COVID-19 Update – Campground Opening Delayed

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after considering recommendations by Alberta Health Services for reducing the risk of spread, Athabasca County has made the difficult decision to delay the opening of our campgrounds until June 1, 2020. We understand that in these stressful times people want to be outdoors; however, protecting the safety of…

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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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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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Road Bans Now in Effect

As of 8 am on Friday, March 27, 2020 reduced percentage axle weights for roads are in effect. To protect the condition of municipal roads during spring conditions, Athabasca County puts in place road weight restrictions (road bans) which limits the overall axle weight of vehicles and equipment on roads. Provisions granted to Athabasca County…

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Transfer Sites Maintaining Winter Hours

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all Waste Transfer Stations will remain on the their respective Winter Hours Schedule. The sites are open to accept essential waste (bags of kitchen & bath waste etc.). Please avoid large Spring Clean Up or Construction and Renovation Waste loads until further notice. Athabasca Transfer Site 09:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday…

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A Word of Thanks from Athabasca County

There are those among us who continue to keep our communities going during times of uncertainty.  With this short message we offer our thanks to the many unsung heroes who report to work each day in many roles despite challenges associated with doing so. Among those most at risk are healthcare workers, first responders, those who work…

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County Conversation – March 25

An update about services during the COVID-19 pandemic 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 outlines measures taken by Athabasca County to increase public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also mentions…

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Development Permit Approvals

For the week of March 26, 2020 .   Permitted Use:   D20-013 Residence Addition 16’ x 28’ (448 sq ft) SW 16-67-21-W4 (Division 5) Decision Date: March 19, 2020   Anyone claiming to be affected by the approval may submit an appeal within 21 days from the date of decision. The appeal must be…

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COVID-19 Update: Playgrounds Closing

Athabasca County continues to monitor for changes and recommendations to increase public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result the following playgrounds are being closed in Athabasca County: Jackfish Lake Campground Blue Heron Estates Golding Nodding Acres Century Estates Baptiste Lake Campground Hope Lake Campground Forfar Recreational Park Island Lake Campground These play structures…

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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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