01 Dec VILLAGE Office Updates

If you returning home from outside of Canada, you are required to self-isolate for 14 days. DO NOT VISIT the municipal office and please conduct business virtually, regardless of where you were or whether you have travelled or not.  Interac (email) payments are now accepted at the Village Office through (use this email ONLY) Email your payment specifying the amount, taxes or utilities and return email for receipt.  Please consider this option now as a mode of easy safe virtual payments. All information can be provided by email or phone as well as any receipts. Contact us at info@i

01 Dec Interac (email) Payments

The Village is now accepting Interac (email) payments. Please email your payment to Specify your account nr. (utilities) or roll nr. (taxes). Specify the amount. Provide a return email address for receipts. Receipts:

30 Nov Office Closure

NOVEMBER 25, 2020 With the recent announcements from the Government of Alberta, the Village of Irma Office and Public Works will be CLOSED to the public during the 3 week mandate. Although we are NOT located in the Enhanced Zone of the Province, the Village has decided to be pro-active in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Payments can be made online through the Encompass Credit Union, ATB, and we now accept online Interac (e-mail payments. Payment can also be dropped through the mail slot located beside our main door. The office is locked and armed, and the drop box is checked mul

29 Nov COVID-19 For up to date information regarding COVID-19 Please be vigilant and wear a mask.  Be safe and responsible. Stay mentally and physically active in a safe manner and make sure you stay connected. PLEASE CONSIDER Using Interac (email NOW to make tax, utility or other payments to the Village office instead of cheques and cash.  Thank you kindly.

12 Nov Municipal By-election

Due to COVID-19 the Municipal By-election was postponed in April 2020.  The Village of Irma was granted an extension by Ministerial Order MSD: 021/20 that extended the time-frame for the by-election.  The Village of Irma now can wait until the next regular election in 2021.  A extension of 21 months was granted.  Council decided at the October 13th Council Meeting not to proceed with a By-election and wait until October 2021 elections.  Given the current health climate, costs and time frames  this is a prudent decision that saves the ratepayer money and still ensures open government.   Contact

07 Dec Irma Awards

On November 22, 2017 Irma, along with the other ICE Communities, had a meeting with Minister Anderson of Municipal Affairs. At this meeting we received our Municipal Excellence Award for our ICE program. Also on this day, our council member, Doug Coubrough, received an AUMA Long Service Award for his work with the Village of Irma.

04 May Great-grandma wins $50M

Lois Olsen

Alberta’s newest multi-millionaire wishes she’d won her big lottery prize a couple of decades back, when she would have had more time left to enjoy it. Lois Olsen thinks 80 is a bit old for this $50 million business. “For my family, it’s going to help them out a lot,” she said Wednesday after picking up a cheque that was enormous in every sense of the word. “For me, I’m too old for this. I would have liked to have won this 20 or 30 years ago.” Olsen said she plans to spend at least some of her windfall on her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

04 May Irma School Replacement Funding Approved

Irma School

The Alberta government announced it has approved 26 new school projects, as it promised in last week’s 2017 budget. Premier Rachel Notley and Education Minister David Eggen were at Woodhaven Middle School in Spruce Grove Tuesday to announce the projects, which included funding for eight new schools, nine replacements for older schools and seven modernizations. The Irma school replacement, Irma (Buffalo Trail Public Schools Regional Division) was one of the nine school replacements approved.