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News & Public Notices

Fire Survey

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Fire Advisory

A Fire Advisory is in effect for the County of Forty Mile No.8.

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Road Bans

Effective 7 AM, Monday, March 18, 2019 the County of Forty Mile No. 8, Foremost, Alberta places a 75% Road Weight Allowance 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 501, and includes the oiled road on Range Road 121 south of Burdett. For more info click here.


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.

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Fire Ban Lifted

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


Amendment to the Land Use Bylaw 2019-03

PURSUANT to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M-26 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta, 2000, and amendments thereto, the Council of the County of Forty Mile No. 8 will hold a Public Hearing with respect to the passing of a bylaw proposing a Land Use By-law amendment as shown below:

THE HEARING will be held in the Council Chamber in the Administration Office of the County of Forty Mile No. 8 in Foremost, Alberta at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.

Any person wishing to be heard may make oral or written representation to the Council at that time. Oral submissions may be limited to five minutes in length whether or not a written presentation is submitted.

A copy of the proposed bylaw and other documents that relate to the proposed bylaw may be inspected during regular office hours at the Administration Office of the County in Foremost, Alberta.

Nathan Ogden

Planning Advisor / Development Officer

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