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From Meadows to Mountains Greenview, Alberta

Winter 2018


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

Clubroot Confirmed............................................... 9

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

Environmental Services........................................ 10

Facility Maintenance............................................. 3

Road Construction............................................... 11

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

Land Use Bylaw 17-779 Revisions........................ 12

Driveway Snow Plow Agreement Changes........ 4

Planning & Development Communication & Feedback............................ 13

Local Photographers in the Spotlight.................. 5 Greenview Regional Multiplex.............................. 6 Council Sworn in for 2017-2021 Term.................... 7 Winter ATV Use........................................................ 7

Sturgeon Heights Open House Follow-Up......... 13 Currie Museum Opens Robert Guest Exhibit..... 15 Council Highlights................................................. 16

Canada 150 Grants............................................... 8

Greenview Fire Pumps: Where are they and what are they for?............................... 18

Green View FCSS Highlights Year-round Family Violence Prevention.................................. 9

Landfill & Transfer Station Hours.......................... 19

Meet Your Councillors Councillor Winston Delorme WARD 1, Grande Cache

Cell: 780.783.0056

Reeve Dale Gervais WARD 2, Little Smoky

Cell: 780.524.7714

Councillor Leslie Urness WARD 3, Valleyview

Home: 780.524.4036 Cell: 780.524.8477

Councillor Shawn Acton WARD 4, Sunset House

Cell: 780.552.4346

Cover Image Credit: Tammenithia Diesel


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Councillor Dale Smith WARD 5, New Fish Creek

Home: 780.524.2790 Cell: 780.558.9337

Councillor Tom Burton WARD 6, DeBolt

Home: 780.957.3601 Cell: 780.512.1558

Councillor Roxie Rutt WARD 7, Crooked Creek

Cell: 780.558.9640

Councillor Bill Smith WARD 8, Grovedale

Home: 780.831.9533 Cell: 587.343.5463

Administration Building: 4806 - 36 Ave. Box 1079 Valleyview, AB. T0H 3N0 Ph. 780.524.7600 Fax 780.524.4307 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 Grovedale Sub-Office: Lot 9, Block 1, Plan 0728786, Box 404 Grovedale, AB. T0H 1X0 Ph. 780.539.7337 Fax 780.539.7711 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 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 excited to announce the Greenview Regional Multiplex will be open to the public in February. The milestone brings this major project one step closer to conclusion which will be officially marked by the Grand Opening concert on March 9, 2018. As we look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at the GRM it is a good time to thank all those that helped make this project come together. The first people to thank are the community members that provided their input and support during the process. Starting with engagement at the community level including a public survey and community meetings, this facility is the culmination of many years of dedicated planning and construction. Greenview provided $30 million of the project’s $36 million total as an investment in quality of life for our residents in the Valleyview area.

the most entries to date. Congratulations to all this year’s winners and thank you to all those who participated.

Reflecting back on 2017, the past year has led to many milestones for Greenview in terms of infrastructure projects and 2018 looks set to start much the same way that last year ended. Public Service Buildings in both DeBolt and Grovedale celebrated their Grand Openings and began service. The events were marked with ribbon cuttings, and visits by local and regional politicians. We were proud to have STARS attend one of the Grand Openings and help show the public some of the capabilities of the facilities. Going forward we will be continuing to improve the Forestry Trunk Road in support of the oil and gas and forestry industries.

To learn about other upcoming events in Greenview, check out the events calendar on our website, sign up for our website e-news, or follow on LinkedIn and @MDofGreenview on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Municipal Election was also a highlight of this year. I would like to welcome Winston Delorme representing Ward 1 Grande Cache and Shawn Acton representing Ward 4 Sunset House to Council, along with all of our returning Councillors. I am honoured to have been chosen to carry on as Reeve for 2017-2018 and will be serving alongside Tom Burton who was elected by Council as Deputy Reeve. I am looking forward to working with both new and familiar faces over the next four years. The photo contest wound up and Greenview’s 2018 Calendar was launched in time for the holidays. The photos this year were spectacular. I was happy to have the opportunity to meet a number of the photographers and thank them personally for helping showcase Greenview. Photos were collected from every corner of Greenview and I’ve been told that the contest had

Council provided funding to community volunteer groups through our grant programs to the tune of approximately 1.5 million dollars. These organisations provide a wide range of services and activities and Greenview is thankful for their hard work and dedication to our communities. Growing the North is fast approaching and we are looking forward to the attending at the end of February. The goal of the conference is to help municipal leaders and entrepreneurs learn about innovation and explore economic development opportunities in the Peace Region. Greenview is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s conference because we believe that maintaining a healthy economy in the region as a whole is critical to providing our ratepayers with the best opportunities.

Best wishes, Reeve Dale Gervais

Facility Maintenance

This sign was created, designed and crafted by a local business for the Debolt and Grovedale Public Service buildings.

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Upcoming Events Regular Council Meetings

Committee of the Whole

Agricultural Services Board

February 12 & 26, 2018 March 12 & 26, 2018 April 9 & 23, 2018 May 14 & 28, 2018

February 20, 2018 (DeBolt PSB) April 16, 2018 (Grovedale PSB) May 22, 2018 (DeBolt PSB)

February 28, 2018 March 28, 2018 April 18, 2018 May 29, 2018

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting

February 21, 2018 March 21, 2018 April 18, 2018 May 16, 2018

February 13, 2018 March 13, 2018 April 10, 2018 May 15, 2018

Green View FCSS

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.

Just a Friendly Reminder: 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. All current agreements and signs are now void and will not be reinstated until: 1) You present your current sign at the time of completing a new contract agreement. 2) All past due snowplow invoices are paid in full. 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 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,


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hay access and other areas are not considered driveways, and will not be cleared. The new Snowplow Driveway Clearing Rates are as follows: Up to 400m (1/4 mile) Driveway

$50.00 per clearing plus GST

Over 400m (1/4 mile) Driveway $50.00 for the first ½ hour, $100.00 per hour for additional time plus GST First Sign


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.

Local Photographers in the Spotlight At the end of November the winners of Greenview’s photo contest were announced. The 2017 Annual Greenview Photo Contest had a record number of participants and entries from every corner of Greenview and visitors from across Alberta. Winners were recognized by Greenview Council on November 27th as they launched Greenview’s 2018 Calendar. Reeve Dale Gervais thanked participants for helping promote Greenview by showing off its beauty through their work. This year’s cover photo and grand prize winner is Patrick Kelly from Grande Cache who took a stunning photo of Victor Lake in winter. Other winners were Charlie McDonald, John Huggard, Claudia Metz, Debbie Matteis, Ellen Chychul, Betty Dillon, Madeleine Clough, Connie Holloway, Katarina Sjoquist, Kaitlyn Wiebe, Drew Tally, and Matt Dettling. The photo contest also had its youngest winner to date, 11 year old Drew Tally of Grande Prairie who submitted a photo of the Narrows on Sturgeon Lake.

Photo Contest Winner’s Images: Centre: Grand Prize Winner Patrick Kelly. Clockwise from top left: Charlie McDonald, John Huggard, Claudia Metz, Debbie Matteis, Betty Dillon, Connie Kerik Holloway, Matthew Dettling, Drew Tally, Kaitlyn Leanne Wiebe, Katarina Sjoquist, Madeleine Clough, Ellen Chychul

The Greenview Photo Contest has taken place annually since 2015. It aims to foster local talent and build awareness of Greenview’s exceptional landscapes and communities. Each year photos taken within Greenview’s boundaries are submitted by visiting and local photographers. The contest winners are selected based on votes from Greenview’s 150 staff. Winning photographers are eligible for $100 for the top twelve finalists and a $250 prize for the grand prize winner. Winners are also treated to a luncheon with Council and a prize package containing Greenview promotional materials and photography items. If you would like a copy of Greenview’s 2018 calendar you are welcome to visit one of our offices and sub-offices for a free copy while supplies last. For further details and information on how to get your copy go to Greenview’s website programs-services/communications. Photographers are welcome to send images of Greenview’s places, people, industry and events throughout the year to or share photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by tagging @MDofGreenview.

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Greenview Regional Multiplex: Opens February 10th! The Greenview Regional Multiplex will be opening soon! Staff are currently putting the finishing touches in place before the doors open to the public. Michelle Richardson, Facility Manager provided a tour of the Multiplex to the Valleyview Town and Country and introduced the multiplex staff members. The brightly lit entrance area has a great deal of natural light, as does most of the facility. The lively, bright and colorful walls, signage and flooring, all add to the ambiance and atmosphere of a multifamily adventure right here at home. Justine Biron, Aquatic Supervisor provided a guided tour and explanation of the diversity of the pool areas. There are eleven lifeguards on staff who have completed their training and are ready to go. The pool areas are geared to suit the needs of all ages. The maximum capacity for the pool area is around 354 people. Swimming lessons will be scheduled in future. There will also be times scheduled for lane swims, adult, senior, public, parent and tot and family swims.

The pool is equipped with wheel chair lifts and the entire facility is wheelchair accessible with elevators to access all floors and accessible change room and shower facilities available. Fitness Supervisor Angie Wedge and Fitness Programmer Matt Shepard introduced the numerous fitness equipment machines located on the second floor. To enhance the circuit training experience, there are additional stationary bikes and weights set up on the third floor running track. An orientation for new users to the fitness area will be provided a few days a week. There will be a wide variety of fitness classes such as Bodyworks, a 60 minute full body workout, kickboxing, Quick HIIT (High Intensity Training), spin (cycling), Strong by Zumba, Synergy, Tabata, Workit-Circuit, yoga and a 60 minute morning run. Some classes will be included with membership and Drop-ins will be welcomed. The Field House includes space for three full size gymnasiums to allow multiple courts to be in use at once. It will be available for badminton, soccer, pickleball, floor hockey, dodgeball and basketball. There will also be parent/tot time and free play time available. Multiplex membership holders will receive exclusive discounts and some classes will be included in memberships. To purchase memberships, contact the multiplex at 780.524.4097. Once the facility opens February 10, 2018, doors will be open from 5 am to 10 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 9 pm on weekends. Check out more pics on the Greenview Regional Multiplex @GRMultiplex and Valleyview Town and Country Facebook pages.

Photos and article courtesy of Valleyview Town & Country.


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Council Sworn in for 2017-2021 Term

Pictured left to right: Councillor Shawn Acton, Councillor Winston Delorme, Councillor Les Urness, Reeve Dale Gervais, Deputy Reeve Tom Burton, Councillor Roxie Rutt, Councillor Dale Smith, Councillor Bill Smith.

Greenview’s Council was officially sworn in on October 20, 2017. Councillor Dale Gervais was re-elected as Reeve and Councillor Tom Burton was chosen as Deputy Reeve. Councillors Roxie Rutt, Bill Smith, Dale Smith and Les Urness return to their roles as representatives for Ward 7, Crooked Creek, Ward 8, Grovedale and Ward 3, Valleyview. Greenview also welcomes two new Councillors; Winston Delorme (Ward 1, Grande Cache) and Shawn Acton (Ward 4, Sunset House). Regularly scheduled Council Meetings will now be on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Committee of the Whole, Municipal Planning Commission and Ratepayer BBQ dates were also determined. To enhance opportunities for ratepayers throughout Greenview to attend meetings, the Committee of the Whole locations will rotate between our main Administration Building, Grande Cache sub-office, Grovedale Public Service Building and DeBolt Public Service Building. Meeting dates are available on Greenview’s Events Calendar

Be a Good Neighbour: Winter ATV Use Remember to Ask When Off-roading This Winter Now that the snowy weather has come to stay it is important to remember to always to get permission to ride All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) such as snowmobiles on farms and other private property before having some fun. As a matter of courtesy and to avoid trespassing illegally be sure to keep activities to places where it’s permitted. Even after the snow settles in, fields may still be hiding valuable crops and feed which quads and snowmobile can inadvertently damage by riding on them. While snowmobiles have a far smaller impact on the ground beneath the snow compared to other off road vehicles that lower impact is mostly mitigated by adequate snow cover which can become thin with a short warm spell. In addition to designated trails, road right-of-way’s and municipal roads are often accessible and recommended for travel as crushed crops and ruts have a negative effect on fields come spring. Please be mindful of crops and property when you are out enjoying the season.

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Greenview gives $150,000 to Celebrate Canada 150 Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 was a historic moment with the power to bring people and places together. It was a chance to encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities and it allowed us to connect with our past, celebrate who we are, honour our exceptional achievements, and build a legacy for tomorrow. Greenview developed a set of objectives for the grant program and activities had to align with one or more of these in order to qualify for funding.

Greenview supported activities that: •

• • •

Provided Greenview residents with OPPORTUNITIES to actively participate and/or celebrate together, promoting and building a deeper understanding of Canada, its people, and what it means to be Canadian. Encouraged PARTICIPATION in community initiatives, activities and events to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. RECOGNIZED and PROMOTED exceptional Canadian people, places, and events that shape our communities, Greenview, and our country. BUILT vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples, official language minorities, and youth.

Eleven community groups throughout Greenview were the recipients of the Canada 150 Grant Program. In total, $150,000 was divided among the groups that applied during two separate intakes in April and July of 2017.

The successful organizations were: • • • • • • • • • • •

Cranberry Rodeo Association DeBolt & District Pioneer Museum Fox Creek Municipal Library Grande Cache Griffith Trail Grovedale Community & Agricultural Society Mountain Metis Nation Association Pioneers of Grovedale Area Museum Sunset House Community Hall Society Valleyview & District Agricultural Society Valleyview Municipal Library & Well-Being Coalition Willmore Wilderness Preservation & Historical Society

Photos courtesy of: Mountain Metis Music Festival, Fox Creek Municipal Library day of Art, Culture, and Creativity, Valleyview & District Annual Fair & Rodeo, DeBolt & District Heritage Day Fair, Grovedale Museum Old Time Music Festival, and the Valleyview Well-Being Coalition Street Dance


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Green View FCSS Family Violence Prevention November marked Family Violence Prevention Month in Canada. The Health, Education and Action in Relationships (HEART) Team hosted its second Breakfast with the Guys to launch the month at the Burnside Performing Arts Centre in Valleyview. The event was catered by volunteers from Valleyview Victims Assistance and is sponsored by Pembina Pipelines together with the HEART Team. Tuval Dinner Nafshi with the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters spoke at the breakfast and shared strategies for community based family violence prevention. Lisa Hannaford, Manager of FCSS, explains the importance of Breakfast with the Guys: “This is not a one-off campaign. It’s an ongoing conversation aimed at creating awareness, changing the thinking about what is seen as normal, and showing how men can be a part of the solution.” Breakfast with the Guys and Family Violence Prevention Month projects in Valleyview are just a part of HEART and Green View FCSS’ year round programming. The

Government of Canada’s statistics show Valleyview and High Prairie have among the highest rates of intimate partner violence in Alberta, ranking in the top three communities provincially. Recognizing the serious demand for support services, Green View FCSS provides family violence prevention and intervention programs which assist all ages and genders. Services are available in Valleyview and throughout Greenview. Two new courses were offered this fall in partnership with PACE Grande Prairie: Intergenerational Healing, a trauma informed parenting program for parents and caregivers, and Caring Dads, a program which supports parents who have been involved in the abuse or neglect of their children. Supports are also available for men who want to learn about healthy communication and managing their emotions, and for those who have experienced abuse as a child or adult.

Information on local services and referrals to organizations like PACE are available by contacting Green View FCSS or any of the HEART partners.

Clubroot Confirmed Greenview would like to advise its producers that the disease, Clubroot of Canola, has been confirmed in five canola crops in the Sunset House area for the 2017 growing season. We would like to encourage all producers to follow the Best Management Practices regarding equipment sanitation. Greenview has Clubroot Information Packages available for pick-up at the Field Services Office in Greenview and at the Operations Office in Grovedale or on our website. For more information, please call 780-524-7621.

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Environmental Services Tony Creek Wastewater Lagoon Construction

Sturgeon Heights Transfer Station

Location: SE-18-64-20-W5

Location: NW-13-70-25-5

The construction of the industrial lagoon is nearing completion and commission date is scheduled for late January. Currently commercial septic wastewater generators and Greenview residents are only able to access the Grovedale and Sturgeon Heights Lagoon to dispose of sanitary sewage. Located approximately 60 kilometers south of Valleyview, this facility will offer the same service in the Little Smoky, Fox Creek and Valleyview rural areas.

Several of the upgrades for Sturgeon Heights transfer station were completed during 2017. Some of the changes to the site included developing specific areas for tire and metal recycling. The site now has two designated sections for the collecting and burning of clean wood which has helped control the amount of wood more efficiently. The bin and ramp area underwent a total upgrade which now includes a second bin. The newly designed site plan has provide improved access for the residents.

Tony Creek Wastewater Lagoon

Sturgeon Heights Transfer Station

Ridgevalley Water Plant Upgrade The Ridgevalley water treatment plant upgrades are completed. The water plant is in full service as of October and is now supplying reverse osmosis water to the Hamlet of Ridgevalley. The distribution line that was constructed in 2016 from the Ridgevalley water plant to the Crooked Creek water point now supplies the water point and the Crooked Creek store with reverse osmosis treated water as well. Ridgevalley Water Treatment Plant


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Crooked Creek Water Point Location: NE-26-71-1-6

Road Construction 2017 Range Road 230 Asphalt Concrete Pavement Completed in summer 2017 from Township Road 704 to Township Road 712 (approximately 6.6 km). The construction phase included subgrade preparation, granular base course and asphalt concrete pavement.

The estimated quantities for this project were 70,000 m2 of subgrade preparation completed on two layers.

Local Road Projects: Two Local Road projects were completed in fall 2017 as follow: • Local Residential Access Road was constructed on Range Road 224 •  A Farmland Access Road was constructed on Range Road 253

All residential approaches on the project were adjusted and paved. Bridge approaches were stabilized before paving.

Forestry Trunk Road Master Plan

Greenview also implemented a new approach installation program in fall of 2017 where Greenview was in charge of the construction phase for all approaches to help maintain consistency. The program was successful to meet the targeted deadline of the approved applications while following Greenview’s Development Guidelines and Municipal Servicing Standards.

The Forestry Truck Road is a public roadway that is heavily travelled by the oil industry, forestry and recreation, which also serves as a crucial link between Highway 43 and Highway 40. The Municipal District of Greenview has committed to stabilizing the road surface with a consistent 10 meter wide road top. Greenview has also tapped into resource funding from the Province of Alberta for larger projects that will have complete sections of roadway re-alignments, creating a safer travelled roadway for all users.

Range Road 230

Old High Prairie Road Subgrade Preparation Completed in fall 2017 from Highway 49 to Township Road 720 (approximately 8.9 km). The construction phase included subgrade preparation and granular base course.

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Land Use Bylaw 17-779 Revisions Greenview has made further on changes to the Draft Land Use Bylaw 17-779 in response to public input (see pages 13-14). You may view the entire document by accessing Greenview’s Website or contact our Planning & Development Department and ask for a Development Officer to assist you. Most recent updates to the Draft Land Use Bylaw will reflect provisions for non-commercial use of recreational vehicles (RVs). Numbers are based on three main components such as: the zoning of your property; parcel size and location, and whether the parcel (lands) are located inside or outside the Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan area. Table 4-2: Recreational Vehicle Regulations Land Use District

Parcel Size

Maximum Number of Recreational Vehicles

Agriculture One (A-1) District

Between 64.7 ha (160.00 ac) and 32. ha (79.1 ac)


Agriculture One (A-1) District

Between 32 ha (79.1 ac) and 8.1 ha (20 ac)


Agriculture One (A-1) District

Less than 8.1 ha (20 ac)


Agriculture Two (A-2) District

Between 32 ha (79.1 ac) and 8.1 ha (20 ac)


Country Residential One (CR-1) District outside the Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan

Between 8.1 ha (20 ac) and 1.2 ha (3 ac)


Country Residential One (CR-1) District inside the Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan

Between 8.1 ha (20 ac) and 1.0 ha (2.5 ac)


Country Residential Two (CR-2) District outside the Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan

Between 2.0 ha (5 ac) and 1.0 ha (2.5 ac)


Country Residential Two (CR-2) District inside the Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan

Between 1.0 ha (2.5 ac) and 0.39 ha (0.95 ac)


Country Residential Two (CR-2) District inside the Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan

Less than 0.39 ha (0.95 ac)


Country Residential Three (CR-3) District

Between 4.04 ha (10 ac) and 1.0 ha (2.5 ac)


Country Residential Three (CR-3) District

Between 1.0 ha (2.5 ac) and 0.39 ha (0.95 ac)


Country Residential Three (CR-3) District

Less than 0.39 ha (0.95 ac)


Hamlet Residential (HR) District

Greater than 465.0 m2 (5,005.2 ft2)


Provisions under Section 4.39 Campgrounds are specific for campground development whereby they shall have regard for physical site suitability, accessibility and surrounding land uses. Development Permit application for campground development shall include a detailed plan showing natural contours, vegetation, vehicle and pedestrian circulation system, common areas, utilities, buildings, service areas and proposed campsites to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. Amendments or changes to the campsites for rearrangement, construction or moving of buildings, require development permit be applied for. Conservation Country Residential (CCR) District has been renamed Country Residential Three (CR-3) District, with a revised purpose to provide for specific areas where multi-lot country residential development may take place in proximity to lakes and rivers while allowing for the development of residential and recreational uses in areas where the provision of municipal and/or community-type services would support such development.


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New or revised definitions include: Accommodation, Clustered Leisure requires a development permit for a resort facility or recreation area accommodation units to a maximum of four detached cabins or detached units intended for short-stay use on a private, seasonal basis and lacking certain components, conveniences or utilities commonly available as part of a year-round residence. Craft Brewery and Distillery means an establishment where beer, wine, or alcoholic spirits are produced on-site and are for retail sale. The facility must be appropriately licensed by the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission. Craft Brewery and Distillery will be considered a Discretionary Use in the Agricultural One (A-1), Agricultural Two (A-2), Hamlet Commercial (HC) and Rural Commercial (RC) Districts. Removal of Agriculture, General definition and use from the Agricultural (A-1) and the Agriculture (A-2) Districts. Therefore no permit is required for the rearing of livestock. The Draft Land Use Bylaw 17-779 will be considered at an upcoming Council meeting. Should you require additional information on the Draft Land Use Bylaw 17-779 or wish to provide comments, please contact the Planning & Development Department by calling 1.780.524.7600 or Toll Free 1.888.524.7601 and ask for a Development Officer specific to your area.

Planning & Development Communication & Feedback In response to feedback from the public, Greenview’s Planning and Development Department would like to update residents on how information will continue to be communicated. Greenview’s Website, Meadows to Mountains newsletter and articles in the local papers will be the main outlets. We encourage you to keep an eye out for these articles and in addition listen for any news coming over the airwaves.

Lindsey Lemieux, Development Officer Wards 1 & 8 (Grande Cache & Grovedale) 780.524.7643 Price Leurebourg, Development Officer Wards 2, 3 & 4 (Little Smoky, Valleyview & Sunset House) 780.524.6078

We recognize that your time is valuable and we want to make sure someone is available to answer your questions. Should you have any questions, we ask you to set up an appointment with one of our Development Officers by calling or emailing them ahead of time.

Leona Dixon, Development Officer Wards 5, 6 & 7 (New Fish Creek, DeBolt & Crooked Creek) 780.524.7639

Sturgeon Heights Open House Follow-Up Greenview would like to thank all of the attendees who came to the November 27 Open House on the Draft Land Use Bylaw (LUB) held at the Sturgeon Heights Community Hall. We hope that we were able to answer some of your questions. We appreciate all the questions, the discussion and comments we received. A summary of the comments we received are provided as follows:

1. Before this open house, were you aware that Greenview has been working on updating its Land Use Bylaw since 2015?

2. Did you know that a Citizen’s Panel, representative of areas across Greenview, were instrumental in helping guide the development of this draft Land Use Bylaw? 82% responded ‘no’, with some of those who answered yes indicating they had only become aware in 2017.

95 % said ‘no’ to this question.

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STURGEON HEIGHTS OPEN HOUSE FOLLOW-UP Continued 3. Did the information presented this evening provide the answers to your questions?

• Greenview Golf Resort has lost 44 campsites, reducing the overall available RV sites.

20% benefitted from the Open House and preferred their questions be reviewed individually, while the remaining 80% did not, and felt the presentation was too short to cover all of the changes made to the Land Use Bylaw.

• Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan is not current and much thought is needed at this stage as planning can have long lasting and unintended consequences.

4. Do you feel that you had the opportunity to have your voice heard, either this evening or at another event previously during this process? 18% appreciated the individual approach to their unique circumstances, but the majority indicated they wanted to hear the other’s questions and Greenview’s responses to allow them to better understand the circumstances and bylaw.

5. How do you prefer to obtain information on projects and initiatives that Greenview is undertaking?  The preferred method was by ‘mail out’, with posting on Facebook and Greenview’s website following. Some selected all options including Greenview’s newsletter, radio, newspaper, twitter and posters in key locations.

6. Do you have any other comments regarding the engagement and communication process that was undertaken? General: •  I don’t believe adequate consultation occurred throughout Greenview. • I need to understand better when permits are required. • Greenview should interfere where there is a complaint but I should not need a development permit to do things on my own property. •  Ratepayers should have an opportunity to vote on blanket bylaws. •

Consistent enforcement is needed.

One rule doesn’t apply to all properties.

• The Open House did not answer questions - felt like a dictatorship. •  New bylaws should allow past residences to be grandfathered.


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• Would like to see future meeting with all CR1 & CR2 lot owners. Agriculture: • Our property is zoned Agriculture and we would like to see personal use campsites allowed as a discretionary use. • Agree with more than 4 lots to be subdivided from a quarter section of land. • Have a number of questions: 4 dwelling units on A-1; Suites on all residential districts; Animal units on CR-1 – 3 max? Narrows: • Greenview needs to investigate sewers being pumped into Sturgeon Lake. • High density of RV units per lot on a permanent basis is a concern due to excess traffic (vehicles, quads, boats) on road. DO NOT develop old launch area at Narrows for Public Use. • Only ‘boat lake access in Narrows’ (between Lots 212 and 213) creating continuous traffic at all hours, golf carts, quads, side by sides, bicycles, foot traffic and vehicles parked on the main road. The narrow lake access is being abused by non-lake front owners who park their boats there or nearby beach. • ‘Public dock’ at this lake access is not being maintained and is dangerous with rotting wood. Either re-open large public boat launch or close both. Eagle Bay: • Sturgeon Lake is a recreation area. Not allowing RV’s for the summer months impedes our enjoyment. • Purchased an Eagle Bay lot to use for family; Moving RV’s on and off is costly and increases safety issues; disallowing RV’s will have a number of lots for sale, most likely at a loss because of this regulation. • RV Units (suggest 3 – 4) need to be allowed on lots for family use and should not have to be moved after weekend use in the summer.

CCR and RV Use: • A permit should not be required for RV units and they should not have to be moved after 14 days. •

How did CR-2 change to CCR?

• CCR should allow RV use at 4:1 ratio and could be based on size of property; and maybe if Single Family Dwelling & Leisure Dwelling Unit there, then RV use would not be possible. •  Reference to environmental protection in purpose is redundant for residents and recreational users and there is no mention for impact of agriculture on environment. • No need for additional reference to ecological protection in the purpose as it is addressed sufficiently under both Federal and Provincial legislation, the Municipal Development Plan and Sturgeon Lake Area Structure Plan.

• Not allowing RV units in CCR is contradictory as moving RV units back and forth would contribute to more pollution and environmental impact than when parked, and leaving on site would be safer and have less impact on roads. • Not allowing RV units defeats the reason we purchased our lot for family use. • Modify CR-2 as CCR does not correlate with the intent (environmental protection), does not address the current issues (lack of RV parking), and contravenes Greenview’s mandate to build and develop recreational areas. ‘Compatible’ development is subjective and does not respond to the need to park RV units. • With nothing of obvious value being accomplished with CCR zoning, what is the real purpose of CCR?

Currie Museum Opens Robert Guest Exhibit On January 13, 2018 the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum opened an exhibit with a different spin on the dinosaur theme. Fossil Country on Canvas: the Hinton Trail Paintings of Robert Guest showcases some of the beautiful landscape art by one of the Peace Regions most memorable painters. The Hinton Trail featured in this exhibit at the Currie Museum ran from Jasper to Grande Prairie along Nose Creek. Many of Robert Guest’s paintings are of locations in Greenview. Robert Guest was a dedicated regional artist who not only painted but also helped shape the painting community by forming Watercolour Photo provided: Guests attend the Robert Guest Opening Societies in both Grande Prairie and Grande Reception at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Cache. As an avid local historian, devoted firewatcher and observer of nature he produced incredible works of art. Much of his subject matter came from the scenery that surrounded him including many scenes from Greenview. With his passing last summer the Peace Region lost a talented member of the art community. Thankfully his works being unveiled in Fossil Country on Canvas will introduce many new visitors to his talent and the region. As the name suggests the exhibit also incorporates fossils from the respective locations along the Hinton Trail that Robert Guest has painted. The fossils, bones, and tracks are from private collections and also from the Royal Tyrell, among others.

Photo Provided. Guests enjoyed music by a harpist.

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Council Highlights: September 2017 to January 2018 Grants and Sponsorships Community Applicant


Valleyview & Districts Agricultural Society


DeBolt & District Agricultural Society


Grande Cache Animal Society


Teepee Creek Stampede Association


Rosedale Cemetery (owned by the Rosedale Mennonite Church)


Red Willow Players Theatre Association


Reel Shorts Film Festival


Town of Grande Cache Deathrace


Grande Cache Chamber of Commerce


DeBolt and District Pioneer Museum Society


Crooked Creek Community Recreation Club Valleyview Riverside Golf Course Grande Prairie Ski Patrol Association

$ 524,800.00 $25,000.00 $2,000.00

Rising Above Ministry


Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter


Sturgeon Lake Bible Camp Society


Mountain Metis Nation Association


Grande Cache Community High School Breakfast Program

$ 3,000.00

Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society


Sheldon Coates Parent Council


Ridgevalley Seniors Home


Grande Cache Seniors Minibus Society


Grande Cache Bighorn Golden Age Club

$ 50,000.00



Greenview will provide $1,000 in sponsorship to the Northland SnoGoers for the ASA Jamboree on February 3, 2018. Lisa Airth from the Grovedale Daycare Society provided a presentation to Council regarding developing a daycare in the Grovedale area. The Society is requesting $462,000 in capital funding from the Municipal District of Greenview to purchase and


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transport a portable which would be connected to Penson School for the daycare. The Evergreens Foundation is constructing the Parkland Seniors Lodge within the Town of Edson. The project is funded by the Government of Alberta and the eight municipalities that are members of the Evergreens Foundation, including Greenview. The 2016 Capital Requisition to the Evergreens Foundation for the Parkland Lodge will be forwarded in the amount of $942,293.97 with funds to come from the Community Services Budget. Council approved a Canada 150 Grant Carry-Over Request from the Grovedale Community Club and Agricultural Society’s Canada 150 Grant of $1,635.08. The remaining funds are to be used for family and public skating throughout the 2017-18 winter season. Council will also allow the Grande Cache Griffiths Trail Revitalization Committee to carry over the $21,400 Canada 150 grant allocation to be used in the spring of 2018.

Planning and Development The Municipal District of Smoky River has requested Greenview participate in the Old High Prairie Road Bridge upgrade project located within their municipality. Council will provide $13,250, twenty five per cent of the project cost. Greenview will purchase land for future seniors’ housing in Grovedale with the land to be held in a trust for five years with funds, including sale costs, to come from Community Services Miscellaneous Grant Funding. The location is across from the school and close to the main amenities of the hamlet. Administration will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Grovedale Seniors’ Housing Committee regarding the proposed land to be held in trust.

Organizational Updates Greenview’s Council for the 2017-21 term was officially sworn in. Reeve Dale Gervais and Deputy Reeve Tom Burton were elected by Council for 2017-18. Council chose to change the regularly scheduled Council Meetings to Monday. Committee of the Whole (CoW) locations will rotate between our main Administration Building, Grande Cache sub-office, Grovedale Public Service Building and DeBolt Public Service

Building. Any scheduled meetings that fall on statutory holidays will be held on the Tuesday immediately following the holiday. Ratepayer BBQs for 2018 will be hosted between 5 and 7 p.m. on the following dates: • • • •

June 11, 2018 Greenview Operations Building, Valleyview June 18, 2018 Eagle’s Nest Hall, Grande Cache July 9, 2018 DeBolt Public Services Building, DeBolt July 16, 2018 Grovedale Public Services Building, Grovedale

Greenview appointed Councillor Dale Smith as a member of the Water North Coalition and Deputy Reeve Tom Burton was appointed as an alternate to the committee. The Water North Coalition works to ensure sustainable water systems are available to every northern community. Council appointed Reeve Dale Gervais, Deputy Reeve Tom Burton, Councillor Bill Smith and Councillor Les Urness as members of the Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership Committee. Councillor Roxie Rutt was appointed as an alternate to the committee.

Delegations Elizabeth Bell, Executive Director of the Peace Airshed Zone Association (PAZA) provided a presentation to Council regarding their work in Greenview. The Fox Creek Operators Group has asked PAZA to conduct air quality monitoring in the Fox Creek area, which has led to a proposal to expand the Association’s boundaries to include Greenview’s southern border. PAZA’s data generates the Air Quality Health Index which is updated on their website every hour. Go to for more information. SemCAMS provided a presentation to Council regarding their new construction in the Grovedale area. The site is 21.5 hectares and the infrastructure will support drilling activity in the Montney region. Through project SemCAMS is investing nearly $50 million in the local economy, with $43 million dedicated to hiring local contractors and suppliers.

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.

Grande Cache Dinosaur Track Foundation provided a presentation to Council regarding opportunities for tourism development in the Grande Cache area. The Foundation is planning to complete a feasibility plan to analyze how the Grande Cache area dinosaur tracks can become a successful tourism destination and contribute to local economic development. The dinosaur tracks site became a designated Provincial Historical Site in 2006. Greenview will provide $5,000 with funds to come from the 2018 Economic Development Budget.

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. Greenview is sponsoring an infrastructure assessment project for the Towns of Valleyview, Fox Creek and Grande Cache. Due to the Grande Cache Viability Study, the Grande Cache Infrastructure Audit Report by Opus Stewart Weir has been completed first.

Grande Cache Area Administration will draft a letter to the Premier, Minister of Indigenous Relations and relevant provincial and federal departments regarding the sewage concerns in the Grande Cache Co-ops and Enterprises. A letter will also be sent to Minister of Municipal Affairs Shane Anderson, Minister of Indigenous Relations Richard Freehan, and Premier Rachel Notley regarding the status of the Grande Cache area co-operatives and enterprises. A report regarding the Eagle’s Nest Hall was provided to Council. The facility requires upgrades to address community requirements and is frequently used for large events such as celebrations, meetings, wakes and funerals. Further consultation with the Town of Grande Cache and other parties is recommended to determine if there are other buildings in Grande Cache that could be repurposed, such as the old swimming pool, or an opportunity to assume the lease on an existing building, such as the Metis Local Hall. Other options would be to renovate the existing Eagle’s Nest Hall or to construct a new Greenview Community Hall for residents in the Grande Cache area.

Greenview, Alberta


Greenview Fire Pumps:

Where are they and what are they for?

Greenview fire pumps are spread around the municipal district and are available for use by ratepayers for fire prevention from early May to September each year. The pumps and equipment are moved to storage each fall so that they don’t freeze and cause a safety hazard. Pumps are located in bright red boxes in many of the more high traffic agricultural areas around the municipal district. Each pump box contains a pump, 38mm forestry hose, a nozzle and suction hose. To find the one nearest you please visit: mdgreenview. departments/protectiveservices This equipment is available for your safety and convenience during controlled burns. Greenview’s fire pumps are not to be used for fire suppression. If you are in need of fire suppression, call emergency services for assistance.


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If you are about to do a controlled burn such as brush piles: • Set up the pump ensuring that it is full of gas and oil. • Roll out the amount of hose that you require, attach suction hose and locate end of suction hose in water source. • You will have to prime the pump. This is done by removing the cap at the top of the pump pouring water into it until the suction hose is full. • Start the pump ensuring that you have control of the spray nozzle. In the event that your neighbour may need the pump, please fill in the log sheet provided and ensure that it is ready to go for the next person when you have finished using it. Should you have any problems with the pump, Please contact the Protective Services Department at 780.524.7600.


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


“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” - John Steinbeck

Image Credit: Alycia Vickrey

Greenview, Alberta, Canada


From Meadows to Mountains - Winter 2018  

Winter 2018 issue of Greenview's From Meadows to Mountains newsletter. Cover Image Credit: Tammenthia Diesel

From Meadows to Mountains - Winter 2018  

Winter 2018 issue of Greenview's From Meadows to Mountains newsletter. Cover Image Credit: Tammenthia Diesel