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2011 Map of Birch Hills County

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular Council Meeting

MAY 23, 2019


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

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.


The County Office will be closed May 20, 2019.



Effective 10:00am, Tuesday, April 02, 2019 the following road ban will be in place for all gravel roads:

75% of the registered axle weight 24 hours a day




From Twp 733 to RR 34.

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



Residential and Bulk Water:

Bulk Water - Residential & Agricultural $6.00 Per Cubic Meter

Bulk Water - Commercial & Industrial $12.00 Per Cubic Meter

Hamlet - Residential & Commercial $6.00 Per Cubic Meter


Fire Restriction Notice

Effective May 17, 2019

Due to the forecast of high winds, and the availability of cured fuels, there will be no more fire permits issued, until more significant moisture and green up occur.

Open burning is not recommended in Birch Hills County at this time.
All sites from winter and spring burning should be checked for holdover fires.
Please use extreme care during all activities in or around dry cured fuels or forest areas.
Off Highway Vehicles Can Cause Wildfires - Keep Your Machine Clean

Please call the County Office if you have any questions.



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



 Employment Opportunity:

 Seeking kitchen staff for the 2019 season. 

 Please contact Jennifer @ 780-359-2520.


Community Newsletter

Read the newsletters for Eaglesham and Wanham.

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

Smoky River FCSS newsletter for April to June.

Smoky River FCSS has the following events:

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum May 31, 2019

Medieval Days June 01, 2019

Stampers June 07, 2019

Paying Bills Online

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking through:

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

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.