The NEW Emergency Management Information & Inventory Database questionnaire is online HERE!  You will need your roll number handy to complete the form.

April 7, 2020 Reeve's Message

On behalf of Camrose County, we would like to thank all of you that are self-isolating and doing your part to combat Covid19. We applaud and are grateful to all the front-line workers that are part of essential services. The sacrifices you and your families are making will not be forgotten. 

This front-line team deserve to be recognized and we also want to commend the many people that are working behind the scenes in all important support services. Many things may not be in our control and this going to take more time, so let us all remain diligent in our efforts, that is something we can control. 

We want you to be assured that we are doing everything possible to reduce the risk of our essential services being disrupted by illness or required self-isolations. We have provided the resources for staff to be able to work from home and working in the office is done on a rotational basis to support physical distancing. 

Agriculture is an essential service that is the backbone of our local economy, therefore Camrose County is continuing to ensure that the services producers need are available. For information please contact our Agriculture Service Board at 780-672-4765. 

We are continually working on plans for the recovery stages of this pandemic. On April 14, 2020 we will be holding our first electronic Municipal Planning Commission Meeting at 8:30 am followed at 9:30 am by the Regular Council Meeting. We will be posting information on our website www.county.camrose.ab.ca and social media, with instructions as to how the public will be able to access these meetings live. Please keep communicating with us and let us know how we can help. The recovery from this situation personally, financially, and as a community will need new ideas, community cooperation and patience from all of us. 

Camrose County is built on its strong rural families who know how to support each other through difficult times. 

Please keep up to date on the Covid-19 situation by following our website www.county.camrose.ab.ca and for provincial updates at www.alberta.ca/covid19. There is a lot of misinformation out there so make sure you are following reliable sources. 

Reeve Cindy Trautman

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Canadians can register for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit online as of April 6 at: www.canada.ca/coronavirus-cerb.

In order to help prevent overload of the system, the government is asking Canadians to apply for the benefit based on birthdate:

  • Monday (April 6) - January to March Birthdays
  • Tuesday (April 7) - April to June Birthdays
  • Wednesday (April 8) - July to September Birthdays
  • Thursday (April 9) - October to December Birthdays
  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday (April 10/11/12) - All birthdays 

While this measure will not impact when Canadians receive the benefits, it will significantly help the system manage the number of claims coming in concurrently.

Key details:

  • CERB applications are expected to open online on Monday, April 6.
  • Direct deposit payments will be made within three to five days of applying, with cheques taking approximately 10 days.
  • Canadians who have already applied for EI do not need to apply again—applications will be automatically enrolled in CERB.

Additional Resources for Individuals and Business

Camrose County is maintaining a list of resources in the community. Contact us at ecdev@county.camrose.ab.ca if you have any questions about the resources available to you while we manage through this situation.

County Essential Services Status

  • The County Peace Officers will remain on duty
  • The grader operators will continue to maintain the roads
  • Our utility operators will continue to ensure water and sewer services are maintained
  • Landfill & Transfer stations are operating within their normal hours
  • Agricultural Service Board continues to operate
  • Seed Cleaning Plant continues to operate

County Facility Status

Open Facilities

Closed Facilities

  • Protective Services
  • Road Maintenance
  • Water and Sewer Operations
  • Seed Cleaning Plant
  • Landfill and Transfer Stations
  • Playgrounds & Ice Rinks
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Community Halls
  • Main Office and Shop
  • ASB Office
  • Even though some of our staff are working from home, they are still working
  • This is a changing situation, so we will do our best to maintain our services while working within the requirements of the provincial and federal governments

Contact the County 

Provincial Facility and Business Limitations

  1. Provincial Parks are closed to vehicle traffic, note the County parks will remain open unless we observe groups of more than 15 gathering in them, or people not observing the 2m physical distance separation
  2. Gatherings reduced from 50 to 15 people
  3. Non-essential businesses are closed
  4. All restaurants are closed for dine-in purposes, take-out and delivery are allowed
  5. A close proximity personal services have been closed. Ex: hair stylist, tattoo artist, massage, chiropractor, etc. 
  6. A non-emergency medical procedures & lab work have been postponed
  7. Rent relief has been set up by the Province

For details go to www.alberta.ca.

Playgrounds Closed Until Further Notice 

Following the advice of AHS on COVID-19, Camrose County has closed all playgrounds. Do not use any playground equipment; it has not be sterilized. Evidence shows that the coronavirus can last on plastic and metal surfaces for several days.

Everyone using our parks must maintain 2 metres (6 feet) of separation from people that you do not live with. In addition, gatherings of more than 15 people are not allowed per Alberta Health. When gathering you must still maintain 2m separation.

Payments to the County

Can be made via online banking to your banking institution

  • Camrose County Taxes
  • Camrose County Utilities
  • Camrose County Other (for anything other than taxes or utilities)
  • Click  here for assistance with setting up online banking or contact the County at 780-672-4446.

By mailing a cheque or leaving it in the drop box at the front door of the County Administration Office. Please do not mail or drop off cash.

Provincial & Federal Coronavirus resources:

Bashaw & District Support Services:

BDSS has generated a website: http://www.bashawbriefs.com and has created a 24 hour support line Call  (780) 372-4074 or text (780) 678-9056.

Contact Information

If you have additional questions contact Reeve Cindy Trautman at 780-679-7390 or ctrautman@county.camrose.ab.ca or the Public Information Officer, Anjah Howard, at 780-678-3070 or ahoward@county.camrose.ab.ca.

Previous Updates

Welcome to Camrose County

Camrose County is a rural municipality located about a 40-minute drive along Highway 21 south east of Edmonton in East Central Alberta.

Physically, the municipality is approximately 56 km (35 miles) miles wide by 128 km (80 miles) long. Within its boundaries are a variety of landforms ranging from knob and kettle topography, flat prairie, including lakes, well treed regions, and the winding Battle River with its many deep coulees.

Within the boundaries of the County are the City of Camrose, the Town of Bashaw and the Villages of Bittern Lake, Bawlf, Edberg, Hay Lakes and Rosalind as well as the hamlets of Armena, Duhamel, Ferintosh, Kelsey, Kingman, Meeting Creek, New Norway, Ohaton and Round Hill.

Early settlers arrived in the area around the turn of the century from all parts of the world and began to shape today’s County by establishing farms and building roads, schools and communities. Railroads were a major factor in development. Villages and towns were established every eight miles along the railroads; the distance a farmer could haul grain with a horse drawn wagon. Today, communities proudly celebrate their heritage with many descendants of the original pioneers operating the original farms and businesses.

Agriculture is the backbone of the County. All forms of agriculture are practiced including intensive livestock operations, beef production, large scale grain and oilseed production along with a burgeoning local food initiative.

Industry is also located here using the network of 2600 km (1500 miles) of well-maintained roads, three railways, access to waterlines and a well educated, ambitious workforce.

The flourishing of Camrose County has been due to the talent, ingenuity and hard work of its residents and County staff through the years and this continues today.

The County operation is necessarily complex to provide services to its 8660 residents. Consequently, this website is long on detail and provides information relevant to its operation.

As well, the website has categories related to the social aspects of life listed under the heading “Communities”. Camrose County is also found on Facebook and on Twitter.

Welcome to Camrose County, where residents live, work, play and prosper.

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