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22 August 2017

County Residents Urged Not to Attack Sasquatch on Sight

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County Residents Urged Not to Attack Sasquatch on Sight

This year in May, Sasquatch sightings around the County increased—that is, sightings of signs bearing beloved County mascot, Sasky the Sasquatch. Sasky’s mission around the county is to educate visitors and residents about keeping Yellowhead County’s natural areas pristine. The signage also includes tips on how to enjoy the outdoors in a manner that is safe and respectful both to the wildlife and other visitors/locals.

Yellowhead County’s “Welcome to our Backyard” signs are meant to encourage visitors and residents to keep the County’s natural areas clean and provide a landmark for County Protective Services to assist in emergencies. Please do not vandalize or damage the signs.
The signs serve as a rescue assistance tool—meaning that if they are damaged and/or vandalized, those in an emergency situation may go without an additional safety precaution.

Each sign is numbered, and anyone needing help on the river (where the signs are posted) can reference the last numerical sign they saw if they need to call 9-1-1 for help. That number will give first responders a better idea of where they are stranded on the river and help to reduce the time for first responders to locate the source of the distress call.

The County urges visitors and residents to respect the signage, as they may be important to someone needing emergency aid. The signs also represent the County’s commitment to keeping our backyard clean and making sure that visitors leave our wilderness just as they found it.

If you see someone damaging or vandalizing a sign, or to report a damaged or vandalized sign, please call 780-723-4800 or 1-800-665-6030.

03 November 2017

Be a Good Neighbour!

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Be a Good Neighbour!

Yellowhead County encourages you to “Be A Good Neighbour” this winter! 

Winter in Alberta can pose challenges for seniors and people with physical disabilities. Clearing snow from steps, sidewalks, and driveways can be frustrating or impossible. Keeping access areas clear and safe is important for emergency responders and people that assist housebound individuals.

Yellowhead County’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is encouraging residents to take part of the Be a Good Neighbour campaign as well as recognize the good samaritans who have offered their help as part of this initiative!

This program encourages community groups, friends, and neighbours to shovel the private walkways and driveways of seniors in need and others who are not physically capable of shoveling their own sidewalks. This program is intended to assist seniors and community members on fixed incomes with limited human resources available to them.

2017 Winners_Leakvolds

Last winter, the county received 12 volunteer nominations that were entered into a draw. The winners were Keith and Lana Leakvold (pictured left) from Wildwood. They received a Pizza Dinner for two. As well, all of the Be a Good Neighbour volunteers previously nominated received a touque and a pair of gloves as a thank you for their kindness.

Any one person or group can step-up and take part, including junior and senior high school students, clubs, church and youth groups, etc. Volunteers who take part help spread goodwill within their communities and remind us that sometimes it’s important to ask for help—and even better to lend a generous hand.

Those who would like to recognize their neighbours are encouraged to fill out a Good Neighbour nomination form. The forms can be picked up from the Entwistle, Evansburg, Wildwood, and Niton Junction Libraries; the Yellowhead County Offices; and the grocery store in Peers. This year’s draw prize includes a backpack and two giftcards, and will be held on April 2, 2018.

21 December 2017

211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region Reminder

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211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region Reminder

This holiday season, remember HEY211 as you travel through the West Yellowhead Region! HEY (Hinton, Edson, Yellowhead County) 2-1-1 is an all-encompassing service: Dialing the number will give you access to a knowledgable operator who will guide you to find the information you need.

25 January 2018

Wildwood Bulk Water

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Wildwood Bulk Water

New truckfill station at Wildwood!

It is now officially operational for existing and new bulk water account holders. Get your Bulk Water Credit Application online here!

 

05 April 2018

Multi-Use Facility MOU for Edson and Yellowhead County

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Multi-Use Facility MOU for Edson and Yellowhead County

Edson and Yellowhead County Councils have taken another step towards a new Recreation Multi-Use Facility becoming a reality. Both Councils have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the design, construction and operation of a new facility.

06 June 2014

Edson and Area Events Website

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Edson and Area Events Website

A new user-friendly interactive calendar (www.edsonandareaevents.com) that provides a central hub of information for the many wonderful events in Edson and the surrounding area in Yellowhead County! Please submit your events to have them listed.

 

21 February 2017

Get Certified Child Car Seat Safety Info

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Get Certified Child Car Seat Safety Info

Proper child seat set-up is often improperly done. Having a certified technician helping to ensure you have your child’s seat installed properly in your vehicle may be that one important factor that could save your child’s life. Find out more here.

12 December 2017

Council Highlights December 12, 2017

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Council Highlights December 12, 2017

 

2018 Interim Budget / Bylaw 14.17 Passed / Bylaw 17.17 First Reading

 

26 January 2018

Hazardous Driving Results in Damage to Fire Truck

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Hazardous Driving Results in Damage to Fire Truck

Experience, knowledge of the area, and urgency are no excuse for not driving to winter conditions on Alberta roads and highways. A Yellowhead County fire truck was hit by a passenger vehicle on Highway 16 resulting in injury to the driver of the motor vehicle.

County Offices

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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