Business Features

Saddle Hills County has a strong and dynamic business community comprised of small, medium and big operations in agriculture, oil and gas, forestry as well as a number of small businesses serving those industries and the general public.

The County has partnered with the Central Peace Signal newspaper to provide feature stories on some of the businesses in our community and the people who make them work. You can find many local businesses in our Business, Community & Attractions Directory.  If your business is not yet listed please get in touch with our Communications Coordinator to arrange for a free listing.


Bay Tree Market on 49

Image of Bay Tree Market logoOn 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, has 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. 

 Click on the link for the full feature.


Bloom Yoga

NOTE: In light of government’s mandate on physical distancing due to COVID-19, all in-person classes of Bloom Yoga have been cancelled until further notice. However, classes are available online via Facebook under the group Bloom Online Classes. Anyone can join.

Bloom Yoga logoTo combat physical and mental stress, it is said there could not be a better thing than practicing yoga. Let’s start off by asking how you are offering yoga classes during this time of self-distancing.

Yes, yoga is a beneficial practice in general, both physically and mentally. It is especially valuable in times such as these. We’ve moved classes online for the time being. They are accessible via our Facebook page @bloomyoga11. Or contact me at (780) 814-3562.


Buttery Bites Caramels

 Image of Buttery Bites logoBefore 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.

Click on the link for the full feature.


Chinook Valley Golf Course

Image of Chinook Valley logoChinook Valley offers a limited number of exclusive camping sites for the full summer season.
These stalls are fully serviced. Club membership is required. Unfortunately, we are full at this time but have started development on a new exclusive area.

Click on the link to read the full feature.


Dandelion on the Prairie

Image of Dandelion on the Prairie logoDandelion 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. I 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.

Click on the link to read the full feature.


 Silver Valley Mechanical

Silver Valley Mechanical logoIn 2017, the owners of Silver Valley-based Ritchie Bros. Construction decided to wind down their business and retire after operating the earthmoving and road lease construction business for close to 40 years. Big-ticket equipment, including compactors, dump trucks, dozers, trucks, and trailers were sold in the auction market. Although much of the equipment used in the business were snapped up at auction, there was enough tools and equipment left – not to mention skilled employees, some of whom have worked for Ritchie Bros. Construction for decades – to start a new business. Silver Valley Mechanical Ltd was born.

Click on the link to read the full feature.


The Goat Patch

Image of the Goat Patch logoShaun 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.

Click on the link to read the full feature.


True Balance Tire Shop

Image of tiresIt 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.

Click on the link to read the full feature.

  • Location: Silver Valley
  • Phone: (780) 361-2660 


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Business, Community, and Attractions Directory

If you're trying to find a business, community group, park, church, or tourist attraction here in Saddle Hills County, this directory is your place to look.

If you run a business or group in Saddle Hills County, you can create an account to add your business to the page and edit any of the information about your business yourself! If you need help, or have any other questions, please contact our Communications Coordinator, and we'll set the account up for you.

To take advantage of your free business listing email us.

Business Features

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 we will introduce you to the folks at the Central Peace Signal who may be interested in doing a Business Feature or a Q & A feature story to introduce your business. The County has partnered with the newspaper to provide feature stories on some of the businesses in our community and the people who make them work.

To take advantage of your free Business Listing and request a free Business Feature just ask and we'll be glad to help.

 The Central Peace Signal

 IMage of Central Peace Signal logo

The Central Peace Signal has been publishing since 197, covering northern Alberta’s Central Peace region:

  1. Birch Hills County
  2. Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133
  3. Saddle Hills County
  4. Town of Spirit River
  5. 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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Copies of The Signal are available at newsstands for $1.25 a copy.

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