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Big Lakes County is a wilderness enthusiast’s paradise. Home to 26,957 hectares of park and protected natural assets that offer a variety of outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike. Explore all that Big Lakes has to offer!

All meetings are open to the public and are held in the Council Chambers of the Big Lakes County Administration Building at 10:00 AM on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Big Lakes County is located in North Central Alberta and encompasses 14,000 square kilometres of forests, hills, lakes, and farmland. Find the latest maps, data, and geospatial information here.

The High Prairie & District Regional Solid Waste Management Authority (HPDRSWMA) was established in 1994 and provides waste management services for the entire Big Lakes County region.

During wildfire season, fire permits are required in Big Lakes County for any burning, except campfires. If the location, you wish to burn falls within the County’s jurisdiction you can request a fire permit online or by calling our office.

Big Lakes County gives notice to the public on a variety of different matters, such as: bylaw ads, notice of Development Permits, Public Hearing, etc. The County also gives notice through the newspaper and its social media accounts.

Fire Advisory in Effect

A fire advisory is in effect for the Big Lakes County Permit Area. Under this advisory: Fireworks and all heavy fuel burning, including machine-piled brush piles and windrows are suspended. A

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AAAF School Bursary

The Agricultural Fieldmen of Big Lakes County are looking for students in an agricultural or environmental science program. The Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen (AAAF), as an ongoing tribute to

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Dust Control

Big Lakes County will be subsidizing the cost of dust control. County residents who want dust suppressant applied to the roadway adjacent to their residence must complete an application and

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Go and check out the High Prairie Municipal Library’s Penny Carnival today from 2-4pm!

Go and check out the High Prairie Municipal Library’s Penny Carnival today from 2-4pm!The day we've all been waiting for is here!

Join us today from 2-4pm for our annual Penny Carnival at the High Prairie Municipal Library.

There will be fun carnival games for kids, prizes, snacks, drinks, and more!

We are all so excited to see you later!

*Cash Only*
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Notice of Hwy 2 Closures

Road to Rail Construction Group will be working on Hwy 2 at the CN crossing East of Joussard on August 10 from 6am to 6pm to perform crossing rehabilitation. Please follow posted detours: Twp Rd 734B

Notice of Hwy 2 Closures

Road to Rail Construction Group will be working on Hwy 2 at the CN crossing East of Joussard on August 10 from 6am to 6pm to perform crossing rehabilitation. Please follow posted detours: Twp Rd 734B
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4 days ago
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The owners have been found! Thank you to everyone for sharing :)Image attachment

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UPDATE: The owners have been found! Thank you to everyone for sharing :) 

FOUND DOG(S)

Big Lakes Countys Animal Control Officer picked up a female dog and her puppy this morning. They were found on the train track crossing just East of Joussard along the highway. Only one puppy was found. Our Animal Control Officer will be returning to the area tomorrow to look again. 

No collar or microchip on the mother. 

If anybody has any information or knows their owner, please contact our Animal Control Officer at 780 523 5955.Image attachment

UPDATE: The owners have been found! Thank you to everyone for sharing 🙂

FOUND DOG(S)

Big Lakes County's Animal Control Officer picked up a female dog and her puppy this morning. They were found on the train track crossing just East of Joussard along the highway. Only one puppy was found. Our Animal Control Officer will be returning to the area tomorrow to look again.

No collar or microchip on the mother.

If anybody has any information or knows their owner, please contact our Animal Control Officer at 780 523 5955.
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1 week ago
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Another High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade in the books. Thank you to everyone who came and said hello!Image attachment

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