Wimborne Gas Plant stack felled

A large crowd of spectators gathered on Wednesday, Feb. 13 to witness the end of an era. At exactly 1 pm, the 300 foot stack at the Wimborne Gas Plant fell, creating a massive cloud of snow and dust.


The plant was built in 1964/65 by Mobil Oil and partners. It was owned and operated by part of this group until 1996. In the following years, the plant was owned and operated by several different companies.

It was in 2012 that the sulfur plant and stack were decommissio

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Kneehill County prepares for 75th Anniversary events

Kneehill County Council held their regular Council meeting February 12, 2019.

Council appoints Director

Council appointed Debra Grosfield as Director of Emergency Management (EM), Laurie Watt as Deputy Director of EM and Natalie Chubala as Deputy Director of EM for Kneehill County, effective immediately. Mr. Hoggan, former CAO, had the appointment of DEM in 2015 and 2016 and with his departure, Council filled the vacancy.

Solid Waste Bylaw

Council moved forward with the reading of proposed byla

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Minister of Municipal Affairs Decision: Municipal Inspection Not Warranted

Kneehill County Reeve Jerry Wittstock and Council have been notified by the Minister of Municipal Affairs that no further action will be taken in response to a petition submitted by the residents of Kneehill County.

A preliminary review was conducted by ministry staff in December.

Advice from ministry staff indicates that addressing “minor issues” identified in the recent Municipal Affairs Municipal Accountability Program (MAP) audit that Kneehill County undertook voluntarily in the

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Open House scheduled for Cannabis Facility

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Trochu were absent for their February 11 Council Meeting.

It was noted in the Town’s correspondence listing that SAEWA, the Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Association just announced provincial funding for choosing siting for the project. “We are very pleased with the support from Alberta Municipal Affairs,” wrote SAEWA Chair Ben Armstrong (Councillor for Wheatland County). “We are excited to move forward to identify an appropriate site f

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