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Phone: 780-723-4800 Toll Free 1-800-665-6030 Fax: 780-723-5066

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Mountain pine beetles in your


What type of trees? When do beetles attack? Will my tree die?
Signs of infestation? Will my other trees become infected?

What do I do if my tree is infested?
If you suspect a Mountain Pine Beetle infestation on your property,
please contact the Yellowhead Agriculture Department in Wildwood for
assistance at 1‐800‐814‐3935, or:
Deci‐con Consultants Ltd.
Harry Ullrich
Cell : (780) 740‐5143

For more information on Mountain Pine Beetles go to: or on facebook @
Yellowhead County

Yellowhead County Board Positions

Interested in agricultural services or

preserving heritage in your community?

Then, consider sitting on one or more of these Yellowhead County
board positions that are available to all County residents.

Yellowhead County has three-year term board positions to be filled as
* Yellowhead County Agricultural Services Board
* Yellowhead County Heritage Advisory Board

COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS Yellowhead County residents interested in applying to serve on any
Yellowhead County boards can obtain further information and/or an
October 25, 2016 application form by calling Tracy Parker at 780-723-4800 or
1-800-665-6030 or going to
Bickerdike Speed Reduction – Council gave second reading to Bylaw 16.16 that would reduce
the speed limit to all of Bickerdike Road to 60 km/hour, down from the current 80 km/hour. Since
receiving first reading, Administration has received signed letters from the area residents The deadline for applications is November 15, 2016.
supporting a speed reduction for the entire Bickerdike road. The bylaw to reduce the speed limit will
be voted on at an upcoming council meeting.
Congratulations to the winners of the Yellowhead
Rosevear Ferry Operation 2017 – Council suspended the operation of the Rosevear Ferry
County “Nick-Name the Pump Track” contest that was
for the 2017 season due to lack of access to proper insurance options, as well as legislated
environmental issues that would affect operations for the upcoming year. The new
held at our Grand Opening events!
Rosevear Bridge is scheduled to be opened in the fall of 2017, limiting the inconvenience of
Niton Junction: Thunder Junction, by Logan Bramming
Ag Services Bursary Awarded – Council approved the Yellowhead County Agricultural
Wildwood: Pump and Jump, by Logan Hilliard
Services Board's recommendation for an Agricultural Services Bursary of $500 to both
Nicole Fossheim and Courtney Stanley. Both Yellowhead County residents are currently Evansburg: Grouch Pad, by Tristan Masson
taking agricultural related programs at the post-secondary institutions they are attending.
Bylaw 13.16 – Council passed Bylaw 13.16 that rezones a section of land located south of
Edson to Country Residential. The surrounding areas are residential based lands, and the
proposed zoning would be a better fit for this particular property and allow for the property owner
to subdivide the property separating the house and the shop. No concerns were brought forward
during the hearing.
Bylaw 02.15 – Council passed Bylaw 2.15 that rezones a property adjacent to Hwy 16 in
Niton Junction from Rural District to Rural Industrial District that – a requirement needed
to expand the businesses currently operating on the property. A Public Hearing was held
on May 12, 2015.
Wildwood Land Acquisition – Council has agreed to purchase land in Wildwood to be
used for future community service operations.
The next Council Meetings are November 8 & 22, 2016. The next Committee of the Whole
Council Meetings are October 31 and November 21, 2016 . All meetings start at 9:30 a.m. in the
Council Chambers.
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