2019-10-08 - Elm Pruning Ban in Alberta is Over until March 31, 2020
Newell Foundation Life Lease Home Available
Simplify your 50 + living and maintain your independence in the Community of Bassano.
1312 square foot duplex home - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining, living room, in-suite laundry, storage and attached garage. Hardwood floors and an open floor plan.
Was $265,000.00 now available for $249,000.00
Individuals purchase the right to occupy the home and pay a monthly fee for maintenance, insurance, taxes and management. 92% of initial investment is refunded at the termination of residency.Call the Newell Foundation today at (403) 363-2406 to view and find out more about becoming part of our welcoming community.
County of Newell Withdrawal from Regionalization Working Group Discussions
During the September 5, 2019 Council Meeting, County of Newell Council formally passed a motion to withdraw from the Regionalization Working Group discussions. Our focus will now turn to drafting the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) agreements with our neighbouring municipalities. Please contact us if you have any questions. Click here to view the full letter.
NOTICE TO RURAL WATER USERS (2019-09-30)
The equipment provided as part of your rural water service is your responsibility to care for, maintain, and replace if failure occurs. As of January 1, 2020, the County will no longer be providing replacement parts for the flow emitter assembly that have failed due to several reasons. This insert will serve as notice that the landowner is responsible for future care, maintenance, and replacement of these pieces of equipment, as well as provide some helpful information and best practices to ensure your equipment continues to operate as it was designed.
2019-04-23 Help is on the Way... But Where are you??
Rural Municipal Addresses are unique to residences and businesses point of access from adjacent public roadway. Emergency services requires a specific address to pin point the emergency for dispatching purposes. Know your Rural Municipal Address (this is different than your legal land description).
2019-04-22 Agriculture Services Video- Pesticide Control
See the fourth video in the series from the County of Newell's Agriculture Services Department. Joe Entz, Maintenance Supervisor of Ag Services & Facilities discusses the various units the county has available for Pesticide Control. See it on You Tube!
2019-04-22 2019 Roadside Mowing & Spraying
The 2019 Pesticide Control and Mowing Program deals with controlling weeds on County rights-of-way, County-owned land as well as work within the Town of Bassano, the City of Brooks and Grasslands School Division property. See full Public notice here.
2019-04-18 Finnegan Ferry
Finnegan Ferry is now open for the season.
2019-04-15 Urban Chicken Bylaw
Council has approved the urban chicken bylaw which now clears the way for land owners and tenants residing in all residential areas of the County to keep chickens, with the exception of Lake Newell Resort and areas zoned as direct control. For more details please see the links below:
2019-04-09 Agriculture Services Video
Check out the new Ag Services video on YouTube - Catherine Christensen, Environmental Services Supervisor with the County of Newell discusses the Agriculture Services weed identification and control program. Click here to view video
2019-04-03 Noxious Weeds- Downy Brome
Click here for more details
Please call the County of Newell Environmental Services Supervisor, Catherine Christensen at 403-362-3266 ext 2293
-The program has received over 68 applications to date
-The program has approved less than $2M in applications, so we have over $1.5M still to allocate, and another $3.5 M next fiscal year.
click here for more information
2018-08-21 -Local Crime Map-
The County of Newell has joined with other municipalities to show local crime maps to raise awareness about property crime in the area. This will also facilitate interagency collaboration.
You can view the crime map for our area on the County of Newell Website... http://www.countyofnewell.ab.ca/p/rural-crime-map
2018-07-30 Obsolete Pesticide Collection Program
Farmers can safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides and equine/livestock medications at a designated collection site from October 22 – 26
Brooks collection site is at CPS on 26OCT. See more . . .
How can the County better communicate and provide additional opportunities for the public to provide input?
The County of Newell is developing a Public Participation policy. This reiterates the County's ongoing commitment to utilizing a variety of public communication methods, in an effort to keep the public informed about matters that may impact them.
The County is asking the public to review the Public Participation Policy and provide feedback;
- Are there any areas of the policy that require changing?
- How can the County better communicate and provide additional opportunities for the public to provide input?
- Let us know how you like the County to communicate information on issues that may affect you...
(Post info to the website, social media, Newell Notify, notice in newspaper, radio announcement, council discussion, etc)
The County is committed to keeping residents fully informed on County matters. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your input.
Please send your feedback to email@example.com of call the County office 403-362-3622 no later than 12pm on July 13, 2018.
2018-06-21 Fraud Alert from the Alberta Fire Commissioner
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. In all reported instances, the fire departments mentioned were not conducting any fundraising and they do not raise funds in this manner. The fire departments involved have notified the RCMP and/or Municipal Police and I understand investigations are ongoing.
2018-06-13 SIGN UP FOR NEWELL NOTIFY
When you sign up for Newell Notify you will be notified in case of local emergency... but you can also select other County of Newell information/updates you would like to receive. Sign up before 15JUN to be entered into a draw for a two-night stay at Emerson Bridge. http://www.newellnotify.ca
2018-04-27- STATEMENT OF CLARIFICATION on behalf of Alberta Environment
TDL’s are not the correct authorization for dewatering. An application for an approval under the Water Act must be submitted in accordance with the information requirements of the Dewatering fact sheet. See more...
2018-04-20 Canadian Agricultural Partnership & Environmental Farm Plan
In Alberta, CAP will deliver programs developed in consultation with stakeholders, and is organized under five themes: Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change; Products, Market Growth and Diversification; Science and Research; Risk Management; and Public Trust. more...
If you are applying for a grant- you will require a current Environmental Farm Plan. The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is a voluntary, whole farm, self-assessment tool that helps producers identify their environmental risks and develop plans to mitigate identified risks. We are working together with farmers committed to environmental stewardship. more...
For more information please contact Ag Services at the County of Newell.
Catherine Christensen 403-794-2293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Renewal Period
As of April 1st, 2018, decided by the Alberta EFP Stakeholder Advisory Committee, producers that have previously completed an Environmental Farm Plan will need to have an EFP completion letter dated within the last 10 years. This letter is necessary to be considered current and eligible for cost-share funding with the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change programs of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP). more...
Now accepting funding applications from community based organizations that provide recreation services or may be undertaking recreation related initiatives in the Brooks and Cassils Area. Deadline is February 9th.
2018-01-04 Westland Acres Poll