Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • Big Lakes Connections June Newsletter

    Check your mailbox for your copy or download a copy below:  Read More
  • Shelterbelt Trees Ready For Pick-Up

    The day you have been waiting for has finally been set! Seedlings will be available for pick-up at the Big Lakes County Administration Office Parking Lot in High Prairie from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm on May 31, 2019. Please make every attempt to pick up your trees during that time, or contact Sheila Kaus, Agricultural Fieldperson at 780-523-5955 for more details. Once you have the trees, the faster they are planted, the better the seedlings Read More
  • Gilwood & Enilda Transfer Stations

    Notice is hereby given that construction has begun at the Gilwood and Enilda Transfer Stations to facilitate the manning of the two sites. Once the construction is complete, the sites will no longer be open 24/7. The hours of operation will be posted in the coming weeks. For more details please call Dennis Zahacy at (780) 523-5955. Read More
  • Bike Helmet Safety Rewards Program

    Did you know, a helmet can reduce the risk of a serious head injury by 66% to 88%. Big Lakes County understands the many social and health benefits that sports and recreational activities can have on children. Which is why we are pleased to announce the new Bike Helmet Safety Rewards Program. This program was developed to increase helmet use among children and bring awareness to helmet safety in Big Lakes County. Beginning Monday, April Read More
  • 24 Hours' Notice for All Agricultural Equipment Rental

    The Agricultural Services Department would like to take this opportunity to remind all residents that 24hrs notice is required prior to pick up of Agricultural Rental Equipment. Thank you for your understanding. Read More
  • Aerial Photography

    Have you seen one of these marks around any of the Hamlets? It's not buried treasure (we checked). In the coming weeks, crews will be updating the County's aerial photography. These markers are a very important component of capturing accurate images. If you see one of these markers we kindly ask that you DO NOT DISTURB IT!  If you have any questions, please call our office at 780-523-5955. #GoBigLakes     Read More
  • Flushing Water Lines

    Flushing Water Lines in Hamlets: The Utility Department will be flushing water lines in all of the Hamlets between the week of May 27 - May 31, 2019. Customers may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water.  If discoloring occurs, let the water run until its natural clarity before consuming.   Questions or concerns may be directed to the Utility Department at the County Administration office at 780-523-5955.     Read More
  • Preparation of Assessment Roll 2019

    Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll of Big Lakes County made under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act has been prepared for the year 2019, and is open to inspection in the County Office, in High Prairie, Alberta from 8:15am to 4:00pm, during business hours. Any person who desires to object to the entry of his/her name or that of any person upon the said roll(s) or the assessed value placed upon Read More
  • 2019 Property Taxes

    Property Taxes are due and payable on or before Friday, June 28, 2019. This is to advise the ratepayers of Big Lakes County that the Property Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed out May 9, 2019. A 7.5% penalty will be applied to current taxes and arrears if payment is received after June 28, 2019 and an additional 14.5% for payments made after January 31, 2020. Failure to receive a tax notice doesn’t alleviate property Read More
  • 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
  • Board Development Workshop

    Heather Nanninga, Director of Corporate Services will be speaking to community organizations in Big Lakes County regarding budget and financial practices that will help improve non-profit sustainability.   Read More
  • Intermunicipal Development Plan Public Hearing

    You're invited to the Intermunicipal Development Plan Public Hearing.  Click here to find a copy of the draft IDP between Big Lakes County and High Prairie.  Read More
  • Request for Quotations: Contract Grader

    Big Lakes County is requesting quotations on the motor grader road maintenance division as follows: Division Four (4) Big Meadow/Grouard Approx. 124 km The term of the contract is for three years with optional two year extensions. Quotation packages are available at: Big Lakes County 5305 – 56 Street Box 239 High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Phone: 780-523-5955 Sealed Quotations on the supplied documents and clearly marked “Big Meadow / Grouard Grader Quotation” will be accepted until Read More
  • High Prairie Airport Closure & Road Construction

    Effective Monday, June 3, 2019, the High Prairie Airport Runway including the Taxiway and Apron will be closed for construction. Runway construction is scheduled to conclude near the end of August. STARS Air Ambulance will have access as needed.   The Airport Access Road construction is scheduled to begin the last week of June. Motorists are advised to expect delays during road construction. 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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Friends of Big Lakes