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  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Residents

    Our Efforts to Contain COVID-19 in the North Zone Sept. 11, 2020 Thank you for your continued efforts and commitment to keep your communities safe and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We thank you for your support, questions, patience, and compliance during this challenging time. We encourage you to follow AHS on social media. COVID-19 updates and information is regularly posted on our Twitter (@AHS_media) and Facebook pages. You are welcome to share Read More
  • Public Hearings

    Notice of Public Hearing – Land Use Bylaw Amendment Council for Big Lakes County is considering proposed amendments to the Big Lakes County Land Use Bylaw No. 03-2017. The purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 20-2020 is to increase the number of recreational vehicles allowed on lots within the Hamlet Residential, Hamlet Residential Estate and Hamlet Mixed Use Districts by amending the Land Use Bylaw as follows: Amend Section 6.34.2 Siting of Recreational Vehicles to read: With Read More
  • Bridge Closure & Bridge Re-Open Orders

    BRIDGE CLOSURE ORDER Order by the C.A.O. of Big Lakes County Bridge Closure No. BC-2020-02 Defining Closure of Bridge(s) on certain Big Lakes County Roads Pursuant to the Authority granted by By-Law# 41-2007 the Chief Administrative Officer orders that effective 8:00 a.m. September 12, 2020. The following bridge(s) will be closed to public travel: Bridge Location Bridge File 7 6894 Culvert Replacement and Other Work at SW 22-72-18-WSM Carrying a Local Road Over lroquois Creek Read More
  • Help Us Develop the High Prairie and Big Lakes County Recreation Master Plan

    What is Recreation Master Plan? The High Prairie and District Recreation Board has initiated the process of developing a Recreation Master Plan (RMP). The Recreation Master Plan is a joint plan being developed by the Town and County to guide future planning and development of recreation programs, services and facilities for the community. Once completed, the RMP will establish a shared community vision for recreation, and serve as a cooperative framework for Town and the Read More
  • Organizational Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that the Big Lakes County Organizational Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 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
  • Public Sale of Land

    Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Big Lakes County will offer for sale, by public auction, in the Big Lakes County Administration Building, 5305- 56 Street, High Prairie, Alberta on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., the following lands: Certificate of Title LINC Legal Civic Acres Reserve Bid 852028246 0018580994 NW 12; 77; 14; W5 Grouard 6.33 $20,000 Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to Read More
  • Become a Board Member

    Member At-Large Appointments Annually the Council for the Big Lakes County seeks interest from individuals to be part of various boards and committees to serve our public. Council seeks individuals with interest and expertise in the following areas: Subdivision and Development Appeal Board - 2 members at-large The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board consists of five (5) members at-large. The Appeal Board hears and renders decisions on subdivision and development permit appeals. Appeals which are impacted Read More
  • Transfer Station Winter Hours

    Effective October 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021, winter hours of operation for Big Lakes County waste transfer sites will be as follows: BANANA BELT Wednesday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ENILDA Open 24 hours (bagged household garbage only) FAUST/KINUSO Wednesday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. GROUARD Wednesday and Sunday from11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. HEART RIVER Wednesday and Sunday from11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. HIGH PRAIRIE WEST/GILWOOD Wednesday Read More
  • Christmas Angels

    FCSS will begin taking applications for the Christmas Angels program beginning October 1st. Applicants who may need a little help this year can book an appointment with the FCSS worker to complete the application. They will need to provide valid identification including Alberta Health Care for all household members, proof of residents, and their 2019 tax return or notice of assessment. If their financial situation has changed they will also need to provide their record Read More
  • Do Not Prune Elm Trees

    There has been a recent detection of Dutch Elm Disease, a regulated pest, in Alberta. Alberta is one of the last remaining stands of Dutch Elm Disease free Elm trees in North America. This status has remained protected as a result of quick detection of the pathogen and rapid eradication measures. Reminder: Do not prune elms between April 1 and September 30. The beetles are active during this time and will be attracted to the 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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