Category: Agriculture Services

Carbon Tax Exemption – Federal Fuel Charge

Forms now available for tax exemption On January 1, 2020 the Federal Fuel Charge (Carbon Tax) takes effect in Alberta. Mandated under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, the federal government has announced targeted relief for certain sectors, including the agriculture sector. Farmers are eligible to use the Canada Revenue Agency exemption form L402, and…

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Farm Women’s Conference – Tickets Now on Sale

Thursday, February 6, 2020 Colinton Community Centre   A great line-up of speakers, door prizes, great food are all part of the event. Witness the awards ceremony which sees an award presented to the Modern Farm Woman and a Pioneer Farm Woman of the Year. Keynote Speaker Jacquie Fenske will be talking about empowerment and…

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Athabasca County Connection – November 2019

The November edition of the Athabasca County Connection is now available! It features the following stories: the Tourism & Economic Development Committee partners to win a marketing award the Farm Woman of the Year nomination deadline approaches Athabasca County and the Town of Athabasca sign on to a rural crime prevention pilot an update on…

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AFSC Unharvested Acres Town Hall Meeting

The Agricultural Financial Services Corporation is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to discuss options for dealing with unharvested crops. While there are a number of meetings taking place, the nearest one for producers in the Athabasca area takes place at the Hazel Bluff Hall near Westlock. Location Hazel Bluff Community Hall (six miles west of…

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Athabasca County Conversation – Bat House Workshop

2019 Board and Committee Opportunities                 The Athabasca County Conversation is a bi-weekly radio update that airs on BOOM 94.1. If you missed it on the radio you can listen to it here. This week’s segment talks about an upcoming Bat House Building Workshop scheduled for Athabasca on Tuesday,…

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Catering Bids – Farm Women’s Conference & Awards

The Farm Women’s Conference & Awards is seeking catering bids for the upcoming Farm Women’s Conference taking place on February 6, 2020 at the Colinton Community Centre. Bids should consist of a menu plan which includes light breakfast items (muffins, scones) with coffee/tea, a buffet dinner with two meats for up to 175 people with…

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Bat House Building Workshop

Athabasca County Agricultural Services, Highway 2 Conservation and the Athabasca District Ag Society are sponsoring a Bat House Building Workshop. It takes place from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, November 26 at the Athabasca Agri-Plex. The cost for each kit is $30. Please register in advance by contacting Roxanne: 780-675-2273  |  info@athabascacounty.com  

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Council Holds 2019 Organizational Meeting

Members of Athabasca County Council met in Council Chambers for the County’s Organizational Meeting. The meeting is held annually to elect a Reeve and Deputy Reeve, as well as make a number of appointments to boards, committees and commissions. It also offers a chance for Councillors to express interest in new positions, or keep the…

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Nominate a Farm Woman of the Year

Nominate a recipient for Modern and Pioneer Farm Woman of the Year The Farm Woman of the Year Award is one way Athabasca County recognizes the dedication and hard work of rural women in our municipality. Each year nominations are reviewed by the Farm Women’s Award Committee to choose one recipient of the Pioneer Farm…

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Stat Holiday Office Closure – Labour Day

Just a reminder that our offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for Labour Day stat holiday. The After-Hours Emergency Line 780-689-9000 will remain in operation over the long weekend for emergencies connected with municipal services. If you encounter an emergency that requires Fire, Police or Ambulance please dial 9-1-1.  

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