Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • Big Lakes Connections October Newsletter

    Big Lakes Connections is now a monthly newsletter! Check your mailbox for your copy or download a copy below:  Read More
  • Notice of Organizational Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that the Big Lakes County Organizational Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, 2018 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
  • Transfer Stations: Gravel

    Please note: the gravel stock piles at the Transfer Stations are not for public use.  Anyone caught taking gravel will be reported to the local authorities.   Read More
  • Board Development Workshop

    This workshop covers issues that concern all boards of incorporated non-profit societies. Executives and board members are encouraged to attend. For more information, or to register contact Kaleb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Read More
  • Intermunicipal Development Plan

    Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie started the process of developing an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The objectives of the IDP are: Comply with all IDP requirements identified by the Municipal Government Act; Engage with community members and stakeholders in all parts of the project; Identify options for service provision between the County and the Town; and Indentify future land uses for the IDP area and establish regulations for intermunicipal refferals. For 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 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., the following properties: Certificate of Title LINC Legal Civic Acres Reserve Bid 082054221 0013781497 Lot 15; Blk 3; Plan 7821407 14 – 5th Avenue NE, Grouard 0.16 $3000.00 862237532 0011170370 Lot 11; Read More
  • How To Get Livestock Across A Creek-Watercourse Crossing

    Why did the cow cross the creek? To get to the other side of course! Is this a problem?Sometimes crossing streams does cause problems. Problems can originate from unrestricted or improperly constructed crossings including:»» loss of riparian vegetation, increased erosion and sediment deposition in streams,»» water contamination from manure or urine,»» reduced water quality leading to reduced water intake and potential for reduced weight gain in livestock,»» increased risk of livestock injury or death,»» negative Read More
  • Order Your Shelterbelt Trees Today

    Big Lakes County is taking shelterbelt tree orders! Download the Quick Fact Sheet to see what trees are available for purchase then download the Tree Order Form to select your trees. Please note: payment is due when your order is placed. A pick-up date will be communicated through mail/email. Payment may be made by cash or cheque at the Big Lakes County Office. Orders not picked up will be distributed at the Agricultural Fieldman’s discretion, Read More
  • Notice of Proposed Development

    Plan 4932CD, Block 1, Lot 21; 57 Centre Street, Kinuso AB The Big Lakes County Subdivision and Development Authority has received an application for development permit to change the use of an existing commercial building on Plan 4932CD, Block 1, Lot 21 within the Hamlet of Kinuso to operate a cannabis retail store. A decision on this application will be considered during the November 13, 2018 Municipal Planning Commission meeting, which will take place at Read More
  • Yes, Cannabis is Legal. But Know The Rules.

    As of October 17, 2018 Cannabis is now legal in Canada.  Big Lakes County has updated the Public Order Bylaw.  Click the link below to download a copy of the Bylaw as it relates to Cannabis use in Big Lakes County.  If you have any questions please contact the County Administrative Office at (780) 523-5955.    Read More
  • Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program

    What is the Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program?The program is designed to assist Alberta farmers and ranchers to implement health and safety practices and procedures that align with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation and make their work sites safe for their workers, their families and themselves. The program offers financial support to eligible employers (must have waged, non-family workers and a WCB account) for eligible costs to improve health and safety in Read More
  • It's Budget Time!

    We want to hear your feedback on what should be included in the 2019 Big Lakes County budget.   Join us on November 14, 2018 from 1pm to 1:30pm in the Big Lakes County Council Chambers.  Can't make it?  No problem!  Submit your feedback, comments or concerns to Heather Nanninga, Director of Corporate Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (780) 523-5955.  Read More
  • Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Re-scheduled

    Notice is hereby given that the November 20, 2018 Municipal Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled and re-scheduled to Tuesday, November 13, 2018 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
  • Notice of Public 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. 21-2018 is to add “CABIN” as a Discretionary Use in the Hamlet Residential (HR) District within the Land Use Bylaw. 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 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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