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 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…
In March, Big Lakes County applied for the Alberta Tourism Growth Innovation Fund (TGIF) for a third party expert to conduct a Visitor Friendly Assessment (VFA) in the county. On July 12, 2018, Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ricardo Miranda, notified Big Lakes County that the request had been…
Deputy Chief Donald Bissell of the Big Lakes County Fire Services Enilda Fire District was presented with the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association Long Service Medal for his 40 years of dedication.
For 50 years, farm families from northern and central Alberta communities have been recognized as the recipients of the BMO Farm Family Award. The Northern and Central Agricultural Service Boards select outstanding families who best represent values of the family farm within their rural community. The award honours both their…
June 8, 2018: Big Lakes County has officially launched a Business Retention & Expansion(BR + E) survey. The County wants to better understand the future plans and needs oflocal businesses and how business owners/managers view the community as a place todo business. The information from the survey will be used…
On May 31, 2018, the Honourable Brian Mason, Minister of Alberta Transportation advised Big Lakes County that three projects will be funded under the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP). STIP is a provincially funded grant program that provides financial assistance to rural and smaller urban municipalities to develop and maintain…
High Prairie, April 24, 2018: Deron Bilous, Minister of Alberta Economic Development and Trade, mentioned Big Lakes County as a successful partner in the Community and Regional Economic Development Support (CARES) program on April 12th as part of the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future. Big Lakes County was the…
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