Dutch Elm Disease Prevention

 

Dutch elm disease (DED) is a deadly disease that can affect any elm tree. Alberta has been fortunate to remain DED free for many years. However, landowners are still encouraged to be on the lookout for signs of DED on their properties. The tips below are designed to help landowners detect, control and prevent any possible DED outbreaks on their property.

New Children at Play Signs

 

This April, MD Council identified that many new families with young children are moving into the Hamlet of Flatbush. Because speeding on Range Road 20 poses a reasonable risk to children in this area, Council has moved that new "Children at Play" signs are to be erected at various points of entry into the Hamlet.

OHV Helmet Use Required

 

In an effort to enhance off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety, the Government of Alberta has recently amended the Traffic Safety Act to include a new OHV Helmet Law. This means that effective May 15, 2017, helmets will be mandatory for those riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public land. OHVs include any motorized vehicle built for cross-country travel on land, ice, and snow. Common types of OHV are all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, dirt bikes, utility terrain vehicles, and side-by-sides.

Photo Contest Winners Announced

 

Earlier this year, we invited you to Share the best of our rugged-and-real region through your lens...show us what the municipal motto “Rugged & Real” means to you! More than a hundred entries were submitted, and you got to cast your votes. Well the results are in!

Vanderwell Plants Millionth Tree

 

Vanderwell Contractors, a local family-run business with a 75-year history in Alberta, has been committed to promoting sustainable forests for generations. In 2012, Vanderwell partnered with Rona to plant one million trees on lands that have been affected by wildfire.

Seniors Lodge Extends Thanks

 

Vanderwel Heritage Place would like to extend their sincere thanks to all of the community volunteers for making 2016 another successful year for the residents of the seniors lodge.

AHS Answers Questions

 

In an effort to keep residents informed on the state of regional healthcare, Alberta Health Services has compiled a list of frequently asked questions. These questions cover issues such as wait times, extended hours, recruitment efforts and communications.

Local History App in the Works

 

Local history expert – and herself a part of the region’s storied past – Sheila Willis is the driving force behind a new app in development called History Check: Everything Needed to Explore Northern Alberta.

MD Receives Donation for Widewater Firehall Park

 

Barry Hannah, President of the Widewater Athletic Association presented Council with a donation in the amount of $45,000 for the Widewater Firehall Park. The donation was broken down with $35,000 allocated to implement playground/park features and enhancements, with an additional $10,000 to make the park/playground wheelchair accessible.

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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