Category: Agriculture Services

Meeting Notice – Public Works & ASB

Due to social distancing and physical gathering requirements, the Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Public Works and Ag Services Board Meetings will be held remotely.  Members of the public are welcome to watch a live stream of the meetings via the internet.   The Public Works meeting will begin at 9:30 am. VIEW AGENDA   The…

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State of Agricultural Disaster Declared

Challenges faced by the agricultural sector over the last 3-4 years, and continued difficulties facing producers this year, were enough to have Athabasca County Council declare a state of agriculture disaster. Photo – A grain producer works in October to swath his crop at the end of the 2019 growing season.   The decision was…

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Vegetation Control Program to Begin

Amendment to the “No Spray” Policy –  Please be advised that the herbicide vegetation control program for Athabasca County will begin June 15, 2020 and will continue until about September 1, 2020.  The objective of the program is to control unwanted weeds, brush and trees in County right-of-ways. The County does not use herbicides within 30…

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Fire Advisory Now in Effect

Effective May 26, 2020, Athabasca County has downgraded the fire restriction to a FIRE ADVISORY for that area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area. The use of burn barrels and cooking and warming fires are permitted. The issuance of new fire permits will be restricted to essential burning only. Residents and visitors…

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Fire Restriction Now In Place

Due to the recent weather conditions, Athabasca County has downgraded the fire ban effective May 19, 2020.  A FIRE RESTRICTION is now in effect for that area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area. This restriction prohibits the issuance of new permits except for requests for essential agricultural burning which will be considered…

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Meeting Notice – Public Works & Ag Services Board

Due to social distancing and physical gathering requirements, the Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Public Works and Ag Services Board Meetings will be held remotely.  Members of the public are welcome to watch a live stream of the meetings via the internet. The Public Works meeting will begin at 9:30 am. PUBLIC WORK AGENDA   The…

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Meeting Notice – Public Works & Ag Services Board

Due to social distancing and physical gathering requirements set forth by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Tuesday, April 21 Public Works  and Agricultural Services Board Meeting will be held remotely. Members of the public are welcome to watch a live stream of the meeting via the internet. VIEW AGENDA DETAILS OF REMOTE MEETING…

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New Administration Office Hours

Athabasca County continues to adjust its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday, April 20th the County Administration Office will have new office hours: NEW ADMIN OFFICE HOURS 8 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Thursday Please note: Public Works and Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) hours of operation will remain unchanged. ————————…

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Office Closure Notice

Please be advised the Athabasca County Admin Office, Public Works, and FCSS/Parent Link building are closed to public access until further notice. This measure is being taken to protect our residents, staff, and communities, as we work to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For those who need to make payments, electronic options are…

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Control Canada Thistle – Gall Flies

Gall Flies Offer Biological Control of Canada Thistle        How they work Female flies bore into the stem of the thistle to lay their eggs. The larvae hatch and eat the thistle from the inside, causing a gall to form. This gall is a stressor and a nutrient sink and hinders plant growth. This…

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