Category: News & Notices

County Campgrounds will reopen in July

The two biggest of Athabasca County’s campgrounds will reopen for campers on July 1, 2020. The decision to reopen Forfar Recreational Park and Hope Lake Campground for overnight camping was made at the Athabasca County Regular Public Works Meeting on June 16, 2020. Boat launches, beaches, group sites, day-use areas, and regular campsites will once…

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Employment Opportunity

Seasonal Recreational Maintenance Workers – Athabasca County is presently accepting applications for Seasonal Recreation Maintenance Workers for our municipal campgrounds.   We are looking for: Two (2) workers to report to Hope Lake Campground; and, Two (2) workers to report to Forfar Lake Campground. All positions will start on June 29, 2020.   The ideal…

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Bridge Maintenance Notice

Athabasca County will be conducting bridge maintenance work on Twp Rd 665.5 East of Highway 2 (just south of the Hutterian Brethren of Athabasca). A contractor will be completing a wing wall repair and bank stabilization on the South East portion of the bridge. Work will begin on Tuesday, June 16th, and is expected to…

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County Office and FCSS to Reopen

With the Government of Alberta’s announcement of advancing to Stage 2 having taken place, preparations are being made by the County for the reopening of our buildings to the public. The reopening of the following facilities will take place on Monday, July 6, 2020: • Athabasca County Administration Office 8 am to 4 pm |…

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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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Development Permit Approvals

Approved development permits for the week of June 10, 2020   Permitted Use:   D20-049 16’ x 24’ (10’ high) shed P0940855; B1; L7 within NW 23-66-24-W4 (Division 8) Decision Date: June 3, 2020   D20-046 12’ x 20’ (4’ high) deck P1022765; U53 within NW 6-66-22-W4 (Division 8) Decision Date: June 4, 2020  …

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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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Council to Discuss Campgrounds Re-Opening

Following the Government of Alberta’s June 9, 2020, announcement of proceeding to Phase 2 of its relaunch plan, Athabasca County Council will be reconsidering the decision to close campgrounds for the 2020 camping season. The discussion about re-opening campgrounds will take place at the June 16, 2020, Public Works Meeting. Further information will be provided…

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Road Closure Notice – Range Road 205

Athabasca County’s Infrastructure Services Department continues to evaluate damage from recent rainfall and as a result Range Road 205 has been closed due to a severe washout.   Access for Residents Local traffic along Range Road 205 can still access their properties from either side of the flooded area but should not drive, or walk…

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Road Closure – Range Road 185

Athabasca County’s Infrastructure Services Department continues to evaluate damage from recent rainfall and as a result Range Road 185 has been closed due to the water level being high on the road.   Access for Residents Local traffic along Range Road 185 can still access their properties from either side of the flooded area but…

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