WELCOME TO THE COUNTY OF VERMILION RIVER

In east central Alberta at the Alberta-Saskatchewan border you will find the County of Vermilion River, which is home to 7,905 residents, 7 unincorporated hamlets, 4 villages and 1 town.  The many features, amenities and opportunities in our municipality make it

“A sustainable, vibrant and diversified community with opportunities for all”.

Our municipal operations are based out of Kitscoty, Alberta – near the geographic center of the County. 2014 is the year we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the County, as well as 35 years of service with the Natural Gas Utility.  
Check out the photos from our Anniversary Celebrations (June 19, 2014)

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Main Admin. Office
(780) 846-2244
Regular Hours Mon-Fri 
8:30am-4:30pm

Box 69, 4912 50 Ave
Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0

   
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Latest News

REMINDER: TAX DEADLINE is SEPT 30th

Alberta Culture Days - Featured Site: VERMILION Sept 26-28, 2014.  Check out all the fun!

BRIDGE WORK: 
The bridge on RR 80 (north of Hwy 16, south of TWP 510) is currently restricted to 5 tonnes.  Construction will begin on September 2nd (until approx October 15th) during which time
there will be no traffic allowed across the bridge. Please plan an appropriate detour.  

Nominate an amazing community volunteer to become an official County Ambassador! Deadline Sept 30th

BUSINESSES: the next EARN BREAKFAST will be Oct 16, 2014 in Vermilion

Kitscoty Fire Department Steak Fry October 17, 2014

Clandonald Fall Supper - Oct 19th 5-7 pm


Notice of Public Hearing Oct 20, 2014 at the Blackfoot Hall 7:00 pm for Bylaw 14-29, Amendments to Land Use Bylaw 13-14

Harvest Feastival: Be Fresh...Eat Local 
- October 21 5-7:30 pm, Lloydminster Exhibition

Onion Lake Cree Nation and Canada North Camps 
are holding an OPEN HOUSE at the Blackfoot Hall on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5pm-8pm to share information on proposal to build a camp that would house industry workers.

Now accepting proposals for LAND for LEASE - NW-36-54-2 W4M (156 acres). Deadline Sept 19


Applications are now due for FCSS Funding - deadline Sept 15, 2014

Now accepting applications for potential board members to join our Subdivision and Development Appeal Board  Deadline Sept 12

Clandonald Country Fair  August 9!

Open Farm Days are just around the corner and The Cheesiry welcomes you to their unique culinary event Aug 23 (tickets required) or for their Open House Aug 24 (free admission)

ISLAY RESIDENTS - your water will be off from 1-5 pm on Thurs Aug 7 for a brief time

Lots to See & Do - check out our Visiting page for more details!

ROAD OPENED: RR 24 from HWY 16 to TWP 494 has been re-opened

Road Bans still in place on 5 County Roads - click here for the list of Banned Roads

ISLAY RESIDENTS
- your water will be off from 1-4pm on Thurs July 17 so the water plant upgrade can be finished.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING - THURS JULY 3 @ 9:00 am in Council Chambers to clarify the Dewberry Arena Project

Annual Gravel Sale has been rescheduled to July 15 & July 16

To ensure the safety of those great kids out there, the Blackfoot playground will be CLOSED until approx. July 15 due to the major construction in the park area.  Please stay clear for the next couple of weeks so the construction crews can finish in a timely and safe manner.

O Canada! Check out the Kitscoty Celebrates event June 30-July 1st and Vermilion's Multicultural Day June 30th

FUN THIS WEEK: County Anniversary BBQ June 19 and the Three Cities Fair, Paradise Valley June 20-22

BRIDGE Tenders open - deadline June 18, 2014

Residents -
complete our short Recreation survey before July 15th

Events & Activities
this weekend inlcude the Lea Park Rodeo and the Clandonald Fundraiser Benefit!

COUNTY BUSINESSES -
complete our short Business Needs Survey before July 15

RFP for Shoulder Pull Road Work: deadline June 12

Lots for SALE - Hamlet of Islay

Dewberry Recreation Area - Arena Project Bulletin Sheet is now available here

Career Opportunity - Municipal Development Engineer/Engineering Technician

Recreation Volunteer Recognition Award - Alberta Parks & Recreation. Deadline June 20

Public Hearing for
Proposed Bylaw 14-13 
 
Join Vermilion's Good Life Institute on May 25 for their Be the Winemaker Class

New RFP's posted for 5 Road Construction Projects with May 14, 2014 deadline.

McLaughlin Residents - water has been restored for the weekend after the water main break, however there will be no water access Monday May 5 while repairs continue.

Tender for Underground Servicing for Blackfoot Subdivision III & IV can be viewed here - deadline May 13, 2014

RFP for Banking Services can be viewed here

RFP for Public Works equipment (a Crawler Dozer, Patch Truck and a Soil Reclaimer/Mixer) can be viewed here

Vermilion Chamber of Commerce to host "Celebrating Women's Strengths" Conference May 1, 2014

Congratulations to the Marwayne Fire & Rescue for being the final winner of $50,000 from UFA Get N Give Contest!!

Roadside Mowing Program

Check out the Good Life Institute for a detailed list of community events for the Vermilion Region!

Becoming a Community Builder Program - Info session Tuesday, March 18 at the Vermilion Senior Centre with Leadership training to begin March 28th. Check out details at www.becomingacommunitybuilder.ca

 Do you know of any YOUTH looking for a great summer experience? Check out the ACCA Co-operative Youth Leadership Program for youth ages 11-18.  www.acca.coop

2013-2017 Council Announcement

Producers, agri-processors and producer organizations may apply for a free assessment of potential productivity improvements in automation, lean, or the green side of lean, AND proceed with a phase 2 assessment or coaching with support up to 80% if approved for the Workforce Productivity Grant. Read more

 CVR Receives Funding from Government of Alberta to Improve Internet Access for Rural Residents

Important information on Fusarium head blight

County of Vermilion River Authorized As First Municipal Wetlands Restoration Agency in Alberta

The CVR Ag Service Board is looking to work with interested agricultural producers on challenges faced in maintaining water quality and quantity and protecting riparian areas, in particular those areas next to waterbodies including creeks and rivers. More details here.

CVR launches twine recycling program