Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • 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
  • 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
  • High Prairie Airport Closure & Road Construction

    Effective Monday, June 10, 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 at the end of June. Motorists are advised to expect delays during road construction. Read More
  • Grouard FCSS Office Temporarily Closed

    The Grouard FCSS office is temporarily closed until further notice. If you need assistance, please call or visit one of our other offices: Enilda Phone: 780-523-5925 Fax: 780-523-5933 Box 179, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. High Prairie Phone: 780-536-0062 Fax: 780-523-4902 Box 179, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Faust Phone: 780-355-3896 Fax: 780-355-3000 Box 206, Faust, AB T0G 0X0 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Joussard Phone: 780-776-3811 Fax: 780-776-3821 Box 103, Joussard, AB T0G 1J0 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kinuso Read More
  • Ownership Wall Maps & Map Books are Now Avaliable

    Stop by the County office in High Prairie to purchase a 2019 Ownership Wall Map or Map Book for $31.50.  Read More
  • Herbicides to Control Tall Buttercup in Agricultural Fields

    Herbicides to Control Tall Buttercup in Agricultural Fields Restore Herbicide Residual broadleaf weed control herbicide Will provide up to three years of weed control Controls Tall Buttercup/Ox Eye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Canada Thistle, Scentless Chamomile, Tansy and Dandelion No grazing restrictions (remove 3 days prior to slaughter) Do not seed to sensitive crops (Alfalfa, Clover and Canola) for three years minimum Each case will treat 15 acres at a cost of approximately $32/acre Minimum of Read More
  • Herbicides to Control Weeds on Acreages

    Killex Herbicide for Acreage Weed Control Overview Tips:1. Ortho® Killex® Concentrate provides maximum coverage for widespread weed infestations.2. Concentrate can be applied with the Scotts® Dial 'N' Spray applicator(setting 6) or tank sprayer3.Ortho® Killex® controls over 50 varieties of broadleaf weeds in the lawn.4. Provides maximum coverage for more widespread weed infestations.5. Apply when weeds are young and actively growing6. Avoid spraying flowers, shrubs, fruit and vegetable crops READ ALL LABEL AND SDS INSTRUCTIONS AND Read More
  • Have You Seen an Invasive Species?

    Have you seen an Invasive Species? Report it via EDDMapS Alberta! EDDMapS Alberta is a fast, easy to use, web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species distribution. 1) Register yourself at https://www.eddmaps.org/alberta/ 2) Download our free app on your iPhone or Android 3) Identify the species using the photos and descriptions in EDDMapS Alberta 4) Take a photo and submit it to us 5) We'll verify and map it 6) You can monitor the infestation Read More
  • Notice of Pest Inspection Commencement

    Notice is hereby given that annual Pest Inspections will commence July 16, 2019, and will continue into September of 2019. Surveys conducted include: Fusarium, Blackleg, Clubroot, and Grasshopper. During these surveys, the Agricultural Services Staff will be accessing privately held land during reasonable hours, as per the Agricultural Pests Act, Section 17(2) and (3). All inspectors will be in marked Big Lakes County vehicles and will present identification upon request. We ask for your cooperation Read More
  • Do Your Willow Trees Look Dead?

    Do your willow trees look dead? Are the leaves changing color and falling off? It’s probably due to the Willow Leafminer. The Willow Leafminer is a small gray moth native to North America. The caterpillars of this moth feed on willow leaves periodically causing extensive damage to willow stands in the province. How do you recognize Willow Leafiner damage? Take a look at the leaves. The damaged area of the leaf will be hollow with Read More
  • Miniature Vehicles Do Not Belong On The Highway

    Did you know?! Electric scooters, pocket bikes, golf carts, motorized skateboards, go-carts, and personal transporters are not allowed on any highways in Alberta including sidewalks alongside the roadway. According to Alberta Transportation: Prohibited Operation: These vehicles are motor vehicles, as defined in the Traffic Safety Act; however, they also meet the definition of “miniature vehicles” which are not permitted on a highway in Alberta, including sidewalks alongside the roadway. While many of these motorized vehicles Read More
  • Upcoming Public Hearings

    Public Hearing Proposed Bylaw No. 18-2019 Pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M-26 of the Statutes of Alberta, notice is hereby given that the Council of Big Lakes County will hold a Public Hearing prior to the second reading of Bylaw No. 18-2019 to adopt the Intermunicipal Development Plan of Big Lakes County and the Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130. The Public Hearing is to be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Read More
  • Notice of Public Land Sale

    Notice is hereby given that Big Lakes County is accepting bids for the sale of the following land: Legal Description - Plan 782 1407, Block 3, Lot 15 Rural Address - 14 5th Ave NE Location - Hamlet of Grouard Lot Size - 669 m² (60 ft x 120 ft or 0.165 acre) Reserve Bid - $3,100 The sale of the above noted parcel is subject to any restrictions and reservations noted on the certificate of title. No bid will Read More
  • County Assessors Beginning Property Re-Inspection in Big Lakes County

    Compass Assessment Consultants Inc. will be travelling door-to-door during regular business hours in selected areas within the County boundaries starting on August 19 to August 23, 2019, to conduct property re-inspections. The County re-inspects properties to ensure all data assessment records are accurate and up-to-date; however, some properties will not be visited because they were already re-inspected recently or nothing has drastically changed to the properties. County assessors will be visiting properties within Township 77-17, Read More
  • Regular Council Meeting - Cancelled

    Notice is hereby given that the Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Regular Council Meeting has been cancelled. The next Regular Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. 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
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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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