Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • Big Lakes Connections April Newsletter

    Check your mailbox for your copy or download a copy below:  Read More
  • Order Your Shelterbelt Trees Today

    We still have the following seedling available: Colorado Spruce Bebbs Willow Sandbar Willow White Birch Chokecherry Poplar Lilac Agricultural Services is trying to source additional seedlings of the other varieties on our sale form and encourages residents to keep an eye on our facebook page for further details! Download the Tree Order Form to select your trees. Please note: payment is due when your order is placed. Pick-Up date will be communicated through mail/email. Payment Read More
  • Changes to Spray Exemption Policy

    Notice is hereby given that the Spray Exemption Policy has been changed so that a signature on the contract will only be required once. If you previously enrolled for spray exemption you still need to sign a contract before May 1, 2019. This signed contract will include participants on a permanent basis. But if the contract is not signed for 2019, the land previously enrolled will not be rolled over. As always, new contracts will Read More
  • New Hours of Operation

    As of April 1, 2019, the Big Lakes County Administration Office and the FCSS Offices in High Prairie, Enilda, Grouard, Joussard, Faust, and Kinuso will be open during lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. for those wanting to pay their taxes, water bills or conduct County business during their lunch hour. Please see the new hours of operation below:  Read More
  • Gilwood & Enilda Transfer Stations

    Notice is hereby given that construction has begun at the Gilwood and Enilda Transfer Stations to facilitate the manning of the two sites. Once the construction is complete, the sites will no longer be open 24/7. The hours of operation will be posted in the coming weeks. For more details please call Dennis Zahacy at (780) 523-5955. Read More
  • Book Your Trip On The Big Lakes Bus

    The Big Lakes Bus officially launches on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Click the link below to download a copy of the poster.  Read More
  • Have You Checked Your Sump Pump Recently?

    Sump Pumps 101 A sump pump is an important part of your home's foundation drainage system. It helps protect your house from flooding due to ground water infiltration. Your sump pump is usually located in your basement in a utility room or laundry space. As a homeowner, you are responsible for the drainage system on your property. It is important to ensure that your sump pump is in good working condition and your lot is Read More
  • Dust Control Application

    In 2019 Big Lakes County will be subsidizing the cost of dust control. County residents who want dust suppressant applied to the roadway adjacent to their residence must complete an application and pay an application fee. For a subsidized rate, applicants will receive one application of dust suppressant to cover 150 meters of road at a cost of $270.00 + GST. Additional meters will be available at a rate of $4.50 per meter. Application forms are Read More
  • Notice of Public Hearing - Land Use Bylaw Amendment

    Council for Big Lakes County is considering a proposed amendment to the Big Lakes County Land Use Bylaw No. 03-2017. The purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 05-2019 is to re-district SE 18-76-17-W5 from the Agriculture (AG) District to the Rural Industrial (RI) District as shown on the accompanying sketch: Copies of the proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment may be examined in the office of the County Administration Building between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to Read More
  • Bike Helmet Safety Rewards Program

    Did you know, a helmet can reduce the risk of a serious head injury by 66% to 88%. Big Lakes County understands the many social and health benefits that sports and recreational activities can have on children. Which is why we are pleased to announce the new Bike Helmet Safety Rewards Program. This program was developed to increase helmet use among children and bring awareness to helmet safety in Big Lakes County. Beginning Monday, April Read More
  • Closed for Easter

    Please note, the Big Lakes County Administration Office and FCSS offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019, and Monday, April 22, 2019. Regional Landfills are closed on Sunday, April 21, 2019.  Read More
  • Invitation to Tender: Asphalt Cracksealing

    Sealed tenders, in a clearly marked envelope, will be received at Big Lakes County office up to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The work generally consists of: Supply and place asphalt cracksealer on approximately 149.4 km of paved local roads. Tender Documents will be obtained at Big Lakes County Administration Office on or after April 8, 2019 upon non-refundable deposit made payable to “Big Lakes County" in the amount of $35.00. Interested parties may Read More
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Meet Your Reeve and Councillors

Reeve Richard Simard

Reeve Richard Simard

Deputy Reeve Ken Matthews

Deputy Reeve Ken Matthews

David Marx

David Marx

Fern Welch

Fern Welch

Ken Killeen

Ken Killeen

Robert Nygaard

Robert Nygaard

Donald Bissell

Donald Bissell

Donald Charrois

Donald Charrois

Ann Stewart

Ann Stewart

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