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Welcome to the Village of Rycroft

Known as the “Hub of the Peace”, the Village of Rycroft is located in northern Alberta, Canada, 68 km north of Grande Prairie and 8 km east of Spirit River.

The Village of Rycroft was established as a village in 1944. It is a very "tight knit" community with numerous large families and many active community members. The Village of Rycroft is well known as a tourism town in the 60's, 70's and early eighties. It is the hub of the Peace and was originally situated for the Northern Alberta Railroad (also known as NAR). The local campground, Nardam was given this name for that very reason. The small lake was man made as a source of water for the railroad and later on when NAR no longer required the water it was turned into a campground and therefor named "Nardam". A Caboose is a permanent fixture from NAR in Edmonton for historical value. Rycroft is also well know for the "Teepee" located at the crossroads of highway 49 and highway 2. As of late the new rage is the Rycroft Chuckwagon Races hosted by The Rycroft Agriculture Society.

The main industry is agriculture, with retail, oil, transportation, and education also contributing to this area’s economy. www.discoverthepeacecountry.com

With a population of 638 (2013), Rycroft serves a surrounding trading area of approximately 5,500.

 

STAFF

Cary Merritt, Interim CAO

Robert Kobylanski, Public Works Foreman

Dolan Isaac, Public Works Assistant Foreman

Heather Goryniuk, Public Works

Lynn Gair, Receptionist, Clerk

Nancy Graham, Receptionist, Clerk

 

NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING:

October 28, 2014 AT 7:00 PM

Village office Council Chambers

DEVELOPMENT PERMITS

Any development that changes the use or intensity of the use of any property within the Village of Rycroft requires an approved Development Permit. The permit applications are available online at www.rycroft.ca or hard copies are available at the office for pick up.

 

RECREATIONAL FIRE PITS

All recreational fire pits in the Village of Rycroft must be governed by a permit! There is no charge for the permit. Application forms are available at the Village office during regular business hours.

SPIRIT RIVER LANDFILL

To all valued customers of Tervita.

As of January 1st 2014, Spirit River Landfill has changed its residential operating hours to:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday- 9am-5pm

Saturday 10am-4pm

Closed Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday

Residential off-loading will not be permitted during the closed hours.

For more information contact the village office at 780-765-3652 or Tervita at 780-765-3745.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY FOR TERVITA LANDFILL

ALL residential customers will be required to display their personal ID cards upon garbage acceptance/disposal.

As of Sept 1/2014 – Anyone that cannot provide their ID card will pay the required tipping fee or be asked to return at a later time with their ID.

ID cards can be picked up at the village office.

    

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

VILLAGE RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT A $3.00 STICKER FROM THE VILLAGE OFFICE IS THE ONLY WAY THAT EXTRA GARBAGE WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE CURB BY COUNTY DISPOSAL. NO STICKER, NO PICK UP! ALL STICKERED BAGS MUST WEIGH NOT MORE THAT 50LBS AND HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE IS TO BE IN COLORED BAGS AND GARDEN AND LAWN REFUSE IN CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS.

AS WELL GARBAGE CARTS ARE TO REMOVED FROM THE CURB WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PICK UP. IF YOUR CART GETS DAMAGED BY SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONS YOU WILL BE BILLED FOR THE CART REPLACEMENT. (THANKS FROM PUBLIC WORKS!)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!!

Rycroft OldrTyme Dance

October 25, 2014

Rycroft Community

Hall

Dance 6:30

Contact Ruby

780-765-2727 or

780-864-8461

Rycroft Farmers’ Market

  

Every Thursday  2-5pm @ The Rycroft Ag Center

(Big Blue Building, Hwy 49)

rycroftfarmersmarket@gmail.com

www.rycroftfarmersmarket.org

 Vendor Info:  780-765-2889

 

Race the Eight!

RYCROFT AG SOCIETY

CHECK THIS OUT!!!

rycroftag.com

MERRY PIONEERS DROP IN CENTER RYCROFT

FCSS COMMUNITY KITCHEN

(780)864-3500

TRANSPORTATION TO GRANDE PRAIRIE

Please note that there is NO MINIMUM passenger requirements for these scheduled trips. The van will go REGARDLESS with the only possibility of a cancellation due to extreme weather conditions or lack of a qualified drive.

Seniors from: Village of Rycroft, MD of Spirit River, Town of Spirit River $20.00

Non seniors from above Municipalities $15.00

Other Municipalities $20.00

Please call the FCSS office to register for the above trips or for more information. (780)864-3500

fcss@mdspiritriver.ab.ca

Nardam Campground

Come one come all and visit the Nardam Campground. We are located just outside of Rycroft on Highway 49. Enjoy fishing from our stocked lake, and enjoy our recreational park. $25 per night with a hookup, $15 dollars per night without.

Tentative closing date October 31 depending on weather.

PALS and Rycroft Municipal Library

PHONE: 780-765-3973 EMAIL: rycroftmunicipal@hotmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tuesday 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 to 5:00 pm

Thursday 1:00 to 5:00 pm

We are hosting a Book Club and Pals is offering a genealogy course. If either of these items interest you or if you need an exam invigilated or would like to take any particular course, please call 780-765-2500 (Debbie)

 

 

Rycroft Community Hall

PHONE: 780-765-3652 for bookings