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2011 Map of Birch Hills County

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular Council Meeting

DECEMBER 12, 2019


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

Tom Morgan

Fire Chief



Eaglesham Hall Rental

To book the Eaglesham Hall contact

Lisa Price at the County Office or



Birch Hills County

Birch Hills County is located in the Central Peace Region, bordered by the Peace River to the North and the Smoky River to the East. Located within the County are the hamlets of Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham and Watino. Oil and Gas provide the largest sector of employment in the county.


Paying Bills Online

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking through:

  • ATB
  • Scotia Bank
  • Credit Union
  • TD Canada Trust
  • CIBC
  • BMO
  • E Transfer:


County Office Closed

The County office will be closed December 12, 2019 from 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Effective January 01/2020 Birch Hills County will be upgrading the disinfection system at the Eaglesham Water Treatment Plant. Currently only Chlorine is used as the disinfectant. January 2020 Aqueous Ammonia will be added in addition to the chlorine. This will result in a more stable disinfectant, lasting much longer giving better control of any disinfectant by-products. Water quality will remain the same and may even improve slightly. The only people affected will be those using Dialysis machines and fish aquariums. Consultation with their manufacture will be required.



Are you interested in the future of recreation and tourism on the Peace River between the Town of Peace River and the BC border? If so, please take a moment to share your ideas with us. Please also share this with your members, colleagues, friends and family.

The Peace Valley Conservation, Recreation and Tourism Society (PVCRTS) has contracted RC Strategies+PERC to lead the development of the Peace River Recreation and Tourism Access Study. The study will identify strategies and actions that should be taken in order to enhance the recreation quality and tourism potential of the river.~ The study will form the strategic focus and priorities of the PVCRTS for the next ten years.

To date, we have engaged members of the public and stakeholders through an interactive online mapping website, stakeholder interviews and meetings and three open houses which were held in region on November 18, 19 and 20th. Unfortunately, attendance at the open houses was less than expected.

We want to ensure you and your colleagues can share your ideas and, as such, we have extended the engagement program. In response to recommendations from some attendees at the open houses, we are pleased to provide an online survey as an additional opportunity to share your input.

The survey, which asks the same questions as posed to attendees at the open houses, will be available until December 13, 2019 at 430 pm (MT). Please visit the following website to share your input:

Thank you in advance for helping us shape recreational access to and the future of recreation and tourism on the Peace River. Should you have any questions about this initiative, you are encouraged to contact Sandra Fox, CAO with the MD of Fairview, via email at via phone at 780 835 4903.


NOVEMBER 30, 2019


Please contact Fire Chief, Tom Morgan @ 780.864.8664 with any concerns or questions.


Community Newsletter

Read the newsletters for Eaglesham and Wanham.

Check out the Town of Spirit River's Community Connect.

Smoky River FCSS newsletter for October, November & December




From Twp 733 to RR 34.

Detour RR 34 South to Twp 770, East to Twp 733.         




As per the Municipal Government Act section 276(3), notice is hereby given that the 2018 Financial Statement, including the 2018 auditor’s report, is available on the Birch Hills County website under the Finance section.  Copies are also available for pick up, mailed at no cost or emailed from the County Office.  Please see the above BHC contact information or email requests to 


Burnt River Crossing Closed

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.


RCMP Public Facing Crime - Mapping Project


Crime mapping is an innovative tool by which the Alberta RCMP is tackling the few offenders who commit the most crimes. This project allows the RCMP to continue to increase inter-agency communication and sharing criminal intelligence with its partners. It also encourages Albertans to participate in crime prevention strategies, such as reporting suspicious persons or activity, in an effort to be an extra set of eyes and ears for police in their communities. Initiatives such as this one can go a long way in creating safe and resilient communities for all Albertans.

Information about the Map:

  • Only certain crime types will be represented on the map;
    • Theft from Motor Vehicle;
    • Theft of Motor Vehicle;
    • Theft over/under $5,000;
    • Break & Enter;
    • Mischief; and
    • Missing Persons.
  • Emergency Situation Flag. Flags would only be used in emergency situations and for very short periods (School Lockdown, unfolding dangerous situation, Evacuation, Train Derailment etc.)
  • Plotted addresses will not be exact but rather a nearby intersection or street.
  • Entries are templated – only certain information can be entered (i.e. File Number and  Date)
  • The Templates are in English and French
  • Entries will automatically be removed after 14 days.
  • Minimal additional Detachment workload.

This service is being provided at no cost to the County.

Click on the Links tab at the top of the page to find the link to this map, you will also find a link to Crime Stoppers.

Note: McLennan Detachment is not live yet and is still greyed out on the public map.

Note: you can also call the Spirit River RCMP detachment complaint line at 780-864-3533.