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Overview of New Government Funding Available for Producers 

Monday, May 29, 2023

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) funding expired on March 31, 2023. To support continued innovation, growth and prosperity, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) launched its programs to replace the CAP program - a five‐year (2023-2028), $3.5-billion Read More...

Foxtail Barley Management

Monday, May 29, 2023

Foxtail barley is a native bunchgrass found throughout Canada, primarily in moist or saline depressions but can also occur in cultivated fields, roadsides, waste lands, and lawn. It is a perennial plant, greenish purple in colour with round, hollow stems, and swollen nodes. The unique seed head has Read More...

Accessibility widget

Monday, May 29, 2023

We are excited to announce that we have implemented a new tool on our website in order to improve its accessibility and provide better access to information and resources for all users. With this enhancement to our website, we are taking an important step towards ensuring that everyone can access Read More...

Join us for an Agricultural Workshop

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Join Rocky View County for an Agricultural Workshop! These educational workshops are designed to support rural life in the County. Registration is required.  Be sure to check back to this page as registration details will be added to each workshop closer to its start date. Current EventsGrazing Read More...

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Update

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Throughout 2022, an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), an H5N1 strain, occurred in wild and domestic birds across Canada and USA. In Alberta, the outbreak began in early April 2022 and it has been detected across many other provinces in Canada. A surge in cases is expected to Read More...

Winter Damage to Evergreen Trees

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Springtime needle discoloration on previously healthy evergreens is often a result of some form of winter injury. Many factors such as winter desiccation, salt, frost, drought, flood, or soil deficiency are some of the reasons why evergreen trees and shrubs could turn brown, change colour, or loose Read More...

Groundwater Connections – March Program Updates

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Groundwater Connections is a community-based watershed program for sustainable groundwater management that was designed as an economic approach for monitoring groundwater levels in Rocky View County.The goal of this project is to increase our knowledge base of the cumulative impact of multiple wells Read More...

Volunteers Needed: Looking for access to private wetlands in Rocky View County

Friday, April 14, 2023

The Miistakis Institute is looking for landowners with wetlands on their property that would be willing to participate in a project to study amphibians in Rocky View County. There have been six amphibian species historically reported in the area, including boreal chorus frog, wood frog, northern Read More...

Council Approves 2023 Budget with Lower Tax Increase

Thursday, April 13, 2023

April 13, 2023 – Rocky View County Council has approved the 2023 Operating and Capital Budget with a 3% tax increase, which is lower than the 6% initially proposed in the base budget. “As a responsible government, we have taken every possible measure to minimize the impact of an increase on our Read More...

Rocky View County Seeking Representative on Calgary Airport Authority Board

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Rocky View County is accepting applications from qualified residents for a senior-level representative to serve on the Calgary Airport Authority Board of Directors. This appointment is for a four-year term and includes an annual retainer.  Calgary Airport Authority Board of Directors Information Read More...

Congratulations to the Rocky View Foundation

Friday, March 10, 2023

Rocky View County is pleased to congratulate the Rocky View Foundation on its recent award of $4 million as part of the Government of Alberta’s Affordable Housing Partnership Program.The funding will be used to advance affordable senior’s housing opportunities in the region through renovations to Read More...

Community Litter Pick-Up Program

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Learn more about our Community Litter Pick-Up Program. Rocky View County supports communities to plan and host their own litter pick-up events! The Community Litter Pick-Up Program is available from May to June to support one-day litter pick-up events. Participating communities can receive supplies, Read More...

Rocky View County now has a weekly newspaper page

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

In the 2022 Citizen Satisfaction Survey 46 per cent of residents said they prefer to learn about important County information in the newspaper. In response to this information, Rocky View County is producing a one-to two-page advertising section in the Rocky View Weekly as a central hub of County Read More...

Community Recreation Funding Deadline March 1

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Rocky View County is accepting applications under our Community Recreation Funding Grant program.Funds are available for non-profit organizations incorporated under the Societies Act or the Agricultural Services Act, and whose objectives include servicing the recreation needs of the community. The Read More...

Special Project Funding Deadline Approaching

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Rocky View County is accepting applications under the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Special Project Funding Grant program.Funds are available for non-profit organizations that enhance the social well-being of individuals and families. The program currently funds child and youth Read More...

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