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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
  • Application for Triangle Water - EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 15TH

    Application for Triangle Water - EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 15TH

    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 15th at 4:30 p.m. Questions may be directed to the Utilities Department at (780) 523-5955     Read More
  • Big Lakes Connections Summer Newsletter

    Keep an eye out for the Big Lakes Connections Summer Newsletter in your mailbox.  To subscribe to our quarterly newsletter click here: http://biglakescounty.us16.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=c7dc35be573905371bce98aec&id=85cd0c0f8e  Read More
  • Property Tax Assessment Open House

    Big Lakes County will be holding an OPEN HOUSE at our County Administration Office, 5305-56 Street, High Prairie, Alberta, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. If you have any questions about your 2018 Property Tax Assessment, our Assessor Aaron Steblyk of Compass Assessment Consultants Inc. will be here to speak to residents on a first-come, first served basis but we do recommend that you make an appointment by calling Big Lakes County at 780-523-5955. This free event is a great opportunity for residents to review their assessment on an individual basis and gain understanding of how your property assessment values are determined. Read More
  • Hamlet Clean-up

    As Part of the Big Lakes County Hamlet Clean-up initiative, we recognize that not everyone is able to move larger waste products to the edge of their property for pick up.  As a result the County is offering to come onto your property and remove these items that you are not able to bring to the edge of your property free of charge. If you are interested in taking part in this, we ask that you: Sign and return the waiver form before the start of the clean-up. Identify the items that you would like removed by writing a description of the item on the waiver form along with your physical address. Limit the request to large items that you are not able to safely remove yourself. Be present the whole time that County representatives are on your property. If you are not able to be present on those days, please give the name of who will be on site to a County representative. Hamlet Clean-up Dates: - July 3 - Kinuso  (Bins will also be located at the Municipal Service Fire Hall from 11am - 5pm) - June 28 - Faust (Bins will also be located at the Municipal Service Fire Hall from 11am - 5pm)- June 26 - Joussard  (Bins will also be located at the Municipal Service Fire Hall from 11am - 5pm) - June 19 - Enilda (Bins will also be located at the Municipal Service Fire Hall from 11am - 5pm)- June 20 - Grouard (Bins will also be located at the Municipal Service Fire Hall from 11am - 5pm)   If you have any questions please contact Evangelene Freeman at (780) 776-0007. Read More
  • Overland Flow Flood Alert Update

    June 13th at 6:18pm There is local flooding in the area of the South Heart River near Winagami Wildland Park.  Highway 2 at the Driftpile bridge has reopened. Highway 2 at the Hwy 33 junction and Hwy 2 at the Swan River Bridge remain closed and are not anticipated to open until tomorrow.  A Flood Warning is still in effect for Driftpile River: The Driftpile river is continuing to rise and is currently affecting Highway 2, as well as infrastructure and residences in the community of Driftpile.  The Driftpile River stream-flow gauge has malfunctioned, although field crews will be dispatched for maintenance when it is safe to do so.  Anyone in the area is advised to follow the direction of the local authorities. A Flood Watch is still in effect for Swan River: The Swan River has continued to rise overnight, and is currently affecting Highway 2 according to ground reports, although no other infrastructure impacts have been reported.  The stream-flow gauge indicates that water levels may be peaking and no further significant water level rises are expected at this time.  Anyone in the area is advised to follow the directions of local authorities. High Stream-flow Advisories are still in effect for: East Prairie River:  The East Prairie River has risen 1.75 metres and is currently peaking, according to the last gauge readings available (23:40 hrs on the 12th of June).  No further water level rises are expected.  This stream-flow gauge has malfunctioned, and field crews will be dispatched for maintenance. West Prairie River:  The West Prairie River has risen 3 meters, and although water levels are currently rising, the rate of change has slowed and the peak is expected to occur by this afternoon.  No further significant water level changes are expected at this time. Preparations are being made for a reception center if necessary. Contact Big Lakes County to report flooding roadways.     June 13th at 4:53pm  The Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at the Big Lakes County Administration Office remains open. The Driftpile River continues to rise and is affecting infrastructure in the communities in the areas of the Driftpile River and Swan River. Residents are encouraged to shelter in place until conditions improve.  A Flood Warning has been issued for Driftpile River: The Driftpile river is continuing to rise and is currently affecting Highway 2, as well as infrastructure and residences in the community of Driftpile. The Driftpile River stream-flow gauge has malfunctioned, although field crews will be dispatched for maintenance when it is safe to do so. Anyone in the area is advised to follow the direction of the local authorities. Highway 2 at the Hwy 33 junction, Hwy 2 at the Swan River Bridge and Hwy 2 at the Driftpile bridge.  A Flood Watch has been issued for Swan River: The Swan River has continued to rise overnight, and is currently affecting Highway 2 according to ground reports, although no other infrastructure impacts have been reported. The stream-flow gauge indicates that water levels may be peaking and no further significant water level rises are expected at this time. Anyone in the area is advised to follow the directions of local authorities.  High Stream-flow Advisories have been issued for:  East Prairie River: The East Prairie River has risen 1.75 metres and is currently peaking, according to the last gauge readings available (23:40 hrs on the 12th of June). No further water level rises are expected. This stream-flow gauge has malfunctioned, and field crews will be dispatched for maintenance.  West Prairie River: The West Prairie River has risen 3 meters, and although water levels are currently rising, the rate of change has slowed and the peak is expected to occur by this afternoon. No further significant water level changes are expected at this time.  Preparations are being made for a reception center if necessary. Contact Big Lakes County to report flooding roadways.     June 13th at 10:50am  Overland Flow Flood Alert Update The Driftpile River continues to rise and is affecting infrastructure in the communities in the areas of the Driftpile River and Swan River. Residents are encouraged to shelter in place until conditions improve. The rise in water has caused flooding in the vicinity of the Driftpile River and the Swan River. Highway 2 at the Hwy 33 junction, Hwy 2 at the Swan River Bridge and Hwy 2 at the Driftpile bridge. Preparations are being made for a reception centre if necessary. Contact Big Lakes County to report flooding roadways.   Instructions: Avoid low lying and flooded areas. Avoid travelling on flooded roadways. Check 511.alberta.ca for highway closures. Listen for updates and follow the instructions that apply to your area. The water levels and weather forecasts will continue to be monitored. Additional advisories will be issued as required. For updates check https://rivers.alberta.ca. Call 911 if you need evacuation assistance.   Please note: The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been opened at the Big Lakes County Administration Office.   Important Links: How to Prepare for a Flood Alberta 511 Alberta Heath Services - Coping with Emergencies  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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