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Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • Overland Flooding Alert

    June 24, 2020 As a result of the spring flooding experienced in Big Lakes County, an application for funding through Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program was submitted. The DRP for homeowners, residential tenants, small business, not for profit institutions, condo associations, cooperatives, farmers, and county infrastructure. The Alberta Emergency Management Agency has acknowledged the DRP application on May 27, 2020, and advised that a decision is not expected for several months. In the meantime, you are Read More
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Residents

    Students returning to school for 2020-21 school year Schools will be ready to welcome students under scenario 1, which is near-normal daily operations with health measures. Alberta’s government has developed a re-entry tool kit to prepare parents and students for what to expect in the new school year. The tool kit includes videos for students explaining some of the health measures, a guide for parents, frequently asked questions, school posters, a self-screening questionnaire in multiple Read More
  • Public Hearings

    Upcoming Public Hearings NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - LAND USE BYLAW AMENDMENT Council for Big Lakes County is considering proposed amendments to the Big Lakes County Land Use Bylaw No. 03-2017. The purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 15-2020 is to amend the following sections regulating fences in hamlet residential districts.➢ Section 6.19.4 Fences and Screening be amended to read “In front yards, no fence shall be higher than 1.8 meters (6.0 feet)➢ Section 6.19.5 Be deleted.➢ Read More
  • Bridge Closure Order

    Order by the C.A.O. of Big Lakes County Bridge Closure No. BC-2020-01 Defining Closure of Bridge (s) on certain Big Lakes County Roads Pursuant to the Authority granted by By-Law # 41-2007 the Chief Administrative Officer orders that effective 8:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020 The following bridge(s) will be closed to public travel: Bridge Location Bridge File 80690 SE 18-72-17-W5M Carrying a Local Road Over Coalmine Lick Creek at Township Road 722, east of Range Read More
  • Notice of Pest Inspection Commencement

    Notice is hereby given that annual Pest Inspections will commence July 20th, 2020 and will continue into September of 2020. Surveys conducted include: Blackleg, Clubroot, and Grasshopper. Producers interested in participating in the Fusarium survey can request this service by contacting the Agricultural Fieldman. 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 Read More
  • Wall of Fame

    Do you know someone in Big Lakes County who has been involved in activities long-term that provide a benefit to your community, bring credit or distinction to your community or enhance life in your community and whom you believe needs to be recognized for their long-term contributions? Such activities can be in any area of community service, cultural activities, recreation, civic service, youth work, or community promotion. If so, then you should consider nominating them Read More
  • Property Re-Inspection in Big Lakes County

    Compass Assessment Consultants Inc. will be travelling door-to-door in selected areas within the County boundaries starting on Monday, August 10, 2020 through to Friday, August 14, 2020, to conduct property re-inspections. The areas as planned will be Hamlet of Kinuso and surrounding rural townships. Property re-inspection is a standard policy put in place by the provincial government that requires all Alberta municipalities perform ongoing re-inspections and complete overall inspections of all properties in a five-year Read More
  • Emergency Management Hazard & Risk Assessment

    Big Lakes County is currently undergoing an emergency management review. Beginning August 4, 2020, Seahawk Consulting will be conducting a hazard and risk assessment. Please allow Jamie Coutts and his associates onto your property to conduct this research, which will involve taking pictures and making notes. The information collected will be used to identify areas of strength and improvement. There is no solicitation of funds for this project as Seahawk Consulting works on behalf of 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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