News and Public Notices

Taber Police Service assisting with Village bylaw enforcement

Starting August 15th, 2023 you will start seeing the Taber Police Service in the Village. We have enlisted TPS to assist us with bylaw enforcement within the Village with their Community Standards Unit. The Taber Police also have the authority to enforce any provincial legislation as well as the Village Bylaws.

This does not replace the RCMP in this jurisdiction and they will continue to attend any complaints or issues that are called in as well as regular patrols, the TPS Unit is an addition to the RCMP.

We look forward to enhanced community safety and quality of life for our residents.

Upcoming By-Election in Barnwell

Please be informed that due to a recent vacancy in our council, a by-election will be held on September 25, 2023. This event offers a unique opportunity for residents to contribute to our community’s leadership and decision-making processes.

Please note that nominations are now open until 12:00 NOON on August 28, 2023. Those interested in running for the vacant council position can pick up their nomination packages from the Village Office.

We encourage everyone’s active participation in this important electoral process, either by running for office, nominating a candidate, or casting your vote on Election Day.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our community.

Download By-Election Flyer [PDF]

Job Opportunity – Public Works Operator

The Village of Barnwell is accepting applications for a Permanent Full-Time Public Works Operator position. Work directly with our Public Works Foreman and Assistant Foreman in this rewarding role. Responsibilities include infrastructure maintenance and facility operations. Join our dynamic team and make a difference in our community.

Apply today and be a part of Barnwell Village’s public works team!

For more information, visit our Job Opportunities page, or download the job posting [PDF].

Barnwell Days 2023 – A Weekend of Fun & Festivities!

Mark your calendars for July 14th and 15th, 2023, and get ready for an unforgettable weekend in Barnwell Village! Our vibrant community is gearing up to deliver two days of thrilling activities that cater to everyone’s interests.

Experience a heated Pickleball Tournament, a delightful Craft Sale, and captivating movie nights on Friday. On Saturday, enjoy an energetic Fun Run, a delicious breakfast, an enchanting Candy Parade, a vibrant Craft Sale, and a variety of entertaining activities. Dance, indulge in ice cream, and witness a mesmerizing fireworks display, creating the perfect grand finale for this unforgettable weekend.

For more information, please download our Barnwell Days 2023 flyer [PDF] and visit the Barnwell Days 2023 events page for more details on each event.

Public Meeting

The Village will be hosting a public information meeting for those that have agreements with SMRID for summer irrigation water. This meeting will address recent changes and options moving forward. Representatives from the St. Mary’s Irrigation district will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions.

Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7pm in the Barnwell School band room.

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.


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