Village of Donnelly


Garbage Advisory May 28, 2020

Garbage Advisory – May 28, 2020

Please Note:

Starting June 12, 2020, Smoky River Waste Commission will begin contracting with Prairie Disposal for garbage pickup only.

Weekly garbage pickup for the communities of Girouxville, Falher, Donnelly, and McLennan, will be collected on FRIDAYS.

Residents will still use the same bins. Bins must be placed curbside prior to 7 AM. as the contractor has the right to change the route.

There is no change to materials allowed or disallowed. Household garbage only, no construction materials such as shingles, concrete and other building materials.

In order to prevent garbage litter around the community (blowing away while being dumped into the truck) & the landfill, we ask that residents bag their garbage, and place bags in their regular bins.

We are attempting to align garbage & recycling pickup days, however at this time the recycling pickup schedule remains unchanged.

Issues or concerns can be directed to Ed Larose, the Waste Commission Manager, at 780-837-1859

Thank you for your cooperation

Smoky River Golf Passes Available

Smoky River Golf Passes


The Smoky River Golf passes are available at the Village office.

As a resident of the Village of Donnelly, you are entitled to receive a free golfing membership for the 2020 season.

Please feel free to call the Village of Donnelly office @ (780) 925-3835

Between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Fire Advisory May 26, 2020

Fire Advisory 


This Advisory has been put in place to encourage extreme caution in order to protect fire suppression service availability of volunteer firefighting crews and AB WildFire Resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The current fire risk is low – moderate but can change very quickly in the Spring.

Due to rain over the last few days, areas of exposed cured fuels are still a fire risk. As a result, a Fire Advisory is now in effect for the areas within the borders of the MD of Smoky River


Please exercise caution when conducting activities in dry cured fuels.

Open burning of heavy fuels is not recommended at this time. Please postpone any non-essential burning or call the Fire Chief for approval .Safe Campfires are allowed.

Please make sure your campfire is completely extinguished when you leave it (Soak It, Stir It, Soak It Again). Clear debris from hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (Knock It Off).



If the fire hazard continues to increase, further restrictions may be implemented.

Please contact MD Administration office (780) 837-2221, if you have any questions about this advisory.      

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – Thursday May 21, 2020 – to be updated as warranted

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – Thursday May 21, 2020 – to be updated as warranted

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – Thursday May 21, 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 has begun to re-open businesses and services that were closed due to Covid.  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.

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.

The Smoky River Region, including the towns and villages within it, have seen a high number of Covid-19 cases given the small population.  This means community transmission is possible.  All persons need to continue to stay at home as much as possible, limit interaction with others and stay at least 2 metres away from other people.

Area businesses have been directed to 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.

Current restrictions 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:

It is always an excellent idea to have an Emergency Kit in your house to allow self-sufficiency for a minimum of 72 hours.  At minimum a household should always have a 3-day supply of water and non-perishable food on-hand.  Follow this “Build an emergency kit” link for more information.



Build an Emergency Kit:

Covid-19 Self-Assessment:

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


Mass gatherings and business restrictions

Children’s COVIBOOK:


June News!



  • Use at own risk
  • Wash Hands before and after use ( Patrons must supply their own hand sanitizer)
  • Do NOT touch your face
  • Social Distancing still required by law
  • If sick or displaying any COVID-19 Symptoms, PLEASE STAY HOME

Spring is here and grass is growing!Please keep your lots tidy by mowing your grass regularly. Thanks for helping keep our community Beautiful

Reminder Residents! As per Bylaw #17-05 Section 214.  “No person shall drive or park a vehicle on any boulevards.”  This includes parking a vehicle across a sidewalk and preventing pedestrians from walking on said sidewalk.

Donnelly in Blossom – We are asking anyone interested in helping plant the “Donnelly In Blossom” flowers to drop by the Village Office Tuesday June 2nd at 7:00 pm.  For more information contact Annette Drouin at 780-837-6450 or Rita Maure 780-925-3835

Falher Library If you do not already have a library card, please go to  to apply for FREE access provided by the Peace Library System (PLS) to support the residents of all PLS municipalities during this difficult period.