Media Release Update - CN Derailment

 Updated Media Release

As of 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 12th, 2010, residents within a one-mile radius of the incident who were previously advised of the evacuation on a voluntary basis, were advised that they may return to their homes.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. on September 11th, 2010 some CN rail cars left the track near Highway 597, two miles east of Highway 2A and the Town of Blackfalds. See the Media Release below for details.

Derailment near Blackfalds, AB
September 11, 2010

Recycle Facility Open at Alix/Mirror Transfer Station

(Lacombe, Alberta) – Lacombe County is pleased to announce the installation of recycling bins at its Alix/Mirror transfer station. Bins for cardboard, paper, plastics and metal containers have been installed to facilitate consumer recycling of these products.

The supervised bins are available during regular operating hours of the station, Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See the map below for the location.


 Open the document below for more information.

pdf Recycle Poster


 For more information contact:

 Brandon Maier, Environmental &Technology Services Coordinator

Lacombe County (403) 782-6601

Blindman River Pedestrian Bridge

Blindman River Pedestrian Bridge to be completed over two weekends by Army Reservists.

 Lacombe County – A new footbridge is about to be completed over the Blindman River South of Blackfalds, between Highways 2 and 2A. The project is an undertaking of Lacombe County, in cooperation with the Central Alberta Regional Trails Society (CARTS). In support of the project, Army Reservists of the 25 and 33 Engineering Squadrons, 41 Combat Engineer Regiment (41 CER) will install the wood handrails and bridge decking over two weekends, the 12-14 and 19-21 of March 2010. The handrails and decking will be the final stage in completing the steel and concrete structure, which was recently installed under the supervision of Lacombe County.

See the complete Media Release below.

pdf Blindman River Pedestrian Bridge