COVID-19 Information Update - Nov 24 Alberta is declaring a state of public health emergency and putting aggressive measures in place to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 cases.PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GATHERINGS (PROVINCE-WIDE) Effective immediately, no indoor social gatherings will be permitted. Individuals who live alone may have up to 2 non-household close contacts who are able to visit in their homes. They must be the same two people throughout the…Read More
What is the 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…Read More
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
The County has been approved for a Disaster Recovery Program for the spring flooding. Even if you completed the Early Damage Assessment Form, you must apply to the DRP program to be considered for funding of uninsurable loss and damage as a direct result of the spring flooding. If you have experienced uninsurable loss and damage as a direct result of the spring flooding, you may be eligible to receive funding. You can apply in…Read More
Big Lakes County has made the difficult decision to permanently close the Enilda Transfer Station effective January 1, 2021. The County is committed to working diligently to identify cost savings while keeping our residents' needs in mind. With the close proximity of both the Grouard Transfer Station and the Regional Landfill Facility, closing the Enilda transfer station is cost-effective without significantly impacting the residents in that area. Should you have any questions or concerns, please…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. 25-2020 is to re-district Pt. SE 26-74-18-W5 from the Agriculture (AG) District to the Rural Industrial (RI) District as shown on the accompanying sketch Pt. SE 26-74-18-W5 Proposed re-districting from Agriculture (AG) District to Rural Industrial (RI) District as shown on…Read More
Big Lakes County is in the process of assessing our regional fire service. This means we are evaluating our administration, operations, health and safety, training, equipment, trucks, and fire halls. The information gathered from this survey will be given to Council in a final report.
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Survey closes Nov 23rd. Read More
This past summer, Fusarium graminearum (Fg) was removed as a regulated pest under the Agricultural Pest Act. With a low occurrence of Fg in the Peace Region, the Agricultural Service Board would like to get input from Peace Region producers as to how they would like the pest to be monitored, reported on and if applicable, controlled. Your participation is anonymous, and results will inform what action if any, your municipality takes regarding Fg. The…Read More
Compass Assessment Consultants Inc. will be travelling door-to-door in selected areas within the County boundaries starting on Monday, November 23, 2020, through to November 27, 2020, to conduct property re-inspections. Property re-inspection is a standard policy put in place by the provincial government that requires all Alberta municipalities to perform ongoing re-inspections and complete overall inspections of all properties in a five-year term. County assessors will be wearing photo identification badges. If residents are not…Read More