Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • Wall of Fame Nomination Forms

    The purpose of the “Wall of Fame” is to recognize individuals or groups in our communities who have made the greatest all-round contributions to Citizenship. We appreciate your interest in the support of this important award.  The name of all nominees will be kept confidential and only the nominees selected by the committee will be announced to the public.  Who can make a nomination?Any group or individual may submit one or more nominations to the Big Lakes County Wall of Fame Selection Committee.Nomination forms can be picked up at the Big Lakes County office, all FCSS outreach offices in the County, or download your copy below.Forms must be filled out completely in order to be considered by the selection committee. Who can be nominated?Candidates or groups who are within the geographical area of Big Lakes County who meet the eligibility criteria listed below.  All nominees must be:- 18 years of age or older- Involved in activity or activities that are voluntary in nature and are not part of the candidate’s occupation or job description- Involved in activity or activities that provide a benefit to our community, bring credit or distinction to our community or enhance life in our community.  Additionally, keep in mind that:- You do not have to receive permission from a candidate in order to nominate them- This award can be given posthumously- Nominations become the property of the “Wall of Fame Selection Committee” When is the award given?The award is given out in June at the Big Lakes County summer barbecue.  At that time the winning candidate(s) will be recognized and added to the Wall of Fame at the County administration building in High Prairie. What is the deadline for a nomination? Nomination forms must be completely filled out and signed and returned to the selection committee by Friday, May 18, 2018 Nominations can be delivered in person to the Big Lakes County offices, or mailed to the following address:  Big Lakes County – Wall of Fame Committee, Box 239, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0   DOWNLOAD FORM:  Read More
  • 2018 Taxes

    Download the links below to find out everything you need to know about this years tax season.... Read More
  • Grants Information Session

    Before leaving her position as Grants Officer, the BLC Grants Officer would like to invite local community groups to an Information Session on May 16th at 6:30 pm.   This session will involve reviewing Big Lakes County grants policy changes and then providing resources/tools for groups external funding opportunities,  enhancing  applications/proposals, finding creative fundraising ventures, and helping with board development.    We hope to see you there to take advantage of the grant-related tools that are available to you. Read More
  • Toxic Waste Roundup

    Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie are rounding up all the toxic waste in our community. Saturday June 2nd at the Sports Palace Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What can you bring to the Toxic Waste Roundup:  Latex, oil and alkyd paints Wood stains, glues, thinner and solvents Degreasers Laundry detergents, bleach, oven cleaner and spot removers Waste acids, rust removers, drain and toilet cleaners and pool chemicals Household herbicides and pesticides, lawn fertilizer, etc. Car and household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and tubes. Aerosol containers, household propane tanks (30lbs max) Materials containing heavy metals such as mercury, lead or cadium.   What you can NOT bring to the Toxic Roundup Commercial, industrial or agricultural hazardous waste Biomedical waste Expired medications Explosives Radioactive waste Munitions Fireworks Pressurized gas cylinders (e.g. acetylene tanks) Automotive fluids like motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, etc.   For more information call 780-523-3388       For Town and County residents Read More
  • Public Notice 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. 05-2018 is to re-district Plan 782 2329, Lots 5 & 6 within the Hamlet of Grouard from the Urban Reserve (UR) District to the Hamlet Residential (HR) District Plan 780 2329, Lots 5 & 6 (Within the Hamlet of Grouard).  Proposed re-districting from Urban Reserve (UR) District to Hamlet Residential (HR) District as shown on the above 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 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.Any person, group of persons, or person representing them who claims to be affected by the proposed bylaw amendment may make an oral or written submission to Council for consideration. If you would like to make a presentation to Council, contact Big Lakes County at 780-523-5955.  The Public Hearing will be held on May 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Big Lakes County Administration Office. Council will consider any oral or written presentations with respect to the proposed Land Use Bylaw amendment.  For more information contact Pat Olansky, Director of Planning & Development, at 780-523-5955. Read More
  • Application for Triangle Water

    Notice is hereby given that Big Lakes County is now accepting water expansion applications to the Triangle area.  If you are interested in hooking up to the waterline, please visit the Administration Office 5305-56 Street High Prairie, fill out an application form, and provide a $500.00 deposit. Deadline is June 1st at 4:30 p.m. Questions may be directed to the Utilities Department at (780) 523-5955 Read More
  • Application for Add-ons to Existing County Run Rural Co-op Lines

    Notice is hereby given that Big Lakes County is now accepting applications for add-ons to existing county run rural co-op lines. If you are interested in adding on to the existing lines, please visit the Administration Office 5305-56 Street High Prairie, fill out an application form, and provide a $500.00 deposit. Since the project budget is limited, the application process will be first come first serve. Deadline is June 1st at 4:30 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted. Read More
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Meet Your Reeve and Councillors

Reeve Ken Matthews

Reeve Ken Matthews

Deputy Reeve David Marx

Deputy Reeve David Marx

Fern Welch

Fern Welch

Ken Killeen

Ken Killeen

Robert Nygaard

Robert Nygaard

Richard Simard

Richard Simard

Donald Bissell

Donald Bissell

Donald Charrois

Donald Charrois

Ann Stewart

Ann Stewart

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