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From Meadows to Mountains Greenview, Alberta

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Highlights Meet Your Councillors............................................ 2

Certified Weed Free Hay Program..................... 11

Reeve’s Message................................................... 3

Fire Prevention Week........................................... 12

Upcoming Events................................................... 4

Tansy Island Cleanup 2017.................................. 14

FCSS Therapeutic Yoga......................................... 4

Property Tax Notice.............................................. 14

2018 Grant Requests For Non-Profit Organizations........................................ 4

Municipal Election How to Vote......................... 15

Burger Shack Fight for Hope................................. 5

Environmental Services Update......................... 17

Overview of the Application Process for Private Approach Construction........................... 6

DeBolt Public Service Building Landscaping..... 18

Rural Addressing..................................................... 7 Rental Equipment Highlights................................. 8 Clubroot Surveys.................................................... 9 Driveway Snow Plow Agreement Changes........ 9 Pesticide Container Disposal Tips....................... 10 Weed Control Policy............................................ 11

Invasive Species Highlight................................... 16

Be BearSmart!....................................................... 19 Council Highlights................................................. 20 Baby Box University.............................................. 21 Road Construction............................................... 22 Landfill & Transfer Station Hours.......................... 23 Grizzly Relocation................................................. 24

Meet Your Councillors Councillor George Delorme WARD 1, Grande Cache

Cell: 780.827.6401 Email:

Reeve Dale Gervais WARD 2, Little Smoky

Cell: 780.524.7714 Email:

Councillor Leslie Urness WARD 3, Valleyview

Home: 780.524.4036 Cell: 780.524.8477 Email:

Councillor Dave Hay WARD 4, Sunset House

Cell: 780.558.9163 Email:

Councillor Dale Smith WARD 5, New Fish Creek

Home: 780.524.2790 Cell: 780.558.9337 Email:

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Operations Building: 4802 - 36 Ave., Box 1079 Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7602 Fax 780.524.5237 Engineering & Environmental Services: 4806 - 36 Ave., Box 1079 Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7600 Fax 780.524.4432 Family & Community Support Services: 4707 - 50 Street Box 1079 Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7603 Fax 780.524.4130

Councillor Tom Burton WARD 6, DeBolt

Grovedale Sub-Office: Lot 9, Block 1, Plan 0728786, Box 404 Grovedale, AB. T0H 1X0 Ph. 780.539.7337 Fax 780.539.7711

Councillor Roxie Rutt WARD 7, Crooked Creek

Grande Cache Sub-Office (Eagle’s Nest Hall): 10028 - 99 St., Box 214 Grande Cache, AB. T0E 0Y0 Ph. 780.827.5155 Fax 780.827.5143

Home: 780.957.3601 Cell: 780.512.1558 Email:

Cell: 780.558.9640 Email:

Councillor Bill Smith WARD 8, Grovedale

Home: 780.831.9533 Cell: 587.343.5463 Email:

Cover Image Credit: Watson & Willis in Labrynth Park Grande Cache by Stephanie McCormick


Administration Building: 4806 - 36 Ave. Box 1079 Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7600 Fax 780.524.4307

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please note that all of our offices are closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. daily.

Reeve’s Message Greenview is pleased to officially open the two new Public Service Buildings in Grovedale and DeBolt with community celebrations. The Grovedale Grand Opening took place on September 21st and the DeBolt Grand Opening will happen on October 28th. The Public Service Buildings are a major investment in our hamlets and are the result of years of planning and construction. Designed to meet the needs of growing communities, the buildings will be home to municipal staff and the DeBolt and Grovedale Fire Departments. Greenview invested over $7 million in each project and we are looking forward to many years of service to our residents from these new locations. Another major project on the go and set for completion is the Greenview Regional Multiplex (GRM) in Valleyview. Staff and ratepayers are eagerly preaparing for the Grand Opening of that facility as well. The field house and the running track are just about ready to welcome visitors and staff are already lined up. We are waiting on a few final details for the official opening. Once all of the installations are complete there will be a period of training for new staff with hopes that the doors will open to the public in November. A public celebration and sponsor recognition event for the GRM is being planned for March 2018. This will be a memorable event! For up to date information on the opening and upcoming events, follow the Greenview Regional Multiplex on FaceBook. The Tri-municipal Partnership in the Gold Creek area of Greenview near Grovedale has hired a project manager and the groundwork for the project planning is being completed. The next step will be to formally assess the area’s potential viability for a project of this scale. Our partnership with the City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie will draw major investment to the region. There is a long journey ahead but we do not want to rush this critical stage. We are charting the way forward with a new approach to industrial development as municipal partners. With long range vision we will maximize the benefit to the region and minimize the negative impacts to our communities. Greenview has provided $156,600 in funding for an RCMP enhanced policing position. An officer has been hired for the position and has been working out of the Valleyview detachment since June. The enhanced policing role offers proactive enforcement in rural or other areas where the RCMP may not be able to provide regular coverage due to limited resources. The goals for the position are set in consultation with Greenview Protective Services, a major focus for the position is investigating thefts and property crimes in rural areas of the municipality. Greenview is also looking into the possibility of an additional enhanced policing position for the Grovedale area. The summer construction season has been very productive and Greenview’s staff and contractors have been hard at work. Investments in the Forestry Trunk Road and the Economy Creek slide repair have been significant. For details on all of this year’s construction projects go to page 22.

It has been my privilege to serve the residents of Little Smoky as their Councillor for the last 13 years and have had the honour of performing the duties of Reeve for the last 4 years. Depending on the outcome of the municipal election, this may be the last time I will be able to say thank you for the trust you have shown in me. It has been a pleasure. Best regards, Dale Gervais

Grovedale Deputy Fire Chief Riley Hillis and Fire Chief Shawn Clarke receive commemorative gifts from Councillor Bill Smith and Reeve Dale Gervais.

Reeve Gervais cuts the Grand Opening cake.

From left to right: Deputy Fire Chief Riley Hillis, Deputy Reeve Roxie Rutt, MLA Wayne Drysdale, Fire Chief Shawn Clarke, Councillor George Delorme, Leon Gullickson with Southwest Construction, Protective Services Manager Jeff Francis, County of Grande Prairie Councillor Bob Marshall, GM of Community Services Dennis Mueller, Councillor Bill Smith.

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Upcoming Events Regular Council Meetings October 10 & 24, 2017 November 28, 2017 December 12, 2017

Flexibility Strength

Committee of the Whole


October 17, 2017 November 21, 2017 December 19, 2017

Therapeutic Yoga

Green View FCSS

To Improve Balance and Fall Resistance

October 18, 2017 November 15, 2017 December 20, 2017

For seniors, people with disabilities/disease and post-surgery recovery. Location: Green View FCSS

Agricultural Services Board October 25, 2017 November 29, 2017

Community Resource Centre Time: 10:30-11:30 Mondays and Fridays: October 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 November 17, 20, 24, 27

Residential & Agricultural Taxes Due November 15, 2017

No Cost For more Information and to Register

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings take place in the Council Chambers at the Administration Building in Valleyview beginning at 9:00 am. Green View FCSS meetings take place at the Community Resource Centre. ASB and FCSS meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. The public and media are welcome to attend in person or view Council agendas and minutes online.

Please call the FCSS Community Resource Center


Lil Phat Yoga

2018 Grant Requests For Non-Profit Organizations Greenview provides grants to non-profit organizations to assist with operational and capital projects that will enhance and support the needs of municipal residents. Please submit your completed grant applications prior to the October 15, 2017 deadline, the applications are available for pickup or mail delivery upon request from the Greenview Administration Offices in Valleyview, Grovedale and Grande Cache: • •


Valleyview 780.524.7600 Grande Cache 780.827.5155

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Grovedale 780.539.0863 Toll-free 1.888.524.7601

Grant application forms are also available on the Greenview website by selecting Programs & Services > Community Grants Program. If your organization requires additional information or assistance in completing the grant application, please contact Dennis Mueller, General Manager, Community Services at 780.524.7343.

Burger Shack Fight for Hope Supports Charities Scotty’s Burger Shack has turned off its grills for the season now that cooler weather has arrived. The little log building is a common sight for those that travel down Highway 43. Located next to the Crooked Creek General Store, it’s a small space full of good food run by a family with huge hearts. This year was Robyn and Scotty Cartwright’s first foray into the restaurant business and they did so in support of two incredible charities. Proceeds from every food sale went to support the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Alberta and the Kids With Cancer Society. People may stop for the fundraiser, but they come back for the food. Repeat customers rave that their burgers and sandwiches are delicious! “Scotty and I love cooking for others and a restaurant has always been our dream” says Robyn. This new chapter in their lives began after a series of unfortunate events including a house fire in 2015 and their son’s cancer diagnosis in March 2016. During hard times they moved to the DeBolt and Crooked Creek areas to be closer to family and discovered the opportunity to run the Burger Shack. Out of the most challenging moments in their lives, the Cartwrights decided to create the Fight for Hope, a movement that will help other families in need. “We never want anyone to face critical childhood illness alone. When others come alongside you and show you that you don’t have to do this alone the sense of community and love is like no other. We just had to give back and pass on that love for the families to come!” Dubbed the Northern Wall of Love, this summer the Fight for Hope lined the Burger Shack’s walls with notches for each dollar that has been donated to support the two organizations. One dollar

Left to right: Kamryn Bond, Brea Lefebvre, Dale Bond then Jordan Cartwright, Scotty Cartwright, Isabelle Cartwright, Robyn Cartwright.

from every food sale at the Burger Shack goes towards the Fight for Hope. “The Kids With Cancer Society was instantly at our side with hope and support. They were someone to talk to, and helped ensure that we didn’t feel alone or hopeless with the stress of our son’s cancer and the high costs of staying in a city hospital for months straight. Hotels got old very fast and are way too small for a family of five. The Ronald McDonald House allowed our family to feel like a family again, we sat around the dinner table, the kids could run and play, and as parents we could talk with other families going through the same kind of struggles.” This season they have raised $6,000 dollars from food sales and extra donations. Throughout the summer they often had customers, including young children, who dropped off donations after hearing about the Fight for Hope.

The Cartwright family demonstrates their fighting stance to defeat childhood cancer (left to right) Isabelle, Jordan, Robyn, Hope and Scotty.

On September 30th the Fight for Hope ended the Burger Shack season with an ice cream sale by donation and presented a cheque to the Ronald McDonald House. They will meet with the Kids With Cancer Society next month in Edmonton to present the final cheque from this summer’s fundraising. The Cartwrights express their warm thanks to the Peace Region customers and travellers that stopped into Scotty’s Burger Shack this summer. To learn more go to their FaceBook page @FightForHope2017.

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Overview of the Application Process for Private Approach Construction In June 2017, Greenview adopted a new procedure for the installation of private approaches. In the past, approaches had been approved by our Operations Department and, with the exception of the first approach to a quarter section, it was the responsibility of the landowner or developer to construct the approach at their own expense. Upon Council’s decision, all approaches will now be constructed by Greenview or its contractor.

What is an ‘approach’? An approach is a legally constructed private access from a municipal road or internal subdivision road to a property.

When do I need to apply for approach construction? You are required to complete an approach application to: •  Construct a new approach to a proposed or existing subdivision or residential site; • Construct a first approach to the balance of a quarter section (farmland access); • Construct an additional approach to a physically severed quarter section; • Upgrade an existing approach; or • Relocate or remove an existing approach.

What does it cost to obtain an approach? Fees will vary depending on whether the approach is newly constructed or requires upgrade and whether the approach construction is surfaced with gravel or asphalt. All approaches from a gravelled road will be constructed according to gravel specifications and standards; while all approaches off a paved road will be constructed according to asphalt specifications and standards. Fees apply to both residential and farmland approaches. In accordance with Greenview’s Schedule of Fees Bylaw, the fees include: •  Approach Application Fee – $175 (non-refundable administration fee applies to all new, upgraded, relocated or removed approaches). • New Gravel Approach – $2,000 • Upgrade/Relocation of Gravel Approach – $2,500 • New Asphalt Approach – $5,000 • Upgrade/Relocation of Asphalt Approach – $5,500 Greenview will provide one approach to a quarter section of land along developed roads at no cost to the Landowner when deemed feasible, on the condition that no other approach exists.


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Greenview may provide an additional approach to a quarter section if the parcel is severed by a topographical feature that divides the quarter section into smaller parcels.

What are the Steps in the Private Approach Construction Process? 1. An applicant submits a completed Approach Construction Request along with all the associated fees (application fee and type of approach fee) to the Planning and Development Department. The applicant is responsible to complete the application as much as possible, indicating existing and proposed approach locations. 2.  Greenview processes the application and it is entered into the construction schedule. The applications may be arranged so approaches in a general area will be installed around the same time. Please note: Greenview reserves the right to determine the date of approach construction and/ or approach upgrade. Every effort will be made to expedite this process. Date of receipt of the application, weather and coordination of approach installations will affect the installation date. To obtain an Approach Application Request, go to Greenview’s website the Planning and Development section and select Forms and Information. Printed copies are available at the Administration Office in Valleyview and sub-offices in Grovedale and Grande Cache. If you have any questions, please contact a Development Officer for your area. Lindsey Lemieux, Development Officer Wards 1 and 8 (Grande Cache and Grovedale) Direct Line: 780.524.7643 Price Leurebourg, Development Officer Wards 2, 3 and 4 (Little Smoky, Valleyview and Sunset House) Direct Line: 780.524.6078 Leona Dixon, Development Officer Wards 5, 6 and 7 (New Fish Creek, DeBolt and Crooked Creek) Direct Line: 780.524.7639

Rural Addressing Rural Addressing is a standardized system pursuant to Section 58 of the Municipal Government Act. It was created in 2004 for the entire province with assistance from Alberta Municipal Affairs. The Rural Addressing System is based on a 40 metre grid by measurements from your primary access to create a civic address to rural properties for emergency purposes, service providers, residents and non-residents. Bylaw No. 11-659 was adopted to provide guidance in establishing Greenview’s Municipal Rural Addressing System for creating civic addressing for our municipality. If you live within our hamlets or within a smaller subdivision, the address would be slightly different as there are no individual street addresses. The address would include your house number in addition to the road name that is indicated on the address tab located above the large subdivision entrance sign. This would include the multi-lot subdivisions and the following hamlets: DeBolt, Ridgevalley, Grovedale (includes Fern’s Grove or East Grove Estates), Landry Heights and Little Smoky. Installation of house numbers within the hamlets are the landowner’s responsibility and written notice was sent to all hamlet residences advising of this when the addressing came into effect. Example of how Rural Addresses are created and includes an address tab above the Subdivision Signage:

To find a Rural Address location, it is broken down into three parts:

69263 RGE RD 233 692 = is the nearest

63 = (40 meter increments/2) = 20

Range Road 233

Township/Range road (South)

20 X 63 = 1260 meters down the road

is the Range/Township Road (Public Road) primary access is on

The address is located roughly 1260 meters north of Township Road 692 on Range Road 233 on the east (odd) side of the road. Established by Bylaw 12-681, a separate Rural Addressing System was created for those residents of the Grande Cache Co-operatives and Enterprises primarily due to their locations being: Joachim Enterprises Ltd, Kamisak Development Co. (Grande Cache Lake), Muskeg Seepee Co-op Ltd, Susa Creek Co-op Ltd, Victor Lake, Wanyandie West and Wanyandie East. The Rural Addressing System for these areas was based on a 10 metre increment grid system, which created a five digit number for each house and utilized the co-operative/ enterprise name rather than the road name. The first two digits identify the road and the last three digits represent the interval number. For example, 30125 Victor Lake Co-operative. Should you have any questions or concerns surrounding the above noted topic, please contact Planning & Development staff to assist you: Celine Soucy, Development Technician Phone: 780.524.6080 E-mail: Lindsey Lemieux, Development Officer Phone: 780.524.7643 E-mail:

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Rental Equipment Highlights Greenview Agricultural Services maintains a fleet of rental equipment available to Greenview residents by contacting 780.524.7621. Scare Cannons

Fertilizer Spreader • Free for first 3 days, $5.00 + GST each additional day • Propane powered (not included) • 10 Units • Available in Valleyview

• $100.00 + GST per day • 6 tonne capacity • 30’ coverage • Available in Valleyview

Manure Spreader Quad Mount Sprayer

• $200.00 + GST per day • 17,637 lbs carrying capacity • Approximate 30’ coverage • Available in Valleyview

• $10.00 + GST per day • Adjustable nozzles • Hand gun equipped • Available in Valleyview, Crooked Creek and Grovedale Manure Spreader

• $200.00 + GST per day • 18,734 lbs carrying capacity • Approximate 30’ coverage • Available in Grovedale

Grain Vacuum • $50.00 + GST per day • Capacity up to 6,000 bhp • 45-feet of 7 inch diameter hose • Available in Valleyview

The Breakfast will be followed by a morning workshop that will allow a deeper discussion and exploration of issues, followed by a lunch.

November 1

at the Burnside Performing Arts Building


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Bag Roller • $125.00 + GST per day • Capacity to roll a 8’, 9’ or 10’ diameter bag 500’ in length • Trailer mounted • Available in Valleyview

Clubroot Surveys Attention residents of the Municipal District of Greenview. Clubroot, a disease of canola, has been found in the neighbouring jurisdiction, Big Lakes County. As a precautionary measure, the Agriculture Services Department is conducting clubroot surveys on canola fields within Greenview. As per the Alberta Agricultural Pests Act (RSA 2000 cA-8, Section 22) Pest Inspectors have the ability to enter onto a field to conduct these inspections. If we are able to contact the landowner, we will attempt to do so. We appreciate landowner co-operation in this matter. We follow all sanitation and inspection protocols as established by Alberta Agriculture. For further information, please contact the Agriculture Services Department at 780-524-7621.

Driveway Snow Plow Agreement Changes Due to the recent change of the Schedule of Fees for Snowplow Clearing of Driveways, Greenview will require all current Snowplow Agreement Sign Holders to enter into a new contract agreement reflecting the current rate change. Snowplow Driveway Clearing rate has been changed from $30.00 to $50.00. To sign the new contract you can come to the Operations Offices in Valleyview and Grovedale, or Eagle’s Nest Hall in Grande Cache with your current flag or sign.

the service. If a sign is visible, our operator will plow the driveway and you will be invoiced accordingly, even in the event that you may not have wanted the service at that time. Driveways will only be cleared when all other priorities have been completed. Parking areas, farm yard access, hay access and other areas are not considered driveways, and will not be cleared. The new Snowplow Driveway Clearing Rates are as follows:

All current agreements and signs are now void and will not be reinstated until:

Up to 400m (1/4 mile) $50.00 per clearing plus GST Driveway

1) You present your current sign at the time of completing a new contract agreement.

Over 400m (1/4 mile) Driveway

$50.00 for the first ½ hour, $100.00 per hour for additional time plus GST

2) All past due snowplow invoices are paid in full.

First Sign


It is the sole responsibility of the agreement holder to post their sign in a visible location when the service is being requested and take the sign down or turn their sign backwards if they do not require

Replacement Signs

$30.00 plus GST

If you have any questions please contact the Operations Department at 780.524.7602 or 1.888.524.7601 toll free.

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Pesticide Container Disposal Tips from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Pesticides that are no longer usable are considered hazardous wastes and cannot be disposed of in approved Class II landfills or by burning, instead, try one or more of the following: • Return unopened or non-compromised product to the dealer for a refund. • Offer opened and unused leftover pesticide supplies, in original containers with product labels attached, to other potential users (such as neighbours or the municipality) for use according to label directions. •  Consider using up smaller quantities for weed control, according to label directions, along fence lines and other areas difficult to access with large spray equipment. •  Contact the nearest hazardous waste depot for disposal. Containers must be triple rinsed before being brought to these locations. •  Pesticide Container Bins are available at the following Greenview landfill and transfer stations: o DeBolt o Puskwaskau o New Fish Creek o Sweathouse

Pesticide Container Disposal Unrinsed containers have the potential to contaminate soil, groundwater and surface water, which can be toxic to fish and wildlife, as well as fill valuable space in landfills. Containers at Greenview get shredded, decontaminated and recycled. Also, these containers impede the processing and recycling of other empty pesticide containers, as they have to be emptied, exposing workers to the residue. Residues can be transported into the atmosphere during storage, processing, shipping and energy recovery, or they can contaminate end products from plastic recycling processes. In addition, it is estimated that 6 to 7 per cent of product can be left in unrinsed containers. This amount of material can treat ½ to 1 acre of land and can save you several dollars. Pesticide containers must be manually triple-rinsed or pressure rinsed and dried before disposal at a pesticide container site. Many producers use triple-rinsing and in most cases this practice leaves plastic, metal or glass pesticide containers more than 99 per cent free (less than 1 ppm) of residues. Follow these steps for manual triple-rinsing your containers: 1. Empty container contents into sprayer tank and drain in a vertical position for 30 seconds. 2. Add water to container until it is about 1/5 full.


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3. Shake container thoroughly, empty into sprayer tank and drain for 30 seconds. 4. Repeat procedure two more times (it should only take about 5 minutes in total). 5. Puncture or break open triple-rinsed container so it cannot be reused. Note: Do not puncture unrinsed containers as pesticide from unrinsed containers is concentrated and will leak, exposing persons handling the containers and the environment to the concentrated pesticide. 6. Dispose of all plastic and metal containers at a pesticide container collection site. Instead of using the triple-rinse procedure, producers can eliminate steps with a pressure jug rinser. Pressure rinsers direct water from a pressurized source against the inner sides of the container, which effectively washes the pesticide residue into the spray tank. Pressure rinsers also have the added advantage of rendering containers useless by automatically puncturing them. This method reduces environmental risks by ensuring jugs are rinsed automatically and reduces the risk to the producer by eliminating handling of pesticide containers. Empty pesticide containers must be disposed of properly and in accordance with provincial regulations. Under Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, non-refillable plastic or metal pesticide containers (restricted, commercial, agricultural and industrial products) must be disposed of at a pesticide container collection site. All pesticide container disposal sites in Alberta and their operating hours are detailed in Agriculture and Forestry’s Crop Protection Manual (Agdex 606-1) or “Blue Book” available online at www1.$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex32. Paper and cardboard pesticide packaging that have not been contaminated with pesticides can be directed to a recycling centre. Any cardboard contaminated due to a container rupture, accidental spill or improper handling procedure should be disposed of as a hazardous waste. Evidence of cardboard contamination should be obvious – signs of exposure to liquid, powder or granules, or a strong chemical odour. Do not burn paper bags or cardboard containers. Some pesticide container sites have bins for disposal of contaminated materials. Cover Image of the 2015 “Blue Book”

Weed Control Policy Each year the Greenview Agriculture Services Department strives to inspect half of the municipal land. We currently have four Weed Inspectors who inspect the developed/agricultural land (White Zone) and four inspectors who inspect in the oil field areas (Green Zone). On top of inspecting properties within Greenview boundaries, we are also contracted by the Town of Valleyview and the Town of Fox Creek to conduct weed inspections within their limits to help their residents through education and voluntary compliance. Annually we conduct approximately 3500 inspections within Greenview, 1100 within Valleyview and 980 within Fox Creek. As per the Weed Control Act of Alberta, any noxious weeds must be controlled (to inhibit the growth or spread, or to destroy) and any prohibited noxious weeds must be destroyed (to kill all growing parts, or to render reproductive mechanisms nonviable). Once an inspection is completed, a report is generated. If the property has an invasive species present as defined by the Weed Control Act of Alberta, a letter is created

informing the landowner of the invasive plants present, where they are located on their property and what their responsibilities are as the landowner regarding invasive plant species. There are four types of letters that may be sent with an Inspection Report; •  Alert Letter: This letter is used as our initial correspondence regarding an invasive plant species present on a property. The aim is to kindly make the landowner aware of the infestation and open discussion for control options •  Warning Letter: This letter is used when it appears that the landowner has not attempted any control work on a property over a period of time. In such cases, the infestation appears to not change in abundance and/or increase in area and no contact has been made by the landowner to state their intentions or advise us of their weed management plan. •  Notice and Notice Letter: This is a legal document issued when any properties have a prohibited noxious weed (a notice is issued immediately once

a prohibited noxious weed is found, as per the Weed Control Act) or an infestation of a noxious weed is present and the landowner has been given a period of time to conduct control work and none has been observed (the final decision to issue a notice for a noxious weed infestation is left up to the Manager and/or the Assistant Manager of Agriculture Services). •  Late Season Alert Letter: This letter is used when the optimal time for control on an invasive species has passed. Please note that different species of plants have different time frames for optimal control. This inspection process has been put into place to help protect the land from being taken over by a single species which can be non-palatable and/or toxic to wildlife, livestock and the human population. Weed control measures make our agriculture land safe for livestock and wildlife to graze on, generate a higher yield on crops and grazing areas, and protect our own yard sites from invasive species. Continuing to work together, we can excel at protecting our green space.

Certified Weed Free Hay Program Greenview Agriculture Services Department will be continuing to implement a Certified Weed Free Hay/Forage Program. This program was started by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to provide a premium product, prevent the spread of weeds and undesirable plants, protect public and private lands from invasive plant species, and to increase the awareness of the environmental impacts of non-native, invasive plant species. Certification means that the field was inspected following minimum standards and found to be free of species regulated by the Alberta Weed Control Act and North American Weed Free

Forage Certification Standards. Certification does not guarantee a complete absence of weeds in the hay, it just means that the inspector did not find any of the 95 species designated under the Alberta Certified Weed Free Hay Program. Certified Weed Free Hay may be mandatory in areas where vegetative ecosystem is sensitive and or not easily accessible to conduct weed control. For more information, please call the Agriculture Services Department at 780.524.7621 or visit

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Fire Prevention Week October 8 to 14 is Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” Planning and practicing your family’s escape plan are more important than ever. Newer homes are built with lightweight and synthetic materials that can burn faster than older homes. The average time people have to exit a house once a fire has started has dropped dramatically over the past century. Along with fire, smoke presents a serious hazard. The average time to escape a home fire has fallen to less than five minutes. Please take time this October to discuss fire safety with your family. Practice drawing your escape routes on the maps on the next page and talk to your family about what you will do in case of an emergency. Check your smoke alarms and make sure you know two ways out of every room. Knowing your escape routes can save precious time when seconds count! More information is available at

How to make a

Home Fire Escape Plan

Prevention Week Since 1922

Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows. Visit each room. Find two ways out. All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside. Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working. Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place. Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street. Talk about your plan with everyone in your home. Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department. Practice your home fire drill! Make your own home fire escape plan using the grid provided on page 2. WINDOW








Meeting Place WINDOW


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How to make a

Memorize your fire department’s emergency phone number and write it below:

Home Fire Escape Plan


Prevention Week Since 1922

• Draw a floor plan or a map of your home. Show all doors and windows. • Mark two ways out of each room. • Mark all of the smoke alarms with SA . Smoke alarms should be in each sleeping room, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home. • Pick a family meeting place outside where everyone can meet. • Remember, practice your plan at least twice a year!

Grown-ups: Children don’t always wake up when the smoke alarm sounds. Know what your child will do before a fire occurs. Get more information on smoke alarms and escape planning at Sparky is a trademarks of NFPA. ©2017 NFPA

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Tansy Island Cleanup 2017 This summer Greenview partnered with several groups of volunteers to respond to an overgrowth of Common Tansy along the Smoky River. The first Common Tansy Clean Up took place in 2016 and many of the volunteers participated in last year’s tansy control project at the same location. The Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Limited are returning volunteers. This year Greenview also welcomed the Alberta Invasive Species Council which joined in the efforts. Greenview Agricultural Services became aware of the Common Tansy problem on the Smoky River during a routine inspection in 2015. Last year’s work was postponed to late summer due to changing water levels and Greenview targeted an earlier start date in 2017 to reach the plants before they began to seed. Common Tansy can spread by seed, regrow from existing roots and is rhizomatous; meaning it can grow from separated flowering stems. With the overgrowth located along the water, the tansy is

Greenview and some dedicated volunteers responded to an overgrowth of Common Tansy along the Smoky River. The Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Limited are returning volunteers and this year the Alberta Invasive Species Council also joined in the efforts

being controlled through manual labour by digging out the plants one by one and burning them to minimize opportunity for it to reestablish next year. Due to Common Tansy’s invasive nature and tendency for seeds to spread with spring runoff, this plant has the potential to infest and out-compete native vegetation anywhere downstream. Watersheds that could potentially be impacted include the Peace River, Slave River, Great Slave Lake and beyond. By being proactive now, Greenview hopes to save large areas of native vegetation along the water’s edge. This method of controlling Common Tansy and other invasive species is a labour intensive process which relies on the help of the community. Reeve Dale Gervais acknowledged the importance of the volunteers: “We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy, Canadian Natural and the Alberta Invasive Species Council for being part of the Common Tansy control project. A project of this magnitude wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated work of many people and we are so pleased that these community focused organizations and businesses were able to join us again this year.” Along with the control efforts, Greenview’s goal is to bring awareness that Common Tansy is spreading along the Smoky River between municipalities in our region. It’s anticipated that the Common Tansy problem will need to be addressed over multiple growing seasons. With increased awareness of the plant and its potential harmful effects, Greenview looks forward to moving control efforts to the source of the infestation in years to come.

Notice to all Ratepayers Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

PROPERTY TAXES NOW DUE! The last business day to pay your 2017 property taxes is Tuesday, November 15th, 2017. The Valleyview Administration office, located at 4806 - 36th Avenue, will remain open during the lunch hours on November 10, 14 and 15 for your convenience. Postmarked envelopes dated November 15, 2017 or prior will be accepted without applying a penalty.


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All M.D. of Greenview Offices will be closed on November 13, 2017 for Remembrance Day Failure to pay your taxes by the deadline will result in an 8 per cent penalty on the unpaid balance of current taxes. A further penalty of 10 per cent will be applied to the unpaid balance of the basic current tax as of January 1, 2018. Any other tax arrears as of January 1, 2018 will have an 18 per cent penalty applied. If you have any questions please contact the Tax Assessment Clerk at 780.524.7600


WHAT IS THE VOTE FOR? The Municipal District of Greenview will elect one councillor in each of its eight (8) wards WHEN IS THE VOTE? Election Day is October 16, 2017 • Voting Stations are open from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Electors who are unable to attend their regular voting station during these hours may cast their vote at the Advance Vote, October 10, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm



You can vote if: • You are at least 18 years of age • You are a Canadian citizen • You began living in Greenview on or before April 16, 2017 • You live in the Ward you are voting in • You have not already voted in the current election • You present acceptable ID (authorized identification)

In accordance with Section 53(1), Local Authorities Election Act (Proof of Elector Eligibility) and Section 95(1)(a)(ii), Election Act (Declaration Procedure), in order to vote, you must produce one piece of authorized identification that establishes both your name and current residential address. Some examples are listed below. For a full list of authorized identification, visit our elections

WHERE DO I VOTE? You must vote at the designated voting station for your ward.

Voting Stations – Locations Ward 1: “Grande Cache” - Eagle’s Nest Hall, Grande Cache Ward 2: “Little Smoky” - Little Smoky Hall, Little Smoky Ward 3: “Valleyview” - Valleyview Memorial Hall, Valleyview Ward 4: “Sunset House” - Sunset House Hall, Sunset House Ward 5: “New Fish Creek” - Acclamation - No Vote Ward 6: “Debolt” - Debolt Community Center, Debolt Ward 7: “Crooked Creek” - Ridgevalley Arena, Ridgevalley Ward 8: “Grovedale” - Grovedale Community Hall, Grovedale

VOTING INFORMATION: How do I mark my ballot?

• Mark your choice with an X • Select only ONE candidate on the ballot

What is my Elector’s Statement? Before you vote,

page at • Alberta driver’s license; or • Alberta identification card; or • Attestation of identity and residence issued by the authorized representative (landlord) of a commercial property management company; or • Attestation of identity and residence issued by the authorized representative of a postsecondary institution; or • Attestation of identity and residence issued by the responsible authority of a First Nations band or reserve; or • Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque; or • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university; or • Government cheque or cheque stub; or • Income/property tax assessment notice; or • Insurance policy or coverage card; or • Residential lease or mortgage statement; or • Statement of government benefits (employment insurance, old age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit); • Utility bill (telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas or water); or • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate.

you must sign a statement stating you are eligible to vote.

If a candidate, a candidate's official agent or a scrutineer believes you are not eligible to vote, the objection will be noted on the Voting Register, but you will be allowed to vote.

It is an offense under Section 148(4) of the Local Authorities Election Act to make or sign a false statement, punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both a fine and imprisonment.

Voting more than once is a punishable offense under the Local Authorities Election Act. Offenders face up to 6 months of imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10,000, or both.

LEARN MORE AT MDGREENVIEW.AB.CA OR CALL 780.524.7600 Greenview, Alberta


Agriculture Department Invasive Species Highlight Tall Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) – Noxious Other common names: Meadow Buttercup, Tall Crowfoot, Blister Plant, Gold Cup, Butter-Rose, Butter-Daisy, Horse Gold, Bachelor’s Buttons, Roughseed Buttercup, Field Buttercup Overview A perennial that spreads only by seed. Tall buttercup contains a bitter, irritating oil called protoanemonin that is toxic to livestock (especially cattle) and other grazing animals. While generally avoided by grazers, poisonings can occur when fresh stems and leaves are consumed. Dried plants are no hazard as the toxic oil evaporates quickly. In mild cases, tall buttercup causes irritation or blistering of the skin, mouth and digestive tract. In more severe cases, it can cause paralysis, convulsions and death. Fresh tall buttercup, or hay in some cases, consumed by lactating animals can result in production of less milk and may turn milk a tinted red colour and give it a bitter taste. Animals tend to avoid grazing tall buttercup if given a choice, but this may also allow it to dominate. Tall buttercup is an alternate host for Anemone Mosaic and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. Habitat Tall Buttercup prefers moist to well-drained humus soils but can survive in coarse, gravelly area. Plant Tall Buttercup has several stems that are erect, hollow, and sometimes hairy, highly branched in the upper parts. Stems emerge from a thick and fibrous rootstalk, reaching up to 100cm tall. Flowers Are bright yellow, on long stalks, and have 5 petals, each 10-14mm long. The upper


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surface of petals is waxy, giving them a shiny, lacquered appearance. Leaves On the lower stem are 3-8cm long, on long stalks and deeply divided into 3-5 lobes. The uppers leaves are smaller, hairy and are divided into 3-4 narrow segments. Basal leaves have no stalks, 3 simple lobes and are 1-2 cm long. The amount and depth of the leaf lobes is highly variable Seeds Each plant produces about 250 seeds which can remain viable for 2-4 years. The tiny brownblack/reddish-brown seeds are carried easily by water. Seeds are about 3mm long with a short hook. Seed clusters are prickly and can attach to hair and clothing. Seedlings Cotyledons, 4 to 11mm long and 1.5 to 3mm wide, have 3 or 5 visible veins. They young taproot is often zig-zagged with several lateral white roots. The first leaves are kidney-shaped and somewhat hairy below. The margin of the first leaf has rounded teeth. Grazing Control Maintaining a vigorous grass land in pasture and rangeland will provide good competition and help control tall buttercup and reduce the likelihood of an invasion. Grazing to control tall buttercup is not recommended as the plant is toxic. Tall buttercup thrives with fertilizer use in a poorly managed pasture. Cultivation Control Pastures severely infested with tall buttercup can be ploughed and

re-seeded to an annual crop for several years to reduce infestations. Tall buttercup does not persist under cultivation. Mechanical Control Mowing prior to seed set can assist in reducing the infestation; however it needs to be timely in order to prevent further spread of seed. Hand picking is suitable. References: Johnson-Kershaw-MacKinnon-Pojar, 1995 – Plants of the Western Forest: BOREAL AND ASPEN PARKLAND. Lone Pine Publishing France Royer and Richard Dickinson, 1999 – Weeds of Canada and the Northern United States. Lone Pine Publishing Alberta Invasive Species Council

Environmental Services Update Ridgevalley Water Plant Upgrade The Ridgevalley water treatment plant upgrades are in the final stages of completion. Construction is going as scheduled and the plant will be operational in the early part of October. The new plant will supply reverse osmosis water to the Hamlet of Ridgevalley and the Crooked Creek water point. Effective October 1, 2017 the price of water per cubic meter will be changing from non-potable to potable water rates. Customers that use this water point will be billed according at the following rates: Potable Water Rates: Residential/Agriculture: $3.50 per cubic meter Commercial Rate: $8.50 per cubic meter Throughout the course of construction upgrades, there were several disruptions to the water distribution system in Ridgevalley. Greenview would like to thank the residents of Ridgevalley for their patience and understanding during this time.

Take-It-Or-Leave-It Shed

Transfer Station Cleanup Incentive Program Greenview had 3 successful applicants for our Transfer Station Cleanup Incentive Program. We would like to thank all our successful applicants for a job well done. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. Each group completed a litter pick at a designated transfer station and received $1500.00 in fundraising. Thank you for participating in Greenview’s Solid Waste Incentive Program. We look forward to offering this fundraising opportunity to non-profit organizations again next year. Greenview continues to strive to make our municipality more ecofriendly. Any suggestions you have regarding our environmental programs are greatly appreciated.

Work Replacing AC Pipe for the Ridgevalley Upgrade

Transfer Station- Take-it or Leave-it Sheds Due to the increasing popularity of the Take-it Or Leave-it sheds at the DeBolt and Sunset House transfer stations, Greenview has expanded the program throughout the municipality. There now is a Take-it Or Leave-it shed at each of the Greenview transfer stations. These areas are designated for items which are still in working condition that could be reused by another member of the community. Community members are encouraged to drop off their reusable items and take a look at what is already available in the Take-it Or Leave-it sheds.

The Ridgevalley Grad Class at the DeBolt Transfer Station Clean up.

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DeBolt Public Service Building Landscaping The Facility Maintenance Department has been busy planting beautiful trees and shrubs at the DeBolt Public Service Building. An assortment of 124 deciduous and coniferous trees have been planted. The varieties of tree species planted on this site are Ornamental Crab, Pinnacle Birch, American Mountain Ash, Schubert Chokecherry, Swiss Stone Pine, Larch, White Spruce and Colorado Spruce. Along with the trees a variety of 110 shrubs have been planted consisting of Dogwood, Mock Orange, Junipers (Sabina and Horizontalis varieties), Potentilla and Spirea. Grass seeding is underway covering an area of 12163.52 m2 consisting of Perennial Rye Grass, Kentucky Blue Grass and Creeping Red Fescue. We are proud of the landscaping for this new facility and hope that community members enjoy the trees as they grow in the years ahead!


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Be BearSmart! Until their winter hibernation bears can be found using different habitats in search of food. This includes digging for roots in shrubby or alpine habitats, eating insects in forests and bogs, and looking for berries in mixed and open forest habitats (Munro et al., 2006). Bears are therefore moving around a lot, and can be so preoccupied with finding food they don’t immediately notice people or can come into work sites, farms, communities and homes— particularly if possible food sources are improperly stored or garbage is left out. It is important to Be BearSmart—clean up and store food attractants properly so you don’t contribute to bear problems. It is also important to stay safe in bear country, especially since people are out enjoying summer, berry picking, camping, hiking, biking, and more. Carrying bear spray, accessible on your person, is a great way to help keep you safe in bear country! What is bear spray? Bear spray normally contains three items: varying concentrations of capsaicin— the active chemical found in chili peppers— an oil base and propellant. A typical 225 gram can has 5-6 one second bursts, with a shelf life of up to 3 years. How does it work? The effective range of bear spray is typically 3—5 meters. When the cloud of spray come into contact with the bear it causes irritation to the eyes, nose and mouth. The sound and sight of the spray coming out of the can may also help deter the bear. The immediate effect of spray is to deter the bear, whether it is approaching you or standing there.

• Keep your dog on leash—dogs can trigger unwanted and negative encounters with bears.

•  Remember: bears are curious, intelligent animals— once they learn about a new food source, even if left unintentionally, they will return to it. Keep a clean camp/ work/yard site to help keep bears in the forest!

See our Bear Spray video on the Environment and Parks YouTube channel: Most bear encounters can be prevented. It’s up to us to decide how we will keep ourselves safe, and keep wild bears from becoming habituated, problem bears. For more information visit: default.aspx

Tips for Avoiding Bear Encounters at Home, Work and Recreating:

• Keep your BBQ clean—bears will smell food residues left behind and come investigate!

•  Securely store pet food indoors or in bear-proof containers. Same goes for garbage, recycling, or dead livestock!

• Clean up fruiting trees and shrubs, and don’t put out bird seed.

•  Have a safety plan for kids playing outdoors—they should know what to do if they see a bear! Practice “bear safety drills.”

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Council Highlights: July to September 2017 Grants and Sponsorships Community Services Grants

Total Approved

Valleyview Enhancement Society


Myles and Marie McDonald Memorial Round Dance


DeBolt Jamboree and Corn Boil


Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Fundraiser


Tenders and Contracts Libertevision West Inc. will construct the Grovedale Electronic Sign for $155,328.00, to be installed pending approval by Alberta Transportation.

Environmental Services Environmental Services provided a report to Council on ice issues and usage at the water points throughout Greenview. A heated pad will be installed at the Sunset House water point with an upset limit of $50,000. Council denied the motion for exploration of an alternate location for a proposed Sturgeon Lake Area Water Point. Council was informed of the treatment processes required in the area according to the current water quality test results. Test wells are used to determine that the source has the water quality necessary and what treatment methods are required. Council directed administration to prepare an estimate associated with building a water point with a reverse osmosis system in comparison to a water storage point with water supplied via trucking.

Organizational Updates Council adopted the 2017 Strategic Plan as presented. The document outlines Greenview’s strategic goals, including strategies for future infrastructure, regional cooperation, development, quality of life, and inter-government relations. Council highlighted the importance of also working together with developers in order to diversify Greenview’s economy. The 2017 Strategic Plan is available under the Governance tab of Greenview’s website. Council adopted the Development Guidelines and Municipal Servicing Standards with amendments. The guidelines and standards have been updated to provide clarity and guide developers while meeting Alberta Transportation and Municipal Government Act requirements. The guidelines balance Council’s


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need to act in the best interests of the community while not placing undue burdens upon developers and are consistent with other municipalities in rural Alberta.

Delegations I Want Wireless provided an update to Council regarding wireless upgrades in Greenview. $1.2 million in funding was provided by the Canadian Government’s Connecting Canadians 150 program to support expanded access to high speed Internet for residents throughout I Want Wireless’ service area including Greenview. Greenview provided 20 per cent in matching grant funding supporting this application, to a maximum of $250,000. I Want Wireless provided an investment of $1.4 million in the project. Through this program, 32 new towers have been installed and over 750 customers have been upgraded to high speed service. Council accepted a presentation from the DeBolt Golf Course (Gunby Ranch Golf Course) for information. The golf course is municipally owned and it has been operated by the DeBolt Agricultural Society since the 1970’s. The DeBolt Agricultural Society is looking at upgrades including adding 24 camp stalls and replacing the original club house. STARS provided Council an update on their activity in 2016-17. In Greenview STARS flies 105 missions on average per year or 2 per week. Greenview has been a significant supporter of STARS for the past decade. The M.D. of Greenview has provided $1,435,000 in lifesaving contributions since 2007. Since the opening of the Grande Prairie base in December 2006, STARS has flown almost 1000 missions within Greenview. STARS has launched an emergency assistance app. For more information go to MaryAnn Chichak, Mayor of Whitecourt, and Chad Merrifield, Woodlands County Councillor, provided a presentation to Council regarding potential opportunities for Greenview to join in a Regional Economic Development Alliance.

Bylaws A public hearing for Greenview’s Land Use Bylaw was held following a two year review. Key proposed changes include the addition of several new land districts and more permitted and less discretionary use for each district. Regulations regarding secondary suites and additional dwellings on lots are being added. Greenview held a public hearing for the Greenview Golf Resort Area Structure Plan (Bylaw 17-782). An area structure plan (ASP) contains land use and development guidance for the

public, Council and administration. ISL Engineering provided a presentation on behalf of the owners. Council highlighted the need to clarify the document regarding adjacent crown land which the golf course currently leases and provisions for environmental reserve. No members of the public spoke in opposition and Bylaw 17-782 was approved following the public hearing. Council approved Bylaw 17-777 for the Greenview Golf Resort rezoning following a public hearing. The bylaw re-designates a 3.81 hectare area adjoining the Greenview Golf Resort from Recreation District to Country Residential Two District. It will allow development a maximum of 11 lots from the reversion of 44 recreational sites at a 4:1 ratio in accordance with the current Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan. Council gave the third reading to the Schedule of Fees (Bylaw 17-784) as amended. Council amended the Schedule of Fees to lower the fee of the 14 foot disk from $400.00 to $250.00. The Schedule of Fees defines the amount which the MD of Greenview may charge for the supply of information, goods and services. The full Schedule of Fees is available on our website under the Governance tab.

Recreation The draft Little Smoky Recreation Area Governance Board Agreement was accepted as information. The recreation area falls within the M.D. of Smoky River near Greenview’s boundary. Since 2008 Greenview has provided grant funding to the recreation area in partnership with the M.D. of Smoky River, Town of High Prairie, Town of Valleyview, and M.D. of Big Lakes. The proposed funding model is close to the current contribution levels with 20 per cent from Greenview, 75 per cent from the M.D. of Smoky River and 5 per cent from the M.D. of Big Lakes.

Council directed Administration to add $154,039.24 to the 2017 Capital Budget to cover future upgrades to the Grovedale Fish Pond, with funds to come from the Project Carry Forward Reserve.

Administrative Items Council voted in favour of reducing the Security Deposit Residential Access Construction Deposit for construction located at NW 11-67-22 W5M from $50,000 to $5,000 per Greenview’s revised Policy 4001. Council directed Administration to add $154,979 to the 2017 Capital Budget to cover expenditures for the Grovedale Septage Receiving Station upgrades to the turn-around and final payment on work completed in 2016.

Grande Cache Area Greenview will enter into discussion with Grande Cache RCMP, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation (AWN) and the Town of Grande Cache to address criminal activity concerns within the Grande Cache Cooperatives and Enterprises. Council also passed a motion to direct Administration to investigate private sewage concerns within the Grande Cache Cooperatives and Enterprises. Residents face difficulties disposing of sewage due to prohibitive costs. Council highlighted the unique legal and administrative nature of the Grande Cache Coops and Enterprises which must be taken into account when dealing with this issue. Council directed Administration to work with the Town of Grande Cache towards the creation of an agreement regarding medical clinic operations in the Town of Grande Cache. Greenview has similar arrangements with other partner municipalities and the agreement would be structured in a comparable manner.

Baby Box University Expectant parents and those with infants three months and younger are able to access free Baby Boxes at the Green View FCSS Community Resource Centre! The Baby Box package includes the box, mattress, waterproof mattress protector, fitted sheet, and lots of other helpful infant supplies. In order to receive this free box you must register at and complete the syllabus created for Alberta. The course takes approximately 15-20 minutes and is largely in video format. Green View FCSS has client computers on site to complete the course if needed. Complete the

quiz following the content, print the certificate (or take a picture) and bring the certificate on down to us. Family & Community Support Services: 4707 – 50 Street Box 1079, Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7603 Fax. 780.524.4130 Office hours – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Road Construction Economy Creek Slide Area Realignment

TWP RD 672 Connector

As part of ongoing efforts to improve and maintain the Forestry Trunk Road in summer 2017, Kilometre 20 south of Economy Creek has been realigned to shift it further uphill away from the slide area. Realignment of the horizontal and vertical profiles of the road south of Economy Creek resulted in offsetting the proposed roadway 20 metres horizontally from the existing road centre line and further away from the slide movement area. This was the most efficient method for remediation and provided the lowest long term risk.

Township Road 672 connects Range Road 212 to the Little Smoky Road (Range Road 214) and to the Greenview landfill. The total budget for this project is $2,067,027.00 with a total length of 3.98 km.

Further benefits of the realignment program are increased road width to the west at the top of the hill. The old road width was seven metres and now it has a ten metre road top to provide additional road stabilization when calcium treatment is applied.

Forestry Trunk Road Stabilization (KM 52 TO KM 40) The 2017 sub-grade stabilization program is ongoing on the Forestry Trunk Road from Kilometre 52 to Kilometre 40. The program’s goal is for the existing road subgrade to achieve a consistent 10 metre road top width. Work will also restore and reshape the road cross-section for optimal driving conditions, drainage, and ditch cleaning.


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The amount of borrow material used for this project exceeds 100,000 cubic metres. The project crosses over five metres of deep muskeg which required an advanced sub-drain perforated pipe system to assist with drainage. Other advantages of this project are reducing noise and dust on the old landfill haul route (Range Road 211) and for the residences along this route.

Landfill & Transfer Station Hours of Operation SITE NAME



Little Smoky Transfer Station SW 34-69-08 W6M

Monday, Thursday, Saturday

11:00 am to 6:00 pm


Legend Household waste

Sturgeon Heights Transfer Station NW 13-70-25-W5M

Metal Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Wire Cable

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wire Fencing South Wapiti Landfill SW 34-69-08-W6M

Appliances Wednesday, Friday, Sunday


11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Cement Sunset House Transfer Station NW 23-70-21-W5M

Grovedale Transfer Station SW 22-69-06-W6M

DeBolt Transfer Station SW 02-72-01 W6M

New Fish Creek Transfer Station NW 16-72-21-W5M

All Batteries Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday


11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Computers Printers

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday


11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Paint Household Hazardous

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Waste Containers

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Waste Oil Containers Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Used Oil Containers

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Empty Pesticide Puskwaskau Landfill NE 36-74-26-W5M



11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Commercial Industrial Sweathouse Transfer Station SW 04-70-19-W5M

ONLY Friday, Sunday

11:00 am to 6:00 pm Bagged Household

Sandy Bay Transfer Station NW 09-71-23-W5M

Greenview Regional Landfill SW 18-67-20-W5M

Garbage ONLY Walk-in access available all hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

All locations are closed on statutory holidays.

Consult our website for more information: Greenview, Alberta


Grizzly Relocation In mid-September, Fish and Wildlife received several reports of one to two bears frequenting the Bald Mountain Tower Road. At one point, the bear or bears pulled and fed on a road killed deer close to one of the residences. The decision was made to attempt to capture the bear or bears. Fish and Wildlife Officers speculated that they were dealing with a sow and cub, but could not confirm, because two bears were never observed at the same time. Due to the increasing potential public safety, livestock, and motor vehicle collision conflict, efforts were stepped up to remove and maintain the welfare of the bears. On September 18, 2017, a grizzly bear was captured and removed from the area. The bear was found to be very docile and deemed a low risk to return and cause further trouble. The estimated 250 to 300 lbs female Grizzly Bear was relocated away from communities, in suitable habitat, and in an established Bear Management Area.

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From Meadows to Mountains - Fall 2017  

Fall 2017 issue of Greenview's From Meadows to Mountains newsletter. Cover Image Credit: Watson & Willis in Labrynth Park Grande Cache by St...