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TransCanada is performing scheduled maintenance tonight August 24, 2017 in the Simonette area (SE27-66-25-W5M) between 9:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. The work includes a blowdown; clearing the pipelines which will result in loud noises, similar to a jet engine. This noise will last for up to a half hour.
No Water Schedule
Aug 24th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Aug 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug 28th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As part of the water treatment plant upgrade, the piping is being replaced which connects the plant to the distribution system and the last remaining section of AC pipe will be removed and replaced as well.
Once water pressure resumes, please run your taps until water runs clean and clear.
Anyone needing assistance can contact the Environmental Services Dept.
Candidate Information Packages, forms, and election details are now available at mdgreenview.ab.ca/reeve-council/municipal-election-2017/.
Information Packages and Nomination Forms are also available for pick up at the Valleyview Administration Office, Grande Cache Sub Office, and Grovedale Sub Office.
Local Photographers in Focus
The Municipal District of Greenview has launched its Annual Photography Contest! We know from years of experience that Greenview is full of talented photographers and aspiring photographers alike. All ages and skill levels are welcome to enter!
The winning submissions will be featured in Greenview’s annual calendar and publications throughout the year. The competition is designed to showcase Greenview and all images must be taken within Greenview’s boundaries. This year the competition spans the end of the summer and the beginning of fall allowing for a range of photos to be snapped during the competition itself and submissions from the whole year are welcome.
The 12 best entries will be selected and the winners will receive a prize package that includes $100 cash, a framed copy of their entry, Greenview promotional materials, a calendar and publicity via news releases and distribution of 1,000 calendars. The grand prize winner will receive the photo contest prize package and a $250 cash prize. Contestants can send in up to five entries, although each person may win one prize.
The deadline for entries is September 29, 2017, 4:00 pm MDT. Winners will be announced by Greenview Council at the awards ceremony and photo contest luncheon in November.
On Monday Greenview partnered with several groups of volunteers to respond to an overgrowth of Common Tansy along the Smoky River. The first Common Tansy Clean Up took place in 2016 and some of the groups involved participated in last year’s tansy control project at the same location. The Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Limited are returning volunteers. This year Greenview also welcomed the Alberta Invasive Species Council which joined in the efforts.
Greenview Agricultural Services became aware of the Common Tansy problem on the Smoky River during a routine inspection in 2015. Last year’s work was postponed to late summer due to changing water levels and Greenview targeted an earlier start date in 2017 to reach the plants before they begin to seed. Common Tansy can spread by seed, regrow from existing roots and is rhizomatous; meaning it can grow from separated flowering stems. With the overgrowth located along the water, the tansy is being controlled through manual labour by digging out the plants one by one and burning them to minimize opportunity for it to re-establish next year. Due to Common Tansy’s invasive nature and tendency for seeds to spread with spring runoff, this plant has the potential to infest and out-compete native vegetation anywhere downstream. Watersheds that could potentially be impacted include the Peace River, Slave River, Great Slave Lake and beyond. By being proactive now, Greenview hopes to save large areas of native vegetation along the water’s edge. This method of controlling Common Tansy and other invasive species is a labour intensive process which relies on the help of the community.
Reeve Dale Gervais acknowledged the importance of the volunteers: “We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy, Canadian Natural and the Alberta Invasive Species Council for being part of the Common Tansy control project. A project of this magnitude wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated work of many people and we are so pleased that these community focused organizations and businesses were able to join us again this year.”
Along with the control efforts, Greenview’s goal is to bring awareness that Common Tansy is spreading along the Smoky River between municipalities in our region. It’s anticipated that the Common Tansy problem will need to be addressed over multiple growing seasons but with increased awareness of the plant and its potential harmful effects, Greenview looks forward to moving control efforts to the source of the infestation in years to come.
Please see the Development Guidelines and Municipal Standards that are available.
If you require further information please don’t hesitate to call the Administration building at 780-524-7600.
The M.D. of Greenview will be having a Public Hearing concerning the Land Use Bylaw on August 22, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. The hearing will be at the Administration Building in Valleyview. For more information including a draft copy of the Land Use Bylaw, please visit our planning and development page.
Last week Greenview launched a new economic development and tourism brand. Thanks to all of the stakeholders who participated in the process of developing the brand. Check out the details on our media releases page.
Greenview is currently in the process of revising two planning documents – the Land Use Bylaw, which controls and guides the use and development of all land and buildings within the municipality; and the Grovedale Area Structure Plan, which provides a detailed framework for subsequent subdivision and development for a specified area of land. Please feel free to take a look at the recent drafts of these documents.
Effective Monday, May 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The Municipal District of Greenview No.16 has removed the road ban in place.
- ALL Gravel Roads including the Forestry Trunk Road are now 100% axle weight, 24 hours a day, until further notice.
- All asphalt roads are at 100% axle weight, 24 hours a day, until further notice.
Greenview thanks you for your co-operation!