Archive: July 2018

Attention Alberta Horse Owners: Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 (nEHV-1)

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A case of nEHV-1 with neurological symptoms has been confirmed in a horse in Saskatchewan. Although other horses on the premises have tested negative and not moved since the original diagnosis. While this condition has not been detected within Rocky View County, the index horse had been present at a Read More...

Next Round of Canadian Agricultural Partnership Programs Now Accepting Applications

Monday, July 23, 2018

Creating and maintaining public trust are the goals of three programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Applications are now being accepted for: Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives, Public Agriculture Literacy and Youth Agriculture Education. More Information Read More...

Prescriptions Will be Required for Livestock Antibiotics

Monday, July 23, 2018

Starting late in 2018, Health Canada is introducing a couple of important changes affecting the way animal antibiotic products can be accessed by producers. And having an established Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) will be an important part of a smooth transition. Full Article Read More...

Consultation on Strychnine and Its Associated End-use Products

Monday, July 23, 2018

Strychnine is a registered pesticide used by growers to control ground squirrels. Products containing strychnine for ground squirrel control include Maxim 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate and S.A.R.M Gopher Poison R.T.U.Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Read More...

Modernized Rules Increase Farm Worker Protection

Monday, July 23, 2018

New rules to improve health and safety for farm and ranch workers have been finalized through strong collaboration between the agricultural sector and the Alberta government.On December 1, 2018, waged, non-family farm and ranch workers will have similar rights and protections as other workers across Read More...

Livestock Welfare Engagement Project

Monday, July 23, 2018

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is involved in a new initiative called the Livestock Welfare Engagement Project. The goal of this project is a collaborative look at animal welfare in Alberta’s livestock industry, where AFAC will facilitate the collection of input from individuals and organizations Read More...

County Presents Master Farm Family Award Winner for 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Schissel family with Councillor Daniel Henn (right) who serves as the Agricultural Service Board Chair.Rocky View County is pleased to announce this year’s Master Farm Family Award winners are Don and Betty Schissel.“We are very happy to present the award to the Schissel family,” says Daniel Read More...

Rocky View Recognizes National Drowning Prevention Week: July 15-21

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Rocky View County has proclaimed July 15-21, 2018 as National Drowning Prevention Week along with the Lifesaving Society of Canada, to raise awareness about the problem of drowning and the lives that can be saved with water safety education. Drowning Prevention Week runs the third week in July each Read More...

Property Assessments Underway

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As required by Provincial legislation, Rocky View County is currently conducting property assessments.The County’s professional assessors will be in the municipality collecting the information needed to ensure fair property tax assessments for all landowners by updating assessed property Read More...

Apply Now to Join Local Food Council

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Applications are now open for Alberta’s first ever Local Food Council. The aim of the council will be to provide recommendations on provincial policies, programs, pilot projects or initiatives to support the continued growth and sustainability of Alberta’s local food sector. Deadline for Read More...

Council Decisions: July 10, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the July 10, 2018 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Specific details can be found in this meeting’s agenda (see the Council Minutes and Archives page), or in the minutes of this meeting that will be Read More...

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