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ABOUT THE COUNTY

The County of St. Paul is a people-focused, close-knit region with a population of just over 6400, a community of 1200 farms, 32 oil & gas companies and is located 208km northeast of Edmonton.

The Town of St. PaulTown of Elk Point and Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay lie within the County boundaries but have their own governance. There are numerous hamlets such as Ashmont, Heinsburg, Mallaig, Lafond, Lindbergh, Lottie Lake, St. Edouard, St. Lina, and St. Vincent which form part of the County.

We're a community that shares in your values. We work to live our core values in everything we do: we’ll be honest and transparent (even when it’s tough), we’ll be fair, we’ll share in and work towards success, we’ll be welcoming, and when it comes down to it we care. We’re not the city, we’re the un-city.

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Easter Office Closure

Happy Easter! Although the County Administration and Public Works Offices are closed to the public because of COVID-19, staff working at these locations and from their homes will not be available by phone or through email on Friday, April 10 in recognition of Good Friday and on Monday, April 13 for Easter Monday. In case…

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Public Auction of Land – Cancelled

The Public Auction of Land that was scheduled for May 12, 2020 has been cancelled. Due to COVID-19, the County of St. Paul Council passed a motion to cancel the Public Auction of Land scheduled for May 12, 2020. The auction has been cancelled in an effort to avoid public gatherings, as recommended by the…

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County FCSS Delivery Services during COVID-19

The County of St. Paul and Elk Point FCSS will be providing grocery and prescription deliveries to those individuals in the County who are deemed at risk. Individuals must phone FCSS prior to placing their order to make sure they qualify for this service.  Information 

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Regional Municipality Update – COVID-19 situation

We will be providing our residents with periodic updates on the actions the Regional Municipalities are taking to stay abreast of the COVID-19 or Coronavirus situation. March 26, 2020 update We are being Proactive.  We are here to help you.  

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Information about applying for the Alberta Emergency Isolation Supports program (March 25, 2020)

The attached information was produced and provided by the Service Alberta.  It may answer questions you have about applying for the funding. The information is current as of March 25, 2020

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County Buildings closed due to COVID-19

County of St. Paul Council passed several motions on March 16, 2020 regarding the closure to the public for access to the County Administration Office, Public Works, Ashmont and Mallaig Fire Halls and the Ashmont and Mallaig Community Libraries.  These closures are to reduce the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus. Effective immediately,…

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Payments to the County – at this time

The municipalities encourage the public to use on-line payments if possible, as well as requesting information by phone or email rather than attending our offices in person at this time. Be see the page on the County website for payment options.

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Public Information about COVID-19

Issued jointly by:  County of St. Paul, Town of St. Paul, Town of Elk Point, Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay March 13, 2020 – Town of St. Paul information Updated March 17, 2020 Local governments within the St. Paul region are advising the public about measures being taken pertaining to COVID-19, otherwise known as the…

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Do you have old tires?

Don’t throw out those old tires.  Recycle them and they might show up as recycled material in playgrounds, sidewalks, floor mats … The latest edition of “Trash Talk” provides you with information about the types of tires accepted for recycling at the County’s Transfer Stations. Trash Talk about Recycling Tires

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Stoney Lake Municipal Campground is NOT closing

Stoney Lake Municipal Campground in the County of St. Paul is NOT closing.   The Alberta Government announced that it is closing or partially closing 20 parks for the 2020 season.   Stoney Lake Provincial Recreation Park is named as a full closure. This Recreation Park is located near Fairview, Alberta.   PLEASE NOTE that…

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Reserve Your Camping Site Online

Thinking of summer?  Book your municipal camping site online through Camp Reservations Canada. The County of St. Paul manages 4 campgrounds in the County. The campgrounds also have gazebos for rent, and day use areas.  The campgrounds are just a 2 hour drive east of Edmonton, and within a 1/2 hour drive of the Town…

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Efficient Grain Dryer Program

The Efficient Grain Dryer Program (EGDP) was announced by the Federal and Provincial Agriculture Ministers on February 11.  It is an energy efficiency program intended to assist producers with reducing the overall energy use on their operations. The program will only fund equipment that shows a significant energy efficiency improvement over standard practice. Information EGDP…

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Trash Talk – Let’s Talk about Recycling

What to do with your burned out lightbulbs, eyeglasses & hearing aids, tires and more?  The County’s Waste Management is here to help.  Information is now available to help residents reduce what goes into the landfills through safe disposal of unusable goods at the Transfer Stations.  Disposing of unusable goods is ‘Safe for you, Safe…

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Snowmobiles and unharvested crops

The County of St. Paul ASB has free signage available for property owners in the County whose fields have unharvested crops. The signs are available at the County of St. Paul Administration Office (5015 – 49 avenue in St. Paul), and at the County’s Public Works Shop (5618 – 57 Street in St. Paul). Business…

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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

The County of St. Paul and Elk Point FCSS has partnered with the Canada Revenue Agency on the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program until April 30. Note:  Although the Federal government extended the filing date deadline the filing of 2019 Income Tax to June 1, 2020 the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is not being…

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Can access be denied to a wellsite?

The Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) answers this question and looks at potential repercussions.  Link  

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Where’s the Crime in the County?

The St. Paul RCMP Detachment actively tracks public crime.  What’s been happening in your area? Link to the app    Published with permission from the RCMP.

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Snow Flag Program & General Road Maintenance

Background Details: Every County road has a right of way that belongs to the County and is required to be maintained by the County graders, trucks, and mowing crews. Request: The County of St. Paul Public Works department is kindly requesting the following be adhered to going forward. Please don’t leave signage of any kind…

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Crime Prevention

The St. Paul RCMP Detachment has produced a number of helpful and informative “Crime Prevention Tip Sheets”.  It’s all of our responsibility to keep our rural and town neighbourhoods safe by reporting crime and suspicious activities. Rural Crime Prevention Vehicle Crime Prevention Neighbourhood Crime Prevention – What Should I Look for in My Neighbourhood Neighbourhood…

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County of St. Paul declared Agricultural Disaster

The County of St. Paul has declared a Municipal State of Agricultural Disaster on November 26, 2019.  This declaration covers the entire County of St. Paul and is based primarily on annual crop unharvested acres. The County of St. Paul has 35% of annual crops that remain unharvested as of November 26, 2019.  These unharvested…

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Citizen Self-Serve

Do you want to know how much you owe on your Water Bill/ Property Taxes/ Accounts Receivable or information about your property assessment? How to register for Citizen Self-Serve To access Citizen Self Serve from the County Website – Click on “Online Services” located in the blue ribbon at the top of the home page.…

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2020 Strategic and Operational Plans

The County of St. Paul’s 2020 Strategic and Operational Plans are now available on the County Website at Strategic Plans 2020.  

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Operational Plan Update for 2019 Fourth Quarter

The County of St. Paul’s Operational Plan Update for the fourth quarter of 2019 (October to December) is now available on the County’s website.  The Operational Plan is tied to the Strategic Plan for the County. Fourth Quarter Update  

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Winter is here …

Snow Removal Agreements/ Snow flags are available year ‘round from the County Administration and Public Works Offices, and from the Town of Elk Point Office.   The fee of $25.00 is based on one (1) driveway clearing of snow.   There is no charge for seniors (65+ and full-time County resident) and people with disabilities.…

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COUNTY NEWS

We regularly post information on this news page about council happenings, county news, lifestyle blogs and more.
Check back here regularly for updated information

Easter Office Closure

Happy Easter! Although the County Administration and Public Works Offices are closed to the public because of COVID-19, staff working at these locations and from their homes will not be available by phone or through email on Friday, April 10 in recognition of Good Friday and on Monday, April 13 for Easter Monday. In case…

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Public Auction of Land – Cancelled

The Public Auction of Land that was scheduled for May 12, 2020 has been cancelled. Due to COVID-19, the County of St. Paul Council passed a motion to cancel the Public Auction of Land scheduled for May 12, 2020. The auction has been cancelled in an effort to avoid public gatherings, as recommended by the…

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County FCSS Delivery Services during COVID-19

The County of St. Paul and Elk Point FCSS will be providing grocery and prescription deliveries to those individuals in the County who are deemed at risk. Individuals must phone FCSS prior to placing their order to make sure they qualify for this service.  Information 

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