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Balzac Community Advisory Panel (BalCAP)

About Us

The Balzac Community Advisory Panel “BalCAP” is a community-based focus group of community, government and industry representatives who meet monthly at the Balzac Community Hall to discuss community events and actions that impact or have the potential to impact the east Balzac area.

Our Mission:

The purpose of the Balzac Community Advisory Panel is to provide a forum for open, honest and transparent communication, on-going dialogue and timely discussion of issues related to existing and proposed development and operations in the Balzac and surrounding area.

Current Meeting Information

Nov 8, 2011 - Agenda

Sept 13, 2011 - Minutes (Draft)



Committee Objectives

  • Ensure that the Balzac community and surrounding area receive timely, relevant and appropriate information on both on-going and future petroleum industry operations and other development in the area.
  • Provide participants the opportunity to participate constructively, meaningfully and openly in discussions and decision-making on concerns and issues that affect the community.
  • Work collaboratively to identify and address community issues, concerns and opportunities and implement activities that will enhance the quality of life in the community.
  • Create awareness of the potential impacts and risks of industrial operations and provide the community with an understanding of industry’s capabilities to protect both the community and the environment.
  • Communicate with the broader community with regard to the mission and activities of this Community Advisory Panel.
  • Contribute to the development of positive long-term relationships among the community, government and local industry.


Membership is open to everyone and actively encouraged by the group.  We are financially supported by our industry members enabling all community residents and government representatives to participate free of charge.

If you would like more information on BalCAP or are interested in attending a BalCAP meeting, please e-mail:


BalCAP held its first meeting in December 2005 and since its inception, group members and guest speakers have given presentations on a variety of topics, including:

  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Health Effects and Sour Gas
  • Sheltering in Place
  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Balzac Development and the East Balzac Area Structure Plan
  • Water Use in the Area
  • Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation Projects
  • AEUB Public Safety and Regulatory Setbacks
  • United Horsemen of Alberta Development
  • CrossIron Mills

Industry and municipal representatives provide monthly updates on their current and planned operations.

The goal of these meetings is to provide members an opportunity to receive information and updates on new projects, operations and events including area development planning, new facilities, conferences, public meetings and reclamation projects in the Balzac area.

Meetings are open to the public and new committee members are welcome.

Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Balzac Community Hall.

Balcap 2012 Meeting Dates [Download]

Meeting Notes

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