Killam News

Winter Weather Preparedness

2014-12-24 09:00:36

Alberta blizzards are equal to the ice storms of Ontario.  Winter storms have the ability to immobilize a community, sometimes for days at a time, leaving you with no power, no heat and extreme road conditions.  Have a 72 Hour Emergency Kit ready - be prepared!  Kits are easy to make - most items are already in your home... but can you locate them quickly if you needed them?

72 HOUR EMERGENCY KIT (For your Home) - Use a large duffle bag or backpack and store in a safe place.

YOUR BASIC KIT SHOULD INCLUDE:

    *    Water—at least 2 litres per person per day         *    Specialty items: prescription medication, baby

                                                                                                       Food, Pet food

    *      Food that won’t spoil: canned food, energy        *    Extra keys to your car or house

            bars and dried foods.                                       

    *      Manual can opener                                              *    Cash—$5 and $10 bills and change

    *      Flashlights, candles, matches or lighter             *    A whistle

    *      Battery powered radio (extra batteries)              *    A copy of your Emergency Plan,

    *      First Aid Kit                                                                    (include contact information)

     RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL ITEMS (should you have to evacuate):

    *      1 change of clothing for each household member           *     Camp stove and fuel

    *      Household chlorine, water purifying tablets                      *     Utensils

    *      Toilet paper and other personal care supplies                  *     Duct Tape

    *      Sleeping bags/blankets                                                     *     Garbage Bags

     *   Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, fasteners)                                                                                

Winter storms and excessive cold claim over 100 lives each year in Canada.  Keep you and your family safe by being informed and prepared.  Have a plan in place.  Make sure your vehicle has an Emergency Car Kit for cold weather.  If you are able, stay put during a winter storm. Use caution when it comes time to shovel out. 

 

For more information, go to: www.getprepared.gc.ca - or Town of Killam website at: www.town.killam.ab.ca for links to important information.

Adult Housing Committee AGM

2014-10-17 14:34:19

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Killam Adult Housing Committee's Annual General Meeting.  The Meeting will take place on Monday, October 20 beginning at 7:00pm and will be held in the Killam Seniors Centre.

Items for discussion include a number of options for the development of the planned subdivision. Please come and share your ideas!

Invest in Your Community!

2014-09-10 11:47:39

The Town of Killam is investigating the idea of developing an "Opportunity Development Co-operative" that will give community members opportunity to become community investors - in turn  stimulating economic growth - righ here in our own backyard!  Community Co-operatives have a proven record of success - which can create a win/win potential with endless possibilities for our community.

A "Opportunity Development Co-operative" Information Night will be held on Monday, November 3rd at the Killam Community Hall - beginning at 7:00pm.  Please join us to learn more about cooperatives and some of the projects that can be addressed!

Click the invitation below for details!  We hope to see you there!

Check out our Business Directory...

2014-09-05 08:19:56

Don't know what to make for supper?  Wondering what's on the menu at one of our local eating establishements? Check out our Business Directory - Dining section for menus that have been added to help make your choices easier!

Community Builders' Dinner

2014-08-14 11:05:19

The Battle River Community Foundation is holding the 2014 Community Builders' Dinner on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Killam Community Hall.  This year, the couple of Stan and Sharleen Chevraux are being honoured.

The couple have taken part in many community roles over the years.  County Councillor, Chair of the Killam Hospital Board and Killam Hospital Foundation, coaching trapshooting and teaching of firearms safety, founding of the Flagstaff Writers’ Guild and the Battle River Training Hub,  Director with Alberta Flying Farmers, County Agricultural Advisory Board, participation with the Chamber of Commerce and the Adult Learning Council as well as contributing to the Knox United Church - are just a small list.

The Community Builders Dinner will feature a variety of speakers who will toast the couple, as well as a number of items available for live auction. Live Auction proceeds will be used to establish a fund in Stan and Sharleen’s name, which will support education and the local hospital.

Tickets are $60 each or Table of 8 for $480.  Tickets are available at: Guardian Drugs, Battle River Implements, S. James Agencies, Budding Ideas, Jam Tarts, Town of Killam Office, The Community Press’ Killam Office, Underground Hair, Campbell McLennan, Rocky Mountain Equipment, Killam Liquor Store, Holbie’s Glass, or by contacting Judy Larson, BRCF Director at 385-4969.

 

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