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Smart Parkland wants rural residents to be more connected to the internet.

Help wanted with Smart Parkland bid

Reading Time: < 1 minute The counties of Parkland, Brazeau, Lac Ste. Anne and Yellowhead are looking for people to fill out an online survey as part of their proposal to the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge, sponsored by Infrastructure Canada. This proposal has been selected as one of the 20 national finalists, and is the only one about agriculture. The […] Read more

Before and after: In the summer of 2012, cattle were still drinking from a drainage channel that ran through Tomahawk Cattle Ranch. Fencing off the area produced a dramatic change by September 2015.  PHOTOS: PARKLAND COUNTY

Ecological services program catching fire in Alberta

ALUS grew slowly after arriving in Alberta in 2010, but it’s taken off in the 
past year and now 10 counties are on board

Reading Time: 4 minutes The notice in the county newsletter about funding for environmental projects immediately caught the attention of Gerry Taillieu. “I thought, ‘This is something I need to look into’ because it was offering financial assistance to do something we were already going to do,” said the manager of Tomahawk Cattle Ranch, a 14,000-acre operation in Parkland […] Read more


A highly destructive weed to be feared

Reading Time: < 1 minute Knotweed has been spotted in recent years in Trochu, Sylvan Lake, Leduc, Parkland County, Grande Prairie, Calgary, and Waterton National Park. There has also been a report of visitors to B.C. returning with a clump of roots to transplant into their garden. This prohibited noxious weed is very destructive, and can grow through cracks in […] Read more