Village of Donnelly


A Fire Restriction has been issued and will remain in effect until further notice.

The following are included in this Restriction:

Town of Falher, Town of McLennan, Village of Donnelly, Village of Girouxville and MD of Smoky River

 Under this Restriction:


·         All outdoor fires not contained within a non-combustible fire pit.

·         Wood campfires in backcountry or random camping areas.

·         Fireworks and exploding targets.


·         Safe wood campfires * 

·         Backyard fire pits 

·         Portable propane fire pits 

·         Gas or propane stoves and barbecues 

·         Catalytic or infrared-style heaters 

·         Propane, Natural Gas, or Electrically powered cooking, heating, and lighting appliances

*Safe wood campfires – should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. 

They are required to:

• Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;

 • Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving

• Have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and 

•Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements. 

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. 

If you have any questions please contact:

Marcel Maure
Regional Fire Chief

Director of Emergency Management
Director of Protective Services

Safety Codes Officer (Fire)
MD Smoky River No.130
Cell: 780-837-0911
Fax: 780-837-2453

New Payment Methods for Taxes and Utilities

Starting April 30th 2024 the Village of Donnelly is pleased to offer payments via credit card or at any post office using cash, debit or Paypal. This service is being offered through a secure, third party Canadian payment provider. All fees are paid to PaySimply and the Village of Donnelly does not retain any portion of the fees. You will be notified of the fee amount before the payment is processed. You will also receive an email confirmation of your transaction including fees paid. Go to

Updated Animal Bylaw 23-01

Please note that the Animal Bylaw has been updated.  Please click on the link to view: Bylaw 23-01

  • Proof of current rabies and immunizations will now be required when purchasing a Dog/Cat Licence
  • Owners of Dangerous Animal will be required to purchase an Annual Licence
    • Annual Licence will expire on the 31st day of December of the year it was purchased
    • Every owner who possesses an annual license must renew their annual licence prior to the 1st day of March of each calendar year

Concerns or Complaints?

Do you have a Concern or a Complaint?

Please visit our website at and click on ‘Contact – Concerns or Complaints”

We now have a form that you can download and send to the Village office.

You can send it by

  • Fax: 780-925-2100
  • Email:
  • Village of Donnelly Drop Box conveniently located in the lobby area of the Village Office

Please note the form must be downloaded and/or printed before you can submit it – Download (click on link: Resident Complaint Form  and follow submissions instructions.

Hierarchy of Plans in Alberta

Hierarchy of Plans in Alberta


Land use planning in Alberta is subject to plans at both the provincial level and the municipal level of government. In addition, with the implementation of the provincial Land Use Framework and the Alberta Land Stewardship Act some planning decisions will be made at the regional level.

Please click on the link below to see a diagram outlining the various plans, their hierarchy and their place in the provincial, regional and municipal realms.



Village of Donnelly receives Grant to upgrade lighting at the Sportex

Village of Donnelly receives grant to upgrade lighting at the Sportex


Pictured is Guy-Donnelly Sportex committee member Pauline Therriault under the brand new lights installed above the ice surface.

Village of Donnelly were successful applicants of the Recreation Energy Conservation Funding Program through Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC).

The grant funding (totalling $19,971.44) allowed the Guy-Donnelly Sportex to replace old lights throughout the building, retrofitting them to LED fixtures and bulbs. Already members and users of the facility are noticing how much brighter the arena has become as a result of the retrofit.

“These new lights are fabulous. They brighten the building and reduce the energy required to do so. The energy reduction relates to future cost savings for operating,” says Donnelly Mayor Myrna Lanctot. “The Sportex committee and Climate Change Coordinator Emily Plihal deserve a pat on the back for their hard work on achieving this project.”

With installation of new lights throughout the facility, it is expected the Village will reduce their energy use by 37,212 kWh per year translating to an annual cost savings of $8,930.94. These retrofits will significantly reduce their GHG emissions and operating budget.