Regular Council Meeting
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.
Burning in the County
You must call the County office before you do any burning in the County. We will let you know of any restrictions and will require information such as what you are burning, when you are burning, land location, and contact information.
From March 1 to October 31 all burning activities in the Alberta’s Forest Protection Area, excluding campfires, will require a fire permit. Fire permits are free and can be obtained by contacting your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry office. Phone toll-free 310-0000 to locate your nearest office.
Slide Requires Peace Country Highway 2 Repairs
The southbound climbing lane on Highway 2 south of the Peace River near Dunvegan will be closed due to slide activity.
Alberta Transportation has been monitoring slide activity at the site and has ordered the closure as a safety precaution. The lane closure will likely be in place starting this week and remain until fall 2017.
The planning and design for the necessary repair work is already complete and repairs are scheduled to occur over the summer.
The closure will be in place for less than one kilometre on Highway 2. One lane of traffic northbound and the remaining lane southbound will remain open for travellers.
Repairs will include a minor realignment of the road, paving and the construction of a retaining wall, followed by the reclamation of the old section of highway.
The new, paved highway realignment is expected to be open this fall. However, retaining wall construction and other final road works are expected to be completed in summer 2018.
April 4, 2017 Alberta Government
Birch HIlls County
Municipal Development Plan Survey Report
HWY 733 Road Speed Reduction
On Hwy 733 between TWP 760 and 762 the road is rough because of a culvert replacement in the fall. Please slow down in that area and use extreme caution.
The business directory can be found by clicking on the ABOUT tab. If you have not filled out the form to be included on this list, please do so. Click here to download the form, or pick it up from the County Office. Please complete the appropriate fields, and drop off or return the form to the County Office, email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 780-694-3788, and we will include your information in the listing.
Smoky River Community Volunteer Income Tax Service
Smoky River FCSS will be in Birch Hills County on the following dates and location to assist low-income individuals and families in completing their simple income tax returns.
Some guidelines to use this service are:
- Income thresholds of the following will be accepted of $30,000 single, $40,000 couple, $35,000 single with child, each additional child is $2,500.
- No self-employment income at all, no medical/rental/childcare receipts of any kind, no deceased returns, just plain simple income tax slips and simple income tax profiles.
- Must have the government slips to do the taxes.
On April 22 they will be at the Wanham Senior’s Center from 9am to 4pm and on April 24 they will be at the Eaglesham Senior’s Center from 9am to 4pm.
Authorization forms are available at the Birch Hills County office.
For further information, contact the FCSS office at 780-837-2220 or email email@example.com.
Home Alone Safely
Eaglesham Hall Rental
For Eaglesham Hall bookings or inquiries, please contact Lisa at the County office at 780-694-3793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burnt River Crossing Closed
The Burnt River Crossing is closed.
March 30, 2017
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Tenders & Items for Sale
Paying Bills Online
Pay your bills with telephone or online banking.
- Scotia Bank
- Credit Union
- TD Canada Trust