Beware of Spoofing Scam

If the Village of Barnwell calls you, we will leave a message. If it is a hang-up please do not respond. Why? Read on …

Someone is using the Village of Barnwell phone number to “spoof” people. Spoofing is when someone hides their Caller ID by using a government or business number Caller ID to call a potential victim of a scam. There are a lot reasons someone might want to hid their Caller ID, but by using a fake or spoof Caller ID they can avoid you blocking their number, or encourage someone to pick up because they think it is a call from an official organization.

Tripwire [dot] com provides a simple explanation:

Anyone can spoof their outbound Caller ID by using an online service … [these services] allow anyone willing to pay to spoof numbers. These services are meant to protect the caller’s number from being displayed and claim they aren’t intended for malicious purposes, but they have limited control over who uses the service.

There are always multiple victims when a scammer uses Caller ID spoofing. The main victim is the receiver that answers the telephone call with a number being spoofed, aka the target of the scam.

The secondary victim is the owner of the number; their number is being used without permission.

Tripwire: Caller ID Spoofing – What It Is and What to do About It

Protect Yourself

If the Village of Barnwell calls you, we will always leave a message if we need to reach you. If it is a hang-up please do not respond.

If you believe you have been a target of a spoof call, you may report the event to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Barnwell Days Movie Night

Family Movie- 7PM Friday, July 15 – Madgascar

Teen Movie – 9:30PM Friday, July 15 – Jurassic Park

Movie night is sponsored by Fortis Alberta and PixelBoom Media.

Popcorn will be provided.

The mosquitos are out in force so please wear bug spray!

Barnwell Days Family Fun Games

Barnwell Days Pie Contest!

Are you the first Barnwell Pie Boss?

Barnwell Days Fun Run Details

Fun Run Map (subject to change)

July Long Weekend Solid Waste Pick-Up

Barnwell Days T-Shirts and Run

Mark your calendars for July 15 & 16 – Barnwell Days 2022 is almost here!

We’re still finalizing the last few details but keep your eyes open for the full schedule of events. When available, the information will be posted here on the website and sent out in the mail.

Sign up sheets for the race and pre-order forms for the t-shirts are available in the Village Office today. You won’t want to miss out on this year’s t-shirt – Angie Jensen has come up with a very cool design themed around our signature fireworks display!

T-Shirt Design

Sponsor info on back is for mock-up purposes only and is subject to change.

Become a Volunteer Firefighter

The path to becoming a Volunteer Firefighter with the Municipal District of Taber Regional Fire Services (MDTRFS) is challenging, yet truly rewarding. It is a path that leads to new skills, unique experiences, unshakeable bonds with your team members, and the privilege of giving back to the community in one of the most meaningful ways possible.

Volunteering with MDTRFS is a great way to support the community or even prepare for a paid career in the fire and rescue service. The prerequisites for joining are that you enjoy teamwork, you are responsible, and you are available to serve in a dynamic and often intense atmosphere.

If you have ever thought about becoming a firefighter, or just helping in the community now is your chance to make it happen.

Apply online or visit Barnwell Station 7 at 14 6 Avenue East and pick up an application today.

Regional Fire Services Application (PDF)

Alberta Safety Codes Act (includes Alberta Building Codes and Alberta Fire Codes)

We’re Hiring!

The Village is looking to hire two Full Time Summer Help staff for the 2022 season. Interested? See the details of the positions and how to apply on the Job Opportunities page.

Easter Utility Changes

Due to the statutory holidays this weekend, the following changes to garbage and recycling schedules are in effect:

  • RECYCLING South Side of Barnwell moved to Thursday, April 14th
  • GARBAGE Pick Up for the whole Village will be Monday, April 18th

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