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News & Public Notices

Burdett Garbage Collection Schedule for Christmas

The Christmas schedule for the Burdett garbage collection will have the garbage collected on Thursday, December 21st and NOT Saturday, December 23rd.  All other collection days will remain on their regular Saturday schedules.

Highway 3 Twinning Planning Study

Date:Thursday, November 30, 2017
Location:Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre 4830 – 46 Ave, Hwy 3, Taber, AB
Time:3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Open to Council Members 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Open to Public


The purpose of this open house will be to present the feasible options we have developed and gather feedback from the public/stakeholders.

Fire Ban Lifted

Effective immediately, the Fire Ban within the County of Forty Mile No. 8 has been removed until further notice.

Congratulations to the Farm Family of the Year!!


The County of Forty Mile would like to congratulate Andrew and Bev Dykstra of A and B Acres as this year’s Farm Family of the Year. The Farm Family Award is sponsored by the County Commentator and the Calgary Stampede to recognize outstanding farm families who best typify the value of the family farmer to our rural communities. Farm Families from across Southern Alberta are recognized during a special event at the Calgary Stampede.


Assessment Comparison

2016 – 2017 Budget Comparison

2016 Expenditures and Operating Revenues

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 »