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Road Closure-Range Road 242, West of North Star: Date Change


Road closures will be in place between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm on Range Road 242, west of North Star. Road Closure will be in effect on Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th, not the 9th & 10th as previously posted.
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Notice: Office Truck Fill Computer Technical Problem


Notice: Due to technical problems, the County office is currently unable to create new truck fill accounts and look up truck fill account information. Truck fill stations are still operational. The problem should be resolved by Friday, October 12th.
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Work Safely-Property Ditching & Brushing


Did you know that before you perform brushing or ditching work along an underground pipeline, you are required to make more than just a One-Call? TransCanada requires crossing agreements for brushing and a representative present for ditching work. For more information related to brushing and/or ditching, please see the brochures below.
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2018 Business Awards & Recognition Dinner


In celebration of Small Business Week, the County of Northern Lights, in partnership with the Manning and District Chamber of Commerce, will host the 9th annual Business Awards & Recognition Dinner on Friday, October 12th at the Battle River Ag Hall. Tickets to this event are sold out. 
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Warrensville Community Water Source Decommissioning


Notice: The County of Northern Lights would like to prepare residents for the closure of the Warrensville community water well. The well may close as early as Thursday, November 1st, depending on weather and contractor schedules.  The well is being decommissioned to allow work to begin on the potable water truck fill station. The truck fill is scheduled to be complete in July 2019. The Bear Creek community water well will be remaining open and can be used as an alternative. For more information contact the County of Northern Lights office at 780-836-3348 or toll-free at 1-888-525-3481.
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Weberville Park Space Study


The County of Northern Lights, along with Invistec Consulting Ltd., is preparing a park space study. The study is intended to investigate the feasibility, desires of the residents, and potentially suitable locations and programming. The desire for a new park space was previously identified through the Weberville Road Study, Recreation Master Plan, Visioning Survey, and to the significant growth in the area. The outcome of the study is to determine the feasibility and desire of a new park space in Weberville and provide Council with a recommendation. Conducting the study does not mean a new park space will be necessarily developed.            
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Review the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA)


As you may be aware, it is the intent of the Government of Alberta to review the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) following each municipal general election, with the most recent elections held in October 2017.
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NOTICE: 5 Ton Weight Restriction on Bridge File 72503


Please note that a 5 ton weight restriction has been placed on the bridge is located on Range Road 225; between Township Roads 900 & 902. The reduced rating will remain in place until such time the caps can be replaced. Inspections will be completed every 6 months. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and ask that you adhere to the posted restrictions.
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Legalization of Cannabis – What Does it Mean for the County of Northern Lights


In the spring of 2017, The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45 (The Cannabis Act), which will legalize, regulate and allow the sales of cannabis in Canada. It is possible that retail sales will be available late summer/fall 2018. The County of Northern Lights is currently updating the Land Use Bylaw to ensure conformity with federal and provincial cannabis legislation. Currently, it is only legal to consume cannabis if you have a medical prescription.
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Intermunicipal Development Plan


The County of Northern Lights is currently working on an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The County will also be undertaking IDP's with Mackenzie County and Clear Hills County. For more information on the IDP process or the content of the IDP, please contact Alisha  Mody at: alisha@mmsa.ca or Elise Willison at: elise@mmsa.ca 
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TAX AUTO PAY


In addition to online or telebanking, payment by cash or cheque, the County of Northern Lights continues to offer the pre-authorized monthly payment plan (Tax Auto Pay) as an option for payment of taxes.
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