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Archive: May 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Community Project Funding

Friday, May 12, 2017

Rocky View County is accepting applications for funding through our Community Benefit Initiatives Grant.Does your not-for-profit group have an idea to make Rocky View County a better place? You can apply for up to $5,000 through our Community Benefit Initiatives Grant Program to support your Read More...

Chestermere’s Appeal of Conrich Plan Dismissed

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

An appeal filed by the city of Chestermere against Rocky View County’s Conrich Area Structure Plan has been dismissed, upholding the County’s comprehensive plans for the hamlet area.In a process that lasted more than a year, the Province’s Municipal Government Board issued a ruling on May 10 that Read More...

Rocky View County Recruits "Experienced" Trucks

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

From left to right: Deputy Reeve Solberg, Councillor Breakey, Councillor Habberfield, Reeve Boehlke, Councillor Ashdown, Councillor Arshinoff, Fire Chief Randy Smith, Councillor Kendall, and Councillor Lowther. Rocky View County Fire Services has added two “new-to-us” trucks to its fleet of Read More...

5th Annual Alberta Open Farm Days

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This year’s Alberta Open Farm Days, the fifth annual, runs August 19-20, 2017. The deadline for farms to register to participate is May 31. New this year, farms can choose which day(s) they would like to participate (Saturday, Sunday, or both).Open Farm Days is a catalyst for stimulating economic Read More...

Summer Farm Employment Program

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

If full time farmers are thinking about hiring a student for summer employment, now is the time to apply. Once again, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be offering the Summer Farm Employment Program. This program gives Alberta’s youth the opportunity to gain farm work experience and provides Read More...

Time for Pale Western Cutworm Scouting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Pale Western Cutworm is a below-ground feeder, with larvae hatching in late April/early May. For many, seed isn't even in the ground yet, but the cutworms are ready for it when it is. So the time to start scouting for cutworms is now.More information: Pale Western Cutworm

Council Decisions: May 9, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the May 9, 2017 Council Meeting. This is an overview only—specific details are available on the Council Minutes and Archives page or by contacting the County’s Legislative and Legal Services department.General BusinessCouncil Read More...

Dutch Elm Disease Prevention/Control Measures

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Under the Plant Protection Act “Plant Protection Regulation” of Canada, the movement of the Dutch elm disease (DED) pathogen is regulated. Elms from a DED-infected province cannot be shipped to a disease-free province. Alberta and British Columbia are classified as DED-free.Under the Alberta Read More...

Producer Input Sought About Agriculture Programs

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alberta is working with the federal government and other provinces and territories to develop a new five-year agricultural policy framework to replace the current Growing Forward 2 agreement, which expires on March 31, 2018.Albertans have the opportunity to share ideas about the future of provincial Read More...

Rural Acreage Owner Pesticide Certified Program

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Rural Acreage Owner Herbicide Program was initiated to ensure rural acreage owners (RAOs) have access to select commercial-class herbicides to control prohibited noxious and noxious weeds (as identified in the Weed Control Act).Lakeland College offers an online course to agricultural Read More...

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