2017 Municipal Election


For Immediate Release

May 26, 2017

Successes – Economic Future Needs Citizen Input and Engagement
Our Region Needs Your Help, Thoughts and Forward Thinking

The Economic Opportunities Taskforce (Counties of Paintearth and Flagstaff, Villages of Forestburg and Halkirk, and the Towns of Coronation and Castor) have retained the consulting services of Urban Systems Ltd. to undertake a review and analysis of the social and economic impacts expected to accrue from the potential closures of the Battle River Generating Station and Paintearth Mine. The Opportunities and Impact Study will also include thoughts and recommendations for economic revitalization and transition.

A series of town hall meetings and one on one interviews were held in Forestburg and Castor during the week of May 15 -18.  There were many things learned from the over 80 participants at the town hall meeting and the 35 one on one interviews.   The Economic Opportunities Taskforce extends a sincere thank you to everyone that participated in these sessions.

Town Hall meetings and one on one sessions were open discussion and focusing on the following:

  • Identification/exploration of community/regional and family impacts re: closure(s);
  • Identification/confirmation of community/regional assets for moving forward; and
  • Investigation of economic opportunities and best fit.


What are the next steps that the Economic Opportunities Taskforce will be undertaking:

  • Continued opportunity for citizens to provide forward thinking ideas to strengthen our region by way of conducting additional one on one interviews; and
  • SURVEY - to be released on line and paper copy available. Will be release June 1, 2017 with a deadline of June 30, 2017.  The on line survey can be found on your municipality’s website and the paper copies are available for pick up at your municipal administration office.

The Opportunities and Impact Study is on schedule with the Final Report Presentation due in September 2017.  For any questions, please contact your respective municipality.

The County of Paintearth No. 18


Permanent Full Time Divisional Grader Operator

Crowfoot Crossing…Remembering Our Past, Building Our Future

The County of Paintearth is seeking a Divisional Grader operator to join our Public Works team.

The successful individual will work out of the Brownfield Grader Shop and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Public Work. This individual will be responsible for the summer and winter maintenance of 100 miles of gravel roads in the Brownfield area. The County of Paintearth No. 18 has a comprehensive benefits plan and participates in the Local Authorities Pension Plan.  The salary grid is between $28.51 and $35.06 per hour.


  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in summer and winter road maintenance would be an asset
  • General knowledge of servicing equipment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to deal effectively with the public
  • General knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety regulations
  • Current certification or willing to obtain certification in:
    1. WHMIS
    2. Transportation of Dangerous Goods
    3. First Aid
  • Class 3 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement
  • Driver’s abstract will be required

All positions with the County of Paintearth will be under the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955.

Interested individuals are invited to forward resume with references by 4:00 pm, June 5th, 2017, to:

Attention: Divisional Grader Position Brownfield Opportunity
County of Paintearth No. 18
Hwy 12 & Twp 374
Box 509
Castor, AB T0C 0X0
Phone: 403.882.3285
Fax: 403.882.3560
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


You are invited to attend a Come & Go Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: County Administration Office

(Twp Rd 374 & Hwy 12)

Please join us for beef-on-a-bun and enter in the draw for one of the door prizes (no need to be present – you will be contacted if your name is drawn). Staff will be available to accept property tax payments. The contracted County Assessor will also be available for private consultations. We look forward to seeing you on June 27th!



County of Paintearth No. 18

Deadline for Payment:  June 30, 2017

Please be advised the property tax notices for 2017 have been mailed.  The deadline for payment is June 30, 2017.  Balances still owing after June 30, 2017 will be subject to a 5% penalty July 1 and a further 10% penalty applied on all outstanding balances October 1, 2017.

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, www.countypaintearth.ca, for the list of financial institutions set up to accept on-line payments.

Tarolyn Aaserud, CAO

Accepted Financial Institutions

The County of Paintearth will now accept online transactions from the following institutions:

ATB Financial
BMO Financial Group
TD Canada Trust
Some Alberta Credit Unions

Please check back as more financial institutions will be added.