News and Public Notices

April Regular Meeting of Council

April Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Meetings are at 6:00pm.

Update to Temporary Changes to Council and Council Meetings due to COVID-19.

At this time the Village of Barnwell may be conducting its Council and Council Meetings through teleconferencing technology. If this is the case, then an audio link will be available to the public.
The minutes will be publicly accessible at a later time.

Easter Hours

The Village of Barnwell Office will be closed on Friday April 10, 2020 and Monday April 13, 2020. We will open again Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 10am.


In response to the current COVID-19 situation in Alberta the Village of Barnwell is following the recommendations of Alberta Health Services and will be temporarily closing all Village playgrounds effective immediately.

New Covid-19 Office Hours


Monday – Friday 10am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm
*Please respect our efforts to dedicate the first hour of the day to Senior Citizens and people with disabilities (10am – 11am)

Village of Barnwell Office Procedures

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic that is currently affecting our province, the staff and Council of the Village of Barnwell will be implementing changes to the operation of the office in order to keep both the staff and public safe from the spread of the virus. Our government officials have asked that everyone stay home and out of the public whenever possible. As our facility shares the office with Canada Post, we cannot completely shut our doors at this time but would like to limit the number of people coming into the office.
We encourage you to make all payments to TAXES AND UTILITIES online through your banking institution or through the Paysimply option, this link has been added to our website. If you need to pay by cheque, please put this through the mail slot at the office so we can limit the number of people coming into the building. PLEASE NO CASH PAYMENTS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
To our BULK WATER customers, you will still have access to water! To limit the users coming into the office, we are now allowing online payments through your banking institutions or through Paysimply. You will select the Barnwell Village Utility option and use your access number as your account number, this is very important to ensure the credit gets applied to the right account. If you wish to continue to pay by cheque, you can drop the cheque through the mail slot at the office and the payment will be processed and a credit added to your account. Please make sure that you have enough on your account to allow a couple days to process payments in the office.
Our staff will remain at the office as long as it is prudent to do so and are happy to assist you with any questions you have to get the online payments set up. You can call us at 403-223-4018.
Please take the advice of Alberta Health Services seriously so we can avoid this virus spreading through our community. Stay home if possible, no social gatherings, WASH YOUR HANDS! We have many people within our community that are very vulnerable to this virus and we would like to keep them safe. Thank you for your efforts in helping us do this.

A few reminders for Social Distancing

March Regular Meeting of Council

March Regular meeting of Council will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Meetings are at 6:00pm in Council Chambers located at 612 Heritage Road. All meetings are open to the public but we are strongly encouraging public to practice their social distancing. We thank you for your consideration. Any changes to meeting times or dates will be posted in the Village office and on the Village website.


Now Available! Pay by Credit Card with PaySimply.
We have partnered with ATB Financial and through their unique partnership with PaySimply, you can now pay your property taxes online, with your credit card, from wherever you are, within minutes. Credit Card payments are completed safely and securely online through This secure, third-party Canadian payment provider accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. (A convenience fee applies to cover payment handling and processing charges.) Please allow up to 3 days for processing.

If you would like to choose this option, please go to the Utilities and Services, or Assessment and Taxation pages on the Village of Barnwell website.


RCMP Town Meeting

Taber/Vauxhall RCMP would like to invite residents of the MD of Taber, Town of Vauxhall, Village of Barnwell and all other areas covered by Taber/Vauxhall RCMP Detachment to a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Vauxhall Community Hall. The Detachment Commander, Sergeant Gord Yetman will be on hand to discuss matters of policing within our detachment’s boundaries and also to answer any questions the public may have. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

Vauxhall Community Hall is located at 417 4th Street North, Vauxhall, AB.

Dog License Renewals

All dog licenses are to be renewed as of January 1st, 2020.

Please come in and renew your license as soon as possible. Fines will be given for unregistered dogs. Registration of dogs can be done at the Village office Monday through Friday 9-12,1-5.
$25 – spayed/neutered
$50 – not spayed/neutered
$100 – restricted as well as proof of $1 million insurance policy for liability

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