Barnwell is starting our very own Pickleball League!

Everyone is welcome to join at no cost. League starts at 7:30pm at the pickleball courts at Willow Park and will be every Monday and Wednesday through the summer.

If there is enough interest, we may even throw in a 3rd day and divide into groups. But for the first while, just come out and learn the game and have fun!

Of course, if you have your own paddles, please bring them.

Pioneer Days July 17 & 18, 2015

Come out for a great weekend with the family! The fun starts Friday evening with a softball tournament and a family movie. Saturday includes a fun run, breakfast, parade, fun in the park, dinner (chili burgers with pot-luck salads and desserts), program, family dance and fireworks to finish it all off. Check out the flyer below for all the times, locations, and details.

Pioneer Days Poster 2015

If you are planning on participating in the Fun Run 2K or 5K, on Saturday morning, you will need to fill out the registration/waiver form below. Bring the completed forms to the Village office by 4:00 pm July 17th, 2015.

Race Registration form

Important!!! Change of Meeting Location

The Axia NetMedia Information meeting will now be held at the +55 Club.

601 Heritage Rd.

7:00 pm June 18th, 2015

Important Notice – Axia NetMedia Presentation

Axia NetMedia –will be making a presentation at the Village of Barnwell Council Meeting this Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 pm

(Meetings held in Council Chambers, 612 Heritage Road (West door of building)

 This is your opportunity to come & learn more about the Fibre Optic Internet Services and Technology options for our community.

 Your presence will help us champion our Village for this internet service

We apologize for the short notice!!


If you haven’t signed up yet, please visit

AXIA Fibre Optic Internet

Fibre Optic Internet to Barnwell?

Are you looking for a better Internet service?  The Village of Barnwell has recently learned that there may be a new internet option available for us….yes…real high speed fibre internet (wired-in internet with download speeds from 25 Mbps to 100 Mbps).  Axia is actively looking to invest in small, rural communities in Alberta (like us) and deliver fibre internet to homes and businesses.  Why Axia?  Axia has already installed the Alberta Supernet in Alberta communities including the Village of Barnwell.  (Have you ever wondered what the small building is just north of the Village Office?  It is the Alberta Supernet building which is operated by Axia).  Learn more about Axia and their internet possibilities at .

In order to convince Axia that the Village of Barnwell is ready for their investment, We Need Your Help!!!  They require at least 30% of our population to express interest by completing the Pre-order form on their website at .  You don’t have to pay any money now, just let them know that there is a lot of interest from our community.  (Please note that when you go to this pre-order page you will need to enter your street address.  Immediately below where you enter your street address a box will come up “Can’t find your address?  Click here” .  Please click in the box and a form will come up for you to fill out and submit. )

The faster everyone orders, the faster the Village of Barnwell is likely to be added to Axia’s list and the faster you will have real high speed internet.  IT IS UP TO YOU!!

Spring Cleanup

Mark these dates on your Calendar:

May 23 – Spring Clean-up Day – no bagged garbage limits.

May 19-30 – Village will pay your tipping fees for unbaggable household garbage for Village Residents. Please note that construction or commercial garbage is not included.  You will be required to give your name and street address for ID. You must sort your garbage at the site.  If you do not, you will be billed for the penalty incurred.

Spring & Fall Clean-up is a program to help you get rid of excess garbage, not compostable materials such as grass, weeds, leaves etc.

The Taber Transfer/Landfill Site has a compost pile which is free of charge just before you go on the scales at the Transfer site.  We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this site and be environmentally responsible.

Summer Employment Opportunities

Summer Employment Opportunities

The Village is now accepting applications for two Temporary Full Time Summer Help positions. One position will commence May 1, 2015 this applicant must be at least 18 years of age or older. One position will commence June 29, 2015 this applicant must be at least 16 years of age or older. All applicants must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Duties will include but are not limited to mowing, weed pulling and whipping, painting and general clean up around the Village. The successful applicants will be expected to work regular weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional limited weekend hours.

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please submit your resume to the Village of Barnwell office, Attention:  Wendy Bateman, 612 Heritage Road, Barnwell.

Traffic Bylaw Updated

Village Council has recently passed a new Traffic Bylaw that will replace the outdated bylaw from 1980. This bylaw may be viewed in full here on this website.

Unofficial By-Election Results

Results of the January 12th, 2015 By-Election are as follows:

Del Bodnarek     12 votes

Robert Chipman     26 votes

Christy Lund     62 votes



Notice of Nomination Day

               Notice of Nomination Day

Local Authorities Election Act   (Section 26)


Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is December 15, 2014 and that nominations for the election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the location of the local jurisdiction office set out below between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon on Nomination Day.

Office(s)                                              Number of Vacancies

COUNCILLORS                                                1

Location (Address) of Local Jurisdiction Office:

Village of Barnwell

612 Heritage Road

Barnwell, AB, T0K 0B0

DATED at the Village of Barnwell, in the Province of Alberta, this 24th day of November, 2014


Wendy Bateman

Returning Officer

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