Turner Valley is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 35 minutes southwest of the city of Calgary on the edge of Kananaskis Country. Our community embodies the essence of small town living – offering economic opportunity, community connections, and a beautiful setting for outdoor recreation. Many people are attracted to the area for its magnificent scenery and fresh mountain air; there is so much here for you to discover and enjoy.
Get Back to Nature in the Town of Turner Valley.
Environmental Appeals Board (EAB)
Flood Recovery Appeal Update:
The Town of Turner Valley, as managing partner on behalf of the Quad Regional Partnership, have contracted the professional help required for the appeals of the Environment and Sustainability Resource Development (ESRD) Notice of Decision regarding the Infiltration Gallery and Water Act. Turner Valley has been successful in that the application for a Stay of construction for the Infiltration Gallery, noted in the Flood Recovery Update – March 2014, has been denied by the EAB, which means construction of the infiltration gallery will continue. Water restrictions will remain in effect until the proven success and effectiveness of the infiltration gallery, and other well work is completed and we are assured that the water supply needs of Turner Valley and Black Diamond are secured. The appeal however, is still pending under the direction of the Environmental Appeals Board. The additional costs associated with the appeal will be tracked and provisions for possible recovery identified. (see Flood Recovery – March 2014 Update below for further information).
Flood Recovery Update
March 2014 Flood Recovery Update
A notice has been mailed residents of the local area to update residents on the Water System Recovery from the Quad Regional Water Partnership (QRWP). Please read the current bulletin: QRWP Water System Recovery Update – March 2014 for further information.
Notice to Black Diamond and Turner Valley Residents:
Off-Hours Hauling of RipRap
We are pleased to update residents that progress is being made with Flood Erosion Protection measures. Residents may already have noticed that truckloads of riprap (large rocks intended for flood erosion protection construction) have been delivered to the Town, and stored on the west side of the Sheep River, near the old water treatment plant site. Due to the recent warming, road bans have been placed on some Provincial highways and MD roads, making delivery of the product more challenging. As this riprap is required for the construction of flood protection berms in Black Diamond, arrangements have been made to continue to haul the riprap at night when temperatures are lower, thus leaving the roads in better condition for the larger loads. We will be following best practices for nighttime construction in an effort to reduce light, idling and noise at night. We appreciate your understanding while this critical work carries on.
FLOOD RECOVERY PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESS AND NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS – Alberta Flood Recovery Loan Guarantee Program and the Alberta Flood Recovery Interest Rebate Program for Alberta. Checklist for approaching financial institutions under the Hand-Up Plan.
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY THE 2013 ALBERTA FLOOD - The Business Link provides some valuable initial information, and links, for small businesses impacted by the 2013 flood.
The upper road to Foothills Cemetery is closed until further notice due to spring runoff conditions which have made the road impassible. For more information, please contact the M.D. of Foothills at 403-652-2341.
Complete Fire Ban Remains in Effect
FIRE BAN - The Fire Ban within the Town of Turner Valley remains in effect due to the water restrictions that are also still in place. Typical residential fire flows can reach upwards of 6800 liters per minute or in excess of 700 000 liters over the event. This would significantly impact our current limited water situation. Until the Town is in a positive water flow situation, the Fire Ban will remain in effect.
Tax Assessment Information
Proposed Back Yard Hens Pilot Project
Turner Valley Council is examining the possible implementation of a Back Yard Hens Pilot Project. Please review the following presentation:
New Information on Animal License Renewals
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act – Notice of Application
In accordance with the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Town of Turner Valley has applied to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development for amendments to the Town’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act approval for its waterworks system. For more information please read this Public Notice.
Turner Valley Patrol Services Online Reporting
In an effort to meet the needs of our residents, Turner Valley Patrol Services has now implemented on-line reporting. This program now offers residents the option to submit their complaints via the internet simply by following this link.
Once a complaint is submitted it will be immediately forwarded to the next available officer. When submitting a complaint, we do require some of your personal information. This is required so we may contact you later should we need additional information. Your personal information is secure and will NOT be disclosed to any other party without your explicit consent.
Garbage Pickup Reminder
When putting your garbage out for pick up on Tuesdays and Wednesdays:
Park it: Place your cart on the street, with the wheels against the curb. If there is no curb place the cart just off the street or on the shoulder.
Space it: Leave at least 1 meter/3 feet of clearance between the cart and any obstacles such as parked cars, poles, mailboxes, etc.
Point it: The arrows on the cart lid must point to the center of the Street.
* All your waste must fit in the cart with the lid closed.
* No additional waste will be collected.
Garbage Pickup in Cul-de-sacs:
If you live in a cul-de-sac, please try to avoid parking on the street on garbage days. This will allow our Public Works team to quickly and safely pick up your garbage! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
FYI: Tuesdays we pick up every residence north of Sunset Boulevard and Kennedy Drive. Wednesdays we pick up everything South of Sunset Boulevard including Okalta Road, Decalta Road and Calkins Place; and then everything across the river. This includes Bailey Hill, 16th Avenue, Imperial Drive, Royalite Way and Dingman Close.
Please take full advantage of our Recycle Centre located at 106 Royal Avenue NE. (East side of the Fire Hall)
For more information please read this Automated Collection Cart Brochure Front Pick-up Updated June 2013.
Community Events Calendar
Looking for something to do in the Diamond Valley area? Wondering when an event is taking place? Visit our Events Calendar to find out what’s going on!
Are you a non-profit organization with an upcoming event you would like posted on our calendar? Events Calendar submissions can now be made through this online form.
Find out what programs are available for residents in our area by visiting our FCSS Programs page.
In this brief section, you will find pointers and suggestions that will aid visitors in navigating our website: www.turnervalley.ca.
You may notice references to “tabs” on our website such as the “Home” tab. A tab is a heading or main page (often referred to as a “parent page”) under which other related pages can be found, and these tabs are located in the top ribbon of all the pages on our website. To see what pages are under each tab (Home, Visitors, Community, Business, Municipal Services, and Contact) simply move your mouse over the tab WITHOUT clicking and a list will drop down. NOTE: some tabs do not have any further pages and some pages within tabs have further sub pages; this is denoted by two arrows after the title of the page. EXAMPLE: “Home>>” will have further pages under the tab where as “Contact” will not.
You will notice some text on our website is distinguished by a bright green color. Any text that you see in this color signifies that it is a link to a document or another webpage that you can view by clicking on the bright green text.
The search box is convenient if you are not having any luck locating a page or section you are looking for on our website. Simply type in the word or phrase you are looking for, click search, and this will bring up all related information on our website relative to what you searched for.
Questions and Comments
Do you have any questions, suggestions or comments about our website? We would love to hear from you at email@example.com
The Turner Valley Town Office has moved to 514 Windsor Ave N.W. Turner Valley, AB
We are open and ready for business at our new location.
Council Meetings will be hosted at the New Council Chambers located in the ATCO trailer behind the main Town Office Building. Council Meetings continue to be held on the first and third Monday of each month. Notice of location will be posted if a change is required.
Google Map: 514 Windsor Avenue NW (Old Forestry Building)
Turner Valley Municipal Office
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.