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!


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Spring Yard Cleanup

Posted on April 24, 2017 under: Council News

Council has set May 1st as the day Village staff will make an extra garbage pick up for all your spring yard cleanup waste. Please have your grass and leaves placed in clear garbage bags so it can be diverted to the burn pile. Happy Spring!

Phone Scam

Posted on April 24, 2017 under: Announcements

Sylvia dropped by my office today to play me a message she received this morning on her home phone. The man said he was an RCMP Officer and he was calling about Revenue Canada and demanded she call 844-613-1342. This is a scam. Please do not fret if you have received a similar call, and please do not let anyone bully you into paying any money. Notify the RCMP in Oyen about your call. (403) 664-3505.

Municipal Census

Posted on April 11, 2017 under: Council News

The Village of Empress will be conducting a Municipal Census beginning the week of April 10th to acquire an accurate population count. Population figures are used in most government grant formulas and we want to ensure that we are maximizing our grant dollars to offset tax increases. Please watch for the census enumerators who will be coming to your door. All information collected is confidential and will be used when considering new programming and services.

Dutch Elm Disease

Posted on April 11, 2017 under: Announcements

The Village has been busy trimming Elm trees this winter and we are required to ensure all elm tree trimming is complete by March 31, and that all trimmed and removed elm wood is disposed of by immediate burning, burying or chipping. The Village will be burning the wood pile at the waste transfer station on April 18th, 2017. We encourage you to have your wood at this pile to be included in the burn.

Under the Alberta Agricultural Pests Act (APA) “Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation (PNCR)the Dutch elm disease (DED) pathogens, smaller European elm bark beetle (SEEBB), and the native elm bark beetle (NEBB) are named declared pests. All municipalities, counties and MD’s in the province of Alberta have the responsibility and authority to prevent and control DED under the APA.

Fines may be issued for non compliance of this Act, therefore, we are encouraging all those who have stacked elm wood for use in firepits or fireplaces to have this wood removed to the wood pile at the waste transfer station before April 18th to be included in the burn.

We want to ensure that we are protecting our many beautiful elm trees in the community and thank you for your cooperation.

Empress ATB Agency

Posted on March 14, 2017 under: Announcements


Empress ATB Agency is moving into the 21st Century going live on our new computer system March 14, 2017, We are so excited and want to invite everyone in to help us celebrate with coffee and cookies 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Skating Rink Open

Posted on December 22, 2016 under: Announcements

The skating rink is ready. Thank you Mike! Holiday Hours will be 12 noon till 8:00 p.m. Please use the east door entrance.

Christmas Hours

Posted on December 22, 2016 under: Council News

The Office will be closed over Christmas December 23 and reopen December 28th. Council and staff wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Christmas tree light up by Cathy Cox


Open House

Posted on November 8, 2016 under: Council News

Council has set December 8th as the date for the Community open house to be held in the Community Hall starting at 6:30. This is open to Empress and area residents. We will review the past year, and more importantly get your input on planning for the future. We encourage everyone to come out and have your say.

Christmas Light Up Campaign

Posted on November 8, 2016 under: Announcements

Council set December 1st for the annual Christmas light up campaign once again this year. They are encouraging residents to consider having their Christmas lights and decorations ready for this day as well. We will be having hot dogs, hot chocolate, marshmallows, hay rides and caroling. Everyone is invited to participate.


Mona Howe selected one of the 2016 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

Posted on September 13, 2016 under: Uncategorized

Congratulations goes out to Mona Howe for being selected as one of the 2016 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Mentorship Recipients! Check out the following story.

 Congratulations to the 2016 CYL Mentorship Recipients! Full details on the CCA website: /
Way to go Mona, the community is very proud of you.
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