West Cove

Welcome to the official website of the Summer Village of WestCove. Alberta.

What's New & Alerts

#0 - Surveys - (1 Survey Currently Posted)

Throughout the year, we will post various surveys in order to obtain valuable feedback from our residents.


#1 - Are you Interested in Volunteering in Your Community?

Are you interested in volunteering or know someone that is? The Summer Village is looking for Community‐Minded Volunteers!


#2 - Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Control & Community Peace Officer Services

The Summer Village currently contracts to the Town of Mayerthorpe for Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control & Community Peace Officer Services.  The Officer must be contacted directly as follows:


#3 - Tax Payment Information



#4 - Compost Collection Pit - Closed for the Season Effective October 30, 2016

The Compost Collection Pit will be closed for the season effective October 30, 2016.  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!


#5 - Waste Pick-up - Bi-weekly Schedule Begins November to April

A reminder that weekly waste/compost pickup ends October 31, 2016.   There will be no pickup November 7th, 2016.   Biweekly waste-only pickup begins November 14th, 2016 and ends April 2017.


#6 - West Cove Community League

For years, the Summer Village of West Cove has had a dedicated volunteer group who have committed their time to the West Cove Community League.   This group has also played a large part in recruiting volunteers, organizing and hosting West Cove Days.      The group is always looking for new volunteers to run the Community League and to help out with the planning of the annual West Cove Days event.


Aquatic Vegetation Removal - What You Need to Know

Unauthorized Aquatic Vegetation Removal Is IllegalRemoving aquatic vegetation requires prior approval by the Government of Alberta, Department of Environment and Parks. Unauthorized removal could be subject to fines and penalties. Here’s what the law says:Under the Public Lands Act, it is prohibited to disturb the bed and shore of a water body without prior authorization.Under the Water Act, an approval is required for an activity which affects a water body such as aquatic vegetation removal.


County bylaw for off highway vehicles

If you drive your quad or snow mobile outside the summer village boundaries, please note that the County of Lac Ste Anne has recently passed a new bylaw with respect to off highway vehicles that you should be aware of.


Election Results

Official Election Results


Fire Advisories & Bans

Effective May 20, 2016, the Fire Ban has been lifted in the Summer Village of West Cove.


Health Advisory


NEW - Council adopts a new Lake Weed Removal Policy

Council adopted a new Lake Weed Removal Policy on June 23, 2016.  Click on link below to view entire policy.


New Home Buyer Protection Act

New Home Buyer Protection ActThe New Home Buyer Protection Act (NHBPA) will come into force effective February 1, 2014 as part of the Government of Alberta's ongoing commitment to improving consumer protection, recourse options and builder accountability for new homes built in Alberta.  Builders or new homeowners who have questions or want more details can refer to the Municipal Affairs' website.www.municpalaffairs.ablerta.ca/NHBP or contact Municipal Affairs at 1-866-421-6929.




Stepping Back from the Water


Weed Cutting Permit

Permit extention to July 2020


West Cove Days Committee

West Cove Days 2017 has been scheduled for July 22, 2017.   Theme TBA!


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Next Regular Council Meeting(s) (Note:   Council Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.)

-Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Regular Council Meeting at the West Cove Community Centre 

-Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Regular Council Meeting at the West Cove Community Centre


Election Information

Summer Village of West Cove Municipal Election

Nomination Day - Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the West Cove Community Hall 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advance Vote (if required) - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Executive Royal Hotel in Edmonton (10010-178 Street) 
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Election Day (if required) - Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the West Cove Community Hall 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Documents

Running for Municipal Office in Alberta - A Candidate's Guide

Local Authorities Elections Act Alberta

Roles & Responsibilities of Officials in a Local Government

Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors

​​​Form 3A - Application for Registration for Notice of Intent to  Become a Candidate for Municipal Office (use Internet Explorer to Open)

Form 3 - Nomination Paper & Candidate's Acceptance (Use Internet Explorer to Open)


Voter Identification

All electors are required to show identification which contains proof of identity and current residence in order to vote. Your municipality may have other requirements or accept other types of identification. Please check with your municipality for local requirements.


West Cove Days

Thank you to all those who volunteered their time to help make the day a great success!


Thank You Volunteers

The public floating dock by the boat launch is out of the water for the season!  Thank you to Barry Duiker and Councillors Dave Breton and Ren Giesbrecht for volunteering their time to remove the dock.


Here you can read the latest top stories.


The Municipal Inspection Report is Complete 

A public presentation was held on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the Darwell Seniors' Hall.  The document is available to view by clicking on the link below.

Summer Village of West Cove - Municipal Inspection Final Report Document

Letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs advising that the Directives have been completed as ordered.

Any follow-up queries with respect to the final Municipal Inspection Report are to be directed to Municipal Affairs at 780-427-2225 – ask to speak to a Municipal Advisor.


New CAO for West Cove 

The Summer Village of West Cove is pleased to announce that Wendy Wildman of Wildwillow Enterprises Inc. has been hired as the Chief Administrative Officer commencing in the position January 1st , 2016.

Wendy brings to this position an extensive background in municipal government and a strong knowledge of the the Lac Ste. Anne area and the municipalities within it.  Wildwillow Enterprises Inc. has a team of municipal professionals that will also be providing administration services for West Cove. 


Development Officer for West Cove

Tony Sonnleitner:  Development Officer

Contact information:

  • Mailing Address:  Box 2945, Stony Plain, AB  T7Z 1Y4
  • Phone:  780-718-5479
  • Fax:  1-866-363-3342
  • Email:  pcm1@telusplanet.net