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2018 PROPERTY TAXES


A friendly reminder to all residents that the 2018 property taxes are due June 30th to avoid late penalties. As this is a Saturday, the last day to make payments in person at the office will be Friday June 29th by closing time 3:00 pm. If you have not yet received your 2018 combined property assessment and tax notice, please contact our office ASAP
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Road Closures for Coloured in Fun Run


On Sunday, June 17th, The County of Northern Lights, Manning Wellness Association and other community members will be hosting a 5-kilometre Colour Run. To allow participants to safely make their way through the course, there will be intermittent road closures between the hours of 8:15 and 11:30 am on the following roads:
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Cemetery Funding


The County of Northern Lights Council recognizes that there are numerous Cemeteries located within the County that require ongoing care and maintenance. Typically, these Cemeteries are maintained by residents, the town of Manning, or not for profit groups. Cemetery boards are able to apply for operational and/or capital funding to assist in their operations through the County Cemetery Funding Policy.
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County now accepting Bursary Applications


The County of Northern Lights is now accepting applications for the 2018 - 2019 Student Bursary Program. Deadline for applications is July 16th, 2018.
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Request for Photography Services Quote


The County of Northern Lights is seeking to hire a photographer(s) to create a photography collection that captures the essence, beauty, and uniqueness of life as a tourist or resident of the County of Northern Lights. The areas to be covered are; the County of Northern Lights and the support communities of Town of Manning, Peace River and Grimshaw. These images will be used for communication materials and marketing initiatives locally, regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
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Hometown Proud Program


Heading off to college or starting your first year of technical training for an apprenticeship? Check out the Hometown Proud Initiative! 
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Township 874 Road Closure-DATE CHANGE


Township Road 874 Closed for Construction-DATE CHANGE
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Tax Payment Receipts


Did you know? Recent Municipal Government Act (MGA) changes specify that a municipality is not obligated to send receipts automatically for tax payments. At the County of Northern Lights, we are happy to provide you with one, however beginning on July 1st 2018 we will no longer be sending them automatically. When making a payment please contact our staff should you wish to have a receipt provided and they will facilitate this through email, fax or regular scheduled mail.
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Range Road 225 Road Closure


Range Road 255 south off of Highway 689
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CALCIUM APPLICATION IN PROGRESS


Public Works is currently applying Calcium to site specific locations throughout the County. Work on these sites are of short duration with little to no signage indicating work is in progress. We encourage those travelling on local county roads to be cautious of Graders and Water Trucks working.  
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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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Road Closures


The following roads are closed due to flooding and road wash outs:
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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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WILDFIRE WEST OF NOTIKEWIN


June 5: 2019 9:00 AM Notice: This fire is now BEING HELD at 3,992 hectares in size 20 kms west of Hotchkiss.  Due to the rain and cooler temperatures, the fire behavior has been quiet. Helicopters, heavy equipment and firefighters will continue to work towards fortifying the guard around the fire perimeter again today. For further Forestry updates on the wildfire please go to http://wildfire.alberta.ca/wildfire-status/default.aspx
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Peace River Flood Hazard Study Update


The Peace River hazard study began in 2015 to identify and assess river related hazards along a 52 km reach of the Peace River and 1 km of the Hart River. The study extends from the end of Shaftesbury Trail, through Peace River to just past the Diashowa mill.
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