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!

Proposed Ethane Pipeline Open House

Posted on October 22, 2014 under: Announcements

There will be an open house in the Empress Hall Friday October 24, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00, to discuss the proposed Ethane Pipeline Project and an Ethane Storage Facility located directly across the South Saskatchewan River from Empress. The proposed project will develop underground caverns for the storage of ethane. As Empress is the closest community to this proposed project, it is important to be informed about the process and possible implications on the surrounding environment. Please take the time to go out and learn more about the project and the implications to our Community.


Proposed Bylaws Under Review

Posted on September 22, 2014 under: Council News

Please check out the draft traffic and dog bylaws presented at the last Council meeting. If you have questions or concerns please talk to any of your Council members or drop into the office to discuss with the CAO.

9-2014 draft traffic bylaw

8-2014 draft dog bylaw


September 18, 2014 Council meeting

Posted on September 16, 2014 under: Council News

Council meeting is this Thursday. Being discussed are a Cemetery Committee and 2 new Bylaws, – one is a Dog Bylaw , the other is a Traffic Bylaw.

September 18, 2014 agenda legal size

Welcome New Village Foreman

Posted on September 8, 2014 under: Announcements

The Village of Empress would like to welcome Joshua Towle to Empress in the Position of Village Public Works Foreman. We also wish to thank Arlene Hall for her years of service to the Village. We will continue to see Arlene around as she will continue to operate the waste transfer station.

Public Works Foreman

Posted on August 18, 2014 under: Announcements

The Village of Empress has an opening for a Public Works Foreman. The ideal candidate should be proficient in the performance of a wide variety of construction, repair, installation and maintenance activities in support of roads, cemetery, airport, parks and water/wastewater systems utilizing a variety of equipment and tools, performing related duties as appropriate. Please send resumes to or fax to (403) 565-2010.

Summer Fun Day Camp

Posted on August 6, 2014 under: Announcements

Empress FCSS is sponsoring August Summer Fun Club for kids 4 to 14.
Monday, Wednesday Friday afternoons from 1 – 5

Activities would include:

  • age appropriate crafts,
  • learning new skills like magic tricks and juggling,
  • music and
  • production of a short play as a grand finale.

Ages 4 – 5  from 1 – 2pm.
Ages 6 and up from 2 – 4:30.

Please register at the town office or with That’s Empressive.

Empress is turning 100 years old!

Posted on July 17, 2014 under: Announcements

We want to extend a warm welcome to all those who have come to help us celebrate our birthday bash. After all the months of preparation and planning, it is heartwarming to see such a great response from former residents, relatives, old neighbors and friends. The Council wish to pay special homage to the centennial committee and commend them for the wonderful job they have done to pull this off. So when you see one of our volunteers, don’t be afraid to pat them on the back and say thank you for a job well done. We have 3 days of fun planned, with activities for all ages, so no excuses, – go out and have some fun!

Council News

Posted on June 25, 2014 under: Council News

area_village_of_empressVillage Council Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at 7:30pm in the Village of Empress Office.

Agenda, Minutes, & Bylaws are posted on Bulletin Board in Village Office Building

  1. Agenda – posted two days prior to Monthly Council Meeting date
  2. Minutes – posted two business days after Monthly Council Meeting is held
  3. Bylaws – posted for thirty days after third and final reading
  4. 2011 Inspection Report – Copies available at Village of Empress Office

Budget, Audited Financial Reports, Agenda, Minutes, & Bylaws are all available for viewing upon request at the Village of Empress Office any time during regular business hours.

Village of Empress Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – Noon & 1pm – 5pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: Closed

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