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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.

Use of Fireworks in the County

Are you planning to celebrate with fireworks this Canada Day long weekend? Since 2017, the use of fireworks within the Forest Protection Area (FPA) has been prohibited without written permission

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8 hours ago
Big Lakes County
The third application intake period for the Alberta Jobs Now program is still open! 

As the largest job training program in Alberta’s history, employers can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training Albertans in new or vacant positions. The Alberta Jobs Now program is a critical part of Alberta’s economic recovery by helping Albertans get back to work and gain the skills needed in today’s job market, and by supporting businesses to re-open and grow their workforce. 

For further information on the Alberta Jobs Now program or to apply, please visit: https://buff.ly/3faE8j6

The third application intake period for the Alberta Jobs Now program is still open!

As the largest job training program in Alberta’s history, employers can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training Albertans in new or vacant positions. The Alberta Jobs Now program is a critical part of Alberta’s economic recovery by helping Albertans get back to work and gain the skills needed in today’s job market, and by supporting businesses to re-open and grow their workforce.

For further information on the Alberta Jobs Now program or to apply, please visit: buff.ly/3faE8j6
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8 hours ago
Big Lakes County

We want to send a BIG Thank You to X-CEL ENERGY & BIG LAKES COUNTY for their generous donations to our Phys. Ed Program!
Having no Gym at our School means we need to get creative, our students now have more options that we can use in our backyard. Thank You for helping to keep our students active!
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10 hours ago
Big Lakes County
Your monthly newsletter from Big Lakes County will now be available in your inbox! Subscribe to our Big Lakes Connections email list and stay connected to news, events, and notices happening in your community! Go to biglakescounty.ca/newsletter to sign up!

Your monthly newsletter from Big Lakes County will now be available in your inbox! Subscribe to our Big Lakes Connections email list and stay connected to news, events, and notices happening in your community! Go to biglakescounty.ca/newsletter to sign up! ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago
Big Lakes County

Are you planning to celebrate with fireworks this Canada Day long weekend? Since 2017, the use of fireworks within the Forest Protection Area (FPA) has been prohibited without written permission from a Forest Officer or County Fire Guardian.

Fireworks create hot debris when they are detonated and can cause unintentional wildfires when this debris comes into contact with fuels in the forest, such as dry grass. To request permission, please contact Bill Lesiuk, Fire Prevention Officer at Big Lakes County at least THREE days before the long weekend.

P: 780-507-9848
E: FireGuardian@BigLakesCounty.ca.

If you do not have written permission, you could face a fine of $600 and if you are found responsible for starting a wildfire, you could also be charged with the cost of firefighting. For more information visit wildfire.alberta.ca
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4 days ago
Big Lakes County
Big Lakes County is hosting a Bike Rodeo next Friday at Spruce Point Park in partnership with High Prairie RCMP! 

When: July 1st 1-3 p.m.
Where: Spruce Point Park

This ride through event will feature helmet fittings, safety tips, agility course, and a bike raffle sponsored by POPS Home Hardware Building Centre!

Bike rodeos are a fun way to introduce and educate children on bike safety skills. Bike rodeos teach children the importance of seeing, being seen, and remaining in control of the bike at all times.

Big Lakes County is hosting a Bike Rodeo next Friday at Spruce Point Park in partnership with High Prairie RCMP!

When: July 1st 1-3 p.m.
Where: Spruce Point Park

This ride through event will feature helmet fittings, safety tips, agility course, and a bike raffle sponsored by POPS Home Hardware Building Centre!

Bike rodeos are a fun way to introduce and educate children on bike safety skills. Bike rodeos teach children the importance of seeing, being seen, and remaining in control of the bike at all times.
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4 days ago
Big Lakes County
FOUND DOG

Our Animal Control Officer picked up a neutered male senior blue heeler near the Jack Pines yesterday afternoon. Hes wearing a black collar, but no tags or microchip.

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

FOUND DOG

Our Animal Control Officer picked up a neutered male senior blue heeler near the Jack Pines yesterday afternoon. He's wearing a black collar, but no tags or microchip.

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