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Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 - 09:00

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting - in County Council Chambers at 9:00 AM.The agenda can be viewed here. This meeting is open to the Public.  Call (780)678-3070 for further details..

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 - 09:30

Please be advised that the Regular Meeting of the Council is scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 9:30 am 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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - 09:00

Camrose County Ag. Services is offering a workshop called:  Designing for Cold Climate Water Resiliency.  It will be held November 8 at the New Norway Community Hall from 9:00 to 5:00.  Topics include Principles of Water Harvesting, Strategic Snow Harvesting, Water Harvesting Earthworks, Gravity Water Reticulation and more!

Register now!

 

 

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.

 

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 06:00

Camrose County is hosting a Septic Sense Workshop on Novembre 7, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:30.  Call now to book your spot as seating is limited

Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 20:00

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

More Election Information - click here

 

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?

Although Farm Vehicles (Class 2) are exempt from the provisions of sections 10 and 22 of the NSC (National Safety Code for Motor Carriers) when carrying bales (IF they do not exceed the posted speed limit or 80 km/hr, whichever is less, and the vehicle is not operated onon any highway or portion of a highway except to cross the highway), they are NOT EXEMPT from Section 5(2) of the Cargo Securement Standard which states:

"The cargo securement system shall provide a downward force equal to at least 20% of the weight of an article of cargo if the article is not fully contained within the structure of the vehicle"

What this is saying is that you MUST secure each bale with strap, with a marked Working Load Limit (WWL) of at least 20% of weight or aggregate weight of each bale or stack of bales loaded on any vehicle.

For example, If you have a sinigle bale that weighs 500 kg you would need to secure that bale with a strap marked with a WWL of 100 kg. 

If you have one strap over two bales that weight 500 kg each, you would need a strap with a WWL of 200 kg. 

If you have a single strap over three bales that weigh 500 kg each, you would need a strap with a WWL of 300 kg.

The fines for an improperly secured load are up to $776.

 

Camrose County is proud to partner with the Food Artisans of Camrose County to offer the 2018 Local Food Contest!

Your neighbours in Camrose County produce and process a bounty of food.

This summer Camrose County encourages you to shop direct from local producers and processors at farm stores, market gardens and farmers’ markets!

Win a basket of Local Food!

Everyone welcome to participate!

Contest Details:

1. Visit the County website (Link to Local Food List of Producers) for a comprehensive list of local food producers participating in the Contest.

2. Make a purchase at 3 different local food producers listed in this brochure and ask the local food producer to initial the entry form on the back side of the brochure upon purchase.

3. Submit your completed entry form at the locations listed on the back page of the brochure.

Draws will be made for Local Food Baskets

At the end of July, August and September.

Grand Prize Draw October 1, 2018

Enter as often as you like! 

Link to Local Food List of Producers

 

 

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