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February 28, 2019: The Joussard Community Association has been granted $20,000 in funding from the Alberta Healthy Communities (AHC) Initiative, which aims to create safe, welcoming, and accessible walking trails, green spaces, and affordable food outlets in Alberta communities. Within the next three years, the Joussard Community Association will plant…
Our Big Lakes County Agricultural Fieldperson Sheila Kaus wrote an article on clubroot for the Back Forty SARDA newsletter. Click the link to download a copy: https://sarda.ca/back-forty-newsletters The article Clubroot in my Field! Now What? can be found on pages 4-5. 
February 21, 2019: Big Lakes County has been granted $107,200 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) climate change staff grants initiative to help address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions, and find efficiencies. Big Lakes…
On February 1, 2019, Big Lakes County Fire Services held the inaugural Awards Banquet for its service members. The event was held as a private function at the Faust Community Hall where attendees enjoyed a BBQ steak dinner and socializing before dignitary speeches and presentations began. Special guests included the…
MEDIA RELEASEASBs are excited for recent successes and are making preparations for next year’s 75th-anniversary. (Alberta, February 4, 2019) On January 22-23, the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) held its Annual Conference, attracting approximately 500 delegates from across Alberta to meet and discuss issues impacting agriculture in Alberta. Agricultural Service Boards…
UAlberta lends expertise to development of alternate transportation for seniors in Big Lakes County New transportation model for seniors to launch in rural region of Alberta. By ROSS NEITZ on January 24, 2019 Seniors in Big Lakes County have a new way to get out of the house and into…
 December 3, 2018: On November 29, 2018, during a Special Council Meeting, council unanimously voted to promote Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Jordan Panasiuk to the position of CAO, effective January 8, 2019. “On behalf of Big Lakes County Council, I would like to welcome Mr. Panasiuk as the new…
Big Lakes County and the Town of Swan Hills officially signed the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) on November 30, 2018. Up until this point, the Municipal Government Act (MGA) gave municipalities the option to collaborate with neighbouring municipalities through mechanisms such as intermunicipal agreements or development plans, mutual aid agreements,…
BackgroundBig Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie have initiated a project to undertake the development of an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between the two communities. This project is driven in part by new legislation within the Municipal Government Act that requires IDPs to be developed between all neighbouring…
The Big Lakes County Business Supports Program officially launched today during Canada’s Small Business Week. The Program is available to any business within the Big Lakes County limits. It includes free research services, a forthcoming business directory, resources sheets, workshops, advisory services, and more. Current and future partners in the…
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