The County of Paintearth is issuing a Fire Advisory, effective at 08:00 a.m., Friday May 18, 2018. There will be no fire permits issued by the County of Paintearth No.18 and all other fire permits are cancelled.

Fires are only to be burned in approved fire pits, approved incinerators or approved burning barrels as per County Bylaw 648-16.

"Acceptable Burn Barrel" means an outdoor receptacle that meets the following specifications:

  1. a minimum of 3 (three) meters clearance measured from the nearest edge of the Burn Barrel to a building, property lines, or other combustible material;
  2. equipped with an expanded metal spark arrestor mesh screen with openings no larger than 16mm (0.6 inches), secured in place with latches or weights;
  3. constructed of non-combustible material;
  4. not located over underground utility services or under above ground wires;
  5. is supervised at all times by a responsible person until such time that the fire in the Burn Barrel has been A fire shall be deemed to include hot ashes and smoldering embers resulting from the fire; and
  6. is used to burn non-prohibited

"Fire Pit" means a non-combustible structure or container located on public or private property, used for recreation purposes and constructed in accordance with this By-law.

  1. a fire pit shall be constructed with non-combustible materials,
  2. the maximum external dimension of the Fire Pit shall not be greater than one meter,
  3. a fire pit shall be covered by a substantial screen or grate with openings not to exceed 16mm (0.6 inches) in any dimension,
  4. a fire pit shall not be located closer than 3 meters (10 feet) from a property line and two meters from any combustible material, including, but not limited to buildings, structures, fences, patio decks and foliage as measured from the nearest fire pit
  5. a fire pit shall not be located less than 6 meters (2 feet) laterally from an underground utility line.

"Incinerator Fire" means a fire that is confined within a non-combustible container or barrel with opening; covered with a heavy gauge metal screen having a mesh size not larger than 13 millimeters and which is ventilated in such a manner as to preclude the escape of combustible materials, including ash.

The County of Paintearth is urging residents to be fire safe and ensure the all fires are supervised and under control at all times.  Burning is ONLY to be done with extreme care and caution. Be aware that weather will determine if the County of Paintearth returns to the total fire ban.

Brenda L. Hepp
Interim Chief Administrative Officer


County of Paintearth No. 18
Deadline for Payment:  June 30, 2018

Please be advised the property tax notices for 2018 have been mailed.  The deadline for payment is June 30, 2018.  Balances still owing after June 30, 2018 will be subject to a 5% penalty July 1 and a further 10% penalty applied on all outstanding balances October 1, 2018.

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, or debit at the County Administration Office located at #1 Crowfoot Crossing, Highway 12 and Twp Road 374, at the TD Canada Trust in Coronation, or the ATB Financial branches located in Halkirk, Castor, or Coronation.  Check our website,, for the list of financial institutions set up to accept on-line payments.

Tarolyn Aaserud, CAO

Community Enhancement Fund of
Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. and
Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.


For the 2018 granting cycle the Community Enhancement Fund of Progressive Waste and PRWML anticipates awarding grants up to $25,000 and invites applications for eligible projects from not for profit organizations, registered charities, and community groups that provide services to the Paintearth Region. The intent of this community fund is to distribute its grant funds to as many groups as possible. Larger amounts may be considered depending upon expressed need and granting capacity. Projects should contribute to the development of a healthy and diverse community. The charitable purposes of this community are to:

  • Foster and promote awareness and appreciation for community-based philanthropy;
  • Promote the growth, development, and success of community endeavours

Deadline for applications is Thursday May 31, 2018.

To receive the application form, granting guidelines and/or to submit the application form, please contact the following:

Progressive Waste/Paintearth Waste Community Fund
Attention: Carol Thomson
PO Box 509
Castor, AB T0C 0X0

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Phone: 403.882. 3211

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Pre-Authorized Tax Payments

Application Deadline:

This form must be fully completed and accepted by the County of Paintearth No.18 no later than December 15th, in order to participate in the Plan for the following taxation year. The tax account(s) must also have a zero balance at December 31st in order to participate.

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