INFORMATION UPDATE – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
Town Hall Meeting – September 13, 2017 at 7pm
The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is holding an informational Town Hall Meeting for residents on September 13, 2017 to discuss the wildfire situation within our area. The Meeting will be held at the Curling rink downstairs at the Crowsnest Sports Complex (8702 - 22 Ave, Coleman).
The Municipality, AEMA, Alberta Ag and Forestry, RCMP as well as other partners will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Due to the extreme dry conditions, the risk of ignition in our area is at an extreme level and being extremely diligent is vital in order to keep our community safe.
Residents are reminded that the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and the Calgary Forest Area are still under a complete fire ban and forestry closure, including the trails in the Municipality and on the Pass Powderkeg Ski Area. Our biggest threat at this time is a new start.
When smoking inside your vehicle, always use a metal ashtray and do not throw ashes or butts out the window. When smoking outside your house, please deposit any smoking material into a metal container filled with water or sand. Please do not dispose of smoking material into a flower pot or throw it on the ground. Thank you for helping ensure we have a fire safe community.
The Municipality’s Fire/Rescue Department is on high alert and all of our equipment is ready, should we need to call them into action. At this time, we are maintaining our fleet of fire fighting equipment within the Crowsnest Pass so as not to leave ourselves exposed if a new fire were to be ignited in the community.
Emergency Updates - alberta.ca
Kenow Wildfire near Waterton Lake National Park
At this time, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is NOT under any kind of evacuation alert or notice. At the time of this post, the Kenow Fire near Waterton Lake is a fair distance from our boundary and are heading in an easterly direction.
However, the Municipality is maintaining contact with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry and Alberta Emergency Management Agency to monitor the situation. The Municipality will remain in contact with residents should anything change and will continue to share updates from our neighbours.
For up-to-date information on the Kenow Wildfire, please visit:
Energy Efficiency Alberta's Residential and Commercial Solar Program
The beginning of summer marks the official launch of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s $36-million Residential and Commercial Solar Program.
Starting June 21, homeowners can receive up to 30 per cent off solar panel installation costs, to a maximum rebate of $10,000. Businesses and non-profit organizations are eligible for up to 25 per cent of system costs, to a maximum rebate of $500,000. Rebates are based on the size of the installation and calculated at $0.75 per watt.
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