Beaver Foundation Media Release

“In the little village of Holden, AB, that boasts “The Charm of Country Living” as their slogan, one might be surprised to find leading-edge approaches to seniors wellness. Earlier this month, The Beaver Foundation, which operates seniors housing in this small rural community, passed a motion to approve prescribed cannabis smoking. The decision is definitely novel for Albertan communities, but not unprecedented. Cannabis use among seniors continues to grow and has been linked to major health benefits.”

Beaver Foundation provides well-maintained, affordable and adequate housing accommodation and care for seniors and low-income individuals, through the operation of 4 lodges and 5 self-contained facilities. The Beaver Foundation facilities are located with in Beaver County, which include The Town of Tofield, Village of Ryley, The Village of Holden and The Town of Viking.

Beaver Foundation is one of the few Management bodies that has retained smoking rooms within 2 of the lodges it operates, Holden Lodge and Vialta Lodge in Viking. Although both lodges currently allow smoking in the designated indoor smoke rooms, only Holden Lodge will be approved for smoking and vaping use of medical Marijuana. Once legislation is approved on October 17th, 2018, Holden lodge smoke room will allow non-prescribed marijuana use in the designated smoke room.

The village of Holden is conveniently located 30 minutes from four hospitals and provides many inhouse services.

For further information or to book a tour of Holden Lodge, please call

Owen Ligard, CAO
Beaver Foundation


Maria Shihinski, Manager
Holden Lodge


HELP Holden Paragon Theatre Get Back On Track!

Help the Paragon Theatre get back on track!

To replace the movies and sound equipment lost to the recent break in’s at Paragon in Holden, we welcome any donations big or small at our donation boxes located at:
Country Bottle Depot outside Holden
Country Kitchen Restaurant in Holden
Holden Village Office

For any further information or donate please contact Beaverhill Players at 780-688-2464 or email

Your serious consideration and participation is Appreciated!

Water Ban

TO: All Customers of Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission


As of June 20, 2018 The Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission entered into a Water Demand Management Condition B.

This means there is a Ban on non-essential potable water use for all customers of the Highway 14 Water Commission. This ban is expected to last until June 25 or longer, weather permitting.

Demand Measure B

Reservoirs are forecasted to be below 50% capacity within the next 5 days.

Conservation Measures

Municipalities: Discontinue hydrant flushing, sewer flushing, park watering, fire-fighting training, and other non-essential use.

Customers: Limit lawn and garden watering, voluntary conservation requested.

Truck Fills: Request voluntary conservation of water. Shut filling bays as required.


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Construction Notice

The Village of Ryley and Highway 14 Water Com-mission will be replacing water and sewer infrastructure along 51 avenue at approximately 51 street in Ryley.

During this time, portions of 51 avenue and 51 street will be closed to provide access for work crews and material.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes or available detours, beginning approximately May 30, 2018. The work may last for up to two weeks.

Pedestrians are asked not to enter the construction area for safety reasons during the scheduled work period.

We thank you for your assistance in this matter.

– Village of Ryley