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Emergency Preparedness

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10:08 AM

How to be Prepared in Case of an Emergency Emergency Preparedness Week runs from May 5 to 11 and is recognized across Canada as a national opportunity to promote emergency preparedness.

To be prepared, you need to know what to do, where to go, and have enough supplies for a week or more. Preparing in advance can keep you safe and comfortable, and help you get back to your normal life and work routine as quickly as possible.

Evacuations are not new to residents of Alberta. In 2023, we saw a record...

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Drax Plant Fire Update

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2024 08:58 PM

UPDATE: May 10, 2024, 9:30 a.m.

The fire at the Drax Pellet Plant in Entwistle is under control. Smoke may cause poor air quality in the area for the next couple of days as the piles smoulder. 

Thank you to all the first responders for their quick response and action. 

Unless there are changes to the risk, no further updates are anticipated at this time.

Visit the WCU001 page for more details. 

RR70 Wildfire - One Year Later

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024 02:23 PM

April 29, 2024 - Today marks one year since the Range Road 70 wildfire began in Parkland County. We remain thankful to all the first responders who worked tirelessly throughout this emergency to protect our community, and all of our residents who were patient and resilient during what was a very stressful and challenging time. During the wildfire, we got to witness our community rally together, with so many residents and businesses sharing offers to help in any way they could. We are proud...

Business Revitalization Program

Attention Tourism and Small Business Owners!

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024 01:32 PM

Are you ready to elevate your storefront and attract more customers?
With our Business Revitalization Program, you can spruce up your space with bike racks, new signage, outdoor furniture and more! Here's the best part: Eligible businesses in Parkland County can get 50% of expenses covered, up to a maximum of $3,500. Investing in your storefront not only boosts business appeal but also enhances community spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Find more details and apply here.

Wildfire Equipment Open House

Rescheduled Community Wildfire Equipment Information Session

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 03:27 PM

Join our Fire Services team on Saturday, May 4, at the Entwistle Community Hall for an orientation session on how to manage wildfire with heavy equipment on your land. In this session, Fire Services will outline practical information on incident management, fire weather/behaviour and equipment operation in a wildfire event. 

The session is free but registration is required.