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2011 Map of Birch Hills County

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular Council Meeting

AUGUST 15, 2019


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

Tom Morgan

Fire Chief



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.



July 08, 2019

Fire Advisory is now in effect. Campfires, burn barrels and small brush piles are allowed. No large fuel loads allowed. Recreational Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) are allowed on public land at this time.



As of Tuesday May 21, 2019, the road ban has been lifted.




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





Birch Hills County has listed the following item for sale at

John Deere 644 J Wheel Loader

Auction Ends: AUGUST 15, 2019 5:00 P.M. ET



Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a tool that will allow collaboration and cooperation between bordering municipaliites that seek to avoid conflict while also creeating 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:


In compliance with the Municipal Government Act, the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 and Birch Hills County are in the process of preparing an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). An IDP enables both municipalities to establish a collaborative framework that guides future planning and development, manages growth, facilitates environmental initiatives, and supports collaboration around infrastructure and vital community services.

In moving forward with the public adoption process, we would like to provide you the opportunity to review and provide comment on the IDP. The IDP can be found at the following link: draft Bylaw Intermunicipal Development Plan of Birch Hills County and County of Grande Prairie No. 1.


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 

Community Newsletter

Read the newsletters for Eaglesham and Wanham.

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

Smoky River FCSS newsletter for July, August & September

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.