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News & Public Notices


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.

County Employees Support Anti-Bullying

Fire Advisory Effective Immediately

Fire Advisory in  Effective

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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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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.