News and Public Notices


Mark your calendars for our Barnwell Pioneer Day Celebrations which will be held on Friday July 14th and 15th 2017 this  year.

Details coming soon








The M.D. of Taber Regional Fire Service which is made up of the M.D. Regional (Taber), Grassy Lake, Hays, Enchant and Vauxhall Regional fire departments and serves the communities of Vauxhall, Barnwell and the M.D. of Taber with 80 professionally trained volunteer firefighters operating modern and well maintained equipment.

We cover an area that includes: over 9500 citizens, 1 million acres of farm and Ranchland, 3000 kilometers of roadway, near 2400 residential dwellings, hundreds of industrial sites and commercial properties and thousands of farm and ranch buildings.

If you are looking for an opportunity to serve your community in a unique and special way while serving with some of the finest men and women you’ll ever meet – then we have just the opportunity for you!

Join us today!

To apply online visit

To submit your application please forward a brief resume and an application form (forms will be sent in the mail or picked up at the Village Office) in confidence to

Applications will also be accepted by FAX: 403-223-1799;

In person or by Mail:

M.D. of Taber Regional Fire Services 4900B -50th St, Taber, AB, T1G 1T2


We wanted our Village residents to be the first to hear about the new Fire Service Partnership agreement that the Village Council has entered into. Please read the attached newsletter from Mayor Jane Jensen

Fire Service Notice March 2017

Taber-Vauxhall RCMP remind citizens to secure valuables after an increase in vehicle thefts (RCMP media release)

Taber-Vauxhall RCMP remind citizens to secure valuables after an increase in vehicle thefts

Please clink on the link below to see statement from Taber-Vauxhall RCMP

RCMP Media Release

Municipal Elections 2017

2017 is election year for all municipalities within the Province of Alberta. If you have an interest in serving your community and becoming a Village of Barnwell Councillor, be sure to take some time to attend our Council meeting.

Barnwell Blurb and Library Newsletter Mar/April 2017

Mar Apr newsletter 17

Library March April 17 newsletter

Barnwell Blurb January/February 2017

Jan Feb newsletter 2 16

Licenses 2017

License Renewal

All Village of Barnwell Dog and Business licenses expire as of December 31st, 2014.  Licenses may be purchased at the Village of Barnwell office, 612 Heritage Road at the following rates:


Dog Licenses

Not neutered/spayed – $50.00 per dog/per annum

Neutered/spayed – $25.00 per dog/per annum

Restricted dogs -$100.00 per dog/annum

Please keep your dog tags and be sure to put them on your dogs.

Business Licenses


Single business, trades, occupations – $25.00 per annum

Home Occupations – $25.00 per annum

(This includes all businesses or business related activities operating within the Village of Barnwell limits).  All new businesses/home occupations must apply at the Village office for a license to operate.


All business, trade or occupation – $100.00/annum, $25.00/week or $10.00/day.


Hawkers, peddlers – $10.00 per day

Fines may be issued for any unlicensed dogs or businesses.


Village of Barnwell Christmas Office Hours

The Village Office will be closed from December 26, 2016 through January 2, 2017. We will be open for regular hours on January 3, 2017.

Bulk Water Customers: Please ensure that you are prepared and have your water account prepaid accordingly.

The Post Office will be open December 28-30, 2016 during its regular hours and Closed January 2, 2017 and will reopen January 3, 2017 for it’s regular office hours.


We wish you a very Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year!

Property Taxes

A Reminder – Year end is quickly approaching and any unpaid property taxes as of January 1st, 2017 are subject to a 12% penalty. Tax Installment customers should confirm that all payments are up to date so that tax bills are completely paid by December 31st. Please inquire at the office for your account details if you are uncertain of the status of your account