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2011 Map of Birch Hills County

2014-2018
Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular Council Meeting

OCTOBER 24, 2019

Emergency
Contacts

Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance
780-814-0530

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works
780-864-0367

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects
780-512-3085

Tom Morgan

Fire Chief

780-864-8664

firechief@birchhillscounty.com

 

Eaglesham Hall Rental

To book the Eaglesham Hall contact

Lisa Price at the County Office or

email lisap@birchhillscounty.com

 

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: finance@birchhillscounty.com

 

OCTOBER 01, 2019

NO FIRE ADVISORY AT THIS TIME

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

 

ROAD CLOSURE

TWP 772 CLOSED

From Twp 733 to RR 34.

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

 

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

 

GRANDE SPIRIT FOUNDATION

Grande Spirit Foundation is having a “TOWN HALL MEETING” on Regional Family & Seniors Housing Needs Assessment on October 15, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Spirit River Centennial Hall. Saddle Hills County, Birch Hills County, Town of Spirit River, Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 and Village of Rycroft residents please come and hear about the housing needs of the region, voice your opinion and light refreshments will be served.

 

STARS - Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Remote Site Registration

Every day, the STARS Emergency Link Centre monitors thousands of remote sites, improving emergency preparedness for organizations. There are three types of sites that can be registered with STARS:

TEMPORARY SITE ($6 PER DAY PER LOCATION)
  • The work/activity has a start/end date.
  • The site number can be moved from location to location.
  • Examples of temporary sites includes upstream oil and gas activity, construction, small pipeline projects, etc.
PERMANENT SITE ($150 PER YEAR)
  • The location is fixed and will never change.
  • Examples of permanent sites includes gas plants, compressor stations, batteries, mines, etc.
LARGE PIPELINE AND ELECTRICAL PROJECTS
  • Quoted on a project-by-project basis.

HOW TO REGISTER A SITE with STARS Click here Remote Site Registration.

 

 

INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a tool that will allow collaboration and cooperation between bordering municipaliites that seek to avoid conflict while also creating opportunities for shared benefits to their respective rate payers. Click on link for Frequently Asked Questions about IDP.

Birch Hills County and Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 IDP information:

To view Bylaw No. 2019-08 Intermunicipal Development Plan of Birch Hills County and the

Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 click on link.

 

Birch Hills County and Saddle Hills County IDP information:

To view a draft Bylaw No. 2019-10 Intermunicipal Development Plan of Birch Hills County and Saddle Hills County click on link.

 

Birch Hills County and County of Grande Prairie No. 1 IDP information:

To view Bylaw No. 2019-09 Intermunicipal Development Plan of Birch Hills County and County of Grande Prairie No. 1. click on link.

 

EAGLESHAM COUNTRY CHRISTMAS MARKET

 

2018 FINANCIAL STATEMENT

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 info@birchhillscounty.com 

 

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.