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On behalf of the Village of Girouxville Council & Staff, we wish you and your family a Joyful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year! Joyeux Noel et Bonne Heureuse Année!

This Christmas tree & ornaments were donated by Edna & Denis Boisvert. Edna’s mother, Edith (Cunningham) Dumont purchased this tree at Théodore Remillard’s store (5008-50th Street – now Club Etoile) in Girouxville. This tree will be displayed in the Musée Girouxville Museum this spring with further information and story.

Village Office Holiday Hours

The Village Office will be closed from December 23rd afternoon to January 5th. Please feel free to use letter slot on the right hand side of office inside door. Messages will be checked as well.

Please note there are NO changes to Residential garbage collection during the holidays – will remain on Thursdays.

In case of water, sewer or public works issues – 780-837-0216

Have a Merry Christmas!

McLennan RCMP Community Consultation

McLennan RCMP – Request for Public Input

McLennan RCMP Detachment have been implementing current annual performance plan priorities for fiscal year 2021/22 and will soon be starting the process for identifying next fiscal year priorities. This process includes consultations with elected officials in the Detachment area, which consists of communities within the MD of Smoky River, along with the Eaglesham and Tangent area in Birch Hills County, to gain their input. However, we also want to seek the input of the general public regarding our priorities for the year as well.

As such, we are asking what you believe the RCMP’s priorities and focus should be for the McLennan Detachment area?

Anyone wishing to provide their thoughts and input to the McLennan RCMP are encouraged to contact the McLennan Detachment either via phone or e-mail at the below contact information:

Sgt. Scott RITCHIE                                                    Cpl. Allan PATERSON

Ph# (780)324-3086                                                     Ph# (780)324-3086

scott.g.ritchie@rcmp-grc.gc.ca                                          allan.paterson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this important planning activity.

Sincerely,

Sgt. Scott RITCHIE

Detachment Commander

McLennan RCMP Detachment

Residential Garbage Pickup Advisory

Please be advised in lieu of Thursday, November 11th (Remembrance Day) pickup will occur on Wednesday, November 10th.

We thank you for your cooperation.

NEW ‘CLIMBER’ PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

In 2013, Laura Leclerc, owner of Every Now and Then took initiative to beautifying our community playground. Every Now and Then’s “Mother’s Day Tea” held 2013 – 2017 fundraisers, ATCO Gas and private donations, and Village of Girouxville’s contribution from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative joint venture made the purchase of the “Climber” playground equipment possible. FABuLAS, with a regional mindset, fundraised monies and with a successful Alberta Recycling Management Authority grant application provided rubber surfacing for everyone’s safety.

It takes groups and volunteers to care, organize and fundraise monies to beautify our communities. The Village of Girouxville is proud to have become a recipient. We thank everyone who took part to make this great initiative a reality.

PLEASE COME & ENJOY!!

Village of Girouxville Official Election Results

Position                    First Name               Last Name                   Number of Votes                  If Incumbent

                                                                                                                   Received (A = Acclaimed)           check (X)

Councillor                 Alain                                Dion                                       A                                                  X

Councillor                Kelly                                 Elliott                                     A                                                  X

Councillor                 Ernest                             Johnson                               A                                                  X

Councillor                 Danielle                          Laflamme                            A                                              

Councillor                 Joseph                            Zdeb                                    A                                                  X

Coronavirus(COVID-19) Information -Thursday, September 16th, 2021 – to be updated as warranted.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – Thursday September 16th, 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.    

Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency.  COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, further restrictions are being put in place.

Effective Thursday September 16th  (Click here for further details):

Limitations have been placed on the number of people allowed to gather both indoors and outdoors, including in places of worship.

Mandatory work-from-home measures are in place unless the employer has determined a physical presence is required for operational effectiveness.

If employees are working on location, they must mask in all indoor settings, except while alone in work stations. 

Effective Monday, September 20th  (Click here for further details):

Discretionary events and businesses must either implement a Restrictions Exemption Program – requiring proof of vaccination or negative rapid test result, or must follow capacity and operating restrictions. 

Weddings or funerals have new limitations in place whether indoors or outdoors. 

The following exemptions were, and continue to be in effect:

  • Masks are mandatory in businesses and public places.  NEW – this is extended to places of worship, and students in Grades 4 and up as well as all staff and teachers in all grades.  Click here for further details.
  • No alcohol service (in restaurants & bars for example) after 10:00 pm

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.

In an effort to increase vaccination acceptance to the benefit of all Albertan’s, Alberta residents 18+ who get their first or second shot between Sept. 3rd and Oct. 14th can register and receive a $100 Debit card.

To protect yourself and to help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, as well as the flu and common cold the following is still 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: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

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

Modelling, reviews and projections (information referred to by Dr. Hinshaw during the Sept. 3rd update): https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-alberta-data.aspx#jumplinks-4

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 www.alberta.ca/bizconnect

Links:

Guidance documents for workplaces and businesses:   https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-documents.aspx

Symptoms: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17260.aspx

Covid-19 Self-Assessment: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

COVID-19 self-assessment for healthcare and shelter workers, enforcement personnel and first responders: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/HWAssessLanding.aspx

Self-Isolation: https://www.alberta.ca/self-isolation.aspx

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 Rick Gervais, Waste Management Commission Manager, at 780-837-1001

We thank you for your cooperation.

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