Notice: Total Fire Ban

Total Fire Ban has been imposed effective immediately July 19, 2021 for the County of Paintearth No.18.

This Ban:

  • Prohibits the issuance of Fire Permits by the County of Paintearth Fire Guardians.
  • Suspends all outstanding Fire Permits issued by the County of Paintearth under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.
  • Requires that all outdoor fires presently burning whether under the authority of a fire permit or not be extinguished immediately.
  • This includes all open fires, camp fires, fires used for cooking or warmth, burning barrels, incinerators and the discharge of fireworks.

This ban does not apply to fires which are contained in cooking and heating appliances which are fueled by liquid (propane or natural gas) fuel.

A person who sets a fire not allowed under this Fire Ban will be responsible for the costs for extinguishing the fire pursuant to County Bylaw 675-19 and may be charged under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.

For further information contact Administration Office 403.882.3211


Municipal Property Consultants will be conducting assessment inspections over the summer months.
A business card will be left at their inspection stops.

Highway 12 Construction - Realignment near Halkirk

Construction work is planned to take place on Highway 12 from 1km West of the Village of Halkirk to 1km East of Highway 855. The project will include road re-alignment of the existing curve, new access to the Village of Halkirk and paving.

Crews are anticipated to begin on site late June/early July 2021 and construction is expected to take approximately 4 months to complete, weather permitting. Work will occur daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Travelers may experience speed reductions, lane closures and minor delays. Signage with additional information on construction timing will be posted on site.

Traffic will be reduced to 50km/hr with single lane alternating traffic when passing workers. Please watch for and obey all construction zone signage and flag persons on site. For up to date information on this project, please call 5-1-1 toll free or visit