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Rail Safety Week

16 Sep 2020
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Every year, more than 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured because of unsafe behaviour around tracks and trains. Rail safety is everyone’s responsibility. By looking out for each other and working together, we can help keep our communities safe and prevent fatalities and injuries on or near railway…
The provincial government has approved a two-year $43 million expanded electronics recycling pilot project managed by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA). The pilot will collect 24,600 tonnes of recycled electronics throughout the province that were not previously accepted at Transfer Stations or Regional Landfills. The High Prairie and District…
Congratulations to Sydney Saitz, who was selected by Big Lakes County Council to receive the 2020 Return of Service Bursary. This $3,000 bursary was developed to incentivize post-secondary graduates to provide their skills and expertise within the Big Lakes County boundaries following their graduation. In September, Ms. Saitz will be…
Congratulations to the family of Jim and Cheryl Sheldon, who are recipients of the 2020 BMO Farm Family Award. This award recognizes family-run farming operations throughout Alberta for their outstanding contributions to agriculture and their community. "While reading through the nomination form for Jim and Cheryl Sheldon, you can see…
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,…
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