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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.  





The Whitelaw Truck Loading Station is now in use.

The M.D of Fairview will be flushing hydrants throughout the week of July 16, 2018 in the Hamlets of Bluesky and Whitelaw. If you notice your water cloudy or discoloured, please run your lines until the water runs clear.
Sorry for any inconvenience.


The Federal Government has announced their intention to legalize cannabis nationwide in 2018. Land use/zoning is a primary responsibility given to municipal governments in Alberta. The M.D. of Fairview No. 136 is actively preparing for the legalization of cannabis and we want to hear from you! Please complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MD136CannabisSurvey. Prior to completing this survey, please read the M.D. of Fairview No. 136 FAQ. The survey is open until 4:30 pm Friday, August 17, 2018

Draft bylaws amending the M.D. of Fairview #136 Land-Use Bylaw #876 can be viewed on the municipal website, to view DRAFT Bylaw 950/DEV/2018 (Definitions) please click HERE and to view DRAFT Bylaw 951/DEV/2018 (Districts) please click HERE . Public Hearings will be conducted prior to final reading of the bylaws. Watch for Public Hearing notification on MD of Fairview social media sites and the local newspaper. 

Public Participation Policy Survey is NOW Closed and the Draft Policy is being reviewed by Council on July 24, 2018. The finalized Policy will be posted on the MD Website.



 **NEW 2018**

The Town and M.D. of Fairview are working on an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). An IDP is a plan developed jointly by two or more neighbouring municipalities to manage land use and development decision-making for an area of land in close proximity to their shared boundary.

For more information please click HERE


Follow the link below to complete a short online survey:



Albertans are being asked for their feedback regarding local elections. Please provide your input on this important piece of legislation by completing the survey below:

Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods

The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit makes communities safer by using civil legislation to target residential and commercial problem properties in rural and urban Alberta where specified illegal activity is occurring regularly.

Learn more HERE

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       (In honour of Mr. George Webber)


  • Statutory Right to Divert Water
  • Allocation of Water
  • What is the Priority Sequence?
  • Making Changes to Water on Your Land

Please click HERE for information on these Water Act Essentials.

A New! Farmer’s Market for Fairview!!
The Fairview Ag Society is working together with the Heart of the Peace Economic Development Committee to sponsor a new Farmer’s Market in the community! Right now we are in the process of completing the business case/paperwork for Alberta Agriculture & Forestry in becoming an approved Market this summer/early fall.

A couple of preliminary surveys taken regarding the Farmer’s Market these past few months have indicated a fairly strong interest in having one again in our community. Many of you are looking for Alberta made products, fresh produce and baked goods. You are searching for fresh, nutritious foods for your family. A Farmer’s Market is an ideal way to directly connect the consumer with the producer. Each market is independently operated, which then reflects the culture of the community. There are several benefits to having a market in the community; economic diversification, job creation, stimulation of development for the downtown, and creating an anchor in the community connecting vendors with their customers. Studies also indicate Farmer’s Market’s are the #1 agri-tourism attraction, with sales of $924M in 2016!

As we continue to develop our vendor list, it appears that WEDNESDAY; LATE AFTERNOON is the preferred day; time TBD. The Legion Hall is our preferred venue and will have baked goods, canned produce, jewellery, and bath/beauty products to name a few. We are contemplating a soft launch this fall, with the full market line-up in 2019.

If know of anyone who does Make it, Bake it, Grow it and be a part would like to be a part of the market, please have them contact; kamiec@xplornet.com. 


Explore Northern Alberta with the History Check App

The Municipal District of Fairview N0. 136 is a sponsor to Friends of Historical Northern Alberta Society (FHNAS) for the History Check App. A new way to explore Northern Alberta! 

For more information or to download please click HERE.



Please be advised that the July 10th, August 14th and August 28th Council Meetings have been cancelled. There will be a Council Meeting on July 24, 2018 and August 21st, 2018.



Recruiting members to represent Alberta’s growing local food industry.

The Alberta Government is looking for a group of Albertans to form a Local Food Council. The Council will represent the growing local food industry in Alberta.

For more information and/or to apply please click HERE


RMA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program

The 2018 application term is now open and closes August 31, 2018. For more information please click HERE.


Dangers of Blue-Green Algae

An Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) water specialist has a warning about the dangers of blue-green algae. Please click HERE for more information.




M.D. Construction Projects
Street repair and asphalt overlay work will begin in Bluesky on or around June 4, 2018, weather permitting. Work will be undertaken on 1st Avenue from back alley west of Dig- Rite building, eastward to Range Road 23 as well as 10th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue. See map below.


Access to these areas will be reduced to one-lane traffic or detour signs will be posted. The contractor
will be working from 7am to 7pm (darkness permitting), 7 days a week.

Please Note: The RV Sewer Dump Station will be closed while these street repairs are completed.

Access to the mailbox location may be limited to foot traffic only for short periods.



Thank-you for your patience during these construction projects. Watch our website at www.mdfairview.com for project updates.





Be sure to extinguish your campfires

Soak it with water, stir it up and soak it again. The ashes should be cool to the touch.

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Grass, twigs, leaves and mud can build up in the hotspots, heat up, drop off and start a wildfire. Remember to clean your machine before, during and after your ride.



Check your winter brushpiles to ensure they are extinguished

  • STIR IT: spread out the remaining material within the pile using a metal probe, or if necessary, heavy equipment. Dig down into the soil to make sure the fire has not burned down to the root system.
  • SOAK IT: soak the area and ensure both heat and smoke are no longer being produced by the pile. 
  • STIR IT AGAIN: Roll the debris over. Using your bare hand, feel for heat while looking for steam. A fire is not out until there is absolutely no heat coming from the ashes.

For more information please click HERE.






Heritage Awards 2018

 For more information and application please click HERE


 Excavating Near Pipelines/Fence Post Placements

As rural Albertans gear up for another season of farming, Inter Pipeline joins the rest of the nation in observing Agricultural Safety Week and would like to take this opportunity to remind Albertans of the importance of clicking or calling before you dig.

Inter Pipeline is committed to making the safety of its pipeline system top priority. If you are planning to dig or excavate, even if it is just putting in a fence post within 30 metres, or 100 feet, of a pipeline, please take the time to know what’s below before you begin, and call or Click Before You Dig. This free service locates buried utilities and pipelines on your property, so you can work safely.

For more information please click HERE.




Preventing Wildfires is a Shared Responsibility

Quick facts

  • Last fire season, 1,231 fires burned more than 49,000 hectares in Alberta
  • From March 1 to October 31 last year, there were 789 human-caused wildfires
  • More than 68 tickets and written warnings were given to Albertans last year for burning without a permit and leaving campfires unattended
  • If you see a wildfire burning in the forest, report it toll-free at 310-FIRE (3473)


M.D. of Fairview Information and Summary of Facts Booklet

To view please click HERE




Alberta’s six northwestern municipalities have come together to form the Northwest Species at Risk (NWSAR) Committee. The six municipalities that form the NWSAR are:

Town of High Level
Mackenzie County
County of Northern Lights
Clear Hills County
Town of Rainbow Lake
Town of Manning

After learning of the Government of Alberta’s proposal to permanently protect 1.8 million hectares of land for caribou in northwest Alberta, Councillors from the area’s six municipalities leapt into action and formed the Northwest Species at Risk (NWSAR) Committee to ensure local voices were heard. The committee created a report for the federal and provincial governments to consider when implementing plans to protect the Woodland Caribou- which are a threatened species. The Committee wants to see protection plans be effective but also consider the socio-economic impacts to our communities, so that we can be prosperous and keep jobs here. The committee believes that the caribou can be protected without creating a provincial park and even protect them more effectively without creating a park. Through the Committee’s hard work over the past year, a socio-economic analysis, the collection of scientific data and extensive multi-stakeholder consultations, a report was created with ten specific recommendations for responsible caribou recovery.
A strong, unified voice of municipal leaders and area residents is vital in responsible protection of all species at risk. 

Participate in upcoming information sessions and feel free to complete the Online Comment Submission Form at https://talkaep.alberta.ca/caribou-range-planning
Please follow the links below for more information:
1. Draft plans and the recovery plan:
2. NWSAR Facebook page:
3. NWSAR website, including fact sheets:




Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldman Memorial Bursary










M.D. of Fairview Newsletter

2017 Winter Edition


 To view please click HERE






Due to substantial weight of brushing equipment, a crossing agreement is required before performing work on the right-of-way. Contact TransCanada to apply for an agreement.



Brushing poses a significant risk to the integrity of the pipeline as it removes soil cover. Before brushing, contact you local One-Call Centre- it's a FREE service! TransCanada will send a representative to mark the location of the pipeline facilities and must be present to oversee the work. 



Ditching poses a significant risk to the integrity of the pipeline as it removes soil cover. Before ditching, contact your local One-Call Centre. Trans Canada will send a representative to mark the location of the pipeline facilities and must be present to oversee the work. 



One-Call Centres

Online locate requests:          www.clickbeforeyoudig.com 

Alberta                   1.800.242.3447

Phone App             Dig Info AB


Email               crossings@transcanada.com

Phone                     1.877.872.5177

General Inquiries

Public Awareness   1.855.458.6715

Land                        1.866.372.1601








Clubroot Confirmed in Peace Region






AgSafe Alberta Launches On-Farm Advisor Services Program

For more information please click HERE



To learn more about Water Act Essentials please click HERE.




2018 In & Around Fairview Spring/Summer Community Guide




To view please click HERE 





Amisk Hydroelectric Project

The proposed location is targeted for the Alberta Peace, about 15 kilometers upstream from Dunvegan putting it north of Spirit River and southwest of Fairview.

For more information on the project click here.

 Ironstone Resources

 Ironstone Resources has updated their Clear Hills Iron & Vanadium Project. They are ready to move into the commercialization stage and hope to have a demonstration and innovation centre built in the Clear Hills area in the next 12 to 24 months.




Crossroads Resource Centre
Mighty Peace
Fairview Restorative Justice
Fairview Chamber
Town of Fairview
Peace River School Div.
G.P. Catholic School Div.
Fairview Ski Hill
Alberta Health Services
Dunvegan Fish & Game