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  • Fire ban issued for Leduc County

    Leduc County is now under a fire ban. There is an increased risk of wildfire due to dry conditions and high winds.
    No outdoor fires are allowed – including open burning and fires contained to approved burn barrels, firepits or charcoal barbecues – and all outdoor fires currently burning must be extinguished immediately. The discharge of fireworks is not allowed.

  • Nisku District South Fire Station now open!

    The Nisku District South Fire Station – the first full-time, 24/7 station in Leduc County – is officially open! The $6.3 million station, which is located on Edmonton International Airport (YEG) lands and supports YEG, the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Nisku Business Park, became operational in January and was celebrated today with a public, grand opening event.

  • Nisku District South Fire Station grand opening

    Leduc County – in partnership with Edmonton International Airport (YEG) – is hosting a grand opening event for the Nisku District South Fire Station, which is located on airport lands and supports YEG, Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Nisku Business Park with a 24/7 fire crew.

  • UPDATE: mandatory water restriction lifted

    Leduc County has ended its mandatory restriction on non-essential water use, as water levels in local reservoirs have increased sufficiently.

    Although the mandatory restriction has been lifted, residential and commercial citizens are encouraged to continue water conservation measures.

  • Mandatory ban on non-essential water use

    Effective Monday, January 29, 2024, Leduc County entered into a Water Demand Measure C, which means all non-essential water use is prohibited in Leduc County. 

    The switch gear at EL Smith Water Treatment Plant has failed, causing the plant to be out of service and reducing the available supply. The ban is expected to last until EPCOR can complete repairs and restore normal operations at the EL Smith Water Treatment Plant. Repair timelines are currently unknown, but will be updated on this webpage. 

  • Now recruiting paid on-call firefighters at Leduc County

    Leduc County is now recruiting paid on-call firefighters in the Calmar, New Sarepta, Nisku, Thorsby and Warburg fire districts.

  • Uniquely Rural - Economic Development

    Leduc County was honoured to participate in Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Uniquely Rural video series. This video series highlights economic development in a rural setting, and how the County is a true incubator for business.

  • Edmonton region to become pharmaceutical hub

    The Government of Canada announced $80.5 million in funding for the Canadian Critical Drug Initiative (CCDI), making the region a national small molecule manufacturing hub.

  • WestJet announces largest network expansion from Edmonton in airline's history

    On Feb. 13, 2023, WestJet revealed significantly increased transborder connectivity from YEG Edmonton International Airport

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