Fire ban downgraded to fire restriction

The fire ban has been downgraded to a fire restriction. Campfires and fires are allowed only in approved fire pits. Fire…

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Drainage authorization required

Under the Water Act, landowners are NOT permitted to drain any wetland without first obtaining provincial authorization. This spring, we…

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Flagstaff billboards unveiled

Move over, Connor! The Edmonton Oilers' No. 97 isn’t the only star attraction gracing billboards in the Alberta capital.

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Aerobatics Competition set to take flight

The Iron Creek Flying Club (COPA Flight 157) presents the 4th annual Aerobatics Competition on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Flagstaff…

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Build your own bumble bee house

Did you miss our Build-a-bee-box Workshop? We can only imagine how much that must've stung! That's why we've put together the…

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A word about recreation funding

Since 2015, Flagstaff County has been providing $750,000 annually in recreation grant funding to the Agricultural Societies throughout our municipality.…

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Gravel Sales

Gravel is available for sale to a maximum of 150 tonnes per year per residential/farm/acreage site within the County. Anyone wishing to…

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A landowner's guide to drainage and brush removal

Flagstaff County landowners should be aware of several important factors when it comes to drainage and brush removal. Did you…

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Heritage Barns Project

Flagstaff County is taking inventory of a valuable part of the region’s rich heritage: its barns. Over the summers of…

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Shop Talk

Construction of the new Flagstaff County Maintenance Shop is progressing towards a projected completion date of mid-June. Red Deer-based construction…

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An agricultural powerhouse

At the root of the Flagstaff Region's rich farming heritage lies one million acres of fertile farmland. This arable land…

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Council Meeting Highlights

Flagstaff County publishes Council Highlights after meetings. Council encourages its residents, businesses and stakeholders to stay abreast of Council news.…

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Notice of Development

Notice is hereby given that the Development Officer has issued a development permit in accordance with the Land Use By-Law…

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Small business is the economic lifeblood of virtually every community in Canada – and the Flagstaff Region is no exception. In Canada, a whopping 98% of all businesses are considered small business. Small business is the driving force behind many of this country’s new jobs and is also the source of many of the innovative new products and services available in the marketplace.

A new business idea is hatched virtually every day. Some ideas will make it to the marketplace, while others will fall by the wayside. The stark reality is that of those that make it to the marketplace as a new business, many will never reach their full potential and sadly, others will fail.  There are myriad – often complex – reasons for this, but one of the reasons most attributable to success in business is “up-front planning and preparedness.” Those entrepreneurs that take the time to plan and prepare for success are more likely to start successful and lasting new enterprises. 

To help budding entrepreneurs in the Flagstaff Region plan for success, a new no-cost program is being launched.

The Our Growers Our Producers Most Value Flagstaff Initiative (REACH MVI) has been established to help support participants through all stages of preparing to start a new small business or grow an existing one. 

Sponsored by Flagstaff County and the Town of Killam, along with support from the Province of Alberta, this program will offer participants training on topics of importance to every business owner, support in the development of their business plan, networking opportunities, access to specialized services to meet the specific needs of their planned venture, and insight into overcoming any barriers and challenges they may encounter. All this at no cost to the participant.

Emerging small business owners are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming information sessions and be among the first to hear more about the benefits of participating in REACH MVI.

The information sessions will be held in the following locations:

Information session #1

Flagstaff County Administration Building – February 20, 2018; 6 to 8 p.m.

Information session #2

Forestburg Train Station – February 22, 2018; 6 to 8 p.m.

To register or for more information about the session closest to you, call 780-281-3500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A CLASSIC:

Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

NOTHING…. so beautiful as the big spaces. Steering wheel hand-wavers…salt of the earth folks that are rock of civility. Nothing so beautiful as the empty…in prairie thunderstorm’s electrified sky….in the dance of sun-kissed canola in a breeze. Things resilient in the tug of war with life made complex in a hectic society. In oil and gas, agriculture, and land-based recreation activity that feels free, lies the ingredients for life authentically lived. We are rooted in land and people…seeking simplicity amidst the complexity of life. Flagstaff – full of classics.

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