RESIDENTS

 

WELCOME to the COUNTY!


GUIDE FOR LIVING IN CVR - this Guide outlines the CVR operations and how we can help you settle into living in the County.  Welcome!

Trees & Horticulture section - check out our brand new section on trees and horticulture that covers planting and care, tips and techniques, pests and diseases and more!

NEWS & UPDATES

 

CEMETERY GROUPS

Annual operating assistance is available for your Cemetery, as are requests for capital projects.  Deadline to apply is July 31, 2017.

BLACKFOOT

 

Road Work Update as of May 17

Water Restrictions

Watering Restrictions will begin June 1 in all hamlets.  More info here

New Off Highway Vehicle Helmet Law

New law is in place for the use of helmets while operating an Off-Highway Vehicle (May 15, 2017).  Read more here.

CHILD SEAT SAFETY

For the safety of your children in a vehicle, please ensure your car seat is installed correctly and your child is secured in the seat properly.  Both of these can also result in a fine.  We have a Certified Technician (Craig Weinert) for car seats on staff if you have questions or check out www.albertaseatbelts.ca  

Installation Demo Video - Forward Facing Seats
Installation Demo Video - Rear Facing Seats

PHONE SCAMS

Info on new Phone Scams - Can you Hear Me? http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/can-you-hear-me-phone-scam-warning-bbb-1.3970312

HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTORY

Here is a comprehensive guide to regional Human Services (health, counselling, community, early childhood, disability, social and legal,  crisis lines etc). 

DOOR-to-DOOR SALES

New regulations are in effect Jan 1, 2017 from the Alberta Government.  Door-to-door sales of furnaces and related products/services including water heaters, air conditioners, windows, energy contracts and energy audits are now BANNED. Read more on how to protect yourself as a consumer.

RCMP

Report from the Kitscoty RCMP (Jan 2017) is that there are no intentions of amalgamating services with the Lloydminster RCMP.

REGISTRY SERVICES & RENEWALS

ALBERTA residents need to sign up for email or text reminders for Driver Licence/ Vehicle Registrations - reminders/forms are NO LONGER BEING sent out BY MAIL (effective Apr 1/16).  Register online at www.e-registry.ca 

What to Expect When Revenue Canada calls you 

In recent weeks, many residents have been receiving threatening phone calls claiming to be from Revenue Canada - these are scam calls.  The Revenue Canada Agency will not make legal threats over the telephone - their first method of communication with you will be written. Be careful and do not give out any personal information about yourself.  Hang Up.  More tips from Revenue Canada here.

Continuing Care website (Alberta Health Services)

NEW INFORMATION!!!

Alberta Health Services launches new website with great information on Continuing Care including home care, supportive living, long-term care, hospice and end of life care.

Check it out at www.albertahealthservices.ca/cc/page13154.aspx

CLASS Vermilion

Is a progressive community learning centre focused on supporting and delivering foundational learning opportunities within the County.  Check out their wide range of learning opportunities (literacy, English as a 2nd language, newcomer training, community classes on art/tech/safety/youth/personal etc) www.classab.ca

SECURING BALES for TRANSPORT: If you are transporting bales, please review the Info Sheet here
COUNTY CURRENTS Newsletters You will find lots of information on County living in the County Currents newsletters - click here for recent editions
ATCO STREET LIGHTS Did you know you can report a Street Light that needs repair online with ATCO Electric?  Click here
Do you know of a volunteer that goes above and beyond for our community? Someone that promotes and celebrates the County?  Nominate them to be an official Ambassador.  Next round of nominations are due March 31, 2017.  Check out the program here