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Welcome to Big Lakes

Happy New Year from 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! 

News

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES RE-INTRODUCTION OF SUMMER TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (STEP)

The Government of Alberta is bringing back the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) to assist "approximately 3,000 students improve their job prospects".  The "program will support employers that hire students by providing a wage subsidy of $7 per hour for work opportunities between four and 16 weeks".  Applications are available online at AlbertaCanada.com.  


NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGES 

Special Council Meeting for discussing banking and future investments solutions: Monday, January 25, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.  
Regular County Council Meeting - CANCELLED Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.
Rescheduled County Council Meeting Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.
Regular County Council Meeting - CANCELLED Wednesday, February 24, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

 

All meetings are open to the public and are held in the Council Chamber of the Big Lakes County Administration Building. 

 

MEMBER AT-LARGE APPOINTMENTS

Annually the Council for Big Lakes County seeks interest from individuals to be part of various boards and committees to serve our public. Currently, Big Lakes County Council is seeking individuals with interest and expertise in the following areas to serve as committee members: Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.  See for more information.

 

BIG LAKES CHRISTMAS ANGELS 2015

A big thank to all who generously donated to the Big Lakes Christmas Angels hampers in 2015 for local disadvantaged families within the boundaries of Big Lakes County. Your kindness makes a difference!

 

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. 

We need Plans and  YOU play a role. 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.