News and Updates

The 2021 Spring edition of the Special Areas Ratepayer Newsletter is now available online and at your local District Office. In this edition, you will find important information on: 2021 Update from the Chair of the Special Areas Board 2021 Ratepayer Meeting Digital Content and Survey 2020 Financial Review...

ATTENTION Special Areas roadside grass control (cutting ditches) will begin on June 14. Alberta Transportation is responsible for roadside grass control on primary and secondary highways. If you wish to harvest the roadside vegetation for hay, please contact your local District Office as soon as possible. This will...

Local volunteers, along with staff from Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), braved the chilly conditions last month to net Blood Indian Reservoir. This work, supervised by Craig Copeland (Fish Manager with AEP), is a continuation of AEP's work investigating the Prussian Carp invasive species impacts...

The spring 2021 edition of the Ag Talk newsletter is now available. This edition includes information on: Soil conservation and snow accumulation Haying ditches 2021 - processes and permits Organic farming: Not all about tillage Strychnine - 2021 season Natural gopher controls Field windbreak removals: impacts and consequences Berry Creek Community School:...

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...

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,...

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...

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Abby Hibner and the Veteran Hotel, as told to Margarite Albanese (Hardy), adapted from “Pictoral Album of Veteran, Loyalist and Hemaruka”, compiled and published by Veteran Historical Society, 1979 [siteorigin_widget class="Hr_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Abby Hibner’s Veteran Hotel was opened in the fall of 1916. Two of the main builders...