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

September 4, 2020

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
Web: www.mdgreenview.ab.ca

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

August 17, 2020

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.


See the full release here: Beaver Harvest Program Introduced to Reduce Damage to Infrastructure and Croplands

For more information on the Beaver Harvest Program, please click here.

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
Direct: 780.524.7625
Web: www.mdgreenview.ab.ca

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 MAY 22, 2020

Greenview residents can expect to see public playgrounds within Greenview opening soon.  The Emergency Management team is ensuring that proper signage is put into place, and that all provincial health and safety regulations are being met before proceeding.  Opening dates will be announced on our Website and Social channels as soon as they have been confirmed and signage is in place.

UPDATE MAY 19, 2020

Johnson Park, Moody’s Crossing and Kakwa River will open on June 1, 2020

Please read and comply with the information below:

  • Sites will be open at 50% capacity
  • First come, first serve
  • You MUST camp in a self-contained unit and use your own functioning bathroom facilities
  • Tenting is NOT permitted
  • 1 RV per site
  • All shared use facilities such as bathrooms, playgrounds, picnic areas, group camping sites and cookhouses will remain closed
  • Fire ban in effect – NO FIRES ALLOWED. Visit albertafirebans.ca for the latest updates

Promoting COVID-19 prevention measures are in effect following Alberta Health Services recommendations:

  • Please do not enter the campground if you are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition, or are otherwise required to isolate or quarantine
  • Bring a cloth or sheet to cover the picnic table in your site before using it
  • Co-mingling of campsites is NOT PERMITTED to ensure safe social distancing
  • Bring alcohol-based sanitizer ​recommended for hand hygiene when soap and water are not available
  • Physical distancing requirements must be adhered to at all times and observe gathering restrictions by staying in own campsite

 Phone:     780.524.7600
Email:      Greenview.Recreation@MDGreenview.ab.ca
Website:  www.mdgreenview.ab.ca       

UPDATE MAY 14, 2020

To open your business to the public, you must complete a plan to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among your staff and customers. The completed template must be posted in your place of business or online within 7 days of the public being able to attend your business.

Template: Relaunch considerations for businesses (DOCX, 49 KB) 

General Guidance resources can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx#guidance.

UPDATE MAY 4, 2020

Greenview is sorry to report that Swan Lake Road is currently closed due to road construction.  There is currently NO ACCESS to Swan Lake.  We will update as soon as the road is open to the public again.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Greenview recognizes the impact that outdoor recreation has on our mental well-being and is preparing a plan for the reopening of campgrounds, with a more immediate plan to reopen our boat launches for anglers. The safety and well-being of our residents and communities will remain our top priority and therefore the implementation of preventative measures will be in place at each site. 

The reopening of boat launches will take place at Swan Lake and Grande Cache Lake on May 4, 2020 and the specific guidelines are as follows:

  • Physical Distancing practices must be adhered to at all times
  • People MUST stay at home if they are sick
  • Shoreline anglers must adhere to a strict two-metre distance between individuals
  • Fishing off public docks is prohibited
  • Washrooms will be locked and not accessible to the public
  • Filleting shacks or tables will be closed

River access at Moody’s Crossing will be announced at a later date, as well as access to the Grovedale Fish Pond once it has been restocked.  Please watch our website and social channels for updates.


Resource by Alberta Health Services to “Build Resilient Families by promoting Positive Mental and Physical Health

UPDATE April 17, 2020

Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications. 

UPDATE April 16, 2020

There is a compelling need at this time for programs that help support individuals and families. In particular, concerns about stress, anxiety, and mood changes in response to COVID-19 are required. This newly developed online mental health resource provides evidence-based tools to help individuals and families manage during this difficult time. 


UPDATE April 8, 2020

 Geospatial Mapping by Municipality

MD of Greenview Statistics
Total Cases: 2
Active: 1
Recovered: 1


UPDATE April 1, 2020


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