WATER SERVICE UPDATE - ATTENTION RAINIER, BOW CITY, AND SURROUNDING AREA RESIDENTS
Contractors have completed the repairs to the potable water transmission main, disinfected, flushed and water service has been restored! Thank you to everyone affected for your help, understanding and ability to adapt to the situation.
2019-05-30 2019 Southern Alberta Summer Games
2019-05-15 Regionalization Media Release #6
Regionalization Working Group discusses Elected Representation. See the latest media release here.
Newell Foundation Life Lease Home Available
Simplify your 50 + living and maintain your independence in the Community of Bassano.
1312 square foot duplex home - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining, living room, in-suite laundry, storage and attached garage. Hardwood floors and an open floor plan.
Available for $265,000.00
Individuals purchase the right to occupy the home and pay a monthly fee for maintenance, insurance, taxes and management. 92% of initial investment is refunded at the termination of residency.
Call the Newell Foundation today at (403) 363-2406 to view and find out more about becoming part of our welcoming community.
2019-05-08 Municipal Addressing Contest
Want to win a $250 credit towards a County bill of your choice? Don’t forget to check your tax notice for details about our rural addressing contest! Can’t wait for you tax notice to arrive? Check out the details here...
2019-04-23 Help is on the Way... But Where are you??
Rural Municipal Addresses are unique to residences and businesses point of access from adjacent public roadway. Emergency services requires a specific address to pin point the emergency for dispatching purposes. Know your Rural Municipal Address (this is different than your legal land description).
2019-04-22 Agriculture Services Video- Pesticide Control
See the fourth video in the series from the County of Newell's Agriculture Services Department. Joe Entz, Maintenance Supervisor of Ag Services & Facilities discusses the various units the county has available for Pesticide Control. See it on You Tube!
2019-04-22 2019 Roadside Mowing & Spraying
The 2019 Pesticide Control and Mowing Program deals with controlling weeds on County rights-of-way, County-owned land as well as work within the Town of Bassano, the City of Brooks and Grasslands School Division property. See full Public notice here.
2019-04-18 Finnegan Ferry
Finnegan Ferry is now open for the season.
2019-04-15 Urban Chicken Bylaw
Council has approved the urban chicken bylaw which now clears the way for land owners and tenants residing in all residential areas of the County to keep chickens, with the exception of Lake Newell Resort and areas zoned as direct control. For more details please see the links below:
2019-04-09 Agriculture Services Video
Check out the new Ag Services video on YouTube - Catherine Christensen, Environmental Services Supervisor with the County of Newell discusses the Agriculture Services weed identification and control program. Click here to view video
2019-04-08 County of Newell- Fire Advisory
A Fire Advisory has been issued for the entire County of Newell due to the following conditions:
• Temperatures contributing to the fire risk.
• Wind speeds exceeding safe burning conditions at times.
• Lack of sufficient moisture levels.
Fires are allowed but public warning advising extreme caution is issued. This level is a warning and may be upgraded to a Fire Restriction or Fire Ban if conditions do not improve.
County of Newell Fire Guardians may still issue new fire permits. All conditions contained on the fire permit shall be followed without exception. Failure to follow conditions will result in fines being issued. View full Advisory Notice
2019-04-08 GIS strategies at the County of Newell
See how the County of Newell puts GIS data to work for the organization when Roberta Fernell, Director of IT discusses the strategies during a webinar on April 17th 11am-12pm. The County recently ranked first in their municipality size for their GIS Program. Register for the seminar .
2019-04-03 Noxious Weeds- Downy Brome
Bassano, Brooks, Duchess, Rainier, Rosemary and Tilley will host Open Houses to obtain public feedback on the initiative of combining five municipalities into one regional municipality. Learn More...
Click here for more details
06NOV-Supporting our Cattle Industry – The BIXSco Story
21NOV-Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops
28NOV-Making Sweet Certifiably Sustainable – Alberta Sugar Beet Growers
Click here for more information
Please call the County of Newell Environmental Services Supervisor, Catherine Christensen at 403-362-3266 ext 2293
2018-09-19 On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics ( OFSPV) Program-The Solar PV program has a $3.5 M budget for 2018-19
-The program has received over 68 applications to date
-The program has approved less than $2M in applications, so we have over $1.5M still to allocate, and another $3.5 M next fiscal year.
click here for more information
2018-08-21 -Local Crime Map-
The County of Newell has joined with other municipalities to show local crime maps to raise awareness about property crime in the area. This will also facilitate interagency collaboration.
You can view the crime map for our area on the County of Newell Website... http://www.countyofnewell.ab.ca/p/rural-crime-map
2018-07-30 Obsolete Pesticide Collection Program
Farmers can safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides and equine/livestock medications at a designated collection site from October 22 – 26
Brooks collection site is at CPS on 26OCT. See more . . .
How can the County better communicate and provide additional opportunities for the public to provide input?
The County of Newell is developing a Public Participation policy. This reiterates the County's ongoing commitment to utilizing a variety of public communication methods, in an effort to keep the public informed about matters that may impact them.
The County is asking the public to review the Public Participation Policy and provide feedback;
- Are there any areas of the policy that require changing?
- How can the County better communicate and provide additional opportunities for the public to provide input?
- Let us know how you like the County to communicate information on issues that may affect you...
(Post info to the website, social media, Newell Notify, notice in newspaper, radio announcement, council discussion, etc)
The County is committed to keeping residents fully informed on County matters. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your input.
Please send your feedback to email@example.com of call the County office 403-362-3622 no later than 12pm on July 13, 2018.
2018-06-21 Fraud Alert from the Alberta Fire Commissioner
In recent weeks several fire departments in the province and their communities have been the subject of fraudulent fundraising activities. Individuals have been calling residents of the communities and identifying themselves as a member of the local fire department. The caller would then advise the resident that they were conducting fundraising efforts for the fire department and seeking cash donations. In all reported instances, the fire departments mentioned were not conducting any fundraising and they do not raise funds in this manner. The fire departments involved have notified the RCMP and/or Municipal Police and I understand investigations are ongoing.
2018-06-13 SIGN UP FOR NEWELL NOTIFY
When you sign up for Newell Notify you will be notified in case of local emergency... but you can also select other County of Newell information/updates you would like to receive. Sign up before 15JUN to be entered into a draw for a two-night stay at Emerson Bridge. http://www.newellnotify.ca
2018-04-27- STATEMENT OF CLARIFICATION on behalf of Alberta Environment
TDL’s are not the correct authorization for dewatering. An application for an approval under the Water Act must be submitted in accordance with the information requirements of the Dewatering fact sheet. See more...
2018-04-20 Canadian Agricultural Partnership & Environmental Farm Plan
In Alberta, CAP will deliver programs developed in consultation with stakeholders, and is organized under five themes: Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change; Products, Market Growth and Diversification; Science and Research; Risk Management; and Public Trust. more...
If you are applying for a grant- you will require a current Environmental Farm Plan. The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is a voluntary, whole farm, self-assessment tool that helps producers identify their environmental risks and develop plans to mitigate identified risks. We are working together with farmers committed to environmental stewardship. more...
For more information please contact Ag Services at the County of Newell.
Catherine Christensen 403-794-2293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Renewal Period
As of April 1st, 2018, decided by the Alberta EFP Stakeholder Advisory Committee, producers that have previously completed an Environmental Farm Plan will need to have an EFP completion letter dated within the last 10 years. This letter is necessary to be considered current and eligible for cost-share funding with the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change programs of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP). more...
Now accepting funding applications from community based organizations that provide recreation services or may be undertaking recreation related initiatives in the Brooks and Cassils Area. Deadline is February 9th.
2018-01-04 Westland Acres Poll