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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! 


Extreme Wildfire Hazard

Very warm temperatures have caused the wildfire hazard to climb to VERY HIGH to EXTREME for the Slave Lake Wildfire Management area.  If you are within Big Lakes County,  please use extreme caution at all times.  Stay connected with the latest Fire Ban updates.  And call 310-FIRE to report a fire.


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.


Local Airport Upgrades

Big Lakes County recently acquired management of the High Prairie Airport. Fuel tanks have been installed on site and the facility will be upgraded.

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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.


New Horizons for Seniors Program 

Service Canada is accepting applications for the New Horizons for Seniors grant funding program.  Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 per year in grant funding.  Multiple applications may be submitted if the total request does not exceed the maximum funding.  The application deadline is July 10, 2015.


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