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Big Lakes County was notified of changes proposed by the Province of Alberta to reduce the property tax of oil and gas companies through changes to the assessment model for regulated properties in this sector. Council and administration are extremely concerned about the serious impacts of this decision because it…
Big Lakes County Council declared a Municipal Agricultural Disaster at the June 24, 2020, Council Meeting. In 2019, agricultural producers faced a year of continuing challenges, with a very wet fall and an early snowfall causing pockets of the County to remain unharvested. In the spring of 2020, the County…
Big Lakes County installed flashing crosswalk signs at the intersection of Peace River Avenue and Lakeshore Drive in the Hamlet of Joussard. The speed limit was also reduced from 50 km/hr to 40km/hr with the exemption of the following sections of road: Township Road 735A from Highway 2 east approximately…
Big Lakes County is pleased to announce that Provincial Highways within the County will benefit from the Government of Alberta’s investment to get Alberta back to work. In response to the COVID-19 recession, the province announced that they are allocating almost $2 billion from the 2020 Capital Plan to resurface…
Beginning in September, all-day school zones in Big Lakes County will be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a maximum speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour on school days. On May 13th, Council voted for an amendment to the Speed Limit Bylaw to extend school zone…
When the Province declared a Public Health Emergency on March 17th, Big Lakes County’s Emergency Coordination Centre, made the decision to close several facilities and services in order to protect the health and safety of our residents and staff. These decisions mirrored the guidelines put in place by the Province,…
Big Lakes County has been granted $148,700 from the Alberta Government’s Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program. This funding has allowed the County to partner with Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Canada, which aims to assist area producers with the implementation of projects that provide ecosystem services like off-site watering, riparian…
Over the past serval weeks, Big Lakes County has had to make many complex and unprecedented decisions regarding the health and safety of our employees, residents, and visitors, as well as the economic longevity of our County. As a result, Big Lakes County is taking the difficult step of temporarily…
Yesterday, Big Lakes County was informed that one of our beloved community members had passed away from COVID-19. On behalf of Council and Staff I want to offer my condolences to Shawn Auger's family and friends. This news has come as a shock to our community, but I know our…
The new Joussard Water Treatment Plant, which will supply the Hamlet of Joussard and the surrounding rural residents with a more reliable and sustainable water supply, is now fully operational. The County was able to complete this project with the help of two grants: the Government of Canada’s Clean Water…
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