Ponoka County Regional Fire Services - Fire Advisory Remains In Effect
(Incl. Town of Rimbey, Town of Ponoka & Summer Village of Parkland Beach)
Although Ponoka County, and all the municipalities within received some well needed moisture, the forecasted windy warm weather will dry out any benefit we received. Until the risk of wildland fires (grass and bush) have been reduced, the FIRE ADVISORY is still in place, however fire and fireworks permits will continue to be considered &/or issued on a case-by-case only.
We encourage residents to please refrain from non-essential burning until conditions improve.
The following are still permitted:
- burns with approved permits;
- internal household fire places;
- incinerators (for farm & acreage use);
- bylaw compliant burning barrels and fire pits (with screen in place);
- fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designed camping & recreational areas;
- portable propane fire pits & appliances;
- BBQ's & smokers using charcoals and pellets;
Always remember to use extreme caution while using your fire pits, burn barrels and conducting any open burning. An “under control” fire can change in a matter of seconds or minutes. Be aware of the weather conditions at all times while burning. Always extinguish your fire if the change in weather increases the hazard of your fire. Thanks for helping keep the residents and community safe!
For more information please visit www.albertafirebans.ca for up-to-date fire status.
Loading restrictions on all gravel roads, the Lockhart Road and the Parkland Beach road will be lifted Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. Click here for a full listing of the remaining road bans.
The next meeting of Council is scheduled for July 13, 2021.
The agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.
Check under the "Development" tab for rezoning applications that may be be heard at this meeting. Click under the "Public Works" tab for road allowance lease applications that may be heard at this meeting.
County Council meetings are open for the public to attend; at this time with COVID -19 restrictions they are done via conference. Contact the office for details 403.783.3333
Covering 721,396 acres in central Alberta, Ponoka County embodies the essence of rural Alberta with strong agricultural roots, a commitment to fiscal responsibility and an independent spirit. Today, the County serves 9,806 residents, providing strong leadership and guiding the municipality through some difficult challenges.