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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…
To celebrate the grand opening of the Big Lakes County Animal Care Facility, the County partnered with In The Woods Animal Rescue to help animals find their forever homes. The Adopt A Furry Friend Day was held on February 7, 2020, at the brand-new facility, located behind the administrative office…
 Big Lakes County, Alberta – January 28, 2020 — Big Lakes County has been chosen as one of four communities to participate in the QUEST Planning for Resilient Energy Infrastructure in Alberta project. This project will assist municipalities and energy utilities to adapt their energy infrastructure to more frequent extreme…
Big Lakes County published a book featuring the stories of 50 County residents called, In Our Own Words, Hard Times and Good Times in Northern Alberta's Big Lakes County. On December 3rd and 4th, the County hosted three book launches and signings at Pleasantview Lodge, the High Prairie Municipal Library,…
The High Prairie Airport is now open! Big Lakes County was able to utilize nearly $720,695 from the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) allocated through the Alberta Government to renovate the High Prairie Airport. Upgrades included: LED lighting, a 120-meter runway extension, overlay, apron extension, and wider access road from…
On October 28, 2019, Big Lakes County hosted an Energy Sector Appreciation Reception in Calgary, Alberta. Over 70 energy companies that operate in Big Lakes County were invited to the event, which took place at the Sheraton in downtown Calgary. The event brought together more than 25 senior leaders from…
Big Lakes County raised just over $22,000 at the 6th Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament, held on August 22, 2019, at the High Prairie & District Golf Club. Of those funds, the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and the Heart & Stroke Foundation both received $5,000. The Swan Hills Hospital Foundation…
Council re-elected Ward 6 Councillor Richard Simard as Reeve and Ward 3 Councillor Ken Matthews as Deputy Reeve at today’s annual organizational meeting. “I would like to thank my fellow Councillors for their trust and confidence in re-electing me to the position of Reeve for a second term. I look…
Big Lakes County has generously contributed $100,000 towards the construction of the Northern Lakes College High Prairie Campus. In recognition of the support, a classroom in the new campus will be named the Big Lakes County Trades Classroom. The $24 million project is funded by the Government of Alberta’s investment…
Big Lakes County utilized nearly $250,000 of our Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) allocation through the Alberta Government to renovate the Gilwood Transfer Station located N.W. 24-74-18-W5M. The completely redesigned transfer station will enhance operational efficiencies by reducing overall transportation costs, air emissions, energy use, truck traffic, and road wear and…
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