NEWS

NOTICE OF

REGIONAL SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD HEARING

Pursuant to s. 686(3) of the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. M-26, as amended, this is to notify you that the appeals filed in respect of Development Permits DP1714 through DP1787 for the placement and construction of 74 wind turbines for the Halkirk 2 Wind Project, approved August 28, 2017, are referred back to the Regional Subdivision and Development Appeal Board to be reheard and dealt with in accordance with the direction of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Borgel v Paintearth (Subdivision and Development Appeal Board), 2020 ABCA 192.

A PRELIMINARY HEARING has been scheduled to determine procedural and/or jurisdictional matters. In accordance with Alberta Regulation 50/2020, the preliminary hearing will proceed by teleconference.  Any affected parties who would be entitled to make submissions during the preliminary hearing if the preliminary hearing was being held in person will be entitled to make submissions during the preliminary hearing by teleconference.   

PLACE OF HEARING:                       County of Paintearth Council Chambers
                                                    Office: #1 Crowfoot Crossing Twp Rd 374 & Hwy 12.

DATE OF HEARING:                        June 8th, 2020

TIME OF HEARING:                        2:00 PM

If you wish to participate in the preliminary hearing, please contact Jamie Collins at 403-442-3085 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be provided with the call-in number and conference ID in order to participate in the teleconference.  

A copy of the Agenda for the preliminary hearing will be made available on Palliser Regional Planning Website http://www.palliserservices.ca/

Dated: May 25, 2020

Jamie Collins, Clerk
Regional Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

 

Temporary Road Closures & Bridge Repairs

Bridge repairs on TR352 between RR113 and RR112 have been POSTPONED until further notice.

RR 131 between TR 384 and TR 390 will be CLOSED from approx. 
July 6 - September 11 due to Bridge replacement.
Detour and signage will be in place.

RR132 South of TWP 360 is CLOSED until further notice.

Court of Appeal Decision - Halkirk 2 Windfarm

The County is pleased to release the recently published Alberta Court of Appeal decision in the Halkirk 2 Windfarm ongoing appeal.  The court dismissed the appellant’s first two points of appeal, and on the third point of appeal has decided there will be a final re-hearing held by the SDAB (Subdivision and Development Appeal Board) with a limit to the matters able to be heard by the SDAB when it convenes (para 45).  With the ongoing Covid19 concerns and restrictions on public gatherings, the SDAB will be determining a course of action to complete the hearing and will post updates here on the County website.  More information will be released when it becomes available.

View Alberta Court of Appeal Decision - Halkirk 2 Windfarm

PAINTEARTH REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT LTD.
WILL BE HOSTING A

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE, ELECTRONIC AND PAINT ROUNDUP

VILLAGE OF HALKIRK
HALKIRK FIRE HALL
302 RAILWAY AVENUE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2020
Between 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.

TOWN OF CORONATION
CORONATION FIRE HALL
4425 VICTORIA AVENUE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2020
Between 10:00 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M.

TOWN OF CASTOR
CASTOR FIRE HALL
5310 – 50TH AVENUE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2020
Between 11:00 A.M. TO 12:00 A.M.

PRODUCTS ACCEPTED
Household Cleaners and Disinfectants
Aerosol Paints and Sprays
Paints
Paint Thinners and Strippers
Bleach
Muriatic Acid
Liquid Cleaners
Stain Removers
T.V.’s, Printers, Computers, Laptops

Please contact Kevin at Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. at 403 – 882- 3211 if you have any questions.

 

COVID 19 UPDATES

Please check here frequently for updates regarding the local and provincial matters of dealing with COVID19.

The County is dealing with the issue in the following manner:

Public Works operators are working away, road clearing and other operations as required. 

Administration office and Public Works Shops are CLOSED to visitors.

  • If any transactions (bill or tax payments, permit inquiries, etc) can be done online, please do so. 
  • For Administrative assistance call the office at (403) 882-3211 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For Public Works assistance call the shop at (403) 882-3285 or Bryce at (403) 740-6311.
  • We will be processing all payments (electronic/cheques) made during this time. If you are submitting a payment in our dropbox (located to the left of the front doors), we ask that you use cheques ONLY. Reciepts will be mailed once payments have been processed.

Our first responders are ready should any emergencies in the County arise.

As the situation is fluid and ever changing, as new details or plans emerge, we will post updates below:

Statement from Shane Schreiber, Managing Director/Assistant Deputy Minister of Alberta Emergency Management Agency:
As you may be aware, the Alberta Essential Services List has been published on the Government of Alberta’s website https://www.alberta.ca/essential-services.aspx
The intent of this extensive list is to be generic and permissive – in other words, if a Public Health Order or local authority directive has not specifically listed a business or activity to close or stop, and the business or activity is listed under the Essential Services List, then it could and should continue for the good of the economy and society in general.

Resource Guide to Re-Opening
Alberta's Relaunch Strategy
Alberta's Safely Staged COVID-19 Relaunch - News Release
novel Coroavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for Public - March 30, 2020
Childcare Essential Services
Public Health Emergency Declaration - March 17, 2020
Business Continuity Plan example - Emergency Tool Kit (Leduc)
Free Webinar to Help Business/Economy Recover from Pandemics
Available options for animal care during the pandemic

Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this difficult period.

Todd Pawsey
Director of Emergency Management
County of Paintearth