Health information on COVID-19 can be found on the Alberta Health Services website as well as Alberta Health’s. There is also an online self-assessment tool for those who are concerned about symptoms. Alternatively, AHS’ Health Link service – dial 811 – is available to offer health advice and information.

Town of Peace River’s COVID-19 Response

Last Updated June 10, 2021, at 9:00 am

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Information Regarding Municipal Services

The Province of Alberta has moved into Stage Two of the Reopening Plan effective June 10. We have the following updates regarding municipal facilities.

Peace Regional Pool – Reopens Monday, June 14.

  • Schedule will be available prior to reopening.
  • Prebooking will be required for all swims.
  • Under Phase 2 the Pool will reopen with reduced capacity.
  • Follow the Peace Regional Pool on Facebook for updates

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre – Reopens Tuesday, June 15.

Baytex Energy Centre – Reopens Monday, June 28.

  • Reopening is pushed back a bit to accommodate pre-planned maintenance and Fieldhouse line painting.
  • Schedule for the week of the 28 will be in conjunction with Canada Day Activities – more details regarding Canada Day to be announced soon.
  • Will Return to regular operating hours and schedule Monday, July 5.
  • Follow the Baytex Energy Centre on Facebook for updates.

Peace Regional Family Resource Network (Located in the Baytex Energy Centre) – Reopens Monday, July 5

Taxi Passes

In order to prevent crowds, those purchasing taxi passes must book an appointment to purchase the passes in advance. You can book your appointment online or call (780) 624-1000. Thank you for your understanding.

Council meetings

Town Council meetings are now being held electronically. For those interested in virtually attending a Council meeting a live stream is available during the meeting. The live stream and more details about Town Council’s meeting schedule and meetings during COVID-19 are available on Council’s webpage linked below. Please note that the council chamber is closed to in-person visits right now, meetings can be viewed electronically.

Mayor & Council

Water & Sewer

Public Works is continuing to work on maintaining the Town’s infrastructure for after-hours water or sewer issues please call (780) 624-3085 to connect with our after-hours answering service.

A friendly reminder that Lysol wipes, baby wipes, or any cleaning wipes, should be thrown out in the garbage, not flushed down the toilet. These wipes do not degrade in the pipes, instead, they clog the pipes causing sewer backups. Please only flush the three ‘Ps’ (Pee, Poo, toilet Paper).

Peace River Museum Archives and Mackenzie Centre

The Peace River Museum Archives and Mackenzie Centre will remain closed to the public until further notice. Staff can still be contacted 780-624-4261.

Municipal Responsibilities


The Town of Peace River has activated our Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) to manage our response locally to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our focus continues to be on the provision of critical services, such as water and wastewater treatment, as well as fire and protective services to the residents of Peace River. We are continuing to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation in Alberta.

The Province of Alberta’s Pandemic Influenza Plan (March 2014) summarizes the Town’s responsibilities with the following excerpt:

Local Authorities

Under the Municipal Government Act, the role of the local authorities (municipalities, Métis communities) is to ensure a safe and viable community through the continuity of local government and critical services and emergency response. Local authorities’ responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and implementing response plans (Municipal Emergency Management Plans) and business continuity programs.
  • Maintaining the continuity of critical municipal services in consultation with AHS and business and industry (fire, police, water treatment/delivery, waste management).
  • Liaising with AEMA, AHS and other partners to align with broader provincial response and recovery.

Face Covering Bylaw


On November 18, 2020, Town Council passed Bylaw 2076, the Face Coverings Bylaw. This makes it mandatory to wear a face-covering in all indoor public premises and public vehicles. The bylaw is in effect whenever more than 10 or more cases are listed in the region, and remains in effect for 14 days after cases dip to 9 or lower. For complete details please visit the page linked below:

Masks

Submit a Public Health Order Violation Complaint


Public Health orders are enforceable by law, if you think a violation of one of the orders has occurred please submit a complaint through Alberta Health Services.

Mental Health Resources

Alberta Health Services had a number of resources available for those seeking help coping with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.