"CODE OF THE WEST"
When entering the MD for the first time you will descend into the beautiful Peace River Valley and then cross over the unique and breathtaking Dunvegan Bridge, the longest gravity-anchored suspension bridge in Alberta.
Council has adopted the "Code of the West" as a philosophical guideline for our Municipality. To view a copy of the "Code of the West" please click here.
News & Updates
The Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister for Jobs, Skills Training and Labour (JSTL) has tabled Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act in the Legislature.
The bill proposes changes to four major areas of workplace legislation:
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Workers' Compensation
- Employment Standards, and
- Labour Relations
If the bill is passed, the farm and ranch industry would be covered by occupational health and safety laws, and workers compensation coverage would be mandatory for all farm and ranch workers. Those changes are expected to take effect January 1, 2016.
The government's proposed changes would also extend employment standards and labour relations legislation to the farm and ranch industry.
The government wants to hear from Albertans about these changes. There will be a series of town hall meetings across the province to discuss employment standards and labour relation rules that make sense for the farm and ranch industry.
- Grande Prairie area - November 26th, 2015. 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Pomeroy Inn, Grande Prairie
- Red Deer area - December 1, 2015
- Calgary area (Okotoks) - December 2, 2015
- Lethbridge area - December 3, 2015
- Edmonton area (Leduc) - December 7, 2015
Stakeholders can also participate in an online survey, which is being prepared and will be available soon, or email comments to email@example.com
To register to attend a Town Hall Meeting or for more information on the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act visit work.alberta.ca/farm-and-ranch
Hard copy resources relating to this announcement are being printed and will be available soon at Alberta Agriculture Field Offices. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like hard-copy resources mailed to you. In the meantime, all resources are housed on the website.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF
FAIRVIEW NO. 136
A COMMUNITY MEETING BETWEEN THE M.D OF FAIRVIEW NO.136 AND THE NON-HAMLET RESIDENTS WILL BE HELD AT THE FRIEDENSTAL HALL ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015 AT 7:00PM
Recognize a great kid in your community!
Nominations are open across Alberta for the 16th annual Great Kids Award.
The Great Kids Award is given to recognize young Albertans for helping, inspiring and changing the lives of others. Young leaders accomplish this in various ways, from volunteering for organizations to fundraising for charity.
“Great kids capture the vitality of Alberta and deserve our recognition. The recipients are exceptional role models, and will help make our future brighter.”
Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services
Nominate an outstanding child or youth in your community by visiting www.greatkids.alberta.ca or calling 780-415-8150 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000).
Sixteen award recipients between the ages of five to 18 will be celebrated at an award ceremony in Edmonton sponsored by Fantasyland Hotel. Recipients, along with their families, will enjoy a night’s stay at the Fantasyland Hotel and West Edmonton Mall attractions passes.
Award recipients will also receive a trophy from the Ministry of Human Services. All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition from the Minister of Human Services.
Nomination deadline is Friday, November 27 at 4 p.m.
Recipients will be announced in May 2016.
The Fall 2015 Newsletter
To view the Newsletter click here
Capture The North 2015 Annual Photo Contest!
Working in the North (photos of northern Albertans at work in Forestry, Oil and Gas, Waterworks, Health Care and Agriculture) 1st Prize: $200.00 2nd Prize: $100.00
Scenes of the North (photos of northern Alberta's towns, cities, hamlets, villages and homesteads)
1st Prize: $200.00 2nd Prize: $100.00
People in the North (activities such as camping, quadding, fishing, sledding, skiing...whatever fun outdoor activities you can enjoy in northern Alberta)
1st Prize: $100.00 2nd Prize: $50.00
Wild North (wild animals, insects, flowers, plants and natural landscapes where they live and grow)
1st Prize: $100.00 2nd Prize: $50.00
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS NOVEMBER 30, 2015
For more information please go to http://www.nadc.ca/photo-contest.asp
Pilot Sustainable Farm Families Workshop
The Grande Prairie session is February 3-4 2016, Community Services Building, Grande Prairie.
For more information about these workshops please contact Jordan Jensen at
WINTER BRUSHING PROGRAM
We are looking for any producers that may want winter brushing done on roadsides adjoining your own land, ( must own the land as rented land needs the request from owner). If you feel you would like us to have brush/trees removed from roadside/field edges, please come in to our office and fill in a requisition. That can be done with the office staff. Once the requisition is complete, the Agricultural Fieldman will, at his convenience, check out the request and reply to the requisition. Note that there is no charge to the landowner for this service.
FREE FIREWOOD AVAILABLE
In the winter of 2013/2014 we had brushed areas on Range Road 35 north of TWP road 824 on the west side to the border of TWP RD 830. There is some decked poplar that can be utilized for firewood that is now over a year old. In the winter of 2014/2015, we had piles that may be cut and used for firewood. The majority of the wood borders the edge of the producer's field and our municipal ditch so there is fairly easy access. We also brushed Range Road 63 between TWP roads 814 and 820 and there is plenty of firewood there too. You should contact the producer if you need to access his land to retrieve any firewood as we are not responsible for any trespass. There is no charge for the wood you take but please keep the areas tidy.
Have you got an Evacuation Plan for your family?
As part of ongoing Emergency Preparedness, the RCMP have provided a link to helpful information regarding emergency evacuations. Please follow the link to become fully informed of this vital aspect of safety and emergency awareness for you, your family and your pets.