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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! 



Notice is hereby given that Special Council Meetings for the purpose of adopting the Big Lakes County 2016 Interim Capital and Operating Budgets have been scheduled as follows: 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 16, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.


Notice is hereby given that the following Regular County Council Meeting has been cancelled:  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


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 and the High Prairie Regional Airport Advisory Committee.  See for more information.



Christmas is coming once again and Big Lakes Family and Community Services is again gearing up to distribute food hampers and toys to disadvantaged families within the boundaries of Big Lakes County.

At Christmas, and especially during these economic times,  stress levels increase for many low income families as there are no additional resources and this can add up to major disappointment – especially when children’s expectations cannot be met.

With the donated funds, Big Lakes FCS staff buy groceries and toys for the children and put together the Christmas hampers. It is our goal that every resident of the County enjoys food on the table and toys under the tree this Christmas. All hamper recipients MUST RESIDE (with proof of mailing address) within the boundaries of Big Lakes County.  

A monetary donation, small or large, to the Christmas Angels Program can make a big positive difference right in your own community. If you make donations this year please think of those close to home.

DEADLINE for hamper applications is Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 4 p.m.  See for more information.


LOCAL ELECTION: Ward 7 Enilda/ Big Meadow Unofficial By-Election Results

Big Lakes County held an election on October 13, 2015 to fil the vacancy for the Enilda/ Big Meadow (Ward 7) office of Councillor. The unofficial by-election results are:

Ron Matula: 49   Donald Bissell: 46   Greg Lunde: 15


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.