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Posted: Apr./08/2016
Upcoming AOHVA AGM
  • Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2016
  • Time: 12 pm – 3 pm
  • Location: Sheraton Red Deer Hotel (formerly the Capri) 3310 – 50th Avenue Boardroom #2Red Deer, AB

Please advise of your attendance so we can make the necessary refreshment and snack arrangements.

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07/09/13
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May 7, 2013
TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Bighorn Trail Closure

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20/04/13
Upcoming AGM
  • Date: Sunday, April 28th, 2013
  • Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Best Western Premier Freeport Inn and Suites86 Freeport Boulevard N.E.Calgary, AB
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02/04/12
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Current Bulletins

Province restricts off-highway vehicle recreational use

May 06, 2016 Media inquiries

A temporary province wide restriction on off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreational use on public lands and provincial parks is another tool the province will use to help prevent the spread of wildfires.

This action comes in response to the request of the Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association and follows the government's province wide fire ban and ban on incendiary targets on all provincial Crown lands issued May 5.

"Our fire crews are working around the clock to battle wildfires in Fort McMurray and around the province. All Albertans can do their part to help ensure firefighters can focus their resources on the areas of greatest need."
— Oneil Carlier, Minister Agriculture of and Forestry
Oneil Carlier, Minister Agriculture of and Forestry "We do not take this step lightly; however, we must reduce the potential for more wildfires throughout the province. Quite simply, OHV recreational use under our current conditions has the very real potential to contribute to an already catastrophic wildfire season."
— Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks
"We support the government's decision to temporarily restrict OHV recreational use. As responsible OHV users in this province we want to do our part to prevent wildfires and to reduce the burden on firefighters and emergency personnel."
— Brent Hodgson, President Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association

The OHV restriction will be in place until further notice. It applies to recreational use on public lands, including designated OHV trails, only. It will not apply to agriculture, public safety or commercial/industrial users who operate OHVs for farming, enforcement or business purposes. The OHV restriction does not apply to the use of an OHV by Indigenous peoples when exercising a right recognized and affirmed under Part II of the Constitution Act, 1982 or a right under section 12 of the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement.

Wildfire management staff, along with enforcement personnel, including Conservation Officers and Fish and Wildlife Officers, will enforce the temporary OHV recreational restriction immediately. OHVs include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), four-wheel vehicles, motorcycles and related two-wheel vehicles and amphibious machines.

Related information
Alberta wildfire updates
Alberta Fire Bans

Media inquiries

Renato Gandia

780-638-9466
Press Secretary, Agriculture and Forestry

Kyle Ferguson

780-641-9846
Press Secretary, Environment and Parks


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Public and Stakeholder Consultations

AIO - Status: Phase 3 consultations on the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan are underway.

he Government of Alberta is looking for your feedback on the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (2013) for southern Alberta. From November 5 through November 28, public information sessions and stakeholder workshops will be hosted in 18 locations in southern Alberta and in Edmonton, Red Deer and Drumheller. Detailed information regarding dates and locations of the consultation sessions is offered below.

We ask that you RSVP for stakeholder workshops to ssrp@stantec.com or call 403-716-8325. Workshop times are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Public sessions run from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and since they are open house sessions, there isn't any need to call ahead to reserve a seat.

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Whether you are able or unable to attend these sessions, provide your comments through an online workbook or print and complete the Discussion Guide - Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workbook (2013). The completed paper version should be submitted to:

SSRP Phase 3 Workbook
Land Use Secretariat
9th Floor, 10035 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E1

In order for your input to be used to inform the development of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, your submission of this workbook must be received, either by mail or online, by January 15, 2014.

Check the AESRD Blog for regular consultation updates or visit South Saskatchewan Region for more information. Summaries of all input received through the consultation sessions and completed workbooks will be available on the SSRP Consultation page. Please join the conversation - your input will help define the future of southern Alberta.

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