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  • Alberta Crop Report as of September 12, 2023

    Crop Report, provided by the Government of Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation, as of September 12, 2023.

  • Harvest Management and Storage of Pulse Crops

    The 2023 growing season was off to a dry start and saw below average rainfall for most parts of the province. Hot temperatures beginning in May right through August hastened maturity in peas and lentil crops across most of the province. Faba beans tend to be ready later in the harvest season. Growers may be looking for information on harvest tips to maintain premium quality pulses and insight into storage in case of pulse carry-over into the new year in anticipation of higher prices.

  • Seasonal/Fall Needle Drop Fact Sheet

    As fall is giving us spectacular leaf colours from hardwood species, the fall needle drop is a natural phenomenon that occurs in pine, spruce, fir, and arborvitae trees during the season. It is a process in which these trees shed their older needles, making way for new growth and ensuring the overall health and vitality of the tree. This shedding of needles is an essential part of the tree's life cycle and plays a crucial role in its adaptation to changing environmental conditions.

  • Fire Update - September 18, 2023

    Fire GWF-066, 10 km northeast of Gundy, is now classified as Being Held at 7 ha.


  • 2023 'Discover the Peace' Photo Contest Judging Begins!

    It's that time, again. Judging for the 2023 'Discover the Peace' Photo Contest has officially begun!

    Cast your vote to ensure that your favourites are in with a chance of winning one of our incredible cash prizes and having their work featured in the 2024 County Calendar.

  • Fire Notice - September 17, 2023

    Fire GWF-066 was discovered early this afternoon, approximately 8km east of Gundy, 22km south of Highway 49, near the Saddle Hills Forestry Tower. The forestry is approximately 8 ha in size. There is currently no threat to area residents and no residences within the immediate area of the fire.

  • New Home Renovation Tax Credit for Secondary Units for Senior and Disabled Family Members

    The Canada Revenue Agency have announced a new tax credit to help offset the cost of adding a secondary unit for senior or disabled family members.

    The Multigenerational Home Renovation Tax Credit (MHRTC), provides a refundable tax credit of up to $7,500 for constructing a secondary suite, starting in 2023.

  • Bonanza Waterline Repair - September 19, 2023

    A minor waterline repair in Bonanza is due to take place on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, due to a small leak detected in the line.

  • UFA Board Seeking New Directors

    The United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) is currently seeking nominations for three (3) members to join their Board of Directors for a four year term, commencing March 15, 2024. The nomination period runs from September 11, 2023 - November 1, 2023, at 4 p.m.

  • Free Oats for Saddle Hills County Ratepayers!

    The Peace Region Economic Development Alliance (PREDA)  has partnered up with Prairie Oats Growers Association to raise awareness of the value of oats, distributing over 7,500 bags of oats, courtesy of Save on Foods, to 27 municipalities throughout the Peace Region.

Contact Us

Saddle Hills
Junction of Hwy 49 & Secondary Hwy 725
RR1, Spirit River AB
T0H 3G0
T. 780-864-3760
Fax 780-864-3904
Toll-free 1-888-864-3760

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