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13 December 2016

211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

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211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

HEY211. Hinton, Edson, and Yellowhead County 211. One phone number to access community service program and service information.

17 October 2017

Election Results

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Election Results

Election Results

After the closure of all Yellowhead County voting stations at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, all votes were tallied. The following are 2017 Municipal Election results are available here. 

03 November 2017

Board Members Needed!

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Board Members Needed!

If you value integrity, are keen to shape community development, and are eager to involve yourself in the interests of property owners and developers, then you’re a perfect fit! The SDAB hears appeals from municipal development authorities. Board decisions shape the lives of neighbours, citizens, developers, and businesses--have a say in the development of your community! 

Yellowhead County residents interested in applying to serve on this board can get more info by calling Tracy Parker at 780-723-4800. The application form is available here.

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.

08 November 2017

Winter Burning Tips - Wildfire Season Over

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How to safely and responsibly burn brush and debris.

Winter Burning Tips - Wildfire Season Over

Wildfire Season officially ended on October 31st. Permits for Burning are no longer required however landowners should use caution and good judgement when burning.

As Wildfire Season ends and fire permits are no longer required many landowners take this opportunity to burn brush and debris from land clearing and property cleanup. While this is an effective way of disposing of debris, it must be done safely and responsibly. 

Landowners are legally responsible for the safety of their burns whether a permit is required or not. It is important to consider smoke travel and how it may affect your neighbors comfort and safety. Remember smoke can cause a significant traffic hazard on nearby roads and highways.

02 June 2017

New YC Pump Track Video!

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New YC Pump Track Video!

 

Check out this great video of the new Yellowhead County pump tracks in Niton Junction, Wildwood, and Evansburg!

 

10 August 2017

APPLY: Country Historical Schools Commemorative Sign

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APPLY: Country Historical Schools Commemorative Sign

Yellowhead County and Grande Yellowhead Public School Division are providing signage to preserve the memory of the locations of former and still standing historical one-room County schoolhouses. County residents are encouraged to honour these sites by applying for a country school commemorative sign.

Over two dozen successful applications have been received and include stories, historical dates, and anecdotes about the schools. Many of the schools were built over 100 years ago and are no longer standing, though they once played a crucial role in educating the many residents that contributed to the development and growth of our region.

Applications for 2017 are available and can be picked up from Yellowhead County. Please contact the County office at 1-800-665-6030 for more information.

22 August 2017

Weyerhaeuser Donates 100 Trees to Yellowhead County

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Weyerhaeuser Donates 100 Trees to Yellowhead County

Wildwood recently got a little greener. Forestry giant Weyerhaeuser donated 100 of its nursery’s Lodgepole Pine trees to Yellowhead County, and the trees are happily taking root in Wildwood.

The County’s parks crew planted the trees over a couple of days in early August in Gunner Rehn Park. The trees are a welcome addition to the landscaping and privacy screening initiatives in the area—especially around Wildwood’s new pump track.

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.

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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