Month: May 2013

NEWS- CPO urges summer pet safety

May 31, 2013–  Athabasca County’s Community Peace Officer Ryan Alice is urging citizens to be aware of the risks of pets in hot cars. Even with windows cracked, temperatures inside vehicles can soar to deadly heights. On a warm day, cars can easily heat up to 43 Degrees C within twenty minutes, which can cause cell…

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Athabasca County Conversation #27

Miss this week’s Athabasca County Conversation? Check it out here, and don’t forget to tune into 94.1 The River on June 12 for the next show. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/94368402″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true”/]

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NOTICE- Fire ban lifted, advisory still in effect

May 28, 2013– Effective immediately, Athabasca County has lifted its fire ban. The use of fires for cooking and warming is now permitted, but citizens should use extreme caution and never leave a fire unattended. Campfires and burn barrels must be in engineered receptacles with a fire-resistant base and wire mesh screening on the top. Keep…

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NEWS- Wildfire east of Donatville considered under control

UPDATE June 11, 2013– The wildfire approximately 5 km east of Donatville is now considered extinguished. UPDATE May 27, 2013– The ongoing wildfire approximately 5 km east of Donatville is now considered under control. Crews from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development will continue to be on scene for extensive mop up of the area. UPDATE May 23, 2013– The…

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NOTICE- County offices closed for Victoria Day

Athabasca County offices will be closed May 20, 2013 in observance of the Victoria Day holiday. We’ll reopen for our regular hours on Tuesday, May 21.

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NEWS- FCSS building underway

May 17, 2013– Family and Community Support Services’ new building construction is on the way. The County has hired Walter Yakowchuk as Project Manager, with groundbreaking set for the end of May. The building will be located on the property adjacent to the Athabasca County Office, located on on Lot 3, Block 9, Plan 8522070 within the Town…

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NEWS- Unlimited access to rec areas with seasonal day pass

May 17, 2013– With spring upon us, Athabasca County is offering up a steal of a deal to our many recreation area users. For a limited time you can get your Seasonal Day Pass for only $30, which gives one vehicle unlimited access to the County’s boat launches and day use areas. For family users,…

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NOTICE- Fire ban issued

May 16, 2013– Effective immediately, Athabasca County has issued a complete fire ban. The ban restricts all open fires including recreational fire pits, burn barrels, fireworks and charcoal barbecues.  Gas fired appliances are still permitted.  Existing fire permits are hereby suspended and no new permits will be issued. Should conditions significantly improve over the weekend,…

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Athabasca County Conversation #26

Miss this week’s Athabasca County Conversation? Check it out here, and don’t forget to tune into 94.1 The River on May 29 for the next show. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/94373689″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

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NOTICE- Road bans issued

Effective May 13, 2013, Athabasca County has road bans in place defining maximum allowable weights permitted on certain municipal roads. Go here for the full list of road bans.

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