2017 Municipal Election



2% liquid strychnine concentrate will be available for purchase starting March 21, 2017 through the ASB for the 2017 season.

Product will be sold in 250mL bottles of concentrate at a cost of $10.50 each. One bottle will treat 1kg of grain (e.g. a 5 gallon or 12kg pail would require 12 bottles). A min. order of 6, 250mL bottles is required to a maximum of 72 (there are 24 bottles/case).

Pre-orders will not be taken. Pickup at the County shop will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:00am, at which time payment will be collected (please bring a cheque). Feel free to call ahead to Trevor at (403)740-9182 for availability.

When picking up product, please come prepared with the following information:

  • Mailing address of purchaser
  • Telephone number of purchaser
  • Home quarter LLD
  • LLD(s) where product will be used
  • Type of field(s) to be treated (crop, forage, or pasture)
  • Approximate infested area of each field type
  • Approximate farm size

If you are picking up product for more than one landowner, please bring the above mentioned information for all landowners.

For more information, please contact Trevor at (403)740-9182.

2017 Assessment Notices

County of Paintearth No. 18
Province of Alberta

Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act, Statutes of Alberta, 2000, Chapter M-26. The County of Paintearth No. 18 has mailed Assessment Notices to all persons appearing on the Assessment Roll as of February 28, 2017.

Any person who desires to object to the entry of his/her name or that of any other person upon the said roll or to the assessed value placed upon any property must lodge his/her complaint(s) in writing and submit to the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board on or before May 8, 2017.

Pursuant to Bylaw 599-10, a charge is required for each assessment appeal. The fee is refundable if the Assessment Review Board makes a decision in the favor of the complainant, pursuant to 481(2) of the Municipal Government Act. The Board may refund fees to other complainants at their discretion.

Assessment complaints, with applicable fee, can be forwarded to Tarolyn Aaserud, Clerk of the Assessment Review Board of the County of Paintearth No. 18, Box 509, Castor, Alberta T0C 0X0.

All assessed persons are deemed to have received their notice as a result of this publication.  If you have not received an assessment notice for property you own in the County of Paintearth No. 18, please contact the County office at 403.882.3211.

Tarolyn Aaserud, CLGM
Chief Administrative Officer

2017 Shelterbelt Program

Order forms are available immediately at the County Office or at www.countypaintearth.ca. Orders will be accepted until May 5th at 4:00pm. Completed applications can be returned to the County Office or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please do not include payment with your order. By ordering through the County, yours will be placed as part of a “group order”, so depending on number of trees ordered and species, discount pricing could be available. For example, if only 10 Colorado Spruce are ordered, the price could be $1.99/tree, but if 180 or more are ordered, the price could be $0.99/tree. PRICES LISTED ON TREETIME’S WEBSITE ARE NOT GUARANTEED PRICING IF ORDERED THROUGH THE COUNTY!

Eligible orders include farms, acreages, commercial enterprises, municipalities, golf courses, resort areas, woodlots and urban landowners. Construction of a shelterbelt is not necessary to place an order.

A tree planter and two staff will be provided free of charge to orders over 200 (no exceptions). The landowner will have to provide a tractor (60 horsepower minimum) with Pioneer hydraulics.

Tree species and information can be found at www.treetime.ca or contact Trevor Kerr, Asst. Agricultural Fieldman at 403.882.3211 or 403.740.9182 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Alberta Municipal Solar Program

As part of its Climate Leadership Plan, the Alberta government is investing more than $5 million to help municipalities and farmers harness the power of the sun and support good local jobs.



How to sample feeds:     http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/info13409

List of feed testing labs:     http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/dis13074

Our recommendation is to have an all mineral analysis done by wet chemistry

Star Quality Samplers are located in Edmonton    http://www.starqualitysamplers.com/

This have great sampling tools for forages and soils.

The County also has a Hay Probe available to producers.