If you are part of a rural club or organization, you could be eligible for the Wild Rose REA Ltd. 2018-2019 Rural Roots Award. This award was established in 2016 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to support the development of rural clubs, societies, community groups and or programs within our service area and highlight the enhancements these groups make within our community. Awards of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are available online and from our office. Fo
Are you currently pursuing post secondary education, or will be enrolling within this upcoming year? If you are.then the Wild Rose REA Ltd. Scholarship might be for you! This scholarship was established in 2013 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to recognize the academic accomplishments of children of Wild Rose REA Ltd. members and to assist and encourage further education for the betterment of the community. Scholarships of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are av
Did you know you and your equipment MUST stay a minimum of 7 METERS away from overhead power lines when parked or operating equipment. The operator of overhead power lines or communication lines shall ensure that the lines are installed and maintained to permit the safe movement under the lines of equipment, buildings or objects not exceeding the following height: 3.6 m (11.8 feet) for areas normally accessible to pedestrians only 4.1 m (13.5 feet) for driveways to residences
Tomorrow marks the official first day of Fall. Fall is a great time to do a quick check on your home to ensure it is ready for the colder weather. By checking the following things and ensuring they are working properly, you can ensure you reduce your overall energy consumption. 1. Ensure return air registers are not blocked by furniture or bookcases. 2. Ensure windows and doors are properly weather-stripped. 3. Replace and or vacuum your furnace filter monthly.
Teach your kids to be energy savers! Energy savings can come from simple changes in habits. The following tips can be explained to your kids for them to assist you in reducing your overall energy consumption in your home. Turning off lights and devices when they leave the room. Closing their blinds at night in the winter to keep the cool air out, and closing their blinds during the day in the summer to keep the hot sunshine out. Choosing a shower instead of a bath, and having
There are a number of causes for unplanned power outages, because of the diverse nature of electrical distribution systems, the following are examples including but not limited to: Weather is a major cause of power outages; lighting, wind, freezing rain, snow, forest fires, and tree branches in contact with power lines can cause an outage. Wild Rose REA performs regular maintenance, however equipment failures do occur. If power equipment is hit and damaged as the result of a
A washing machine is a common home appliance that most people use to clean their clothes and fabrics. Older top loader washing machines generally use more water and energy, this is why more modern and energy efficient designs are front loaders. A washing machine will use 400 to 1300 watts, with modern Energy Star rated models using about 500 watts. This simple formula calculates how much energy the average energy efficient 500 Watt washing machine that is used for two hours t
The 2018-2019 school year is well underway. Please remember that whether you are approaching an oncoming school bus or following one, motorists MUST STOP when a school bus activates it's flashing red lights. • When the school bus stops to let students on or off, its alternating red lights will begin flashing. You will also see a stop sign extended from the left side of the school bus. You must come to a full stop about 20 meters (about four to five car lengths) away from the
On Tuesday September 11, 2018 there will be a planned power outage (PPO).
This PPO will affect Members in the Westlock area between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM within the following LSD's: 1,2,3,12 of 61-26; & 33,34,36 of 60-26.
Stay Safe and Always Ask Yourself... Where's The Line? Please ensure you keep the following tips in mind when you are working in the fields, or around the farm: Raising and lowering wings, booms or extensions: Be aware of nearby power lines. Extensions on equipment can reach as high as 7.9 meters. Also consider antennas that may be on top of equipment. Moving equipment on your property: Call Wild Rose REA Ltd. before transporting any major equipment, even when moving from fie