The Village of Empress

is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.

News & Events

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Fire Status: Fire Ban

Wanted: Public Works Foreman

Posted on July 8, 2022 under: Announcements

The Village of Empress, Alberta, wishes to fill the position of Public Works Foreman which is
currently vacant.  Details are in the document.


2022-Jun-29 Council Meeting

Posted on June 28, 2022 under: Announcements

Council Meeting by Zoom starting at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

Zoom link for June 29 meeting: {Expired}

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Special Council Meeting June 23 by Zoom

Posted on June 21, 2022 under: Announcements

Kindly be advised that a Special Council Meeting will be held by Zoom on 23 Jun 2022 at 11 a.m. to address two items: the tax rate bylaw and the tax penalty bylaw.  All other items will be addressed at the next regular council meeting on 29 Jun 2022 at 7:30, by Zoom.

Zoom link for June 23 meeting: {Expired}

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2022 Municipal By-election + Next Council Meeting

Posted on June 2, 2022 under: Council News

A by-election for all three Councillors will take place on Monday, August 8, 2022.  The deadline for candidates to submit their Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance is Monday, July 11, 2022 at 12 Noon.
See our 2022 Municipal By-election page for more information.

The next Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, June, 29 @ 7:30 pm via Zoom.  Watch here for news and the Zoom link.

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Video of Special Meeting on 2022-May-26

Posted on May 29, 2022 under: Announcements

The Special Meeting that was held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 was done via Zoom and was recorded.  It was basically our Official Administrator Harold Johnsrude getting a few things done.  To see that 7 minute meeting, view it on YouTube.


Public Council Meeting June 1

Posted on May 26, 2022 under: Announcements


To all Village of Empress residents and ratepayers;

Please be advised of a Regular Council Meeting on Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Empress Community Hall (314 Centre Street).

This will be a public meeting for all to attend and an opportunity to meet the Official Administrator (Harold Johnsrude), who is acting for the Village Council until a by-election can take place and a new Council sworn in.

There will be a Question and Answer portion at the end of the regular business portion of the meeting.

This meeting will NOT be streamed on Zoom.

Your attendance is encouraged.

Kelly Tucker, ICAO

Special Meeting

Posted on May 24, 2022 under: Announcements

Kindly be advised that there will be a Special Meeting by Zoom on Thursday 26 May 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

An Official Administrator has been assigned to the Village and will be dealing with signing authorities and setting the date for the next Regular Council meeting.

The date of the next Regular Meeting will be posted after the Special meeting and will be a public, evening, in-person meeting at the Community Hall so that everyone has an opportunity to ask questions of the Official Administrator about next steps.

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