Update: Swalwell Evacuation Notice

A State of Local Emergency remains in effect for Kneehill County and the hamlet of Swalwell due to a train/truck incident. The public is advised that for the duration of the emergency, the local authority may take any action it deems necessary to deal with the situation.

A collision involving a train and a B-Train propane truck took place at 14:55 on March 9, 2020, at the railroad crossing located along Railway Avenue in the hamlet of Swalwell. 58 homes in Swalwell and the surrounding area were

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Defending yourself against scams

In recent months, scam artists have escalated their attacks on everyday citizens by claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.

These scams usually comprise of someone being contacted by email, phone, text message, or mail claiming to be an agent of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The criminal will claim that you owe money to the CRA and if you do not pay this money, you will go to prison or jail. They will then request that you send funds to them. The fake agents will state that they will

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Two Wanted after Drugs, Stolen Property Seized in Three Hills

Red Deer, AB.  Warrants have been issued for two suspected drug dealers after ALERT seized drugs, a firearm, and stolen property from a home in Three Hills, Alta.

Victor Foley, a 34-year-old man, and Jamie Ryan, a 36-year-old woman, are wanted by ALERT, Red Deer’s organized crime and gang team, for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking. Both suspects are from Three Hills, Alta.

Foley and Ryan were the subject of an ALERT drug trafficking investigation that began earlier this

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County Discovery Fairs planned for Torrington and Carbon

Kneehill County Council held their regular meeting Feb. 25, 2020.


Three Hills Victim Services asked Council for sponsorship to assist in the costs associated with hosting the annual ‘Community Conversations Around Elder Abuse’ session. Council tabled any decision to approve a donation until a financial plan is provided.

Discovery Fair & Ratepayer Meeting

The County held two Discovery Fair Ratepayer meetings in 2019, one in Trochu in August (which was well attended)

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