Situated in the Central Peace Country of northwestern Alberta, Saddle Hills County is located approximately 500 kilometres north of Edmonton and only 40 kilometres north of Grande Prairie. The County is a medium-sized local government that offers abundant opportunities. Home to a diverse agricultural community, Saddle Hills County also contains rich deposits of natural gas and oil for which Alberta is so well known.
With the beautiful Peace River Valley forming our northern boundary and the Saddle Hills to the south, we offer picturesque landscapes filled with stunning contrasts and abundant wildlife. Elk, moose and deer are just a few of the wild animals that roam our deep river valleys, lush wooded hillsides and rolling plains.
Saddle Hills County Has A New Home!
Saddle Hills County Operations have now moved to the new location on Hwy 49 at the junction with 725.
Office hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
February 28, 2014
Saddle Hills County is currently in the early stages of putting together a strategic communications plan, and we are seeking your input!
Please take a few moments to fill out the survey below, as we strive to improve two-way communication in our County.
Communication Survey (PDF)
February 14, 2014
Saddle Hills County is pleased to provide Calcium Chloride as a dust abatement agent on roads in 2014. The standard fee is $7.50 per linear meter. However, the County will share a percentage of the cost with residents who request dust control. The cost-sharing percentages are outlined below.
February 11, 2014
January 27, 2014
ATTENTION COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
RECREATION CAPITAL GRANTS APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 28, 2014
December 20, 2013
Saddle Hills County Transfer Station Hours are as follows:
Woking: Tuesday – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Blueberry: Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bonanza: Friday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Gundy: Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 28, 2013
Residents of Woking – Dog Licenses are available at the Saddle Hills County Office. Current licenses expire on Dec. 31, 2013!
Please see the attached information, and the application form.
November 22, 2013
Any county residents looking to pick up snow plow flags are able to do so, effective immediately, at several locations. Flags are available for pick up at the County Complex, Edge Automotive in Spirit River, and the Bonanza, Savanna and Bay Tree stores.
August 27, 2013
Rural High Speed Internet
Saddle Hills County remains committed to assisting rural residents obtain access to high speed internet. Various options have been explored over the years and a new approach has been adopted by Council. It has never been the County’s intent to become an internet service provider, but to instead help bridge the gap so that existing service providers may offer a reliable, affordable service to the public.
November 30, 2012
Saddle Hills County Council engaged Rick McDonald & Associates to complete a Corporate Review. On November 27, 2012 Council received the report that can be viewed at the link below. Council has postponed making decisions on the recommended actions to a meeting in January. The results of Council decision making will be communicated shortly after the January meeting.
February 12, 2014
Saddle Hills County is currently seeking motivated individuals to fill the following seasonal positions:
Truck Driver (4)
Backhoe Operator (2)
Loader Operator (2)
Gravel Checker (1)
Roving Grader Operator (1)
General Labourer (2-5)
Please send resumes in confidence to the following by March 31, 2014:
Public Works Seasonal Employment
Saddle Hills County
Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (780)864-3904 Ph. (780)864-3760
February 6, 2014
The Community Development Coordinator is responsible for facilitating and promoting economic development in order to support healthy communities, economic diversification, and population growth. Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, the Community Development Coordinator is responsible for facilitating community and economic development strategic planning initiatives; securing funding for economic development activities and programs; assisting local organizations, businesses and individuals with finding available resources and support in preparing business development plans and projects; and promoting and marketing the community in order to expand economic development opportunities.
January 24, 2014
The Manager of Finance is responsible for providing assistance with the planning, coordination and control of the activities of the Corporate Services Department which includes the financial responsibilities of Saddle Hills County. If you enjoy a rural life style, would like to work in a new and modern office facility for a highly professional organization with a great team environment, then this may be the position for you.
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