News & Announcements

Important Notice – Wipes & Personal Hygiene Products Clog Sewer Lines

Many household products are labelled and marketed as DISPOSABLE and/or FLUSHABLE; many baby and adult personal hygiene products, along with household wipes and cleaning towelettes are labelled both disposable and flushable.  While these products may be marketed as a convenience item in this way, the truth is that these types of items have the ability to clog and stop up not only the sewer line on your property but also can cause blockage and service problems in the public sewer system.

Unlike toilet paper, these products DO NOT break down once they are flushed.

DO NOT flush the listed items; place them in the trash, not the toilet.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Greenview Program & Event Cancellations

Greenview remains committed to working to provide continued services in the best interest of public health. Wherever possible, we will use alternate means of delivery, such as teleconference and video conferencing where appropriate. With the health and safety of Greenview staff, residents and communities being our top priority, the following programs and services have been cancelled at this time:

CAO Services (Valleyview) Cancellations

  • Narrows Community Engagement Session – March 25, 2020

Community Services (Valleyview) Cancellations

  • Community Bus – effective March 19, 2020
  • Valleyview Seniors Bus – effective after Friday, March 20, 2020

Grande Cache Recreation Centre (Grande Cache) Cancellations

  • All Youth and Fitness Classes
  • Free Swim Sponsored by Grande Cache Early Childhood Coalition – March 29, 2020
  • Free Swim Sponsored by Louise Delorme Memorial for the Ice Breaker Memorial Tournament – April 4, 2020

Agricultural Services Cancellations

  • Deadstock Disposal and Predation Management – March 25, 2020

Green View FCSS (Valleyview) Cancellations

  • Poverty Simulation – March 19, 2020
  • Connected Men –  Wednesday nights
  • Finding Our Voices – Tuesday nights
  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner – April 21, 2020 

Green View FCSS (Grande Cache) Cancellations

  • 3rd Annual Kids Conference – March 23, 24, and 25, 2020

Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre Cancellations

  • Easter Egg Hunt – March 29, 2020

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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Council Meeting Highlights – March 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Council Highlights – March 9, 2020

Ward Boundary Deliberations come to a close

After careful deliberation and discussion on the potential changes to electoral boundaries following the amalgamation of Grande Cache into the MD of Greenview, Council has reached a decision. A draft bylaw will come forward to Council followed by a public hearing for Greenview to move to an 11 member council in the upcoming 2021 elections, with a second elected official being added in Ward 8 (Grovedale). All remaining wards will remain as is.

Public Hearing – Bylaw 20-837

Council approved the second and third reading of Bylaw No. 20-837, which will allow rezoning of a 2.28-acre lot within the hamlet of DeBolt from Agricultural One District (A-1) to Institutional District (INS). This change will allow for the acquisition of a development permit by proponents for the Grande Spirit Senior Housing project for Supportive Living Accommodations. (more…)

Poverty Simulation Cancellation

Due to the public safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic the Poverty Simulation has been cancelled. We thank everyone for their understanding in this matter.

COVID-19 info for Albertans:

Greenview is committed to informing our residents and community members. New information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is being shared on a regular basis through updates from the Province of Alberta. It is important to rely on accurate sources for information. We recommend that you use the Government of Alberta website (see link below) for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.

UPDATE April 1, 2020

Canada.ca/service-canada-home
Service Canada PDF: SERVICECANADA_COVID19_SIGN_OUTREACH_ENG

UPDATE March 30, 2020:

 Greenview Business Support Page

Government of Canada Updates

UPDATE March 14, 2020:

Alberta Health Services has developed a simple online assessment tool to help you decide whether you need to call 811 to be tested for COVID-19. It’ll guide you to answer questions about your symptoms & take you through steps to help determine whether you need testing. It will also provide reassurance to those who don’t require further testing and will reduce call volumes to Health Link at 811 for those whose symptoms are not serious at this time. Please visit: http://ahs.ca/covid to use this tool.

If you have any questions about symptoms please do not go to an emergency room. Please  dial 811 on your phone to connect with Health Link so they can direct you. (https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/healthinfo/link/index.html

Please click the links below for more information and updates:

COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans – Government of Alberta 

COVID-19 coronavirus info from the – Government of Canada

Snow Removal in Progress

Greenview would like to remind residents to use caution as crews work to clear drifting snow from roadways.  Additional equipment and crews have been brought in to help with the snow removal progress.  We appreciate your patience and understanding of the time that this takes.  Thank you and drive safe. 

 

Council Meeting Highlights – February 24, 2020

Council Highlights – February 24, 2020

CAO for the Day
In late 2019 the senior leadership team sent out a contest call to Greenview employees to write a letter to apply to be the Chief Administrative Officer for a day. Susanne Nichols sent in an engaging letter outlining some great reasons why she would be the best first “CAO for the Day,” and the date was set. This internal contest runs twice per year and is open to all Greenview employees. Susanne remarked, “I am very honoured to be the acting CAO. This is going to be fun!”

Council Welcomes New Community Services General Manager
Council was pleased to welcome Gerry Murphy as the new General Manager for Community Services to Greenview.  Gerry brings 20 years of diverse experience in parks and recreation, facilities and overall municipal administration to his position. Most recently, Gerry was the Town of Cochrane’s Senior Manager for Community Services, a position he held since 2017. Gerry stated, “I am very excited to join Greenview and help move Council priorities and strategies forward.”

A lifelong learner with a strong commitment to public service excellence, Gerry has many credentials to his name and is an active participant and contributor to multiple municipal boards, including the Calgary Municipal Metro Board’s Technology Advisory Group and the AUMA Safety and Health Committee, to name a few. In his free time, Gerry enjoys being outdoors on his motorcycle. (more…)

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

Connect’d Men

Weekly meetings start Wednesday’s, April 1st
6:30 – 8:30 pm
4707-50 Street, Valleyview
No registration required
For more information:  Connected PDF