News and Public Notices

National Kids Cancer Ride

Arriving in Barnwell, Saturday, September 7 at 9:30 AM at Willow Park
Want to Donate?
• Donate at Park at the time of the event for a tax receipt
• Donate anytime at the Village of Barnwell Office – no receipt issued.

Important Event

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019
At 7:00 pm

We were rained out on Saturday, but let’s complete our celebration

The Evening will commence at 7:00 pm with the Program,
Family Dance at 7:30 pm, Ice Cream Cones at 8:30 pm and finish the evening with our Spectacular Fireworks display around 10ish.

Please spread the word to all your friends and neighbors
Meet us at the Park and be ready for some fun

Our Vendors – who were also rained out, will be back – so feel free to bring a bit of change and support our local business.

We are having a Barn Raising!

On Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 8:00 AM to approx. 4:00 PM, the Village of Barnwell will be holding a Barn Raising as we raise the roof on the new Pole Barn at Willow Park, in preparation for Barnwell Days. We need your help. We need volunteers that are strong and are comfortable with building and working on a roof. We need volunteers who can cut wood or be a runner and carry the supplies. All you need to bring is some basic hand tools (if you have them) and your work clothes. Lunch and beverages will be provided for all workers.

The dual-purpose Pole Barn is being constructed to be used for large gatherings and will also feature three Pickle Ball Courts, a sport with rising popularity that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is nestled in the center of Willow Park with ample shelter from the elements, so will be an ideal place for events and to enjoy the fast growing, easy to learn sport of Pickle Ball which is fun for all ages.

If you are able to help us out, we would appreciate it if you would let the Village office know (403-223-4018)or email us at so that we can be organized and have jobs assigned and ready to go. Please come and rub shoulders as you work together with other residents of our community.

Invitation to Meet and Greet Taber/Vauxhall RCMP Detachment

Sergeant Gord YETMAN, Detachment Commander of Taber/ Vauxhall RCMP would like to invite residents of the MD of Taber, the Town of Vauxhall and the Village of Barnwell to a meet and greet being held on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Reeve’s Room at the MD of Taber office. This event will provide an opportunity for residents to meet with the Detachment Commander to discuss topics related to the RCMP’s role and current policing trends within the MD of Taber and area.

Refreshments will be provided. I look forward to seeing you all there.

Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Address: 4900B – 50th Street, Taber, Alberta (access through the north entrance).

Barnwell Days T-Shirt Pre-Order

Barnwell Days T-Shirt pre-order forms are now available. If you would like to guarantee a t-shirt in the size you want, you may pre-order at the Village Office for $12.00 per shirt with payment due upon ordering. (Please note that shirts will be sold for $15.00 on the day of the celebration with a limited supply of sizes)

All pre-orders have to be submitted and paid for by Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 @ 4:30pm 


Barnwell Days 2019 – July 19 & 20, 2019

Barnwell Days

Come out for a great weekend with the family! The fun starts Friday evening with an outdoor volleyball tournament, crib tournament, craft sale and a family movie. Saturday includes a fun run, breakfast, volleyball consolation, craft sale continued, parade, fun in the park, dinner ($2 for Hot Dog meal and $3 for a Hamburger meal), program, family dance and fireworks to finish it all off.

Check out the flyer below for all the times, locations, and details Barnwell Days Color Flyer size

2k and 5k Fun Run
Saturday, July 20, 201

Registration: All Fun Run Race registrations forms must be accompanied with the following registration fee:
Age 16 and under            $5.00 per participant
Over age 16                       $10.00 per participant

Please note the following guidelines for registration.
*Pre-Registration: You must pre-register for the race by submitting a Registration from to the Village of Barnwell Office for each race participant by WEDNESDAY, July 3rd, 2019. Each participant that registers before this deadline will receive a bib number and a Barnwell Day T-shirt in their race packet. Children 3 and under may participate for free, however no T-shirts will be provided. No refunds or shirts will be given to registrants that do not participate in the race.
*Late Registration: 
If you miss the July 3rd registration deadline you may still register as a late registrant. Late registrations will be accepted at the Village office until July 18th and between 7:30 and 7:45 am on July 20th, 2019 (just prior to the race), however, T-shirts will not be included in the late registration packet and bib numbers will be given on a first come first serve basis, while quantities last.

Race Information: Both the 5k and the 2k will begin and finish at the Barnwell LDS Church and will begin at 8:00am. There will be one water station on the 2k  course, and two stations on the 5k course. Water and light refreshments will be served at the finish line and participants are welcome to at attend the pancake breakfast at Willow Park after the race.

Packet pick-up: Bib numbers can be picked up between 7:30-7:45 a.m. the day of the race, so come early so the race can start on time! Late registrations will be accepted from 7:30-7:45 a.m., however, we cannot guarantee a bib number will be available.

Course Description: The 5k and the 2k will run along the old highway 3. Racers will begin on Heritage Road in front of the Barnwell LDS Church, follow the road signs placed on the course, and return to the finish line at the Barnwell LDS Church.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category in the 5k ONLY. Winners will be announced during the program at Willow Park later that evening.
Additional Information: Please contact Candice Gibb by phone: 403-223-5744 or email: with any question or concerns. If you would be willing to volunteer you won’t be turned down!

Click link for race information and late registration:Barnwell Days Race Info 19 Barnwell-Days-late-Race-Registration-19

Click link for race route and parade route: Barnwell Days – Parade Race Map 19

Property Assessment and Tax Notices

Pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, Chapter M-26 and amendments thereto, the Village of Barnwell hereby gives notice to all property owners within the Village of Barnwell that the Combined Property Assessment and Taxation notices for the taxation year 2019 have been prepared and mailed as of June 7th, 2019.

The Assessment roll will be available for inspection at the Village Office (612 – Heritage Road) during office hours. Should an assessed person or taxpayer wish to appeal any assessment, please refer to specific process details outlined on the Assessment and Taxation Notice. Property taxes are due and payable on or before July 31, 2019.

Council Meeting

June Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Meetings are at 6:00pm in Council Chambers located at 612 Heritage Road. All meetings are open to the public. Any changes to meeting times or dates will be posted in the Village office and on the Village website.

Notice of Public Hearing – Proposed Bylaw No. 05-19



To be held at 6:00 p.m., June 20, 2019
Barnwell Council Chambers – 612 Heritage Road

PURSUANT to sections 230, 606, and 692 of the Municipal Government Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, Chapter M-26, the Council of the Village of Barnwell in the Province of Alberta hereby gives notice of its intention to consider proposed Bylaw No. 5-19 being the Torrie Porter Development Area Structure Plan for lands legally known as Lot 13, Block 1, Plan 071 3622 and that portion of the SW ¼ 28-9-17 W4M which is located within the Village of Barnwell.

WHEREAS the purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 5-19 is to establish a framework and standards and requirements regarding the future development of an 18 lot residential development on the lands Residetnial land use designation.

AND WHEREAS the municipality wishes to provide for orderly growth and development to occur while minimizing land use conflicts;

THEREFORE, TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing to consider the proposed Bylaw No. 5-19 will be held in the Barnwell Council Chambers, 612 Heritage Road at 6:00 p.m. on June 20th , 2019.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT anyone wishing to make a presentation regarding the proposed Bylaws should provide written comments to the Municipal Administrator no later than 12:00 noon on June 17th, 2019. Council may hear from persons who did not indicate in writing to the Municipal Administrator their intention to make a submission.

Those persons making submissions will be limited to ten (10) minutes in duration and if need be longer, as council deems necessary. Copies of the bylaw are available to the public for viewing during regular office hours and copies will be provided at cost.

DATED at the Village of Barnwell, in the Province of Alberta, this 28th day of May, 2019.

Wendy Bateman
Municipal Administrator
Village of Barnwell
Box 159
Barnwell, Alberta T0K 0B0

Time to Clean up our Act

Garbage Collection Notice
Due to numerous contraventions of the Garbage Collection and Disposal Bylaw 1-98, and the increased amount of garbage placed for collection, please be reminded of the following Bylaw restrictions which will be strictly enforced:

• The garbage collector shall not be responsible for picking up bags that weigh in excess of 13.6 kg (30 lbs). The Village of Barnwell garbage collector now carries a scale with him and if bags are in excess of the allowable weight, they will be left on the curbside for the homeowner to dispose of. (Recently there have been bags as heavy as 50 to 75 lbs)

• The garbage collector shall have the right to refuse to remove any garbage bags where the bag is dilapidated, torn, unsafe or unsanitary. Many bags that have been placed for pick up are of a very poor quality plastic and tear or break easily. If this is the case, the bags and garbage will be left on the curbside for the homeowner to dispose of. The garbage collector does not have time to spend shoveling garbage that falls out of cheap, torn or dilapidated garbage bags.

• All residential dwellings shall only be permitted to place three (3) garbage bags (no larger than 30” x 36”) for collection, unless a garbage tag (purchased at the Village office for $1.50/tag) has been placed on each extra bag. Garbage tags must be securely placed in a visible place for the garbage collector to see them. Extra bags placed for collection without tags will be picked up and the penalties listed below will be imposed.

• All owners or occupants of a property are to ensure that garbage is not allowed to spill over or accumulate on any land or street and to keep the front and the rear of their premises to the centre line of the street in a clean and tidy condition and free from refuse and garbage.

• Any contraventions of the Garbage Collection and Disposal Bylaw 1-98 will result in the following penalties which will be added to Utility bills:
First Offence $25.00
Second Offence $100.00
Third Offence $250.00

Thank you for your attention to this notice.

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