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Welcome to Big Lakes

Welcome to Big Lakes County, Alberta, Canada!  

Our municipal region, formerly known as the "Municipal District of Big Lakes", has now been approved by the Government of Alberta to become "Big Lakes County".  Join us as we enter this exciting transition! 


BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED: Southside, Big Meadow, Enilda

As of 2:00 pm Friday, September 18th, boil water advisories have been lifted in the Hamlet of Enilda, Big Meadow Water Co-op and the Southside Water Co-op.

For additional information contact the Big Lakes County Utility Department at 780-523-8691.  


LOCAL ELECTION: Vacancy on Council - Ward 7 Enilda/ Big Meadow Nominations 

Big Lakes County Council has a vacancy for the Enilda/ Big Meadow (Ward 7) office of Councillor.  Nominations have closed.  Elections will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 betweeen the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Enilda WI Community Hall and the Big Meadow Community Hall.  Advanced voting will take place on Monday, October 5, 2015 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Big Lakes County Administration building at 5305-56 St. (Hwy 2 West), High Prairie, Alberta.  

Advanced Election Day: Monday, October 5, 2015  12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Election Day: Tuesday, October 13, 2015  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament a Great Success

Big Lakes County hosted the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament in partnership with STARS Air Ambulance and the Town of High Prairie on Thursday, August 13, 2015.  The event was another great success! Funds are raised for the construction of a heli-pad near the new hospital in High Prairie.  Thank you to all of our generous sponsors and volunteers!



Municipal Development Plan & Land-Use Bylaw Review

Big Lakes County is conducting a review the MDP and the LUB.  These documents are essential for land-use management within our region.  See more information.


Canada 150 Grant Funding

Recently the Government of Canada announced the Canada 150 Fund in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.  The theme of the program is Strong, Proud, and Free - aiming to promote Canadian values, culture and history, generate national pride and bring citizens together to celebrate.  Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, Canadian business corporations, schools and municipal governments. There is no application deadline; funding is granted on a case-by-case basis.


Alberta Transportation Project Satisfaction Survey: Hwy 49 Bridge Painting

Please take a few minutes to complete a satisfaction survey if you have been affected by the bridge painting over the Little Smoky River on Highway 49.