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INFORMATION FOR NEW RESIDENTS TO VULCAN

Welcome Welcome to the community of Vulcan. Vulcan is a vibrant and proud community situated in rural Alberta. Vulcan resident’s are warm and inviting and have understood for a long time the advantages of our community. The Town of Vulcan offers all that you need and more. We boast great health services, accommodations, recreation, attractions, schools, professional and personal services just to name a few. We invite you to explore Vulcan’s frontier, a community that offers you an experience from out of this world! Vulcan Town Council

UTILITIES Electrical Power: EPCOR *no local office – Administrated from Calgary Toll Free – 310-4300 Call Centre Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

FORTIS: *no local office – Administrated from Calgary Toll Free – 310-9473

Natural Gas: ATCO Gas Local Office 110 – 3 Avenue North Phone: 485-6570 ***Energy products and services are competitive. You are free to choose a retailer. You can find a listing of licensed Alberta retailers at www.ucahelps.gov.ab.ca or call 3104822. Telephone: TELUS *no local office Toll Free – 310-3100 Television: Personna Communications (cable provider): 1-866-737-7662 BellVu Express (Satellite) 1-888-759-3474 Star Choice (Satellite) 1-888-554-7827


Internet: Wildrose Internet Service: Telus

1-888-633-3974 310-4638

Water Supply: The water supply is provided & administered by the Town of Vulcan – Water, Sewer & Garbage fees are on one bill issued bi-monthly as per the following utility schedule. Water (for the first 3,000 imperial gallons/two months For the next 7,000 imperial gallons/1,000 imperial gallons Over 10,000 imperial gallons/1,000 imperial gallons Basic Garbage Basic sewer

$39.00 $ 2.95 $ 2.65 $20.00 $11.10

In July, 2002 Council revised the Utility Bylaw to conserve and regulate our treated water. In an effort to make better use of this valued resource the following rules were incorporated into the Bylaw. Please help us to continue conserving treated water by observing the following “Watering Schedule” Even numbered houses – Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Odd numbered houses – Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Waste Management: Sewage treatment is provided & administrated by the Town of Vulcan Garbage Collection: Garbage collection is contracted out and is collected weekly Tuesday – South of Center Street Wednesday – North of Center Street Friday – Allen Subdivision Friday – Whispering Creek Recycling: Vulcan offers a recycling depot @ 110 – 1st Street North as well as a bottle depot @ 804 – 2nd Avenue North (485-2221) for it’s residents Transfer Station: The Vulcan District Waste Commission (485-2241) operates the Transfer Station located east of Town on Highway 534. Transfer Station hours are as follows: Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


EMERGENCY SERVICES All emergency services in Vulcan are accessed by calling 911. Fire Protection: Vulcan is served by a volunteer fire department. Police Services: Vulcan is served by a local detachment of the RCMP. Emergencies: 911 Non-Emergencies: 485-2266 Vulcan is also home to Citizens on Patrol. This active group ensures that our Town is a safe place to live. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, call the local RCMP Detachment. Ambulance Services: Local ambulance service is available through the Vulcan & District Emergency Medical Team. Victim Services MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT Town of Vulcan Box 360 VULCAN, AB T0L 2B0 Tel: 485-2417 Fax: 485-2914 E-mail: admin@townofvulcan.ca www.town.vulcan.ab.ca Regular Council Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month. Mayor: David Mitchell

485-2919 (W)

485-2086 (H)

485-2657 (W)

485-2504 (H) 485-6859 (H) 485-2422 (H) 485-6366 (H) 485-2747 (H)

Councillors: Roy Elmer Harold Lewis Emmet Meehan Del Olsen Tom Grant

485-6072 (W)


Trish Standing

485-4105 (H)

Chief Administrative Officer: Alcide Cloutier E-mail: acloutier@townofvulcan.ca

Town Foreman: Kim Fath – 485-2877 E-mail: kfath@townofvulcan.ca The Town Shop is located at 1042 Elizabeth Street Emergency Phone No: 485-0800

Bylaws: (listed below are a few of the main bylaws being enforced in Town to ensure Vulcan is a safe and attractive place to live)  Community Standards Bylaw  Traffic Bylaw  Curfew Bylaw  Land Use Bylaw  Dog Control By-Law (Licenses purchased at Town Office) If you require further information on current Bylaws for the Town of Vulcan, please contact the Town Office. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT Barry McFarland, MLA Little Bow Constituency Constituency Office PO Box 231 CARMANGAY, AB T0L 0N0 Phone: 403-643-2077 Toll Free: 1-800-563-0917 Fax: 403-643-2024 little.bow@assembly.ab.ca

Legislature Office #410 Legislature Building 10800 – 97 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6 Phone: 780-427-0879 Fax: 780-422-0351

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Member of Parliament (MP) Macleod Constituency MENZIES, Ted (Conservative) Parliamentary Address House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Constituency Address 4925 1st Street West, PO Box 40 Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0


Telephone: 613-995-8471 Fax: 613-996-9770 E-mail: Menzies.T@parl.gc.ca

Telephone: 403-625-5532 1-866-636-9437 Fax: 403-625-5592 E-Mail: menziest@telus.net

HEALTH CARE The Vulcan Community Health Centre located at 610 Elizabeth Street is an 8-bed acute facility with an additional 15 long-term care beds, D-level radiology area, modern lab and modern emergency area. Phone No. 485-3333 Other medical services in Vulcan include:            

Vulcan Medical Clinic Dentists Chiropractors Optometrists Podiatrist Hearing Aid Service Massage Therapist Occupational Therapist Mental Health Worker Social Worker Palliative Care Public Health Unit

610 Elizabeth Street

485-2216

TRANSPORTATION Air Service Vulcan has a municipal airport with a 3,000 foot paved, lighted runway. The nearest commercial & air freight service is Lethbridge, while the nearest international airport facility is the Calgary International Airport. Rail Service The Town of Vulcan is located on the Canadian Pacific main line. Highways Vulcan is located on Highway 23 which links Vulcan with Lethbridge (south) and Highway 2 at High River to Calgary. Trucking Firms Vulcan Transport (with warehouse facilities) Bus Service Greyhoud Bus Line provides regularly scheduled inter-community service


Couriers Two courier companies – Loomis & Purolator – provide pick up and delivery service daily

VULCAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY VBDS exists to promote and carry out programs to attract and retain investment, create employment, promote the region as a place to invest and carry on business, and enhance the economic development and growth of the municipality. The office is located in the County Building. Many resources are available to small business. If you have a business idea and need assistance, please call the office. Contact information: Leslie Warren, Economic Development Officer Box 360 Vulcan, Alberta T0L 2BO Phone: 485-4100 Fax: 485-4130 E-Mail: edovulcan@wildroseinternet.ca RECREATION Vulcan Recreation Department – 485-2554 Vulcan Outdoor Pool – (May – August) 516 Centre Street 485-2990 Arena 485-2612 – Bookings (Recreation Dept) 485-2554 705 Elizabeth Street Vulcan & District Minor Hockey Vulcan Skating Club Curling Rink 705A Elizabeth Street 485-2566 Vulcan Golf & Country Club 710 – 1st Street N. 485-2552 Rodeo Grounds Ball Diamonds Fitness Facilities


Fishing Parks Playgrounds Walking Path

TOURISM Vulcan Tourism & Trek Station 115 Centre St E Catherine Pooley, Tourism Co-ordinator Phone: 485-2994 e-mail: vultrek@telusplanet.net www.town.vulcan.ab.ca SCHOOLS Prairie View Elementary (pre-school – Grade 6) 305 – 6 Avenue South, Vulcan 485-2074 County Central High School (Grades 7 – 12) 504-4 Avenue South, Vulcan 485-2223 SERVICE GROUPS – Lions, Kinsmen, Elks, Masons, Kinettes, Lionettes & more

SENIORS Vulcan Seniors Centre – 109 Centre Street – 485-2723 Retirement Communities Peter Dawson Lodge Vulcan Extendicare & Long Term Care

MISC SERVICES Library Adult Literacy Adult Education FCSS (Family & Community Support Services/Youth Services) Food Bank Post Office CRC (Community Recreation Centre) Various Churches

303 Centre St

485-2571

119 - 2 Ave N 119 – 2 Ave N 302 – 2 Ave S 504 – 4 Ave S

485-2192 485-2192 485-2562 485-2554


Community Choir Daycare 313 – 4th Street S Banks – CIBC, Credit Union, Alberta Treasury Branch Motor Vehicles 110 – 2 Ave S SODA/Wheat Country Special Needs Royal Canadian Legion Vulcan Advocate

485-2945 485-2628 485-2186 485-2138 485-2851


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