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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.

 


COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 
Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch
Closed on all Statutory Holidays

 

PUBLIC WORKS SHOP
Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from noon to 12:20 for lunch
Closed on all Statutory Holidays

Payment to the County can also be made through the Drop Box located at the front door of the Administration Office (no cash please), by mail, through financial institutions and through on-line payment options. Drop Box payments will be processed on business days.

 

 

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The Association of Agriculture Fieldmen Bursary

The bursary is intended for Alberta students continuing their education at a College or University. Students must be enrolled in an agricultural or environmental science program. The $1000 bursary available in each calendar year for each of the 5 provincial regions of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen. Applications are accepted until September 1.Submit applications…

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Community Information Directory 2022-2023

The Community Information Directory 2022-2023 is now available.  This comprehensive information guide was produced by St. Paul Regional Family & Community Support Services. Community Information Directory 2022-2023

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Development Permit Issued

TAKE NOTICE    that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. PERMIT NO.        22-D0038   LOCATION    NE 7 56 7 4      Lot 1 Block 1 Plan 0829180   Land Use District: Agricultural (A) Addition of rooftop to existing…

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Development Permit Issued

TAKE NOTICE     that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. PERMIT NO.      22-D0037       SW 31 60 11 4         Lot 24 Block 1 Plan 762 2036 LOCATION           Floatingstone Estates 1996 Mobile Home Land…

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Development Permit Issued

TAKE NOTICE    that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. PERMIT NO.  22-D0036      LOCATION  SE 30-59-9-4     Lot 10 Block 1 Plan 7720532        Vincent Lake Accessory Building Land Use District: Country Residential One (CR1) Approved: Permitted…

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Development Permit Issued

TAKE NOTICE     that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19: PERMIT NO.       22-D0035     LOCATION  SW 31-60-11-4       Lot 90 Block 2 Plan 7722896    Floating Stone Lake Detached Garage Land Use District: Country Residential One (CR1) Approved:…

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Why you should leave the grass clippings on your lawn

What is Grasscycling?   Quite simply, it’s about grass and recycling.   It’s a crucial component to the practice of keeping an organic lawn.  Grasscycling refers to the practice of leaving your lawn clippings on your lawn when you mow your grass.  This is not a new concept, as many people have done this their whole lives. …

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June is National Indigenous History Month

In June, Canadians recognize National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities.

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County Program Information

County Communicator – What are the County’s 2022 budget priorities?  Long Term Financing Planning + Asset Management + Levels of Service = Responsible Budgetary Planning.  Find out more in the Spring 2022 update.   The newsletter outlines how the County plans and manages its budget.  County Communicator Agricultural Service Board Spring 2022 Newsletter — Wondering about…

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Preparation of Combined Assessment/ Tax Notices

NOTICE: County of St. Paul No. 19 Taxpayers   In accordance with Section 311(1) of the Municipal Government Act, notice is hereby given that the 2022 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices have been prepared and mailed May 13, 2022 to all taxpayers.   Sheila Kitz Chief Administrative Officer

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RMA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program

The 2022 application term opens on May 2, 2022 and will close August 31, 2022. The Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Scholarship Program is designed to encourage young rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities in subsequent years. A scholarship…

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County Operational Updates – January to March 2022

Council approved the Operational Updates at the April 26 Public Works Meeting.  The Operational Updates reflect progress on the priorities set in the 2022 Strategic Plan. The Operation Update can be found at this link. or under Governance/Strategic Plans/2022  

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County Transfer Stations

The County Transfer Stations are now on Summer Hours until October 31 as follows –   Mallaig, St. Edouard, St. Lina, Vincent Lake and Whitney Lake Hours Tuesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Ashmont Hours Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Link to handy one-pager            …

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Financial Information

The 2022 Budget Narrative for the County and the 2021 Consolidated Financial Statement are now available for review.  The Budget Narrative provides detailed information on the County’s budgetary priorities for the 2022.

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Free FireSmart Home Assessments

This summer, keep your rural home and property safe.  Property owners in the County of St. Paul can get a free FireSmart home  assessment. Are your gutters and the roof free of debris?  That’s just one issue around your home that’s looked at by trained assessors in about thirty minutes. You’ll receive an easy to…

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Order your Gravel Online!

The County of St. Paul is happy to provide gravel and delivery to County residents. You can use the online order form if you would like to order gravel, or contact Public Works if you have any questions. County property owners may purchase a maximum of 25 tonnes of gravel annually per rural address or…

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Farm Equipment on the Roads

It’s the season when farmers are driving their equipment on the roads.  Please be patient and keep your distance.   What is the most frequent type of multi-vehicle collision? a. Farm machinery being hit as it is turning onto a public road b. Collision as a motorist attempts to pass farm machinery on the road…

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Road Restrictions as of Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:00 a.m.

Effective Friday, April 1 at 7:00 a.m., a loading restriction will be placed on oiled and paved roads including Subdivisions within the County of St. Paul No. 19, unless otherwise indicated. These restrictions are necessary to help preserve the integrity and life span of municipal roads. However, a vehicle designed and intended for use in…

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Buffalo Trail South Inter-municipal Area Structure Plan

The Town of Elk Point and County of St. Paul are partnering to develop an Inter-municipal Area Structure Plan (ASP). The ASP will guide future growth and development of lands located at the southern gateway to Elk Point, including lands in both the Town and County. Residents will have several opportunities at key milestones to…

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It’s Wildfire Season

March 1 to October 31 is Wildfire Season. Wildfire has helped shape Alberta’s landscape for generations. As the province’s population grows and more people are out and about in the country, there have been more human-caused wildfires. Taking some steps now to implement proactive practices on your farm, ranch, and acreage can help reduce your…

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Campground Reservations are open

Start planning your summer!  The campgrounds are starting to fill up with reservations for the summer!   The campgrounds are scheduled to open on Thursday, May 19. Camp reservations for the County campgrounds at Floating Stone, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake and Westcove are open through Camp Reservations Canada https://campreservations.ca/   Information on Campgrounds and Reservations…

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Change in Safety Code Permit Application Process

Effective March 1, 2022, all Safety Codes permits for the County of St. Paul will be issued through Superior Safety Codes Inc. including Building, Electrical, Gas, Plumbing and Private Sewage Disposal System permits. Applications can be found under the Planning and Development webpage of the County website and sent directly to Superior Safety Codes. Superior…

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Medical Emergency Access Routes

Residents who require access to emergency medical assistance during the winter can apply to have snow cleared from their private driveway while plows are in their area. To qualify for this program, residents must submit: a letter from their physician stating the reasons for requiring medical emergency access; and a signed indemnity agreement (available soon).…

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Seeking On-Call Volunteer Firefighters

Our communities are protected by dedicated teams of volunteer firefighters.  Volunteer Fire Departments are key teams that improve community safety.  The Ashmont and Mallaig Fire Departments are recruiting Firefighters to assist with emergency situations in our communities.  If you are interested in accepting this interesting and important challenge, see this link for information and who…

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2022 Strategic and Operational Plans

County Council passed the 2022 Strategic and Operational Plans at the September 28, 2021 Public Works Meetings.  The plans can be found at this link

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Littering Bylaw and Penalties Bylaw

On June 8, 2021, County Council enacted a Littering Bylaw and revised the Penalties Bylaw to include penalties for littering. The intent is to prohibit, restrict,  prohibit, control and regulate the disposal of waste and any waste material  on any road, highway or public lands within the County. The associated penalties for littering are $500…

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Kamloops Residential School Official Statement

On behalf of the residents and council of the County of St Paul, it is with a deep sense of sorrow and sympathy that we mourn with our Indigenous friends and neighbours, and the wider Indigenous communities across Canada, the discovery of the 215 young lives that were lost at the Kamloops Residential School. It…

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Payment Options

Payments to the County may be made in a number of ways.  Remember to include your account number on payments and the roll number on tax payments. By Mail  Please do not mail cash. Administration Front Door Drop Box  Cheque or money order only.  No cash please.  In person   The County Offices are closed…

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Recycle Your Household Batteries

The County of St. Paul and St. Paul Transfer Stations accept household batteries for recycling. The County has been collecting batteries for recycling since 2017.  Almost 4,000 lbs of batteries have been recycled! The extracted materials from batteries are recycled into cutlery, golf clubs, pots and pans, stainless steel and new batteries, to name a…

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Shop Sell Support Local – Alberta iMarket

New:  Alberta iMarket  The Alberta iMarket is now live and is looking for local vendors who are interested in selling their products online.  (see Information Brochure)   (see website) Alberta iMarket originated in a desire to promote regional, and rural, products and services to both a local, and a larger market. While many entities promote the…

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St. Paul/Elk Point Economic Development Alliance

The St. Paul & District Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that it is working in partnership with regional municipalities towards regional economic development through the newly formed STEP Economic Development Alliance. WHAT IS STEP? The St. Paul/Elk Point Economic Development Alliance is headed by a committee that was formed to explore a regional…

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Trash Talk – Let’s Talk about Recycling Bottle Containers

County residents can now take their empty beverage containers for recycling to the County Transfer Stations. By doing so, you will be supporting the Elk Point 4-H  Beef Club, Lac Sante Recreation Society and the Mallaig Ag Society who applied and were selected to collect beverage containers until December 2021. Their work will help support…

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Invest in the Alberta HUB region – one of Canada’s top locations!

Canada’s Competitive Award names Alberta HUB is one of the top 20 locations in Canada for economic development.  Read why  The County of St. Paul is a member of Alberta HUB. “We are very pleased to be recognized by Site Selection as one of the top 20 of Canada’s best locations. To compete globally Alberta…

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How and When to Contact the RCMP

The St. Paul RCMP Detachments has provided valuable information on when and how to contact the detachment.   Information  

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Lakeshore Developments

Property development is increasing on Alberta’s lakeshores.  Shoreland development can have cumulative, detrimental effects on lakes and lakeshore areas. A Temporary Field Authorization (TFA) will be required for placing a mooring structure for personal recreational use in Crown owned-bed and shore, for longer than 14 days. Note:  This is an Alberta government requirement.  If you…

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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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COUNTY NEWS

We regularly post information on this news page about council happenings, county news, lifestyle blogs and more.

Click here if you are looking for information on Lakeshore Developments, Temporary Field Authorizations or the Municipal Letter of Consent.  The information is at the top of the 'Planning and Development' page.

Check back here regularly for updated information

 

The Association of Agriculture Fieldmen Bursary

The bursary is intended for Alberta students continuing their education at a College or University. Students must be enrolled in an agricultural or environmental science program. The $1000 bursary available in each calendar year for each of the 5 provincial regions of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen. Applications are accepted until September 1.Submit applications…

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Development Permit Issued

TAKE NOTICE    that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. PERMIT NO.      22-D0040 LOCATION      SE 33 58 11 4           Lot 13 Block 7 Plan 812 1231    Lottie Lake 2 Ready to Move Single Family…

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Development Permit Issued

TAKE NOTICE    that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19: PERMIT NO.     22-D0039   LOCATION    SW 22-56-4-4          Lot 3 Block 7 Plan 1423417 Single Family Dwelling With Garage and Deck Land Use District: Country Residential…

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