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2011 Map of Birch Hills County

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular Council Meeting

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

Tom Morgan

Fire Chief



Eaglesham Hall Rental

To book the Eaglesham Hall contact

Lisa Price at the County Office or



Birch Hills County

Birch Hills County is located in the Central Peace Region, bordered by the Peace River to the North and the Smoky River to the East. Located within the County are the hamlets of Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham and Watino. Oil and Gas provide the largest sector of employment in the county.


Paying Bills Online

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking through:

  • ATB
  • Scotia Bank
  • Credit Union
  • TD Canada Trust
  • CIBC
  • BMO
  • E Transfer:


SEPTEMBER 10, 2019


Please contact Fire Chief, Tom Morgan @ 780.864.8664 with any concerns or questions.




From Twp 733 to RR 34.

Detour RR 34 South to Twp 770, East to Twp 733.


Community Newsletter

Read the newsletters for Eaglesham and Wanham.

Check out the Town of Spirit River's Community Connect.

Smoky River FCSS newsletter for July, August & September




Peace Valley Access Points Study - Crowdsource site for promotion

Do you recreate on the Peace River between the Alberta and British Columbia Border and the Town of Peace River? Are you interested in the future of and management of recreation and tourism on the Peace River? If so, we want to hear from you.

The Peace Valley Conservation, Recreation and Tourism Society (PVCRTS) has contracted RC Strategies+PERC to lead the development of the Peace River Recreation and Tourism Access Study. The study is looking at the section of river from the Alberta and British Columbia border to the Town of Peace River. Developed through meaningful engagement with members of the public and stakeholders, the study will identify strategies and actions that should be taken in order to enhance the recreation quality and tourism potential of the river. The study will form the strategic focus and priorities of the PVCRTS for the next ten years.

Please take a moment to help inform the study through our online mapping tool. Participation is easy! Simply scroll and zoom into an area of the river that you are interested in and drag and drop the appropriate pin and leave a comment. You can view other people’s comments by clicking on them. You can then “like” or “dislike” the suggestion or leave a further comment in response.

Please note that the input period will end on October 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

Should you have any questions about this initiative, you are encouraged to contact Sandra Fox, CAO with the MD of Fairview via email at via phone at 780 835 4903.




Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a tool that will allow collaboration and cooperation between bordering municipaliites that seek to avoid conflict while also creeating opportunities for shared benefits to their respective rate payers. Click on link for Frequently Asked Questions about IDP.

Birch Hills County and Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 IDP information:

To view Bylaw No. 2019-08 Intermunicipal Development Plan of Birch Hills County and the

Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 click on link.


Birch Hills County and Saddle Hills County IDP information:

To view a draft Bylaw No. 2019-10 Intermunicipal Development Plan of Birch Hills County and Saddle Hills County click on link.


Birch Hills County and County of Grande Prairie No. 1 IDP information:

To view Bylaw No. 2019-09 Intermunicipal Development Plan of Birch Hills County and County of Grande Prairie No. 1. click on link.



As per the Municipal Government Act section 276(3), notice is hereby given that the 2018 Financial Statement, including the 2018 auditor’s report, is available on the Birch Hills County website under the Finance section.  Copies are also available for pick up, mailed at no cost or emailed from the County Office.  Please see the above BHC contact information or email requests to 


Burnt River Crossing Closed

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.


RCMP Public Facing Crime - Mapping Project


Crime mapping is an innovative tool by which the Alberta RCMP is tackling the few offenders who commit the most crimes. This project allows the RCMP to continue to increase inter-agency communication and sharing criminal intelligence with its partners. It also encourages Albertans to participate in crime prevention strategies, such as reporting suspicious persons or activity, in an effort to be an extra set of eyes and ears for police in their communities. Initiatives such as this one can go a long way in creating safe and resilient communities for all Albertans.

Information about the Map:

  • Only certain crime types will be represented on the map;
    • Theft from Motor Vehicle;
    • Theft of Motor Vehicle;
    • Theft over/under $5,000;
    • Break & Enter;
    • Mischief; and
    • Missing Persons.
  • Emergency Situation Flag. Flags would only be used in emergency situations and for very short periods (School Lockdown, unfolding dangerous situation, Evacuation, Train Derailment etc.)
  • Plotted addresses will not be exact but rather a nearby intersection or street.
  • Entries are templated – only certain information can be entered (i.e. File Number and  Date)
  • The Templates are in English and French
  • Entries will automatically be removed after 14 days.
  • Minimal additional Detachment workload.

This service is being provided at no cost to the County.

Click on the Links tab at the top of the page to find the link to this map, you will also find a link to Crime Stoppers.

Note: McLennan Detachment is not live yet and is still greyed out on the public map.

Note: you can also call the Spirit River RCMP detachment complaint line at 780-864-3533.