The Camrose Carpool, funded by the Government of Alberta as part of the Rural Transportation Pilot Program, is launching on February 25, 2019.
The Camrose Carpool is an innovative, user-friendly, web-based carpooling program (including a phone-in option) that will create opportunities for people to connect, carpool and share the cost of transportation. Participants will include local/rural residents, Rose City Taxi, Armand’s Cabs, the Bashaw Bus Society and Rose City Handi-Van.
The program is free to use, has user ratings to help ensure user accountability and safety, and is mobile friendly. Users can post or view rides through the website www.camrosecarpool.ca or use the call-in feature at 780-781-8781.
The Camrose Carpool project will help increase transportation options in and around Camrose for Albertans without access to a private vehicle, while reducing single-car travel.
For more information or to post & view carpool opportunities, visit www.camrosecarpool.ca or call 1-780-781-8781
STOP SMOKING STARTING JAN 12, 2019!
If you are a smoker and have a desire to become a non-smoker the following free program is to give you support while you go through the process of getting control over the nicotine addiction.
The Breathe Free 2 program will be at the
LEGION HALL in RYLEY every evening in January 12-21 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thousands of people have been able to successfully overcome the nicotine addiction with the support of this program. If you have tried to quit but failed do not give up, you only fail if you fail to try again until you are successful. It takes many people several attempts to finally be successful.
Even if you are not sure that you want to quit the use of tobacco, come to see if the program is for you. The program is free.
To register please call or email Vera Hyde at: phone- 780-603-0048, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This confidential survey is being conducted on behalf of the Village of Ryley as the village begins to create a new plan for its future.
Draw Prize: Though this survey is anonymous, there is space at the end to provide your name and contact information. There will be a random draw of completed surveys following the conclusion of the survey. Village staff and council will not get the surveys and will not see the names. We have hired a firm to conduct the survey and provide the village with the results.
Deadline: All surveys must be returned to the village office by December 1.
The Government of Alberta has informed all municipalities that they need to have a Municipal Development Plan (MDP) in place. This is new for the Village of Ryley and it represents a great opportunity for residents to have input and give direction about what our village will look like in 25 years or more.
The MDP will be Ryley’s guiding document for growth. It explains the community’s vision for the future and provides a road map to achieve that vision.
Your input will be used to help determine:
Proposed bylaw to adopt the Equity Industrial Park ASP and proposed bylaws to amend the IDP, MDP, LUB
Proposed Bylaw #18-1063 is a bylaw that proposes to adopt an updated Equity Industrial Park Area Structure Plan (EIP ASP) in Beaver County. The purpose of the EIP ASP is to provide a future vision, development objectives and policy direction to establish the logical expansion of the EIP.
As part of the EIP ASP update process in Beaver County, the County is also amending applicable portions of the Ryley-Beaver Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP), the County Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the County Land Use Bylaw (LUB) to ensure alignment. The Municipal Government Act outlines the need for these statutory plans to be consistent with one another.
Beaver County Council has passed 1st reading to these bylaws (#18-1061, #18-1062, #18-1063 and #18-1064). The Village of Ryley Council has passed 1st reading to the same Ryley-Beaver IDP bylaw (#2018-09-24). The proposed amendments to the Ryley-Beaver IDP and MDP include minor text and map amendments to align with the proposed EIP ASP policy areas.
The proposed amendments to the LUB include two (2) new land use districts with new permitted and discretionary uses, text and map amendments to align with the proposed EIP ASP policy areas. The proposed new land use districts are:
The following parcels in the EIP will be rezoned as follows:
RI (Rural Industrial) to IL (Business/Light Industrial):
RI (Rural Industrial) to IM (Medium Industrial):
RI (Rural Industrial) to IE (Low Impact Eco-Friendly Industrial):
LC (Landfill and Composting) to IM (Medium Industrial):
A FULL COPY OF THE COUNTY BYLAWS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE BEAVER COUNTY SERVICE CENTRE OR AT WWW.BEAVER.AB.CA.
THE VILLAGE OF RYLEY IDP BYLAW CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE VILLAGE OFFICE OR AT WWW.RYLEY.CA.
How do I comment?
Interested stakeholders wishing to comment on the proposed bylaws will have an opportunity to do so at the public hearing, however, it is requested that a copy of the written comments be sent by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, November 6, to Beaver County by email to email@example.com, by fax 780-663-3730, or by mail to Box 140, Ryley, AB or to the Village of Ryley (for IDP only) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax 780-663-3541 or by mail to Box 230, Ryley, AB, T0B 4A0.
All submissions will be public information, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
For further information, please contact:
Interested stakeholders are invited to hear arguments for and against the proposed bylaws at the public hearing scheduled on:
Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 PM
Royal Canadian Legion
5121 – 50 Street, Ryley
(across from the County office)
“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
Maria Shihinski, Manager