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The Town of High River is a people-first community on the Highwood River and a great place to live, work and play. We strive to meet our values of being respectful, ethical, transparent and always acting in the best interest of the community.

As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to work on important projects that are helping to shape the future of the town - a vibrant and thriving community that offers an inclusive social environment and many locally-owned and dynamic businesses.

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Health and Wellness & Reg. Round up on March 11
Capital improvements to begin at the recreation complex

The 2017 capital budget was approved by Council in early January and allocated $1 million to parks and recreation maintenance and upgrades. These upgrades will begin with the aquatics facility which will be temporarily closed from April 15 to July 2 (reopening July 3). 

"This closure will allow for the installation of a new boiler, additional lighting, repairs to the pool deck and some shower upgrades in the changing rooms," says Craig Stanley, manager of parks and recreation for the Town. "We want to continue to put our user's comfort and safety first and these improvements will extend the life of the facility and increase the quality of services we're providing."

The pool water will also be changed from a salt water and chlorine mix to a chlorine only solution. The intent is to complete the upgrades to the pool at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex in time to offer summer swimming lessons and day camps. 
Spring and Summer Guide Available

Family Day thank you

The Town of High River would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers that helped make the Family Day activities at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex a success.
  • 7-11 - bringing Mr. Slurpee and handing out free Slurpee coupons.
  • Sobeys - sponsorship and supplying the barbecue beef on a bun.
  • The Kinsmen - volunteering their time to serve up beef on a bun.
  • Citizens on Patrol - volunteering their time to help kids on the bouncy castles.
New utility rates took effect on January 1

As part of the 2017 rate bylaw that was passed at the December 12, 2016 regular meeting of council, a three per cent increase has been applied to Town of High River utility rates effective January 1, 2017.

This increase is necessary as the Town continues to work towards reaching full cost recovery on delivering water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, solid waste and recycling services to residents and businesses.

Full cost recovery ensures that utility rate revenue covers one hundred per cent of the annual operating costs, as well as future capital replacement costs of delivering these services.

Utility bills are mailed on a bi-monthly basis and residents will be receiving their bills for January and February in early March.

An average residential customer that uses 28 cubic metres of water per month will see their bi-monthly utility bill increase by approximately $4.50 per month.

An average commercial customer that uses 100 cubic metres of water per month will see their bi-monthly utility bill increase by approximately $13.50 per month.

Providing financially and environmentally sustainable services is a priority for the Town. Residents and businesses are encouraged to monitor their water consumption and look for ways to reduce their usage. 

Simple ways to reduce water consumption could include using your water metre to check for leaks, installing low-flow shower heads and faucets, or taking advantage of the Town's toilet rebate program.

If you would like to receive your utility bill by email please send an email to or call 403-652-2110 with the request.
Community Wellness Challenge 2017

On It Transit bus
On-It transit special

On-It Regional Transit is giving everyone another chance to experience the system for free on Fridays. 

Enjoy a stress-free commute on their comfortable 55-seat coach style buses. No special pass required, just hop on board every Friday from from March 3 to April 28. 

More information at 
Earth Hour is March 25 at 8:30 p.m.

Earth hour March 25

Apply for FCSS board
Income tax program 2017

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