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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Long Table Dinner Tickets: On Sale Now

Ticket sales start Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Tickets for Growing Kneehill's Long Table Dinner are now available. Don't miss out on an unforgettable experience!

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

A CPTED assessment of your property provides practical suggestions to reduce the likelihood of crime.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

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 14, 2022

New Recycling Options

Recycling

New options for recycling are now available at Kneehill County's Transfer Site. Recycle plastics, tin, aluminum, paper, cardboard, paint, vehicle batteries, and bagged twine--all in one spot!Please note: Due to a change in market availability, gl...

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New Recycling Options (PDF) County News & Announcements
Posted on: April 7, 2022

New Owners: Details Needed

Owner Details

Alberta Land Titles is experiencing a backlog due to a substantial increase in real estate transactions. If you purchased property in Kneehill County over the last three months, please contact our Tax Department as soon as possible to provide owner and ad...

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County News & Announcements
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Notice: Torrington Transfer Site

Transfer Site

Due to recent rainfall, the Torrington Transfer site is experiencing wet and muddy conditions that could impede travel within the site, or cause vehicles to become stuck. Please use caution when navigating the site.

County News & Announcements
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Council Notes

Council Notes

A brief summary of the most recent Council Meeting.

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Notice: Aqua 7 Water System Users

Water Notice

Please be advised that Aqua 7 has been experiencing an increase in the Manganese levels within the distribution pipeline. While current levels do not represent a health hazard, this disruption has caused the water to become discoloured and visually unplea...

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County News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Ag Services E-Newsletter

News Flash Ag Connection

New! Sign up for Kneehill County's Ag-Connection to get the latest news and updates on all things Agriculture, emailed every month.

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News Flash

Posted on: April 11, 2022

Avian Influenza Detected in Kneehill County

News Release (1)

On April 8, 2022, Avian Influenza (H5N1) was confirmed in a poultry flock in Kneehill County. The information was posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website on April 10, 2022, and according to this information, the CFIA has begun an inve...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Richardson's Ground Squirrel Control

Controlling Richardson’s Ground Squirrels (RGSs) can be challenging in any year. Timing is the key to efficient control. April is generally the best month for controlling RGSs as they emerge earlier or later in the spring depending on the amount...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Torrington Fire Members receive Long Service Medals

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Torrington Fire Member receive Long Service Award Medals

Kneehill County, June 22, 2022 - Kneehill County Council presented members of the Torrington Fire Department with long service awards. Seven volunteer firefighters were recognized in the ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Torrington Fire Receives New Tender

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Torrington Fire Receives New Tender

Kneehill County, June 22, 2022 - The community of Torrington received a new Fire Tender to the Torrington Fire Hall. The residents who were able to attend the Ratepayer meeting, County Council and firefighter...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Kneehill County to host Ratepayer Evenings

News Release

Kneehill County, June 7, 2022 - Kneehill County Council announces two Ratepayer Evenings in June of 2022.

Previously known as Kneehill County’s “Discovery Fair,” the events have been renamed to avoid confusion with Kneehill Re...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Kneehill County Council passes 2022 Tax Rate Bylaw

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Under the Bylaw, modest changes to residential, farmland, and non-residential tax rates will ensure current service level standards are maintained in response to increased provincial budget pressures.

Individual impacts will vary based on assessm...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Extensive Training helps the Region #BePrepared in case of Emergency.

News Release

Kneehill County, April 13, 2022 - The Kneehill Regional Emergency Management Agency (KREMA) hosted a five-day training exercise with Three Hills, Trochu, Acme, Carbon, Linden, and Kneehill County teams working collaboratively to prepare and respo...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Kneehill County grants one-time COVID relief funding for Rural Community Halls

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December 14, 2021

News Release

Kneehill County grants one-time COVID relief funding for Rural Community Halls 

At the December 14th, 2021, Council Meeting, Kneehill County Council approved a one-time COVID relief grant to rural community halls in Kn...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Kneehill County wins GFOA Distinguished Budget Award

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December 14, 2021

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has announced that Kneehill County, Alberta, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021 budg...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Kneehill County declares Agricultural Disaster

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August 17, 2021

News Release

DECLARATION OF AGRICULTURAL DISASTER – KNEEHILL COUNTY 

At the August 17th, 2021, Council Meeting, Kneehill County Council moved to declare an Agricultural Disaster for Kneehill County.

This declaration was made in respon...

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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

News Release

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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News Release: Oil and Gas Assessment Changes (PDF) Kneehill County Media Releases
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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News Flash

Posted on: June 6, 2022

Closed: Twp Rd 32-0

June 20, 2022: Twp 32-0 (Allingham Highway) between RR 26-2 and RR 26-4 is now CLOSED for a culvert replacement.

The road closure will be in effect for (approx.) three weeks, with a detour on HWY 805 and RR 26-4 to Twp Rd 32-2.

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Swalwell Renos and Concrete

Swalwell Renos and Concrete

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

Like many of our featured Entrepreneurs, Marsha Klassen and Victor Fonseca found a service gap in their community they had the skills to address. With over...

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Shine the spotlight on your business! Spotlight on Business
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Cal's Cycle

Cal's Cycle

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

When driving up to Cal’s Cycle, located just east of Linden, you can’t help but be surprised by the sheer size of the building and the scale of the operati...

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Shine the spotlight on your business! Spotlight on Business
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Prairie View Contracting

Prairie View Contracting

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

Prairie View Contracting is a business that evolved out of need. The farm that Curtis and Julia Jensen purchased, near Huxley, Ab, was littered with old ce...

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Shine the spotlight on your business! Spotlight on Business
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Tumbleweed Bison

Tumbleweed Bison

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

Prior to 1996, Bernice and Perry Eitzen rented out their quarter section of farmland located east of Acme. When they felt they were underutilizing the prop...

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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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News Flash

Posted on: May 10, 2022

Notice: Mount Vernon & Equity WSA

Water Notice

Update May 11, 2022, 12 PM

Residents in the Mount Vernon and Equity WSA may notice low water pressure due to an ongoing water main break in the Town of Three Hills. Town crews are working on the issue and water pressure is expected to return to normal this...

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Water Notices
Posted on: May 4, 2022

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

Boil Water Advisory (1)

Update, May 4, 2022, 4:00 PM: 

Both rounds of water sampling taken from Mount Vernon and Equity Water Systems have passed all AHS parameters, and the water has been deemed safe to drink.   

The Boil Water Advisory for Mount Vernon...

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Boil Water Lifted Mount Vernon & Equity (PDF) Water Notices