Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been detected in Alberta, as well as many other provinces across Canada.
Flags have been lowered to half-mast in honour of Edmonton Police Service officers killed in the line of duty on March 16, 2023.
The 5 year CAP Agreement (2018-2023) and the CAP Water Program wraps up this month. While still accepting applications, they encourage applicants to complete their project and submit applications as soon as possible.
· Any wells or projects that are already started must be completed and a complete application must be received before the program closes to be considered for a grant. Applications received for projects that are not complete will not be accepted.
· A completed new well project must include:
o Complete well construction including drilling, casing and annular seal
o Complete 2 hr pump + 2 hr recovery test including drawdown and recovery measurements
o An installed Vermin Proof Cap (a Sanitary Well Seal is an acceptable alternative for pasture wells or temporary caps, and bored wells must have a proper fitting lid)
o An installed/attached Well ID tag issued by Alberta Environment and Protected Areas
o Proof of a water licence application for wells that require it
· If applying for other eligible projects (including well decommissioning, well pit removals, cisterns, etc) they must also be complete.
For agricultural clients that are considering drilling a new well (or other water project) in the near future, you are encouraged to wait until after April 1, 2023. The new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) will be replacing the current agreement, and while there are no details on new programs that have been announced, work is underway to develop programs under the new agreement. We are anticipating a water program under the new agreement and we will share details as soon as we have them. We do know that any water projects that are started prior to April 1, 2023 will not be eligible under a future Sustainable CAP water program. We also encourage agricultural clients to subscribe to the CAP website for updates on the current and future water programs here: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/Subscribe
For more information about the current CAP Water Program: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/program/WATER
CAP Water Program Funding List: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/download/AGUCMINT-8285758
CAP Water Application form: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/download/AGUCMINT-8322655
CAP Water Program Factsheet – Wells: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/download/AGUCMINT-8336892
CAP Water Program Factsheet – Vermin Proof Caps: https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/download/AGUCMINT-8336893
Joe Harrington, Lethbridge, 403-381-5846
Shawn Elgert, Barrhead, 780-674-8215
Dan Benson, Peace River, 780-624-6532
Lac Ste. Anne County has encountered an increased volume of questions regarding planning and development. In the interest of clarity, we’ve compiled statements on the most consistent questions and concerns.
North 43 Lagoon Commission celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Gunn Regional Forcemain.
WILD WATER COMMISSION issues public notice that Rich Valley Truck Fill is now commissioned and open for business
LSAC has recently received several enquiries about our current Land Use Bylaw (LUB).
The East End Bus Society has released its list of scheduled excursions.
The West End Bus Society has released its list of scheduled excursions.
Unlock the keys to success with the County's Farm and Business Succession Planning Workshop.
Riparian Stewardship Workshop: Agricultural management strategies and tools for healthy riparian areas.