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Would you like your work to directly impact your current or future community? Are you keen to be a part of a dynamic and community-oriented team? Big Lakes County may be the place for you.

All meetings are open to the public and are held in the Council Chambers of the Big Lakes County Administration Building at 10:00 AM on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

The High Prairie & District Regional Solid Waste Management Authority (HPDRSWMA) was established in 1994 and provides waste management services for the entire Big Lakes County region.

We’re here for you. The Big Lakes County Economic Development Authority and our Big Lakes County communications team have developed a list of resources and tools primarily for businesses, but also for individuals and industries.

During wildfire season, fire permits are required in Big Lakes County for any burning, except campfires. If the location, you wish to burn falls within the County’s jurisdiction you can request a fire permit online or by calling our office.

Big Lakes County gives notice to the public on a variety of different matters, such as: bylaw ads, notice of Development Permits, Public Hearing, etc. The County also gives notice through the newspaper and its social media accounts.

2021 Property Tax Penalties

Have you paid your 2021 property taxes? Ratepayers have until the last business day of January 2022 to pay their taxes. A penalty of 14.5% will apply February 1, 2022

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Thinking about updating your storefront? Does your online presence need to be improved? You can apply for Big Lakes Countys Business Refurbishment Program and receive up to $10,000 to make visible improvements to the appearance, design, or function of your business! 

The program provides an opportunity for businesses located within Big Lakes County to attract and retain tenants and customers while building a sense of civic pride among the business community and citizens of Big Lakes County. Any business within Big Lakes County registered under the Big Lakes County Business License program may apply. 

Fill out an application on our website by April 15, 2022 to have your project considered! For more information visit the grants page on our website: https://buff.ly/3tI2it1

Thinking about updating your storefront? Does your online presence need to be improved? You can apply for Big Lakes County's Business Refurbishment Program and receive up to $10,000 to make visible improvements to the appearance, design, or function of your business!

The program provides an opportunity for businesses located within Big Lakes County to attract and retain tenants and customers while building a sense of civic pride among the business community and citizens of Big Lakes County. Any business within Big Lakes County registered under the Big Lakes County Business License program may apply.

Fill out an application on our website by April 15, 2022 to have your project considered! For more information visit the grants page on our website: buff.ly/3tI2it1
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2 days ago
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Want to stay updated on events happening in the County? Subscribe to our events calendar! 

Weve added 3 new evening webinars hosted by the Lesser Slave Watershed Council:

1) LSCWC and LSC Present: Being Good Stewards of the Land - a webinar geared towards acreage owners and hamlet property owners to inform about best practices

2)The Producers Guide to Protecting Water Quality - This webinar is geared towards producers and how they can make small changes to their operations to be more green. We will also cover how these changes can positively affect producers bottom line in the long run and how the LSWC can help with start up costs, etc. 

3) Working Well Workshop - This is in partnership with Working Well Alberta to host one of the working well sessions for the watershed area. 

For more information and to subscribe visit our website: https://bit.ly/33w4vNC

Want to stay updated on events happening in the County? Subscribe to our events calendar!

We've added 3 new evening webinars hosted by the Lesser Slave Watershed Council:

1) "LSCWC and LSC Present: Being Good Stewards of the Land" - a webinar geared towards acreage owners and hamlet property owners to inform about best practices

2)"The Producer's Guide to Protecting Water Quality" - This webinar is geared towards producers and how they can make small changes to their operations to be more 'green'. We will also cover how these changes can positively affect producers' bottom line in the long run and how the LSWC can help with start up costs, etc.

3) "Working Well Workshop" - This is in partnership with Working Well Alberta to host one of the working well sessions for the watershed area.

For more information and to subscribe visit our website: bit.ly/33w4vNCHave you checked out the events calendar on our new website? Check out all of the upcoming events in Big Lakes County: buff.ly/3K4yWuA

January 12 - Council Meeting
January 14 - Virtual Grazing Conference
January 18 - Peace Agronomy Update 2022
January 21 - Virtual Grazing Conference
January 24 - Nutrient Management Webinar Series
January 26 - Municipal Planning Commission Meeting
January 26 - Council Meeting
January 28 - Virtual Grazing Conference
January 31 - Nutrient Management Webinar Series
February 3 - A Livestock Management Webinar Series
February 4 - Virtual Grazing Conference
& many more!

If you have a community event you would like included in our events calendar send an email to communications@biglakescounty.ca
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4 days ago
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Have you had a chance to check out our new website? Tell us what you think! Every survey entry will have chance to win some Big Lakes County swag. Contest ends Friday, January 21, 2022. Go to biglakescounty.ca for more information!

If you have any other suggestions or feedback, feel free to let us know on social media, through the website or at communications@biglakescounty.ca.

Have you had a chance to check out our new website? Tell us what you think! Every survey entry will have chance to win some Big Lakes County swag. Contest ends Friday, January 21, 2022. Go to biglakescounty.ca for more information!

If you have any other suggestions or feedback, feel free to let us know on social media, through the website or at communications@biglakescounty.ca.
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1 week ago
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Being a volunteer firefighter in one of Big Lakes Countys Fire Districts  isn’t something you do; it’s something you are. 

Our Joussard Fire District needs women and men who are willing to respond and volunteer for their community. If you have a desire to contribute to keeping your community safe, you should consider being a volunteer firefighter. New firefighter recruits are the foundation for our future success.

If you share our passion, then this could be a wonderful opportunity. Applications can be found at any of our Fire Halls, Administration buildings, or on our website: https://buff.ly/3FkUMq9

For any questions or concerns please contact our Fire Chief at firechief@biglakescounty.ca

Being a volunteer firefighter in one of Big Lakes County's Fire Districts isn’t something you do; it’s something you are.

Our Joussard Fire District needs women and men who are willing to respond and volunteer for their community. If you have a desire to contribute to keeping your community safe, you should consider being a volunteer firefighter. New firefighter recruits are the foundation for our future success.

If you share our passion, then this could be a wonderful opportunity. Applications can be found at any of our Fire Halls, Administration buildings, or on our website: buff.ly/3FkUMq9

For any questions or concerns please contact our Fire Chief at firechief@biglakescounty.ca
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