Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • Test Your Feed

    It’s no secret that this has been a rough year for our agricultural producers. From the Spring drought to the monsoon stretching right into August; 2019 has dealt agriculture a rough hand. Which is why after a year like this, Big Lakes County Agricultural Services understands the importance of feed analysis for your livestock. Test Your Silage & Bales - $48/ Comprehensive Feed Testing - $45/ Comprehensive Feed Testing for Equine - Rental of probe free with $100 Read More
  • Water Truckfill Information

    Please be advised that with the new upgrades to the Grouard and Faust water truckfill stations, water tokens will no longer be accepted at these stations. Debit cards, credit cards, or setting up an account are now the required methods to purchase water from these stations. During this transition, tokens will only be accepted at the Enilda, Joussard, and Kinuso stations. Instructions for using a debit card at the Faust, Grouard, & Kinuso water truckfill Read More
  • Snowplowing Private Driveways

    Private driveway snowplowing is provided by Big Lakes County to its ratepayers for a minimum charge of $68.00 per occurrence for the first half-hour. Over half an hour is charged at the rate of $136.00/hr. If you wish to have your driveway snowplowed this winter, please visit a Big Lakes County office to sign an agreement and pick up a snowplow triangle. If you have a snowplow agreement that expired in 2019 please be sure Read More
  • Transfer Stations

    As temperatures continue to rise and drop below zero, please use extra caution when walking or driving around the Transfer Stations. Fluctuating temperatures will cause snowy and icy conditions. Please be advised that Big Lakes County is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our residents. Big Lakes County reserves the right to close the Transfer Stations for the safety of the public during inclement weather without notice. Read More
  • Order Your Shelterbelt Trees Today

    Order your shelterbelt trees today! For sale: Lodgepole Pine, Colorado Spruce, Siberian Larch, Golden Willow, and White Spruce all have an order deadline of March 15th (no exceptions). Blueberry, High Bush Cranberry, and Canadian Buffaloberry are first come first serve. We are sold out of Green Alder and Siberian Larch are almost sold out. Download the Tree Order Form and view the trees available for sale below. For more details, please contact Sheila Kaus, Agricultural Read More
  • New Water Rates Effective January 1, 2020

    Council, as part of its 2020 budget deliberations, decided an increase in water rates was necessary for 2020. This will allow the County to recover a higher percentage of what it costs to operate our utility systems, as well as allowing us to set aside some money for future improvements to water plants, distribution lines, and sewage systems. The new rate of $5.45/cubic meter comes into effect January 1, 2020, and will appear on the Read More
  • Calling All Organizations!

    If your organization runs on volunteers, please contact FCSS to find out how to participate in the volunteer appreciation event in your community this year. We want to do our very best to ensure everybody who contributes to our communities is recognized for the valuable impacts they make. Please contact at Tori 780-776-3811   Read More
  • CAP Efficient Grain Dryer Program

    The Efficient Grain Dryer Program is an energy efficiency program intended to assist producers with reducing the overall energy use on their operations. The program can only fund equipment that shows a significant energy efficiency improvement over the standard practice. Aeration fans and ducts, supplemental bin heaters, grain elevators and conveyors, hopper bins, and standard grain dryer configurations, are all important tools in managing grain storage. Unfortunately, however, these are standard equipment and none of Read More
  • 2020 BMO Farm Family Awards Nominations Are Now Open

    For 50 years, farm families from northern and central Alberta communities have been recognized as recipients of the BMO Farm Family Award. The Northern and Central Agricultural Service Boards select outstanding families who best represent the values of the family farm within their rural community. The award honours both their farming business practices and community involvement. Each recipient receives a commemorative gate sign and are honoured at the BMO Farm Family Awards Gala. The Farm Read More
  • Joussard's FCSS Office has Moved!

    Joussard's FCSS Office has Moved!

    Joussard's FCSS office has moved to their new location behind the new Water Treatment Plant on 1st Ave SW and 2nd St W. Call (780) 776-3811 for more information. 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 2020 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 2020 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 www.biglakescounty.ca/resources/forms Quotation Read More
  • Big Lakes Bus Promo

    Throughout the month of March, Big Lakes FCSS is offering bus passes for half price when you purchase one pass of equal value! Buy one pass to High Prairie or Slave Lake for 20 dollars and get the second for 10! Buy one pass for Grand Prairie for 40 dollars and get the second for 20! Passes are available at any FCSS office or at the County office in High Prairie and Kinuso!    Read More
  • Development Permits

    The following development permits have been approved under the terms of the Big Lakes County Land Use Bylaw No. 03-2017: Permit # Development Legal Land Description 20-D0009 Moved in Dwelling w/ Addition, Deck, Detached Garage and Shop (Discretionary Use) Lots 1 & 2, Block 1, Plan 962 1285 (Within NE 29-74-16-W5) 20-D0010 Garage (Discretionary Use w/ Variance) NE 34-65-10-W5 (Swan Hills Airport) 20-D0013 Fence (Permitted Use w/ Variance) SE 17-73-11-W5 (Hamlet of Faust) 20-D0014 Accessory Building Read More
  • Notice of Intent - Bylaw 05-2020

    NOTICE OF INTENT FOR BY-LAW AMENDMENT TO SET MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT By-Law No. 05-2020 Notice is hereby given that Big Lakes County intends to establish maximum speed limits for highways subject to their direction, control and management described as follows: All school zones within Big Lakes County shall be all-day school zones with a reduced speed limit continuously from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, from Monday to Friday for each day classes are scheduled. Maximum 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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