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Bend the Curve
Due to Alberta’s continued high case numbers, aggressive action is still required to protect our health system from being overwhelmed. We need to be careful not to remove restrictions too quickly.
Restriction changes to outdoor gatherings, funerals and personal and wellness services come into effect January 18. All other mandatory restrictions remain in place until further notice.
All indoor social gatherings are prohibited. Outdoor social gatherings can have up to 10 people (as of Jan. 18). This will be enforced with $1,000 fines.
Wedding and funeral receptions are not permitted.
Wedding ceremony and funeral service attendance is limited to:
- 10 people maximum for wedding ceremonies
- 20 people maximum for funeral services (as of Jan. 18), with mandatory masking and 2 metre physical distancing between households
Provincial and regional health trends will continue to be monitored and assessed over the coming weeks to determine if further easing of restrictions may be considered.
Mandatory provincewide restrictions in effect: no social gatherings, mask use required, and temporary business closures or capacity limits.
- Physical distancing between households must be maintained
- Mask use is mandatory
*For more information and details of various aspects of the Stronger Public Health Measures and Additional safety measures, click the link below:
Canada Census - Spring 2021- Now Hiring!
Canada’s next Census of Population will take place in spring 2021. Statistics Canada will be hiring across the country in every community, big and small, in preparation for the 2021 Census. In the current context of COVID-19, we are committed to hiring locally and ensuring the safety of our employees and your community members at all times.
To assist you in promoting local jobs available in your community, please find attached recruitment material that you can post on social media accounts or print and post at your convenience. Please let me know if you are able to help us amplify our recruiting message or who I should connect with.
Please tell your friends and family about census job opportunities, and encourage them to apply online.
Applications are being accepted at census.gc.ca/jobs
The Community Centre will be Closed for any use, per the current Enhanced Measures effective 27 November 2020 as part of the Alberta State of Public Health Emergency released 24 November 2020 by Premiere Jason Kenney. Cardston County, including the Village of Hill Spring, is under the Enhanced Status (purple) areas. Cilck on Link below to view more details.
- Businesses closed for in-person service
Mandatory restriction – Enhanced status (purple) areas – Effective Nov. 27
Businesses that are closed for in-person service include:
- Banquet halls, conference centres, trade shows, auditoria and concert venues, non-approved/licensed markets, community centres
Village of Hill Spring completes solar project August 2020
The Village of Hill Spring Council began inquiring and entertaining the idea of installing a municipal solar PV system in 2018. Generating solar energy locally would provide savings on electricity which is a benefit to all tax payers as it helps to reduce Village expenses.
On April 28, 2020 council approved the construction of a 120KW solar energy array, to be built by Solar Seekers Inc on a small parcel of land on the east side of the Village. The project was completed in late August of 2020 and is now producing electricity. It is expected to generate as much electricity as is used by municipal operations over the course of a year and save the Village approximately $30,697 on electric bills, at current utility rates, in the first year.
The solar project was partially funded by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC). The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Rural Municipalities of Alberta, through the MCCAC, offer the Alberta Municipal Solar Program that provides funding to install grid-tied solar PV systems on municipal facilites or land to save on energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of electricity use. You can visit the website for more information at: mccac.ca/programs/alberta-municipal-solar-program
"The Village of Hill Spring is very excited for the completion of the 125 KW solar project. The Municipal Climate Change Action Center has been very helpful during the course of this project and without their support, this project would not have been possible. Due to the cost of electricity and transmission fees, being able to install solar will greatly reduce electricity costs to Village owned buildings which in turn benefits the local residents and allows tax dollars to be utilized on other priorities in the Village. Thank you to all who helped to make this happen!"
~ Village of Hill Spring Mayor, Dwight Davis
Hill Spring is a small, quiet little village nestled in a picturesque setting, between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the prairie land of Southwestern Alberta. Residents here enjoy the country like relaxed life style and surrounding scenery.
Hill Spring is located on Secondary Highway 800 just off Highway 505 and along the gateway to Waterton National Parks – just a mere 25 minutes away.
Hill Spring – PRAIRIE TO PEAK PERFECTION