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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Newcomer Community Capacity Advisory: Seeking Committee Members

Advisory Committee

Participate in an advisory committee that focuses on the delivery and access of settlement services in rural areas.

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Swalwell Bulk Water Closed

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July 19, 2021

Please be advised, the Swalwell Bulk Water Station is closed until further notice. We will update as soon as the Bulk Station is available for use again.

In the meantime, please visit our website for alternative Bulk Water Fill Stations in the...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Citizen Satisfaction Survey

Citizen Satisfaction Survey

Provide input on the services you receive, programs the County offers, how tax dollars are spent, and issues/challenges you think the County should prioritize.

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Fire Ban in Effect

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July 16, 2021: A full Fire Ban is now in effect for Kneehill County. Campfires are not allowed, all fire permits are suspended or canceled, and no new fire permits will be issued.

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Neighbourhood Notes

Newsletter

Read the latest edition of Kneehill County's quarterly ratepayer newsletter. In this issue: Citizen Satisfaction Survey, Voter Information, Business Spotlights, Ag Services Programs, Bridge and Road projects, and more!

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Council Notes

Council Notes

A brief summary of Tuesday's Council Meeting.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Dog License Update

Animal Licensing Update

Fill out our online form to update your pet's information.

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Open to the Public

Coronavirus News Flash

With Alberta entering Stage 3 of the "Open for Summer" plan, the Kneehill County office is now open to the public for walk-ins and in-person services.

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Posted on: May 31, 2021

Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Kneehill County offers two $2000 scholarships to Kneehill County residents enrolled in their first year of post-secondary education.

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Green Acreages Funding Opportunity

Green Acreages

Funding is now available for acreage enhancement projects that restore natural watershed function and help lessen the impacts of drought or flooding.

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COVID-19

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Open to the Public starting July 2

With the Province entering Stage 3 of the "Open for Summer" plan, Kneehill County will fully open to the public starting Friday, July 2, 2021. 

Starting July 2, walk-ins are welcome, and face masks are optional at the Kneehill County off...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Alberta: Open for Summer

Alberta’s Open for Summer plan provides a three-stage road map to lifting health restrictions and safely getting back to normal, as long as public health measures are followed in the short term and vaccination numbers continue to rise. ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Kneehill County's COVID-19 Response

On March 13, the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) was activated for Kneehill County. County staff continue to implement measures as advised by the province and Alberta Health Services to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. 

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COVID-19

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Green Acreages Cost-Share Funding Opportunity

With funding from Alberta’s Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program and support from rural municipalities, the Green Acreages program has expanded and now accepts applications from small acreage, hobby farm, and recreational property owners...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Improving Access to Local Food

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Changes to Alberta’s Food Regulation enable Albertans to sell low-risk home-prepared foods from home and at special events, increasing access to locally prepared food.

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News Flash

Posted on: June 16, 2021

Kirk's Alpaca Farm

Kirks - Social

Kneehill County is proud to highlight the Agripreneurs and Businesses that make our community great.

As you drive west of Three Hills along Highway 583, you’ve likely seen signs directing you to Dennis and Josee Kirk’s Alpaca Farm. The ...

Alpaca lunch...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Route 304 Cattle Co.

Route 304

Kneehill County is proud to highlight the Agripreneurs and Businesses that make our community great.

Brandon & Danielle Toews are a young couple with a lifetime of agriculture experience.

As third-generation farmers/ranchers who grew up breathing countr...

Plan your next BBQ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Good Knights

Good Knights

Kneehill County is proud to highlight the Agripreneurs and Businesses that make our community great.

Step back in time and experience the middle ages with modern comforts and conveniences at Good Knights Medieval Encampment!

Located in the rolling hills of ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Digger's Greenhouse

Diggers Greenhouse

Kneehill County is proud to highlight the Agripreneurs and Businesses that make our community great.

When you drive into Three Hills from Hwy 21, you cannot miss the 6000 ft2 greenhouse nestled in the beautifully manicured farmstead located between the Sup...

Stop and smell the flowers...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

St. Ann Ranch

St. Ann Ranch

Kneehill County is proud to highlight the Agripreneurs and Businesses that make our community great.

St. Ann Ranch Country Inn located in a sheltered valley near Trochu, Alberta, can be your year-round escape from everyday life.

It was 50 years ago when Lou...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Benedict Beef Inc.

Benedict Beef Agripreneur Business Spotlight

Kneehill County is proud to highlight the Agripreneurs and businesses that make our community great.

Our first Agripreneur Spotlight features Benedict Beef Inc., of Wimborne, Ab.  Owned and operated by Derek and Lois Benedict and their four daught...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 9, 2021

Clarification on Rescinding of Councillor Appointments

June 9, 2021

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Clarification on Rescinding of Councillor Appointments 

In response to questions posed regarding Council motions made in relation to Councillor Hugo, the following is intended to provide additional clarity on the matter and...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Council Rescinds Councillor Appointments

June 8, 2021

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Council Rescinds Councillor Appointments

At the June 8, 2021, Council Meeting, Kneehill County Council passed the following motions: 

“Council, in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and Kneehill County Co...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Firefighter Training

On Saturday, May 15th, 2021, firefighters in the Kneehill region took part in fire training hosted at the Fire Training Structure in Trochu.  

Kneehill County and region received $13,136 in provincial grant funding for training through the Alberta...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Pay Parking at Horseshoe Canyon

Kneehill County will be implementing a pay parking pilot project at Horseshoe Canyon this summer, running from mid-May to the long weekend of September. Parking fees will be $2 / visit and funds will go towards Kneehill County’s continued care a...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Council approves the 2021 Tax Rate Bylaw.

At the May 11, 2021, Council Meeting, Kneehill County Council passed Tax Rate Bylaw 1834. 

Under the Bylaw, changes to residential, farmland, and non-residential tax rates remain modest and competitive with other rural municipalities, despite the ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Ron Gorr Memorial Arena Improvements

Contributions from Kneehill County, the Torrington and District Agricultural Society and the Torrington Curling Club, along with provincial grants from the Community Facility Enhancement Program and Alberta Agricultural Society, have given the Ron Gorr Me...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Kneehill County donates Fire Engines to Alberta Society for Firefighters Abroad

At the October 27, 2020, Regular Council meeting, Kneehill County Council moved to donate fire engines E11 and K2 to the Alberta Society for Firefighters Abroad.

The K2 is a 1986 Mack pumper that has been in storage as a spare unit, but no longer meets NFP...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Kneehill County Council reduces Council Compensation

At the March 9, 2021, Council meeting, Council approved Policy 3-1, Council Compensation and Expense Remuneration. 

Council first reviewed and discussed policies relating to Council compensation at the January 26, 2021, Council meeting. A draft po...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Great Plains MDF Selects Kneehill County

Following the Great Plains MDF presentation to Kneehill County Council on February 9, 2021, the company formally announced their intention to build North America's largest wheat straw MDF facility in Kneehill County. 

“Kneehill County Council woul...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Churchill Water: Open for Business

The rehabilitation project provides all users on the Churchill system with consistent, reliable water service. The project involved the re-engineering of the system, the installation of new, upgraded water pipelines, realignment of some existing pipelines...
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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Province announces Decision on Oil and Gas Assessment Review

On Monday, October 19, 2020, Minister of Municipal Affairs Tracy Allard announced the Province’s decision regarding the Oil and Gas Assessment review. 

Rather than implementing one of the four original recommendations proposed--any of which would ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Fire Engines Delivered to Communities through Collaboration

News Release

On September 28, 2020, Kneehill County region's fire services were further enhanced with the delivery of four brand new fire trucks to the fire halls in the Town of Trochu, Village of Carbon, Village of Acme, and Hamlet of Torrington. The engi...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Kneehill County Lobbies Province against Oil & Gas Assessment Changes

August 4, 2020

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Kneehill County Lobbies Province against Oil and Gas Assessment Changes 

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, representatives from Kneehill County and Wheatland County met with Nathan Cooper, MLA for Olds/Didsbury/Three Hills, to ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Oil and Gas Assessment Changes

July 28, 2020

News Release

Oil and Gas Assessment Changes

"Overall, there seem to be few benefits to this decision that would outweigh the detrimental impacts that the County and our residents would face as a result. The main result would be a ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Torrington Fire Media Release

Torrington Fire Media Release

At 340am on Tuesday, June 30, a structure fire occurred on 1st Street in Torrington. Three occupants received medical attention, however they were out of the building when fire arrived. 

Torrington Fire and Trochu Fire...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Horseshoe Canyon Improvements

News Release

At the June 23, 2020, Council Meeting, Kneehill County Council directed Administration to move towards the construction of a day-use washroom facility with a café and retail space at Horseshoe Canyon. Prior to construction, Administration will present opt...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Tax Rate Bylaw

News Release

April 29, 2020 News Release

Tax Rate Bylaw

At the April 28, 2020 Council Meeting, Kneehill County Council passed Tax Rate Bylaw 1814. Under the new bylaw, changes to the residential tax burden are modest, non-residential gas producers will see an overall re...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Reeve's COVID-19 Video Message

Reeves Message (1)

April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Reeve’s Video Message #1 

Good afternoon. My name is Jerry Wittstock, Reeve of Kneehill County.  Today I would like to talk to you about COVID-19, and what the County is doing to maintain services during this pandem...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Water Sampling

To comply with new guidelines, Kneehill County is looking for volunteers to have a water sample collected from their homes for testing. (Must be connected to a County waterline.)

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