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.

Empress Christmas Market 2022

Posted on December 1, 2022 under: Announcements

Saturday, December 3, 2022
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Empress Christmas Market 2022
Empress & District Fine Arts, Culture and Leisure Society
Empress Community Hall
314 Centre Street


Historical Society Public Presentation (and meeting)

Posted on November 24, 2022 under: Announcements
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
“Pulling Back the Curtains of Time” Presentation & Discussion (7:30 pm), after Empress and District Historical Society Meeting (7:00 pm)
Empress Friendship Centre
324 Centre Street


Special Council Meeting, 2022-Nov-25

Posted on November 24, 2022 under: Announcements

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 9:30 am
Special Council Meeting
Closed session, public not allowed.


Special Council Meeting, 2022-Nov-24

Posted on November 21, 2022 under: Announcements

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am
Special Council Meeting
Closed session, public not allowed.


Council Meeting Agenda

Posted on November 15, 2022 under: Announcements
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Regular Council Meeting
Empress Village Office Building
6 3 Avenue West


Village Bills

Posted on November 12, 2022 under: Announcements

There is change to making bill payments to the Village using Interac e-Transfer.

Bills may be paid by Cash, Cheque, Debit, Credit Card, or Interac e-Transfer.
See our Bill Payments webpage.

For information:   Rates & Fees   Property Taxes


  • If you have not paid your property taxes yet, an additional 10% will be added on Jan. 1 (Bylaw 2022-05)
  • If your water, sewer, and garbage bill (or any other Village bill), is not paid for 6 months, the outstanding amount will be added to your tax bill (Bylaw 2022-09).


Locks, Lights, and Cameras + Is that vehicle stolen?

Posted on November 10, 2022 under: Announcements

Lots of useful information at the RCMP Open House in Empress.  Here are a few things, but certainly not everything.

  • Look out for your neighbourhood.  If you see something strange or suspicious, call the RCMP.  Make that call before you post about it online.
  • If you see something/someone unfamiliar, learn more.  Chat them up.  Maybe they are new to Empress and a future best friend.  Or maybe they will be someone nefarious, and will then learn that strangers in our community get noticed.  Or someone in-between, like a tourist or someone lost wondering where the H311 they are!  It doesn’t hurt to be friendly.
  • Get details.  A description like “a white pickup”, will not help much.  Get the license plate number, a company name, description of the people, anything that can help.
  • Lock up your stuff: Vehicle, house, shed, sea-can, barn, etc.
  • Don’t leave your keys in the vehicle.
  • Check your unattended properties.
  • Set up motion sensor lights.
  • Set up security cameras.
Criminals will look for easy targets, so locks, lights, and cameras can dissuade them from your property.

If you ever question whether a vehicle or trailer is stolen, you can enter the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), on the CPIC (Canadian Police Information Centre), website.  That website will tell you if it is stolen or not.  If all you have is a license plate number, you can call the RCMP and ask them.


RCMP Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Posted on November 10, 2022 under: Announcements
Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
RCMP Town Hall Meeting
Empress Community Hall
314 Centre Street


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