In east central Alberta at the Alberta-Saskatchewan border you will find the County of Vermilion River, which is home to 7,905 residents, 7 unincorporated hamlets, 4 villages and 1 town. The many features, amenities and opportunities in our municipality make it
“A sustainable, vibrant and diversified community with opportunities for all”.
Our municipal operations are based out of Kitscoty, Alberta – in the heart of a prosperous agricultural region and thriving energy sector built on an innovative entrepreneurial spirit.
2014 is the year we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the County, as well as 35 years of service with the Natural Gas Utility.
Check out the photos from our Anniversary Celebrations (June 19, 2014)
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| ** GAS NEWS **
It is NO LONGER necessary to manually enter your gas meter reading. We have switched to automated meter readings. For more information please click here.
Press Release: ALUS wins Provincial Award Nov 25/14
EARN Christmas Dinner: Dec 4/14 at the Vermilion Regional Centre. Tickets $25. Great opportunity for staff development and sharing some Christmas spirit!
New Employment Position: REGIONAL PLANNER. Full job description here
Press Release: Regional Airport Agreement Nov 12/14
Press Release: Land Redesignation Bylaw 14-29 (Blackfoot) Nov 6/14
Nov 18/14: All Road bans have now been lifted. Heavy traffic must continue to use roads as indicated on your permit.
Battle River Watershed Alliance is looking for stories and artwork for their Traversing Terrain and Experience Atlas. Click here for more details
Alberta Transportation OPEN HOUSE for the Highway 16 + 897 Interchange Planning Study: October 30 4:00 - 8:00 pm at the Kitscoty Seniors Centre (4921 50 Ave Kitscoty).
Clandonald Fire Dept. Celebrates 50th Anniversary on Nov 1, 2014 Tickets $20
BRIDGE WORK COMPLETE: The bridge on RR 80 (north of Hwy 16, south of TWP 510) is now OPEN to legal loads. Thank you for your patience during construction.
Annexation Information Session - October 23, 2014 Blackfoot Hall, 4-8 pm
Dewberry Fall Supper Oct 24 4:30 - 7:00 pm at the Dewberry Hall
BUSINESSES: the next EARN BREAKFAST will be Oct 16, 2014 in Vermilion
Kitscoty Fire Department Steak Fry October 17, 2014
Clandonald Fall Supper - Oct 19th 5-7 pm
Notice of Public Hearing Oct 20, 2014 at the Blackfoot Hall 7:00 pm for Bylaw 14-29, Amendments to Land Use Bylaw 13-14
Harvest Feastival: Be Fresh...Eat Local - October 21 5-7:30 pm, Lloydminster Exhibition
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK - OCTOBER 5-11, 2014 Kids Activity Book!
REMINDER: TAX DEADLINE is SEPT 30th
Nominate an amazing community volunteer to become an official County Ambassador! Deadline Sept 30th
Alberta Culture Days - Featured Site: VERMILION Sept 26-28, 2014. Check out all the fun!
Onion Lake Cree Nation and Canada North Camps are holding an OPEN HOUSE at the Blackfoot Hall on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5pm-8pm to share information on proposal to build a camp that would house industry workers.
Now accepting proposals for LAND for LEASE - NW-36-54-2 W4M (156 acres). Deadline Sept 19
Applications are now due for FCSS Funding - deadline Sept 15, 2014
Now accepting applications for potential board members to join our Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Deadline Sept 12
Clandonald Country Fair August 9!
Open Farm Days are just around the corner and The Cheesiry welcomes you to their unique culinary event Aug 23 (tickets required) or for their Open House Aug 24 (free admission)
ISLAY RESIDENTS - your water will be off from 1-5 pm on Thurs Aug 7 for a brief time
Lots to See & Do - check out our Visiting page for more details!
ROAD OPENED: RR 24 from HWY 16 to TWP 494 has been re-opened
Road Bans still in place on 5 County Roads - click here for the list of Banned Roads
ISLAY RESIDENTS - your water will be off from 1-4pm on Thurs July 17 so the water plant upgrade can be finished.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING - THURS JULY 3 @ 9:00 am in Council Chambers to clarify the Dewberry Arena Project
Annual Gravel Sale has been rescheduled to July 15 & July 16
To ensure the safety of those great kids out there, the Blackfoot playground will be CLOSED until approx. July 15 due to the major construction in the park area. Please stay clear for the next couple of weeks so the construction crews can finish in a timely and safe manner.
O Canada! Check out the Kitscoty Celebrates event June 30-July 1st and Vermilion's Multicultural Day June 30th
FUN THIS WEEK: County Anniversary BBQ June 19 and the Three Cities Fair, Paradise Valley June 20-22
BRIDGE Tenders open - deadline June 18, 2014
Residents - complete our short Recreation survey before July 15th
Events & Activities this weekend inlcude the Lea Park Rodeo and the Clandonald Fundraiser Benefit!
COUNTY BUSINESSES - complete our short Business Needs Survey before July 15
RFP for Shoulder Pull Road Work: deadline June 12
Lots for SALE - Hamlet of Islay
Dewberry Recreation Area - Arena Project Bulletin Sheet is now available here
Career Opportunity - Municipal Development Engineer/Engineering Technician
Recreation Volunteer Recognition Award - Alberta Parks & Recreation. Deadline June 20
Public Hearing for Proposed Bylaw 14-13
Join Vermilion's Good Life Institute on May 25 for their Be the Winemaker Class
New RFP's posted for 5 Road Construction Projects with May 14, 2014 deadline.
McLaughlin Residents - water has been restored for the weekend after the water main break, however there will be no water access Monday May 5 while repairs continue.
Tender for Underground Servicing for Blackfoot Subdivision III & IV can be viewed here - deadline May 13, 2014
RFP for Banking Services can be viewed here
RFP for Public Works equipment (a Crawler Dozer, Patch Truck and a Soil Reclaimer/Mixer) can be viewed here
Vermilion Chamber of Commerce to host "Celebrating Women's Strengths" Conference May 1, 2014
Congratulations to the Marwayne Fire & Rescue for being the final winner of $50,000 from UFA Get N Give Contest!!
Roadside Mowing Program
Check out the Good Life Institute for a detailed list of community events for the Vermilion Region!
Becoming a Community Builder Program - Info session Tuesday, March 18 at the Vermilion Senior Centre with Leadership training to begin March 28th. Check out details at www.becomingacommunitybuilder.ca
Producers, agri-processors and producer organizations may apply for a free assessment of potential productivity improvements in automation, lean, or the green side of lean, AND proceed with a phase 2 assessment or coaching with support up to 80% if approved for the Workforce Productivity Grant. Read more
The CVR Ag Service Board is looking to work with interested agricultural producers on challenges faced in maintaining water quality and quantity and protecting riparian areas, in particular those areas next to waterbodies including creeks and rivers. More details here.