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News & Public Notices

Bulk Water

Now that the weather is back to seasonal, the bulk water issues have ceased. Utility Operators will continue to look for a solution but…if the weather returns to extreme cold the bulk water stations will have intermittent issues again. Thanks for your patience in this matter.

Rate Changes for 2020

Below is a sample of some changes.

For a complete changes please click here.

Tax Certificates $30.00 per parcel

Tax Searches $15.00 per parcel

Road Allowance lease rental rates

Grazing lease on road allowance $5.00 per acre

Cropped Lease on road allowance $15.00 per acre

2020 Farm Family Award

The Agricultural Service Board in the  County of Forty Mile No. 8 in conjunction with the 40 Mile Commentator and the Calgary Stampede  are taking nominations for the 2020 Farm Family of the Year.  Nominations will be accepted until January 31, 2020.  Criteria can be found in the nomination form. This nomination form should be submitted to the 40 Mile Commentator office or to the County of Forty Mile No. 8 office in Foremost.  Any questions can be directed to Darrell VanArragon, Agricultural Fieldman for the County.”

Please select a family deserving of recognition for both agricultural and community involvement. The farm family must be active in primary agriculture, have agriculture as the main source of income and have members residing on the farm (agribusiness not eligible).

Please download the form here.


For more information, please click here.

Fire Restriction Removed

Fire Permits are no longer required from November 1 until March 31 as per Bylaw 2/2017. Please ensure all fires are controlled, supervised, and do not contain prohibited debris.

If your fire does escape please call 911 immediately. For further information please call 403-867-3530.

2018 Financial Statements

The County of Forty Mile No.8 is pleased to present it’s Financial Statements for the Year ended December 31, 2018.

Click here to download the Statement from the Auditor.


The County of Forty Mile No. 8 will be providing a Residential Dust Control Program in 2019. This Program allows for County Ratepayers to apply for a dust control material to be placed on a County roadway directly in front of their residence. The cost is shared between the County and the applicant for the first two hundred (200) metres purchased. Fees will vary based on the type of suppressant used and length of application.
In order to be eligible for this Program in 2019, a ratepayer must fill out an application at the Public Works Shop Office in Foremost, and provide payment for the service, prior to May 1, 2019. The Dust Control Policy is available for review on the County’s website, The application form may be printed from the website as well.
The date of application of the dust control product will be at the discretion of the County’s Municipal Supervisor.
For further information on the Program, please contact the County’s Municipal Supervisor, Wes Hollingsworth, at (403) 647-7786. For more information click here.

Regional Water Now At Etzikom!

Upgrades to the Etzikom Water Pump House are progressing. Etzikom is now receiving water from the Foremost Regional Water Treatment Plant. Residents of Etzikom may notice bubbles that cause a milky look to the water; this is air working out of the system which will clear out over time. Please direct any questions to the County of Forty Mile no. 8 Utilities Department.

County Recognition Awards

The Council and staff would like to congratulate the following employees for their hard work and contribution to the County over the years.

From left to right: Charmaine Karl-retiring with 35 years of service, Matt Nelson-9 years of service, Richard Heitrich-20 years of service, Gord Canavan-35 years of service, Scott Heck-Retiring with 40 years of service, and Dale Brown-45 years of service.

2019 Minister’s Senior Service Awards

The minister’s Seniors Service Awards recognize the important volunteer work that individuals and organizations provide to assist seniors and our communities in Alberta each year. To date , the awards program has honored 145 recipients. Please visit or click here for more information.

Utilities Rates Adjustment

On January 30, 2019, the County Council approved adjustments to the County of Forty Mile Utilities Rates as detailed in this document. These adjustments will apply on April 1, 2019, and specifically effect the Hamlet of Burdett’s water, sewer, and garbage; the Hamlet of Etzikom’s water; and the Hamlet of Manyberries’ Sewer rates. As other Hamlets begin to receive water from the Foremost Regional Water Treatment plant through the Regional Pipeline, their water rate will become the Treated Water Rate.

2018 Tax Receipts

Taxpayers who require a receipt for their tax payment may request them by telephone 403-867-3530, fax 403-867-2242, or by email at [email protected]

Renewal of State of Local Emergency

The Local Authority of the County of Forty Mile No. 8 has declared a State of Local Emergency throughout the County due to overland flooding which is impacting various roadways and locations throughout the County.

The public is advised that for the duration of the emergency, the local authority may take any action it deems necessary to deal with the situation.

Click here for more information.



Fire Ban Lifted

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

Chip Sealing

Chip sealing will occur on Range Road 60 between Township Road 70 and Township Road 84 between July 29th and August 2nd.

Please slow down in work areas and watch for work crews.

Burdett Bulk Water Station back in service

The Burdett Bulk Water Station has been repaired and is back in operation. Thank You for your patience.

Assessment Appeal Forms

Please remember that the deadline for assessment appeal is August 6th 2019. You can download the assessment appeal form by clicking here.

You must have the latest edition of adobe reader installed to use it.

You can find that here.

Breakfast On The Dairy Farm

Check out this event happening on June 8, 2019.

More info on the Events Page