Highway 12 Construction - Realignment near Halkirk

Construction work is planned to take place on Highway 12 from 1km West of the Village of Halkirk to 1km East of Highway 855. The project will include road re-alignment of the existing curve, new access to the Village of Halkirk and paving.

Crews are anticipated to begin on site late June/early July 2021 and construction is expected to take approximately 4 months to complete, weather permitting. Work will occur daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Travelers may experience speed reductions, lane closures and minor delays. Signage with additional information on construction timing will be posted on site.

Traffic will be reduced to 50km/hr with single lane alternating traffic when passing workers. Please watch for and obey all construction zone signage and flag persons on site. For up to date information on this project, please call 5-1-1 toll free or visit


Metal Recycling

Friendly Reminder to keep the following out of the metal pile:

  • No Propane bottles – use the designated area.
  • No fencing, page wire etc. - use the wire pile beside the metal piles.
  • No wood.
  • No electric or battery appliances, tools or lawn equipment in pile. These can be placed in the cages provided for the E-Pilot Project.

ALLOWED - gas engines such as lawn mowers, chainsaws, etc. may be placed in metal pile.

Oil Jugs and Pail collection

PRWM DOES NOT ACCEPT oil. The oil can be taken to local retailers for collection.

PRWM ACCEPTS oil filters, empty oil jugs and empty 5-gallon pails with the lids removed. Oil filters go into the 45-gallon drum. The oil jugs, pails and lids go inside the big chem sheds. Lids are to be put in the black plastic bags provided.

Grain Bag Collection

The Castor Site will now except rolled and tied grain bags. Please place them in the tire bunker located the Northwest corner. (cement blocks closest to the gate)

Sort out your Loads and Place in Designated Locations

Remember to Tarp and Tie-Down Your Loads


County of Paintearth No. 18

Deadline for Payment:  June 30, 2021

Please be advised the 2021 Property Tax Notices have been mailed.  The deadline for payment is June 30, 2021.  Balances owing after June 30, 2021 will be subject to a 5% penalty July 1, 2021 and a further 10% penalty applied on all outstanding balances October 1, 2021.

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, debit or visa at the County Administration Office located at #1 Crowfoot Crossing, Highway 12 and Twp Road 374, at the TD Canada Trust in Coronation, or the ATB Financial branches located in Halkirk, Castor, or Coronation.  Click to view the list of financial institutions set up to accept on-line payments.

Michael Simpson, CAO

Fire Restriction Lifted

The County of Paintearth has lifted Fire Restriction, effective June 10, 2021. Fire permits will be issued at the County Office between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Fires are allowed in:

"Acceptable Burn Barrel" means an outdoor receptacle that meets the following specifications:

  1. a minimum of 3(three)meters clearance measured from the nearest edge of the Burn Barrel to a building , property lines, or other combustible material;
  2. equipped with an expanded metal spark arrest or mesh screen with openings no larger than 16mm(0.6inches), secured in place with a latches or; constructed of non-combustible material;
  3. not located over underground utility services or under aboveground wires;
  4. is supervised at all times by a responsible person until such time that the fire in the Burn Barrel has been extinguished. A fire shall be deemed to include hat ashes and smoldering embers resulting from the fire; and
  5. is used to burn non prohibited debris.

"Fire Pit" means a non -combustible structure or container located on public or private property, used for recreation purposes and constructed in accordance with this Bylaw

  • a fire pit shall be constructed with non-combustible materials;
  • the maximum external dimension of the Fire Pit shall not be greater than one meter'
  • a fire pit shall be covered by a substantial screen or grate with openings not to exceed 16mm(0.6inches) in any dimension;
  • a fire pit shall not be located closer than 3 meters(10feet) from a property line and two meters from any combustible material, including, but not limited to buildings, structures, fences, patio decks and foliage as measured from the nearest fire pit edge;
  • a fire pit shall not be located lessthan0.6meters(2feet)  laterally from an underground utility line.

"Incinerator Fire" means a fire that is confined within a non-combustible container or barrel with opening; covered with a heavy gauge metal screen having a mesh size not larger than 13 millimeters and which is ventilated in such a manner as to preclude the escape of combustible materials, including ash.

The County of Paintearth is urging residents to be fire safe and ensure that all fires are supervised and under control at all times.  Burning is ONLY to be done with extreme care and caution. Be aware that weather will determine if the County of Paintearth proceeds to a total fire ban.

Michael Simpson, CAO
County of Paintearth

Asphalt Roads - Micro Surfacing

Micro Surfacing is being applied to the following asphalt roadways.
These are approximate start / stop dates and actual project timeframes may vary due to uncontrolled circumstances.

TR352 between RR123 and SEC HWY872 - June 20 to June 26
TR390 West of SEC HWY872 (entrance into Brownfield) - June 27 to July 9
TR383A East of SEC HWY855 (entrance into Halkirk) - June 27 to July 9