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Seed Viability


The County of Northern Lights will continue investment in the Seed Viability Policy, however, recent changes at SGS Biovision will not allow them to invoice the Producer and County each separately at the existing 50:50 cost share. Therefore, the County will reimburse each producer on the same 50:50 basis upon receiving a copy of the results and invoices.
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2020 Insect Survey Results


Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network has released its 2020 Insect Surveying Results for the County of Northern Lights. View the report here. 
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North Star Outdoor Rink


Due to the recent warm temperatures, the filling of the North Star Outdoor Rink has been delayed until temperatures are more favorable. Thank you for your patience and keep an eye on the County Facebook page and website for updates.
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Rural High-Speed Internet Testing


Highspeed rural internet is critical for economic development, engaging in the digital economy, and working and learning from home. The Government of Canada has announced the goal of providing access to 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speeds to all Canadians by 2030. RMA, in partnership with CIRA, is conducting internet speed testing. Please note that tests should be run using a computer – either a laptop or desktop. Learn more and test your speed here.
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Carcajou CWS Down


The Carcajou Community Water Source (CWS) is down due to mechanical issues for the foreseeable future until repairs are complete. Once the repairs are complete, an update will be posted on the County website and Facebook page. Thank you for your patience.
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ASB Fusarium Survey


This past summer, Fusarium graminearum (Fg) was removed as a regulated pest under the Agricultural Pest Act.  With a low occurrence of the Fg in the Peace Region, the Agricultural Service Boards would like to get input from Peace Region producers as to how they would like the pest to be monitored, reported on and if applicable, controlled.  Your participation is anonymous, and results will inform what action, if any, your municipality takes regarding Fg. 
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2021 Calendars Now Available!


The batch of new 2021 County of Northern Lights wall calendars are in! You can pick up your free calendar at the County office in Manning, just ask at reception. They are also available at the Dixonville General Store, Manning Library, Grimshaw Library, and Peace River Library, or you can download a printable version here. 
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Planning & Development Department Service Changes


In order to prepare for an upcoming retirement, the County of Northern Lights is looking at a new method of providing planning and development services.
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Disaster Recovery Funding


Apply for disaster recovery funding if your home or business suffered flooding and groundwater seepage damage from April 22 to May 4, 2020. 
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Annual Site Inspections in Progress


A reminder to residents that the County’s assessors are currently in the area performing annual site inspections. These inspections are provincially legislated and required for an accurate assessment process. This year these inspections are being done through the use of a drone to assist in physical distancing measures. The assessors with KCL Consulting Inc. will leave contact information where possible.
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Assessment Model Review - Oil & Gas


The County of Northern Lights was informed on July 24,2020 of the potential results of a review of the Oil & Gas regulated assessment model conducted by the Provincial Government and Industry Partners. 
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North Star Playground and Outdoor Rink: CLOSED


Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 and repairs and maintenance with the playground and outdoor rink, the North Star Playground and rink are currently CLOSED. We thank you for your patience during this time and understand the desire to play, but the safety of the public is important. We look forward to bringing you a refreshed outdoor rink and playground!
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Free Masks


Under the Province’s “Masks for Albertans” program, the County has free non-medical face masks available for County residents. You can pick up your free masks at the Dixonville Post Office and County of Northern Lights office in Manning beginning on Monday, July 13th. Masks are also currently available at the Manning Post Office.
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