In response to a dire feed shortage amongst local livestock producers – coupled with a significant inventory of immature, unharvested crop remaining in the field – County Council declared a State of Agricultural Disaster within Lac Ste. Anne County at the Council meeting held on October 11, 2018. This declaration was executed at the recommendation of the Lac Ste. Anne County Agricultural Service Board. Although the weather has been much milder, allowing farmers to get in the fields, it is still a tough situation all around. We wish all those that need it, the best of luck as you try to complete the rigorous tasks of farming during this unstable time. Now more than ever we need to be there for our neighbours, take the time to talk with friends and family to offer your support. If you find yourself or someone you know who needs some extra support, reach out to the Alberta Health Services Mental Health Line at 1-877-303-2642. You owe it to yourself and your family to take advantage of this critical mental health resource.
On October 22, 2018, Lac Ste. Anne County, the Town of Onoway in conjunction with our proud corporate citizen Lafarge invited all residents of both municipalities to a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a large paving project. This was a great event to celebrate as it represented two municipalities working together to achieve a mutual goal for all residents within the area - urban and rural.
I want to thank all the Council, staff, and administration at the County office who participated in our "Pink Shirt Day" on October 23, 2018. We donned our bright pink shirts and raised funds to donate to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Plans are already in the works to fundraise for the upcoming "Movember". As the month ends, Halloween is fast approaching. Watch out for all the Ghosts and Goblins as they are out trick-or-treating in your neighborhoods. Slow down and be safe everyone, Happy Halloween.