Category: Featured

COVID-19 Business Support Information

A new online resource to help connect business owners with provincial and federal supports and information during the COVID-19 pandemic is now available on the Athabasca County website. The information will be updated with new information as it is rolled out by the provincial and federal governments so check back often to find updates.  …

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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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Old Brick School Agreement Negotiated

An agreement has been struck between Athabasca County and the Town of Athabasca for the future ownership and operation of facilities surrounding the Athabasca Brick School. A proposal was made by Athabasca County in August 2019, to remove Athabasca County from ownership of the lands and buildings on the property.  Included were provisions to transfer…

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Spring Forward & Check Smoke Detectors

Daylight saving time officially starts this weekend in Alberta on Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m. While your phones and computers will automatically “spring forward” one hour earlier, you’ll still have to check your smoke detectors. So here are 5 tips to check your smoke detectors: Test alarms at least once a month by using…

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Campground Booking Policy Change

Beginning on March 2, 2020 campground bookings are open for the camping season. Please note:  A policy change has been made and is in effect for this camping season. Reservations can only be made in the following ways: in-person at the County Admin Office, 3602 – 48th Avenue, Athabasca, AB  T9S 1M8 by telephone –…

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County Conversation – Check Winter Burn Sites

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 checking winter burn sites in preparation for spring. It’s part of regular fire prevention measures undertaken by the County each year. …

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Verified Beef Workshop – Athabasca

Canadian beef is a high quality product, recognized internationally for its excellence. Increasingly the food industry is using “sustainability” as a way to market products to consumers who are looking to make environmentally conscious purchases. This means the industry has to prove it standards. To demonstrate the industry’s commitment to safe food and safe production…

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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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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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Tourism Entrepreneurship Seminar – Athabasca

The Tourism Entrepreneurship Start-up Seminar (TESS) is a one-day free seminar taking place in various municipalities across Alberta. In Athabasca the event is being hosted by the Tourism & Economic Development Committee. TESS is designed to assist start-up tourism entrepreneurs and businesses (from concept to about two years in business) access information and resources to help increase the likelihood of a…

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