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Reeve’s Message

On behalf of Council and Staff of the County of Paintearth No. 18, we would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family for a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

With the year coming to an end, the County has had a very busy year.  This year we saw the construction of the Eastern Alberta Transmission Line, and various other projects.  This development puts a strain on the County’s road network and we would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this activity.  The County continues an aggressive gravelling program, and road stabilization projects were completed in high pressure areas throughout the County.

The County continues to work on partnerships with our urban neighbors.  One initiative is the retention and recruitment of Doctors and we are proud to say that two Doctors have signed contracts and will be part of our communities. The County is also in partnership with our urban neighbors to upgrade the two local airports in our County.

For the most part, the agricultural community had a wonderful summer with lots of moisture at the start of the season.  Harvest was long but yields proved well.  It was great to see lots of feed in the area for our cattle producers, and record cattle prices.

All the best in 2015

George Glazier, Reeve