Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)
Public Playground Equipment, Tennis Courts and Skate Park
The following outdoor recreation facilities are now open for public use with restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Public playground equipment in the Town of Rimbey
- Kinsmen Skate Park
- Town-owned tennis courts located behind the Rimbey Aquatic Center
- Outdoor fitness equipment located on the trail by the Nesting Place RV Park
Signage has been posted at each location outlining provincial health orders and directives to be followed by individuals who use the facilities. The public health orders that must be followed include keeping a two-metre distance from others who don’t live in the same household and not entering the area with COVID-19 symptoms. Facility users are also advised to use hand sanitizer immediately before and after using outdoor recreation equipment as the hard surfaces on this equipment pose a risk for virus transmission.
Park amenities and play structures are not sanitized.
The Rimbey Aquatic Centre, the Splash Park, and the Peter Lougheed Community Centre remain closed to the public in keeping with provincial health directives. Under Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy, these facilities fall under Phase 3 of the reopening process.
The Town of Rimbey thanks citizens for their continued diligence in following provincial health directives and physical distancing requirements to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
For more information on Albert’s Relaunch Strategy, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.aspx.
Taxes - The Combined Tax and Assessment Notice will still be mailed in mid-May. No penalty will be applied to outstanding taxes at July 31, 2020; however, all 2020 property taxes will be due and payable by December 31, 2020. We are encouraging property owners to sign up for the Tax Installment Payment Plan to ensure your taxes are paid by December 31. Please call the Town Office at 403-843-2113 to discuss payment options.
Utility Invoices – The monthly utility invoices will continue to be mailed at the beginning of each month. Council has provided that no late payment fee will be charged on accounts not paid by the due date. This penalty relief will continue until December 31, 2020. Utility customers are encouraged to make full or partial payments as they are able to keep their accounts as current as possible.
Citizens are encouraged to mail in bill payments or pay on line through their banks. Payments may also be made by credit card by calling the Administration Office at 403-843-2113. There is a drop box located on the south side of the Administration Building if you choose to pay by cheque.
Facilities which remain closed at this time include the Peter Lougheed Community Centre, Vern Poffenroth Arena, Fitness Centre, Administration Office and Public Works. Daily operations at the Town continue as staff work to ensure the delivery of essential Town services including clean drinking water, waste water treatment, curbside waste collection and solid waste management.
Protect Yourself and Others
In addition to safety related measures being taken by the Town, residents are encouraged to protect themselves and others against the spread of illness by doing the following:
Use good hygiene practices such as frequent handwashing with warm soapy water or use hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands
Cover coughs and sneezes using your elbow, shoulder or a tissue, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
Contact you primary health care provider or Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health.
Although the risk of infection is low, the Town of Rimbey is responding to the provincial health directive given Thursday by Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health to limit the gatherings of large groups of people to help slow the spread of the virus.
For more information on how to protect yourself, please visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19 or www.ahs.ca/COVID19.
Rimbey is the centre of a thriving mixed farming and oil and gas region, and is the gateway to some excellent recreational facilities. Rimbey is centrally located amongst many lakes and rivers, and close to the foothills. Rimbey is the ideal area for fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, hiking, boating with close proximity to Sylvan Lake, Gull Lake and Pigeon Lake. An abundant array of wildlife offers endless hours of enjoyment for photographers and nature-lovers.
Rimbey offers a lifestyle that is the envy of many communities. The town has a very sound economy and is blessed with having most services within the community. As you walk the streets of Rimbey, you will always be greeted by a hello and a smile from those you pass by.
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