Welcome to the Village of Cremona.
  Village of T0M0R0 Phone: 403-637-3762  
Preserving our small town charm and quality of life, while creating a safe
and healthy community for the future prosperity and sustainability of "T0M 0R0".

Covid-19 Updates for CremonaApril 7, 2020 Update

In light of the cell phone network outage today and possibility of future outages, we are recommending that individuals have a backup plan for contacting 911 should cell networks be unavailable.

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Assistance for Individuals

Canada Emergency Response Benefit launched April 6 - The Government of Canada announced further details about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) application process. Key details:

  • Direct deposit payments will be made within three to five days of applying, with cheques taking approximately 10 days.
  • Canadians who have already applied for EI do not need to apply again - applications will be automatically enrolled in CERB.
  • Employment Insurance Benefits - Regular EI and Medical EI are programs that are already available to Canadians and can be applied for online.

There is also a dedicated phone line for those individuals who are making an application for Medical EI due to COVID-19. In order to facilitate as many calls as possible, Service Canada is requesting that individuals first make their application online and then contact Service Canada at 1-833-381-3725.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit to launch April 6 - The Government of Canada announced further details about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) application process. Key details:

  • CERB applications are expected to open online on Monday, April 6.
  • Direct deposit payments will be made within three to five days of applying, with cheques taking approximately 10 days.
  • Canadians who have already applied for EI do not need to apply again - applications will be automatically enrolled in CERB.

Employment Insurance Benefits - Regular EI and Medical EI are programs that are already available to Canadians and can be applied for online. In the coming week we expect the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to be rolled out and available. It will be beneficial for those residents who have not already done so, to set up these accounts in order to facilitate the application process for benefits programs as they become available.

There is also a dedicated phone line for those individuals who are making an application for Medical EI due to COVID-19. In order to facilitate as many calls as possible, Service Canada is requesting that individuals first make their application online and then contact Service Canada at 1-833-381-3725.

Assistance for Businesses

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - Federal ministers announced further details of the proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Key details:

  • The program would be in place for a 12-week period, from March 15 to June 6, 2020.
  • Eligible employers would be able to access the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy by applying through a CRA online portal. Employers would have to reapply each month.
  • Government will work with non-profit organizations and registered charities to ensure the definition of revenue is appropriate to their circumstances.
  • The government expects employers will receive the wage subsidy six weeks after applying.

Federal Small Business Wage Subsidy - The Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers is a three-month measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deductions required to be remitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Programs through Business Development Canada - On March 13, 2020 the federal government announced that the government is establishing a Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) to support financing in the private sector through the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC). Here are the current options available:

All business are expected to be compliant with the public health order. The businesses and services on the essential services list can continue to provide services at locations accessible to the public and must have proper risk mitigation measures in place, such as sanitation stations and appropriate distancing between customers. Businesses not listed on the Essential Services List must be closed.

For Cremona Residents
COVID-19 Economic Response Plan - This is a link to all of the programs announced by the Government up to March 31, 2020. Please note that not all programs are available at this time applications are still being produced.

In effort to control to spread of COVID-19 all playgrounds in Cremona are now closed. We are encouraging residents to get out and enjoy the upcoming nice weather but to maintain social distancing and avoid gathering in large groups.

Alberta has announced interim funding for in emergency isolation. Information and application may be found here.

With the increased use of disinfectant wipes and other "flushable" products, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH them down toilets. These do not break down and will clog our sewer system. Please place these with your regular garbage.

For up to date listings of community services and information on accessing government assistance please check Cremona FCSS Facebook page.

Effective immediately the following closures are in effect:

  • Town administrative front desk (Services remain available by phone and online. Please contact the office during regular office hours for assistance.)
  • Cremona Library
  • Arena
  • Community Hall

Village staff remain on duty and are focused on maintaining critical services for residents and are available by phone and email as always. All emergency services remain at full capacity and currently no changes to the services you receive from the Village are anticipated.

RCMP have closed front desk services as well. If this is an emergency, please call 911.

  • If you are reporting a criminal offence, please pick up the phone by the door to be connected with a dispatcher or call 403-335-3381.
  • If you require a criminal record check or fingerprints for employment, immigration or adoption purposes, please contact 403-335-3382 Monday to Friday 8 am - 4 pm.
  • If you are reporting a collision, please contact 403-335-3382 Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

Bill payment and permit services are available online and through most major banks. For assistance please call the office at 403-637-3762.

As this situation is changing rapidly, we encourage all residents and businesses to check the site below for updates.

For more up to date information please visit www.alberta.ca/covid19.

Aaron Gertzen, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Cremona

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Cremona is west of the town of Carstairs in the Eastern Slopes area of Alberta.

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Welcome to the Village of Cremona, the "Village of Tomorrow". Located in Mountain View County in south-central Alberta, Cremona was named after Cremona Italy, home of the Stradivarius Violins.

Cremona is a vibrant and energetic community and is working toward realizing its potential as a prosperous and viable community. The Village joined the Communities in Bloom program in 2014, and, as the judges said, their first impression was of a clean and tidy community, at the "anything is possible" phase.

Cremona has a very nice blend of businesses for your shopping pleasure. Our businesses are a mixture of small-town friendliness and personal service.

We are very proud of active Family & Community Support Services programming. The Cremona School is part of the Chinook's Edge School Division and includes Grades ECS through 12. Our School Library has a vast array of programming opportunities, as well as being home to a full-time operating Community Engagement Site. The Municipal Library is part of the Parkland Regional Library system, and provides internet and computer access for the public.

Our emergency services are led by an active volunteer fire department.

Cremona is home to a fascinating museum with a wealth of history and many photos and artifacts from the past.

The community supports a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

We hope you will enjoy your visit here enough to make Cremona your home.

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COVID-19
The Village is working with Alberta Health Services to monitor COVID-19 and has plans in place to maintain essential services should it become necessary to do so.

The best preventative recommendation remains frequent thorough handwashing.

For more information, recommendations on what you can do to prepare and any questions you may have related to COVID-19 please visit: www.alberta.ca or www.albertahealthservices.ca.

What's New in Cremona? Check back often for updates on water flushings or waterlines or cool upcoming events.

Posted March 18, 2020
The Village of Cremona is proposing borrowing funds to complete street paving work this summer. Please click here for details.

Posted March 18, 2020
The next Council Meeting will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday April 21, 2020 in Council Chambers, 106 - 1st Avenue East. Come at 6:30 pm for coffee and visiting.

Posted March 12, 2020
Green Bin (Compost) pickup resumes Wednesday, April 1st. 2020 Garbage pickup calendar.

Posted March 10, 2020
Assessment notices were mailed to all property owners in Cremona on March 10, 2020. The customer review period ends May 19, 2020. All details are included with your notice but if you have any questions please contact the Village office.

Posted February 27, 2020
The March Village Voice is now online. Check it out and stay updated on what's happening in town.

Posted February 25, 2020
The March/April FCSS Newsletter is now online. Please click here to read what's going on in town.

Posted November 27, 2019
The Village of Cremona is excited to announce receiving a donation of a bronze piece from the family of the artist, the late Gina McDougall Cohoe. Read more here

Posted October 7, 2019
New Village office hours. Effective October 15, the Village office will be open Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

Posted January 11, 2019
Have you seen our video? Check it out on our Visitor Information page.

Beautiful scenery around the farmland of rural Alberta near Cremona and Water Valley. The Cremona School is part of the Chinook's Edge School Division and includes Grades ECS through 12. One of the churches people gather to visit with friends and neighbours and worship. One of the highlights of Cremona is the full growth of trees and shrubs throughout town.

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    Phone: 403-637-3762 | Fax: 403-637-2101 | Website: www.cremona.ca
Website updated April 7, 2020
Many photos courtesy Brittney Pawson

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