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26 February 2018

On-Farm Solar and Farm Energy, Agri-Processing Funding

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On-Farm Solar and Farm Energy, Agri-Processing Funding

Information about the On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program: 

The program provides funding towards solar photovoltaics on Alberta farms. This enables producers to conserve non-renewable fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions, ultimately reducing the environmental footprint of Alberta's agriculture industry. For application details, including eligibility, please click here.

Any resident of Alberta with a Distribution Rate Class of Farm, Irrigation, Grain Drying, or equivalent can apply for funding for this program. 

Information about the Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program: 

The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program shares costs with the agriculture and agri-processing sector on energy efficiency investments. The Program is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The Program offers financial support, subject to financial constraint, to applicants who incorporate high efficiency equipment that is identified in the applicable Funding List in their construction and/or retrofitting projects. For detail, please click here.

14 March 2018

Council Highlights March 13, 2018

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Council Highlights March 13, 2018

 

Bylaw 06.18 Public Hearing / Aces Theatre Presentation / County Paid RCMP Position Transition / Gravel Tender / New Landfill Bylaw Passed 

 

29 March 2018

Yellowhead County Celebrates 50 Years of 9-1-1!

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Yellowhead County Celebrates 50 Years of 9-1-1!

Did you know that this past February marks the 50th anniversary of 9-1-1 dispatching worldwide? Yellowhead Regional Emergency Communication Center (YRECC), is proud to be taking part in the prolific history of the “Thin Gold Line”—an apt moniker for the men and women who literally answer our community’s call for help daily.


Here’s a brief history of the evolution of emergency dispatching in North America:

  • In 1957, the United States’ National Association of Fire Chiefs recommended that a single three-digit standard be used to report fires.
  • In March of 1964, 28-year-old New Yorker Kitty Genovese was murdered before 38 witnesses. None reported the incident to emergency responders, though her tragic death spurred an interest in a simple and immediate emergency line: the 9-1-1 call system.
  • In the late ‘60s, the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission, and AT&T would recommend the implementation of 9-1-1 nationwide.
  • In 1973, the U.S. officially began promoting 9-1-1 as the nation-wide, standardized emergency number.
  • In 1972, Canada adopted 9-1-1 as the official emergency number, though its first use would come in 1974, in London, Ontario.

Today, it’s estimated that 98% of Canadians have access to this vital protective service. Undoubtedly, you or someone you know may have been affected by the dedication and professionalism of our YRECC dispatchers. If you’d like to extend a warm message to show appreciation for our dispatchers, or would like to share your story (which will remain anonymous) please do so—email your thoughts to communications@yellowheadcounty.ab.ca.

And with the upcoming Telecommunicator Week, which is a time to celebrate our ever-vigilant dispatchers, Yellowhead County’s Facebook page will be a platform for your kind wishes and the stories of our dispatcher’s most touching and crucial public service moments.

Stay tuned for more announcements leading up to Telecommunicator Week (April 8–14)!

15 June 2018

New Bike Park in Brule

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New Bike Park in Brule

Just in time for the end of the school year and with everyone anxious to get outside for some fun summer activities, Yellowhead County has opened their new bike park in Brule!

04 July 2018

Abundantly Yellowhead - Get to Know Your Neighbours!

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Abundantly Yellowhead - Get to Know Your Neighbours!

Have you ever wondered what you and your neighbours have in common? Or what special skills, or talents someone in your area might have that you never knew about? Or do you just have a hard time getting to know people in your neighbourhood, since everyone is so busy nowadays? The Abundantly Yellowhead grant covers the cost of creating a community network. Read on to find out what that could mean for you and your neighbours.

15 October 2018

Council Highlights October 9, 2018

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Council Highlights October 9, 2018

Public Hearing for Wildwood ASP / Land Use Bylaw Amendment / Pine Beetle Federal Funding Request / Bridge Maintenance Contract / County Transfer Stations Contract / Clubroot of Brassicaceae Policy / Parkland Inter-Municipal Development Plan

24 October 2018

Council Highlights October 23, 2018

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Council Highlights October 23, 2018

Deputy Mayor Appointment \ Council Meeting Dates \ Declaration of Agricultural Disaster \ Council Considers Big Horn Trail Assistance / Edson Recreation Complex Architectural Services Awarded / Creek Staging Area / Land Use Bylaw Amendment / Proposed Limestone Mine East of Jasper Park Gates / Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) Bylaw

21 August 2014

Firefighters and ISU Specialists - Join Today!

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Firefighters and ISU Specialists - Join Today!

Yellowhead County Fire Department proudly protects 10,465 people. Our department is a public department whose members are paid volunteers. Submit your application to your nearest local fire station. Application forms and more information here...

11 May 2017

Changes to Provincial Funding Affect County Preschools

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Changes to Provincial Funding Affect County Preschools

Changes to Provincial Funding Rules Result in Preschool Funding Gap, And New County Parent-Link Position to be Hired Through Yellowhead County FCSS.

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EDSON OFFICE (MAIN)

2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066

WILDWOOD OFFICE

53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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