Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • Big Lakes Connections February Newsletter

    Big Lakes Connections is now a monthly newsletter! Check your mailbox for your copy or download a copy below:  Read More
  • Big Lakes County & Town of High Prairie Intermunicipal Development Plan

    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. Drop-in Read More
  • Order Your Shelterbelt Trees Today

    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
  • 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
  • Upgrades to the Joussard Water Supply

    Notice is given that Big Lakes County has filed an application under the provisions of the Water Act for construction of upgrade to the Hamlet of Joussard water supply intake located at NE 08-071-13-W5. The raw water intake will be improved by installing an upgraded screen to meet DFO guidelines. A second 200mm diameter HDPR raw water supply pipeline will be installed 200m into Lesser Slave Lake by applying trenchless drilling technology. Construction site will Read More
  • Big Lakes County & MD of Greenview Intermunicipal Development Plan

    Background Big Lakes County and the Municipal District of Greenview have initiated a project to develop an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between the two municipalities. This project is driven in part by new legislation within the Municipal Government Act that requires IDPs to be developed between all neighbouring municipalities. The planning process for this IDP provides an opportunity for collaboration on matters important to both the County and the M,D, including service provision, land use, Read More
  • Grant Information Sessions

    Big Lakes County is hosting two Grants Information Session:  February 25th at the Big Lakes County Administration Building from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and March 11th upstairs at the Faust Fire Hall from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Targeted towards non-profit community organizations in Big Lakes County. Topics include: The County’s updated Grant Funding Policy; 2019 application demonstration; Grant information.   To register or for more information call Kaleb at 780-523-5955 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Read More
  • Request for Quotations – Heavy / Light Equipment Registry

    Big Lakes County has the need, from time to time, for various pieces of equipment in the delivery of services to our community. All interested individuals and contractors are invited to submit, on forms provided, their list of equipment or trades and their desired rates for the 2019 season. The County also requires proof of liability insurance and Workers' Compensation coverage. Forms are available at: Big Lakes County Box 239 5305 – 56 Street High Prairie, Read More
  • Request for Quotations: Trades Registry

    Big Lakes County has the need, from time to time, for qualified trades people in the delivery of services to our community. All interested trades people are invited to submit, on forms provided, their trades and desired rates for the 2019 season. The County also requires proof of liability insurance and Workers' Compensation coverage. Forms are available at: Big Lakes County Box 239 5305 – 56 Street High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Phone: 780-523-5955 Quotation Forms Read More
  • Peace Region Producer Finds Fusarium In Seed Lot

    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
  • Land for Sale in Grouard

    Notice is hereby given that Big Lakes County is accepting bids for the sale of the following land: Legal Description: Plan 772 2085, Block 2, Lot 38 Rural Address: 5 2nd Street NE Location: Hamlet of Grouard Lot Size: 3,925m² (42,253.19ft2 or 0.97acre) Reserve Bid: No Reserve Bid The sale of the above-noted parcel is subject to any restrictions and reservations noted on the certificate of title. No bid will be accepted where the bidder 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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