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Joint Media Release – M.D. and Town of Bonnyville sign ICF

Municipal District of Bonnyville and Town of Bonnyville

Joint Media Release

M.D. and Town of Bonnyville sign ICF

April 14, 2021 — The Municipal District of Bonnyville and Town of Bonnyville Councils recently adopted a joint Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) Agreement that directs intermunicipal communication and cooperation on services used by residents of both municipalities. 

Municipalities that share a common boundary had to create an ICF by April 1, 2021, as per the legislative requirement introduced in 2016 through the Municipal Government Act. Based on the negotiations, the M.D. will pay the Town a lump sum cost share calculated at $1.5 million for a list of various services that they provide.  Any future variance or change to the lump sum cost share calculation will be discussed by a joint Intermunicipal Committee for consideration and approval.

“This ICF solidifies the cooperative relationship the M.D. has long had with the Town of Bonnyville,” says Reeve Greg Sawchuk. “Our Council continues to be in favour of providing financial support to the Town where justified and when calculated through a transparent and fair process.”

The contribution by the M.D. was determined by two factors: the amount of M.D. residents living in the Town of Bonnyville service area, and the population of the Town. The M.D. and the Town, through existing, separate agreements, also share the costs for the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority and 9-1-1 Centre, and the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre, which are not included in the ICF Lump Sum Calculation. 

“The Town and the M.D. of Bonnyville continue to enjoy a positive cooperative and collaborative relationship to the benefit of our region”, says Mayor Gene Sobolewski. “The ratification of the ICF further demonstrates our resolve to better our town and the region in our ongoing effort to provide efficient service delivery to our ratepayers. I congratulate the Town and MD Councils to make this possible.”

As part of the ICF agreement, the municipalities, through the joint Intermunicipal Committee, will meet again before the agreement expires in five years time to review the document and work towards any needed changes. 

For more information, contact:

Greg Sawchuk,

Reeve, Municipal District of Bonnyville


Gene Sobolewski

Mayor, Town of Bonnyville


Bonnyville Regional Waterline: Is Complete!

Bonnyville Regional Waterline

The long-awaited Waterline changeover is here!

Starting Monday, February 1st, 2021, the transition from the Bonnyville Water Treatment Plant to the Cold Lake Regional Waterline will happen.  The Town of Bonnyville would like to share some important reminders for those residents that are part of the Bonnyville’s distribution system.

As previously mentioned, the new regional water system will be disinfected with chloramination vs the current disinfection with chlorine.  Due to the regional water systems disinfection being different, the Town of Bonnyville will be flushing the distribution system of its current water on February 1st , 2021. This process is required as per Alberta Environment.

During this changeover time, it is recommended that residents flush their internal plumbing for approximately 10 minutes or until any water colour changes and/or cloudiness is diminished. At the same time, the Town will be flushing the distribution system of chlorined water and filling it with chloraminated water.   

Individuals who utilize dialysis machines will need to ensure that any water used should be treated to remove any chloramines. If you require assistance on how to treat your water, please contact your physician.

Fish tank owners must de-chlorinate the tap water before filling their fish tank.  Ammonia and chlorine, both present in chloramine, will have adverse effects on fish. De-chlorination solution is readily available where fish tank supplies are sold. 

Any questions or concerns please contact Public Works at 780-826-3550 or

Bonnyville Regional Water Commission C.A.O. Mark Power at 780-826-3496