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SALE OF LAND - Public Auction, December 11, 2013 at 10:00 am, County Office

The County invites tenders for the lease of  NW 27-46-2 W4M (160 acres) and PNE 1-50-2 W4M (4.32 acres). Tenders must be received by 12:00 pm (Noon) on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Scheduled Power Interruption - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Register for a one-day session that addresses food safety from a producer's perspective "Building a Food Safety Culture" hosted by Explore Local and Farm Fresh


The Regional Business Accelerator & the Vermilion Newcomer Advisory Committee are offering 2 Temporary Foreign Worker workshops at the Vermilion Public Library on October 7, 2013: Retaining Foreign Workers (6 - 8 pm) and Stay in Alberta Permanently (8 - 10 pm)

2013 Property Tax Reminder - Property taxes must be paid by September 30th to avoid 12% penalty

Election Update: Nominations Received for County of Vermilion River Election

Cheer on the Lakeland College Rowing Crew at the Head of Vermilion Regatta - September 28, 2013, Vermilion Provinicial Park Reservoir. Competition begins at 10:30 am.

The September 30 deadline to submit 2012 AgriStability Supplementary Forms is fast approaching. AFSC is offering AgriStability Workshops in our region.

Notice of Public Hearing - Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 13-13 and Land Use Bylaw No. 13-14: September 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm, Kitscoty Community Hall

Are you considering running for municipal office? What do potential candidates need to know before the election? Check out our 2013 Prospective Candidate Package or visit

Notice of Nomination Day - September 23, 2013

Travel Alberta Workshops - September 19, 2013, Vermilion Regional Centre

Check out The Cheesiry's Thank Ewes Festival - September 21. Read more...

Read the Summer 2013 edition of the Vermilion River Currents newsletter here

Deadline for 2014 FCSS applications is September 15, 2013.

Assessment and Tax Notices Mailed June 28, 2013. If you have not received your tax notice by July 15th please contact the taxation clerk at 780.846.2244 or 780.853.5492.

Alberta Canola Producers Hosts Canola Crop Walk - Marwayne, August 22, 2013

Alberta Open Farm Days - August 24 & 25, 2013

Come By the Hills Music Festival - August 16 & 17, 2013 at Mistahiya

Join in the fun at the Clandonald Country Fair, August 9 and 10th

AAMDC 2013 Scholarship Program - August 2nd application deadline fast approaching

Alberta Government wants your input on its Privacy Act. Visit the FOIP Act Review website.

FUNCTIONAL DRAINAGE PLAN OPEN HOUSE - Blackfoot & Devonia Functional Drainage Plan - June 25, 2013 at Blackfoot Community Hall

POSTPONED - The Travel Alberta Workshop - Partnering, Packaging and Programming scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2013 has been postponed. It is tentatively scheduled for September 19, 2013

Employment Opportunity with Corps of Commissionaires - Onion Lake RCMP

Joint Hamlet of McLaughlin / Rivercourse and Division 1 & 2 Annual Meeting Rescheduled to March 6, 2013

Important update regarding our Spring 2013 newsletter

New Reeve elected at Organizational Meeting

Richard Van Ee Resigns after 30 years on County Council

2013 Hamlet / Divisional Annual Meeting Schedule

Alberta Utilities Commission "Public Involvement in Needs or Facilities Application" Information

CVR Launches Twine Recycling Program

ATCO Gas to Implement Automated Meter Reading in Hamlet of Blackfoot

Alberta Central East Water Corporation Celebrates Completion of Phase One

Spray Drift Concerns by Landowners - Please click here to view the Alberta Agriculture website document

CVR takes delivery of livestock emergency trailer. This link will take you to the Western Producer Website.

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.

Fusarium Head Blight Update

CVR Mourns passing of Quinton Mercer

Read the Fall 2012 Newsletter here

Learn the Fundamentals of Recycling Farm Plastic

Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund For Community Facilities

Municipal Affairs Assessment Audit Report

Solar PV Equipment Pilot Program Opens to Assist Farmers

Call for Nominations for 2012 Minister's Seniors Service Awards

Vermilion Recycle Centre Moves to New Location

Business Retention & Revitalization for Vermilion River Region

County of Vermilion River Clubroot of Canola - Updated Oct. 6 - Signs For Sale

Offsite Levy Presention from August 23

July 18 Wind Storm Update - August 11, 2011

July 18th Windstorm Update – Friday July 29/11

Introducing the "Farm On" Foundation


Historic Water Pipeline Being Built
Tuesday, June 7, 2011- We give credit to the Vermilion Voice for allowing us to reprint this article. To visit their website please click here.

Read your gas meter and save money
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Transfer station receives excellence award
Thursday, December 23, 2010

Blackfoot Phase 2 Lots On Sale
Monday, August 8, 2011

County Gas Utility Receives Emerald Award
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Emerald Award is an Alberta Foundation that presents awards to acknowledge groups, individuals, businesses, and organizations that are demonstrating environmental excellence in order to “protect, preserve, enhance and sustain our environment.” The Emerald Foundation helps to spread the word about climate change and how these institutions are reducing and/or offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions. There are many categories involved ranging from climate