Altona Panthers is looking for volunteers!

Altona Panthers Athletic Club is looking for volunteers! Check out the poster below for more details.

Spring Clean-Up 2022

It’s Spring Clean-Up time!

With Giveaway Weekend concluding, here’s a reminder on how the rest of Spring Clean-Up works:

Drop Off Waste Loop

June 6th – June 10th, 2022
9 am – 8 pm

Swing by the Millennium Exhibition Centre Parking lot between 9 am and 8 pm this week to drop off your items! Our friendly staff will be on hand to help direct you to the correct bins – please do not drop items off after hours, as this can inadvertently contaminate some of our waste diversion items!

There are spaces to drop off scrap metal, household waste, mattresses, box springs & furniture, appliances and tires. Construction waste is not accepted during this event. For easy unloading, you should load your vehicle in the reverse order listed above!

Branch Pick-Up

June 10th, 2022
Starting at 7 am

Place your branches in a neat stack, parallel to the curb by no later than 7 am on June 10th so that our team can come by to collect them. Branches are collected using a loader with forks, so placing your branches in a neat pile parallel to the curb makes their collection neater and quicker!

Manitoba Sunflower Festival Parade Entry

Do you want to participate in the 2022 Manitoba Sunflower Festival Parade? Let us know by filling out the form below! If you have any questions, call our Recreation team at 204-324-9005

When:
Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
Parade Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Marshalling Time: 8:30 a.m. (please arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.)

Where?
Marshalling Area: 14th Ave. N.W. & Industrial Drive, Altona, MB (details will be included in confirmation package)

Entry Fee:
None!

Manitoba Sunflower Festival Parade Entry Form

Category(Required)

Please enter a number greater than or equal to 1.
Does your entry have music?(Required)
Does your entry include giveaways or candy?(Required)
Candy and other giveaways are permitted as long as your entry is accompanied by "walkers" to hand out the items - no throwing!

Contact Information

Contact Name(Required)
Mailing Address(Required)

EOC Update: Moving Forward

May 4, 2022 | 12:00 pm

With blue skies and drying puddles, the Town of Altona Emergency Operations Centre is closing today, May 4, as of 12:00 pm. Residents can still call in questions or concerns during regular business hours to the Town of Altona office at 204-324-6468, or email info@altona.ca

The Altona Public Works team continues to monitor water levels and drainage, but will now shift to cleaning up from the preventative measures and return to some of their regular spring duties. The Tiger Dam is being taken down and packed up to be re-deployed elsewhere in Manitoba, and residents are asked to keep away from the 9th St NW area as the clean-up is underway and will take some time.

Sump pumps all around town are still running regularly, and the ground continues to be extremely saturated. Residents who have not yet re-routed their sump pumps to drain onto their yard or to the street are asked to do so to prevent the wastewater system from becoming overwhelmed during the next rainfall.

Emergency Warning Systems Test

It’s Emergency Preparedness Week! The Town of Altona’s Emergency Warning Systems will be tested today at 1:00 pm, with tests of the CONNECT notification system as well as the Outdoor Warning Siren.

The warning siren will be activated for four minutes at 1:00 pm today as an annual test to ensure that the equipment is working properly. The siren will also continue to be tested daily at noon for a few seconds.

The siren may sound when Altona is threatened by any hazard to alert anyone outdoors of a potential emergency and let them know to seek shelter right away. When the siren sounds for longer than 30 seconds, seek shelter and tune in to CFAM 950 on your radio to find out what the threat is, and how to protect yourself.

Outdoor sirens are an effective method of outdoor notification, but shouldn’t be relied upon for early warning if you are indoors. Each home and business should have another method to receive warnings and notifications, such as notifications to your email, cell phone or landline through Altona Connect. http://www.altona.ca/connect

Disaster Financial Assistance

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) may be initiated following a significant event in which damage is widespread, mostly uninsurable and represents a significant financial burden to those impacted.

You can complete an application for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA), even if a program has not been established. You can apply online, download a PDF application form or phone to have an application mailed to you. You can also get an application from your municipal office. Your application does not guarantee that you will receive assistance or that a DFA program will be established. Submitting your application will help Manitoba EMO understand how big the disaster is.

If you have any questions about DFA, please contact:
Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization
1-888-267-8298
dfa@gov.mb.ca
manitobaemo.ca
1525 – 405 Broadway Avenue
Winnipeg, R3C 3L6

Visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/dfa/residence.html for more information.

If you have damage to your home or business, here are some important steps you can take:

Take Pictures

As you take steps to reduce the impact of damage4 to your property, make sure to take lots of pictures. Inspections may take time to happen, so take pictures and videos of the damages to your property and any repairs you’ve made.

Keep Records

Keep any invoices, receipts and records of repairs made.

Insurance

Contact your insurance provider to find out what costs may be covered under your insurance policy.

Tax Information

Have your most recent property tax bill available. If you do not have your 2021 property tax bill available, contact our office for help.


Boil Water Advisory Lifted: 4th Ave SE Repair

The precautionary boil water advisory issued for a localized area around 4th Ave SE due to emergency repair has now been lifted. You may resume normal water usage. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Altona EOC Update: Cautious Optimism

The Town of Altona team is cautiously optimistic today with clear skies and receding floodwaters.

The wastewater system is operating normally, but residents are asked to take advantage of this lull in precipitation to re-route their sump pumps to drain outdoors if they have not already done so.

The drainage system within the community is working effectively, and the risk of overland flooding continues to be closely monitored.

The Town of Altona Parks team spent their day today, along with volunteers from Blue Sky Opportunities and the Rapid Response volunteer group, filling sandbags using a sandbag filling machine. Sandbags are available in limited supply at the Millennium Exhibition Centre parking lot for Altona or Rhineland residents who need them to protect their homes or businesses.

The Emergency Operations Centre continues to be active, and can be reached at 204-324-8190 or mec@altona.ca  

Altona EOC Update

April 25, 2022 | 1:00 pm

The Town of Altona Local Emergency Response Group met again this morning.

Some ground was gained overnight in the fight against floodwaters in Altona.  All three lift stations are now operating as normal, and wastewater is no longer being redirected to ditches.

Streets continue to be draining well throughout town, and the northwest corner is being closely monitored against overland flooding. A temporary dike has been constructed along 9th St NW, and pumps continue to be in place to redirect water.

On April 24th, emergency water service repair was required in the southeast of Altona. This issue was unrelated to the overland flooding, but required immediate attention. The issue was repaired swiftly and water service returned to the affected area of approximately 80 residents at 2:30 in the morning. That localized area is currently under a precautionary boil water advisory, as the water was turned off for a few hours for the repair. Members of the Altona Rhineland Emergency Services delivered notices door to door to all affected homes last night so that our Public Utilities team could continue to focus their attention where it was needed.

The Town of Altona has accessed many additional resources to protect the town against overland flooding. A kilometre length of tiger dam is now on site and in reserve, ready to be deployed should the water from Buffalo Creek threaten to breach the dike. Twenty-five thousand sandbags are now on site, along with a sandbag filling machine.

If residents of Altona or Rhineland are looking for sandbags to protect their properties from overland flooding, sandbags are available to be filled at the Millennium Exhibition Centre parking lot.

Residents continue to be asked to reduce strain on the wastewater system by ensuring that sump pumps are moving water to the street or onto their yard, and not into a drain.

If your home or business is being severely impacted by these events, please contact the Emergency Operations Centre at 204-324-8190 or by emailing mec@altona.ca.

Residents can stay up to date with important information by following local media, and by registering for Altona Connect notification system at www.altona.ca/connect

Water Service Repair: 4th Ave SE

April 24, 2022:

Emergency water service repair work is required in the southeast corner of Altona.  The affected area includes properties on:

  • Maple Street;
  • Elm Street;
  • Birch Street;
  • 6th St SE; and
  • 4th Avenue SE between Ash Street and 6th Street SE

Water services will be interrupted for a minimum of four hours while the repair is completed.  A precautionary boil water advisory will be required for a minimum of 48 hours following completion of the repair.

The repair work is expected to occur on April 24, 2022.