Lacombe County releases ag consultation document

Lacombe County last week announced the release of an Agricultural Community Consultation discussion paper.

  • Sep. 10, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Lacombe County last week announced the release of an Agricultural Community Consultation discussion paper that will pave the way for the development of an Agricultural Plan in the County.

The County recently undertook a process to consult community members in an attempt to gauge their agricultural needs. The results of those consultations are outlined in the paper.

Input was gathered through a paper survey, a web survey and a town hall meeting, which saw 62 people — including county staff, administration and councillors — attend the Lacombe Memorial Centre in March of this year.

The recently released discussion paper, the County noted in a release last week, would “provide County Council and staff with a foundation to move ahead with development of a Lacombe County Agricultural Plan.”

Five main areas are to be outlined be the plan: Development and Land Use Planning; Agriculture Communication Plan; Evaluation of County Infrastructure; Weed, Pest and Crop Disease Management; and Water Management.

The Plan, according to the County, will “contribute to the sustainability of the agricultural industry, and ensure that agriculture has a voice in future land use planning and policy development within the County.”

Copies of the discussion paper may be obtained through the County by calling 403-782-6601, or by visiting www.lacombecounty.com.

 

Just Posted

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Calkins comments on CPC promise to make maternity benefits tax free

Tax credit would remove federal income tax from EI maternity and EI parental benefits

Sylvan Lake Community Partners helps families prepare for school

The Tools for School is in its second year, and has helped around 50 families

PHOTOS: Jazz at the Lake swings into its 17th year

The annual music festival ran over three days this past weekend

Town of Sylvan Lake looking at lake usage in new survey

The Town is in talks to contract part of the lake, but has to have a plan for water usage first

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC-Lavalin affair

Dion concluded in his report last week that Trudeau broke the Conflict of Interest Act

New ‘Matrix’ film set with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski

Fourth installment to feature Reeves as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Ethics commissioner ready to testify on Trudeau, SNC-Lavalin: NDP critic

A new poll suggests the report hasn’t so far hurt the Liberals’ chances of re-election this fall

Inflation hits Bank of Canada 2% target for second straight month

Prices showed strength in other areas, including an 18.9 per cent increase in the cost of fresh vegetables

Alberta oil curtailment rules extended to late 2020 as pipeline delays drag on

At issue is ability to export oil in face of regulatory and legal challenges against pipelines

Nearly 50% of Canadians experience ‘post-vacation blues’: poll

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

More women may need breast cancer gene test, U.S. guidelines say

Recommendations aimed at women who’ve been treated for BRCA-related cancers and are now cancer-free

Most Read