Welcome to Foothills County



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

Seasonal Road Bans

March 21, 2019

Seasonal Road Ban, Effective March 21, 2019 - pdf
Seasonal Road Ban Map, Effective March 21, 2019 - pdf

Remembering Former Reeve Roy McLean

March 18, 2019

Roy McLean passed away Monday, March 18 leaving a legacy of having served on Council for 21 years. First elected as Councillor for Division 2 in 1989, Roy became Deputy Reeve in 1994 and served as Reeve from 2000 until his retirement in 2010.

Roy’s class, gentlemanly nature and diplomacy are qualities that are mentioned again and again by fellow elected officials, administration and staff.  He ran a tight ship – no hats please, but he was unfailingly patient in letting everyone say their piece, even if their views might be in utter opposition of his own.  He was also known for his dry wit and has been able to provide relief in many a tense moment through a clever comment.

During his time with the MD of Foothills, Roy was instrumental in many projects that contributed to where the municipality is today. Some projects include the building of the current joint administration building, development of the Aldersyde Public Works Shop, paving of Highway 540, the planning of the Crescent Point Field House, and the Charles Clark Medical Centre.

Roy and his wife Lenore were always heavily involved in in their community and the cattle industry.  In 2017 the Calgary Stampede and BMO Farm Family Awards recognized Roy and Lenore McLean of Stimson Creek Ranches for their outstanding contribution in the MD of Foothills. 

Click here for funeral arrangements.

Public Notices

March 13, 2019

Water Licence Transfer of Allocation – Sheep River
Foothills County

File number:  00404595

Foothills County will hold an open house at the Sheep River Library located at 129 Main Street NE, Turner Valley Alberta, on March 27, 2019 between the hours of 2pm and 7pm.

Public Notice 00404595 - pdf

Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation
Environmental Protection And Enhancement Act

Application number 025-1242

Public Notice 025-1242 - pdf

$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.

Foothills County – Enhanced RCMP Policing

January 30, 2019

Yes, you may have noticed, there have been more RCMP cruisers keeping any eye on rural crime here in Foothills County.

In response to concerns about the increasing statistics of rural crime, Foothills County ran an initial three-month pilot program from October to December 2018.

This pilot project increased the RCMP presence in the Foothills with additional officers assigned to the region. The program was a joint project with detachments in Okotoks, Turner Valley and High River.

Property crimes and traffic safety were the focus of the initiative. According to RCMP statistics and community feedback, the initiative was largely successful.

At the January 16, 2019 Council meeting, Foothills County Councillors voted unanimously to extend the enhanced policing strategy for the municipality.  Council has committed $150,000 to run the program to the end of 2019.

This program with increased RCMP presence along with increased traffic enforcement will begin in February now that Foothills County has received the signed agreement from the provincial government.

RCMP will present official statistics from the enhances policing program in March.

Wheatland County and Foothills County IDP

January 2, 2019

In the upcoming months Wheatland County and Foothills County will be reviewing and updating their Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). This will be done in order to address new requirements under Alberta’s Municipal Government Act.

For more information and for current project updates please visit the project page here - Wheatland County/Foothills County IDP.

Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation (SRRUC)

December 17, 2018

Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation (SRRUC) is a partnership between the Town of Black Diamond, Town of Turner Valley, the M.D. of Foothills and the Village of Longview. SRRUC has been operating since 2016 and was created to replace the Quad Regional Water Partnership (QRWP). The municipally-owned utility corporation operates the supply, treatment, and transmission of wholesale potable water to its customers - member municipalities.

For more information related to SRRUC, please visit srruc.ca.

Member municipalities are responsible for distributing potable water to their customers, this includes water delivery, metering, and billing for water services. SRRUC does not set utility rates for member municipalities. For more information on your water utility bill, please refer to Foothills County Utilities.