News and Updates

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...

Adapted from “A Land Reclaimed: The Story of Alberta’s Special Areas” by Jack Gorman. Published for the Special Areas Board, 1988 [siteorigin_widget class="Hr_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] The homestead women were responsible for the health care of the family and often the animals. Child birth on the farm was a particularly...

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:...

Adapted from “Youngstown Memories: Across the Years 1909 - 1983", compiled and published by Youngstown and District Historical Society, 1984 [siteorigin_widget class="Hr_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Snowplowing used to be managed on a community basis in the Special Areas. Communities would form snow plow associations, funding their operations through the sale...

Adapted from “A Land Reclaimed: The Story of Alberta’s Special Areas” by Jack Gorman. Published for the Special Areas Board, 1988 [siteorigin_widget class="Hr_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Now the ceaseless toil of proving up the claim was to begin. With a hand plow and the horses he began breaking the ground...

The winter 2021 edition of the Special Areas Board Ag newsletter is now available here. This edition dives into tips and information for producers, including: - Using snow as a water source - Quarantine DIY: Vermicomposting - Strychnine: Spring 2021 - Ag podcasts worth listening to! - Deep dive into new...

Adapted from “A Land Reclaimed: The Story of Alberta’s Special Areas” by Jack Gorman. Published for the Special Areas Board, 1988 [siteorigin_widget class="Hr_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Every season brought its own version of adversity. A rainy summer created clouds of mosquitos. Black flies were ever present. A dry summer brought...

With the new year soon upon us, the Special Areas Board is getting key pieces moving for the year ahead. The Advisory Council has reviewed the 2021 budget and the Board has recommended it for approval. 2021 marks a departure from the revised budget put...

Special Areas Advisory Council held their traditional fall council meeting November 26 and December 3, with the group meeting virtually in recognition of current public health restrictions. At this quarterly meeting, Advisory Council discussed the proposed 2021 budget, heard an update on 2020 financials, and...