COVID-19 Information Update - October 16 As of October 15, the City of Grande Prairie and Smoky Lake County are classified as “Watch” in the North Zone, as defined on Alberta Health’s COVID-19 interactive relaunch status map. The map can be viewed at https://www.alberta.ca/maps/covid-19-status-map.html. The relaunch status map shows the level of risk in regions and information about local health measures. It also shows the rate of COVID-19 cases and the number of active cases. This…Read More
Please be advised that effective October 20, 2020, The following bridge has been re-opened to public travel:
Bridge File 76894
Culvert Replacement and other work at SW 22-72-18-WSM. Carrying a Local Road Over Iroquois Creek, at Range Road 183, South of Township Road 730.
This rescinds Bridge Closure Order No. BC-2020-02.
What is the Recreation Master Plan? The High Prairie and District Recreation Board has initiated the process of developing a Recreation Master Plan (RMP). The Recreation Master Plan is a joint plan being developed by the Town and County to guide future planning and development of recreation programs, services and facilities for the community. Once completed, the RMP will establish a shared community vision for recreation, and serve as a cooperative framework for Town and…Read More
Organizational Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Big Lakes County Organizational Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 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. Regular Council Meeting - Cancelled Notice is hereby given that the Wednesday,…Read More
FCSS will begin taking applications for the Christmas Angels program beginning October 1st. Applicants who may need a little help this year can book an appointment with the FCSS worker to complete the application. They will need to provide valid identification including Alberta Health Care for all household members, proof of residents, and their 2019 tax return or notice of assessment. If their financial situation has changed they will also need to provide their record…Read More
The County has been approved for a Disaster Recovery Program for the spring flooding. Even if you completed the Early Damage Assessment Form, you must apply to the DRP program to be considered for funding of uninsurable loss and damage as a direct result of the spring flooding. If you have experienced uninsurable loss and damage as a direct result of the spring flooding, you may be eligible to receive funding. You can apply in…Read More
The Utility Department will be flushing water lines in all the water co-ops the week of October 26, 2020.
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.
Big Lakes County has made the difficult decision to permanently close the Enilda Transfer Station effective January 1, 2021. The County is committed to working diligently to identify cost savings while keeping our residents' needs in mind. With the close proximity of both the Grouard Transfer Station and the Regional Landfill Facility, closing the Enilda transfer station is cost-effective without significantly impacting the residents in that area. Should you have any questions or concerns, please…Read More
Big Lakes County is now accepting sealed bids on the following item: - 2009 Dodge Journey AWD 3.5L Engine (approx. 96,612 km) - Reserve Bid $3,800 A reserve bid is applied to all items. GST is charged on all sales. All items can be viewed at the public works yard Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020. All items are sold as is,…Read More