Big Lakes County News In Brief

  • Test Your Feed

    It’s no secret that this has been a rough year for our agricultural producers. From the Spring drought to the monsoon stretching right into August; 2019 has dealt agriculture a rough hand. Which is why after a year like this, Big Lakes County Agricultural Services understands the importance of feed analysis for your livestock. Test Your Silage & Bales - $48/ Comprehensive Feed Testing - $45/ Comprehensive Feed Testing for Equine - Rental of probe free with $100 Read More
  • Water Truckfill Information

    Please be advised that with the new upgrades to the Grouard and Faust water truckfill stations, water tokens will no longer be accepted at these stations. Debit cards, credit cards, or setting up an account are now the required methods to purchase water from these stations. During this transition, tokens will only be accepted at the Enilda, Joussard, and Kinuso stations. Instructions for using a debit card at the Faust, Grouard, & Kinuso water truckfill Read More
  • Snowplowing Private Driveways

    Private driveway snowplowing is provided by Big Lakes County to its ratepayers for a minimum charge of $68.00 per occurrence for the first half-hour. Over half an hour is charged at the rate of $136.00/hr. If you wish to have your driveway snowplowed this winter, please visit a Big Lakes County office to sign an agreement and pick up a snowplow triangle. If you have a snowplow agreement that expired in 2019 please be sure Read More
  • Water Act Notice of Application

    Notice is given that Big Lakes County has filed an application under the provisions of the Water Act for authorization to disturb wetlands associated with construction of Range Road 190 Upgrades located at NE 12074-19-W5 and NW 07-074-18-W5. Mitigation measures and best management practices are followed to minimize disturbance and to protect the remaining wetland areas from impact by the construction activity. Any person who is directly affected by this application may submit a written Read More
  • Big Lakes Christmas Angels Hamper

    Do you need a little help this Christmas? If you or someone you know is low income and will need a Christmas hamper this year, the Big Lakes Christmas Angels can help! Applications will be available at all FCSS offices beginning Friday, November 1, 2019, or download the application form below. Once you have filled out the form please return it in-person to any FCSS office as we will need to verify your information. This Read More
  • Family Violence Prevention Month

    November is Family Violence Prevention Month. Alberta has the third-highest rate of self-reported spousal violence among Canadian provinces, yet family violence is preventable. November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. It’s a time to increase awareness of the resources and supports available so we can work together to end family violence and build healthier relationships in our communities. The Family Violence Info Line (310-1818) is available toll-free to Albertans 24/7 in over 170 languages. Read More
  • Attention Joussard Residents

    NOTICE OF INTENT FOR BY-LAW AMENDMENT TO SET MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT By-Law No. 21-2019 Notice is hereby given that Big Lakes County intends to establish maximum speed limits for highways subject to their direction, control and management described as follows: All that portion of Township Road 742A/Peace River Avenue beginning at Range Road 140 and continuing easterly approximately 6.9 kilometres to Highway 2. Maximum 40 kilometres per hour. A public hearing will be held on Read More
  • Big Lakes County Book Launch & Signing

    Big Lakes County published a book called, In Our Own Words, Hard Times & Good Times in Northern Alberta's Big Lakes County. Click here for more details.  Read More
  • FCSS Offices Closed

    The Enilda, High Prairie, Joussard, and Kinuso FCSS Offices will be closed from November 25 -29, 2019 as staff will be attending the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta Annual Conference.  Faust and Grouard FCSS Offices will be open on November 25 and closed from November 26 -29, 2019.  Read More
  • Big Lakes County Library Board Meeting

    The next Big Lakes County Library Board Meeting will be held on December 19, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. in the Big Lakes County Council Chambers.  Read More
  • Transfer Stations

    As temperatures continue to rise and drop below zero, please use extra caution when walking or driving around the Transfer Stations. Fluctuating temperatures will cause snowy and icy conditions. Please be advised that Big Lakes County is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our residents. Big Lakes County reserves the right to close the Transfer Stations for the safety of the public during inclement weather without notice. 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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