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Posted on: February 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 10, 2024

Next Council Meeting February 27, 2024

Council Meeting

The Agenda and Package for Tuesday's Council Meeting are now available for download.
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Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 10, 2024

Council Highlights

Council Highlights

A summary of the most recent Council Meeting.

February 13, 2024 County News & Announcements
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Campsite Reservations open February 27

Online Camping Reservations

Online reservations for Keiver's Lake, Swalwell Dam, Braconnier Dam, and Torrington campgrounds will open Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 8:30 AM.

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Community Grants to Non-Profit Organizations

Community Grants News Flash

Applications for Community Grant Funding are now being accepted.

Apply by March 6, 2024 County News & Announcements
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Wet Conditions at Transfer Sites

Transfer Site Notice: Wet Conditions

Due to warmer temps and melting snow, Kneehill County Transfer Sites (especially the Torrington burn pit) are experiencing wet and slippery conditions that may impede traffic.

Please use caution when accessing these sites.

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Transfer Sites.... County News & Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Neighbourhood Notes

Ratepayer Newsletter

Look inside the latest edition for Council Highlights, MDP Engagements, Ag jug Recycling Change, Grant information, and more!

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

Private Lane Snowplowing Price Increase

Snowplow Price Increase

Important Update on Private Lane Snowplowing Rates

As per Transportation Policy 13-2, rates for private lane grading and snowplowing are determined by the Master Rates Bylaw, approved by Council in May 2023. 

In an effort to move more towa...

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Learn more about grading and snowplowing... County News & Announcements
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Dinosaur Fossil Discovery at Horseshoe Canyon

News Release

Kneehill County staff worked in tandem with the Royal Tyrrell Museum to retrieve dinosaur fossils discovered at Horseshoe Canyon.

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Renewable Energy Fact Sheets

Renewable Energy Fact Sheets

Kneehill County has developed Renewable Energy Fact Sheets for landowners either considering a lease or potentially affected by one.
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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Kneehill County Public Portal

Public Portal

Kneehill County's public portal allows the public to quickly search for available documents, such as Council packages, remuneration & financial statements, and current bylaws & policies.

Public Portal 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: March 16, 2022

Ag Services E-Newsletter

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

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By clicking “Sign In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that t...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Alert Center

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The Alert Center allows visitors to stay up to date on potentially disruptive, non-life threatening events such as road closures, parking alerts, boil water advisories, and more. Active alerts will display at the top of the website. Visitors can also sign...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Dinosaur Fossil Discovery at Horseshoe Canyon

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Historic Dinosaur Fossil Discovery at Horseshoe Canyon

November 6, 2023 – On the 13th and 19th of October 2023, staff from Kneehill County’s Parks & Agriculture department worked in tandem with experts from the Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeo...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Business Retention Survey

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Kneehill County launches survey to establish business priorities.

August 21, 2023 – Kneehill County has officially launched a new Business Retention & Expansion (BR + E) survey. The County wants to better understand the future plans and nee...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Kneehill County to host Renewable Energy Information Session

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May 25, 2023 – Kneehill County invites local farmers and landowners to attend an informative session on renewable energy developments, June 12, 2023, at the Trochu Community Centre, starting at 7 pm.

Featuring Darcy Allen from the Farmer...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Kneehill County Council approves 2023 Budget

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Kneehill County, March 28, 2023 - Kneehill County Council has approved the 2023 Operating and Capital budgets. 

Council’s priorities throughout budget deliberations were to maintain existing service levels, while ensuring effective manag...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Fossil Retrieval at Horseshoe Canyon

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Fossil Retrieval at Horseshoe Canyon

Kneehill County, October 12, 2022 - On October 5, 2022, Kneehill County staff from the Parks and Transportation Departments worked alongside a team from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology to retrieve ...

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Kneehill County Media Releases
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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Kneehill County Media Releases
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

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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

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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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Kneehill County Media Releases
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

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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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Kneehill County Media Releases
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: January 9, 2024

Notice of Public Hearing Bylaw 1894-Redesignation from Ag to Light Industrial District

Public Hearing

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024Time: 10:00 AMPlace: Council Chambers, Kneehill County Office1600, 2nd Street NE, Three Hills, AB   T0M 2A0

Purpose

Pursuant to sections 216.4, 606, and 692 of the Municipal Government Act, Statutes of Alberta, Chapt...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (PDF) Public Hearings

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearing Decision

View the Notice of Decision issued by the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board regarding Approved Development Application 4126-23-D.

SDAB Appeal Decision SDAB Appeals

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Renae's Greenhouse

Renaes Greenhouse

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

Looking for ideas on what to plant this spring in your flower bed, or perhaps you want to try a garden for the first time?  Renae Franche at Renae...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Fired Up Performance Horses

Fired Up Performance Horses

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

Just north of Wimborne, along Highway 805, Stephanie Fakner has turned her love of horses into a thriving business. Stephanie started her first colt in 200...

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Shine the spotlight on your business... Spotlight on Business
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Country Roads Farm & Bakery

Country Roads (1)

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

Country Roads Farm and Bakery is a short drive east of Three Hills.  Andrew and Suzanne Kirk’s dream initially began on Andrew&rsquo...

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Additional Info... Spotlight on Business
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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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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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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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Shine the spotlight on your business! Spotlight on Business
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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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Notify Me

Notify Me

Kneehill County is implementing a new, FREE digital notification system for our water customers, called NOTIFY ME.

Through NOTIFY ME, Kneehill County can immediately advise customers of any direct or potential impacts to their water service through text me...

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