Large Group Campsites Available For Reservation

Large group campsites at Prairie Oasis Park and Gooseberry Lake Park may be reserved for the 2020 season. These sites include the: - Camp Kitchen Site (Prairie Oasis Park) - Bullpound Loop Group Site (Prairie Oasis Park) - Group Site A (Gooseberry Lake Park) - Group Site B (Gooseberry Lake

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Special Areas Parks Lifting Restrictions – June 12, 2020

On June 12 Special Areas operated parks and campgrounds will be moving towards full operations. Service levels will vary over the next few weeks as we work hard to get spray parks, concessions, and stores up and running. Access to showers and laundry services may be limited, and with tenting

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Surplus Sale Items Up For Auction Beginning June 15, 2020

Special Areas has some items for bid on Alberta Online Auction. Items will be available for auction in five batches, with different online bidding dates and in-person viewing dates. Viewing will be by appointment only on set dates. To make an appointment, contact the Youngstown Service Center Office at 403-779-3733.

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Government Of Alberta Site Rehabilitation Program – Landowner & Leaseholder Nomination of Lands

The Government of Alberta has initiated the Site Rehabilitation Program in order to help clean up some of the oil and gas facilities across the province. The current phase of funding for this program is targeted to facilities where the licensee (the owner of the oil and gas facility such

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SAWSP Public Consultation Report Released

The report on the recent public consultation for the Special Areas Water Supply Project (SAWSP) is now available.  This report summarizes feedback provided during March’s consultation, including what people thought the next steps should be for the project. This feedback will be used by the Advisory Council and Board to

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Request for Tender – Hay Permit – 280 acres in Special Area No. 2

Hay Permit – Portion of Section 24-29-13-W4M The Special Areas Board is requesting bids for a Hay Permit covering the following location and area:                - Portion of Section 24-29-13-W4M                - 280 acres south of the new

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2020 Grass Cutting (Ditches) Program Beginning June 8

ATTENTION Special Areas roadside grass control (cutting ditches) will begin on June 8. If you wish to harvest the roadside vegetation for hay, please contact your local District Office as soon as possible. This will allow our road crew to plan their work accordingly. Roadside grass control crews will begin

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Offices closed for Victoria Day

Our offices will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 18. Offices will resume service via phone & email on Tuesday, May 19 but will remain closed to public access. Please be safe this long weekend by maintaining physical distancing recommendations, including staying 6 ft apart, washing your hands

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Annual Assessment & Taxation Notices Being Mailed in June

As a result of COVID-19, and it's impact on Special Areas operations, 2020 combined assessment & taxation notices will be mailed out June 15. This is one month later than they are usually sent out; however, the taxation payment deadline remains November 15. For 2020 combined notices, appeals can be

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Parks & Campgrounds Opening on Limited Basis – May 15, 2020

Special Areas parks and campgrounds will be opening on a limited basis on May 15. Initially, campgrounds at Blood Indian, Prairie Oasis, and Carolside will be restricted to self-contained units only – i.e. those with internal water supply, holding tanks and personal washroom facilities like RVs and trailers. Overnight camping

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