Welcome to the Municipal District of Spirit River 133

Celebrating “100 years of Council” Monument.

Commemorating 100 Years of Council (1916-2016)

From left to right CAO- kelly Hudson, Council Elaine Garrow, Council Tony Van Rootselaar,

Back row- Reeve Stan Bzowy, Front Council Yves Mercier.

 

 

News

Fire Restriction

Fire Restriction:

 

Due to ongoing dry conditions and gusty winds, areas of exposed cured fuels pose a significant wildfire risk. The Fire Hazard is also now Very High. As a result, Fire Restrictions are now in effect for The MD #133 of Spirit River. Effective immediately.

Open burning of heavy fuels is not allowed in the MD #133 of Spirit River at this time.

Please exercise caution when conducting activities in dry cured fuels.

Safe campfires are allowed in fire pits in campgrounds or in residential fire pits. No campfires (or other open fires) or charcoal briquettes are allowed in back country or random camping areas. Gas or propane stoves / barbeques and portable propane fire pits are allowed.

Please make sure your campfire is completely extinguished when you leave it (Soak It, Stir It, Soak It Again).

Clear debris from hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (Knock It Off).

The Fire Restrictions will remain in place until conditions improve.

If the fire hazard continues to worsen, a complete fire ban will be issued.

Please contact the MD Administrative office (780) 864-3500, if you have any questions about these restrictions.

Effective Date:  August 17, 2017

Fire Advisory

Due to continued warm temperatures and increased wind speeds a Fire Advisory is in place for the MD 133 of Spirit River including the town of Spirit River and Rycroft.

  • Under these conditions light fuels will ignite easily and a fire can spread quickly. Use extreme caution if you are burning and ensure a water source is nearby.
  • Small safe campfires are allowed. Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.
  • The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

For more information please visit albertafirebans.ca or call 780-864-3500

-Issued by Fire Chief Brian Kroes

Breast Cancer Screening Coming to a Location Near You!

Peace Adult Learning Society News

Bursaries Available!

The Council of the Municipal District of Spirit River #133 have implemented THREE $1,000.00 bursaries for students entering full time studies at a post secondary institution in Canada such as a University , Community College or an on-line program.

These bursaries apply to students and “continuing students” alike who are residents of the Municipal District of Spirit River #133.

Applicants must demonstrate their past leadership qualities and/or commitments to their community in helping others. Applicants must also illustrate how their course of study will assist them in the future to exercise leadership and/or continue to demonstrate their commitment to their communities and to others in Northern Alberta.

Applications may be picked up at the Municipal District of Spirit River #133 office at 4202-50th street, Spirit River, AB.

Completed Applications must be returned no later than  July 31, 2017.

 

Taxes

Tax notices were mailed out on May 29 and are payable by September 15, 2017.

IF WE DO NOT HAVE YOUR CORRECT MAILING ADRESS ON FILE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AT 780-864-3500 TO GET THE LAND TITLES CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM, FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX NOTICE IS NOT CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT REASON FOR NON-PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES.

Taxes can be paid in cash, cheque, debt or on-line banking.  For on-line banking please use your tax roll # as your account #.  When searching for a payee, we are listed as MD of Spirit River.

150 Things To Do In The Central Peace

The Central Peace Health and Wellness Coalition is a recently formed collaboration of individuals and organizations within the Central Peace who are part of a Community Cancer Prevention pilot project supporting community environments that promote health.   Currently they are promoting being active, sun safe, eating healthy and having community spirit through a Passport Contest for a chance to win gift cards to local places and event.  The “150 Things To Do In The Central Peace” booklet is available at the front desk of the office of the MD of Spirit River and includes entry forms that may be submitted via email or dropped off at the Town of Spirit River office.  The first draw will take place August 12, 2017 at Chepe Sepi Days.