Notice: Bridge Construction

BF9172 on Hwy 599 in the following location will be under construction from May 21 - Sept 15.
A 10m wide gravel detour road will be built to accomodate traffice during this period.


The County of Paintearth Fire Ban is downgraded a Fire Restriction, effective May 17, 2019
There will be no more “brush pile” fire permits issued
by the County of Paintearth No.18 which will remain in effect until further notice.

Fires are only to be burned in approved fire pits, approved incinerators or approved burning barrels as per County Bylaw 654-17.

"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 aboveground 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 proceeds to a total fire ban.

Michael Simpson
Chief Administrative Officer

Rural Municipalities of Alberta
Post-Secondary Scholarship Program

In recognition of the importance of an educated population to the future well-being of rural communities, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) established the RMA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program in 1995. The program is designed to encourage rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of the young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities on subsequent years. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to one successful applicant from each of RMA's five districts.

View eligibility and application information


Road Bans


View Road Ban Information
Contact Community Peace Officer, Colm Fitz-Gerald at 403.740.2997 or 
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Strategic Plan and Public Consultation Summary Results

Find out what goals have been set by the County of Paintearth and the
actions that are planned to achieve these goals in our Strategic Plan

Find our what the County of Paintearth Ratepayers had to say in the Public Consultation Summary of Results