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Fire Advisory In Effect


A Fire Advisory has been issued for the Peace River Forest Area due to increasingly hot and dry conditions. Fire permits will be considered on a case by case basis.  
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2018 Photo Calendar Contest


The annual County Photo Calendar Contest is underway! The County is accepting photo entries for the 2019 Photo Calendar. Each photo selected to be featured in the calendar will receive $50. The contest opens Wednesday, August 8th and will close on Monday, October 1st, 2018.
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Notice of Road Closure-Township Road 900


Road closures on Township Road 900 between Range Roads 221 and 222 will commence on Friday, July 27 at 9:00 am for culvert replacements. Please adhere to posted traffic signs as crews and equipment are working in the area.
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Re-Gravel in Progress in Wards 1, 2, and 3


The County of Northern Lights public works staff has begun re-gravelling in Wards 1, 2, and 3.  Please use caution and adhere to any traffic signs that may be in place as crews and equipment complete the re-gravelling. Any questions or concerns, please call the County office at 780-8036-3348 or toll-free at 1-888-525-3481
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Notice of Road Closure-Range Road 243


Starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday, July 24th on Range Road 243 between Township Road 874 and Highway 689 will be closed to allow crews to install a bridge culvert. The road will be closed until further notice, with only residential traffic allowed. Please adhere to any posted traffic signs and drive with caution as crews and heavy equipment complete the culvert installation.
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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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South Regional Waterline Sod Turning


On Tuesday, July 17th the County of Northern Lights hosted a sod turning event to mark the beginning of a 31 million dollar south regional waterline project. The celebration began at 3:00 pm at the Warrensville Community Hall where representatives from the County of Northern Lights, Town of Peace River, Alberta Transportation, EOS (Project Contractors) and Wood (Project Engineers) conducted a ceremonial sod turning. Terry Ungarian, Reeve for County of Northern Lights had these words to say…
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Retail Market Analysis and Industrial Review


The County of Northern Lights, in partnership with the Town of Manning engaged in a Retail Market Analysis for the Town of Manning and Area, and a Light Industrial review for the County of Northern Lights and Town of Manning.  On June 18th, the reports were presented to both councils at the Joint Council Meeting.
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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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Fraudulent Fundraising Activity


Sadly in recent weeks several fire departments in the province, and their communities, have been the subject of fraudulent fundraising activities.  Individuals have been calling residents of the communities and identifying themselves as a member of the local fire department. The caller would then advise the resident that they were conducting fundraising efforts for the fire department and seeking cash donations. 
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Township 874 Road Closure-DATE CHANGE


Township Road 874 Closed for Construction-DATE CHANGE
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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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