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Mountain View Seniors' Housing

Head Office
403-556-2957 - Sam Smalldon, CAO
301 6501 51 Street; Olds, Alberta T4H 1Y6

Mountain View Seniors’ Housing is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the lives of seniors in our community.

MVSH operate seniors’ lodges, seniors’ self-contained apartments and subsidized family housing, striving to provide the highest level of service and support in friendly, home-like environments.

Facilities owned and managed by MVSH are located in Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds and Sundre.

Waste Management, Recycling Centre, Cremona
West of True Value on Hwy 580

Phone: 403-335-4901
Email: mvrwmc@airenet.com
Web: www.mountainviewwaste.ca

CanPak Environmental Inc. provides household waste pickup bi-weekly. The Village provides rollout bins that are emptied by the CanPak truck, and transported to the landfill.

A recycling depot at Cremona, open to both Village and County residents, is operated by the Commission and provides collection of recyclables. The Village is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the recycling site. Compost is collected by the Village and on request; the compost is trucked to the Olds College. Household hazardous waste disposal and recycling is made available to Cremona area residents at all Transfer Site locations.

Mountain View Regional Waste Management Commission, Didsbury
2 kilometres northwest of Didsbury

Phone: 403-335-4901
Email: mvrwmc@airenet.com
Web: www.mountainviewwaste.ca

CanPak Environmental Inc. provides household waste pickup bi-weekly. CanPak also provides compost pickup bi-weekly. The Town provides rollout bins that are emptied by the CanPak truck, and transported to the Landfill. CanPak also does curbside pickup recycling weekly.

The Mountain View Regional Waste Landfill site is located two (2) kilometres northwest of the Town of Didsbury. The Commission operates the landfill under an approval from Alberta Environment. The approval authorizes the disposal of Class II waste in isolated cells. Site construction began in October 2004 with the installation of an engineered liner; a leachate collection system; a surface drainage retention pond, and monitoring wells. The landfill requires ongoing capital cell expansion to accommodate waste volumes.

All solid waste generated within the County is accepted at the landfill and all solid waste accepted at Commission transfer sites is hauled to the landfill. A recycling depot is located at the transfer station and accepts all recycling materials and household hazardous waste from within the County boundary. Household hazardous waste disposal and recycling is made available to Didsbury residents at all Transfer Site locations.

Recycling, Eagle Hill, Mountain View Regional Waste Management Commission
Recycling Centre, Behind the Eagle Hill CO-OP

Phone: 403-335-4901
Email: mvrwmc@airenet.com
Web: www.mountainviewwaste.ca

Recycling for rural residents is available at Eagle Hill.

Midway, Mountain View Regional Waste Management Commission
At the Community Centre Corner of Twp Rd 302 & Range Rd 273

Phone: 403-335-4901
Email: mvrwmc@airenet.com
Web: www.mountainviewwaste.ca

Recycling for rural residents in the southeast portion of the County is available at the Midway Community Centre.

Olds, Mountain View Regional Waste Management Commission

Phone: 403-335-4901
Email: mvrwmc@airenet.com
Web: www.mountainviewwaste.ca

Mountain View County
Rural residents rent approximately 810 bins located throughout the County. These bins are made available for residents of the county to deposit their household solid waste and are picked up on a four (4), eight (8) week, and twelve (12) week cycle by CanPak Environmental on behalf of the Commission.

In addition, agricultural plastics are collected year-round at the Olds Transfer Station and wire is collected year-round at the Didsbury Resource Recovery Centre.

Town of Olds
There are two recycling depots at Olds, open to both Town and County residents that are operated by the Commission and provide collection of recyclables: 5328 - 46 Street (Olds CO-OP parking lot), and 4920 - 49 Ave (across from Crosstown Glass). The Town is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the recycling sites. Additional 3 yard compost bins are placed throughout the town between April 1 and October 31 each year for the collection of organic yard waste.

The Olds Transfer Station is owned by the Commission and operated by CanPak. In addition to residential solid waste, the transfer site also accepts recycling materials and household hazardous waste from within the County boundary. This station is equipped with a horizontal baler and therefore provides the primary storage, baling and shipping operations for the Commission recycling program.

Bergen Evangelical Missionary Church
6 miles south,
1 miles west of Sundre on Bergen Road.

Phone: 403-638-4010

Eagle Hill Gospel Mission,
12 miles west of Olds on Highway 27,
2 miles north on Range Road 4.00, 1 miles west on Twp Road 33.02

St. George's Anglican Church - Harmattan
12 miles west of Olds on Highway 27,
2 miles south on Range Road 4.00.

Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church
8 miles west of Carstairs on S.H. 580.

Phone: 403-337-2355

McDougal Chapel Evangelical Missionary Church 
2 miles west of Sundre on S.H. 584

Phone: 403-638-3503

Bergthal Mennonite Church
3 miles south of the Didsbury Overpass, and 5 miles east on Bergthal Road 

Phone: 403-335-4451

East Olds Baptist Church
7 miles east of the Olds Overpass on Highway 27 
Phone: 403-556-2821

Mountain View Evangelical Missionary Church
2 miles east of Didsbury Overpass on S.H. 582

Phone: 403-335-8923

Zion Evangelical Missionary Church
Junction 582, Didsbury by-pass East side of Didsbury

Phone: 403-335-3629

Christ the King Roman Catholic Church - Water Valley
3 miles south of Cremona on Highway 22, 5 miles west on S.H. 579

West Zion Mennonite Church 
4 miles south of Didsbury on Range Road 2.00, and 1 miles west on Twp Road 30.04

Phone: 403-337-2020

United Church of Canada - Westerdale
8 miles west of Didsbury on S.H. 582, 5 miles north on Range Road 3.02 

Phone: 403-335-8373

The Olds-Didsbury Airport - A high-end air supported Business Park endorsed by an Area Structure Plan publicly approved in 2006. The Olds-Didsbury Flying Association manages and operates the airport through an agreement with Mountain View County and is home to the Calgary Flight Training Centre.

View a virtual approach to the Olds-Disbury Airport at MV County's YouTube Channel here.

Fly With Us

Flying is a well honored tradition in Mountain View County. Two long term flying clubs welcome new members and inquiries about club activities, plane rentals, teaching, recreational and charter services.

The Olds-Didsbury Flying Association

The Sundre Residential Airpark - We are currently working on our future plans for the Sundre Airport! Stay tuned for more updates.

Fly With Us

Flying is a well honored tradition in Mountain View County. Two long term flying clubs welcome new members and inquiries about club activities, plane rentals, teaching, recreational and charter services.

The Sundre Flying Club

Museums

Mountain View County is home to several high quality museums and archives, featuring a number of dedicated volunteers and staff ensuring the story of local history and heritage is preserved.

Each of the museums and historical societies is provided with an annual $6,000 contribution by Mountain View County. This alotment is reviewed annually by Council and staff to ensure it is meeting the needs of the local museums.

Mountain View Museum- Olds

Celebrating the pioneer heritage of Olds and surrounding area. Displays include the general store, school house, western corner and homestead kitchen. Located at 5038 - 50 Street in Olds. Open year round.

Museums

Mountain View County is home to several high quality museums and archives, featuring a number of dedicated volunteers and staff ensuring the story of local history and heritage is preserved.

Each of the museums and historical societies is provided with an annual $6,000 contribution by Mountain View County. This alotment is reviewed annually by Council and staff to ensure it is meeting the needs of the local museums.

Didsbury Museum

Includes an old physician's office, an early railway, and a school classroom showing articles from the early 1900s to the 1980s. Designated a Provincial Historic site in the summer of 1997. Located at 2120 21 Ave in Didsbury. Open year round.

Museums

Mountain View County is home to several high quality museums and archives, featuring a number of dedicated volunteers and staff ensuring the story of local history and heritage is preserved.

Each of the museums and historical societies is provided with an annual $6,000 contribution by Mountain View County. This alotment is reviewed annually by Council and staff to ensure it is meeting the needs of the local museums.

Sundre Pioneer Village & Museum

Features a Norwegian log cabin from 1913; the area's oldest schoolhouse; a blacksmith's house and barn; and the Chester Mjolsness World of Wildlife Museum. Located at 211 - 1st. Ave. SW, Sundre. Open from the May long weekend to Labour Day in September.

Museums

Mountain View County is home to several high quality museums and archives, featuring a number of dedicated volunteers and staff ensuring the story of local history and heritage is preserved.

Each of the museums and historical societies is provided with an annual $6,000 contribution by Mountain View County. This alotment is reviewed annually by Council and staff to ensure it is meeting the needs of the local museums.

Carstairs Heritage Centre

The museum features the McCaig House from 1901 which is a restored, furnished homestead house, and the "Olde Tyme Sweete Shoppe". Located at 1138 Nanton Street in Carstairs. Open year round.

Libraries

Libraries are an important part of the community fabric of Mountain View County and is partner urban municipalities. The County provides funding for local libraries through a per capita requisition with Parkland Regional Library system, which oversees the local libraries.

The County also provides direct funding to the libraries through inter-municipal partnerships with urban neighbours. Mountain View County residents are all welcome to visit and take out memberships at their local library. Book borrowing and other resources are available at all the area locations.

Visit their websites to find out more about hours, services and programs.

Cremona Public Library

Phone: (403) 637-3100
General Delivery 205 - 1st Street East, Cremona, AB
T0M 0R0

Libraries

Libraries are an important part of the community fabric of Mountain View County and is partner urban municipalities. The County provides funding for local libraries through a per capita requisition with Parkland Regional Library system, which oversees the local libraries.

The County also provides direct funding to the libraries through inter-municipal partnerships with urban neighbours. Mountain View County residents are all welcome to visit and take out memberships at their local library. Book borrowing and other resources are available at all the area locations.

Visit their websites to find out more about hours, services and programs.

Carstairs Public Library

Phone: (403) 337-3943
1402 Scarlett Ranch Blvd, Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0

Policing

Mountain View County is served by RCMP detachments which are located at Didsbury, Olds and Sundre. For more information on the scope and depth of RCMP services in Mountain View County, please visit the RCMP website.

County Patrol

Supplementing the primary policing of the RCMP are enhanced services provided by the County Patrol Division's Patrol Officers. Both organizations work collaboratively to ensure the safety and security of ratepayers.

Mountain View County Patrol Officers are appointed as Community Peace Officers by the Alberta Solicitor General. County Patrol is mandated to investigate and enforce Provincial laws like the Traffic Control Act and associated regulations like the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Control Act and the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. As well, the enforcement of Mountain View County Bylaws is the responsibility of the Patrol Division according to the Municipal Government Act.

To learn more about County Patrol, click here.

EMS and Fire Services

As a rural community that spans a large and diverse geographic area, Mountain View is well serviced with fire protection and ambulance providers. One call to 911 will link you immediately to the appropriate:

  • Ambulance provider
  • Fire authority (there are five fire authorities in the County)

The Didsbury District Health Services Building, located in Didsbury, serves the southern portion of the County. It provides 24-hour medical, nursing, emergency, obstetrical and pediatric service as well as elective surgery. The 135-bed hospital employs 225 health care professionals, has acute care beds, 60 auxiliary care beds and 40 nursing home beds.

Didsbury District Health Services
1210 - 20 Avenue
Didsbury
Telephone: 403-335-9393

Didsbury Health Unit: 403-335-7292

The Olds Hospital and Care Centre has 50 active beds, 25 auxiliary beds, 25 nursing beds and a heli-pad.

Olds Hospital and Care Centre
3901 - 57 Avenue
Olds
Telephone: 403-556-3381

Olds Health Unit (located at the Community Learning Campus): 403-556-8441

There is also a 13-bed hospital in Sundre, and other facilities such as medical clinics, nursing homes and facilities for seniors.

Sundre Hospital and Care Centre
709 First Street NE
Sundre
Telephone: 403-638-3033

For more information, contact these Health Units:

Sundre Health Unit: 403-638-4063

Harmattan

Olds Mountain View Christian School - Grades K- 12
Phone: 403-556-1551 Fax: 403-556-9951

Netook

Olds Koinonia Christian School - Grades K-12
Phone: (403) 556-4038 Fax: (403) 556-8770

Reed Ranch

Reed Ranch School - Grades 1-6
Phone: (403) 556-2429 Fax :(403) 556-2429

Check the following links for information on schools in our neighbouring urban centres:

Olds College

Mountain View County is a proud supporter and partner of Olds College, a post secondary institution in Olds whose School of Innovation conducts research on composting technology (including bio-gas energy), environmental microbiology, livestock genetics and nutrition, natural fibres, and new products from crops and bio-processing.

The County has partnered with the College, and other organizations and insititions, on the following initiaitves, for the benefit of rural and urban central Albertans:

Community Learning Campus (CLC)

An innovative approach to high school, post-secondary, and community education. The CLC addresses specific rural needs by sharing resources and working jointly with a variety of community groups and agencies. The CLC is a joint venture between Olds College and Chinook's Edge School Division (CESD) in collaboration with the Town of Olds, Mountain View County, and the University of Alberta. Integrated with the Olds College campus, the CLC consists of five multi-use facilities complete with integrated programming.

Community Engagement Sites

Service hubs in central Alberta communities where people can access broadband technology, learning applications and support. The Community Engagement Sites will provide not only onsite access to services, technologies and support but will also act as the catalyst for community members - young and old - to learn about the opportunities broadband access can provide, get used to the technology, and begin to develop a "culture of use" in communities throughout the region.

Chinook Winds Lodge

Owned and managed by Mountain View Seniors' Housing

1401 Gough Road
Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0
403-337-2999

Aspen Ridge Lodge & Designated Assisted Living

Owned and operated by Mountain View Seniors Housing

1100- 20 Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

403-335-9848

Other Continuing Care Facilities - Didsbury

Bethany Didsbury

1201 15 Avenue
Didsbury, Alberta T0M 0W0

403-335-4775

Mount View Lodge & Life Lease Suites
5238 - 50 St Olds AB T4H 1N7
403-556-3603

Seniors Self-Contained Apartments:

  • Kiwanis Manor A & B - 16 apartments
  • Kiwanis Manor North - 16 apartments
  • Kiwanis Manor West - 30 apartments

Owned and managed by Mountain View Seniors' Housing

For applications, see Mount View Lodge Manager

Seniors' Care Facilities and Services

Olds Continuing Care (Nursing Home)
Olds Hospital & Care Centre 3901 57 Ave Olds AB T4H 1T4
403-556-7135 - Continuing Care South
403-556-3381 ext. 2201 - Continuing Care East

Continuing Care Placement Office
140-5010 43 St Red Deer AB T4N 6H2
403-357-5151 Marg McLaughlin, Placement Co-ordinator

Olds Lifeline Committee
PO Box 3822 Olds AB T4H 1P5
403-556-7420

Olds Sunshine Bus
4512 46 St, Olds AB T4H 1R5
403-556-8003 - Dispatch Office Mon-Fri 9:00-11:00 am
403-556-6981 - Lorraine Piller, Town of Olds

Sunrise Village & Sunrise Encore
5600 Sunrise Crescent Olds AB T4H 1W4
403-556-3446 - Donna Heck

Sundre Seniors’ Supportive Living Facility

Owned and managed by Mountain View Seniors' Housing

749 – 6th Street SW
Sundre, AB T0M 1X0
403-636-4200

Other Seniors' Services

Sundre West Country Centre
Contact: 403.638.3298

Sundre & District Senior Citizens Association
Contact: Phil Parmley
403-638-4737

Sundre Community Van
Contact: Karen & Colin Macleod
403-638-3266

Home Care
Contact: 403-638-4063

Meals on Wheels
Contact: 403-638-3033 (Sundre Hospital)

Sundre Foothills Lodge
Contact: 403-638-4833

Libraries are an important part of the community fabric of Mountain View County and is partner urban municipalities. The County provides funding for local libraries through a per capita requisition with Parkland Regional Library system, which oversees the local libraries.

The County also provides direct funding to the libraries through inter-municipal partnerships with urban neighbours. Mountain View County residents are all welcome to visit and take out memberships at their local library. Book borrowing and other resources are available at all the area locations.

Visit their websites to find out more about hours, services and programs.

Didsbury Municipal Library

Phone:(403) 335-3142
P.O. Box 10, 2033 19th Avenue, Didsbury, AB
T0M 0W0

Libraries are an important part of the community fabric of Mountain View County and is partner urban municipalities. The County provides funding for local libraries through a per capita requisition with Parkland Regional Library system, which oversees the local libraries.

The County also provides direct funding to the libraries through inter-municipal partnerships with urban neighbours. Mountain View County residents are all welcome to visit and take out memberships at their local library. Book borrowing and other resources are available at all the area locations.

Visit their websites to find out more about hours, services and programs.

Olds Municipal Library

Phone: 403-556-6460
5217 - 52 Street, Olds, AB
T4H 1S8

Libraries are an important part of the community fabric of Mountain View County and is partner urban municipalities. The County provides funding for local libraries through a per capita requisition with Parkland Regional Library system, which oversees the local libraries.

The County also provides direct funding to the libraries through inter-municipal partnerships with urban neighbours. Mountain View County residents are all welcome to visit and take out memberships at their local library. Book borrowing and other resources are available at all the area locations.

Visit their websites to find out more about hours, services and programs.

Sundre Municipal Library

Phone: (403) 638-4000
Box 539 #2 96 2nd Avenue NW, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0

Libraries are an important part of the community fabric of Mountain View County and is partner urban municipalities. The County provides funding for local libraries through a per capita requisition with Parkland Regional Library system, which oversees the local libraries.

The County also provides direct funding to the libraries through inter-municipal partnerships with urban neighbours. Mountain View County residents are all welcome to visit and take out memberships at their local library. Book borrowing and other resources are available at all the area locations.

Visit their websites to find out more about hours, services and programs.

Water Valley Public Library

Phone: (403) 637-3899 (during library hours only)
Email: watervalleylibrary@prl.ab.ca
Box 250 Water Valley AB T0M 2E0

Carstairs, Mountain View Regional Waste Management Commission

Phone: 403-335-4901
Email: mvrwmc@airenet.com
Web: www.mountainviewwaste.ca

CanPak Environmental Inc. provides household waste collection bi-weekly with curbside recycling every Friday. The Town provides rollout bins that are emptied by the CanPak truck, and transported to the landfill. The Town of Carstairs offers a free composter to each civic address.

A recycling depot in Carstairs is open to both Town and County residents. This site is operated by the Commission and the Town of Carstairs and provides the collection of recyclables. The Town is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the recycling site. The Town of Carstairs also supplies a bin for compostable material and an option for recycling E-Waste at this site.