The Village of Empress

is nestled between the Red Deer River and the South Saskatchewan River, at the eastern edge of Alberta. There is a wild feel to this quaint village surrounded by expansive farms and ranches, pronghorns, coyotes and so many different species of birds. The recreation opportunities for adventurers and star-gazers are boundless. Come and see for yourself!


Friendship Centre Supper

Posted on January 20, 2024 under: Announcements



Refocusing health care in Alberta

Posted on January 20, 2024 under: Announcements

In-person engagement session will offer an opportunity for open conversations about the challenges, solutions and innovations that will help shape a more responsive and effective health care system for generations of Albertans to come.

Oyen: Friday, January 26, 2024 @ 9:00 – 11:00 AM MT

Click here to Register




Posted on January 18, 2024 under: Announcements



Warming Centre: Friendship Centre

Posted on January 14, 2024 under: Announcements

Due to the extreme weather, the Empress Friendship Centre is open as a warming center for anyone in need.


January Council Meeting

Posted on January 12, 2024 under: Announcements


Wednesday, January 17, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
Regular Council Meeting
Empress Village Office Building
6 3 Avenue West

See all Agendas and Minutes here.



Planned Power Outage

Posted on January 11, 2024 under: Announcements

Given the number of customers affected, it is going to be a fairly large area affected.

Event Number: 2-00080721
Start Time: January 25, 2024 10:00
Estimated Completion: January 25, 2024 14:00
Number of affected customers: 213
Description of Work: Construction


Rural Transportation Announcement

Posted on January 10, 2024 under: Announcements

Rural Transportation


Empress Curling

Posted on January 10, 2024 under: Announcements

Get your curling teams in by Sunday, Jan. 14.


Shop Fires

Posted on January 9, 2024 under: Announcements

Special Areas Fire Services have been seeing an increase in shop fires recently. You might think it won’t happen to you, but it can.

Some of the hazards that have caused fires:
🔥 Tiger Torches
🔥 Heaters
🔥 Oily rags self-combusting
🔥 Damaged extension cords
🔥 Charging batteries

Keep your shop safe by:
✅ Don’t leave charging batteries unattended
✅ Don’t leave combustibles near charging areas
✅ Check extension cords for damage (don’t use, just throw them away)
✅ Store aerosols in a fire-proof cabinet
✅ Keep work areas clean of combustibles, especially when welding

If a shop fire does happen, exit the building immediately, close any doors and windows if possible and call 9-1-1.


Closed Tuesday, Jan. 9

Posted on January 8, 2024 under: Announcements

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Village Office/ATB will be closed on Tuesday January 9th, and will be open again on Wednesday January 10th.

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