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MEDIA RELEASE: MD of Greenview Hires Executive Director to Lead Advancement of Industrial Land Development

October 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MD of Greenview Hires Executive Director to Lead Advancement of Industrial Land Development

The Municipal District of Greenview is pleased to announce the addition of Kyle Reiling as the Executive Director, Greenview Industrial Development.

Kyle’s economic development experience spans 20 years, with a central focus on industrial growth. His comprehensive knowledge of industrial developments in Alberta was a key factor in this move. Specifically, his past roles and activities include Manager of Industrial Development for Strathcona County, Manager of Economic Development and Tourism at Sturgeon County, Manager of Transportation and Logistics for the City of Calgary, Vice President of Landrex Developments and Director of Industrial Development at WSP.

During his time at the municipal level, Kyle worked on business expansion and attraction projects, including Shell Scotford, Aux Sable, North West Redwater Partnership, and the IPPl Petrochemical Complex. Previous committee experience includes terms representing the combined Alberta Industrial Heartland Association and Province of Alberta Linear Infrastructure Corridor Committee. Kyle was also a Member of the Provincial-led Chemical Cluster Strategy Team working with the AIHA and the Province of Alberta.

“Greenview is pleased to have Kyle join our organization,” said Reeve Dale Smith. “We are confident he will move the industrial project formerly known as TMIP forward. The development of a large-scale Eco-Industrial zone is an important stage for expansion within Greenview, as the land presents a unique opportunity to establish additional value-added growth that will benefit the region and the Province of Alberta.”

While the area is already home to many respected companies, including CNRL, Seven Generations and Weyerheuser, Greenview is determined to increase probability, attracting more complementary companies attracted by this endeavour’s immeasurable potential. Located just south of Grande Prairie, the Greenview Industrial Development will comprise approximately 15,000 acres of industrial zoned land with rail access. Reiling has in mind a coordinated business attraction approach focused on strong value chains of methane, ethane and urea development.

“The reality that this area sits on the largest natural gas deposit in North America sets it apart and gives Greenview considerable advantage. With over 400 trillion cubic feet of proven marketable natural gas and 14 million barrels of marketable natural gas liquids, this formation is also one of the world’s largest known gas resources. In addition, an approved Area Structure Plan will speed up the approval process, and the future twinning of Highway 40 multiplies access to markets. This is of considerable value when companies are deciding on making significant investments, such as these facilities. They are comparing the industrial development potential here compared to others, not just in Canada but also in the world. With limited options to export feedstock, it is critical that we further advance value-added development in the Province of Alberta, and this industrial development will support this goal. This is an exciting initiative,” remarked Reiling.

For further information regarding this development, please contact Kyle Reiling at kyle.reiling@mdgreenview.ab.ca.

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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

MEDIA RELEASE: MD of Greenview Elects Reeve and Appoints Deputy Reeve

October 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MD of Greenview Elects Reeve and Appoints Deputy Reeve

The Municipal District of Greenview Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Ward 5 Councillor Dale Smith as the Reeve and elected Ward 8 Councillor Bill Smith as Deputy Reeve for the municipality at the annual organizational meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Reeve Dale Smith’s background includes hands-on experience in the agriculture industry and a 35-year career in provincial public service as Range Agrologist for Alberta Sustainable Resources. Since retiring from the province in 2013, he has continued to manage a family beef ranching operation in the New Fish Creek area with his wife, Judy. Reeve Smith has been a Councillor with Greenview since 2013 when he was first elected. As Councillor for Greenview’s Ward 5, New Fish Creek, Dale Smith has served on many municipal boards, including the Agriculture Services Board, Family and Community Support Services, the Heart River Housing Foundation, Water North Coalition, Veterinary Services Incorporated and Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association (SARDA). Reeve Dale Smith holds a Degree in Agricultural Science.

“I am honoured by the support of my fellow Council members to continue to serve the Municipal District of Greenview for another term as Reeve,” said Reeve Dale Smith. “We plan to carry on the excellent work accomplished by Council this year by continuing to move forward with improvements to Greenview infrastructure, roads, and investment in our communities.”

Deputy Reeve Bill Smith thanked the Council for their confidence, saying, “I look forward to taking on this new role and continuing to work alongside my fellow Councillors and administration to serve our ratepayers and stakeholders.”

MD of Greenview Council holds an organizational meeting each year to choose a Reeve and make various committee appointments. A complete list of committee appointments will be available tomorrow on https://mdgreenview.ab.ca/reeve-council/boardscommittees. 
                                                                             

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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

MEDIA RELEASE: Municipal District of Greenview Launches Custom Mobile App

September 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF GREENVIEW NO.16 LAUNCHES CUSTOM MOBILE APP

The Municipal District of Greenview has worked with an Alberta-based Mobile App provider to create a customized Mobile App for residents and businesses. The new MD of Greenview Mobile App enables app users to receive important Push Notifications, access information at their fingertips, call departments directly, and access MD of Greenview services and resources from one easy to use Mobile App.

With the MD of Greenview Mobile App, users can also stay up-to-date with announcements and events, as well as view Public Notices, share on Social Media and more. The Push Notification System enables all app users to receive real-time updates from Greenview regarding Emergencies and essential updates. Users will also be able to report a problem or concern to Greenview Administration through an innovative feature built into the application, which will deliver the report directly to the department staff who need to be notified.

The Mobile App is built on a scalable platform that will enable future updates and additional features to be added as they become available. The purpose of the App is to simplify and increase the efficiency of communications between the MD of Greenview and the people who live or work within its jurisdiction, increasing time savings for both administration and residents alike.

“Continued improvements to vital communications for residents and stakeholders in our municipality is important to Greenview Council,” stated Reeve Dale Smith. “Greenview is pleased to provide this free custom mobile application and hope that this additional method of communication will assist residents and stakeholders to report concerns and issues easily as well as stay up to date with Greenview news and alerts.”

The MD of Greenview Mobile App is free to download on both Apple and Android devices and is available for direct download in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

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Further information about the MD of Greenview Mobile App:

MD of Greenview Mobile App – https://mdgreenview.communityapps.ca/
MD of Greenview Mobile App in the iTunes App Store – https://apps.apple.com/app/id1523922363
MD of Greenview Mobile App in the Google Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_mdog.layout&hl=en 

About SMBApps Canada
SMBApps, a division of Jedwin Media Inc., is a Canadian Mobile App Provider that specializes in creating mobile apps for Towns, Counties and Municipalities. SMBApps has created and launched Mobile Apps for other local communities, including the County of Ponoka, Brazeau County, the County of Forty Mile and Lethbridge County. Further information can be found online at www.smbapps.ca

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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

Media Release: 2020 Greenview Stakeholder Clay Shoot Another Great Success

September 24, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greenview 2020 Stakeholder Clay Shoot Another Great Success

The Municipal District of Greenview Council recently held its 2020 Greenview Stakeholder Clay Shoot on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Shot Shell Sporting Clay Range in Valleyview, AB, with 56 sports shooters participating. Greenview was pleased to welcome sports shooters from the neighbouring municipalities of the MD of Opportunity, County of Grande Prairie, MD of Smoky River, Town of Valleyview, and the Town of Fox Creek.

Sports Shooter at Greenview 2020 Stakeholder Clayshoot

This year’s event aimed for a smaller crowd, with a distinct focus on fun and fellowship, and observed enhanced safety and recommended cleaning protocols. Greenview Council wishes to thank Trapper Gord’s, Cache Ventures, Ryan McNeil of McNeil Construction Grande Cache, Aquatera, Tiger Calcium, Primerica Financial Services, and the United Church for their monetary and prize donations and annual support. The Clay Shoot raised $3000 this year, and Greenview Council will be choosing a local charity to donate the funds raised.

“We are very pleased with our turnout this year for our 2020 Stakeholder Clay Shoot Charity event,” said Reeve Dale Smith. “An event like this would not be possible without the generous support and donations from companies like Tiger Calcium, HiTech Business Systems, Grande Cache Fire Department, Aquatera, Seven Generations Energy, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP, Pembina, Neil & Associates, WSP Canada, Associated Engineering, and many more. We would also like to thank Shot Shell Sporting Clay Range once again for hosting this valuable event, and we look forward to holding the Greenview Clay Shoot again in 2021.”

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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

Media Release: Breaking Out the Big Guns at the 2020 Annual Greenview Stakeholder Clay Shoot

September 4, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Breaking Out the Big Guns at the 2020 Annual Greenview Stakeholder Clay Shoot

The Municipal District of Greenview Council is pleased to hold it’s 2020 Greenview Stakeholder Clay Shoot on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The event will be held at the Shot Shell Sporting Clay Range near Valleyview, AB. Sporting clay shooting is often described as “golf with a shotgun.” Unlike trap and skeet shooting, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting. Shot Shell Sporting Clays, a championship course south of Valleyview, AB, features a fully automated 16 station sporting clay course, including tower-level presentations mimicking high flying geese or ducks. Ground-level stations flushing partridge, pheasants, rabbits, and other ground targets are varied often. Greenview’s 2019 outdoor event attracted approximately 80 sports shooters. This year’s event is aiming for a smaller crowd, with a special focus on fun and fellowship, and will observe enhanced safety and cleaning protocols.

The days’ event begins at 11:00 am with registration and a safety meeting, a noon-hour lunch, with the tournament kicking off at 1:00 pm.  

“Greenview Council is pleased to host the 2020 Sporting Clay Shoot, and we are looking forward to getting outside and sharing valuable time with ratepayers and stakeholders in a non-traditional way,” said Reeve Dale Smith. “Clay shooting is a great sport that builds focus and physical discipline, and Council is grateful to Shot Shell Sporting Clays for helping to make our event possible again this year.”

The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 is the third largest rural municipality in Alberta. Greenview includes the towns of Fox Creek, Valleyview, the hamlets of Little Smoky, Ridgevalley, DeBolt, Landry Heights, Grovedale, and Grande Cache. Greenview offers an array of rivers, lakes, mountain peaks of the majestic Rocky Mountains, and prairie meadows. Untamed wilderness promises an abundance of outdoor activities. Modern indoor recreation facilities provide sport and recreation activities year-round.

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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

Media Release: Beaver Harvest Program Introduced to Reduce Damage to Infrastructure and Croplands

August 17, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greenview Beaver Harvest Program Introduced to Reduce Damage to Infrastructure and Croplands

Beaver management can be challenging and is an ongoing hurdle to overcome throughout the municipality. In efforts to protect municipal infrastructure from water movement problems, the MD of Greenview has implemented a beaver harvest incentive. The beaver harvest incentive program, a first for Greenview, was approved by Council in July and is set to start in August.

Beaver dam building activities have contributed to flooding on Greenview roads, damage to agriculture crops, and private property.

 “The past few years have brought heavy precipitation, and when combined with beavers moving into areas prone to flooding, has created water concerns for Greenview infrastructure and property owners throughout the municipality,” stated Reeve Dale Smith. “Seeing that similar policies in other rural Alberta municipalities are proving to be an effective method in addressing this challenge, Greenview is hopeful that this approach will reduce further damage to critical infrastructure and private property.”

The program will pay $30 per beaver to property owners and hunters with property owner permission. A trapper or hunter must enter into a contract of participation for the harvest incentive program and adhere to the Harvest Incentive Policy. Through this program, eligible individuals may receive monetary compensation with the presentation at a location designated by Municipal District Administration of a beaver harvested lawfully within Greenview boundaries.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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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