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County assessment remains Town of Edson

positive despite increase

in non-compliance institutes fire ban

by Stephanie Babych c h a n g e s i n t h e however, discovered 81 May 6 - Following the announcement of a province-wide fire ban by the
continued from front assessments, besides a properties without the Provincial Government, The Town of Edson is instituting the same ban
During the May 10 decrease of land value, necessary permits. The effective immediately.
Yellowhead County which is to be expected a m o u n t o f n e w The fire ban prohibits all open fires, including campfires in campgrounds
continued from front c o u n c i l m e e t i n g , during the economic a s s e s s m e n t s f o r or backcountry and random camping areas. This includes charcoal
representatives from downturn. Yellowhead County briquettes. Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and
Accurate Assessment “Yellowhead County w i t h t h e s e barbeques designed for cooking or heating are allowed. All fire permits
continued from front Group Ltd. presented is coming out better developments added is are suspended or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued.
their annual county tax than a lot of counties. $5,607,700. This is a The situation will be reviewed as conditions change.
base and income You're holding your major increase between
continued from front revenue report, which ground this year,” Reid the two years.
showed that although said to the council. Harry Schmidt, a
Yellowhead 4-H Districtellowhead 4-H District
the amount of non- Reid then pointed out representative from the Y
c o m p l i a n c e h a s that although the industrial team from
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increased, Yellowhead county is doing well, Accurate Assessment,
Beef Achievement Daychievement Day
County is in good t h e a m o u n t o f reported that in the Beef A
standing. n o n c o m p l i a n t 2015 year, 391 oil wells
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Alison Reid, senior o f f e n d e r s h a s were drilled and 389
assessor for Accurate significantly increased new industrial accounts
Assessment Group s i n c e 2 0 1 4 ' s were opened. Friday, June 3
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Ltd., presented the assessment. It was estimated,
report on residential, In 2014, 30 properties however, that for 2016 Talisman Place
non-residential, and were found to have there will be some
continued from front farmland assessments. developed without the negative changes
Reid reported that there proper permit. The b e c a u s e o f t h e
were not a lot of 2015 assessment, economic downturn.
continued from front Show - 11:30 am

Edson to join County
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in 211 service

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community-based are very savvy and they share this data with
health and s ocial want their information various stakeholders,
services. immediately.” 211 also i n c l u d i n g l o c a l
Councillor Janet has a Facebook site with municipalities. Everyone Welcome!
Wilkinson said she had links to the appropriate Yellowhead County
read that teenagers are agencies they can look has already agreed to
hesitant to use telephone into, he stated. support this cause and
numbers because they The help line was has committed $15,000. Come down and
don't have the privacy launched in Edmonton in They are seeking help
and aren't comfortable. 2004 and in Calgary the from Edson and Hinton
“Here we're thinking following year. In to make this project
'let's help with a phone addition to helping regional. support your
number' but maybe we p e o p l e f i n d t h e The ongoing financial
need to look at other information they need, commitment from the
avenues as well.” 211 analyzes data from t o w n w o u l d b e
Jim Desautels, director c a l l s t o i d e n t i f y approximately $5000 a local youth!
of community services, emerging needs, gaps in year in additional FCSS
responded, “You're services, and areas of funding.
absolutely right. Teens high demand. 211 will
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