RAIL SAFETY WEEK – APRIL 24 – 30, 2017

Mayor Knox has proclaimed the week of April 24 to April 30, 2017 as “RAIL SAFETY WEEK”. The purpose if to raise awareness on reducing avoidable accidents, injuries and damage caused by collisions at leve crossings or incidents involving trains and citizens. We support the ongoing effort to save lives and prevent injuries in communities.


Hon. Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament, invites you to come join him for coffee, donuts and discussion. Bring your questions and comments about everything from the Federal Budget to crime to agriculture to th economy. April 26, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. in Council Chambers at the Town office 4904-51 Avenue Provost AB. For further information phone 780-608-4600 or email kevin.sorenson.cl@parl.gc.ca


The second annual Relay for Life Cancer fundraiser is scheduled for May 5, 2017 this year from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. (12 hrs). Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 am. Organizers Jessica Enzenauer and Sarah Paulgaard are welcoming teams to participate in the relay for life. The deadline to register as a team is March 30th. Sponsorships are also available. For more information contact the school at 780-753-6824 or go to provostrelayforlife2017@gmail.com If you are a Survivor and would like to participate contact the School and someone will follow up with you. There is also a Seniors relay that will be inside at CPP from 1-2 pm. Relay for life will also have items available for sale such as Socks / Mitts & Sunglasses.


Plan to take in a full day of activities in the Town of Provost on July 1, 2017. The annual Chamber of Commerce parade will be taking place on July 1st this year to commemorate the 150th birthday of Canada. The parade will end at Crescent Point Place where the official ceremonies will take place. This will include speeches from some of our local political celebrities and we hope to see a CF-18 Fly-by around noon. Free hot dogs and cake is offered after the ceremonies. We are hoping to unveil a wooden Canadian Flag that we presented and signed from the 2015 & 2016 Canada Day celebrations. That will take place at the Visitor Information Centre (Teepee). There will be a Farmers Market at the Agriplex, and new addition this year is the opportunity to dance to the “Dirt Rich Band” at Crescent Point Place. And don’t forget the fireworks at 11:00. Watch for the posters and programs that will be mailed and placed around town. Hope to see you there.


The Provost & District Chamber of Commerce announced they will be holding their annual parade which is usually held during the Kinsmen Splash & Smash weekend, on July 1, 2017 to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. The line up of the parade will take place at 9:30 am. Kickoff is at 10:30 am. The Theme of this years parade is “150 years of History”. No entry fee or entry form. Judging will be done in a variety of categories. For more information please contact Kim at 780-753-6315 Ext 241.

Keep watching the Town of Provost Website and other social media sites for the parade route.


The Town of Provost in conjunction with Economic Development is holding the 2nd Annual “Agri-Day & Trade Show” at Crescent Point Place, Friday April 7, 2017 from 1-8 PM., & Saturday April 8th , 9-3 PM.  Guest speaker and well known ATB Financial Chief Economist, TODD HIRSCH, will be making a presentation at 3:00 pm., on Friday April 7 at 3:00 pm, thanks to the ATB Financial Provost Branch. Then at 6:00 pm. Deborah Barrie will be making a presentation on “Siloguard II how it makes better forage”. On Saturday, at 11:00 am. Ed Masson with ASTEC Safety, will be doing a presentation on “Farm Safety”. All of the presentations will take place upstairs at Crescent Point Place.

Also on Friday from 11:00 – 7 pm., there will be a Farmers Market upstairs on the walking track area.  The arena food booth will be open for lunch on Friday sponsored by the CWL. Dinner is being prepared by the Community Church Youth group. On Saturday there will be a pancake breakfast 7-9:30 am sponsored by the Provost Ag Society. The for the rest of the day the Provost Girl Guides will be preparing food. Come and support your local charities.

If you are interested in taking part in the Trade Show contact Gary Duffett at 780-753-2261 Ext 4 or email at edo@townofprovost.ca.



The Town of Provost would like to remind all residents, home owners & businesses of the Unsightly Premises By-Law 04/2006 Section 3 which states “A Nuisance is any condition on or around Property that is untidy, unsightly, offensive, dangerous to health or which interferes with the use or enjoyment of other Property, and includes  3(a)“uncut grass or weeds on the property that are longer than 10cm”, 3(c)any litter, 3(d) smelly composts heaps, 3(e) any material that creates unpleasant odors, 3(g) wrecked or dismantled vehicles, or those that are unsightly and abandoned, unregistered or uninsured, 3(h) household furniture or other household goods, 3(i) automobile parts, 3(j) any material likely to attract pests, 3(l) any other materials, including building materials, tires, boxes, machines or machine parts.

The by-law enforcement officer will be taking close notice of premises that are unsightly. You may be given a notice to clean the premises up, and failing that you will be fined. If you have received letters in the past you will receive a fine immediately. Also be aware that you are responsible for the back alley and or boulevard in front of your property. Please pay particular attention to the way your property looks.

The Town of Provost is very proud to be partners with “Communities in Bloom” and would like to work with everyone in trying to have a beautiful and clean community, clear from weeds and unsightly properties.