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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In continuation of its ongoing commitment to provide senior residents with quality services, the MD has added information and links related to provincial and federal seniors assistance programs to the Rural Services section of the municipal website.
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.