Category: Emergency Services

Travel Advisory issued during Fort McMurray re-entry

Tens of thousands of vehicles are expected to travel to Fort McMurray over a five-day period The re-entry to Fort McMurray for residents evacuated during the wildfire emergency is underway and Alberta Transportation is making people who live in communities enroute to Fort McMurray aware of changes in traffic volumes. Alberta Transportation anticipates increased traffic…

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Province-wide fire ban in place

A Fire Control Order has been issued by the Forestry Division, Alberta Agriculture and Foresty enforcing a province wide FIRE BAN according to section 21 of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act. It was brought into effect as of 4:30 pm on May 5, 2016. The Order suspends all fire permits issued under the Act, requires all…

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County, FCSS and ESS ready to provide assistance

Today 700 hamburgers and buns along with a pallet of water was delivered by County Staff to help people in Wandering River and Grassland. (Photo) – Jordan Foy of Athabasca County assists Canadian Tire employee Justin Kendell to load a pallet of bottled water. ATHABASCA, AB  –  Athabasca County has remained in regular contact with…

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Fire Restriction issued for Athabasca County

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Building contractor required

Athabasca County is seeking proposals from interested general contractors to construct a 22’ x 36’ (792 square feet) addition to the Rochester Fire Hall, located in the Hamlet of Rochester. The addition will consist of two bays, each with a  12’ x 12’ overhead door. The construction method will be basic metal clad wood framing…

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Planned Power Outage – Saturday, Nov. 7

County telephone and internet services will be affected Due to circumstances beyond our control a planned power outage in Athabasca between the hours of 7 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 7, 2015 will affect County phone and internet services. The ability to leave messages with staff members in the Administration, Public Works and…

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Baptiste Fire Hall Official Opens

Residents of the Baptiste Lake region, volunteer firefighters and elected officials celebrated the official opening a new fire hall on August 15, 2015. Located along Highway 2 and within the Summer Village of South Baptiste, the Baptiste Fire Hall’s location will help first responders provide centralized fire and rescue services to six summer villages and the surrounding…

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Athabasca Reception Centre winding down

Athabasca’s role in helping those evacuated from the threat of a wildfire near Wabasca is coming to a close. The role of the Athabasca Reception Centre was to provide food, shelter and daily necessities for those displaced as the result of a fire in the Calling Lake region that saw an estimated 5,000 people displaced from their…

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Highway 63 Driver Safety Notice

Both directions of traffic will be rerouted onto the new northbound lanes of Highway 63 so crews can complete reconstruction work on the existing highway. The work is taking place 2 kilometres south of Wandering River from April 21 to June 15, weather permitting. Both directions of Highway 63 traffic will be rerouted onto the…

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