Village of Donnelly


Warnings will NO LONGER be issued by Animal Control

Effective immediately, Animal Control will no longer be issuing warnings to the Owner of a Dog or Cat that is deemed to have failed or refused to comply with Bylaw 15-03 (see below).

As per Schedule “B” of Bylaw 15-03, the following fines will be issued without warnings:

  •  Fail to obtain a Dog or Cat Licence – $100.00
  •  Have more than two pets on premises – $200.00
  •  Allow a Dog or Cat to Run at Large = $100.00
  • Allow a Dog or Cat/Domestic Anima to defecate on public/private property = $100.00
  • Permit a Dog or Cat to bark or howl excessively – $200.00
  • Permit a Dog or Cat to be a public nuisance – biting/attempting to bite/chase people – $500.00
  • Negligently allow a Dog or Cat/Domestic  Animal to run at large – $200.00
  • Tease, torment, annoy, harm or willfully neglect a Dog or Cat/Domestic Animal – $400.00
  • Without provocation an animal has bit or attacked persons or other animals – $5000.00


For a complete list of the penalties in Schedule “B” or to review Bylaw 15-03:

Bylaw 15-03 – Control of Dogs & Cats and Domestic Animals including Dangerous or aggressive Dogs & Cats


Reminder about Garbage Pick Up for Donnelly Residents

Please have your garbage out BEFORE 7 am on the day of garbage pickup.

To ensure that your garbage will not be missed, it is advisable to have your garbage on curbside the EVENING before the garbage is scheduled for pickup.

Any garbage that has not been placed out by 7 AM on the day of garbage pickup, cannot be guaranteed that it will be picked up.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Village of Donnelly Office at 780-925-3835.



Do you have recyclable materials using valuable space in your home, garage or shed? Get rid of your recyclables at the curb with the blue bag program, or at Grandma’s Den in Falher, McLennan Bottle Depot and Smoky River Regional Landfill.

Please see below what recyclables are accepted at each location.

Blue Bag Program

2022 Blue Bag Recycling  Collection Calendar

You can recycle the following items with the Blue Bag Program:

  • Newsprint/Heavy paper: newspaper, magazines, phone books, catalogues, flyers
  • Mixed Paper: office paper, junk mail, shredded paper, etc.
  • Boxboard: cereal boxes, pasta boxes, etc.
  • Containers: clean food cans, beverage containers, hard plastic containers #1-7, deposit items
  • Corrugated cardboard: flattened and folder beneath blue bag. Keep bundle of cardboard to 2 feet by 3 feet in size

When using the Blue Bag Program please remember:

  • Include only those items listed above
  • Rinse all containers
  • All boxes MUST be collapsed
  • If you are unsure if an item is recyclable, please call Meston Group at 780-624-9633 BEFORE placing it at the curb
  • When in doubt – leave it out
  • In the event that any of the guidelines listed are not followed, Prairie Disposal maintains the right to leave items curbside. Those items are left curbside are the responsibility of the home-owner.

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.

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.”