NOTICE: A full Fire Ban is in effect throughout Thorhild County. Current fire hazards are considered extreme.
 The following are prohibited during the Fire Ban: Outdoor fires including: open fires, brush piles, smudge fires, solid fuel fire pits, campfires, burn barrels, incinerators, explosive targets, and the discharge of fireworks.
 Operating an Off-Highway Vehicle on Public Lands which is not part of emergency response operations is also now prohibited.
 Thorhild County urges everyone to recognize and proactively eliminate any possible outdoor sources of heat and ignition.
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Public Hearings

Public hearings provide individuals who could be impacted by a proposed bylaw or resolution with a chance to address Council directly. The Municipal Government Act outlines the situations where Council has to hold public hearings.

Once Council has gathered and considered all relevant information, including that obtained during a public hearing, they have the authority to pass the bylaw or resolution in question. If necessary, they may also make amendments to the bylaw or resolution and then pass it without requiring another public hearing. However, they also have the option to choose not to pass the bylaw or resolution.

Important Information

  • All speakers will be given a 10-minute time limit and are encouraged to provide a written copy of their submission in advance of the Public Hearing.
  • If you intend on participating in person, you are encouraged to pre-register.
  • If you wish to speak at the Public Hearing via Zoom, you are asked to register.  This is to ensure that Zoom participants receive instructions to access the hearing. 
  • If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, you may make a written submission.  Your name, address, legal land location and the bylaw number must be included in your submission.
  • To register, submit a written submission or have issues connecting via Zoom, contact the Planning Clerk at 780-398-3741 Ext. 2823 or email:
  • The proposed Bylaw may be viewed at the County Office and is available below. 
  • Persons wishing to attend the Public Hearing are invited to attend in person or via a Zoom meeting link found on the Council Meeting page. 
  • If you have any questions or inquiries pertaining to this Public Hearing, contact David Blades, Manager of Planning and Development at 780-398-3741 Ext. 2825 or e-mail       

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: By submitting comments on a bylaw, either orally or in writing, the personal information you provide may be recorded in the minutes of the Public Hearing, or otherwise made public. This information is collected in line within Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIP Co-Ordinator at 780-398-3741.    

Upcoming Public Hearings

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.: Proposed Bylaw 09-2024


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