The Council for the Village of Ryley have scheduled a public hearing to consider arguments for and against the proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendments. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 6 at 6 p.m. via video conference. You are invited to join the public hearing to express your views.

The purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 2021-949 is to amend Bylaw No. 2020-936, the Land Use Bylaw of the Village of Ryley as follows:

a) Delete SECTION 54 (5) any fur bearing animals, fowl, or livestock, other than domestic pets, that is, pets that are kept within the dwelling unit.

b) and insert SECTION 54 (5) any fur bearing animals, fowl, or livestock, other than domestic pets, that is, pets that are kept within the dwelling unit, except for hens that are approved for Urban Hen keeping.

The purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 2021-953 is to amend Bylaw No. 2020-936, the Land Use Bylaw of the Village of Ryley as follows:

  1. Correct LUB zoning map for Block A, Lot A to show as Commercial 1 District.

The public can request an electronic copy to be forwarded or printed for pickup. Inquiries respecting the proposed Bylaw may be made at this office by phoning 780-663-3653.

These Amendment Bylaws will be advertised for a minimum of two weeks.

If you wish to speak at the public hearing, please register in advance by contacting the Ryley Municipal Office, attention Glen Hamilton-Brown, CAO at 780-663-3653. Written submissions may be provided to council during the public hearing; however, it is requested that a copy of the written submission be delivered to Glen Hamilton-Brown, CAO, at the Ryley Municipal Office or by e-mail on or before no later than July 1, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.  If you submit comments on this Bylaw in writing, the information you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Livestream Video on Facebook Group: Village of Ryley
Telephone (778) 907-2071: Meeting ID – 974 6141 9019; Passcode – 874235

Glen Hamilton-Brown
Chief Administrative Officer
Box 230
Ryley AB  T0B 4A0

FIRE RESTRICTION STATEMENT – effective immediately

Beaver Emergency Services Commission

FIRE RESTRICTION STATEMENT – effective immediately

On April 26 at 08:00 AM Beaver Emergency Services Commission issued a FIRE RESTRICTION.

The fire restriction prohibits all open air burning. All open-air fire permits are now suspended and no new fire permits will be issued.

Please extinguish all previously permitted fires and check any recently burned brush piles and ensure they are extinguished completely. Propane barbeques, campfires and burning barrels in an approved container are still permitted providing they are continuously attended and have an adequate water supply available.

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Tax Recovery Sale – February 10th

Public Sale of Land (Municipal Government Act) Village of Ryley
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10 a.m.
If you are interested in participating in the auction please contact us or use the links below as this auction has been moved to telephone/video conference due to COVID-19 restrictions. Angel: 780-663-3653 or

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 962 4948 3377
Passcode: 896133
Dial:  1-438-809-7799

Notice is hereby given that, under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Village of Ryley will offer for sale, by public auction, in the Village Office, 5005 – 50 Street, Ryley, Alberta on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the following parcels:
Land Parcels
Roll No Lot Block Plan C of T Reserve Bids
58900 OT 7 6530V 122 223 277 $800.00
63900 OT 7 6530V 102 255 341 +1 $2,400.00
1. A parcel of land offered for sale may be redeemed by payment of all arrears, penalties and costs by guaranteed funds at any time until the property is declared sold.
2. Each parcel of land offered for sale will be subject to a reserve bid and to the reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title.
3. The lands are being offered for sale on an “as is, where is” basis, and the municipality makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the state of the parcel nor its suitability for any intended use by the successful bidder.
4. The auctioneer, councillors, the chief administrative officer and the designated officers and employees of the municipality must not bid or buy any parcel of land offered for sale, unless directed by the municipality to do so on behalf of the municipality.
5. The purchaser of the property will be responsible for property taxes for the current year.
6. The purchaser will be required to execute a sale agreement in form and substance provided by the municipality.
7. The successful purchaser must, at the time of sale, make payment in cash, certified cheque or bank draft payable to the municipality as follows:
a. The full purchase price if it is $10,000 or less; OR
b. If the purchase price is greater than $10,000, the purchaser must provide a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $10,000 and the balance of the purchase price must be paid within 20 days of the sale.
8. GST will be collected on all properties subject to GST.
9. The risk of the property lies with the purchaser immediately following the auction.
10. The purchaser is responsible for obtaining vacant possession.
11. The purchaser will be responsible for registration of the transfer including registration fees.
12. If no offer is received on a property or if the reserve bid is not met, the property cannot be sold at the public auction.
13. The municipality may, after the public auction, become the owner of any parcel of land that is not sold at the public auction.
14. Once the property is declared sold at public auction, the previous owner has no further right to pay the tax arrears.
Dated at Ryley, Alberta, November 4, 2020.
Glen Hamilton-Brown, Chief Administrative Officer
Managed by: TAXervice

Christmas Light Up Cancelled

We are sad to announce that the Christmas Tree Light Up and Market is cancelled due to the new COVID regulations. We hope everyone stays safe! We’ll get through this together!

Covid-19 Throat Swab

September 4, 2020

Covid-19 Throat Swab

Asymptomatic testing is now available in the town of Tofield.  This is testing for people without symptoms and no recent travel outside Canada.  The reasons Alberta Health is encouraging this is to develop a baseline for patients that would be contagious without symptoms and to screen the public for early detection to prevent larger outbreaks.  This is being provided for the general public, employees, students or any other groups.

This testing is supported by Alberta Health and they pay for all testing.  It involves a 2 minute phone call to the pharmacy for pre-screen and to set an appointment time.  We set appointments to limit patient contact in our pharmacy.  Your appointment will take about 2 minutes at the pharmacy for a simple throat swab.  Results are available by accessing your myhealthrecords Alberta account or by calling the pharmacy in 5 to 6 days.  You are entitled to a throat swab screening every 14 days.

If you, your business or group is interested in this extra layer of safety please call one of the following pharmacy’s.

Guardian Pharmacy Tofield
5222 50 St.
Tofield AB

Tofield PharmaChoice
5119 50 St.
Tofield AB

Thank you for your consideration
Darren Erickson BSc. Pharmacy