Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie started the process of developing an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The objectives of the IDP are: Comply with all IDP requirements identified by the Municipal Government Act; Engage with community members and stakeholders in all parts of the project; Identify options for service provision between the County and the Town; and Identify future land uses for the IDP area and establish regulations for intermunicipal referrals. For…Read More
Big Lakes County is taking shelterbelt tree orders! Download the Quick Fact Sheet to see what trees are available for purchase then download the Tree Order Form to select your trees. Please note: payment is due when your order is placed. A pick-up date will be communicated through mail/email. Payment may be made by cash or cheque at the Big Lakes County Office. Orders not picked up will be distributed at the Agricultural Fieldman’s discretion,…Read More
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
There has been a confirmed case of Fusarium graminearum found in a “Clean and Disease Free” wheat seed lot sourced from Southern Alberta for spring planting within the Peace Region. Big Lakes County encourages all producers to test their seed lots prior to planting, especially if sourced outside the Peace Region. Let’s work together to keep fusarium out of the Peace Country and maintain our markets for high quality cereals. For more information, contact Sheila…Read More
Norquest College is offering an online Hemp Farming Course. Big Lakes County farmers will recieve 10% off when you enter the promo code: gobiglakes Course Information WHO: Conventional and organic farmers DURATION: Registration is always open. Learners have 90 days to complete the course from the date of registration. COST: $125.00 CAD + Tax Receive 10% off, enter promo code: gobiglakes CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION: Yes TIME TO COMPLETE COURSE: 6 hours REGISTRATION: www.norquest.ca/hemp ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:…Read More
We are changing our 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:
Thistle Stem Mining Weevils will be available for pick-up at the Big Lakes County Administration Office in late August/Early September. Final pick-up instructions will be provided to all participants closer to the date. All orders must be paid for when placed. Participants are encouraged to follow the Weevil Release Pointers document provided by West Central Forage Association for best success. The Weevils are $200/ tray for 100 Weevils. Below you will find the Weevil order…Read More
Big Lakes County Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 7 -13, 2019. Do you know a volunteer? Now is the time to recognize them for their amazing contributions to our communities! Big Lakes FCSS is now accepting nominations for volunteers who reside in Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie. Winners will be treated to an invitation-only event to recognize for them for their hard work and commitment. Download the nomination form below or…Read More
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
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