NEWS

PRWM - October Update

Last Day of Summer Hours
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 – 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Winter Hours
Effective October 14th, 2021
Winter Hours of Operation will be as follow:
Wednesdays: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturdays: 9:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

With winter coming upon us, please keep your speed down at the sites.
Be mindful of your footing when you exit/enter your vehicle.
We try our best to maintain the sites for ice/snow.

Sort out your loads and place in the designated locations
Remember to tarp and tie-down your loads

ELECTION 2021

VOTING - COUNTY OF PAINTEARTH RESIDENTS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2021 – 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

All Polling Stations for County Residents will be held at the

COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, 01 CROWFOOT DRIVE, TR 374 & HWY 12

FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS LIVING IN DIVISION 4 YOU CAN VOTE:

  • To fill the 1 position of Councillor
  • For Senate Nominee & Vote on Referendum Questions

FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS LIVING IN DIVISION 5 YOU CAN VOTE:

  • To fill the 1 position of Councillor
  • For Senate Nominee & Vote on Referendum Questions

ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE COUNTY CAN VOTE FOR:

  • Election of Senate Nominee & Vote on Referendum Questions

Voters will be required to have identification.

  • Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial, or local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and their name and current address.
  • Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque.
  • Government cheque or cheque stub.
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college, or university.
  • Income or property tax assessment notice.
  • Insurance policy or coverage card.
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian, or public trustee.
  • Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial, or local, Pension plan statement of benefits, contributions, or participation.
  • Statement of government benefits (for example, employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit).
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement.
  • Utility bill (for example, telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas, or water).
  • Vehicle ownership, registration, or insurance certificate.
  • If a voter’s identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable distance to the voting jurisdiction.
  • All Electors are required to sign an Elector Register at which time they are declaring they reside in the voting subdivision. It is an offence to sign a false statement. 

For further information or questions, please contact Brenda Hepp, Returning Officer, County of Paintearth No. 18 at 403.882.3211.

Notice - Fire Restriction

The County of Paintearth Fire Ban has been downgraded to a Fire Restriction, effective September 15, 2021. There will be NO fire permits issued by the County of Paintearth No.18 which will remain in effect until further notice.

Fires are only to be burned in approved fire pits, approved incinerators or approved burning barrels as per County Bylaw 654-17. 

"Acceptable Burn Barrel" means an outdoor receptacle that meets the following specifications:

  1. a minimum of 3 (three) meters clearance measured from the nearest edge of the Burn Barrel to a building, property lines, or other combustible material;
  2. equipped with an expanded metal spark arrestor mesh screen with openings no larger than 16mm (0.6 inches), secured in place with latches or weights;
  3. constructed of non-combustible material;
  4. not located over underground utility services or under aboveground wires;
  5. is supervised at all times by a responsible person until such time that the fire in the Burn Barrel has been A fire shall be deemed to include hot ashes and smoldering embers resulting from the fire; and
  6. is used to burn non-prohibited

"Fire Pit" means a non-combustible structure or container located on public or private property, used for recreation purposes and constructed in accordance with this By-law.

  1. a) a fire pit shall be constructed with non-combustible materials,
  2. b) the maximum external dimension of the Fire Pit shall not be greater than one meter,
  3. c) a fire pit shall be covered by a substantial screen or grate with openings not to exceed 16mm (0.6 inches) in any dimension,
  4. d) a fire pit shall not be located closer than 3 meters (10 feet) from a property line and two meters from any combustible material, including, but not limited to buildings, structures, fences, patio decks and foliage as measured from the nearest fire pit
  5. e) a fire pit shall not be located less than 6 meters (2 feet) laterally from an underground utility line.

"Incinerator Fire" means a fire that is confined within a non-combustible container or barrel with opening; covered with a heavy gauge metal screen having a mesh size not larger than 13 millimeters and which is ventilated in such a manner as to preclude the escape of combustible materials, including ash.

The County of Paintearth is urging residents to be fire safe and ensure the all fires are supervised and under control at all times.  Burning is ONLY to be done with extreme care and caution. Be aware that weather will determine if the County of Paintearth proceeds to a total fire ban.

Michael Simpson
Chief Administrative Officer

Cleanfarms 2021 Unwanted Pesticides & Old Livestock/Equine Medications Collection

Safely dispose of unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides and livestock/equine medications at NO CHARGE.
Take them to one of the following local locations between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.