January 27, 2023

Council Meetings

Monday, February 13, 2023

  • Committee of the Whole –1:00 p.m.*Attend in person, Room LO4, lower level of Town Hall
  • Regular Council Meeting –3:00 p.m. *Livestreamed

NOTE: Committee of the Whole meetings are no longer live streamed. Meeting dates and times will remain the same according to the Council Meeting Schedule 2023.

Find links to agendas and the live stream of the Regular Council meeting at highriver.ca/council-meetings.

Council's Second Budget Meeting January 30

You are invited to attend - in person, Town Hall

  • Date: January 30, 2023 
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon 
  • Location: Room L04, lower level of Town Hall 

At the January Municipal Budget meeting, Council will review operating expenses as they prepare the Town’s Operating Budget for 2023 

  • Follow the Town’s website and social media to learn about upcoming Budget Discussion meetings, including dates, times, and locations – 2023 Municipal Budget web page
  • Sign up to receive emailed updates about the 2023 budget – highriver.ca/news. 

Poplar Tree to be Removed for Safety

At its meeting on January 23, High River Town Council approved the removal of one large poplar tree that could pose a risk to people and property. The tree is in the back lane of 2A Avenue S.W.

A tree risk assessment was performed on the tree by the Town and by a horticultural expert. It has a history of limb loss and shows signs of decay and frost cracks.

Residents and nearby properties will be advised when the tree, including the stump, is removed. Pedestrian and traffic direction will ensure safety during the removal operations.  

Visit the Town website for details.

Stay in the Know

High River Library Cards are Free in 2023!

  • Cards are available to anyone with an address in High River or Foothills County.  
  • Residents can learn more and sign up for a card by visiting the library at 909 1 St SW or by filling out an online form the Library's website
  • The free library card is valid for one year and provides cardholders of all ages access not only to High River Library’s collection of 25,000 physical items and Marigold Library System’s more than 85,000 e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines, but also to the 14 million items available at libraries province-wide. 
  • For more information visit the High River Library's website!

Renew Your Annual Dog/Chicken/Bees

License by January 31 - in person or online

  • All Town Animal Licenses are due January 31st, 2023.
  • Renew online or at Town Hall
  • Visit the online renewal web page for details
  • If this is a new animal license, please visit Town Hall to file an application in person.

Sign Standards Help Safeguard

High River's Small-Town Charm

  • The Town’s sign standards are in place to ensure that signs contribute to High River’s character, beauty, and small-town charm.
  • During the pandemic, enforcement of the Sign Bylaw and standards was relaxed.
  • As we return to normal operations in 2023, the Town will return to ensuring compliance with sign standards in the Land Use Bylaw.
  • Businesses and residents are asked to ensure all signs meet the Town’s standards for quality, appearance and regular maintenance.
  • Visit the Sign Standards and Regulations web page for more information and examples of permitted and prohibited signs, permit requirements and handy links to more resources.

Business License Invoices Due

  • Business License invoices were sent out in early January. Please make payment within 30 days of the invoice date to avoid a penalty.
  • If you no longer require a Town of High River Business License, please call our main line at 403-652-2110 or email businesslicense@highriver.ca to cancel.
  • To pay your licenses online, log in to your Services account by going to the Town's Citizen Self Service web page.

Community Corner

For details on the activities below, check out the Town's Parks and Recreation Facebook page!

Winter Walk Day February 1 - Share Your Results!

  • Winter Walk Day returns for 2023.
  • Free & No registration required.
  • Track your steps, minutes, or km's on your own walk or join a walk at the Bob Snodgrass Rec Complex Walking Track!
  • Share your results with the Town's Parks and Rec team by visiting the Bob Snodgrass Rec Complex front desk or calling them in at 403-652-4042.
  • Help High River be the BEST Winter Walkers!

Skate Mania: Winter Blast at Parks and Rec!

Join us for food, hot chocolate, competitions, and prizes!


  • Location: Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex
  • Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Float to Survive

Learning how to float can save your life. Floating helps conserve energy, which reduces the chances of drowning from physical fatigue. Join us and take your first plunge into learning to swim and being safe around water.


  • Location: Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex
  • Sunday, January 29 -7:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 26 -7:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. *(Taught by women for women)
  • Sunday, March 26 -7:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. *(Taught by men for men)

Discover Scuba Diving

Want to find out what scuba diving is like before deciding to get your PADI Open Water Diver scuba diving certification?

  • During a Discover Scuba Diving experience, you can try scuba diving for the first time in a pool.
  • There is an eLearning portion to this course that will take about 20-30 minutes.
  • Location: Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex - Pool
  • Time: 6:45 p.m. –8:45 p.m
  • Sunday, February 12
  • Sunday, March 19
  • Sunday, April 23
  • Cost: $69.00
Visit our Website - Adventure Awaits!
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