Media Releases

Media Release – Greenview Declares a State of Local Emergency

UPDATED MARCH 31
Greenview has renewed the State of Local Emergency

 

March 23, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to the ongoing developments with COVID-19, the MD of Greenview has declared a State of Local Emergency in the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16.

The public is advised that for the duration of the emergency, Greenview may take any action it deems necessary to deal with the situation. Residents should use the Government of Alberta website as their primary source of information on the government’s response and health measures by visiting www.alberta.ca/covid19.

The health and safety of our staff, residents, and communities remain our top priority. All updates regarding our response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be posted on our website as they become available.

Click here to download the full media release.

Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
Direct: 780.524.7625
stacey.sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca

Media Release – Greenview Office Closures Effective Immediately

Greenview Office Closures effective immediately

March 20, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greenview Office Closures Effective Immediately.

Due to the ongoing developments with COVID-19, the Province of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer has advised that social distancing be practised across the province to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In support of the provincial government’s objectives, the MD of Greenview would like to notify residents and visitors of the additional closures of all Greenview buildings and offices effective immediately.

Our staff will continue to work diligently behind the scenes to continue to provide services to residents and our phone lines will remain open during regular business hours to answer any questions that residents may have during this time. We would also like to remind residents that any payments can be made online, over the phone, or via the drop box at the front door of the Valleyview Administration building. For more information on these options please click here.

The health and safety of our staff, residents, and communities remain our top priority. All updates regarding our public facilities will be posted here as they become available.

Click here to download the full release.

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
Direct: 780.524.7625
stacey.sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca

Media Release – Greenview Facility Closures Effective Immediately

March 16, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greenview Facility Closures Effective Immediately.

Due to the ongoing developments with COVID-19, the Province of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer has announced the cancellation of classes for K-12, post-secondary schools, and licensed daycares across the province to help prevent the spread of the virus.

In support of the provincial government’s objectives, the MD of Greenview would like to notify residents and visitors of the additional closures of the Greenview Regional Multiplex, the Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre, and the Grande Cache Recreation Centre effective as of 12:00 Noon on March 16, 2020. All listed facilities will remain closed until further notice.

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Media Release – Funding Award for Homelessness Prevention Program

March 2, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greenview Proud of Funding Award for Homelessness Prevention Program

 The Meadows to Mountains Homelessness Prevention Project was developed in response to statistics gathered during the Rural Homelessness Estimation conducted in the Municipal District of Greenview in 2018. Interviews conducted through this process confirmed that funding and services provided through traditional government sources often fall short in the ability to address unique challenges that exist in our expansive rural region.

As a municipal district measuring 32,984 square km, “ease of access” is not a reality for many residents. This project will address barriers to access, utilizing key concepts of Coordinated Access for individuals and families to prevent homelessness. It is anticipated that there will be two points of access; the main Green View FCSS office in Valleyview and the sub-office located in Grande Cache.

On a daily basis, individuals visit Green View FCSS offices for assistance to improve their quality of life or obtain subsistence to continue supporting themselves or their families. Many of these individuals face challenges, which include transportation barriers, low literacy, language barriers, physical disabilities, and mental illness.

Funding, mentorship, and guidance for the project are provided by the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) under their administration of the Federal Reaching Home grant. The Meadows to Mountains Homelessness Prevention program will focus on success through simplicity. Program details will include a standardized intake process, development of a Personalized Success Plan, limited financial assistance for items not covered through other avenues of funding, and on-going support.

“The implementation of this program will strengthen outcomes for individuals and families in need of stabilized housing and other supports, effectively preventing the possibility of homelessness in our region.”

 – Dale Smith, Reeve

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Lisa Hannaford, Manager, Green View FCSS
Direct: 780-524-7636
Lisa.hannaford@mdgreenview.ab.ca

Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
Direct: 780.524.7625
stacey.sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca

Media Release – Funding Collaboration for Twinning Highway 40

        February 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Funding Collaboration for Twinning Highway 40

After much deliberation and careful consideration, the Municipal District of Greenview Council has passed a motion,

“to approve the expenditure of up to 50% of the project costs for the twinning of highway 40 for approximately 20 km up to and including the intersection of TWP 700 not exceeding $60 Million with funds to come from the road infrastructure reserves to be provided to the government of Alberta – $30 Million in 2020 and $30 Million in 2021 and that any contributions from other funding contributors be deducted from the MD’s funding portion.”

In recognizing that this infrastructure is owned by the provincial government, Greenview Council gave extensive consideration to this funding partnership. Finding a balance in supporting industry demands, safety for the travelling public, and the future demands of Highway 40 with the development of TMIP, Council agreed to this major funding

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Media Release – UPDATE: Greenview Grovedale Grande Cache Fire Stations Aid in Response to Wapiti Open Camp Fire

February 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greenview Grovedale and Grande Cache Fire Stations Aid in Response to Wapiti Open Camp Fire

UPDATE: Feb. 11, 2020

Please note that there is a correction to our news release. We incorrectly reported that our Fire Services stations responded to aid Grande Prairie County Regional Fire Service to extinguish a fire. This fire was located at the Wapiti Open Lodge operated by Horizon North and not the Keyera Wapiti Gas Plant camp as reported earlier. The following information has been provided to us courtesy of Keyera:

At approximately 3:00 am on Monday, February 10, a fire occurred at the Wapiti Open Lodge operated by Horizon North. The camp is located approximately five kilometres from Keyera’s Wapiti Gas Plant and is used by Keyera staff and contractors, as well as other companies. Our primary concern is the safety of our people, first responders and the public in the area. We can confirm there were no injuries to Keyera employees or contractors as a result of the incident.

Please contact Horizon North for additional information.

Feb. 10, 2020

At approximately 0300 hrs, MD of Greenview – Grovedale Fire Station responded to a fully involved fire at the Keyera Wapiti Gas Plant camp located about 47 kilometres south of Grovedale.  Mutual aid partner Grande Prairie County Regional Fire Service was dispatched at 0315 hrs.

Fire crews arrived on the scene and began fire fighting operations. Due to the remote location, the water supply was limited, so additional fire units were dispatched from Grande Cache and DeBolt Fire Stations. (more…)

Media Release – Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership: MOU Signing

February 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tri-Municipal Partnership brings new era of opportunity for Greenview  

A new agreement between Greenview, the County and City of Grande Prairie and the Alberta government heralds a new era of economic opportunity in the region and the promise of a more sustainable future for residents and business alike.

Reeve Dale Smith joined Reeve Leanne Beaupre, Mayor Bill Givens and Alberta Environment and Parks Minister, Jason Nixon, Feb. 10 in Grande Prairie for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), launching the first phase of the Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership (TMIP).

Three years in the making, the TMIP MOU will help coordinate the efforts of partners to the agreement toward the establishment of a world-class Eco-industrial District within the boundaries of Greenview. Located on the Montney Formation, one of North America’s largest conventional gas formations, the district will serve as a global energy and petrochemical-manufacturing hub.  The agreement emphasizes economic diversification beyond resource extraction through investment in a regional value-added sector, supporting the creation of long-term employment growth and opportunities for residents, Indigenous communities, and businesses.

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Media Release: Greenview Regional Multiplex Amalgamation

DECEMBER 30, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Regional Multiplex transitions to Greenview  

 Operations at the Greenview Regional Multiplex will now be administered by the MD of Greenview with the ratification of an agreement between the Town of Valleyview and Greenview.

Under the agreement, Greenview will assume management of the regional recreation and cultural facility located in Valleyview, allowing the Town of Valleyview to continue to focus resources and efforts within the community. Current Multiplex staff will become Greenview employees.

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Media Release: Greenview 2020 Interim Budget

DECEMBER 23, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Balanced approach and spending restraint:

Greenview Council approves 2020 interim budgets

Focusing on the development of critical infrastructure, maintaining and enhancing important community programs and services, and continued support of regional partnerships and collaborations, Councillors with the MD of Greenview have approved the 2020 Operating and Capital budget with no increase in the municipal mill rate.

Greenview’s combined 2020 operational and capital budget is $217.1 million which includes $52.4 million in project funding carried over from the 2019 budget. Projected revenues from all sources is estimated at $146.1 million including an anticipated $5 million in provincial funding through the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI). Council has authorized a drawdown of $18.6 million from reserves to meet capital funding requirements. (more…)

Media Release: Greenview declares Agricultural Disaster

DECEMBER 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Greenview declares Agricultural Disaster

With more than 30 percent of cereal and oilseed crops and up to 40 percent of hay still on the fields, MD of Greenview Council voted to declare the municipality an agricultural disaster area at its regular meeting, Dec. 9. 

Extreme weather ranging from excessive rain and unseasonably cool temperatures over the spring and summer and early frost and snowfall at harvest have resulted in equally severe impacts on (more…)