Business Features


Saddle Hills County has a strong and dynamic business community comprised of small, medium and big operations in agriculture, oil and gas, and forestry as well as a number of smaller businesses, among these our amazing greenhouses and general stores.

The county provides business features, in partnership with the Central Peace Signal newspaper to give you more information on our local businesses, and the people who make them work. We also offer free social media advertising to all of our local businesses, many of which can be found in our Business Directory.  

If your business is not yet listed please get in touch with our Communications Coordinator to arrange for a free listing.


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"We are an all inclusive hunting lodge located in WMU 359, between two creeks. We are able to accommodate up to 6 hunters at one time.

There is adundant wildlife, with an open bull elk season, 3 points or better, and lots of open farmland.

As a thanks to first responders, past and present, discounts will be offered, this Includes military personnel. A huge discounted price including comfortable beds and all meals, along with all daily services. Everyone is welcome."

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81035 Rge. Rd. 83, Saddle Hills County, Alberta T0H 3G0

(780) 285-4907

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Anne's Greenhouse is a fixture in the lives of serious gardeners and amateurs alike in Saddle Hills County and the Central Peace . Once you turn off Highway 49 and go north on Secondary Highway 725 (or the Moonshine Lake road), you travel to the intersection where the Fourth Creek Community Center is. From this point on there are signs at every corner. Only seven miles from this point. 

Always open the Monday before Mother’s Day. Open seven days a week, even on holidays, from 10am to 8pm.

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Twp. Rd. 820 and Rge. Rd. 80, Fourth Creek, Alberta

(780) 351-2215

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On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, vendors descended on the Bay Tree skating rink, just a tad east from the Bay Tree Store, for the season opener of the first-ever Bay Tree Market on 49, which Heather Porrill, who owns Buttery Bites Caramels, had been spearheading with the sponsorship of the Bonanza Agricultural Society. An Alberta-approved farmer’s market, Bay Tree Market on 49 takes place from 11am to 1pm every Tuesday from June  to September, and select Saturdays. 

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Hwy. 49, Bay Tree, Alberta

(780) 353-3055

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Black Bear Creek Farms are a farm to table business, run by Michael and April DeVuyst, offering seasonal vegetables, pickles and a variety of flavoured honeys, including chocolate honey. 

Catch them at any of our local markets, or connect with them on Facebook or Instagram to place an order.

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Phone: (587) 277-1476

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A locally owned and operated plumbing and heating company located in Saddle Hills County.Specializing in service, new construction, and renovations. Red Seal Certified Plumber and Class B Gasfitter. 24/7 emergency call out available.

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By Appointment - PO Box 45, Gordondale, AB T0H 1V0

(780) 864-9673

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Currently raising pastured pork and chicken (grass-fed and grass-finished), eggs, laying breed birds and hatching eggs.

First Gen Farmers, But Not Really

Our farm is deeply rooted by the farmers that came before us. But, they came upon some bad luck and hard times and no longer had a farm to hand down to us, so here we are, starting over from scratch. Literally.
When we got our ranch it was plain dirt. Overgrown trees. Old fencing that needed removed.

We started with nothing. 

Everything we have, we had to work for. Kind of like our ancestors.

We often live by the motto, "Make do, or do without."
People thought we were nuts to pursue this path, but it's all we ever wanted and it's what we continue to sacrifice for.

When nobody believed in us, we had to believe in ourselves.
We hope you enjoy following along in our journey.

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Westmark - 76235 Rg. Rd. 74, Woking, Alberta T0H 3V0

(780) 296-4550

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 Before Buttery Bites Caramels came to fruition in late 2004, owner Heather Porrill had searched for the perfect caramel that would fill her with excitement. Alas, it never happened. So, after a bit of research and experimenting, she developed a caramel recipe that she could be proud of. With only five simple ingredients, Heather created an extraordinarily creamy caramel – just like grandma used to make. The richness and flavor prove there are no half measures used when preparing these indulgent treats.

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79038 Rge. Rd. 130, Bay Tree, Alberta T0H 0A0

(780) 353-3055

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Watkins is the oldest home-based business, starting in 1868. Carol started selling products in 1993, such as extracts, pepper, cinnamon, soup bases, medicated ointment, toilet bowl cleaner, all-natural hand lotions and soaps.

You can find Carol at local markets, such as the Bay Tree Market on 49 throughout the season, or contact her directly to place an order.

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(780) 864-9200

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Chinook Valley Golf Course is a challenging 9 hole course, located in Northmark, Alberta offering the amenities and quality the discriminating golfer expects. Anyone who loves golf will appreciate the beautiful fairways and lush greens. Suitable for all ages and levels of play. Conveniently located just 35 minutes north of Grande Prairie. The course layout takes advantage of the beautiful northern Alberta terrain, complemented by rolling hills and multiple river flats.

The clubhouse is licensed, modern and well-equipped. Drink and enjoy the expansive views of the golf course and valley from the covered or open deck.

Camping facilities are available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Plenty of power only sites and a limited amount of full service sites are available. 

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76329 Hwy 731, Northmark, Alberta T0H 3V0

(780) 774-3838

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Annuals, succulents, hanging baskets, veggies, and a few herbs as well as some planters and gardening decor.

Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 7pm (BC time)


From Dawson Creek - Instead of going left to the Bay Tree Store, you take a right hand turn, follow the road to the riaght and go all the way to the top of the hill to the last house on the right.

From Spirit River - Instead of going right to the Bay Tree Store you take a left hand turn, follow the road to the right and go all the way to the top of the hill to the last house on the right.

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13117 Twp. Rd. 790, Bay Tree, Alberta T0H 0A0

(250) 784-7034



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Dandelion on the Prairie is a monthly subscription box currently marketed towards women with the possibility of having one for men in the future. The box contains items made by Canadians from all over Canada. They aim to find items that are sustainably, ethically or naturally made.

Each box will contain 3-5 items. Products can be anything from beauty, self-care, home decor, snacks, scarves, to teas and coffees.

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"Although we are called Diverse Drilling, I would not call us a drilling company, per se, as we have diversified over the years. Like any other oilfield service company, we work long hours under changing weather conditions and encounter new challenges everyday.

That being said we have a great group of employees who are up to these challenges, and the people that we work for have been excellent to deal with – which makes day-to-day operations much more enjoyable."

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PO Box 73, Baytree, Alberta T0H 0A0

(780) 933-3137



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Kimberly Talmey, Grief Counselor and Coach

"I am a Certified Mental Health Coach (depression, anxiety, mental illness), Assist Suicide Prevention Coach (Suicide Prevention), Grief and Loss Coach (11 major loss areas in life), and Life Purpose and Spiritual Coach (purpose and identity).

I also have a Degree in Biblical Counseling specializing in Trauma Counseling , Complex Grief and Loss Counseling, Grief Counseling, Grief Share and Trauma Recovery Groups.

I am the in house Grief Counselor for Oliver's Funeral Home and have an office at Essentials Cremations in Grande Prairie, Ab. as well as a home office near Woking, AB. and I also provide online coaching and counseling through Zoom, FB Messenger, and Phone consultations."

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76534 Rge.Rd. 55, Saddle Hills County, Alberta T0H 3G0

(780) 814-1442

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At Force Action in Development, people of all ages learn life skills in an environment where horses are the teachers. 

Our Teachers are 1200 lbs 

There is no pushing around these teachers. Our participants will have to step up because if a horse doesn’t have a leader, they will become the leader.

They are a prey animal

This means their senses are highly astute. They can hear our heart beat and they will react the slightest changes within a team - allowing facilitators to find those “teachable moments.”

They are just like us...sort of

Herds to horses are just like teams to people. Horses require a leader that they trust and respect, just like we need in life. This gives us the ability to parallel everything that happens to real life so the learning sticks!

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79048 Rge. Rd. 134, Bay Tree, Alberta T0H 0A0

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J. Klean is run by Krista and Josh Enns and is a one stop shop for all of your vehicle detailling needs.

They offer car, pickup, farm vehicle, semi and all industrial vehicle cleaning.

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82002 Rge. Rd. 93. Saddle Hills County AB T0H 3G0

(306) 823-7279



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NaR Environmental offers vegetation control services and management solutions for industrial, landscape, forestry and agricultural customers across the Peace Country. 

Spraying: Herbicide application to control noxious and unwanted weeds around leases, gas plants, rights of way and fence lines.

Mowing of ditches to control unwanted weeds.

Flare Blackening: Tillage around flare stacks for fire prevention and safety.

Mulching: Skid steer mulcher used for cleanup of deadfall, unwanted trees and clearing of new development and fence lines.

Skid Steer Services: All general services such as snow removal and dirt work.

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7220 Hwy. 680, Blueberry Mountain, Alberta T0H 3G0

(780) 864-8248



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Debra and Verlin LaRochelle own and operate Northwoods Farm in Silver Valley. The LaRochelles describe their operation as 'regenerative agriculture.'  Debra describes the process this way: "We are farming with the intention of continually improving our land base by observing and working with nature. We approach our farm as an ecosystem. By restoring natural relationships between different elements on our farm, we can improve the health of the whole system – from the micro-organisms in the soil to the food we produce."

The LaRochelles raise beef, pork and lamb and sell grass-finished beef, pastured lamb, pastured pork, and pastured fresh eggs. Says Debra, "We have meat to sell by the package, and we also, at times, have whole lambs and beef by the half or whole. A new product I hope will be available this winter is wool yarn and socks from our sheep flock’s annual shearing."

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Box 120. SIlver Valley Alberta T0H 3E0

(780) 864-7910

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Shaun Kaiser has been working as a welder for over 17 years and started contracting in 2010. He is available all over Alberta and Northeastern BC  offering Portable B-Pressure and CWB Welding Services.

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Box 26. Spirit River AB T0H 3G0

(780) 251-2345


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A farrier takes care of horse hooves, shoeing them if they need protection. The job involves a lot of knowledge of and care for the animal’s feet, with additional skills in working with metal, bending and shaping it to fit a horse’s hoof. However, to me, it means so much more than that. The connection between a horse and its owner is such a strong bond. And to be able to help keep horses in shape and allow the care for the feet that they walk on is such an honour.

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(780) 500-9713 




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Shaun and Mallory Kaiser started raising goats in 2014, in Hines Creek, where they purchased a small cross trip (trip is the goat meaning for herd) of miniature cross dairy goats from our neighbour. In 2015, they  purchased their first 12 Kiko goats. The Kaisers moved to the Saddle Hills County in 2017 to grain farm  and continue our Kiko goat breeding program.

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81423 Rge. Rd. 83, Saddle Hills County, Alberta T0H 3G0

(780) 864-5126

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It was a Saturday. Ron Dyck didn’t realize until past mid-afternoon that one of the tires of his vehicle was deflated. He needed the vehicle the following day; he must, therefore, get a flat repair. He investigated his options and then decided to drive 90-95 kilometers to Dawson Creek, instead of Spirit River, a 70-kilometer distance from where he was in Silver Valley. This day being a Saturday, the Dawson Creek location was the one that stayed open for a full day until 5pm.

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Location: Silver Valley

Phone: (780) 361-2660 


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To take advantage of your free business listing email us or give us a call at (780) 864-3760.

If you are a Saddle Hills County business, you are automatically entitled to a free listing in the County's directory. Just ask us and we will help you get your account going.

Once you're set up, if you are interested in a Business Feature or a Q & A feature story to introduce your business please let us know and we will send you some questions to answer about your business.

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The Central Peace Signal has been publishing since 1977, covering northern Alberta’s Central Peace region including Birch Hills County, Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133, Saddle Hills County, Town of Spirit River, and the Village of Rycroft

Ownership of the newspaper changed hands in 1999 and again on April 1, 2018. The Signal continues to be published every Tuesday with its current owner, Lomosad Media Inc., and also now offers content online.

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