Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • 2018 Taxes

    Download the links below to find out everything you need to know about this years tax season....   Please note: Property taxes are due and payable on or before Saturday, June 30, 2018, except those years when the last day of June is not a business day (Monday through Friday). In which case the due date is the first business day of July which is July 3, 2018. To further accommodate our tax payers we will be open during noon hours starting June 21, 2018 which is our annual BBQ date till June 29, 2018. 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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