Welcome to the official website of the Summer Village of WestCove. Alberta.
What's New & Alerts
Wishing you a safe & merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The Summer Village of West Cove is included in a group of municipalities that form the Ste. Anne Summer Villages Regional Emergency Management Partnership.
To sign up for West Cove Connect, please register your contact information into the form below.
There is currently no fire ban in effect.
Aquatic Vegetation Removal for Lakefront Owners
Are you interested in volunteering or know someone that is? The Summer Village is looking for Community‐Minded Volunteers!
The Summer Village currently contracts to the Town of Mayerthorpe for Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control & Community Peace Officer Services - this is a shared service amongst several municipalities - this service for the Summer Village of West Cove is part time. A reminder to contact the RCMP if you require immediate assistance.
For a listing of community events - click here!
A reminder to place branches and leaves as high as possible on the existing pile. Lake weeds and garden waste are to be placed on the extisting weed pile off to the side. Thank you for your continued cooperation!
Dock Permits - Provincial RequirementsThere are new requirements in place for placing a dock in the lake! The User Guide for Dock Permits outlines the requirements and process for an individual to obtain an authorization to place a temporary, seasonal dock for personal recreational use in Alberta's water bodies.
News Release - Municipalities Preserve Local ClinicA collaborative effort between Lac Ste. Anne County and five municipal partners has enabled the Onoway Medical Clinic in Onoway to continue operations as Onoway Regional Medical Clinic. Over the past year, the County has worked closely with The Town of Onoway, and with the Summer Villages of Ross Haven, West Cove, Val Quentin and Silver Sands to ensure this medical facility would continue to be able to provide quality health care services to families in and around the Onoway region. read more
If you drive your quad or snow mobile within or outside of the Summer Village Boundaries, different rules may apply. Please see the various local bylaws and Provincial requirements below.
Onoway Regional Medical Clinic Welcomes New Physician
NEW TAX PAYMENT PLAN OPTION
Thank you to our volunteers - It could not have been done without you!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, West Cove Days has been cancelled for 2020.
Office Christmas Closure
The Summer Village of West Cove Administration office will be closed Thursday, December 24th, 2020 and will reopen on Monday, January 4th, 2021. For emergencies only during this time, please call 780-819-3681.
Next Council Meeting
Regular Council Meeting - Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Given the current situation regarding COVID-19, there are Council meetings that may be held via teleconference. If members of the general public are interested in participating, please call the office at 780-967-0271 so we can work on alternate arrangements.
Rural Crime Watch
Recently, the quick response of a resident from a nearby community who reported suspicious activity to the RCMP led to the apprehension of the responsible individuals. A reminder to all residents that we are the eyes and ears of our communities. If you see suspicious activity, report it immediately to the RCMP or visit the website below and download the Alberta Rural Crime Watch app and report any crime or suspicious activity as it happens.
Emergency - Police/Fire/Ambulance: 9-1-1
RCMP - Non-Emergency Line
Stony Plain Detachment: 1-825-220-7267
Municipal Development Plan Project
The Summer Village of West Cove Municipal Development Plan has been approved! In 2017, work commenced to review and update the MDP for the Summer Village. Work was primarily conducted in the summer months over the past few years to capture feedback from permanent and seasonal residents. This included discussions on future development goals, parks, open space & recreation goals, mobility goals, municipal servicing & utility goals, environment management goals, collaboration goals and implementation & policies.
Subsequent to Stakeholder Workshops (May 18, 2017), Online Survey (May 31 – July 4, 2017) and Public Open Houses (June 3 & 6, 2017, August 24 and September 24, 2020), it was felt that the MDP has captured the goals of the Summer Village moving forward and was approved at the November 26th, 2020 Council meeting. A copy will be posted to the website for your perusal in the near future!
We thank all those that participated in the process, it is appreciated!
Lake Isle & Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Management Society (LILSA)
Did you know that LILSA:
- Advocates for the health of our lakes;
- Is working hard to slow and prevent the spread of FLOWERING RUSH, an invasive species that is taking over Lake Isle and making its way to Lac Ste Anne;
- Completed a State of the Watershed Report and is working with other organizations to develop a Watershed Management plan;
- Partners with municipal and provincial governments to apply for grants and improve the quality of our lakes;
- Is working on short and long-term solutions to improve our lakes and keep them healthy and useable for generations to come;
- Needs more members to keep doing their important work!
Become a LILSA Member today!
There is no time commitment required. You can do as little or as much as you choose.
By becoming a member you will:
- Help support the health of our lakes;
- Be able to vote at our AGM;
- Be eligible to run for the board;
- Be a part of the solution!
Annual Memberships are $20 (individual or family) & can be purchased at:
Alberta Beach Village Office (4935-50Ave) Lac Ste Anne County Building (56521 Rge Rd 65) Onoway Town Office (4812-51St)
Flowering Rush is a prohibited, noxious weed that has been introduced into several Alberta water bodies. It is an aquatic plant that grows as an emergent plant along shorelines of both lakes and rivers. Flowering Rush was brought to North America from Europe as a garden plant. This variety will form dense stands which will interfere with recreational lake use. Flowering Rush crowds out our native plants and has the potential to fill in an entire lake if left uncontrolled.
For more information - visit the Lake Isle Lac Ste. Anne (LILSA) website
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Resident Action Required - Change in Waste Services Provider
Waste and Compost Carts must be left out for GFL to retrieve on Monday, December 28, 2020
GFL will be completing their last pickup on December 28th, 2020, and your carts, whether full or empty, must be left out on this day so these carts can be picked up by GFL as they are the property of GFL. Note that while your current carts may be marked "Standstone" or "GFL", all carts need to be out to be retrieved. Property owners who do not put their carts out will be charged a fee of between $70.00 and $100.00 for their unreturned cart. If a property owner is unable to physically set your carts out on this day please arrange with your neighbour to do so on your behalf.
New carts will be dropped off by the new provider (Standstone) after GFL has been through and picked up their carts. Standstone will commence service starting January, with the first pickup dates being January 4th, 2021.
*NEW* Beginning January 2021, waste pick up will be weekly year round on Mondays.
Public Notice - Administration Office - Temporarily Closed to the Public beginning Friday, November 20, 2020
Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, the Administration Office will be temporarily closed beginning Friday, November 20th, 2020. If you require in-person assistance, we can set up an appointment with you and prepare for your visit, our office can be contacted via email and telephone at this time.
Drainage Project Update - May 21, 2020
Please be advised that the proposed drainage work on the 11th street Municipal Reserve (MR) area has been put on hold pending further consideration. This MR has been surveyed, therefore, all chattels that are located on this MR will need to be removed regardless of whether this drainage project proceeds or not. Further information will be provided in due course.
Use of Municipal Reserve Areas
A reminder to all residents that vegetation such as trees, plants and flowers are not to be removed or planted on any municipal reserve areas without prior permission from the Sumner Village. Any vegetation that has been planted on the municipal reserve areas without permission will be removed. If you have planted anything on the municipal reserve areas, please remove or move to your property. Your cooperation is appreciated.