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Month: May 2023

PHOTO GALLERY: Bonnyville’s Rubber Duckie Races

As part of Public Works Week, the Town’s Public Works Department organized Rubber Duckie Races for local elementary schools. The races coincided with the Town’s annual hydrant flushing project.

Each class was assigned a duck and they cheered the loudest they could for their feathered friend to win.


Keep in Touch with Public Works

Town of Bonnyville Residents; do you ever have questions that come to mind for the Public Works Department? We have answers for you.

There are several departments that make up Public Works to provide a service to each resident in the community. The Public Works Department is responsible for everything that goes into operating, and maintaining the Town’s infrastructure that you use every day: parks & trails, public roads, water, wastewater, drainage, and solid waste disposal systems. 


RCMP Weekly Update May 5-12

The Bonnyville RCMP were involved in 181 investigations between May 5-12.

On May 6 just after 1:00 AM, a member of the Bonnyville RCMP was on patrol in the area of Highway 41 and Kehewin Cree Nation. The officer observed a vehicle with a heavily damaged windshield, and he recognized it as a vehicle he’d previously observed as having a stolen license plate affixed to it.  The member also recognized the driver.  The member attempted to initiate a traffic stop with the driver who blew through a stop sign in an effort to flee from the police.  The member later followed up with the 26-year-old from Kehewin and issued him several traffic tickets.


Vehicle Thefts Affect Everyone

Vehicle theft continues to be an issue in the Lakeland. 

The Bonnyville RCMP have released information and statistics on this over the past year and yet the education piece does seem to be reaching everyone as there continues to be vehicles left idling with the keys inside.  Investigating a stolen vehicle complaint can tie up a significant amount of police resources.  One example from an investigation this past winter had several RCMP members including Police Dog Services and another assisting unit involved.  Approximately 20 man hours were used to recover a stolen truck that had been left idling with the keys in it.  Had that driver taken the basic steps to prevent the truck from being stolen, that’s 20 hours that roughly 10 members of the RCMP could have been spent on other investigations and proactive police work. 


PHOTO GALLERY: Emergency Preparedness Week BBQ

The Town of Bonnyville, Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority, and Bonnyville and District FCSS hosted an Emergency Preparedness Week BBQ on Wednesday, May 10.

Residents were invited to the free event at the Town Hall to enjoy a hot dog or hamburger and to learn about the best ways to be prepared in the event of an emergency.


Council Highlights May 9





TAX RATE BYLAW: The 2023 Tax Rate Bylaw passed all three readings by Council. The bylaw was prepared to process the 2023 assessments and tax notices. The Tax Rate and the 2023 Operating Budget reflect an overall municipal tax dollar increase of two per cent. The 2023 Supplementary Tax Rate Bylaw also received all three readings, which is the same as the tax rate for regular taxes that is applied to the notices that will be sent out in May.


Town of Bonnyville Responds to Provincial State of Emergency

Photo provided by Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority

BONNYVILLE – The Province of Alberta has declareda provincial state of emergency due to the multiple wildfires burning that have displaced more than 29,000 individuals.

Under the Emergency Management Act, declaring a state of emergency is a legal mechanism that provides the provincial government with a higher level of intergovernmental coordination, around the clock monitoring of the situation, access to emergency discretionary funds, the ability to mobilize additional supports and continue working with municipalities, organizations, and businesses to support evacuated residents.