Did you Know?
A Fire Ban has been issued for the areas of the County of Northern Lights not in the Forest Protection Area due to continued dry and windy conditions.
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Cemetery Funding
The County of Northern Lights Council recognizes that there are numerous Cemeteries located within the County that require ongoing care and maintenance. Typically, these Cemeteries are maintained by residents, the town of Manning, or not for profit groups. Cemetery boards are able to apply for operational and/or capital funding to assist in their operations through the County Cemetery Funding Policy.
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County now accepting Bursary Applications
The County of Northern Lights is now accepting applications for the 2018 - 2019 Student Bursary Program. Deadline for applications is July 16th, 2018.
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Legalization of Cannabis – What Does it Mean for the County of Northern Lights
In the spring of 2017, The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45 (The Cannabis Act), which will legalize, regulate and allow the sales of cannabis in Canada. It is possible that retail sales will be available late summer/fall 2018. The County of Northern Lights is currently updating the Land Use Bylaw to ensure conformity with federal and provincial cannabis legislation. Currently, it is only legal to consume cannabis if you have a medical prescription.
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Tax Payment Receipts
Did you know? Recent Municipal Government Act (MGA) changes specify that a municipality is not obligated to send receipts automatically for tax payments. At the County of Northern Lights, we are happy to provide you with one, however beginning on July 1st 2018 we will no longer be sending them automatically. When making a payment please contact our staff should you wish to have a receipt provided and they will facilitate this through email, fax or regular scheduled mail.
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Stay Informed


Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Closed daily 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm and all Statutory Holidays.

Office Closed:

Monday, May 21st for Victoria Day


Fire season starts on March 1st, all burning will require a fire permit

Before you burn it, get a permit!

For burning permits call ESRD at 780-624-6190