Archived News

County Scholarship Deadline Extended
09/02/2015
Saddle Hills has extended the deadline for students to apply for scholarships the County offers each year to September 30.
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Weed Of The Week - Common Tansy
09/01/2015
Each week during the summer we will be highlighting an invasive plant species which Saddle Hills County residents may encounter.
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Hunting Outfitters And Guides
08/31/2015
Saddle Hills County has some of the best hunting in Northern Alberta.
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Notice Of Development Permit Approvals
08/28/2015
The following development permits have been conditionally approved by Saddle Hills County, subject to the right of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board:
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County Hosts AAMDC Meeting
08/27/2015
Saddle Hills County hosted the Northern Zone meeting of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) August 14.
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County Seeking Community Development Coordinator
08/26/2015
Saddle Hills County is seeking a permanent full time Community Development Coordinator.
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Woking Water Treatment Service Returned At 12:30 pm
08/26/2015
08/27/15 - Water service in Woking was interrupted at 10:30 am and service returned at 12:30 pm. Residents may still experience low pressure while the new equipment is being set up.
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Weed Of The Week - Dalmation Toadflax
08/25/2015
Each week during the summer we will be highlighting an invasive plant species which Saddle Hills County residents may encounter.
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No Need For Municipal Inquiry – Municipal Affairs Minster
08/25/2015
Alberta’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, Deron Bilous, has rejected the need for an inquiry or municipal inspection into the internal operations of Saddle Hills County.
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Notice Of SDBA Hearing
08/25/2015
THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU that an Appeal has been made to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board against an application for development.
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County Appreciates Volunteers
08/21/2015
Saddle Hills County honoured its many volunteers on Thursday at a special ceremony at Moonshine Provincial Park.
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Website Changes
08/20/2015
We've made a slight change to the Saddle Hills County website.
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Notice of Sale By Tender
08/19/2015
The G5 Medical Clinic Committee is accepting bids and offers on items for sale.
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Volunteer Appreciation BBQ Thursday Aug 20
08/18/2015
Saddle Hills County will be honouring our volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ on Thursday evening, August 20.
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Our Mistake
08/18/2015
In the August 11, edition of the Signal, Saddle Hills County posted incorrect information regarding the new hours of the Bonanza Transfer Station. We regret any inconvenience. The correct hours of operation are: Wed: Noon – 8 pm Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
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Lisa Williams Hehr Photos Of Savanna Fair
08/18/2015
Lisa Williams Hehr posted some beautiful photos of the Savanna Agricultural Society's Fall Fair last weekend on our Facebook page.
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Savanna Fall Fair A Big Success
08/17/2015
The Savanna Agricultural Society's Fall Fair was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday and was a big success.
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Weed Of The Week - Tall Buttercup
08/16/2015
Each week during the summer we will be highlighting an invasive plant species which Saddle Hills County residents may encounter.
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Saddle Hills County Fire Restrictions
08/16/2015
Due to very dry conditions the Fire Hazard is now Very High. Open burning of heavy fuels is not allowed in Saddle Hills County at this time
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Bonanza Transfer Station Not Open Saturday
08/15/2015
Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, the Bonanza Transfer Station was not open during its scheduled hours on Saturday, August 15.
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County To Celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Reign September 9
08/13/2015
Saddle Hills County Council decided Tuesday, August 11, to hold a special celebration at the County offices on September 9, 2015 to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
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Savanna Agricultural Society Fall Fair Aug 14 - 16
08/11/2015
The annual Savanna Agricultural Society Fall Fair will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Weed Of The Week - Dame's Rocket
08/09/2015
Each week during the summer we will be highlighting an invasive plant species which Saddle Hills County residents may encounter.
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Wildfire Hazard Is Moderate
08/08/2015
Warm and windy weather is raising the wildfire hazard for the Grande Prairie Wildfire Management Area to Moderate.
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Community Development Advisory Board Meets Tuesday
08/07/2015
The Saddle Hills County Community Development Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, August 11, at 6:00 pm at the County Complex.
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Monday Deadline For Volunteer Nominations
08/07/2015
The deadline for receiving applications for this year's Volunteer Appreciation Awards is noon on Monday August 10.
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Land For Sale By Sealed Bid, Woking, Alberta
08/06/2015
Notice is hereby given that Saddle Hills County will sell through the acceptance of sealed bids for the property described as Lot 21, Block 3, Plan 1124HW, 5047 – 51 Avenue, Woking, Alberta, lot size is 54’ x 120’ and zoned Hamlet Residential One.
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Please Help Us Keep Our Waste Bin Sites Clean
08/05/2015
Saddle Hills County would like to remind residents that waste bin sites are intended for household waste only. Items such as appliances, tires, metals, and wood are to be taken to transfer stations at Blueberry Mountain, Bonanza or Woking so that County staff and contractors can dispose of them in an effective or environmentally effective manner.
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Weed Of The Week - Ox-eye Daisy
08/04/2015
Each week during the summer we will be introducing an invasive plant species which Saddle Hills County residents may run into.
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Reminder Of New Transfer Station Hours
08/04/2015
Saddle Hills County would like to remind residents of the new transfer station hours which took effect last week and the Bay Tree closure which took place effective August 1, as per Council direction.
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Where Am I In Saddle Hills County?
08/01/2015
We've been running a regular feature on our Facebook page, called 'Where Am I,' which has been garnering a lot of interest.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting August 4
07/29/2015
Notice is hereby given that a special council meeting has been called by Reeve Hubert that will be held on August 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Council Chambers at the Saddle Hills County Complex.
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Current Job Opportunities
07/28/2015
Saddle Hills County employs approximately 50 full time employees and up to 20 term (seasonal) employees in positions ranging from senior management to labourer.
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Weed Of The Week - Scentless Chamomile
07/27/2015
Each week during the summer we will be introducing an invasive plant species which Saddle Hills County residents may run into.
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Saddle Hills County
County Phone System Outage - UPDATE
07/27/2015
The Saddle Hills County phone system, which was temporarily down yesterday, has been restored.
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County Thanks Staff
07/24/2015
Saddle Hills County thanked its staff Thursday at a BBQ held at Moonshine Lake Provincial Park.
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Bonanza Transfer Station Hours Increase July 27
07/22/2015
Bonanza transfer station hours are being increased from 12 hours a week to 32 hours a week in order to accommodate the closure of the Bay Tree bin site.
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PVCRTS Encouraging Membership
07/22/2015
Peace Valley Conservation, Recreation and Tourism Society (PVCRTS) is encouraging area citizens and associations to join the organization.
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Gymkana Demonstrated Lots Of Young Local Talent
07/21/2015
One of the highlights of the Bonanza Fair and Mud Bog last weekend was the Gymkana events at Kulachkosky Rec Park.
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Weed Of The Week Yellow Toadflax
07/20/2015
Each week during the summer we will be introducing an invasive plant species which Saddle Hills County residents may run into.
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A Busy Weekend In Saddle Hills County
07/20/2015
There was a lot to do this past weekend in Saddle Hills County.
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Scheduled Power Outages July 26
07/20/2015
There will be scheduled power outages in Saddle Hills County from 7 am - 7 pm July 26.
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County Supports World-U17 Hockey Challenge
07/17/2015
Council voted unanimously Tuesday to support the cities of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John when they host the World-U17 Hockey Challenge from October 30 to November 7, 2015.
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Tax Discount Deadline
07/15/2015
Saddle Hills County would like to remind ratepayers that to receive the 2% discount on the municipal portion of your 2015 taxes, payments must be received on or before Friday, July 31, 2015.
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Smith Takes Oath Of Office
07/14/2015
Kristen Smith, a lifelong resident of Saddle Hills County, took her oath of office at the Saddle Hills County Council meeting, Tuesday, July 14.
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Blue Mountain Society Receives Grant
07/14/2015
Representatives of the Blueberry Mountain Goodwill Society were on hand Tuesday morning to receive their Recreation Capital Grant from Saddle Hills County Council.
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Weed Of The Week Meadow - Hawkweed
07/13/2015
Each week during the summer we will be introducing an invasive plant species which Saddle Hills County residents may run into.
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July ASB Meeting Cancelled
07/12/2015
The July Agricultural Services Board (ASB) Meeting has been cancelled.
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Kristen Smith Acclaimed In Ward 3 Byelection
07/09/2015
Ward 3 resident Kristen Smith, has been acclaimed as the new councillor for the Ward in Saddle Hills County.
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County Institutes Fire Restrictions
07/08/2015
Due to very dry conditions the Fire Hazard is now Very High. Open burning of heavy fuels is not allowed in Saddle Hills County at this time.
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Saddle Hills County Institutes Fire Restrictions
07/08/2015
Due to very dry conditions the Fire Hazard is now Very High. Open burning of heavy fuels is not allowed in Saddle Hills County at this time.
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Current Employment Opportunities
07/07/2015
Saddle Hills County employs approximately 50 full time employees and up to 20 term (seasonal) employees in positions ranging from senior management to labourer.
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We Need Your Help
07/07/2015
Volunteers are the backbone of the communities in Saddle Hills County and we need you help to recognize them.
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Weed of the Week - Orange Hawkweed
07/05/2015
Each week during the summer we will provide you with some information on some of the common weeds
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Christmas In July
07/03/2015
Christmas in July is an opportunity to meet local vendors and crafters from all over the Peace Region, go for a drive in the country, enjoy lunch and see the lovely new Savanna Recplex . There will be crafts for kids to make and take. And who knows maybe we’ll even get visitors from the North Pole?
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Nominations For Ward 3 Byelection
07/02/2015
Nominations for the Ward 3 Byelection must be received by July 9.
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New Service Request System On Display
07/01/2015
Saddle Hills County Council was provided a live walk-through June 23 of the new Service Request System (SRS) which was introduced when the beta version of the County’s new website was released in early June.
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The annual Rycroft parade was held Saturday during the Rycroft Ag Society Chuckwagon Races.
Lots Of Fun At Rycroft Parade
06/29/2015
Saddle Hills County County employees Ashton Easter, Danielle Lester and Miranda Pybus represented the County well at the Rycroft parade Saturday handing out candy to the many children along the parade route.
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ASB summer BBQ July 18
06/26/2015
Renowned speaker Les Kletke will speak about keeping up with the technology race at the Agricultural Services Board summer barbeque and rate payer information session.
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Saddle Hills County Seeking Proposals For Pole Sheds
06/26/2015
Saddle Hills County is seeking proposals to select a lead general contractor for full engineering, design and construction (Design- Build) services for two(2) new three-bay open front Pole Sheds to be located at
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Gusty Wind, Warming Trend, Push Wildfire Danger To High
06/26/2015
The weather trend for the next few days will be hot and dry. The Grande Prairie Wildfire Management Area has raised the Wildfire Hazard to High.
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Dr. David Leonard
Preserving Our History
06/24/2015
Saddle Hills Council welcomed an interesting guest to its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 23. Dr. David Leonard, recipient of the 2007 Alberta Order of Excellence and prominent researcher of Peace River’s pioneer history spoke at some length about the Peace River Country Land Settlement Digitalization Project.
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July 2nd Planned Power Outages
06/24/2015
Atco will be having a planned power outages on July 2, 2015 from 12:30 pm- 5:00 pm
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Bonanza Agricultural Society
Council Funds Community Organizations
06/23/2015
Bonanza & District Agricultural Society was one of many community organizations to receive funding on Tuesday.
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Facebook
Facebook Comment Protocols
06/22/2015
The County of Saddle Hills encourages all residents, ratepayers, as well as representatives of business and industry to follow us on Facebook and comment as regularly and often as you choose. Your participation is welcome and your comments are appreciated. We read and take all comments and inquiries seriously.
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Councillor Andruchiw Featured In Alberta Farmer Express
06/16/2015
Saddle Hills County Councillor Lawrence Andruchiw was interviewed by The Alberta Farmer Express about his use of 3D fencing to keep wildlife at bay.
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Saddle Hills County Launches New Website
06/11/2015
The new website was built at the direction of Council in order provide more information to residents, businesses and industry as well as to provide easier access and information-sharing between the public and the County.
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Fire Hazard Lowered To Moderate – Fire Ban Still In Effect
06/09/2015
Despite the cooler temperatures and rain, a need to reduce the opportunity for human caused wildfires in our province remains. The fire hazard levels remain high in many areas and new wildfires continue to ignite. We are continually assessing the situation but for now, the FIRE BAN is in effect for the Grande Prairie Wildfire Management Area.
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STARS Thanks County For Support
06/09/2015
County Council presented Farnden with a cheque for $150,000 to assist STARS in their mission of providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured.
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County Approves Recreation Capital Grants for Local Groups, Community Halls
06/09/2015
Faced with large requests for funding from community groups, and concerned about staying within budget, Saddle Hills County Council decided on May 12th to support the work of volunteers in the community, and the important role played by local community halls, by approving funding for $2.5 Million dollars in funding for local community groups and halls and spreading the dispersal of the funds over two years.
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Saddle Hills County Moving Ahead On Recycling and Solid Waste
06/08/2015
Saddle Hills County Councillor Willis Fitzsimmons requested an update at Wednesday’s Council meeting on the County’s recycling program.
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Miranda Stampede Queen
Miranda Pybus Crowned Stompede Queen
06/07/2015
Saddle Hills County employee Miranda Pybus, of Spirit River, was crowned Grand Prairie Stompede Queen over the weekend. The County would like to congratulate Miranda, who works in the Rural Development Department.
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