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No new Fire Permits will be issued until the Fire restriction is lifted.  Any existing permits are hereby cancelled.
No Fires except for approved gas or propane cooking appliances or portable propane fire pits or campfires in designated fire sites within approved campgrounds.  see more...


2018-05-22  Public Works Week -MAY 20-26
Streets, roads, bridges and public transportation keep us linked together. Clean water and sanitation services keep us healthy and allow our communities to grow and prosper. Thanks to all Public Works staff- we appreciate you!



2018-05-14  Rolling Hills Agricultural Day - 14JUN
Workshops on: Farm Financial Literacy, Cattle and Grain Marketing, Succession Planning and more. Livestock and Crop Tours.

Finnegan Ferry Now OPEN


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...


2018-04-27 ROAD BAN-
Axel weight restriction 50% - Johnson Estates Subdivision 1, 
from TR191 north to end of road.

Please be advised that Road Ban Committee members were called individually today to discuss imposing a 50% ban on Johnson Estates 1 residential subdivision access road, as per the white line in the attached image. It was agreed by all committee members that the ban will be put into effect immediately today and remain until such time as operations has the road restored and safe for motorists use. We pride ourselves on maintaining roads open for travel however in this instance the situation requires these measures to be taken.

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 


2018-04-17 Road Closures  

There are a number of temporary road closures in the County of Newell.  For a current list of closures please see our

 Road Reports, Bans & Temporary Road Closure page


2018-04-16 Partial Road Closure
Please be advised that there is a partial road closure on RR131 North of HWY876. The road will be closed from the Dead End South for approx 230 meters
(shown in blue on map).


2018-04-15 Road Closures  
There are a number of temporary road closures in the County of Newell.  For a current list of closures please see our Road Reports, Bans & Temporary Road Closure page  


2018-04-13 #MyCountyofNewell Photo Contest
We had a great response to #MyCountyofNewell Photo Contest! We need your help to select the People's Choice Winner before we announce the winners! We've selected some of the best ones - click on the link below and vote for your favourite! 


2018-04-12 Road Flooding- Stay Alert!

Due to Spring thaw, some ditches in the County of Newell may be overflowing and causing flooding on roads.  We are placing barricades and signs in known flooded areas.  Drive with caution and let the County know if you see flooded areas without signage.  403-362-3266 


2018-04-12 Dust Abatement 2018
Areas that the County will be applying Calcium has changed for 2018. The County has a policy whereby ratepayers of the County of Newell may make application to have dust abatement applied on the gravelled portion of road in front of their residence. 
Applications must be received not later than April 30, 2018 4:30 p.m. local time.   click here to view rates



2018-04-12 ROAD CLOSURE
Please be advised that TR212 between RR183 and RR184 is closed effective immediately until further notice.


2018-04-11 ROAD CLOSURE 

Please be advised that the following roads will be closed effective immediately until further notice due to deep ruts and soft road conditions, local traffic only:


  1. RR184 from TR210 to TR204
  2. TR212 from RR184 to RR185


2018-03-28  ROAD CLOSURE  (This road still closed APR09 8:40am)

 Please be advised that RR163 between HWY539 and TR184 will be closed until further notice due to water over the road in multiple locations.

2018-04-03  ROAD CLOSURE
Please be advised that  RR184 from TR210 to TR204 will be closed today (Apr 3) from 8:30am to 2:30pm.


2018-03-28  ROAD CLOSURE  
 Please be advised that RR163 between HWY539 and TR184 will be closed until further notice due to water over the road in multiple locations.


Please be advised that  RR184 from TR210 to TR204 will be  close today from 8:30am to 3:00pm, local traffic only. 


2018-03-14  2018 Fire and Emergency Tenders

The County of Newell Fire & Emergency Services is requesting tenders on the following:

-2018 One Ton 4 Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive Pickup
-Emergency Vehicle Lighting Package
-Ultra High Pressure Skid Package

 Deadline April 2, 2018 12:00pm. more...


2018-03-02  2018 Herbicide Tender

The County of Newell is requesting tenders on its 2018 chemical needs. Deadline 28MAR 12:00pm. Herbicides are to be delivered any time before May 1, 2018.more...


2018-03-02 10:20AM  ROAD CLOSURE  UPDATE 

This has been extended to 03MAR at 12:00pm

Please be advised that TR192 from HWY873 to RR143 and RR143 from TR192 to TR193 will be closed effective immediately and will be reopened at 12:00pm on March 2, 2018, local traffic only into Evergreen Subdivision.




A penalty of 12% will be levied on ALL unpaid taxes as of 4:30 p.m. FEBRUARY 28th, 2018

An additional charge of $25.00 per parcel will be added on April 1st, 2018 against every parcel of land on which taxes are more than ONE YEAR in arrears.

To avoid penalties, all tax arrears must be paid on or before FEBRUARY 28th, 2018

County of Newell
P.O. Box 130 (183037 RR145)
BROOKS, Alberta
T1R 1B2


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...



The #MyCountyofNewell Photo Contest starts today!  Now that the weather is beautiful, get outside and send us your best pics of the County of Newell. 

Enter through our Newell Connect app.  Click the "Report" button, Click "Issue Title"- here you will see all the departments you can submit an issue to.  Scroll down to 'County Administration" and select "#MyCountyofNewell Photo Contest". 

We look forward to seeing your entries this year!  Full contest details   Contest closes  March 16, 2018.



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.

  Invitation to Submit Recreation Funding Applications ,County of Newell Division 5 & 10 – Brooks and Cassils Area

 2018-01-04  Westland Acres Poll



 Invitation to Submit Recreation Funding Applications ,County of Newell Division 6 – Bassano Area


 2017-12-20  PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS BEEN LIFTED (as of 10:30 am today)

The County of Newell has issued a Fire Advisory as of today at 8:00am.  Fires are allowed but public warning advising extreme caution is issued. (2017-12-14)
 Please be advised that TR240 East of HWY862 will be closed starting this evening for approximately 4 weeks while a bridge file is replaced .(2017-12-12)
 The Council of the County of Newell invites written applications from electors within the County who may wish
to sit as a member on one of the following Committees... more