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 Message from the Mayor March 18, 2020 
       Village of Hythe Declares a State of Local Emergency


The Village of Hythe has declared a state of local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic medical crisis, pursuant to Section 21 of the Emergency Management Act, effective immediately.


In declaring a state of local emergency for the Village of Hythe it provides additional powers to combat the spread of the pandemic, ensure the stability of core services and support the community.  Mayor Brian Peterson shared that, “the Village is working with its municipal neighbours to be proactive and manage the situation strategically with the well-being of our residents at the forefront of our decision.  We encourage people to continue helping and supporting each other in a safe manner and we are thankful to see this happening. There were three main reasons why the Village decided to declare the state of local emergency:

  • We want to enhance our ability to protect and support our residents.

  • We want to be able to help address supply chain issues as they arise (i.e., food, medication, and other supplies).  And,

  • We want to strengthen communication between the various governing bodies (i.e., provincially and locally) to provide to the government to help us mitigate emerging issues as quickly as possible.

Mayor Brian Peterson


 
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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Effective Immediately

The Village of Hythe Municipal Office, Municipal Buildings, and Municipal Facilities will be LOCKED to the general public. We are still in the office working and will respond to e-mails and phone calls during regular business hours. These measures are necessary in order to provide essential municipal services to our residents.

Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 9:00-12:00; 1:00-5:00
General e-mail inquiries info@hythe.ca
Primary Phone Number: 780-356-3888
Secondary Phone Number: 780-933-7017


Quick Links for Information on the COVID-19:

Learn about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Information for Albertans

The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough or other cold or influenza-like symptoms. Use this online screening tool to determine if you need to call 811 to get tested. Alberta Health Services COVID-19 Online Screening

If you require access to Employment Insurance due to illness, applications must be done online. More information about how to access EI is available through the link. 1-800-O Canada (1-800-622-6232) Employment Insurance

Financial Assistance for unexpected emergencies is available through the Emergency Needs Allowance. 

Toll free: 1-877-644-9992 Emergency Financial Assistance


Alberta Mental Health Line Provides toll-free, 24/7 telephone service, which offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans. 1-877-303-2642


Essential Numbers

8-1-1 Health Link – Health Advice from registered nurses

Alberta Mental Health Line 1-877-303-2642

9-1-1 Emergency / Non-Emergency 780-354-2485

Employment Insurance 1-800-622-6232

Emergency Financial Assistance 1-877-644-9992


ONLINE COVID-19 Screening at www.albertahealthservices.ca 

Health Link is experiencing a higher than normal volume of calls. Use the online resource before you phone Health Link to check your COVID-19 symptoms.  Please be patient with the person helping you in this unusual time. 


GPREP GRANDE PRAIRIE REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP 

Media Release March 18, 2020  15:00
Update #2: COVID-19 Pandemic

Regional municipalities declare State of Local Emergency



Snowbird Alert

We know you’ve been gone a long time and would love to see and visit with your loved ones. We ask that you practice your due diligence and remain in a no physical contact quarantine for the recommended 14 days. Please make arrangements for your arrival home and your 14-day quarantine. Have a family member or friend deliver groceries, prescriptions, etc. to your doorstep, again, no physical contact.

If you need assistance acquiring supplies please call the Village of Hythe office for assistance.


“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’” – Mister Rogers 1928-2003

The Village of Hythe is inviting volunteers to provide support for people in our community by offering Pick-up and Delivery Services. 

Procedures will be in place to ensure the safety of our volunteers and the people who need support. 

Please call the Village Office if you are interested in helping or if you require support.  780-356-3888



 Volunteer Appreciation

Onsite Municipal Campground Host The Village of Hythe is now accepting applications for an Onsite Contracted Host at the Hythe Municipal Campground. The Campground Host(s) will be expected to reside continually during the camping season at the campground. The campground will be open mid-May 2020 until early October 2020 (depending on weather condition). A full-service site will be provided. Compensation is negotiable. Employment Opportunity


REMEMBRANCE DAY BANNER SPONSORHIP PROGRAM 

 The Royal Canadian Legion is accepting sponsorships for its the "Remembrance Da Banner Program". The Program Banners will be on the light poles around the Village for our 90th Annivesary, June 6th, 2020 weekend) and again for one-month October 30 - November 30) each year.  You can either identify a veteran you would like sponsored or support the program in general. 

All Supporters and sponsors will be publicly acknowledged via the Village of Hythe website & Legion Facebook page.

Deadline to submit form:  April 30, 2020 For banners up by the 90th Anniversary, June 6, 2020.

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THE VILLAGE OF HYTHE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

The Village of Hythe is now accepting applications for the following positions: 

Full-time position Public Works Assistant Foreman and Seasonal Employment (Summer Jobs).

For more information click here







Message from Mayor Brian Peterson:

I am 
pleased to serve as Mayor of Hythe, a community I have lived in for many years. 
Our Village Council is a team of five dedicated people, working with our staff to provide 
a good level of service to our community while maintaining affordable tax and utility 
rates.

We work to ensure your streets and roads, water and sewer, recreation and protective services,
are as good as they can be. Council and staff also work with our County and other towns in the 
area when we find that a regional approach is the best way to provide a service.

We welcome your comments or suggestions on making Hythe a better place to live. Council 
meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month, feel free to drop in and chat with us.
    




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