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  • Scott Seamon Sports Rink COVID-19 Updates

    Scott Seamon Sports Rink COVID-19 Updates

    The Scott Seaman Sports Rink is open with restrictions as per the current Alberta Health Services mandatory measures. To see the current guidelines, please click here 

  • Fire Ban in Effect

    Fire Ban in Effect

    There is a Burning Ban on all open fires including burning barrels, camp fires and Fire Works in Foothills County. All open fires are to be extinguished and any open burning permits cancelled. This ban will be in effect until all areas within Foothills County receive substantial moisture and approval is received to lift the fire ban. For more info, click here. 

  • Foothills County and the Draft CMRB Growth Plan

    Foothills County and the Draft CMRB Growth Plan

    What is the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board Growth Plan?

    Why should YOU care? Find out more about this plan and how you can get involved here

  • We are Looking for your Feedback

    We are Looking for your Feedback

    Foothills County is reviewing the Land Use Bylaw, and are proposing several amendments. We would like to know your thoughts and/or any concerns you may have. To see the proposed amendments, and to submit feedback, please click here

  • Share Our Stories Project

    Share Our Stories Project

    Project SOS is a writing opportunity for seniors to share their stories of resiliency and how they got through a difficult time in their lives. The Town of Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Foothills County and Longview, will be sharing these fantastic stories every Wednesday.

    Go to www.okotoks.ca/SOS to read all the stories, or Foothills County/SOS for more information. 

  • Elections 2021

    Elections 2021

    The next municipal election is being held on Monday, October 18, 2021. Nominations can be filed starting Monday, January 4, 2021, and the Nomination Period will close at 12 noon on September 20, 2021. 

    CLICK HERE

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There is a Burning Ban on all open fires including burning barrels, camp fires and Fire Works in Foothills County. All open fires are to be extinguished and any open burning permits cancelled. This ban will be in effect until all areas within Foothills County receive substantial moisture and approval is received to lift the fire ban. For more info, click here. 

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What is the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board Growth Plan?

Why should YOU care? Find out more about this plan and how you can get involved here

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Foothills County is reviewing the Land Use Bylaw, and are proposing several amendments. We would like to know your thoughts and/or any concerns you may have. To see the proposed amendments, and to submit feedback, please click here

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Project SOS is a writing opportunity for seniors to share their stories of resiliency and how they got through a difficult time in their lives. The Town of Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Foothills County and Longview, will be sharing these fantastic stories every Wednesday.

Go to www.okotoks.ca/SOS to read all the stories, or Foothills County/SOS for more information. 

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The next municipal election is being held on Monday, October 18, 2021. Nominations can be filed starting Monday, January 4, 2021, and the Nomination Period will close at 12 noon on September 20, 2021. 

CLICK HERE

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Foothills County Northwest Wildfire Mitigation Strategy

April 14, 2021

On April 14, 2021, Council adopted the new Northwest Wildfire Mitigation Strategy developed by the Foothills County Fire Department. The Strategy was developed to provide practical and operational wildland/urban interface risk mitigation strategies to reduce the threat of wildfire to development.

To read the full report, click here. 

To go to the Foothills Fire Department page, click here. 

 

Attention: Commercial Businesses in the 2A Corridor

April 5, 2021

Foothills County is proud to annouce that that we will be providing Foothills Fibre Optic Internet Services to Commercial Developments in the Highway 2A corridor this summer. Construction will begin Spring of 2021. To see more information, please go to www.foothillscountyab.ca/services/communications

Highway 2 East Side Area Structure Plan

March 30, 2021

Work has begun on an Area Structure Plan (ASP) to support future highway commercial development on the lands on the east side of Highway #2 between Highway #23 and 498th Avenue. County staff are re-engaging with area stakeholders to share the results of the site analysis as well as the two preliminary concepts.

To learn more about the project, click here

To view the narrated video presentation on the work done so far, click here

To participate in the survey, click here

Deadline for Existing Secondary Suites Compliance

March 18, 2021

A reminder to residents that the deadline to bring existing suites into compliance is April 17, 2021. If you have not brought an existing Secondary Suite into compliance within the required two year grace period or fail to get approvals for a new Secondary Suite, enforcement measures will be undertaken.  To see more information, please click here

Revised Highway 2A ASP Design Guidelines & Screening Standards

March 17, 2021

On March 3, 2021, Foothills County Council approved the revised versions of the Foothills County Screening Standards and the Highway 2A Industrial Area Structure Plan Design Guidelines. 

Click the links below to see the revised versions of the Screening Standards and Design Guidelines:
Revised Screening Standards 
Revised Design Guidelines 

Spring Road Bans Update

March 8, 2021

Please be advised that the Spring Road Bans have now been updated.

To view the 2021 Spring Road Bans list, click here
To view the 2021 Spring Road Bans map, click here

Public Notice - COVID-19

December 11, 2020

Foothills County continues to be vigilant in our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and our commitment to ensuring the safety of staff and residents.

In response to the continued public health measures and restrictions, the County has taken additional steps to ensure compliance with provincial regulations. Enhanced cleaning and sanitization practices continue, and the number of employees who are present in the building has further been reduced.

All departments are recognized as essential services and remain fully operational. The Foothills Administration building remains open, however, the public is encouraged to contact staff by way of email or telephone in order to limit the number of people within the building at this time. Contact information for each department can be found on the Foothills County website - MD Foothills | Contact.

Updated information on the opening of our parks and recreation facilities can be found at MD Foothills | Parks & Recreation.

We remain committed to keeping our residents and staff informed as we navigate through these challenging times, and updates will be posted should additional information be made available.