Resident Resources

In following the Province Relaunch strategy, the Town office (Civic Cultural Centre) is open to the public as of May 25, 2020.

We ask that you only visit us if absolutely necessary and avoid coming in if you are feeling ill.

Please visit the COVID-19 webpage for more information.

Horticulture

Residents may find this information helpful in managing common plant diseases and pests.

Black Knot Pest Management

Bronze Leaf Disease

Prevent Dutch Elm Disease in AlbertaElm Pruning Ban in effect as of April 1st

Prevent Emerald Ash Borer in Alberta

 

Did you know?

Plants such as: Alyssum, Artemisia, Catnip, Rosemary, Oregano, Basil, Lemon grass, Lemon thyme, Lemon or citrosa geraniums, Marigolds, Lavender, and Sage are all plants for decks that help repel mosquitoes and invite other beneficial insects?

You can read the full article here.

 

If you have specific horticulture related questions, please contact the Landscape Horticulturist at horticulturist@blackfalds.com

CBC Article - Beware the emerald ash borer, an invasive species marching across Canada

Conservationists want to keep the invasive pest out of Alberta for as long as possible, said Jon Sweeney, a forest research scientist with Natural Resources Canada. 

"Once it gets to a place, about 10 years later, more than 99 per cent of the ash in that area have been killed by it," Sweeney said. 

Read more:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-alberta-emerald-ash-borer-beetle-1.5205016

Disaster Safety & Preparedness

Natural disasters are a constant threat, so it is important we do everything we can to protect our families, our homes, and ourselves from their potentially devastating effects.

In order to stay safe no matter what bad weather comes your way, please see the below disaster safety information.

Surviving a Wildfire

Flash Flood Safety and Damage Prevention Guide

Ultimate Guide to Drought Safety

Tornado Safety Guide

How to Proactively Prepare for a Blizzard

Hurricane Safety Tips

Consumer Product Recalls

Product Reason for Recall Date of Recall
(mm-dd-yy)
Air Exchangers Fire hazard 12-13-19
Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E744 Fire hazard 01-09-20
Janod Looping Bead Maze
Choking hazard 01-08-20
Kid's Ark children's hooded sweaters
Strangulation hazard 12-19-19
Nununu children's clothing with drawstrings Strangulation and dragging risk 12-13-19
MR. STEAK™ four-burner and five-burner gas grills Fire hazard 12-13-19
Pelican 3315R and 3315R-RA (Right Angle) Flashlights and Lithium Rechargeable Battery Packs
Fire hazard
12-19-19
Teammachine SLR01 DISC Bicycles and Framesets Fall hazard
12-19-19
Toysmith Light Up Magic Wand
Choking and ingestion hazard 12-19-19
Yamaha EF2000iS Portable Generator
Fire hazard 12-13-19