Town of Eckville
5023-51 Avenue, P.O. Box 578
Eckville, AB T0M 0X0
Phone: (403) 746-2171
Fax: (403) 746-2900
WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR
Proud home of skeleton racer, World Cup Champion, and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Mellisa Hollingsworth, Eckville is a small community, but one of which we are very proud. Our gratitude goes out to the many folks who came to this land in the early years who with perseverance and determination made Eckville what it is today - a vibrant community with warm hospitality.
Today, this prosperous growing community is the center for agriculture, oil and gas, and lumber enterprises as well as a major center for people to live in and enjoy the "small town atmosphere" with the "big town amenities."
Eckville offers the visitor and resident alike a full range of retail businesses, shopping, restaurants, public services, banks, excellent sporting facilities, a Community Centre, Seniors' Friendship Centre, Seniors' Lodge, and two golf courses, just to name a few. Annual events include the Dance Jamboree, Winter Carnival, CARA Rodeo, Bull-Arena, Curling Bonspiels, Canada Day Celebrations, Annual Parade, Municipal Breakfast, and various tournaments including hockey, baseball, and school sports.
A short drive from Eckville in any direction brings many attractions from the Rocky Mountains, back country, to ski hills, major lakes, trout ponds, and many campgrounds. Eckville is located in the heart of the Parkland off Highway 11 between Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House and is surrounded by scenic rolling hills, winding rivers, rich mixed farmland, and a thriving oil and gas field. Please take some time to explore our newly renovated website. It provides information on our Town's municipal government council, committees, bylaws, services, announcements, businesses, community groups, and recreation as well as many other aspects of life in Eckville. Try the virtual tour of Eckville by clicking on the seevirtual360 icon.
Municipal Planning Commission Note of Decision:
Date of Decision: July 29, 2014
Application Number: 2014-011D (Source Energy)
Plan: 3932AP (Station Grounds)
The development specified in Development Permit Application No. 2014-011D for the installation of a Temporary Frac Sand Facility has been approved subject to the following conditions:
A) That a 6' chain link fence be constructed along the entire south boundary of the property and along the west boundary of the property from the south west corner to the south side of the railway siding;
B) That dust control be maintained on the interior roads on a regular basis with calcium chloride to the satisfaction of the Development Officer;
C) That proof of approval from Alberta Transportation for additional traffic on the approach from the property to Secondary Highway 766 be provided to the Development Officer;
D) That an Emergency Response Plan be prepared to the satisfaction of the Development Officer;
E) That an Air Quality Monitoring Program be prepared and instituted to the satisfaction of the Development Officer within 30 days of beginning frac sand transloading operations and on a monthly basis thereafter; and,
F) That this Development Permity shall remain valid until March 1, 2016.
To appeal the following decision, contact the Town Office. The following form must accompany any letters of appeal - if this form is not completed and signed, any letters received will be considered null and void.: Appeal Form
Eckville 50's and 60's Dance Jamboree!
August 23 and 24, 2014
Takes place at the Eckville Community Centre: Food and beverages available on site, with complimentary dry camping available Saturday: dancing from 1:00 PM until 11:00 PM, supper from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM (meal tickets available on site) Sunday: gospel music from 10:00 AM until noon, open mike and dancing from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM
WEEKEND PASS: $20.00
Guests aged under 16 and over 100 get in free!
Town Digital Sign Policy:
The Town of Eckville is pleased to provide the opportunity to advertise on the Digital Sign located on Highway 766. Click on the link below to access the advertising policy. Contact the Town Office at 403-746-2171 for any inquiries.