Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • 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. 06-2018 is to incorporate the Airport Protection Overlay District into the Land Use Bylaw.   Copies of the proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment may be examined in the office of the County Administration Building between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.   Any person, group of persons, or person representing them who claims to be affected by the proposed bylaw amendment may make an oral or written submission to Council for consideration.  If you would like to make a presentation to Council, contact Big Lakes County at 780-523-5955.   The Public Hearing will be held on July 25, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Big Lakes County Administration Office.  Council will consider any oral or written presentations with respect to the proposed Land Use Bylaw amendment.   For additional information, contact County Administration at 780-523-5955. Read More
  • Pale Yellow Iris Confirmed in Big Lakes County

    Pale Yellow Iris has been confirmed within our borders.  While this is cause for concern, Big Lakes County Agricultural Services is only interested in raising awareness, finding all the locations this plant may be in, and removing the plant properly. To do this effectively, we need the help of our ratepayers!    Please click the link to read the full media release.   Questions, concerns or comments?  Please contact Sheila Kaus, Agricultural Fieldperson at 780-523-5955.  Read More
  • Notice of Pest Inspection Commencement

    Notice is hereby given that annual Pest Inspections will commence July 23rd, 2018 and will continue into September of 2018. Surveys conducted include: Fusarium, Blackleg, Clubroot, and Grasshopper During these surveys, 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 during these inspections.  Any inquiries can be directed to the Agricultural Fieldman at 780-523-8249   Read More
  • Notice For Second Application Of Dust Control

    In 2018 Big Lakes County will be subsidizing the cost of calcium chloride rejuvenation.  County residents who have received one application this season and wish to receive a second application of dust control applied to the same portion of roadway adjacent to their residence must complete an application and pay an application fee. For a minimum fee of $112.50 + GST, the applicants will receive one re-application of calcium chloride dust suppressant, which will be applied to approximately 150 metres of road surface.  Application forms are available at the Big Lakes County Administration Office. As well, County residents who did not meet the original deadline can apply for one application of dust control at the minimum fee of $225.00 + GST for approximately 150 metres.  Completed applications will be received until Tuesday, July 31, 2018.   NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.   Read More
  • Wooly Burdock Confirmed in Big Lakes County

    Wooly Burdock (invasive species) has been found at the Heart River Transfer Site.    Description Woolly Burdock is a tall biennial, reaching as much as 2.5 m. The fleshy tap-root can grow up to 1m long. The stout, grooved, rough stem has multiple branches. Basal leaf stems are hollow or solid. It has large (up to 40 cm) alternating, heart shaped leaves that have a long petiole, very wavy margins and are pubescent on the underside. The flowers are purple and grouped in globular flower head, united in clusters. The flower head is surrounded by a whorls of bracts, each curving to form a Velcro like hook, allowing them to be carried long distances on the fur of animals. Bracts are densely cobwebby.   Key Identifiers ·       Large plant and leaves ·       Lower leaf stalks are both hollow and solid ·       Whorl of cobwebby bracts under 2.5 cm in diameter ·       Long stalked flowers ·       Flowers clumped along stem with branches in groups ·       Velcro like hooks on bracts   More details: https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/prm13932 If you spot this invasive species please contact Sheila Kaus, Agricultural Fieldperson at 780-523-5955.      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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