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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…
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. 
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