Welcome To Smoky Lake County!
Located just over an hour northeast of Edmonton in Alberta's Lakeland, our progressive county of over 5000 residents features great opportunities for development, recreation, agriculture and affordable country living.
Smoky Lake County Council and its team of administration professionals look forward to introducing you to our region. We hope you find what you're looking for on our website and encourage you to contact us should you have any questions or comments.
As of April 2, 2013 Road Ban
restrictions on County Roads are in effect as follows:
Notification for “Do Not Spray”
Smoky Lake County Agricultural Service Board staff are preparing for the upcoming spray season. Spray operations for the control of invasive weeds and brush control will commence on June 1, as long as weather and growing conditions permit.
Landowners who do not want spraying operations conducted adjacent to their land are encouraged to sign up with the “Do Not Spray Program” as per County Policy 62-11-02, if they have not already.
New applicants will have the signs installed one time at no cost by Agricultural Service Board staff. It shall then be the responsibility of the applicant to repair, replace and display signs.
Applicants who have had signs installed do not need to re-apply but it is their responsibility to repair, replace and display signs.
Please contact Kurt Holdis, Agricultural Fieldman, at 780-656-3730 regarding any questions or concerns about the “Do Not Spray” program, or other 2013 Vegetation Management Programs.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Section 7.23: Land Use Bylaw 1250-12 of Smoky Lake County
Please be reminded that as camping seasons
is upon us, Smoky Lake County has a bylaw which limits the number of
Recreational Vehicles (RV’s) on your property. Multi-Lot Country
Residential (R1), Residential (Cluster) Conservation (R2), Victoria
Residential (R3), and Hamlet Residential (R4) Districts:
recreational vehicle shall be permanently connected to any utility or
municipal service, such as power, gas, water supply, or sanitary sewage
disposal facilities unless the RV is located in an approved RV Park. You may verify the zoning of your property by accessing Smoky Lake
County Webmap site
http://webmap.smokylakecounty.ab.ca, select “Go” to enter the Webmap
Site and turn on the “Zoning” and “Zoning Label” Layers in Planning &
Development section or by accessing the “Maps” section of our website
http://www.smokylakecounty.ab.ca/maps.htm . For further information you may contact: Aline Brousseau, Planning &
Development Manager or Ed English, Bylaw Enforcement Officer at
No recreational vehicle shall be permanently connected to any utility or municipal service, such as power, gas, water supply, or sanitary sewage disposal facilities unless the RV is located in an approved RV Park.
You may verify the zoning of your property by accessing Smoky Lake County Webmap site http://webmap.smokylakecounty.ab.ca, select “Go” to enter the Webmap Site and turn on the “Zoning” and “Zoning Label” Layers in Planning & Development section or by accessing the “Maps” section of our website http://www.smokylakecounty.ab.ca/maps.htm .
For further information you may contact: Aline Brousseau, Planning &
Development Manager or Ed English, Bylaw Enforcement Officer at
The audited Smoky Lake County Consolidated Financial Statement and the Smoky Lake County Gas Utility Financial Statement are available for pick-up at the County Office front counter or may be downloaded from the following links:
Viewing is possible by contacting Smoky Lake County Natural Gas
Honors Awarded to Smoky Lake County Reeve and Assistant CAO
Smoky Lake County Reeve Dareld Cholak (5th
from right) and Assistant CAO Lydia Cielin (2nd from right) received 25
year Service Awards from the Hon.
RCMP Constable Gary Hyde
presented Smoky Lake County Reeve Dareld Cholak (right) and Deputy Fire
Chief Ed English (left) with their Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals and
certificates on February 21, 2013. Mr. Cholak was nominated for the
award by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Mr. English by
the Canadian Fire Chiefs’ Association.
The ACCA’s Co-operative Youth Leadership Program provides an opportunity for youth to develop their leadership and teamwork skills. These seven day programs take place at the Goldeye Centre, located near Nordegg, Alberta (just one hour west of Rocky Mountain House). Information may be found on the ACCA website under “Youth Programs”. Brochures are also posted at the Smoky Lake County Office. Registrations are due by May 17, 2013.
Experience walking, wagon
and cycling adventures as well as snowmobile, ATV and horseback riding
on the Iron Horse Trail!
Smoky Lake County has launched WebMap, an on-line
mapping program that was developed by Accurate Assessment Group Ltd.
WebMap users will be able to see and customize digital maps of the
Smoky Lake Fire Department has completed the training for play safe! be safe! and would like to bring this program into the community. play safe! be safe!® is a multimedia fire safety education kit designed specifically for children ages 3 to 8 and provides early childhood educators with an engaging set of tools to help teach fire safety to young children.
The program can be taught by the fire department, or
and/or daycare providers can take the orientation program through the
Fire Department and teach it themselves to children. For more
information please contact Hank Holowaychuk at 780-650-2040 or Scott
Franchuk at 780-656-3730. Also visit
for all available materials.
CCI Wireless Inc is now signing up customers for their new 4G wireless network. For a coverage map download the information package. For more information or installation call Riversedge Computers 780-656-2101 for Billing, technical issues and service upgrades call CCI Wireless 1-888-240-2224.
9-1-1 SERVICE CHANGE
Smoky Lake County and Municipalities within the Smoky Lake Region are changing 9-1-1 providers. Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority will now be providing 9-1-1 Call Answer and Emergency Dispatching Services.
URGENT ACTION NEEDED
Any Residents or Businesses using security monitoring systems will have to update the emergency phone number contact information. Please notify your security company that the new emergency contact number is:
Any previous numbers registered with the previous call center will not work in the future.
Please Note: 9-1-1 services will not be affected. This notice is ONLY for the individuals or companies that use electronic security monitoring companies.
Any Question please Contact Scott
Franchuk County Fire Chief at the Smoky Lake County Office @
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Grass Cutting in Road
Gravel Truck Courtesy
When approaching a gravel truck with flashing lights, please stop and allow ample room for the safe completion of the spread of the gravel.
The driver will accommodate the passing of vehicles at reasonable intervals to ensure safe passage of vehicles.
This practice allows for the safety of travelers and operators and also allows for the consistent laying of material on the roadway.
Signs & Road Damage
If you see any damaged or missing roadway signs and / or damage to County roadways, please contact the Public Works Shop at 656-3755
With the amount of snowfall this year already, the County asks residents that plow the snow at their driveway entrances to have snow moved well into the right hand corner of the entrance’s ditch.
This improves the ability for our grader operators to lessen the amount of snow left at driveway entrances, while grading County roads.
In addition, residents are asked to not leave ridges of snow on the County roads.
Please be advised that snowmobiles are to keep to designated routes and avoid trespassing on private property.
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