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2022 County Maps now avaliable for purchase at the County Office.

Strategic Plan

Meeting Schedule

Council Meeting

October 10th - Regular Council @ 9:00am.

October 24th - Organizational Meeting @ 9:00am

November 7th - Special Council @ 3:00pm.

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Jenifer Lizotte
Director of Agriculture

Tom Morgan
Fire Chief

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Birch Hills County

(Office will now be open 8:15am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday and Closed from 12-12:30 for lunch.)

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.

Nomination Results - OFFICAL

Notice of By-Election - October 16th

2023 Livestock Tax Defferal Program

The provision allows livestock producers who are forced to sell all or part of their breeding herd due to drought or excess moisture to defer a portion of their income from sales unit the following tax year. The income can be at least partially offset by the cost of reacquiring breeding animals, thus reducing the tax burden associated with the original sale. For more information please visit

Fairview Advisory Council

NWP is searching for new members for the Fairview Campus Advisory Council (FCAC). The link is live on our website and has been posted on our social media channels. The link for the webpage form is The form will remain open until September 30th. After that time, the list of names will be taken to the October FCAC meeting for selection of new members.

Lot for sale - Wanham

NO SPRAY Agreements

2024 Wanham Water & Sanitary Sewer Replacement
Council has approved the replacement of the water and sanitary sewer distribution system along 50th Street in Wanham scheduled for 2024.   This project is in partnership with AB Transportation, who will be repaving Highway 733 including 50th Street. The cost of this project is budgeted at $4.7 million which will be funded by grants and existing capital reserves.  Water and sewer services will be replaced to the property line of each existing developed property as well as the replacement of fire hydrants. 

Currently there are 27 vacant lots along 50th Street.  Any currently vacant lots, which previously had buildings and services connected will be replaced as part of the main project.  Owners of undeveloped vacant lots who wish to service their properties should contact the County office.  The owner will be responsible for all costs associated with the new service installation.  Preliminary budget estimates indicate $20,000 to service each vacant lot, however the actual price will be determined by the contractor and an agreement will be signed by each owner prior to starting the work.  Landowners within this area who wish to install services to their vacant lot must notify Birch Hills County by November 1, 2023.  Should you have additional questions, please contact Larry Davidson, CAO @ or 780-694-3793.

2022 Birch Hills County Audited Finacials

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In an effort to better organize the landfill and dumping procedures, new requirements are required from all residents before unloading at the Wanham Transfer Station and Tangent Landfill. Effective immediately, any resident wishing to dump garbage will be required to give their name and license plate number as well as the type of garbage they are unloading. If this information is not provided, dumping privilege will be denied. This is to ensure organization and accountability. The County appreciates your assistance with this matter.

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Mental Health & Addictions Support

Upcoming Events & Community Newsletters now found on our "Tourism and Recreation Page"

December 01, 2018

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.