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.

We will have a live feed for this meeting on our Facebook page.

Still experiencing extreme dry conditions

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.

For more information on the fire ban and forestry closure visit: www.albertafirebans.ca

 

Municipal Resources

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:

Alberta Wildfire:  http://wildfire.alberta.ca/

Alberta Government Emergency Updates:  https://www.alberta.ca/emergency.aspx

Parks Canada:  www.parkscanada.ca/fire

Alberta Emergency Alert System: http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/     

How to sign up for Alberta Emergency Alerts: click here

Canadian Wildland Fire Information System: click here

 

For information on how to protect your home and property from wildfire, please click here

 

To become Firesmart, click here.

 

For smoke and air quality alerts visit: www.airhealth.ca

 

Air Quality Health Index: http://www.environment.alberta.ca/apps/aqhi/aqhi.aspx

 

AHS Health advisories: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/air.aspx

 

Where is the smoke coming from? Click here to find out.  

 

Crowsnest Pass Minor Hockey Coaches

Visit http://www.crowsnestpassminorhockey.com/

Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill Association

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.

For details, please visit Energy Efficiency Alberta's website at https://www.efficiencyalberta.ca/

Business Mentorship Program - Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce

Weed Warior Wednesdays

Local Photographer Travels to Thailand for Film Project on His Wildlife Photography

Josiah Launstein is an 11-year old nature photographer with several prestigious awards and nominations under his belt.  He was approached by Nikon Asia who wished to produce a short film showcasing his wildlife and conservation photography.

Josiah and his father, John, traveled to Thailand, where a production crew filmed his adventures and photography in action.  Read all about Josiah’s adventures on his blog http://www.launsteinimagery.com/josiah-travels-to-thailand-for-film-project-on-his-wildlife-photography/.

Enjoy this "behind the scenes" short.

Welcome Neighbor