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    Media Release: MD of Greenview announces Northwestern Alberta’s First Commercial-Scale Geothermal Facility Project.

    For Immediate Release
    August 23, 2019

    MD of Greenview announces Northwestern Alberta's First Commercial-Scale Geothermal Facility Project.

    [caption id="attachment_17528" align="alignleft" width="480"] From Left; Roger Keglowitsch - PCL, Dale Smith - Reeve, MD of Greenview, Honourable Amarjeet Sohi - Minister of Natural Resources, Sean Collins - Terrapin, Dr, Catherine Hickson - Terrapin[/caption]

    The MD of Greenview Council proudly announces the Greenview Geothermal Power Project to develop Northwestern Alberta's first commercial-scale geothermal facility. This innovative project includes the construction of a (5 MW net) geothermal power plant and will be located wholly within Greenview in the Gold Creek area, south of Grande Prairie, AB.

    The facility, upon completion, will be the first in the province and the first of its kind in Canada.  Generating five megawatts of electricity annually and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 20,000 tonnes per year, Alberta's first commercial-scale geothermal facility will generate clean energy and create jobs. It will be located close to planned large scale industrial development and will offer its future tenants a renewable energy supply to assist in their electrical needs.

    Greenview partnered with Terrapin Geomatics to research and review the viability of the project in 2017. Terrapin, an end-to-end project development and engineering firm, specializes in the identification of latent waste heat recovery opportunities and potential geothermal energy developments in communities through economic analyses, heat assessments, and engineering feasibility studies.

    As a result, the project applied for and has been awarded an Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) through Natural Resources Canada for 25.4 million dollars.

    This project continues MD of Greenview Councils' vision to promote and diversify the Municipalities' economy by including energy generation thru renewable sources to better meet the future needs of residents and industry.  “Greenview is excited to see this Geothermal project move forward in our municipality,” said Reeve, Dale Smith.  “Securing federal funding and building the partnerships necessary to launch this innovative project has been a collaborative effort of many.  On behalf of Greenview Council, and as Reeve, I am pleased to see this ground-breaking, diverse energy source that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assist our existing and expanding industries to meet their energy demands far into the future.”

     

    The Greenview Geothermal project will create long term stable employment, growth, and opportunities for residents, communities and industry in the region.

    For more information, please contact Greenview's Manager Economic Development & Tourism, Kevin Keller at 780.524.7623 or invest@mdgreenview.ab.ca.

    Download the full media release.

     


    Media Contact:
    Stacey Sevilla
    Manager, Communications and Marketing
    MD of Greenview
    780-524-7600
    stacey.sevilla@mdgreeview.ab.ca

    Bridge Out: Road Closed for Culvert Replacement – Old High Prairie Road

    The MD of Greenview is preparing to commence bridge works (as indicated above) on August 26, 2019. A section of the Old High Prairie Road will be closed for culvert replacement from August 26 to September 2, 2019.

    Use TWP 725 and TWP 725 A to detour and access properties within the affected area.

    Click here to download the Notice

     

     

     

     

     

    Contact personnel is:
    Roger Autio, General Manager, Infrastructure & Planning - MD of Greenview - (780) 524-7601

    Please reduce your speed and watch for workers and equipment on the roadway.

    You may also contact our Infrastructure & Planning Department at 780-524-7600 for additional information.

    Forestry Trunk Road Construction begins Aug. 22

    We would like to inform residents of Road Construction on Forestry Trunk Road at KM 103

    We want to let everyone know about some upcoming road construction on the Forestry Trunk Rd. at Kilometre 103 starting Thursday Aug. 22 and lasting 10-15 days. The road will be reduced to one lane, alternating with traffic control. Speed will be reduced to 30 km/hr. 

    As always, please reduce your speed and watch for workers and equipment on the roadway.

    Notice of Decision – Right Choice Camps and Catering Ltd.

    Notice is given that on August 9th, 2019 Right Choice Camps and Catering Ltd. was issued a licence to use 18,834 m3 of water annually from a well in 16-19-062-20-W5 for the purpose(s) of industrial (camp) use.

    For full information click here.

    Media Release: Greenview and County of Grande Prairie Partner with Community for Fourth Annual Common Tansy Attack

    For Immediate Release
    August 19, 2019

    Greenview and County of Grande Prairie Partner with Community for Fourth Annual Common Tansy Attack

    On August 21, the MD of Greenview and the County of Grande Prairie will partner with dedicated volunteers to respond to infestations of Common Tansy along the Smoky River. 2019 marks the fourth year of the project, and the second year with the County and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry as partners.


    Due to Common Tansy’s invasive nature and tendency for seeds to spread with spring runoff, this plant has the potential to infest and outcompete native vegetation anywhere downstream. Watersheds that could potentially be impacted include the Peace River, Slave River, Great Slave Lake and beyond. By being proactive, Greenview and the County of Grande Prairie hope to save large areas of native vegetation along the water’s edge.


    Community groups and industry partners have also stepped up to lend their support, including the Grande Prairie River Rats, Seven Generations Energy, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Stojan’s Power Sports and Marine, Barda Equipment, Brandt Tractor, Kelt Exploration and Dans Water Hauling. The Alberta Invasive Species Council, Alberta Environment and Parks and community volunteers will also join in the effort.


    Greenview Agricultural Services became aware of the Common Tansy problem on the Smoky River during a routine inspection in 2015. Clean-up efforts have taken place since 2016, resulting in an estimated reduction of 25 percent of the invasive species in this area.


    Along with the control efforts, the purpose of the clean-up is to bring awareness to Common Tansy along the Smoky River. With increased awareness of the plant and its potentially harmful effects, Greenview hopes to start moving control efforts up river targeting new infestations as well as ongoing control work at the previous clean-up sites. The Common Tansy problem will need to be addressed over multiple growing seasons. Due to its location along the water, the tansy is being controlled through manual labour by hand pulling and digging out the plants one by one and burning the plants to minimize the opportunity for the seeds to spread. This labour-intensive process relies on the help of many hands. Should water levels or weather prevent safe river travel, the project will be rescheduled.


    MD of Greenview Reeve Dale Smith acknowledged the importance of the volunteers: “We want to extend our sincere appreciation to the Grande Prairie River Rats, Seven Generations Energy, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and Alberta Invasive Species Council, along with all of our new and returning corporate and community partners 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.”


    “The County is proud to partner with Greenview again on this important initiative to help preserve our environment,” said County of Grande Prairie Reeve Leanne Beaupre. “Thank you to the helping hands from returning government and industry partners as well as dedicated community volunteers who make this clean-up possible.”

    Download the full joint media release.

     


    Media Contacts:
    Stacey Sevilla
    Manager, Communications and Marketing
    MD of Greenview
    780-524-7600
    stacey.sevilla@mdgreeview.ab.ca


    Sonja Raven
    Agricultural Fieldman
    County of Grande Prairie
    780-532-9727

    Upcoming Asphalt Repairs – Grovedale Area

    We would like to inform residents of some upcoming asphalt repairs in the Grovedale Location:

    SW end of HWY 666 (measured from the start of MD pavement heading south on HWY 666)

    • 150 meters south
    • 500 meters south
    • 1050 meters south
    • 1900 meters south
    • 2100 meters south

    RR 73 North of HWY 666 (measured North of HWY 666)

    • 47 meters north
    • 1425 meters north
    • 1650 meters north
    • 1950 meters north

    TWP RD 701A (measured from the west end of pavement eastbound to HWY 666)

    • 6650 meters east
    • 7190 meters east

    TWP RD 700 (measured east of HWY 666 to HWY 40)

    • 0 meters east
    • 820 meters east
    • 1130 meters east
    • 1130-1700 meters east
    • 2400 meters east
    • 2885 meters east
    • 3340 meters east
    • 3550 meters east
    • 3700 meters east
    • 5240 meters east
    • 6100 meters east

    Landry Heights (measured from the entrance at mailboxes heading east)

    • 200 meters east
    • 450 meters east
    • 610 meters east
    • 1530 meters east
    • 1800 meters east

    Ferns Grove

    • North end of the subdivision

    All projects will be weather depending.  Please reduce speeds and watch for workers and equipment on the roadways.

    Grovedale Pavement Patching Map

    Upcoming Asphalt Repairs

    We would like to inform residents of some upcoming asphalt repairs in the following locations:

    • Little Smoky Road - 300m North of 68047 (at North approach)
    • RR221A - West Bridge Transition
    • RR221A - East Bridge Transition
    • RR221A - 100m West of the bridge
    • TWP 700 - East of RR230, Approx 130m East of the west end of gravel loop
    • TWP 700 - 400m East of RR233 (Eastbound lane 13m, West lane 10m)
    • Youngs Point - On 1st hill in Northbound lane
    • RR251 - 100m North of 70343
    • TWP 713 - 500m West of RR263 (Graveyard)
    • Ridgevalley Road - Southbound Lane
    • Little Smoky Hamlet - South of East stop sign beside the store

    Let's all hope for some good weather so that repairs can be completed sooner rather than later.  And as always, please reduce your speed and watch for workers and equipment on the roadway.

    Join Us! Register for the 2nd Annual Charity Clay Shoot!

    The registration deadline of August 31, 2019, for the 2nd Annual Charity Clay Shoot is fast approaching.  Join us for a day of camaraderie, networking, and a little friendly competition.

    The event will take place on September 12, 2019, at Shot Shell Sporting Clays in Valleyview, AB.  Your $80.00 registration fee will include lunch, the shoot, and a supper and prize ceremony.  All monies raised during this event will be donated to the Fox Creek Food Bank, Valleyview Food Bank, Grande Cache Food Bank, and Grande Prairie Food Bank.

    For more information on this event, or to RSVP please contact communications@mdgreenview.ab.ca

    Click here to download the Clay Shoot Invitation and Registration Form

    Bridge Construction

    RE: Tributary to Cornwall Creek (RR261) Bridge Construction: Approximately 1.4km north of Hwy 43 on RR261.

    Cox Contractors Ltd. is preparing to commence bridge works August 26, 2019, and work is scheduled to be completed by September 19, 2019, weather permitting.  Range Road 261 will be closed between HWY 43 and TWP 720 during construction.  Range Road 262 and TWP Road 720 is an alternate route to access properties within the affected area.

    Please reduce your speed and watch for workers and equipment on the roadway.

    Contact personnel is: Roger Autio, General Manager, Infrastructure & Planning - MD of Greenview - (780) 524.7601

    Bridge Construction Map

    Bridge Construction Notice

    RE: HWY-665 All Directions

    Highway 665 at Little Smoky River Bridge, 9km SE of Valleyview will be experiencing bridge rail installation from August 12, 2019, to September 6, 2019, 24 hours a day.

    Expect lane closure with a temporary traffic light.  No wide loads and speeds reduced to 50km/h.

    Please obey all posted signage for your safety, as well as the safety of others. 

    RE: Young's Point Road (TWP 710A, RR251) Bridge Construction: Approx. 0.35km west of RR243

    Mainline Construction Ltd. is preparing to commence bridge works August 15, 2019, and work is scheduled to be completed by September 15, 2019, weather permitting.

    Contact personnel is: Roger Autio, General Manager, Infrastructure & Planning - MD of Greenview - (780) 524-7601

    Please reduce your speed and watch for workers and equipment on the roadway.

    Young's Point Construction Map