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Boston Pizza Operation Education Fundraiser

Boston PizzaViking School has registered with Boston Pizza for the Operation Education Program, which is a program designed to give back and support local schools.

Registered schools save and submit receipts from purchases at Boston Pizza Restaurants and in turn Boston Pizza will donate 5% cash back to the school. Participating Boston Pizza Restaurants for our area are any Northern Alberta Boston Pizza. Rebate submissions may include receipts from any of these locations for Dine-in, Take Out or Delivery.

Eat at Boston Pizza between Sept. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016 and save your receipt.  Submit your receipts to Viking School by Jan. 10, 2017.

Contact Viking School for more information

Beaver County is Hiring




Beaver County is a rural municipality southeast of Edmonton. It is located along the Province's High-Load Corridor and has a diversified tax base, ranging from acreage development in the west, to mixed farming in the centre and east, and gravel/oil/gas extraction in the east. The population is 5689 with a regional population (including two towns and two villages) of almost 9800.

Beaver County is seeking a motivated and customer-oriented person for the position of Development Officer.

Reporting to the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, the Development Officer will carry out the following position responsibilities:

  • Provide information/advice regarding development proposals, including interpretation of the County's MDP and LUB, and other relevant planning legislation

  • Accept, process, and decide upon all permitted and discretionary use applications

  • Inspect application sites prior to making a decision

  • Issue all permitted and discretionary use permits

  • Issue refusals

  • Notify relevant parties of development decisions

  • Enforce development regulations and approval conditions

  • Issue compliance certificates

  • Defend decisions to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

  • Recommend amendments to the County's MDP and LUB

  • Liaise with The Inspections Group regarding coordination of development and safety codes permits

  • Prepare statistical reports regarding development activities

  • Assist with other administrative duties as required

    Qualifications include:

  • Certification in Applied Land Use Planning and/or related education, or equivalent experience

  • Proven knowledge of municipal legislation and relevant statutes

  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office)

  • Knowledge of GIS (webmapping)

  • Personal initiative, the ability to work independently, and as a team-player

  • Effective public presentation skills and good written communication skills

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Experience in a municipal government setting

  • Valid driver's license

    Hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with an opportunity to participate in an Earned Day Off program. Salary range is $66,662 to $81,107. A comprehensive benefits package is available.

    Applications will be accepted until noon, Friday, July 15, 2016.

    Interested applicants should forward a resume, including a minimum of three references, to the following address:

    Margaret Jones, Assistant CAO Phone: (780) 663-3730

    Beaver County email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Box 140

    Ryley, AB T0B 4A0

    Beaver County is committed to a healthy and safe work environment and adheres to a non-smoking policy. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.


Household Hazardous Waste Roundup

1464707642-420w hazardouswastepicThe Household Hazardous Waste Roundup is Saturday, June 25 at the following locations and times in Beaver County:

Viking Fire Hall: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bruce Fire Hall: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tofield Fire Hall: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bring your unwanted computers, TVs and old paint to those locations to be recycled. Also accepting hazardous household waste items including herbicides, cleaners, batteries, and more for recycling and proper disposal.

The following link will give you a list of things most commonly brought to household roundups.

We also take electronic wastes as well such as, but not limited to, TVs, computers, servers, laptops, printers, scanners, fax machines.

Visit or call 1-888-999-8762 for more information on electronics and paint recycling.

Contact Beaver County Agricultural Services at 780-663-3730 for more information

Help Needed - Beaver Municipal Solutions

bms-logoBeaver Municipal Solutions is looking for immediate, temporary general labourers to assist with litter control efforts around its Class 2 Landfill near Ryley and along Highway 14.

The recent winds have increased the scope of work and BMS cannot keep up with its current staff resources.

Candidates should be in reasonable physical condition and be capable of working outdoors, walking several kilometres per day. Possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license is preferred, but not required.

Candidates should be available to work Monday – Saturday, up to 8 hours per day to a maximum of 40 hours / week, work days to be assigned by BMS.

Position is classed as casual, temporary. Hourly rate: $16.17.

Send resumes and driver’s abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beaver Municipal Solutions News

bmslogo 2016 Rural Waste Collection Schedule

Due to the increased number of rural waste customers, Beaver Municipal Solutions' collection staff are finding it increasingly difficult to complete the schedule in one week. For this reason, the collection schedule will be changing in 2016. For the first quarter, the collection dates will be during the following weeks:

  • January 10
  • February 21
  • March 13

In April, the schedule will be changing and rural waste collection customers will be receiving notice of the new schedule. Customers are asked to ensure that gates are left open and the bin is accessible. If your bin was not tipped during one of the above noted weeks, please call our offices the following week.

Upcoming Open Houses

As part of the upcoming strategic planning session, Beaver Municipal Solutions will be looking at the current services and programs as well as potential new ones. In order to better serve the community, we will be working in consultation with the Public Advisory Committee to gather input from County residents and customers.

Some of the topics that will be covered in the Open Houses are the current waste collection service, transfer stations, as well as future programs such as improved recycling or composting as well as funding responsibilities. In addition to the program and service changes, Beaver Municipal Solutions is looking for input as to how these changes should be funded. The information gathered at these Open Houses will be used to determine the direction Beaver Municipal Solutions will take over the next few years.

Several Open Houses have been scheduled throughout the County. The first one will be held in Tofield at the Town's Administration offices in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, February 9. Another Open House is scheduled at the east end of the County in Viking on Thursday, February 18 in the lobby of the Carena. The third Open House will be held in Ryley in the Beaver County offices in the Council Chambers on Monday, February 22. A fourth Open House is booked in Holden on Tuesday, February 23 at the Holden Hall.

All Open Houses will run from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Attendees will be asked to complete a survey/questionnaire.

Those unable to attend the sessions will be given the opportunity to provide feedback through our website.

Viking Election

voteViking Election Results

October 16, 2017

Viking Mayor:

Vote Results:
Cindy Lefsrud - 161
Jason Ritchie - 225    - Elected

Councillors - All positions acclaimed

Judy Acres - Councillor
Dana Ewashko - Councillor
Maynard Huibers - Councillor
Rod Hunter - Councillor
Clinton Nearing - Councillor
Laurel Weisgerber - Councillor