News and Updates

“Looking back on 2021, we faced some pretty big challenges: from disruptive public health measures to supply chain issues to extreme weather conditions. 2021 was a year that tested us all. Although we may not know what 2022 will bring, I believe it will be...

Special Areas offices will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 24 until Tuesday, December 28. Offices will also be closed on Monday, January 3. Offices will open for regular business hours on Wednesday, December 29, and on Tuesday, January 4. ...

Advisory Council Gets Ready for 2022 Special Areas Advisory Council held their first fall Council meeting under the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program from December 1 to 3 in Hanna. A variety of topics were covered over the three days, including the proposed 2022 budget. Advisory...

Download a copy of the public engagement summary here.   BACKGROUND The Special Areas Board and the MD of Acadia partnered with the Canada Infrastructure Bank and Alberta Agriculture & Forestry to investigate the feasibility of developing irrigation in east-central Alberta. This work will help project partners better...

Lower Water Levels at Carolside Reservoir Means Challenges Ahead in 2022 Anglers and visitors to Carolside Campground may have noticed some changes this fall. Water levels at Carolside Reservoir are well below normal levels because of severe drought conditions which continue to impact the region. The Carolside...

Official Election Results Below are the official results from the October 18, 2021 municipal election. Subdivison First Name-Last Name Acclaimed/Elected Incumbent (Yes/No) 2-1 Kevin Bossert Acclaimed Yes 2-2 Neal Roes Acclaimed Yes 2-3 Brad Slorstad Acclaimed Yes 2-4 Justin Griffith Acclaimed No 2-5 Mark Blair Acclaimed No 2-7 Daryl Swenson Acclaimed Yes 2-8 Brad Osadczuk Acclaimed Yes 3-4 Erika Tessier Declared Elected No 3-5 John Michael Kimber Acclaimed No 3-6 Kevin Wilson Acclaimed Yes 4-1 Graham Schetzsle Acclaimed Yes 4-2 Laurie Ference Acclaimed No 4-3 Douglas Noble Declared Elected Darcy Ferguson, Returning Officer (403) 854-5600 ...

Residents in the Special Areas were able to participate in the October 18, 2021, Provincial Senate election and referendum questions by special (mail-in) ballot. “Being able to vote on matters that impact you is a foundation of good governance. For the Provincial Senate Election and Referendum...

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...