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News & Public Notices

Road Bans in Effect

Effective 7 A.M., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 the County of Forty Mile No. 8, Foremost, Alberta places a 75% Road Weight Allowance of normal weight on all gravel roads, within the County under County Control. This ban excludes the Nemiscam Road between Highway No. 3 and Highway No. 61, and Range Road 102 between Highway No. 61 and Highway No. 501, and includes the oiled road on Range Road 121 south of Burdett.

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Dust Control for 2017

Please ensure you get your applications for dust control complete with payment into the Public Works Department BEFORE  May 1, 2017. More information can be found here. Applications for Dust Control can be found under the Forms section of the website or by clicking here.

County Administrator Wins R.W. Hay Award


The County of Forty Mile No.8 is pleased to announce that Dale Brown has won the R.W. Hay Award.

This prestigious award recognizes excellence in rural administration and contributions to the County and Community.

The County Council is pleased to have such a valuable and long serving employee working for them.

Dale has been with the County for over 40 years and has dedicated his life to serving the County and his Community.

Please join the Council and staff in Congratulating Dale on this accomplishment!

Water Systems and Quality for Manyberries, Etzikom, Nemiscam and Skiff

Important Notice

Water Quality in Foremost, Manyberries, Etzikom, Nemiscam and Skiff and Surrounding Area

Alberta Health Services, the Village of Foremost and the County of Forty Mile No. 8 are working together to raise awareness regarding high fluoride and other water quality issues in the above region.  The intent for this message is to create awareness to county residents, provide information on the long term potential health concerns with elevated fluoride in drinking water sources and to provide notification on the measures that the municipality is taking to resolve this issue in municipal systems.   In addition, this publication is to encourage testing for the public that may not have information regarding their own private water systems.


Click here to view important information about water quality in Manyberries, Etzikom, Nemiscam and Skiff

40 Mile Park Plan

The County of Forty Mile has employed Scheffer Andrew ltd. of Medicine Hat to create a long term plan for future development of the Park. This plan was initiated in June 2010 with a public meeting to gather input. The 40 Mile Park Management Committee has now developed a drawing and is seeking more public input before final approval of the Plan. Please review the drawings below  and if you have any comments please provide them to

Drawing 1

Drawing 2 (Larger with Ortho)

 The existing boat launch will be expanded this upcoming season. The current boat launch will remain but will double in size; additional parking may also be developed depending on funds and time frames.  More information will be provided once engineering and tendering of work has been completed.

Notice: Hay Crop Agreements

The County of Forty Mile No. 8 has passed a policy that permission to cut hay along road allowances or in road ditches be granted under the following conditions… Read the rest of this entry »

Notice: Irrigation Water on Roads

Water from end guns shooting on or across County roads is NOT ALLOWED. This is a very serious safety concern and the person responsible could be held liable if an accident were to occur.

Read more in the attached PDF document.

Notice: Placement of Haystacks & Granaries

The placement of haystacks and portable granaries does not require a development permit, but must meet the following setbacks as specified in the Land Use By-Law: Read the rest of this entry »