Killam News

NEW! Killam Hall Rental Calendar

2015-01-15 08:42:29

We are excited to have a new calendar online for those people interested in booking the Killam Community Hall fror their special event!  See if your date is available, and decide on a backup date at the same time!  Then just call the Town Office (780) 385-3977 and we will confirm the date and get the booking process underway!

To see the Hall Booking Calendar - go to the "Rental" tab - the calendar is located under the Killam Community Hall Section!

Killam Fire Department Awards

2015-01-15 08:36:28

Killam Fire Department and Rescue hosted their annual awards night on Friday, January 9, 2015, recognizing the dedication of their volunteer members.  This year, awards were presented to Jim Clark - 30 Years of Service, Rick Krys - 20 Years, Scott Haugen - 5 Years, and Jim Wells was welcomed as a New Member!

2014 Department Roster:  Joe Knievel (Chief), Gordon Thompson (Deputy Chief), Rick Krys, Ken Fleck, Bill Pedersen, Jim Clark, Bob George, Andrew Plan, Chris Bell, Gary Smith, Scott Haugen, Ken Towers, Braedon Zayonce, James Moser, Troy Zieffle, Cyril Lindesth, Trevor Partridge, Trevor Levitt, Ian Strachan, David Dubourt, Bryce Borgel, Ariana Vanderberg, James George
Jr. Members: Dylan Eskra, Nick McCarthy, Stephan Rawluk

 

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!

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