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MOVIE NIGHT – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2023
The Village of Myrnam, in cooperation with New Myrnam School, have succeeded in their efforts of deriving clean, pure energy from the sun, reducing our dependency of fossil fuels, and reducing emissions by purchasing and installing two ground-mounted solar panels to add to the roof-mounted solar panel at the Career and Technology Education Centre (CTEC).
The “Leading Our Community Towards Net Zero” project is focused on converting the Village of Myrnam’s CTEC facility into a net zero electrical energy building. Led by students who have completed a forensic energy audit, the project aims to reduce energy consumption by making energy efficiency improvements on the building’s HRV units. The grid tied solar project received approval from the Village council, and the students have secured funding from grants and local organizations. The installation of the solar array involved planning, construction, and commissioning, and the project’s success will be evaluated through ongoing monitoring of energy usage and production. The project demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability and provides insights into the challenges and opportunities of implementing renewable energy solutions in a rural community.
The installation of the solar panels at our village’s CTEC building has opened the eyes and minds of our students and community to the limitless possibilities of alternative energy sources. The panels will significantly reduce the village’s power bill and will be a major driver in keeping the village viable and sustainable. By working closely with the school, and even having students attend council meetings, the social consciousness of these young people has been raised to the point where they are enthusiastically brainstorming to introduce new ideas that are eco friendly and environmentally responsible.
Mayor Donna Rudolf
Many thanks are deserved as this project would not be possible without the dedication of the leaders of our community and our Province.
- New Myrnam School principal, vice principal, staff and students,
- Village of Myrnam Council and staff
- Municipal Climate Change Action Centre which is a partnership of Alberta Municipalities, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta. Funding for the Alberta Municipal Solar Program was provided by the Government of Alberta.
- Alberta Student Action Challenge Grant
- A+ For Energy Grant – Inside Education
- Foundation for Environmental Stewardship
- Learning for a Sustainable Future
- ATCO Clean Energy Community Fund
Message from Medical Officer of Health: Rising cases of pertussis in the area
Myrnam Royal Purple
Next Council Meeting
December 21, 2023 9:00 A.M. (Organizational and Regular)
Myrnam Community Library
Did you Know The Myrnam Community Library is open during school hours as well as until 7PM every Tuesday and Thursday? If doors are locked please ring the doorbell on the left side of the doors or call 780 366 3801
Check out this page for more info: Myrnam Community Library – The Village of Myrnam
Weekly Preparedness Message (provided by Provincial Operations Centre)
The 2023 Preparedness Survey of Albertans reports that only 1 in 4 Albertans have a household emergency plan,
and even less are aware of the emergency plans at their loved ones’ facilities.
An emergency plan prepares you for emergencies, helping you navigate the situation with reduced stress. Creating a plan is free. Start building your plan by visiting Get Prepared to access a digital personal emergency planning tool.
Learn more about making a plan and #BePrepared for potential emergencies.
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Tax Instalment Payment Program
Making Tax and Utility Payments
Many residents who are Servus and ATB customers pay bills online or in person when visiting their bank. Others pay via E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps you might consider this simple payment option. If you need to pay a bill in person, please deposit you payment in the deposit slot in the front door.
A Word of Caution about Certain Products entering the Sewer System
Many individuals are using laundry pods, sanitary wipes, paper towels and other heavier paper products. Although some of these are described as biodegradable, they do not break down as quickly as toilet paper. These can place a strain on your personal sewers and the Village sewer infrastructure. We recommend that anything other than toilet paper not be placed in the sewer system. Place these securely in disposable bags and include them in your weekly garbage.