Category: Emergency Services

Vegetation Management Project – Caslan

A non-commercial vegetation management project (mulching) will begin on Thursday, March 18, 2021, within the Hamlet of Caslan.  The project has been approved by the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA) and will take place on Athabasca County owned land. Work will take place next to Caslan Crescent Road within SE-21-65-17-W4: Athabasca County, and…

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Athabasca County Connection Newsletter – November 2020

The November 2020 Athabasca County Resident and Business E-Newsletter is now available for review.    In this edition: The Damaging Power of Water; Armfelt Continues as Reeve; Community Representation Important on Boards; Property Tax Reminder; New Handi-Bus Receives Sponsorship; Beaver Pond Levelling Project; AU 50th Anniversary Plaque; How to Install the Voyent Alert App; SV…

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Athabasca County Connection Newsletter – September 2020

The September 2020 Athabasca County Resident and Business E-Newsletter is now available for review.    In this edition: Road Maintenance Budget Gets a Boost; Linear Assessment Concerns; A Thank You to Residents; TED Committee Receives a Grant – #TakeItToTheLake; RVs on Rural Properties; Annual Property Re-Inspections; Dealing With Problem Beaver; A Road Stabilization Trial is…

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Athabasca County Connection Newsletter – July 2020

The July 2020 Athabasca County Resident and Business E-Newsletter is now available for review.  (click on image to view)     In this edition: The County Admin and FCSS offices reopen Campgrounds Update:  bookings being taken at Forfar and Hope Lake Agricultural Disaster Declared by Council Congratulations Message to 2020 Grads 2020 Road Construction Project…

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Canada Day Office Closure

All Athabasca County offices, including Public Works and Family and Community Support Services, will be closed on Wednesday, July 1 for Canada Day. The After Hours Emergency Line 780-689-9000 will be in operation on July 1, 2020 for concerns related to municipal water and sewer services. Be safe and enjoy the Canada Day holiday!

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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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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 Ban Now in Effect

Please be advised that effective April 22, 2020 Athabasca County has issued the following FIRE BAN: In consideration of the Fire Ban in the Forest Protection Area, and in order to preserve emergency resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, Athabasca County is issuing a FIRE BAN effective immediately. The Fire Ban prohibits any open fires which includes…

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Business Hours Change – Admin Office

Athabasca County continues to adjust its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a friendly reminder, please note that the business hours for the County Admin Office are changing as of Monday, April 20, 2020. Our new office hours are:  Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 5:30 pm. Contact us during these hours by calling 780-675-2273…

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Thin Ice Warning – Athabasca River

Athabasca County Emergency Services reminds residents to remember safety when enjoying warmer weather conditions along the banks of the Athabasca River. Spring temperatures are rising and thin ice conditions may be present. Please remember to  keep all children and pets away from the Athabasca River as well. Be Safe & Stay Healthy!

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