National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Wear Orange

Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.  The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

On September 30, we encourage all Canadians to wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.

David Thompson Health Advisory Council

The David Thompson Health Advisory Council is currently recruiting new volunteer members within the Central Zone to join the healthcare conversation.

Seeking representatives from David Thompson area who:

  • Want to be part of the health care conversation and engage with Alberta Health Services on health care topics.
  • Are appreciative of diverse points of view
  • Are connected to members of their community
  • Can attend three scheduled meetings (in person or virtually) and one engagement event (in person or virtually) per year.

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The County of Paintearth is issuing a Fire Advisory, effective at 08:00 a.m., Tuesday August 23, 2022. There will be NO fire permits issued by the County of Paintearth No.18 and all other fire permits are cancelled.

Fires are only to be burned in approved fire pits, approved incinerators or approved burning barrels as per County Bylaw 648-16.

Click HERE to view the complete Fire Advisory.

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