Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Feb 7/18 Update - Rural Crime and Enhanced Policing

Regional Crime Meeting

MD Wide Crime Discussion Meeting

With the increase in the incidents of crime throughout the province over the last few years, MD Council is looking at different options to address the situation.

To that end, Council wants feedback from residents as to what you would like to see.  Because of that, the MD is organizing a Regional Crime Discussion Meeting featuring the three crime watches, Councillors, MLAs, RCMP, MD Protective Services, Fish & Wildlife and you as members and residents.

More details are to come but mark your calendars:

Date: April 10, 2018

Time: 6:30pm. 

Location: Foothills Centennial Centre in Okotoks.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

RCMP Launches New Volunteer Auxiliary Program

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2018/rcmp-launches-new-auxiliary-program-volunteers/

Auxiliary Program Returns


The RCMP has recently announced they are launching a new volunteer auxiliary program.

It is great to see they are taking steps to add safety to the public without adding much cost to taxpayers.

For further information on the program, please visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2018/rcmp-launches-new-auxiliary-program-volunteers/

Monday, 29 January 2018

Working Well Workshops for Residents


Workshop Registration:  www.mdfoothills.eventbrite.ca

7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – Priddis Community Hall - WORKSHOP FULL

7:00 pm, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – Davisburg Hall - Spots Available

1:00 pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Highwood Memorial Centre - Spots Available


In an effort to provide valuable information to residents, the MD has brought back their Working Well Workshop by popular demand.  The previous workshops filled up fast so be sure to RSVP ASAP.

IMPORTANT: Register by January 30 with your Legal Land Description or your Lot/Block/Plan#, Date of Well Completion, and Original Owner or Depth of Well, so that you can receive all the information for your well from provincial records to be used in the workshop.
  • Did you know that a poorly maintained water well can put your water supply at risk of contamination and reduce your well yield?
  • Have you had your well water tested in the last two years?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

RSVP Septic Sense Workshops

Septic Sense: Solutions for Rural Living Workshops
Understanding and taking care of your septic system

7:00 pm, Mon. January 22, 2018 at Priddis Community Hall
7:00 pm, Wed. January 24, 2018 at Davisburg Community Hall...
7:00 pm, Mon. February 12, 2018 at Highwood Memorial Centre

Pre-registration required:

Did you know the average person puts 340 liters of sewage through a private sewage system (septic system) every day? For a family of four living in a two-bedroom house, that amounts to 1,360 liters per day and just under half a million liters per year!

Rural property owners are responsible for ensuring their systems operate properly and safely. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you will benefit from attending this workshop. Presenters will teach you how to understand, assess and properly manage your septic system, enabling you to protect your investment in your property and the valuable natural assets associated with your land.
Learn what you can do to properly manage and maintain your septic system. Attend the Septic Sense workshop hosted and presented by M.D. of Foothills, with technical expertise provided by the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA) and materials developed by Land Stewardship Centre (LSC).

During the workshop we will cover:

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Jan 10/19 Update - MD Snow Removal, Graders and Snowmobiles

MD Snow Removal Policy

Many of you may be aware that the MD public works has a snow removal target of 72 hrs after the completion of a major snow event.  The goal public works has is to clear all 4,400 lane km within that timeframe.  Some of you may not have received it within that timeframe over the last few weeks.

See the video below for more details or continue reading below...


There are a couple reasons they have had challenges with this recently:

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

ATTENTION Snowmobilers in Millarville!

For Your Own Safety,

Please no not ride on the lake in the hamlet of #Millarville as it is spring fed and has sections of thin ice and open water!

Please share this with others as we don’t want to have a tragedy here in Millarville. Thank you and be safe out there!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Protecting our Animals

Animal Safety During Emergencies

The MD of Foothills has been taking steps to ensure our Fire and Protective Services are even more informed on how to deal with our animals (large and small) in the event of an emergency.

On November 21st, MD First Responders and Staff attended workshop to provide an overview of the equine industry in Alberta and assist municipal bodies and personnel to incorporate equine into their existing emergency management plans.

The workshop was very well received and valuable for providing more tools for our First Responders to help provide us all with an even higher level of care for our animals.

Also, the story below shares some news for our other furry friends.


Monday, 20 November 2017

How Fast is Your Internet?

Please Share

I am still trying to share this internet speed test from CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) to get as many people as possible to take the test so that they receive more data about what kind of speeds we have out our way.  The Federal Government has a target of getting households to a minimum up 5 mbps download speeds but they need data on what people are currently getting.

To take the test, go to: https://performance.cira.ca/

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