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Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 - 09:00

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting - in County Council Chambers Meetings typically start at 9:00 AM; check the agenda to confirm the start time.The agenda can be viewed here. Note: Agendas are typically published the Friday before the meeting. This meeting is open to the Public.  Call (780) 678-3070 or email planning@county.camrose.ab.ca for further details.

 

Tuesday, 28 January, 2020 - 09:30

Please be advised that the Regular Meeting of the Council is scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, in the Council Chambers at the County Office located at 3755- 43 Avenue in Camrose. Please feel free to check out the Published Agenda located here. The Public is Welcome to attend.  

Beginning in May of 2020 Council will begin their Regular Council Meetings at 9:30 AM. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**PLEASE READ**    Regarding ANIMAL SAFETY in this cold weather.......

Domestic Animals: We don't recommend keeping any pet outside for long periods of time, but if you are unable to keep your pet inside during cold weather, provide him/her with a warm, solid shelter against wind. Make sure that they have unlimited access to fresh, non-frozen water (by changing the water frequently or using a pet-safe, heated water bowl). The floor of the shelter should be off of the ground (to minimize heat loss into the ground) and the bedding should be thick, dry and changed regularly to provide a warm, dry environment. The door to the shelter should be positioned away from prevailing winds.

Livestock: can generally tolerate cold temperatures, but wind, rain, or snow will require a greater expenditure of calories. With that in mind, be sure they have a way to get out of the elements, especially the wind. Blankets can help protect horses, but a structural shelter with proper ventilation and dry bedding is the best method of protection for livestock.  It is crucial that your herd consumes enough calories to heat themselves and has access to fresh and unfrozen water. Tank heaters or heated buckets can help keep water at a temperature your animals are more comfortable drinking. Livestock will not consume adequate amounts of water if it is near freezing, and consuming enough water is important to your animals' health and well-being in winter months. ​

 

Under the Animal Protection Act:

Section 2(1) No person shall cause or permit an animal of which the person is the owner or the person in charge to be or to continue be in be in distress.  

Section 2.1 – A person who owns or is in charge of an animal

  1. must ensure that the animal has adequate food and water,
  2. must provide the animal with adequate care when the animal is wounded or ill,
  3. must provide the animal with reasonable protection from injurious heat or cold, and
  4. must provide the animal with adequate shelter, ventilation and space.

******Animal owners in violation of any of the above legislation, can possibly face fines and seizure of their animals. ********

Camrose County Officers urge the public to please contact Law Enforcement if they observe any animals in distress................Camrose County Protective Services........780-672-4449

 

The role of the County Officers in a situation of animal distress would be to enforce the Animal Protection Act, which would include educating the animal owner on their responsibilities to care for their animals in cold weather situations. Unfortunately, the Officers and Camrose County do not have the means or facilities to catch or care for stray cats. The local shelter capacity is very limited as well. Camrose County has a contract with Old MacDonald Kennels to deal with stray dog complaints in the County, but unfortunately this doesn't apply to cats.

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020 - 05:00

Please note:  There will be a Special Council Meeting on February 18 at 5:00 PM at City Hall for the IDP Public Hearing. 

Monday, 20 January, 2020 - 10:30

Fusarium Best Management Practices Seminar on January 20, 2020 from 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. at the Killam Community Hall - 4929 50 St, Killam, AB

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to your local plant!

 

Hosted by:

Strome Seed Cleaning...............................780-376-3573

Alliance Seed Cleaning...............................780-879-3927

Camrose Seed Cleaning..............................780-672-2371 or 672-4765

Beaver County Seed Cleaning.....................780-688-3917

Lougheed Seed Cleaning.............................780-386-3771

Forestburg Seed Cleaning...........................780-582-3819

 

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 08:30

The Municipal Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and typically occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  The agenda is available here the week before the meeting.

Please note that while MPC meetings are open to the public, they are not Public Hearings. The most effective way to submit feedback on a particular proposal is in writing in advance of the meeting to the Planning and Development department, who can then attach it to the public agenda package. MPC members may, at their discretion, ask questions of administration or any affected parties relating to the agenda during the meeting.

 

Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 20:00

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

More Election Information - click here

 

Alberta Environment and Parks would like to provide an update on the status of the Camrose Flood Hazard Study.

 

The information is available online at River Hazard Studies

 

For more information, and for updates on the status of all our ongoing studies, please visit www.floodhazard.alberta.ca and click on the River Hazard Studies link.

 

Julia Frohlich
Community Engagement Lead
Community Engagement – Strategy Division

Environment and Parks
3115 12 Street NE, Calgary
Calgary, AB  T2E 7J2
Tel: (403) 355-2494
Cell: (403) 512-4450

 

 

Council has updated the Fee For Service Bylaw for 2017.  The bylaw is available here.  The fee schedule in the Bylaw will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Effective April 1, 2018, producers will need to have an EFP completion letter dated within the last 10 years to be considered current and eligible for cost-share funding with the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change programs of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP). That means, for example, if you apply in September 1, 2018, your EFP will need to have been approved on or after September 1, 2008 to be considered for current funding.

I’m sure the first question you’ll ask after reading the title is “Why?”. There has been a movement to harmonize EFPs nationally to make EFPs more useful to sustainable sourcing programs, and Alberta is the only province without a renewal period; therefore, we are doing it to make EFPs useful to sustainable sourcing programs across Canada.

I’m sure the next question is “How often?”. The Alberta EFP program has a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (an industry advisory group) that set the renewal period at 10 years.  We are waiting to see if the renewal period becomes part of the harmonized national standard.  If it does, we anticipate we will need to move the renewal period to 5 years or less in the future.

What does this mean for producers?

  • If you want to apply for Growing Forward/CAP grants, you will need a current EFP.
  • If a sustainable sourcing program requires it (e.g. the potato sustainability initiative), you will need a current EFP
  • If your completion letter is older than 10 years, you will need to do a new workbook and action plan.
  • If you cannot find your completion letter, you will need to start and complete a new EFP to be considered current, regardless of the completion date; unless your EFP is online.
  • Technicians cannot give out completion letters without doing a full review of a new EFP (both workbook and action plan).

Producers should use the online workbook!  ~ Why?

  • The online workbook does many of the calculations for you and carries data forward to other parts of the online workbook where needed
  • Future renewals will be easier. The data are stored online on a secure virtual private server accessible only to ARECA staff entrusted to deliver the EFP Program.
    • When the next version change comes, your data will be migrated to the newest version, making updates easier and simpler.
  • If available, you should use your original binder as a reference for your EFP renewal.  Producers who have done this have told us putting the paper version online takes a few hours
  • If you cannot renew online, then you need to complete a new binder of the latest version.

How do I Renew?

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