FORT MCMURRAY EVACUEE INFORMATION SESSION - NEXT STEPS IN REBUILDING
Wednesday June 1, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Bonnyville Centennial Centre
Information will be provided on the following:
- Voluntary Phased Re-entry Plan and Next Steps
- Wildfire Evacuee Transitional Accommodation (WETA) Benefit Program by Alberta Works
Request For Assistance and Donations Update
May 24, 2016
You can read the latest Donations Update HERE
BACK LANE CLEAN UP - MAY 24TH TO MAY 27TH, 2016
Large Furniture, Appliances and Car Bodies
Large items must be ready for pick up at the lane. Town equipment will not travel onto private property. Car bodies will be picked up by Appointment only. Please call 780-826-3550 to arrange the appointment. Tires, batteries and fuel must be removed from cars.
Yard Waste Collection
Yard Waste pick up will be May 24 to May 27, 2016 to allow residents the long weekend to clean their yards. This pick up will be restricted to yard waste. Example: small amounts of tree branches no longer than 3 feet and general landscaping waste. Please ensure all items for pickup are set out in the back lane before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24th. Items will be picked up through the week as per their category: ie metals, plastics etc.
Grass clippings and weeds will be used in a composting program at the Landfill. Do not bag or mix with other material. Set these compost materials in a neat pile in the lane separate from other waste.
Materials Not Picked Up
Sod, Rocks, Construction material, wood, dirt and small loose materials, household hazardous waste, dog and cat feces
BONNYVILLE SPCA ASSISTING FORT MCMURRAY FIRE EVACUEES & THEIR PETS
May 20, 2016
Since Fort McMurray fire evacuees started arriving in our region, the Bonnyville SPCA has opened their doors to displaced pets. "We've basically been offering boarding to those who are in our area", said shelter manager, Heather Mutch. "Obviously we are not charging the people of Fort McMurray." While the SPCA is trying to keep these pets on their familiar diets, there are some who are adjusting to the new food being offered. In addition to feeding and housing these animals, the SPCA has also been offering free tick and flea treatments. At this time, due to the added expense of looking after these animals, the SPCA is in need of a few things - non-clumping kitty litter as well as dog and cat food. They will also accept cash donations to help cover the costs associated with treating the furry friends of Fort McMurray. Donations can be dropped off at 5601 - 54th Avenue. You can also contact the shelter at 780-826-3230.
Request for Donations Update
May 16, 2016
While general donations have been closed at local Fort McMurray fire evacuee donation centres, there is still some specific items organizers are looking for. Click HERE to view the list. Donations can be dropped off at the Bonnyville Baptist Church, located at 4111-43 Avenue.
Donation Centres Now Full
May 13, 2016
The Town of Bonnyville, Municipal District of Bonnyville and Bonnyville Baptist Church thank our communities for their generous donations. Since the call for donations went out yesterday the donations centres have been completely filled with the items that had been requested. "We have enough supplies, and are officially closing open public donations at this time" said organizer Ben Smith. "Thank you all for your generosity and help in making this happen"
Donations of gift cards (gas, grocery, etc.) will still be accepted. If and when any other items are in need, the list will be updated on our websites at www.town.bonnyville.ab.ca and www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca.
Evacuees from Lac La Biche Being Moved to Bonnyville
May 11, 2016
The Town of Bonnyville and Municipal District of Bonnyville were informed this morning Fort McMurray evacuees currently staying at Lac La Biche’s Bold Centre and in the Lac La Biche Region, will be moved to Bonnyville and St. Paul.
Up to 370 evacuees could be moved to our area and housed in local hotels.
Meals for evacuees will be provided at the C2 Recreation Centre (4313-50 Ave). All evacuees must be registered through the reception centre, also at the C2, in order to access these meals.
Meal times will be as follows:
Continental Breakfast – 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dinner – 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The reception centre to check in will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, contact:
Tracy Wasylow, Communications Coordinator – 780-815-5172
WELCOME TO OUR GUESTS FROM FORT MCMURRAY
Click here to read important information from Mayor Sobolewski and Reeve Rondeau
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SPLASH PARK IS OPEN
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS
Meetings are held every second and fourth Tuesday of each month starting at 6:00 p.m. in Town Council Chambers. Please contact 826-3496 and ask for Executive Assistant well before the meeting dates to request to be put on the Agenda. Agenda presentations are to be 15 minutes maximum.