News and Updates

The investigation into developing irrigation in the region is moving forward this summer into more detailed technical work. This work, which is being completed through a partnership including the Special Areas Board, M.D. of Acadia, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry, and the Canada Infrastructure Bank, is...

Reclamation can be a complex process taking many years - sometimes even decades. The Special Areas Board (SAB) is responsible for managing the surface activities of industrial dispositions located on public lands located in the Special Areas. SAB Agrologists work with agricultural leaseholders in the...

The summer 2021 edition of the Ag Talk newsletter is now available. This edition includes information on: What could you be introducing to your farm? Scouting canola for clubroot Strychnine for pest control Will grasshoppers be a threat? Mulching trees & shrubs Common mullein Bales, boars, & invasive business as usual for...

Do you love summertime in the Special Areas? Looking forward to (finally!) getting together with friends and families? We want to see your best summer selfie out in the Special Areas! From an epic group photo with all your loved ones to a peaceful early morning selfie...

Special Areas offices will be closed in recognition of Canada Day on Thursday, July 1. Offices will reopen with normal hours on Friday, July 2. [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]...

A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021 BEGINNING AT 10:30 AM. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. The Minister of Municipal Affairs proposes a land use order amendment as follows. To consider an application to amend Land Use Order M.O. # MSL:007/15, Part...

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,...

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...

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...