What's Going On?
Council and MPC Meetings
Cardston County's Council meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Occasionally we require a second meeting during the month which will be held after the Municipal Planning Commission meeting on the 4th Monday of each month.
Our next Council meeting will be held on Monday, October 24th, 2016. You can view the Council agenda here. Our next Municipal Planning Commission meeting will be held on Monday, October 24th, 2016. You can view the MPC agenda here.
Due to the fall AAMDC Convention, our November Council meeting has been rescheduled from Monday, November 14th to Monday, November 7th, 2016.
As always, anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and recordings of the meetings are available on our Youtube page.
Striking Balance Documentary
You should definitely check out the upcoming Striking Balance documentary feature on the Waterton Biosphere Reserve. Striking Balance is an eight-part documentary series featuring Canada's 18 Biosphere Reserves.
The Waterton Biosphere Reserve encompasses some of the most spectacular and ecologically diverse landscapes in the Canadian Rockies and prairie grasslands.
There will be a free screening held in Cardston on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at the Carriage House Theatre at 7:00pm. Check out the trailer above!
Reeve and Deputy Reeve
During our annual Organizational Meeting on October 12th, 2016, Council voted to appoint Councillor Jim Bester as the County's Reeve and Councillor Fred Lacey as the Deputy Reeve.
We'd like to thank Fred Lacey for his tenure as Reeve and welcome Jim Bester as the new Reeve for the upcoming year.
Council Presentations and Donations
If you would like to make a presentation to Council or appear as a delegation at one of our Council Meetings, please complete the Council Presentation Form and submit it to us by email, fax, or in person. We will try to schedule you presentation for the next Council Meeting.
If you would like request a donation from Cardston County for your community organization or event, please read our Community Donations Policy and complete the Donation Request Form and submit it to us by email, fax, or in person.
2016 Cow-Calfenomics Workshop
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be hosting the 2016 Cow-Calfenomics sessions throughout the province in November. The sessions will focus on tools for enhancing farm business management. You can view the poster here.
The closest session to the Cardston area will be in held in Lethbridge on November 2nd, 2016. Registration will cost $30 and will be open until October 26th, 2016.
2016 Transboundary Tour
Big shout out to the County of Warner, Milk River Watershed Council Canada, Glacier National Park, AAAF Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen, and Montana Weed Control Association for partnering with us on an excellent 2016 Transboundary Water, Weeds, and Stewardship Tour!
The Transboundary Tour took over one hundred delegates from various governments, businesses, and organizations across parts of Alberta and Montana to learn about watershed management, weed control, and land stewardship. We'll be sharing more info and photos from the Tour with you next week on our Facebook page.
Another big shout out to Dow Agrosciences, Crop Production Services, Engage Agro, BASF, AG-West Distributing Company, Alberta Invasive Species Council, Bayer Crop Science, Rozol RTU, Play Clean Go, and the Milk River Watershed Alliance for sponsoring the 2016 Transboundary Water, Weeds, and Stewardship Tour. We couldn't have done it without your help!
The Real Dirt on Farming
Hopefully you have had a chance to browse through the Farm & Food Care magazine that we provided to you with our property tax notices this year.
The Real Dirt on Farming magazine is also available online without charge. Help us spread the word about our agricultural industry, which is vital for our region and for anyone who eats food.