COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS NEWS & UPDATES

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PENHOLD RESIDENTS:

 In follow-up to Premier Kenney’s announcement regarding COVID-19 updates yesterday, November 25, the Town of Penhold will be making the following adjustments to its operations.

Effective immediately:

1. All group fitness classes are cancelled. Fitness Centre will remain open with COVID-19 restrictions in place.

2. All drop-in and organized programs in the Multiplex have been cancelled. Families are encouraged to contact the Town Office to book gym times for those living under the same roof. 

3. All organized sports in the Arena have been cancelled. Families are welcome to contact the Town Office to book ice times for only those living under the same roof.

4. Penhold Youth Club (PYC) will return to virtual programing as of Thursday Nov. 26.

These are definitely challenging times for our community but we encourage everyone to keep community spirit alive and well in Penhold. It is more important than ever to stay connected within our community. Now is the time to join in fun and safe week long activities and challenges planned during Community Christmas, make your favourite recipe and deliver it to a neighbour and enjoy mild winter days and experience the wonders of the outdoors. 

Penhold is a very strong and supportive community. We are fortunate to have families who look out for one another and would ask everyone to continue being there for one another as we maneuver through these exceptional times. Our Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) team are available to provide support and resources so please reach out by phone or through the website.

As Mayor Mike Yargeau says, “While showing kindness to someone might not change the world, it could change the world for someone.”

Stay strong Penhold, this pandemic will not last forever and when we come out the other end we will be more resilient than ever. We will re-evaluate these changes before the New Year and as AHS amends the COVID-19 restrictions.

For the latest “New Measures at a glance” put out by the Alberta government, please go to www.alberta.ca



November 25, 2020

As a result of the increased COVID-19 measures announced November 24, all fitness and drop-in activities have been cancelled as of November 25. All user group bookings from Nov. 27 through Dec. 18 have also been cancelled. Staff will be in contacting all user groups to discuss options related to group booking cancellations.

November 23, 2020

Effective immediately Drop-in Kid’s Gym, Drop-in Family Skate and Drop-in Pickleball programs have been suspended with the Town of Penhold. Due to the increasing COVID-19 case numbers and Red Deer County being added to the enhanced watch list we have made a pro-active decision to take a break from these activities at this time. We will re-evaluate this decision in December and continue to keep the community updated on any further decisions. Thank you and we appreciate your understanding.

November 12, 2020 


Premier Kenney has announced new COVID-19 protocols for the next two weeks in urban centres including the City of Red Deer. As the City of Red Deer is our neighbour, the Town of Penhold is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to follow the direction of AHS with regards to facility usage as they identify changes to help ensure we limit the spread of COVID-19 within Town of Penhold facilities. 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused while we continue working to establish the best practices to ensure the safety of our staff, residents and visitors.

To stay up to date with the latest information from Town of Penhold, please sign up for E-News using our website www.townofpenhold.ca



October 1, 2020 Utility Bill Penalty Update

During the September 28 Town Council meeting a motion was passed to resume charging penalties on outstanding utility account balances as of October 10, 2020. Penalties have been waived on outstanding balances since March 15, 2020. Any unpaid balance on utility accounts will incur penalty charges as of October 10, 2020. 

September 1, 2020 Fitness Centre Update

As Per the Alberta Government Website:

- A COVID-19 cohort, also known as bubbles, circles, or safe squad, are small  groups of the same people who can interact regularly without staying 2m apart.

- A person in a cohort should have little to no close contact with people outside of the cohort. Keeping the same people together, rather than mixing and mingling, helps reduce the chance of getting sick, an   makes it easier to track  exposure if someone does  get sick.

- You should only belong to one core cohort. It is safest to limit the number of other cohorts you belong to reduce the risk of getting sick / spreading COVID-19.

- Under Stage 2 of relaunch, you can participate in other cohorts in addition to your core cohort.

- child care programs may operate in cohorts of up to 30 children and staff

- sports teams can play in-region only cohorts of up to 50 players and coaching staff (mini leagues) if sport does not allow participants to keep 2 meters apart.

What does this mean for Penhold Multiplex Fitness users?

- A cohort is a group with a defining characteristic. The characteristic that defines our cohorts is the activity in which you are partaking. For example, Kid’s Gym Tuesday/Friday is one cohort while Pickleball Fridays is another cohort. Each section of the kid’s Learn to Skate is a separate cohort. Ideally you should belong to only one of these cohorts.


June 16, 2020 Update: 

With the provincial announcement of Phase-2 Re-launch we are pleased to announce Regular Council Meeting will once again be open to the public starting Monday June 22, 2020. Council meetings will continue to be live streamed as well.

We will be following the provincial guidelines as laid out and limited seating will be available. Meetings starts at 6:00 p.m. and doors will be locked after that time. Please contact Bonnie to book your seat. 403-886-3281.

The Penhold RV Park is open at full operation. Safety precautions will continue as per the province of Alberta. These precautions are in effect to protect the health and safety of staff and campers. 

  • The wash house is now open to the public and will be cleaned and sanitized twice daily. 
  • Social distancing is to continue. Campers are prohibited from visiting other sites.
  •  Only one camping unit per site. 
  • Group camping is prohibited. 
  • Tent camping is now allowed.
  •  Do not enter the RV Park if you are feeling unwell. 
  • Further updates will be posted to the website are they are received.

June 11, 2020 - Re-Opening Dates announced

We are looking forward to re-opening the Penhold Multiplex Monday June 22. Please remember to look for, and follow, signs regarding safety protocols throughout the Multiplex and if you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

Monday, June 22

  • Town of Penhold Administration Office
  • Penhold Multiplex Fitness Centre
  • Penhold Multiplex Gymnasium
  • Memorial Hall
  • Penold & District Library **Library Hours will be modified, check with Library for details

Thursday, July 2

  • Splash Park at Lincoln Street Rec
  • Penhold Multiplex Arena

 As we re-open the Multiplex, we will be start programs once we have ensured all necessary Provincial protocols can be met.  We will not be running the Summer Fun program this year, but we have contributed extra funds to the Library's Summer Programming.  


June 9, 2020 We are excited about the positive news from the Province today and we are working to implement re-opening plans. Please be patient as we work through this process, opening dates will be announced soon.

May 21, 2020 Playground Update from Mayor Mike Yargeau:

Recently I told you about how we are in regular communication with provincial officials and that the information we receive can change daily. Well, late this week I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Hinshaw and request more clarification around municipal playgrounds and what requirements we would need to meet in order to be able to safely open them. Dr. Hinshaw advised that we are free to open our playgrounds. The previous directives to sanitize equipment after each use and monitor the playgrounds are no longer in place. Having said that, I am very happy to tell you that playgrounds in Penhold will be opening for Saturday May 23!

It won’t necessarily be the same as before, there are still guidelines to follow and parents will be expected to ensure their children are following those guidelines. Town staff have or will be removing the tape and placing signs up around the equipment reminding users of the existing gathering restrictions and physical distancing requirements. I can’t stress this enough, if we are unable to follow the provincial guidelines then the town will have no choice but to close the playgrounds again so please ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our kids safe.

 Some guidelines for parents and children to follow are:

  • Those who are sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19 must not use playgrounds. 
  • Encourage children to avoid sharing toys or sports equipment and limit contact with individuals outside of their household or cohort family.  
  • Clean and disinfect toys and sports equipment prior to and after use.  
  • Caution should be taken around playground equipment.  
  • Practise proper hand hygiene. 
  • Wash your hands frequently. 
  • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands. 
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content immediately before and after using playground equipment. 
  • Consider limiting children and other members of your household to only visiting playgrounds that are close to your home. This will help limit the number of people your family may come into contact with.  
  • Maintain physical distancing and limit congregating with other people when entering and leaving the playground and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches, picnic areas).  
  • Individuals should maintain physical distancing when returning to vehicles or homes.

 This is great news as we head into the weekend. Let’s remember to stay safe and follow the rules so we can make sure our playgrounds stay open.


May 14, 2020 When will play grounds open?As Alberta begins the first phase of re-opening, residents have been asking about the re-opening of playgrounds in Penhold. Here is Mayor Mike's answer...

"This is one of many questions I get asked a lot of lately so I thought I would try and do my best to answer that here in the most clear and hopefully understandable way I can.

The province has announced that municipalities can choose to open playgrounds. They have also given some requirements that must be met. Some of those requirements can be found on the Alberta.ca website but you will find it addressed in multiple spots and different information provided depending on which link you click on. In Penhold, we are taking the advice of the Alberta Emergency Management Response Team.

What we have been told is that while we are able to open the playgrounds, the guidelines put out by the province would require the equipment to be sanitized and disinfected after each use. The town is not able to meet that requirement. They have also advised us that the playgrounds are to be limited to only one family group at a time. The town is not able to meet that requirement either as there is no way for us to provide 24 hour supervision of the playgrounds.

Personally, I want to see our playgrounds open as does the rest of council. But I also want them to stay open and for our children to be able to use them the way they want to. Until we are in a position to open our playgrounds to the public for regular, or at least semi-regular use then I do not believe it is practical or safe to do so. The safety and health of our family oriented town is the top priority for this council group which is why we have been in constant communication with the Emergency Response Team with weekly regional conference calls, daily email updates, and regular phone calls to our area representative.

Opening up our facilities is something we look at on a daily basis based on the latest information we are given. I can assure you that as soon as that can be done safely then we will not hesitate to open them."

~Mayor Mike Yargeau

 

May 5, 2020

In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, we will not be able to have the Community Garage Sale or Kick-It-To-The-Curb this year. Town of Penhold does not encourage garage sales during this time.Spring Clean-Up will be held May 22 - June 1 at Lincoln St Rec with new procedures to help keep our community healthy & safe. Click here for full details on Spring Clean-Up.


April 29, 2020

During Physical Distancing due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the Penhold Volunteer Fire Dept will be offering Drive By Celebration greetings starting Saturday May 2, 2020.  

Click here to learn more about how Penhold residents can request a special birthday Drive By Celebration online.


April 21, 2020

The Penhold RV Park is scheduled to open on May 8, 2020, opening date is dependent on updates from the Province as related to COVID-19. Safety precautions will be put in place as per the province of Alberta. These precautions will be in effect to protect the health and safety of staff and campers. The washhouse will remain closed to the public until further notice, alternate sites will be closed to ensure social distancing. Campers are prohibited from visiting other sites. Only one camping unit per site. Group camping is prohibited. There will be no tent camping at this time. Updates will be posted to the website as they are received.

Click here to Book Online at Penhold RV Park 

Booking cancellations: Please request any cancellations through your Camp Reservations profile or contact Camp Reservations Canada directly at: support@campreservations.ca.




April 20, 2020 Watch Mayor Mike Yargeau's message to residents.




Starting Tuesday April 14, 2020 Town Council Meetings will be live streamed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Regular Town Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. and residents can submit questions during the meeting to be answered during Question & Answer (Q&A) session. Residents will need to submit their name and address when they submit questions. Agenda package will be available on website before meeting. 


Click here to access live streaming Town Council Meeting.


April 17, 2020 In addition to waiving penalties on utility accounts until August, Property Tax penalties will be waived until Dec. 30, 2020.  Property Tax Notices are scheduled to be sent out late May as usual and the due date is June 30, 2020. However, there will not be any penalties charged for unpaid property taxes as of June 30. Late payment penalties on property taxes will be waived until December 30, 2020.


March 25, 2020 Town of Penhold understands the COVID-19's caused financial concerns for many residents and businesses. We are pleased to announce outstanding utility bills will not have penalties charged until Aug.15, 2020. We encourage everyone to pay what they can on their monthly bill but there won't be penalty charges for outstanding balances at this time. While the Town of Penhold Office is closed, payments can be dropped off using the Drop-Box for the Penhold & District Library.


March 24, 2020 UPDATE Playgrounds included in municipal facilities closure. For the safety of all children in our community, playgrounds are also included in the closure of all municipal facilities. The Town of Penhold walking trails are open, please remember to maintain physical distancing while encountering other people on the trails. Please check Town of Penhold Community Services facebook page for fun activity ideas to help keep your little ones entertained.



Reminder to residents: Please do not flush "Wipes" of any sort, or any other items that should not go down your toilet. Fats, oils and grease (FOG) poured down the sink, congeal and line the sewer walls, then so-called “flushable” wipes, paper towels and hygiene products collect together with the grease to form clogs.  

 These items can block toilets, home sewer lines, or form “fatbergs“, constricting the sewers of entire neighbourhoods. Raw sewage can backup into homes, likely requiring residents to evacuate their house for professional cleaning. Large blockages often require municipal staff to clear them, at a time when efforts and tax dollars need to be focused on critical services.


Please visit the following websites for further details:

According to Alberta Health Services (AHS), the best defense against the transmission of COVID 19 is washing hands well, and often, in addition to practicing social distancing.  Town of Penhold reminds residents if they are feeling unwell or have returned from international travel, please stay home for 14 days to help prevent the spread of this virus.  If you think you have COVID 19 Virus, complete the AHS COVID 19 Self Assessment and call Health Link 811 for assistance. DO NOT GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM if you suspect you have contracted COVID 19.

May 5, 2020 In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, we will not be able to have the Community Garage Sale or Kick-It-To-The-Curb this year. Town of Penhold does not encourage garage sales during this time.Spring Clean-Up will be held May 22 - June 1 at Lincoln St Rec with new procedures to help keep our community healthy & safe. Click here for full details on Spring Clean-Up.






Watch Mayor Yargeau's video message to residents April 20, 2020.





Property Tax Penalties Waived until Dec. 30, 2020

We understand the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on households and businesses in Penhold. To help our residents and business owners meet their financial obligations, the Town will waive penalty fees for residents unable to pay their Town of Penhold property taxes in full by the June 30, 2020 deadline. Residents and business owners can take advantage of a penalty free period until December 30, 2020 with no late fees applied to their tax account. Any outstanding balances after December 31, 2020 will be subject to late payment fees. Council strongly encourages residents to make their payments.

This measure is meant to provide temporary financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, it does not mean you do not have to pay your Town of Penhold property taxes. Instead of deferring payments, this measure gives you more time to pay your full balance once the province-wide emergency measures are lifted before payment penalties come into effect.

In 2019, Council increased the tax rate by 1% to provide additional funds for trail development.  Recently Town Council recommended returning the 1% to the tax base. This means residents and business owners will, for the most part, see a slight decrease on their property tax bills.  Please keep in mind, changes in assessment may result in increase, or decrease, for some property taxes.

The bill for school taxes comes from the province to the municipality and is passed on to the taxpayer.   The 2020 provincial budget included an increase to school tax rates for the second straight year; however, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this increase was reversed and rates are now being held at the 2019 level. The Town of Penhold has received their proposed invoice from the province and it is lower than the 2019.  Home owners should see a slight reduction in the amount of school taxes for 2020.

The Final Budget and tax rate is expected to be reviewed and approved by Council in the next few weeks.  Tax notices will be mailed mid-May.


March 19, 2020 UPDATE 

Premier Kenney has announced a temporary program for working adult Albertans who must self-isolate because they meet the Government of Alberta’s published criteria for self‑isolation. The program includes people who are the sole caregiver for a dependant who must self‑isolate and who will not have another source of pay or compensation while they are self‑isolated. The money will be available starting next week to help them make ends meet until the federal supports start on April 1. Please go to alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans for complete program details.

One of the items included in the temporary program is the ability for residential customers to defer electricity and natural gas bill payments for the next 90 days to ensure no one will be cut off, regardless of the service provider.  At this time, there is not a program in place for services provided by municipalities. The Town of Penhold continues to work with the Province to determine a program for local residents.

March 18, 2020 Message from Mayor Yargeau

To My Neighbours,  

 Over the past few days our world has been turned upside down in so many ways. It is important for you, our residents, to know that Mayor, Council, and Administration are committed to serving our community and ensuring essential services remain operational and available for our residents. 

The Provincial and Federal governments have directed many changes and as of March 16th, you may be aware, we had closed our Regional Multiplex and all services that are being provided within the complex; including Memorial Hall. We will continue to watch closely, the directives from the Provincial and Federal governments and will be following their lead.   

In order to do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19, and effective immediately, the Town Office will be closed to the public until further notice. Customer service remains our priority therefore staff will be able to assist over the phone or by email. Staff is committed to keeping our critical infrastructure systems operating during this trying time.  

Our Council team is being updated on an ongoing basis and will continue to meet weekly, or sooner, should the need arise to determine focuses/directives that may require attention. We ask you to continue to check our website for ongoing updates and notices over the next few weeks. Your ongoing assistance is so appreciated.

Our lives will be forever changed but we will get through this together. Please be kind, be compassionate, and be safe.

~Mayor Mike Yargeau

March 17, 2020 UPDATE The Province of Alberta declared a state of emergency under the Public Health Act

New public health measures are now recommended to limit the time Albertans spend in large crowds and crowed spaces. Effective immediately:

  • all events over 50 people to be cancelled
  • no attendance at rec centres, casinos, bingo halls, bars, theatres and other facilities
  • sit-down restaurants can remain open at lower capacity


Monday March 16, 2020 Effective Immediately, the Penhold Regional Multiplex is closed until further notice. This includes the Penhold Multiplex Fitness Centre, Penhold Multiplex Track and Penhold & District Library. Wednesday morning Drop-In Playgroup at Memorial Hall is also cancelled until further notice.  The Penhold Town Office remains open regular business hours at this time.  

Mayor Mike Yargeau stated today “Mayor and Council are monitoring the situation constantly. It is important Albertans listen to the advice of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and take all suggested actions to protect themselves from COVID 19 virus.”

Additionally, the following events have been cancelled / postponed.

Sat. March 21 – Crime Safety & Awareness Committee Pancake Breakfast & Town Hall at Memorial Hall

Sat. March 21 –Recreation Area Concept Plan Open House at Memorial Hall

Sat. March 21 – YAC Budget Workshop in Subway Club Room

Sat. March 21 – ATB Spring Meltdown in Multiplex

Thurs. March 26 – Vape  & Cannabis Info Session at Penhold Crossing Library

Tues. March 31 – Welcome to Penhold Night in Penhold Library

Mon. April 6 – Making the Most of Your Tax Return in Subway Club Room

Thurs. April 16 – Volunteer Appreciation at Memorial Hall 

Cancelled Programs include:

Penhold Youth Club (PYC) & Youth Advisory Club (YAC) activities

Drop-In Kids Gym

Parent & Tot Skating

Drop-In Basketball

Pickleball

Public Skating

Learn to Skate Program

All Fitness Classes

All private bookings in the gymnasium

All private bookings in the Subway Club Room

All private bookings in arena

All private booking at Memorial Hall

May 15, 2020 Workplace Guidance for Small Business Owners This document has been developed to support all business and sectors (excluding health care settings) in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers and patrons. More resources for business are available through Alberta Biz Connect, a provincial online tool to help prepare businesses for the stage one relaunch.

Local businesses need your business.  Now, more than ever.

5 Ways you can support our local businesses

1.) Get your order to go.  There are still local food service providers, and other services, open for business. Order online or by phone for pick-up / delivery. 

2.) Shop local businesses online.  Local businesses are working hard to find creative ways to meet customer needs. Check for social media accounts and online stores to see their innovative options.

3.) Buy in advance.  Do you have a favourite local business? Purchase gift cards for services to use at a later date.

4.) Follow along. Follow local businesses on social media to see all they are offering, leave positive reviews and share their Information with others. 

5.) Spread kindness & be thankful.  Business owners and staff are risking their own health providing products and services in this unsettling time. Remember to be patient, thankful & kind.

Some local businesses to consider during this difficult time are:

  • Family IGA
  • Penhold Pharmacy
  • Antler Hill Veterinary Services
  • Organic Oasis Spa and Salon
  • ATB Financial - Penhold
  • The Pizza Stop
  • Penhold Liquor Store
  • Freeman Insurance Agencies Ltd
  • Cannabliss
  • Studio D Salon & Spa
  • Sugar by Tracy
  • Devine's Cafe and Lounge
  • Penhold Building Supplies Ltd.
  • George's Farm Centre
  • Blair’s Liquor
  • Arashi Do Penhold
  • Penhold Family Restaurant
  • Scissor House Salon
  • Penhold School of Dance
  • Penhold Subway
  • Penhold Tim Horton's
  • Home based businesses

 Alberta Economic Partnership has resources for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

As we all do our best adapting our lives to meet the COVID-19 Pandemic recommendations, mental health is as important as physical health.  Please check our the resources below as well as the Community Services page for assistance during in these unsettled times.

Premier Kenney has announced a temporary program for working adult Albertans who must self-isolate because they meet the Government of Alberta’s published criteria for self‑isolation. The program includes people who are the sole caregiver for a dependant who must self‑isolate and who will not have another source of pay or compensation while they are self‑isolated. The money will be available starting next week to help them make ends meet until the federal supports start on April 1. Please go to alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans for complete program details.

Resources for Youth & Children

Tips for Helping Children & Youth Cope with the COVID -19 Pandemic

Mental Health Assoc of Canada

How To Look Out For Our Mental Health During COVID-19

Understanding COVID 19 for Teens & Parents

Please visit the following websites for further details:

According to Alberta Health Services (AHS), the best defense against the transmission of COVID 19 is washing hands well, and often, in addition to practicing social distancing.  Town of Penhold reminds residents if they are feeling unwell or have returned from international travel, please stay home for 14 days to help prevent the spread of this virus.  If you think you have COVID 19 Virus, complete the AHS COVID 19 Self Assessment and call Health Link 811 for assistance. DO NOT GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM if you suspect you have contracted COVID 19.

Thank you to the City of Red Deer for sharing this information on using parks & trails safely while maintaining social distance.

Using Parks & Trails

Self Isolation is difficult, but necessary during this time of crisis, here are some resources to help.

How to Isolate at Home


June 17, 2020

Has your business been closed due to COVID-19? Town of Penhold Public Works suggests flushing your water lines to clear stagnant water before you re-open. For more information about flushing water lines please follow the Province of Alberta Bix Connect guide. 

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-flushing-water-systems.pdf  

May 5, 2020 In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, we will not be able to have the Community Garage Sale or Kick-It-To-The-Curb this year. Town of Penhold does not encourage garage sales during this time.
Spring Clean-Up will be held May 22 - June 1 at Lincoln St Rec with new procedures to help keep our community healthy & safe. Click here for full details on Spring Clean-Up.

March 26, 2020 Update from Public Works.
As we all struggle to deal with the current COVID 19 pandemic; Public Works continues to ensure that essential services continue to be provided. Our main focus at this time is to protect the health and wellbeing of our Water and Wastewater Operators and to keep our water and wastewater systems in compliance with all provincial and federal regulations.

With changes to our work practices our staff resources are being stretched. This may result in slower response times to resident concerns. While you are still encouraged to report major issues or concerns you may notice in the community please be patient while we respond to the many tasks we are dealing with.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation while we deal with these unprecedented circumstances.
Stay safe Penhold
Nancy McAteer, Town of Penhold Public Works Manager

Reminder to residents: Please do not flush "Wipes" of any sort, or any other items that should not go down your toilet. Fats, oils and grease (FOG) poured down the sink, congeal and line the sewer walls, then so-called “flushable” wipes, paper towels and hygiene products collect together with the grease to form clogs.  

 These items can block toilets, home sewer lines, or form “fatbergs“, constricting the sewers of entire neighbourhoods. Raw sewage can backup into homes, likely requiring residents to evacuate their house for professional cleaning. Large blockages often require municipal staff to clear them, at a time when efforts and tax dollars need to be focused on critical services.


March 20, 2020 UPDATE Temporary Changes to Residential Cart Service from E360S due to COVID 19 Pandemic. Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 E360S will be temporarily changing to better manage municipal residential waste during the crisis.  They will be picking up all items in the black (garbage) and blue (recycle) bins at the same time. This means their curbside pickup truck will be making one (1) pass to pickup all totes and will not be separating the materials. At this time, collection day remains the same.  


As a community, we are working together doing our best to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While we are physical distancing, it is a challenge to connect with our community. Proudly Penhold is being launched as an initiative from the
Town of Penhold Community Support Services, including FCSS, to focus on the ways we can still show our neighbours how much we care.  Follow the Town of Penhold & Town of Penhold Community Support Services on social media and connect with neighbours in our great community.

Please share your photos of Community Caring & Connecting using #ProudlyPenhold



March 23, 2020 Please note, 2A South Regional Transit hours and frequency have not changed. Passengers are expected to follow all safety measures of conventional transit service for social distancing.

The following new safety measures are in place to encourage social distancing:

  • All passengers are to enter and exit through the rear door, with the exception of wheel chairs and disabled customers.
  • Every other seat will be blocked off to ensure social distancing between passengers. 

Planning on taking transit over the long weekend? Please note 2A South Regional Transit Service will not operate on Good Friday or Easter Monday. For more information about the Easter weekend schedule or changes to Transit due to COVID-19, visit: http://rdcounty.ca/184/Transit