NEWS- Athabasca County Conversation #2

Miss out on our first Athabasca County Conversation on 94.1 The River? Give it a listen and be sure to stay tuned every other Wednesday at 8:20 am. Next show runs June 13.  

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NOTICE- Chloramination coming to local water supply

May 24, 2012– Starting in mid June, water coming from the Aspen Regional Water Treatment Plant will be disinfected with chloramine. Go here for a brochure about the changes that will affect Town of Athabasca, Village of Boyle, Hamlet of Colinton, and Hamlet of Grassland. Chloramination is a safe, proven water disinfection process that has […]

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NOTICE- Revised fire ban

May 22, 2012– Effective immediately Athabasca County will issue fire permits for essential burning and allow campfires in engineered fire pits in designated campgrounds, burn barrels and cooking and warming fires. Athabasca County will be not be issuing non-essential heavy burning permits until full green up occurs. Residents are still urged to use extreme caution […]

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NEWS- FCSS hosting Volunteer Appreciation Night

May 22, 2012– Athabasca’s Family and Community Support Services will be hosting a volunteer appreciation night for all of the dedicated individuals that helped in 2011 and 2012. The annual event will recognize the people who have assisted in making FCSS programs possible, like Meals on Wheels, Parent Link and Mentorship, as well as those […]

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NEWS- Athabasca County Conversation #1

Miss out on our first Athabasca County Conversation on 94.1 The River? Give it a listen and be sure to stay tuned every other Wednesday at 8:20 am. Next show runs May 30.

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NEWS- [Update] Wildfire considered under control

UPDATE– May 22, 2012– The ongoing wildfire in Athabasca County is now considered to be “Under Control” according to Alberta’s Sustainable Resource Development wildfire team. Public Information Officer Bryden Ward said that the wildfire has not breached the 1,036 hectare fire break perimeter and is not spreading. Crews are currently digging up burning muskeg to […]

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NOTICE- Total Fire Ban in Effect

May 15, 2012– Effective immediately Athabasca County has imposed a total fire ban, due to dry conditions and ongoing wildfire risk. The ban restricts all open fires including burn barrels, recreational fire pits and charcoal barbeques outside of the province’s Forest Protection Area (FPA). All County property in the FPA (including campgrounds) will maintain the […]

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PUBLIC NOTICES- Week of May 14

Fire hazard extremely high Conditions are extreme and absolutely no burning without a permit should be considered. As a landowner, you are responsible for all costs to extinguish a fire which starts on your land. To Report a WILDFIRE: Within Forest Protection Area 310-FIRE or 911 Any other area within the County Call 911 Fire […]

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NOTICE- Sign up for regular County emails

May 8, 2012– In an effort to get information out to citizens in a quick and efficient manner, Athabasca County has launched an email list sign up page. If you’d like to receive email information from the County, please fill in the information below and stay tuned for regular updates. Athabasca County respects your privacy […]

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NEWS- Local libraries looking for input

April 25, 2012– Three libraries in Athabasca County need your help. Each is seeking the public’s input into the services they offer their respective communities. The libraries of Grassland, Wandering River and Rochester will be hosting public meetings to identify and define how each facility should meet residents’ needs. Facilitated by two officials from the […]

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