Village of Donnelly


FCSS Survey – Community Conversation

Smoky River FCSS would like to partner with the Village of Donnelly to host a “Community Conversation” that allows residents to express their needs for changes to programming and supports as we deal with Covid-19.  One of the harsh realities of Covid-19 is the inability to run programming and provide supports in the same way that we did prior to March of 2020.  Prior to making significant changes we would like community input on where they have been hardest hit, what has been successful for them, and what they need moving forward.  We also hope to use the opportunity to build a network of volunteers interested in assisting their neighbours and communities in successfully navigating continued challenges in the months ahead.

Please complete the survey.


Village of Donnelly receives grant to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Village of Donnelly receives grant to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions


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

The grant funding (totalling $25,227) allowed the Guy-Donnelly Sportex to install a deaerator designed by REALIce on the facility’s ice making system to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The REALice water treatment system for arenas eliminates the need for hot water when building and resurfacing ice. The system removes the micro-air bubbles from water without using chemicals, filters or membranes. With the ability to utilize cold water during the process, facilities will notice substantially lower utility costs annually and over the lifetime of the device.

Donnelly’s Climate Change Coordinator Emily Plihal explains the system will help reduce environmental impact and will also help to save money on energy bills.

“The Village councillors and Sportex volunteer board have been looking at ways to reduce operational costs that will also help their facility become more environmentally friendly,” says Plihal. “After installation of the deaerator system it is expected that the facility will notice a GHG emissions reduction of 45 tCO2e per year. Notably this reduces their energy consumption by an expected 43,000 kWh annually, which will save significant amounts of money spent on utilities.”

The device was installed at the arena at the beginning of August and will be utilized when the facility gets ready to open later this fall.

“MCCAC staff members were very helpful in the application process,” says Plihal. “The grants provided by MCCAC allow municipalities to invest in opportunities that they may not otherwise be able to afford. The grants provide the opportunity for municipalities in our province to make changes that help to reduce environmental impact thus mitigating climate change.”


Office Hours

Village of Donnelly Office Hours Updated

Please note the Village of Donnelly office hours have updated.

The Village of Donnelly’s Office hours are every Tuesday & Wednesday 9am – 4pm 

The last business day of the month and the first business day of the month.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – Tuesday July 7, 2020 – to be updated as warranted

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – Tuesday July 7, 2020 – to be updated as warranted


The M.D. of Smoky River, towns of Falher & McLennan, villages of Donnelly & Girouxville in coordination with the Smoky Region Emergency Services are closely following the lead from the Province on the issue of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We would like to ensure clear and concise information is available.

Alberta implemented Stage 2 re-openings June 12th for businesses and services that were closed due to Covid.  A list of what MAY be opened can be found at the Stage 2 guidance area.  Residents are reminded that many restrictions are still in place and that although businesses may be allowed to open, they may choose to remain closed especially if staff are symptomatic.

Please understand that the Covid-19 virus has not “disappeared”, there are still active cases in the province and residents need to continue to take precautions including maintaining physical distancing, wearing face masks when physical distancing is not possible, washing and sanitizing hands and surfaces that are frequently touched, avoiding crowds and situations where physical distances can not be maintained.

Area businesses may continue to limit the number of people within their establishments to allow for proper physical distancing.  Please respect staff’s direction and requests, these restrictions are in place to protect everyone.

Individuals who have cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat symptoms are to complete the self-assessment and get tested for COVID-19 if indicated.

COVID-19 self-assessment for Albertans, or the

COVID-19 self-assessment for healthcare and shelter workers, enforcement personnel and first responders.

If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat, you are legally required to isolate for at least 10 days from the start of your symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer.

Current restrictions under the Stage 2 re-opening in Alberta include:

To protect yourself and to help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, as well as the flu and common cold:

  • Wash your hands often and well, use sanitizer whenever possible
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid any contact with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • Cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands
  • If you must go out in public, keep your distance – stay 2 metres from other people

To view up-to-date information and statistics on COVID-19 in Alberta please visit the Government of Alberta Website:

To view information and apply for the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (if revenue loss of at least 50% due to the Covid Pandemic occurred) visit


Stage 2 re-opening information:


Covid-19 Self-Assessment:

COVID-19 self-assessment for healthcare and shelter workers, enforcement personnel and first responders:


Mass gatherings and business restrictions


Municipal Office Re-open

JUNE 5, 2020 – Effective today, the Adminsitrative Office doors are unlocked.

However due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Donnelly Encourage COVID protocol

  • proper hand hygiene
  • limit one person
  • mask are encouraged, must supply your own
  • those who are sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19 should stay home

If in person is not required, public are encourage to access  Village staff by phone (780-925-3835) during office hours Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm or Emergency at 780-837-6036, email (

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.

For further information please contact