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

Strategic Plan

Meeting Schedule

Council Meeting

November 30th - SPECIAL Council - 1:00pm.

December 5th - SPECIAL Council - 1:00pm.

December 13 - Regular Council - 9:00am.

December 27 - CANCELLED

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Tom Morgan
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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.

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PRESS RELEASE - Utility Operations

On-Call Emergency Number 780-864-7480

Notice of Decision - Amendment to Existing Waterworks System

2023 Subsidized Shelterbelt Program Launch


One Bedroom Apartment Rentals

Mental Health & Addictions Support


Please be advised, that as per section 194(3) Council has approved the following Special Council meetings:

November 30, 2022 1pm- 4pm.

Agenda Items

  1. 2023 Operating Budget
  2. Closed Session Item – Legal – FOIP 16, 17, 23, 24

December 5, 2022 1pm – 4pm.

Agenda Item

  1. 2023 Operating Budget

Please be advised that Council has approved 1st and 2nd reading of Bylaw 2022-07 - Procedural Bylaw, to make the following amendments:

  1. Provide provisions to hold a Municipal Planning Commission meeting (as required) immediately before a Council meeting.
  2. Provide provision to hold an Ag Service Board meeting (as required) immediately before a Council meeting.

As per our Public Participation Policy , administration is asking for comments prior to Council considering 3rd reading. Please forward comments to Larry Davidson, CAO by email or at the office located at 4601- 50th St. Wanham prior to December 8, 2022.

Council meetings generally start at 9:00 am., so in the event an MPC or ASB is required to be held, the MPC or ASB meeting will start at 9am and the Council meeting will following immediately thereafter. If you wish to review the bylaw, copies are avaliable at the county office.

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

Bridge Closure

The local bridge on Range road 20 north of Twp 784 has been closed at this time as repairs are needed to the structure to ensure vehicle safety.

December 01, 2018

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.