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Residential Sidewalk Clearing Program

Fairview Town Council’s vision of providing a quality, sustainable, engaged and attractive community, now includes the Residential Sidewalk Clearing Program.

This snow removal program will run as a trial for the 2020-2021 winter season, and as Public Works crew begin working with the new machinery we ask the public to remain patient as we process the best possible work plan for our community.

Crews will begin testing the new equipment shortly and throughout this trial season they will be providing snow removal for all sidewalks in residential areas of Fairview.

With this new Council initiative, there will be NO Bylaw Enforcement of residential sidewalk clearing; however as this is the trial season we are not able to anticipate the time duration for sidewalk clearing.

We welcome you to continue clearing your residential area if you are not satisfied waiting for Public Works to clear in your area.

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Fairview Regional Aquatic Centre OPEN October 13, 2020

The Town of Fairview is pleased to OPEN the Aquatic Centre October 14th, 2020 with lesson registration available October 13 (call Pool Reception 780-835-2812 ext 3 9:30am). View the weekly schedule uploaded to our website and online social platforms ( Facebook & Instagram ) and the available Swim Lessons (Hot Tub is not open at this time)

Book your swim time by contacting pool reception and ensure to complete the COVID-19 Prescreen before entering the building and have your email QR Code ready for scanning

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Fairview Arena COVID-19 Prescreen

Fairview Arena ready for action. Users of the arena need to read and follow the re-entry guidelines AND every person is to fill out the digital COVID-19 PRESCREEN to obtain an emailed QR code which will be scanned at the door.

QR code’s are active for 6 hours.

Visit www.fairview.ca or www.fairviewevents.ca and click the link. It’s quick and easy! Show your QR code and enjoy.

Those that do not PRESCREEN will NOT be permitted into the facility. #fairviewalberta #fairviewevents

non mobile users / computer users; alternative prescreening options at entry

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Alberta Relaunch – Alberta Health

As part of the Alberta Relaunch, Alberta Health has strongly recommended wearing masks/face coverings when going out to public locations where you may end up close to other people. This includes grocery shopping, personal services and the post office, among others. Wearing a mask is important even if you don’t feel sick, as COVID-19 is asymptomatic (meaning you don’t feel sick) for some people and for the first few days for almost everyone. Wearing a mask doesn’t do very much to protect you, but it can protect others from you, which is why we all have to work together.

Alberta Health information on masks

Information from the City of Grande Prairie on masks

How to wear a non-medical mask

Mandatory Mask bylaw for Consideration

Fairview Town Council is considering a bylaw that identifies the trigger points for mandatory face coverings in indoor public spaces within the Town of Fairview.  This bylaw will be presented to Council September 15, 2020, for consideration.

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Please submit any polite opinions, questions, or concerns in writing for Council’s consideration BEFORE the next meeting September 15, 2020. Submissions can be made to Town of Fairview, ATTN: Legislative Services, Box 730, Fairview Alberta T0H 1L0 or via email to legislative@fairview.ca. Submissions made on social media will NOT be considered.

Council wishes to thank all residents and town visitors for their understanding and cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage everyone to wear a face-covering to help reduce opportunities for COVID-19 spread in our community.

Traffic Pattern Interruption

As PRSD completes construction at FHS and EEO, We wish to advise that there are going to be traffic pattern interruptions during the following student drop off / pick up times:

8:30 am – 9:15

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Barricades will be placed on the following locations, to allow bussing students a SAFE loading area:

106 ave – between 104 & 105 ave (FHS)

103 ave – between 112 & 113 st (EEO)

These barricaded loading areas will only be effective during the posted times, and barricades will be removed AFTER loading times daily.  Please do not attempt to drive within the barricaded area’s as this traffic interruption is for the SAFETY of our children.

Construction is set for completion: FHS – Sept 16-24 | EEO Sept 30- Oct 7 (approximations) after which traffic patterns will return to normal.  As always the Town of Fairview encourages drivers to ensure extreme caution and patience when driving through school zones.

Road Construction

August 26, 2020 – UPDATE

Road Construction timeline has been delayed. Start date and timeline will be updated when they have been confirmed. Please follow the Town of Fairview Social Media and this advisory for updated information

Crews will be working on the following roads during the dates specified. Please be mindful of workers, warning signs and traffic interruptions.

Please contact the Town Office with any concerns, thank you for your patience!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020114 Street and 102 Avenue Intersection
Wednesday, August 26, 2020102 Avenue
Thursday, August 27, 2020102 Avenue
Friday, August 28, 2020104 Avenue
Saturday, August 29, 2020104 Avenue

Aquatic Centre Update

The Fairview Regional Aquatic Centre Management Staff are planning and preparing to reopen the facility, with no specific timeline yet. This process includes assessing and implementing the guidelines that were released with Phase 2 announcements while determining the most feasible timelines and conditions for reopening of this facility.

To complicate matters further this is a shared facility with a third party so another party are involved in this process. This third party has chosen not to reopen their facility at this time hence requiring further changes in staffing and procedures within our organization.

Once all new procedures, training, rehire of staff and equipment are in place only then will Council decide if it makes sense to authorize the reopening of this facility. As well Health Inspections must take place to assure we are compliant and determine appropriate permissions.

Safety is our top priority. We are working hard to put a plan in place that balances our desire to reopen as soon as reasonably possible while also carefully planning how to best implement provincial health orders and directives in order to protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On behalf of our entire Aquatic Staff we wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your continued support and patience as we navigate this transition. We look forward to seeing you all soon again and will continue to update as we move forward.

You can expect to see the following changes once the pool reopens:

  • Lifeguards will be wearing masks at all times. In the event of a rescue response the lifeguards will be also be donning a Disposable Gown, Gloves, Visors and Protective Footwear. Due to new safety protocols the lifeguards will now be using Bag Valve Masks for all CPR procedures.
  • The maximum number of patrons permitted will be 30 (20 for Aqua Classes).
  • All lane swims and public rental bookings must be booked with reception one day prior to attendance, these booked swims will be based on times (30 minutes to one hour only).
  • No locker availability, all patrons must carry belongings onto the deck for the duration of their visit.
  • No sharing of equipment, you must bring your own if required.
  • Limited shower availability, patrons will have to wait until other users have finished, be prepared for waits at reception for this requirement.
  • Social Distancing will always be practised throughout the facility, please obey all distancing and directional signage.
  • Sanitizing schedules will include complete facility cleaning in between swim bookings and programming which will be result in shortened swim time allowances.
  • Lifeguards will be requesting that cohort families social distance from other families and individuals in the pool.
  • All patrons entering the facility will be asked their name and phone number for contact tracing purposes only.
  • All patrons entering the facility will also be asked to complete COVID-19 symptom related questions and have temperatures read before gaining entry.
  • Current health restrictions do not allow the hot tub, water slide, climbing wall or sky walker to be open.

Please note we must have separate entry and exit for all users so we will not be permitting any cross traffic at the reception area and the viewing area will not be open to the public. You must gain entry at the reception area, when your swim is complete you will exit through the viewing area (you will not be permitted to shower after swimming) and out through the activity room doors. This access change allows for social distancing measures as set by Alberta Health Services (one point of entry and separate exit point).

Programming and the above noted details will change only if AHS requirements change within the Phased Progressive Relaunch Guidelines.