Media Releases

Media Release: Greenview Fire-Rescue Services to Host Grain Entrapment Rescue Training and the Canadian Premiere Screening of Feature Film SILO

July 15, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greenview Fire-Rescue Services to Host Grain Entrapment Rescue Training and the
Canadian Premiere Screening of Feature Film SILO

Greenview Fire Rescue Services will be hosting a BeGrainSafe Firefighter Grain Entrapment Rescue training for first responders in the region, in conjunction with two Canadian Premiere Drive-In style screenings of the independent film, Silo, on Friday, August 7, at 9:30 PM and again on Saturday, August 8, at 9:30 PM at the Cranberry Lake Rodeo Grounds in DeBolt, AB, for a weekend of community education and awareness. 

The public is invited to observe first-responder live rescue simulation training with the BeGrainSafe Mobile Silo Bin on Sunday, August 9, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the DeBolt Public Service Building in DeBolt, AB. Greenview is committed to public safety, so all AHS recommended guidelines for outdoor entertainment gatherings will be followed.

SILO is the first-ever feature film about a grain entrapment, a possible tragedy that agricultural communities face every day.  Inspired by actual events, SILO tells the story of Cody Rose, an 18-year-old who falls victim to a grain entrapment incident in a small American farm town. As grain turns to quicksand, family, neighbours, and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations. (more…)

Media Release: Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership Takes a Sabbatical

May 7, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership Takes a Sabbatical

Greenview Reeve, Dale Smith 2020

For the past 3 years, the collaborative efforts of the MD of Greenview, City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie had moved the Tri Municipal Industrial Partnership (TMIP) project from an Eco-Industrial District concept to an established Development Area Structure Plan with input and support for regional stakeholders and the Province of Alberta. The goal of the TMIP was envisioned to support local energy diversification projects, thereby strengthening Regional, Provincial and Federal economies.

Current market conditions have negatively impacted the energy sector as well as local businesses. “Greenview Council’s decision to defer resources from the TMIP project is based on current market conditions and Greenview’s commitment to providing a high level of service to its ratepayers, even during this uncertain time of economic instability,” remarked Dale Smith, Reeve for Greenview. “Greenview Council is hopeful that with the stabilization of commodity prices, the project will return to a funding status that will allow for accelerated growth.” (more…)

MD of Greenview deactivates Second State of Local Emergency

UPDATE APRIL 29, 2020

The State of Local Emergency due to the spring thaw was deactivated as of yesterday, April 28, 2020.  

 

April 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF GREENVIEW NO. 16 MEDIA RELEASE

Greenview Declares a State of Local Emergency

Due to the unprecedented spring thaw, the MD of Greenview has declared a second State of Local Emergency in the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 in efforts to respond to the extraordinary flooding and damage to municipal infrastructure.

For the duration of this emergency Greenview crews and contractors will continue to work to minimize risk to the travelling public.

The safety of our travelling public, residents, and communities remain our top priority. All updates regarding our response to the flooding will be posted on our website as they become available. A current list of road closures is posted on our website here: https://mdgreenview.ab.ca/blog/public-notice-road-washouts-and-closures/ . Please note that this is a fluid list, which will be updated daily.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:

Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing Direct: 780.524.7625

stacey.sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca Web: www.mdgreenview.ab.ca

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

 

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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 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 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…)