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Archive: March 2019

Council Decisions: March 26, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the March 26, 2019 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Details of the agenda items can be found in the meeting agenda, and details on the specifics of the decisions can be found in the minutes of this Read More...

Rocky View County Donates Fire Truck to Los Amigos Project

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Rocky View County is donating a used fire truck to the Rotary Clubs of Airdrie and Lethbridge Sunrise, in support of the Los Amigos Project in Mexico. The Los Amigos Project is a Rotary International service project organized and supported by Rotary clubs from across southern Alberta.“It’s good to Read More...

County Eliminates Dog Licence Fees

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Rocky View County Council has voted to eliminate dog licence fees to help encourage residents to properly license their dogs. Fees will be eliminated as of May 1, 2019. Dog owners will continue to face a $150 fine for an unlicensed dog.

Council Approves 2019 Master Rates

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Rocky View County Council has voted to approve the 2019 Master Rates Bylaw which outlines the fees the County charges for services. The new fee schedule comes into effect on May 1, 2019.Over 95 percent of the County's fees were unchanged from 2018.  For those fees that are changed, highlights Read More...

County Offers Support For Agriculture Gopher Control

Friday, March 22, 2019

Richardson ground squirrels (gophers) usually emerge from hibernation in mid-March. If you’re considering a control program this year, you’ll want to begin soon. Since males emerge first (and the breeding season commences immediately), severe infestations may be prevented with early Read More...

Rocky View County Seeking Representative on Calgary Airport Authority Board

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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...

Council Decisions: March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the March 12, 2019 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Details of the agenda items can be found in the meeting’s agenda, and details on the specifics of the decisions can be found in the minutes of Read More...

Spring Road Bans

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Rocky View County’s spring road bans will be in effect March 18 to June 3, 2019. These dates are subject to change based on weather and road conditions. During the ban period, the following restrictions apply to commercial and heavy vehicles, including agriculture loads or equipment: 90% on paved Read More...

Farm Registration Now Open for Alberta Open Farm Days

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The 7th annual Alberta Open Farm Days returns August 17-18 and farms can now register online. Last year’s event continued to break records with 117 host farms, over 23,500 visits, 20 farm-to-table culinary events, 10 tours, and over $189,000 in on-farm sales.Open Farm Days contributes to building Read More...

Managing Disease in Oat Crops

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fungal diseases, bacterial diseases and viral diseases each need different management. Oat growers across the prairies have a number of foliar diseases to watch out for in their fields: crown and stem rust and septoria leaf complexes. Oats can also harbour a lot of different species of fusarium but, Read More...

Intercropping Lets Farmers Do More with Less

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It’s interesting how many farmers adopting regenerative agricultural practices, like intercropping and cover crops, are either downsizing their operations, thinking about downsizing or have taken the pressure off in terms of looking for more high-priced land to expand (either to buy or rent).Three Read More...

Grain Bag Recycling in Western Canada

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Large plastic grain bags are continuing to grow in popularity across Western Canada. They are convenient, easy to use and can store massive amounts of grain. Many farmers are converting exclusively to using grain bags instead of bins. But as the bags are emptied as grain is moved throughout the Read More...

Provincial Funding Available for Grain Dryer Upgrades

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Grants are still available for upgrading components of grain dryers to high-efficiency models. The Farm Energy and Agri-Processors (FEAP) Program shares costs for components of a new dryer or when retrofitting components of an existing dryer, said Katherine Rogers, energy extension co-ordinator with Read More...

Between the Rows Podcast: Swine Virus on the Horizon, Serving Up Suds via Blockchain and Canola Renews its Slide

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dr. Egan Brockhoff, veterinarian with Prairie Swine Health Services, sheds light on the African swine fever virus and its threat to the Canadian hog industry, Jennifer Blair with the Alberta Farmer Express reports on Alberta brewers using blockchain technology to tell – and sell – the story of beer, Read More...

Rocky View County Partners with Marginal Land Use Agency

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A new agricultural program is now available through Rocky View County.The County has partnered with ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative and national charitable organization that provides Canadians with the opportunity to play an active role in building a healthier environment for their local Read More...

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