NEWS

Provincial Vaping Regulations - NEW

The Alberta government recently proclaimed Bill 19 which made several amendments to the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act including new restrictions on vaping products. These changes will take effect on July 31, 2021.

The major amendments to Alberta’s tobacco (and vaping) legislation:

  • Alberta has aligned provincial restrictions on the sale, advertising, display, and consumption of vaping products with those on tobacco.
  • Alberta has become the first province in Canada to align public restrictions on smoking and vaping with provincial restrictions on cannabis consumption.
  • The new regulations provide an exemption for cigar lounges in indoor establishments including restaurants, bars and cigar stores.

To click to view the update on Alberta's amended Tobacco, Smoking and Vaping Reduction Act.

Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.

Metal Recycling - The metal piles where recently recycled and the following are the weights from each location:

Halkirk - 62,112lbs or 28.2 metric tons
Castor – 186,827lbs or 84.8 metric tons
Coronation – 258,708lbs or 117.4 metric tons

Electronics - A lot of electronics are being found in the “Household Bins”. Please do your part and place them in the provided cages. listed below are the weights for the recent E-Pilot electronics pickup:

Castor - 1,134 Kg
Coronation – 822 Kg
Halkirk – 352 Kg

Keep up the great work

Reminder: Sort out your Loads and place in the designated locations
Tarp or Tie-Down Your Loads

UFA Rural Communities Foundation Community Grant Program

The UFA Rural Communities Foundation is offering a $100,000 grant to ensure rural Alberta remains strong. Groups who are eligible to apply include registered charities under the Canada Revenue Agency, registered non-profit organizations who are registered with either their provincial or municipal government and community service co-operatives.
Application deadline - August 31, 2021
Find out more and apply here

Upgrading Technology for Alberta’s Farmers

Twenty-first century farms are high-tech operations – from livestock and dairy to cereals and greenhouses, Alberta producers are leading the way for modern agriculture.
With that in mind, Alberta has introduced the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Farm Technology program to make farmers and ranchers even more competitive.
Find out more about the Farm Technology program

Election 21' Message

Interested in being a County Councillor for your division within the County of Paintearth? The nomination period for the 2021 general election is open and nominations will be accepted till 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Nomination Day, Monday, September 20, 2021. The term of office is four-years and Election Day is on Monday, October 18, 2021. Nomination packages are available by calling Brenda Hepp, Returning Officer at 403.882.3211 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Completed nomination papers and forms will be accepted by appointment only.