Bulletin No. 600


We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 11th!
Please bring your lawn chairs and join Council at the County BBQ being held on June 11th at Huber Dam Campsite
(SW 36-37-13 W4) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The following information is to provide a summary of Council meetings from May 2019 and upcoming activities. Further explanations or details can be obtained by contacting the County Administration Office at 403.882.3211.

Brownfield Community School, Grades 4-7 - Reeve Schulmeister on behalf of Council welcomed the Grades 4-7 classes from the Brownfield Community School. The students observed the Council meeting and were given the opportunity later in the meeting to present their questions to Council.

Funding Request: Ryleigh Bunbury - MOVED by Councillor Wiart the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $50.00 to Ryleigh Bunbury for participation at the Alberta Music Festival on May 28, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.

Funding Request: BRAED Value Added Agriculture Project - MOVED by Councillor Elliott the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $6,900.00 to BRAED to continue its value-added agriculture work in 2019 with two projects in Phase Four.

RFD: Bylaw Enforcement - Options on Service Levels - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen approval for Administration to prepare a presentation and schedule appointments with urban stakeholders on shared services with Bylaw Enforcement.

RFD:  Huber Dam Campground Fees - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the proposed Huber Dam Campground Fees on the group areas be approved as follows: $20/day non-powered stall/overflow area, $25/day powered stall, $50/day Camp Kitchen Facility, $90/day Group Area up to 6 units and $10/unit thereafter.

Delegation - Castor Drop In Community Centre - MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the presentation by Jenessa Dunkle, Brent Siemens, Darien Dunkle and Mya Cole on the proposed Castor Drop In Community Centre be received as information.

Bylaw 675-19 Fire Services Bylaw - Council moved Bylaw 675-19 being the Fire Services Bylaw, be given Second to Third and Final Readings.

Funding Request: Coronation Mosquitos (U10) Provincial Ball - MOVED by Councillor Glazier the County of Paintearth No. 18 provide $500.00 to the Coronation Mosquitos (U10) Team for provincial baseball from June 1 – July 31, 2019 as per County Policy 480 Recreation & Community Service Grants.

AESO Stakeholder Input - MOVED by Councillor Wiart the letter, as presented, from the County of Paintearth No. 18 regarding questions on the Central East Transfer-Out Transmission Development Project be submitted to the Alberta Electric System Operator.

Paintearth School Site Tank Loader - MOVED by Councillor Norton to halt all work on the Paintearth School Site Tank Loader project.

Upcoming Meetings - Council Meetings - June 4, 2019 and June 18, 2019 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 21 - Delegations of the County’s Procedure Bylaw 673-19.

Happy Campers in the County of Paintearth! A reminder to all residents to take advantage of the County's two campgrounds this summer - Burma Park, located in the scenic Battle River valley north of Brownfield, and Huber Dam located just a few minutes east of Castor south of 599 on RR131. Both parks feature treed and private camping stalls, power hook ups and quiet surroundings, and camp kitchen facilities for groups. Burma often sees the ball diamonds hosting minor ball or men's hardball events or try your luck at Huber Dam fishing for trout on the reservoir! County parks offer free firewood, and powered stalls are $25/night and non-powered stalls are $20/night.   Contact the parks at the numbers below and book your camping outing today!

Burma Park – 403.578.4040      Huber Dam – 403.633.7000

Jeff Cosens, Director Environmental Services

ASB staff will be roadside spraying in Division 1, 6 & 7 this year. They will blanket spray in Division 7 and spot spray in part of Division 6 and Division 7. They will start spraying May 27th in Division 7.

ASB staff will begin the roadside mowing June 3. They will start on the pavement then move into Division 1 and rotate clockwise into Division 2 and so on.  Please contact the Director of Environmental Services, Jeff Cosens at 403.882.3211, if you do no want your roadside mowed.

ASB will continue to sell strychnine on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s until the product is gone. 2% liquid strychnine concentrate is now available for purchase for the 2019 season through the ASB. 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 minimum 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 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m., at which time payment will be collected (please bring a cheque).

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 or availability, please contact Trevor Kerr, Assistant Agricultural Fieldman at 403.740.9182.

Paintearth Economic Partnership Society - Scholarship


  1. An essay on the ‘Benefits of Growing up in Rural Alberta’
  2. One Scholarship worth $1000.00 to each Coronation and Gus Wetter Schools
  3. Winner will be announced at Convocation 2019 in the Fall
  4. Entries can be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or can be dropped off at the County of Paintearth Administrative office (Attention: Carol Thomson)
  5. All entries must be submitted by Friday June 14, 2019


  1. All Coronation and Gus Wetter Grade 12 students are eligible
  2. An essay on the ‘Benefits of Growing up in Rural Alberta’
    1. Should be approximately 750 – 1000 words in length
    2. Double spaced and size 12 font
    3. Clearly identify the benefits of rural Alberta

For more information, please contact Carol at 403-882-3211 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view 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

Household Hazardous Waste Roundup
The 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Round-up, paint recycling and electronic recycling was another huge success. Coronation was the host for this year’s event with satellite pick-ups in Halkirk and Castor. The amount of materials collected was quite large. For paint we collected 3 containers and 1 barrel of aerosol paint. The amount of hazardous waste was quite high filling some 9 barrels with toxic waste which will be destroyed properly and without any harmful effects to the environment. In addition, a large amount of electronics was collected for recycling.  We wish to thank the Coronation, Castor and Halkirk Volunteer Fire Departments for their assistance with this event.

Tire Recycling
When taking tires to the Transfer Stations for recycling, please place them in their proper areas. We have separate piles for car and light truck tires, heavy duty and farm implement tires and tires that are still on rims. If you are in doubt, ask the Attendant for assistance. Fan belts, inner tubing and belting of any kind are not acceptable materials under the tire recycling program. These materials should be deposited in the garbage bins.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike at 403.742.9576 or by email.