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  • Free Oats for Saddle Hills County Ratepayers!

    The Peace Region Economic Development Alliance (PREDA)  has partnered up with Prairie Oats Growers Association to raise awareness of the value of oats, distributing over 7,500 bags of oats, courtesy of Save on Foods, to 27 municipalities throughout the Peace Region.

  • Notice of Development Permit Approvals - Deadline: October 3, 2023

    Anyone wishing to lodge an appeal against these developments must do so in writing, stating the reasons for the appeal by October 3, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. A non-refundable fee of $100.00 must accompany the appeal.

  • Alberta Crop Report as of September 5, 2023

    Crop Report, provided by the Government of Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation, as of September 5, 2023.

  • Hunting Etiquette in County Campgrounds

    Please note that wild game is not to be hung, cleaned, or disposed of in any Saddle Hills County campgrounds and that firearms and bows and arrows are prohibited in these areas.

  • Preparing Trees and Shrubs for Winter 2023/24

    For trees and shrubs, winter presents a series of formidable challenges. Harsh conditions, from freezing temperatures to limited sunlight, can take a toll on their health and vitality. In the harsh winter climates of Alberta, trees and shrubs often face various threats that can lead to extensive damage. From the biting cold temperatures and dry air to the winter sun and the relentless forces of wildlife, salt, deep freezes, heavy snow, and ice, the challenges are plentiful. However, by taking a few proactive measures, you can significantly reduce the potential for damage and ensure the survival and vitality of your trees and shrubs.

  • Moisture Updates - September 6, 2023

    Since the last report on August 31, 2023, modest rains fell across much of the western portions of the Central Region, and large parts of the the North East and the North West Regions, with many lands receiving between 5 to 10 mm of rain, just enough to put a temporary pause on harvest activities in these areas. Once again, most of the Southern Region and the eastern portions of the Central Region and parts of the Peace Region remained dry.

  • FarmCash Fall Applications - Now Open!

    FarmCash is a cash advance program and cash flow management tool offered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to producers across Western Canada, in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Maintoba. It provides marketing flexibility when selling, low interest savings, risk mitigation during the growing season, and resources for wise investing.

  • AFSC Upcoming Deadlines - Crop Insurance, Agri-stability, and Overwintering Insurance

    The Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) provides Alberta's farmers and agri-businesses with loans, crop insurance, and farm income disaster assistance. For more information on all the funding and insurance programs offered, please visit their website at

  • Fall Tree Planting

    Fall presents an excellent opportunity to plant larger caliper trees on your property. Caliper trees are older trees, with a minimum trunk diameter of 4 cm, measured 15 cm above ground level. Larger caliper trees have a trunk diameter of 10 cm, measured 30 cm above ground level. In Alberta, spring often brings dry soil and low humidity. However, during fall tree planting, soil moisture is higher due to summer and autumn rains, providing an advantageous environment for root establishment in preparation for the upcoming spring.

  • Septic Awareness Week 2023 - Free Septic Sense Webinars

    Do you have Septic Sense?
    September 18 to 22 is Septic Awareness Week, and the Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association (WCOWMA) is urging homeowners to practice Septic Sense by considering both what goes down the drain and how to maintain their septic system.

Contact Us

Saddle Hills
Junction of Hwy 49 & Secondary Hwy 725
RR1, Spirit River AB
T0H 3G0
T. 780-864-3760
Fax 780-864-3904
Toll-free 1-888-864-3760

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