The following information is to provide a summary of County activities for September 2018. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.

Bylaws - the following Bylaws were all given first reading: Bylaw 663-18 - IDP Paintearth/Provost, Bylaw 664-18 - ICF Paintearth/Provost, Bylaw 665-18 - ICF Paintearth/Coronation, Bylaw 666-18 - IDP Paintearth/Coronation, Bylaw 667-18 - IDP Paintearth/Castor and Bylaw 668-18 - ICF Paintearth/Castor.

RFD: Municipal Property Consultants (MPC) 5-year Contract Renewal - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County of Paintearth No. 18 renews its residential assessment services contract with Municipal Property Consultants for an additional 5-year term beginning in 2019 with rates and conditions as outlined in the MPC proposal.

RFD: County Letter to Ministers re: Livestock Tax Deferral Program - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt that Council submit correspondence to the Federal Ministries of Finance and Agriculture requesting the County of Paintearth No. 18 be designated as eligible for the Livestock Tax Deferral Program for 2018.

RFD: Removal of Stop Signs at Intersection of Twp Rd 364 & Rge Rd 104 - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the stop signs located at Twp Rd 364 and Rge Rd 104 be removed as there is adequate sightlines and low traffic volumes at the intersection.

Request for School Bus Sign - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt that school bus signs be installed NE 18-38-14 W4.

Purchase of Land for Grader Shop - MOVED by Councillor Elliott the County of Paintearth No. 18 submits an offer to purchase 8 acres of land for a new County grader shop in the Halkirk area.

RFD: Strategic Planning Session - MOVED by Councillor Norton  to accept the proposal from Russell Farmer and Associates Consulting Ltd. to hold a two day Strategic Planning Session for the County of Paintearth No. 18.

Upcoming Meetings - Council Meetings - October 16, 2018, October 24, 2018 (Organizational Meeting), November 6, November 27, 2018 and December 11, 2018 commencing at 9:00 a.m. and are always open to the public. Delegations are always welcome. To request a time allotment, please call the office of the CAO. All requests must clearly identify the reason or purpose of the appointment and follow the guidelines as per Section 20 - Delegations of the County’s Procedure Bylaw 660-18.


Todd Pawsey

Well if you haven’t noticed, WINTER is upon us in a similar fashion as experienced last year with early snow and cold temperatures.  This is a reminder of some winter preparedness tips for your vehicle:

  • Are you running winter tires on your vehicle?  Or ones that are rated for M + S?  That’s Mud and Snow.
  • Keep the vehicles topped up as you never know when fuel will be avail, plus it adds weight to your vehicle!
  • Keep a winter kit in your vehicle that contains blankets, gloves, toques, and some granola/choc bars in the event you get stuck.
  • A sturdy long handled brush or broom for windows/windshield is a must, some also carry small folding shovels in the trunk or behind seat. Helps to get unstuck from minor snowbanks.
  • Keep your wiper fluid filled with BLUE – if you have a lot of PINK summer fluid in there now, use up and replace.  Frozen lines won’t clear windshields.
  • Have a spare phone charger?  Leave it in the vehicle as many times that’s where our phones die.

We asked this year in our Emergency Preparedness survey how many people are prepared for lengthy power outages, and a great number of residents are ready!  Congrats!   Being ready for winter and storms, power outages, etc. include:

  • Keep your candles handy and where you can easily find them in the dark should power go out. 
  • Keep fuel for your emergency generator close, and run the generator often enough so that it is ready, sometimes once a week for 5 min is plenty.
  • Shovel snow at a pace that you can physically handle, do not over exert yourself physically.
  • Enjoy and embrace the winter and snow accumulations, it adds to the moisture when Spring is coming!

If you have not completed the Farm Emergency Services questionnaire that we sent out with the tax notices (yellow form) please do as it will help the County respond in the event of serious emergencies.  I’d rather it sit on our shelf and not be needed than on your shelf when we need it to help you!


Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Peace Officer

Good day, lovely weather we are having!! I know we just grin and bear it.

Here is something new. The Coronation Detachment and K Division along with the County have added something new to our County website. It is called “Crime Mapping”. The mapping is updated daily and all crimes that have happened in our area are placed on the map that coincides with our County boundaries. All you have to do is go to our website click on maps and go to “Crime Maps”. Try it!!! If something rings a bell and you think it might help in the police investigation, call the Coronation RCMP or Crime Stoppers. Remember it’s our community and we need to help protect it.

Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Michael Yakielashek, Supervisor

Obsolete Pesticide/Herbicide Roundup

Sponsored by Clean Farms, the collection and disposal of unwanted and unused agricultural pesticides, herbicides and equine/livestock medications at designated sites in Alberta. The following are the dates, times and location for the collections in our area.

October 22, 2018 October 24, 2018
Fox Lake Agro Services  Crop Protection Services
305 South Municipal Road  36130 Range Road 110
Hanna, Alberta Coronation, Alberta
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: 403.854.2820 Phone: 403.578.3302

Sorting Garbage/Metals

Metals ranging from angle iron, small appliances and a host of other metals are still being put into the household garbage bins. Please sort your garbage prior to coming out to the sites. The Attendants are more than happy to direct you on where the metals should be placed. Any metals that are placed in the household garbage bins can cause damage to the pickup truck which may result in regular pickups being delayed.

Hazardous Materials in Paint Bin

A lot of Hazardous Waste Materials are being placed in the paint and aerosol paint collection bins and barrels. Materials such as flooring glue, grout, brake cleaning fluid, WD40, contact cement, insecticides and other similar products are not to be disposed of in the paint bins. These are hazardous materials which need to be properly disposed of through the Household Hazardous Waste Roundup. Every year Paintearth Regional Waste Management sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Roundup. In 2019 the Roundup will be held on Saturday, May 25th. Please hold onto these products and then drop them off at the roundup.

List of Materials Accepted at Transfer Stations or Where to Take Them

On the County of Paintearth No. 18 website under Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. there is a listing of waste materials and how they should be handled. This list will let you know whether it’s a recyclable material, waste bin material or hazardous material which our Transfer Stations are not allowed to accept. It you are not able to find an answer you can either ask the Attendant on site or call 403.742.9576.

Please Remember to Tarp and Tie Down Your Loads!

Paintearth Economic Partnership Society

www.paintearth.ab.ca      Carol Thomson, PEPS Economic Development Officer

PEPS Scholarships - Congratulations and best wishes to grade 12 students, Miranda Peterson from Castor and Richen Basig from Coronation on receiving a PEPS Scholarship.

Getting into Local Foods
November 6, 2018
5302 50th Ave. Castor - 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

PEPS in partnership with the Government of Alberta and the REACH program is hosting a one-day workshop for producers who are new to selling food through farmer’s markets or other direct to consumer methods.

  • Learn about local food opportunities and direct marketing channels
  • Hear about regulations that apply to your business
  • Meet Agriculture and Forestry specialists
  • Hear from an Alberta producer on how it all started, the roles that family members play, and the diverse channels that are used to sell their products

For more information call or text Rodger Cole at 403-446-0446

Register by October 30, 2018 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text 403-446-0446


 Daughters of Wisdom Scholarship


Leo Knowles Scholarship

2018 - 2019

*for current and former residents of the Castor, AB area who are enrolled in
healthcare or education studies

Application forms may be picked up at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital
during office hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

If you require further information, please contact Jill at 403-882-3434.

Applications must be postmarked or received no later than November 15, 2018.