News and Updates

Effective September 30, 2019 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...

You are invited to a Rural Crime Round Table at the Badlands Community Facility in Drumheller on Friday, September 20th, 2019 from 2-4pm. Mr. Horner, MLA for Drumheller-Stettler along with Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General will be in attendance.   ...

PUBLIC NOTICE - SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 SPECIAL AREAS BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT ACT NOTICE OF DECISION AMENDMENT TO EXISTING WATERWORKS SYSTEM  In accordance with Section 69 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Hamlet of Jenner Water Treatment Plant approval has been amended to reduce the frequency of...

Oyen and Hanna RCMP detachments are launching a joint force operation with the Special Areas Board, with the temporary operation planned to be active until October 3rd. The combined operation will allow enforcement officers to coordinate their traffic enforcement efforts, with a focus on high-volume,...

Fall may be in the air, but camping season is not over yet! The campground at Prairie Oasis Park will remain open for day-use and camping until October 15, and all sites are first-come, first-serve. Power will be available at all sites, with water depending on...

Nolan Ball recognized as 2019’s Outstanding Young Registered Technologist in Agrology by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. “Practicality, diplomacy, he asks people to come up with solutions that might be outside the box. Exceptional people are passionate about what they do, and they do it with...

Meaningful public consultation is a critical part of the municipal decision-making process. Special Areas is committed to creating opportunities for meaningful public participation in municipal decisions which directly impact ratepayers. In response to ratepayer concerns about the current Special Areas community pasture policy, the Advisory Council...

Special Areas Board's Fire Safety booklet, first introduced last fall at community grassfire information sessions, is now available at your local District Office at no charge. Part of the larger SAB Grassfire Safety Toolkit, the red Fire Safety guide is full of useful information to help...

Mark your calendars! We are hitting the road this May and June to meet with you in your community. We are hosting the 2019 Ratepayer Meetings throughout the Special Areas, and look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to drop in at any of the...