Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • Municipal Right of Way Vegetation Control

    Notice is hereby given that Municipal Roadside Spraying will commence May 22nd and run until September 30th. Limited spot spraying of problem areas will take place throughout the County and in all County Hamlets. Roadside control will concentrate in but not be limited to Big Meadow, Enilda and Gilwood North/ Triangle areas. Big Lakes County will also be providing control along all highways in the County. Safety is everyone’s job. Please watch for our crews Read More
  • Grouard FCSS Office Temporarily Closed

    The Grouard FCSS office is temporarily closed until further notice. If you need assistance, please call or visit one of our other offices: Enilda Phone: 780-523-5925 Fax: 780-523-5933 Box 179, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. High Prairie Phone: 780-536-0062 Fax: 780-523-4902 Box 179, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Faust Phone: 780-355-3896 Fax: 780-355-3000 Box 206, Faust, AB T0G 0X0 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Joussard Phone: 780-776-3811 Fax: 780-776-3821 Box 103, Joussard, AB T0G 1J0 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kinuso Read More
  • Ownership Wall Maps & Map Books are Now Avaliable

    Stop by the County office in High Prairie to purchase a 2019 Ownership Wall Map or Map Book for $31.50.  Read More
  • Herbicides to Control Tall Buttercup in Agricultural Fields

    Herbicides to Control Tall Buttercup in Agricultural Fields Restore Herbicide Residual broadleaf weed control herbicide Will provide up to three years of weed control Controls Tall Buttercup/Ox Eye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Canada Thistle, Scentless Chamomile, Tansy and Dandelion No grazing restrictions (remove 3 days prior to slaughter) Do not seed to sensitive crops (Alfalfa, Clover and Canola) for three years minimum Each case will treat 15 acres at a cost of approximately $32/acre Minimum of Read More
  • Herbicides to Control Weeds on Acreages

    Killex Herbicide for Acreage Weed Control Overview Tips:1. Ortho® Killex® Concentrate provides maximum coverage for widespread weed infestations.2. Concentrate can be applied with the Scotts® Dial 'N' Spray applicator(setting 6) or tank sprayer3.Ortho® Killex® controls over 50 varieties of broadleaf weeds in the lawn.4. Provides maximum coverage for more widespread weed infestations.5. Apply when weeds are young and actively growing6. Avoid spraying flowers, shrubs, fruit and vegetable crops READ ALL LABEL AND SDS INSTRUCTIONS AND Read More
  • Have You Seen an Invasive Species?

    Have you seen an Invasive Species? Report it via EDDMapS Alberta! EDDMapS Alberta is a fast, easy to use, web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species distribution. 1) Register yourself at https://www.eddmaps.org/alberta/ 2) Download our free app on your iPhone or Android 3) Identify the species using the photos and descriptions in EDDMapS Alberta 4) Take a photo and submit it to us 5) We'll verify and map it 6) You can monitor the infestation Read More
  • Miniature Vehicles Do Not Belong On The Highway

    Did you know?! Electric scooters, pocket bikes, golf carts, motorized skateboards, go-carts, and personal transporters are not allowed on any highways in Alberta including sidewalks alongside the roadway. According to Alberta Transportation: Prohibited Operation: These vehicles are motor vehicles, as defined in the Traffic Safety Act; however, they also meet the definition of “miniature vehicles” which are not permitted on a highway in Alberta, including sidewalks alongside the roadway. While many of these motorized vehicles Read More
  • Regular Council Meeting - Cancelled

    Notice is hereby given that the Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Regular Council Meeting has been cancelled. The next Regular Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. All meetings are open to the public and are held in the Council Chambers of the Big Lakes County Administration Building. This constitutes notice to the public in accordance with sections 193 & 195 of the Municipal Government Act. Read More
  • Big Lakes County Library Board Meeting

    Please note, the next Big Lakes County Library Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the Big Lakes County Council Chambers.      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 #: 19-D0084 Development: Multi-Purpose Recreation FacilityLegal Land Description: NW 4-74-10-W5 (Spruce Point Park) Any persons affected by this decision may appeal to the Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Box 239, High Prairie, Alberta. Such an appeal shall be in writing stating grounds for the appeal and delivered personally or by registered mail on or Read More
  • 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
  • We Want To Hear From You

    Big Lakes County Agricultural Advisory Committee wants your feedback on how we can improve services in the County. Take our 2-minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HRPCSVF Read More
  • Land for Sale in Enilda

    7 Railway Avenue, Enilda Are you looking for a fixer-upper in a quiet neighborhood? This could be the ideal home for you! Nestled on a quiet street in the Hamlet of Enilda, this 1,120 square foot, single-detached home sits on 0.39 acres. Built in 1952, this property has the potential to be a warm, cozy family home. Along with power, water, and sanitary sewer, the property also comes with a shed, which is perfect for Read More
  • Jimsonweed Confirmed in Peace Region

    If you spot this plant, please contact Sheila Kaus, Agricultural Fieldperson at 780-523-5955 so that we can safely and properly remove this plant to prevent it from spreading. All parts of Jimsonweed are toxic to humans and other mammals. The plants contain dangerous levels of the alkaloids classified as anticholinergics and have been used for its psychoactive effects. The concentration of toxins varies greatly from plant to plant making the risk of fatal overdose high. Read More
  • Grouard & Faust Water Truckfill Stations

    UPDATE SEPT 17 @ 4PM - The Grouard & Faust truckfills and barrel fills are open for account holders. Tokens and debit/credit cards cannot be used at this time. --- UPDATE SEPT 17 @ 3:00PM - Only account holders in Grouard are able to fill up from the truckfill hose. You cannot access the barrel fill hose yet. Tokens and debit/credit cards cannot be used at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will continue to keep you updated. ---- The Read More
  • Water Tokens

    Please be advised that with the new upgrades to the Groaurd and Faust water truckfill stations, water tokens will no longer be required or accepted at these stations. During this transition, tokens will only be accepted at the Enilda, Joussard, and Kinuso stations. Debit cards, credit cards, or setting up an account are now the required methods to purchase water from these stations. 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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