Slider

communications

10 Mar 2021

This final session wraps up the workshop series by connecting with two retail food buyers who will share their insights on successfully getting into retail. These Alberta buyers will talk about their retail program, what is important, and how to work with them when you are onboarding your products with their banner stores. A business advisor from ATB Entrepreneur Centre will also join the speaker panel to share how they can work with you to become ready for the market place and about the ATB Market Place now available to Alberta entrepreneurs. In this final workshop you will come away with the ability to finalize your plan and be ready to successfully sell into retail.  Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/297994451843750416

24 Feb 2021

This session explores the components you need to consider as you evaluate your readiness to enter into retail from production to packaging and labeling to pricing and costing and ultimately to making the pitch.  In this second workshop you will come away with the ability to evaluate your business readiness and the second step to planning your entry into the retail marketplace.  You will hear from a company who has grown from supplying to fifty stores in Alberta to 300 nationwide and the ups and downs of this journey, including the mistakes that propelled his learning curve.  Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4243652401257387536

17 Feb 2021

An overview of the retail food market including key market drivers, market trends and the benefits and challenges of selling in this market channel. 

In this first virtual workshop you will come away with the ability to answer who’s who and the first step to ensuring your priorities align your products with the right place in the retail marketplace. Hear from an industry speaker on their own experience navigating this retail landscape. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1528499695929339152

28 Jan 2021

Two vets and a genomics expert will discuss calving ease, assisting with dystocia, and disease management. Producers will be able to voice their calving related questions and get practical feedback. 

Date: January 28th

Time: 12 PM

Price: 10$

More info at https://www.peacecountrybeef.ca/calving-clincs

01 Jan 2021

In this free three-part video-based course, you’ll learn:

  • The essential personal safety equipment you’ll need to manage bees comfortably
  • The individual beekeeping equipment required to house your bees
  • The various forms that the bees will come; packages, nucleus colonies, singles and doubles
  • Essential considerations when placing a beehive in your backyard
 

The mini-course is free, but registration is required. The course will be available until the end of January 2021.

 

Register here.

19 Jan 2021

Request for Quotations

TRADES REGISTRY

Big Lakes County has the need, from time to time, for qualified trades people in the delivery of services to our community.

All interested trades people are invited to submit, on forms provided, their trades and desired rates for the 2021 season. The County also requires proof of liability insurance and Workers' Compensation coverage.

Forms are available at:

Big Lakes County
Box 239
5305 – 56 Street
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0
Phone: 780-523-5955
www.biglakescounty.ca/resources/forms

 

Quotation Forms must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the High Prairie Administration Office at the above address. Email submissions will not be accepted. There is no guarantee of actual commitments for work nor acceptance of rates.

Deadline for registrations is March 15, 2021

** Note: Suppliers in arrears with the County will not be considered.

19 Jan 2021

Request for Quotations

HEAVY / LIGHT EQUIPMENT REGISTRY 

Big Lakes County has the need, from time to time, for various pieces of equipment in the delivery of services to our community.

All interested individuals and contractors are invited to submit, on forms provided, their list of equipment or trades and their desired rates for the 2021 season. The County also requires proof of liability insurance and Worker’s Compensation coverage. 

Forms are available at:

Big Lakes County
Box 239
5305 – 56 Street
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0
Phone: 780-523-5955

www.biglakescounty.ca/resources/forms

 

Quotation Forms must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the High Prairie Administration Office at the above address. Email submissions will not be accepted. There is no guarantee of actual commitments for work nor acceptance of rates.

 

Deadline for registrations is March 15, 2021.

 

** Note: Suppliers in arrears with the County will not be considered.

19 Jan 2021

NOTICE

Effective March 1, 2021.

Big Lakes County will no longer be selling water tokens.

Customers may use their debit card or credit card for transactions at each station or set up an account at the Big Lakes County office.

 

15 Jan 2021

Big Lakes County Council wishes to advise residents that during the January 13th Council Meeting, Council passed a motion to send a letter to MLA Pat Rehn.

 "Big Lakes County Council will be sending a letter to MLA Pat Rehn listing our concerns," said Reeve Ken Matthews. "Our main concerns are similar to other municipalities; we want our MLA to get to work and do the job he was elected to do."

 If you would like to address Council during a Regular Council Meeting, please visit https://bit.ly/39xIZqR.  

12 Jan 2021

Seasonal
May – September (with possible extension)

 

Vision

“Building a Sustainable Municipality”

Building - Through council’s leadership, building and diversifying Big Lakes County’s economy and strengthening the County’s role as a leader of rural municipalities.

Sustainable – Striving for sustainability in Big Lakes County by setting the stage for continued innovation, education, diversification and good government.

Municipality –Maintaining the rural landscape in Big Lakes County by protecting agricultural resources and significant natural environments for future generations.

 

Summary

Reporting to the Agricultural Fieldman, under the Community & Protective Services department, Agriculture Laborers are responsible for the inspection and control of weeds, pests and vegetation control throughout the County.

 

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Operate truck and trailer mounted sprayers or all-terrain vehicle mounted spraying equipment to apply herbicides on County road right-of-ways and area of weed infestation in compliance with provincial regulations and standard practices
  • Inform landowners of potential control measures
  • Daily monitor and service application equipment to ensure safe and proper operation
  • The ability to deal with the public effectively and courteously
  • Accurate records, mapping, use of computer and GPS for documentation of vegetation management area
  • Obey all safety rules as set out by the Big Lakes County Safety Manual
  • Assist with other related duties pertaining to the functions of Agricultural Services as directed

 

 Education & Experience

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Operator’s
  • Current drivers abstract
  • Minimum grade 12 diploma
  • Certification or willingness to obtain: WHMIS, TDG, Standard First Aid/CPR, ATV Rider Training, Pesticide Applicators License or other training as required
  • Good physical condition to perform both field and office duties

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Record-keeping skills
  • Must maintain confidentiality
  • Must be self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Weed and Crop identification and knowledge - Asset
  • Pesticide application knowledge and experience - Asset
  • Map reading skills and working knowledge of Geographical Positioning System (GPS) & Geographic Information System (GIS)

 

Working Conditions and Physical Environment 

  • Work is performed at various outdoor work sites within the County
  • Use and operation of trucks and ATV’s
  • Work may be performed in extreme temperatures
  • Physical job requirements: May require lifting and carrying of up to 23 kg, bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling
  • Exposure to outdoor conditions,
  • Dust and fumes
  • Normal works days consist of 8 hours; however occasional overtime may be required

 

Health & Safety:  

  • All personnel working at Big Lakes County are governed by the County’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with County Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
  • Required to wear correct P.P.E as per safe job procedures
  • Must check in as per Working Alone legislation
  • Must follow all safe job procedures

  

Submit cover letter and resume, including references to:

Eunice McCauley
Human Resources Manager
Big Lakes County
Box 239, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0
Ph: 780-523-5955     Fx: 780-523-4227
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Deadline for applications: Open until suitable candidates are found.

 

Big Lakes County thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

 

Page 1 of 7