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2011 Map of Birch Hills County
Download Map (23 MB) (PDF Document)

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Council/ Governance

April 28, 2016


Council/ ASB Meeting

May 12, 2016


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

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.

Alberta Caregiver Week

Shaftesbury Ferry Open

As of 11:00am April 19th the Shaftesbury Ferry is open.

Parent Learning Events in Grande Prairie

School Readiness: Setting Kids up for Learning Success (Role of Home) is being offered in Grande Prairie by Dr. Deborah MacNamara on May 11th. Check out the link below for more information.

MacNamara Parent Night

There is also offered a two day learning symposium on May 12 and 13th entitled "Making Sense of Young Children" lead by Dr. Deborah MacNamara.See the link below for more information.

Symposium May 12th and 13th

Effective Immediately: FIRE RESTRICTION

A County wide Fire Restriction effective April 8th, 2016 has been set in place by Fire Chief Tom Morgan until further notice due to dry conditions and a lack of moisture.Only burning in approved fire pits is allowed. For all burning inquiries please call the County office at (780) 694-3793.


March 31, 2016       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Birch Hills County Welcomes a new CAO

After undertaking a comprehensive recruitment process   through Ravenhill Group Inc., Birch Hills County Council is pleased to announce that Hermann Minderlein will be joining the organization as its   Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) on April 11th, 2016.

We welcome Hermann to the Birch Hills County team and look forward to his progressive leadership style and commitment to customer service. Hermann brings to the organization experience as a Chief Administrative Officer in communities in Alberta, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, and has a strong background in the financial sector of both municipal governments and with the Department of National Defense.  Hermann first came to Alberta in the summer of 1989 as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces working in support of the British Army at Canadian Forces Base Suffield, first as a serving member in uniform (Air Force Blue), and then for six years as a civilian employee from 1992 until 1998.

Both Hermann and his wife Joan grew up in rural communities in Southwestern Ontario, and have been married for 42 years.  They have three adult children, Allen who resides in Millet Alberta, Michael who resides in Whitecourt, Alberta, and Amanda who resides in Medicine Hat Alberta, and they have been blessed with six wonderful grandchildren.

Hermann and Joan are looking forward to moving to Eaglesham as Hermann begins working with the Reeve, Council, and staff at Birch Hills County.

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Marvin Doran                                          

Reeve, Birch Hills County


Shelley Braun

Interim CAO, Birch Hills County


Burnt River Crossing Closed

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.

April 22, 2016

Community Newsletter

Read the newsletters for Eaglesham (PDF Document) and Wanham(PDF Document)

Tenders & Items for Sale

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Paying Bills Online

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking...

  • ATB
  • Scotia Bank
  • Credit Union
  • TD Canada Trust
  • CIBC
  • BMO