Wednesday, 18 April 2018

ROAD BAN (75%) IN EFFECT

ROAD BAN IS NOW 75%

Effective Immediately - Road ban is now 75% on all Municipal roads!

Due to the extreme winter and rapid spring thaw conditions, the M.D. of Foothills is implementing a maximum 75% load ban on all municipal roads including gravel unless stated lower. Please note this is the first time gravel roads have been included in a road ban. The ban will be lifted as soon as road conditions allow.

Agricultural users will be allowed to apply for a permit for road use. Permits are no fee and will require your name, 911 address and route to the nearest Provincial Highway. 

To obtain a permit with 24-hour notice, call:
Roaddata: 1-888-444-9288

Monday, 16 April 2018

GOOD NEWS - High Speed Internet Update

Internet Update - Good News for those West of Millarville!



The area is a recipient of the Connect to Innovate federal government grant to improve internet in partnership with a company called Rigstar.

Watch your mail if you are in the Kew area for information either from Rigstar or ABnet about internet expansion out that way. They will be doing some community outreach and public engagement.

If you know someone out that way that is having internet issues,

Friday, 13 April 2018

Rural Crime Meeting Update

Over 300 in Attendance to Discuss Rural Crime

13 Member panel of representatives from: MP, John Barlow's office,
Solicitor General's Office, RCMP (Local detachments and regional office,
Foothills Protective Services, the three local chapters of the Crime Watch
and others.
Obviously Rural Crime is an important topic within our area. Over 300 Foothills residents were in attendance at the Foothills Centennial Centre to ask questions of the 13 member board assembled.

Takeaway of the Evening

The main message of the evening was, all of us: the Federal Gov, Provincial Gov, Municipal Gov, Crime Watch organizations and all our residents are responsible and
working together at improving communication and protection to PREVENT #RuralCrime.

What Can You Do?

Join Your Local Crime Watch



If you haven’t joined your local Rural Crime Watch, make sure you do. If you are the victim of crime, no matter how small...,
REPORT IT to your local RCMP detachment as every bit of information is essential. 

In the western part of the MD, our Crime Watch Branch is called the High Country Rural Crime Watch (HCRCW).  Details on membership can be found at http://www.hcrcwa.ca/ or click the link at the top right hand corner of this webpage.

The best thing to do is get connected and get engaged with your community and the HCRCW will help you do that.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Monday, 9 April 2018

Secondary Suites in the Foothills?

What Do You Think About

Allowing Secondary Suites in the Foothills?


The MD of Foothills held three open houses to get public engagement and feedback from residents on the possibility of allowing secondary suites.  If you are looking for more information on the topic, click here.   You can still provide feedback via the survey they have posted on the site here. .

Your feedback is important so please take a minute to fill out the information.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Gate Owners Need To Register With Foothills 911 - HighRiverOnline.com


Security gates are starting to be a popular security feature for people living in rural areas.

However there could be a safety hazard.

In case of an emergency landowners need to register their information about their security gates with the Foothills Regional 911 Dispatch Centre to be prepared in the event of an emergency.

MD of Foothills Councillor Suzanne Oel says it is important, in case of an emergency, that ambulances, police and fire have quick access so they can help.

"All they have to do is email our Foothills Regional 911 centre," said Oel. "They will take the information and attach it to a file that is related to their address.

Click the link below for the full story

Gate Owners Need To Register With Foothills 911 - HighRiverOnline.com

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Mar 7-18 Update - Snow Removal

Mar 7/18 Update - Snow removal - Watch the video below for information on the Foothills County Snow Removal Policy 72 hrs, Province and Volker's changes that need to be addressed, personal snow removal of County roads and snow removal around Canada Post mailboxes...


Thursday, 1 March 2018

MD helping racetrack ground road improvement

Photo credit: Brent Calver/OWW

MD helping racetrack ground road improvement: Foothills: Millarville Ag Society to contribute through grant application

The MD of Foothills is working with an agricultural society to improve the internal road at the Millarville racetrack, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area.

Foothills councillors voted on Feb. 21 to write a letter of support for the Millarville Agriculture Society for a $25,000 provincial grant to improve the inside roadway at the racetrack and grounds just north of the hamlet.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Great Feedback at Rural Crime Watch Open House - HighRiverOnline.com

Great Feedback at Rural Crime Watch Open House - HighRiverOnline.com: A good turn out for an open house about rural crime in the Foothills at the Crescent Point Field House in Aldyersyde on Wednesday, February 21. Foothills MP John Barlow and Highwood MLA Wayne Anderson have been gathering information to put together... Click here to continue reading...

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

South West Calgary Ring Road Public Information Sessions

Information Sessions


Alberta Transportation, Mountain View Partners, and KGL Constructors will be hosting public information sessions on February 26 and 27 to provide an update on the 2018 construction season for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR). Display materials will feature information on the road alignment, highlight key construction activities, outline areas that may qualify for noise mitigation, and identify upcoming traffic impacts.

The City of Calgary will also be in attendance to provide details on its projects connecting to the SWCRR. This includes: