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Big Lakes County in conjunction with the Town of High Prairie has proclaimed July 21 - 27, 2019 as National Drowning Prevention Week. Canada faces a significant problem - and a preventable one: Almost 500 people die every year from drowning. National Drowning Prevention Week is a campaign that is…
Congratulations to Ashely Bell who was selected by Big Lakes County Council to receive the 2019 Return of Service Bursary. This $3,000 bursary was developed to help incentivize post-secondary graduates to provide their skills and expertise within the Big Lakes County boundaries following their graduation. In September, Ms. Bell will…
During the Annual County Barbecue on June 20, 2019, Big Lakes County inducted Robert 'Bob' Dalke and Don Ebbett into the Big Lakes County Wall of Fame. Since 2011, the County has recognized 20 outstanding individuals for their long-term contributions and commitment to organizations that have benefited, brought distinction to,…
On Friday, June 7, 2019, students and faculty from the Joussard School participated in a Big Lakes County Hamlet Clean-Up Grant. The grant program provides residents with an opportunity to enhance the beautification of our County by keeping public spaces clean and welcoming. So far in 2019, the Joussard School,…
Big Lakes County Agricultural Service member Grant Gashnitz and Big Lakes County resident Guy L’Heureux were awarded the inaugural Peace Country Beef & Forage Association (PCBFA) Lifetime Memberships at their Annual General Meeting in Fairview on February 22, 2019. Big Lakes County Agricultural Service Board Chairman Doug Meniece said, “On…
February 28, 2019: The Joussard Community Association has been granted $20,000 in funding from the Alberta Healthy Communities (AHC) Initiative, which aims to create safe, welcoming, and accessible walking trails, green spaces, and affordable food outlets in Alberta communities. Within the next three years, the Joussard Community Association will plant…
Our Big Lakes County Agricultural Fieldperson Sheila Kaus wrote an article on clubroot for the Back Forty SARDA newsletter. Click the link to download a copy: https://sarda.ca/back-forty-newsletters The article Clubroot in my Field! Now What? can be found on pages 4-5. 
February 21, 2019: Big Lakes County has been granted $107,200 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) climate change staff grants initiative to help address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions, and find efficiencies. Big Lakes…
On February 1, 2019, Big Lakes County Fire Services held the inaugural Awards Banquet for its service members. The event was held as a private function at the Faust Community Hall where attendees enjoyed a BBQ steak dinner and socializing before dignitary speeches and presentations began. Special guests included the…
MEDIA RELEASEASBs are excited for recent successes and are making preparations for next year’s 75th-anniversary. (Alberta, February 4, 2019) On January 22-23, the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) held its Annual Conference, attracting approximately 500 delegates from across Alberta to meet and discuss issues impacting agriculture in Alberta. Agricultural Service Boards…
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