News and Public Notices

We’re Hiring!

The Village is looking to hire an Administrative Assistant to join us in the office as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

We are also looking ahead to hire two Full Time Summer Help staff for the 2023 season.

If you are interested in either of these positions please see the details and how to apply on the Job Opportunities page.

Changes to Utility Rates January 2023

All residences connected to Village of Barnwell utility services will be affected by these changes. Please see Policy No. 01-22 Utility Services Fees for more information.

Emailed Utility Bills


Would you rather receive your village utility bill by email instead of regular mail? Great news! Barnwell will soon be offering this paperless option.

If you would like to be enrolled in this service, please drop by the office, or send an email to [email protected] to let us know where to send your bill. This service is voluntary and, at this time, will not affect users who do not opt in.

Water Line Flushing Complete

The water line flushing was completed week of October 24 – 28, 2022. Thank you for your patience.

Heavy Truck Route

At the October Regular Meeting of Council, Bylaw 04-22 Traffic Bylaw Amendment was enacted effective October 20, 2022. The Heavy Truck Route was amended to included Truck Tractor Only access to South Village Road as per the map below.


Fire Station Open House – October 13, 2022

Beware of Spoofing Scam

If the Village of Barnwell calls you, we will leave a message. If it is a hang-up please do not respond. Why? Read on …

Someone is using the Village of Barnwell phone number to “spoof” people. Spoofing is when someone hides their Caller ID by using a government or business number Caller ID to call a potential victim of a scam. There are a lot reasons someone might want to hid their Caller ID, but by using a fake or spoof Caller ID they can avoid you blocking their number, or encourage someone to pick up because they think it is a call from an official organization.

Tripwire [dot] com provides a simple explanation:

Anyone can spoof their outbound Caller ID by using an online service … [these services] allow anyone willing to pay to spoof numbers. These services are meant to protect the caller’s number from being displayed and claim they aren’t intended for malicious purposes, but they have limited control over who uses the service.

There are always multiple victims when a scammer uses Caller ID spoofing. The main victim is the receiver that answers the telephone call with a number being spoofed, aka the target of the scam.

The secondary victim is the owner of the number; their number is being used without permission.

Tripwire: Caller ID Spoofing – What It Is and What to do About It

Protect Yourself

If the Village of Barnwell calls you, we will always leave a message if we need to reach you. If it is a hang-up please do not respond.

If you believe you have been a target of a spoof call, you may report the event to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Barnwell Days Movie Night

Family Movie- 7PM Friday, July 15 – Madgascar

Teen Movie – 9:30PM Friday, July 15 – Jurassic Park

Movie night is sponsored by Fortis Alberta and PixelBoom Media.

Popcorn will be provided.

The mosquitos are out in force so please wear bug spray!

Barnwell Days Family Fun Games

Barnwell Days Pie Contest!

Are you the first Barnwell Pie Boss?

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