representing your community on the Special Areas Advisory Council? Municipal elections are taking place throughout the Province on October 18. To learn more about municipal elections in the Special Areas, visit our Municipal Elections main page. Nominations will be accepted until September 20, 2021 at 12:00

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Spring Fire Prevention Message

Early spring conditions, including low relative humidity levels combined with below average precipitation levels has meant an increase risk of grassfires in the region. A fire advisory was put in place on March 10 which advises all residents to take extreme caution and only complete necessary burning. Controlled burn notifications

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