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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
CLOSED TO PUBLIC WALK-IN'S

Due to the provincial government COVID-19 restrictions, the County Administration Office is closed to public walk-in’s until further notice.   The Public Works Building remains closed to the public.

 Residents can still access the building by appointment only.  County staff are available by phone (780-645-3301) and by email 

 If you need a burn permit, snow flag, building permit, or need to conduct other County business please do so by appointment only.

Payment to the County can 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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Passing of HRH Prince Phillip

On behalf of the Council and residents of the County of St Paul, it is with a deep sense of sorrow that we pass on our most sincere sympathy to HRH Queen Elizabeth and all members of the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Steve Upham…

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County Council Meeting

The regularly scheduled County Council Meeting will held on Tuesday, April 13 starting at 10:00 a.m. The meetings will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpToiBVrYCsqVZswlpSo_Xg Or, search ‘YouTube’ and then ‘County of St. Paul No. 19’ The Agenda for the meeting is posted the Friday before the meeting, by end of day.

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FireSmart Bingo Online Contest

Grand Prize for 6 ($200 value):  Dry-aged rib-eye steaks, foil wrapped potatoes, 1 bunch of green onions, 1 small sour cream, 1 pack of real bacon bits, 2 large Reser’s salads (winner’s choice), 1 garlic bread, 1-6 pack of pop 710 ml bottles,  2 pies (winner’s choice). Provided by Cornerstone Co-op      9 additional prizes…

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Preparing for Spring Melt

As the snow melts, water begins to accumulate in drainage ditches and roadsides. The County of St. Paul takes a pro-active approach to drainage by clearing problem areas before spring thaw by defrosting frozen culverts and clearing channels to improve drainage. If you suspect any frozen, washed out or plugged culverts that may cause flooding…

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Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permits have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2013-50 of the County of St. Paul No. 19 Development Permits Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments may appeal within twenty-one (21) days of this notice which is April 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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Road Restrictions as of Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:00 a.m.

Effective Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:00 a.m., a loading restriction will be placed on OILED & PAVED roads including Subdivisions within the County of St. Paul No. 19, unless otherwise indicated As a reminder, there are substantial fines for hauling over limits. Public Works Webpage Road Restrictions    

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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 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 businesses themselves, we had…

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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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Camping Season – Online Reservations are now open!

Online reservations for the County of St. Paul campgrounds are now open through Camp Reservations Canada.  Start planning your summer! Floating Stone, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake and Westcove campgrounds are just a short drive away. Please Note: Some of the camping sites have been renumbered so please refer to the revised maps if you want…

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County of St. Paul and Elk Point Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

The County of St. Paul and Elk Point FCSS has partnered with the Canada Revenue Agency to bring you the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program from March 1 to April 30. Trained Volunteers will be completing income tax returns, free of charge, for those who live in the County of St. Paul and the Town…

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2021 Municipal Election – Nomination period is open

2021 is the year of Municipal Elections.  October 18, 2021 is Election Day.  Nominations for the office of Reeve and County Councillor in each of the 6 Divisions will be accepted between January 1, 2021 and noon on Monday, September 20, 2021 (Nomination Day). The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs the nomination, voting, and election…

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County’s 2021 Interim Budget

Council passed the County’s 2021 Interim Budget at the Public Works meetings that was held on December 16, 2020.  The budget approved the following: Operating and Capital Revenues   $34,207,316 Funding from Reserves   $545,000 Funding from Unrestricted Surplus   $1,450,000 Operations Expenditures   $26,834,083 Replacement Reserves   $283,000 Capital Debenture Repayment   $636,379 Capital…

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Public Notice – Admin Office closed to Walk-in’s

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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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County of St. Paul 2021 Strategic and Operational Plans

The County of St. Paul County Council passed the 2021 Strategic and Operational Plans at the Public Works meeting on November 24, 2020. The documents may be viewed at these links: 2021 Strategic Plan 2021 Operational Plans  

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COVID-19:  The St. Paul Region is now on the Enhanced List

Due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the St. Paul Region, the region is now on the Enhanced List. This means that additional measures have been put in place by Alberta Health Services to keep yourself and others in the community safe and to reduce your risk of contracting the virus. County Council and…

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Transfer Stations – Winter Hours

The County Transfer Stations are now operating on Winter Hours. Please see the Evergreen Waste Management Site website for locations and hours.  On the days County Transfer Stations are open, the stations will be open from 10:0 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And, remember,  Take it or Leave it sites are available at County operated Transfer…

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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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Driveway snow removal – Are you ready for winter?

Are you ready for winter?  Will your rural driveway need snow removal? Driveway snow removal agreements are available from the County of St. Paul Administration, Public Works, and Town of Elk Point offices.    Driveway Snow Removal Policy A fee of 25 dollars covers one driveway clearing.  Residents are encouraged to purchase multiple flags for each…

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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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Fire permits required year ’round

As residents start their fall cleanup, the County of St. Paul would like to remind everyone that fire permits are required year ‘round. If a safe, open fire is in your cleanup plans, you will need a fire permit.   Fire permits are free and are valid for ten days from the day issued. Fire Permits…

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St. Paul RCMP is seeking assistance to work with the community

The St. Paul RCMP is looking for residents to participate in a community-wide initiative. Are you a resident or business owner with operating surveillance cameras on or within your property?   If so, the St. Paul RCMP is looking for your assistance in solving future crimes! Willing participants are asked to provide information regarding their…

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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 have reopened…

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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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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 Most services are now operating as normal. These services include road maintenance, water, wastewater, and waste management. The municipalities are following the lead of Alberta Health Services.   The situation with the virus is very fluid…

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2020 Strategic and Operational Plans – October to December 2020

The County of St. Paul’s 2020 Operational Update for the fourth quarter of 2020 was approved by County Council at the January 26, 2021 Public Works Meeting.  All of the Plans are available on the County Website at Strategic Plans 2020. Link to the Operational Update for the fourth quarter of October to December 2020

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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

 

Passing of HRH Prince Phillip

On behalf of the Council and residents of the County of St Paul, it is with a deep sense of sorrow that we pass on our most sincere sympathy to HRH Queen Elizabeth and all members of the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Steve Upham…

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County Council Meeting

The regularly scheduled County Council Meeting will held on Tuesday, April 13 starting at 10:00 a.m. The meetings will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpToiBVrYCsqVZswlpSo_Xg Or, search ‘YouTube’ and then ‘County of St. Paul No. 19’ The Agenda for the meeting is posted the Friday before the meeting, by end of day.

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FireSmart Bingo Online Contest

Grand Prize for 6 ($200 value):  Dry-aged rib-eye steaks, foil wrapped potatoes, 1 bunch of green onions, 1 small sour cream, 1 pack of real bacon bits, 2 large Reser’s salads (winner’s choice), 1 garlic bread, 1-6 pack of pop 710 ml bottles,  2 pies (winner’s choice). Provided by Cornerstone Co-op      9 additional prizes…

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