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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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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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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

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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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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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