Pop-Up COVID Clinic June 2!

An AHS COVID immunization clinic is being held at the Sundre Community Health Centre for one day only, Wednesday, June 2 for those needing their first dose of vaccine. It runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment online at ahs.ca/COVID or call Health Link at 811. Albertans born in 2009 or before are eligible. Widespread immunization will help all Albertans return to a more normal way of life, sooner. 

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Bergen Road Construction Update

Construction on Bergen Road between Highway 22 and Fallen Timber Road is ongoing and scheduled to be completed by the end of June (with favorable weather).

There will be periodic lane closures and motorists are warned to expect rough road conditions in the construction zone. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes where possible.

In addition, Range Road 54 between Township Road 322 and Township Road 320 will be closed from May 10th to June 11th to allow a culvert replacement. Local residents will have access to their properties, but there is no through traffic. The detour route to Highway 760 is shown on the county’s map (below). This detour brings motorists into a portion of the main Bergen Road (RR 320) construction project.

The County website provides details of the work and a link to an app that will provide updates to users.

Bergen Road Work Resumes

Construction on Bergen Road between Highway 22 and Fallen Timber Road is scheduled to resume the first week of May.

The County website provides details of the work and a link to an app that will provide updates to users.

As well, there will be a temporary closure of Range Road 54 between Township Road 322 and Township Road 320 from May 10th to June 11th to allow replacement of a culvert.

Springbank Trio Online Concert: Friday 30 April 2021

The Springbank Trio, consisting of violinist Laurie Syer, pianist Jamie Syer and cellist Tom Mirhady, will be giving a performance from 7:00 – 8:00 PM (MDT) Friday 30 April 2021.

This concert is presented by Calgary Unitarians and consists of “light classical” music by Frank Bridge, William Bolcom, Eugène Ysaÿe, Wolfgang Mozart, and more.

Tickets are available here at a sliding scale of prices. Upon purchasing a ticket, you’ll receive a link to the YouTube event. You can view a trailer here.

Grizzly Bear Population: Report Released

The Summary of the 2018 Alberta Grizzly Bear Population Surveys is now available. Grizzly bears are listed among Alberta’s threatened species and surveys are conducted to monitor their numbers and locations as part of the Alberta Grizzly Bear Recovery Program.

Bergen falls in Bear Management Area 4, which includes the “7252 km2 area north of Highway 1 and south of Highway 11, between Banff National Park on the west to Highway 22 on the east.”

Based on surveys conducted in 2018, the area had an estimated population of 88 grizzly bears (which represent the 59 to 130 bears living here) and a density of 9.64 grizzlies per 1,000 km2. This indicates the population of grizzly bears in the area has doubled since the last survey in 2005.

For more information on living in bear country, visit Mountain View BearSmart.

Flood Hazard Area: Virtual Open House – Monday April 19, 2021

Mountain View County will be hosting a discussion of zoning and subdivision policies and development regulations. Their presentation is at 6 PM with Q&A to follow.

Register to attend by 5 PM (1 hour before the presentation).

View details of the proposed changes.

For more information please contact:

Margaretha Bloem | Director of Planning and Development Services 
403-335-3311 ext. 166 | mbloem@mvcounty.com

Concert for Olwyn & Ron Gale

The Bergen Institute

Some of Bergen’s most well-known musicians and poets are preparing an unforgettable evening of entertainment in aid of Olwyn and Ron Gale, who recently lost their home in a fire.

We’re delighted to announce that country music star Tim Hus will be among the performers, who will also include Melony GibbsGerald IngeveldRob HollandLaurie & Jamie SyerBryn ThiessenHarold WebberPat Gibbs, and Sally Banks. The inimitable Marilyn Halvorson will MC, as she has done so many times at the Bergen Hall.

Tickets are available now for this unique event, to be broadcast online for only three days, March 26-28. During that time, you can watch all or part of it as often as you like.

Tickets are $10 per household. To further support the Gales, we suggest you purchase tickets for all those at your place who will be watching the concert.

Updated Bergen News Website!

Hello Bergen!

Welcome to the updated website for The Bergen News.

We aim to provide a hub for all that’s going on in Bergen — like our monthly newspaper The Bergen News, but more current. Find out what’s happening now and what’s planned for the future, by checking out the weather report and the events calendar. Read about past events in the archives of The Bergen News. Link to the Bergen Farmers’ Market, the Bergen Community Association, and Bergen businesses.

Do you have something you want people to know about Bergen? To submit content for this website, please contact Website Editor Shari Peyerl.