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

Keep up to date!  See our EVENTS page.

Fire Status: Fire Ban

This Saturday’s Events

Posted on May 3, 2022 under: Announcements

Reminder!  There is stuff happening this Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Empress Community Garage Sales, Plant & Pie Sale, burgers & hotdogs, and raffle.

See our Events page for details.

Empress Village Council Resigned

Posted on April 26, 2022 under: Announcements


Please be advised that the entirety of our Village Council has resigned as of 26 April 2022.

A letter requesting an Official Administrator has been sent to the Minister of Municipal Affairs. This person will act as a council in the interim, until we hold a new election.

The Interim CAO and administrative and public works staff will continue to do the work of the corporation as per the expectations of the municipality.

Further details will be made available as soon as they are known.

Village Office Closed

Posted on April 22, 2022 under: Announcements

As per Alberta Health Services guidelines, the Empress Village Office is closed until May 3, 2022.

Village e-mail hack

Posted on April 20, 2022 under: Announcements

Friends of Empress:

Please be advised that the Village email account was hacked.  We found out on 2022-Apr-20 that something was amiss.  IF you receive an email that seems unusual or urges you to click on a link, please use caution.  It may be an attempt to gain your information or harm your computer.  Use common sense.  Call to verify if you need to.

We have done what we can on this end.  Hopefully this will be remedied now.

Thank you for your kind attention.

— Village of Empress Administration

Upcoming Village Council Meetings

Posted on April 7, 2022 under: Announcements

Monday, April 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm: Special Council Meeting
This meeting will be closed to the public as per the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulation 18(1)d.  This meeting of council will discuss the hiring of a new Interim CAO.

Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm: Regular Council Meeting
This will be a public meeting in the Village Office Meeting Room.  Zoom is still not available.  Due to the short notice, persons wishing to address council will need to wait until the May meeting.  Agenda will be posted on Tuesday 12 April 2022.

Empress Fire Advisory

Posted on March 18, 2022 under: Announcements

A fire advisory will go into effect Monday, March 21, 2022, throughout the Village of Empress.

No Fireworks allowed.  The fire hazard rating has increased. Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and private fire pits, but may be restricted if conditions do not improve.  There must be a charged hose line nearby; within 2 meters, which could be used to put the fire out.  Gas or propane stove/barbeques and portable propane fire pits are allowed, providing they are on a non-combustible surface.

The public is asked to ensure all fires are attended and to be completely extinguished before leaving unattended.


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