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  • 2023 Winter IT Equipment Auction

    The County has a variety of used IT equipment available for purchase by sealed bid. The highest bid for each item will be accepted, however the highest bidder of multiple items will have an option to accept any or all of their highest bids.

  • $3,000 Scholarship Opportunity for Post-Secondary Students

    The Professional Vegetation Managers Association (PVMA) has announced that applications are now open for the Keith Sanftlenben Memorial Scholarship.

  • Livestock Drought Relief Applications - Now Open!

    Applications open today, October 30, 2023, for the 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance Program, providing livestock producers with up to $165 million to maintain breeding herds.


  • FCC Supports Cattle Producers with Replacement Heifer Program

    Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced a new FCC Replacement Heifer Program to help Canadian cattle producers in maintaining or expanding their herds.

  • Apply for a cash advance under the Advance Payments Program

    The federal Advance Payments Program (APP) has been expanded to accommodate a wider range of farming enterprises and producers can obtain up to $1 million per program year in advance, under the program.

  • 2023/24 Snowplow Agreements - Now Available!

    Driveway snowplow agreements for seniors and the public are now available for the 2023/2024 season.

  • Drought Relief Support for Livestock Producers

    The Federal and Provincial Governments have announced they are providing $165 million to support livestock producers affected by drought and extreme growing conditions.

    It has been a tough growing season for many, with challenges due to dry conditions causing farmers and ranchers to face extraordinary costs. To help them through this time the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are partnering on a 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance response.

  • Alberta Crop Report as of October 17, 2023: Final Report of 2023

    Final Crop Report of 2023, provided by the Government of Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation, as of October 17, 2023.

  • Moisture Updates - October 18, 2023

    Since the last report on October 4th, 2023, reasonable rains, for this time of year, have continued to fall across much of the Southern Region and about 60% of the Central Region along with the west-half of the North West Region. In fact some parts of the Southern Region and Central Regions have received above normal rain fall for this time of year. However, this is a normally dry time of year and above average moisture while beneficial, is still not enough to reverse long standing moisture deficits. It does, although bring hope to those that have suffered long running moisture deficits and begins to fuel some optimism for the 2024 cropping season.

  • STARS Annual Update

    Glenda Farnden, Senior Municipal Relations Liaison with STARS, was present at the October 10, 2023 Council Meeting to provide an annual update on the recent activity of the organization. This included the implementation of a new fleet, new innovation and technology, mission statistics, and other information pertinent to County residents.

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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