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Wheatland County and Foothills County IDP

June 7, 2019

Wheatland County and Foothills County are updating their Intermunicipal Development Plan in order to ensure compliance with new requirements of the Municipal Government Act.

Over the past 6 months, staff from both municipalities have completed a review of the existing document and developed proposed amendments. A draft version of the amended IDP is available for review on the municipal website, can be viewed at the County office during regular business hours or can be obtained by email through County Staff.

We would like to hear from impacted landowners who may have questions or concerns about the draft plan. All comments must be received by Friday June 7th, 2019.

Learn more here:  Wheatland County & Foothills County IDP

Public Hearing: LUB Enforcement and Signage

June 5, 2019

The Council of Foothills County will hold the required public hearing regarding proposed amendments to Land Use Bylaw 60/2014.

The public hearing will be held on WEDNESDAY, THE 5th DAY OF JUNE, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers, Joint Administration Building, 309 Macleod Trail, High River, Alberta. 

Notice of Public Hearing - PDF

Proposed Amendments-Enforcement and Signage Bylaw - PDF

Foothills Cemetery Spring Clean Up

May 15, 2019

Visitors of Foothills Cemetery:

Please remove memorial items placed on top of burial plots by May 15, 2019.

All memorial items not within in-ground vases will be removed and placed in a storage bin near the maintenance shed for you to pick up by August 1, 2019.

More information here.


Summer Road Bans

May 13, 2019

Seasonal Road Ban - Effective May 13, 2019 - pdf

Seasonal Road Ban Map - Effective May 13, 2019 - pdf

New Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw

March 22, 2019

New Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw # 15/2019 approved by Foothills County on March 13, 2019 outlines in detail the responsibilities of dog owners and provides better tools for Community Peace Officers with Foothills Patrol.

The updated bylaw offers Foothills Patrol Peace Officers improved functional tools to deal with concerns from residents. The bylaw now identifies and describes varying levels of aggressive dog behavior, dog bites and resulting impact on victims with fines that reflect the different levels.

Read Media Release here
New Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw 15/2019

$500,000 to Community Hub in Blackie School Modernization

March 11, 2019

Foothills County has committed up to $500,000 towards a proposed Community Hub which will be part of the Blackie School Modernization.

Read full Media Release here

2019 Richardson Ground Squirrel Strychnine Program

March 5, 2019

2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate now for sale. 

The 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (PCP #30433) will be available to bona fide farmers and ranchers within Foothills County. All producers will have to fill out and sign an “Acknowledgement of Purchase and Use of Product” agreement before purchase.

This program will run from March 5, 2019 to June 30, 2019 or before if all product is sold. The cost of the 2% LSC is $264.00 per case (24 bottles) or $11.00 per bottle. Payment must be by cheque or credit card (no cash sales).

Please contact the Agricutural Services Department for further information at 403-333-4764.

Call in advance to set up a time for pick up and to ensure there is someone available at the Agricuture Services Facility (located in Aldersyde).

Hours of operation are 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.