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News & Public Notices

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 www.alberta.ca/ministry-seniors-housing.aspx 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.

County Employees Support Anti-Bullying

Fire Advisory Effective Immediately

Fire Advisory in  Effective

Please visit https://albertafirebans.ca/ for more information.

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.

 

 

Congratulations to the Farm Family of the Year 2018!!

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The County of Forty Mile would like to congratulate Terry and Jacquie Doran as this year’s Farm Family of the Year. The Doran’s farm south of Bow Island and have received this award due to the outstanding contributions they make to the community and agriculture. The Farm Family Award is sponsored by the County Commentator and the Calgary Stampede with nominations received by the County. Farm Families from across Southern Alberta are recognized during a special event at the Calgary Stampede.

 

Fire Ban Lifted

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

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.

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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 [email protected].

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.