Category: Community

Seniors Advocate – International Day of Older Persons

The Athabasca County FCSS Program recognizes and values the experience, contributions and wisdom of seniors. In honour of International Day of Older Persons on October 1, we celebrate the strength and community connections of seniors in our province. At FCSS, the Seniors Advocate provides information and assistance to seniors and their families to improve access…

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Announcement – Farm Women’s Conference & Awards

2021 Event Cancellation – It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Farm Women’s Conference & Awards. The Agriculture Services Board made the decision with the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, guidelines in place that limit attendance, and the safety of the Farm Women’s Awards Committee and those attending the function…

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Campground Bookings Open Today

Athabasca County Council has authorized the opening of Forfar Park and Hope Lake Campground on July 1, 2020. Campground managers and staff have been hired to run the facilities and will be taking bookings for the remainder of the camping season. As of June 24, 2020, bookings can be made by calling the campgrounds directly:…

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Fire Safety Tip – Grease Fires

Grease Fire in the kitchen? Never use water to put it out! Step 1:  While wearing an oven mitt, use the pot lid like a shield and slide it over the top of the pot. If you do not have a pot lid, a cookie sheet can be used instead. Step 2:  Turn off the…

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Social Services Support for COVID-19

The Government of Alberta is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable, and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID- 19. In the Athabasca Region funding applications will be submitted to the Athabasca County FCSS program. The funding being provided…

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BAILS Newsletter – Spring 2020

Athabasca County is sharing the latest newsletter from the Baptiste and Island Lake Stewardship Society (BAILS) to help raise awareness of the initiatives they have underway. Please be sure to click on the link to read the rest of the newsletter. BAILS NEWS – SPRING 2020 BAILS Receives the McIntosh Bulrush Award In October of…

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Athabasca County Conversation – November 20

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 offers information about the County’s Residential Snow Clearing Program, winter driving safety, and a reminder to avoid removing snow across municipal roads.     …

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Committee Member Opportunities

Athabasca County is seeking Members At Large to serve on the following committees: Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (One) Member – 3 Year Term One County resident to serve as Members at Large on the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board for a 3 year term ending December 31, 2022. The purpose of the Board is…

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Baptiste Lake Fire Department Open House on Saturday

Come out to the Island Lake Fire Hall this Saturday August 3rd from 11am – 2pm for a hamburger and activities for the kids. There will be FireSmart and Voyent-Alert information displays as well as home sprinkler kits available for sale.

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Athabasca County Conversation – 2019 Seniors’ Symposiums

Two one-day conferences for seniors, their caregivers and the community          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 the 2019 Seniors’ Symposiums taking place in Athabasca and…

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