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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – Tuesday July 12, 2021 – to be updated as warranted

The M.D. of Smoky River, Towns of Falher & McLennan, Villages of Donnelly & Girouxville in coordination with the Smoky Region Emergency Services are closely following the lead from the Province on the issue of Covid-19.  We would like to ensure clear and concise information is available.    

Stage 3 reopening targets have been reached, all public health measures have now been lifted except for isolation/quarantine requirements and masking in health care settings and public transit.

Please understand that some businesses may choose to continue to require masks and sanitation steps be taken, please comply with those specific requests.

Albertans are still legally required to:

  • Isolate for 10 days if you tested positive or have any core symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
  • Quarantine for 14 days* if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and you are not fully vaccinated. (*Duration of quarantine may be reduced based on vaccination status.)

To protect yourself and to help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, as well as the flu and common cold the following is till good advice:

  • Wash your hands often and well, use sanitizer whenever possible
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid any contact with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • Cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands
  • If you must go out in public, keep your distance – stay 2 metres from other people

To view up-to-date information and statistics on COVID-19 in Alberta please visit the Government of Alberta Website:

To view the current map of the outbreak situation region by region.

To view information and apply for the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (if revenue loss of at least 50% due to the Covid Pandemic occurred) visit


Guidance documents for workplaces and businesses:


Covid-19 Self-Assessment:

COVID-19 self-assessment for healthcare and shelter workers, enforcement personnel and first responders:



WHEREAS the mission of the Lifesaving Society Canada is to prevent drowning throughout this great country, and even one drowning in Alberta is one too many; and

WHEREAS most drownings are preventable in a Water Smart community, and only through Water Smart education and a healthy respect for the potential danger that any body of water may present can we genuinely enjoy the beauty and recreation opportunities offered by these bodies of water; and

WHEREAS the Lifesaving Society urges Canadians and residents of the Village of Girouxville

to supervise children who are in and around the water, to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while participating in aquatic activities, and to always wear a lifejacket when boating; and

WHEREAS the Lifesaving Society Canada has declared July 18th – 24th, 2021 National Drowning Prevention Week to focus on the drowning problem and the hundreds of lives that could be saved this year.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, Alain Dion, Mayor on behalf of Council, do hereby proclaim July 18th – July 24th, 2021 NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENTION WEEK in the Village of Girouxville and do commend its thoughtful recognition to all citizens of our municipality.




2021 Municipal Elections

Nominations for the next general municipal election will be open between January 1, 2021 to September 20, 2021. Signed nomination forms may be dropped off at the Village of Girouxville Municipal Office @ 4804-50th Street with the Returning Officer from January 2, 2021 until Noon, Monday September 20, 2021 during office hours.

Musée Girouxville Museum

We are pleased to announce the Musée Girouxville Museum will be open to the public effective July 12th,

Monday – Friday (Closed Holidays) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the summer season.

For further information please contact the Musuem @ 780-323-4252. Please share this with your friends and families.

We look forward to your visit !

Attention Village of Girouxville Residents….Do you require driveway paving, sidewalk or cement done on your property?

KNelsen Sand & Gravel Ltd. is scheduled for paving and sidewalk construction in the Village of Girouxville in July 2021 and are interested in providing extra work to residents. Please note the Village of Girouxville will not be responsible for payment or scheduling of work on private residences.

If interested, you may contact:

Holly Kyle Phone: 780-539-7667 Mobile: 780-876-9070 Email:

Bill Wald Phone: 780-625-1736 Email:

Residential Garbage Advisory

Please Note:

Effective June 1, 2021 residential weekly garbage collection for the communities of Girouxville, Falher, Donnelly and McLennan, will be moved to Thursdays with the new pickup date to be June 3rd.

In lieu of July 1st Holiday, pickup will occur on the Wednesday, June 30th.

Residents will use same bins.

Please be reminded that your waste receptacle may be placed at curbside no earlier than 4:30 p.m. day prior to collection day and no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day. All containers must be returned to property for storage 24 hours after pickup.

There is no change to materials allowed or disallowed. Household garbage only, no construction materials such as shingles, concrete and other building materials. In order to prevent garbage litter around the community (blowing away while being dumped into the truck) & the landfill, we ask that residents bag their garbage, and place bags in their regular bins.

Issues or concerns may be directed to Ed Larose, Waste Management Commission Manager, at 780-837-1859.

We thank you for your cooperation.

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