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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2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate Available For Purchase

For the 2021 season, producers can purchase 2% liquid strychnine concentrate from their local District Office. This product is only available to agricultural producers located within the Special Areas. Producers are limited to 2 cases of 2% liquid strychnine concentrate at the discretion of the Ag. Fieldman. Producers are encouraged

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Road Bans in Effect – March 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM

NOTICE Effective Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. a road ban will be placed on all municipal oiled, base coursed, and paved roads in Special Areas 2, 3, and 4 restricting bus, truck, and trailer traffic to seventy-five percent (75%) of authorized load limits; and on all gravel roads

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Special Areas Campgrounds & the 2021 Season

For the 2021 season, Special Areas municipal campgrounds (Prairie Oasis Park, Blood Indian Park, and Carolside Campground) will all be operating on a first-come, first-serve basis. This applies to all sites, with the exception of the two (2) large group camp sites located in Prairie Oasis Park: the Camp Kitchen Group

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Notice of Public Hearing – Draft Municipal Development Plan

The Special Areas Municipal Development Plan has been drafted and we need your feedback! This document is a broad, long-range planning tool for the municipality. It guides future land use and development, growth patterns, transportation systems, and municipal services. Want to learn more about the draft document? Visit our website

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COVID-19 Update – Mandatory Measures in Place Province-Wide

Mandatory province-wide public health restrictions are now in effect in the Special Areas. These include mandatory masks in all indoor public settings, and a ban on all social gatherings – indoor and outside. Masks are now required to be worn by anyone visiting our offices or facilities. Our focus remains

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Surplus Items Up For Auction – November 13, 2020

Special Areas has some items for bid on Alberta Online Auction. Items will be available for auction beginning November 13,  with different online closing dates for some of the items. Viewing will be by appointment only on November 19. To make an appointment, contact the Youngstown Service Center Office at

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Fire Restriction Lifted Effective November 9, 2020

Effective November 9, 2020 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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