West Cove

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

What's New & Alerts

0 - West Cove Community League & West Cove Days Committee

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.


00 - Understanding Ice Ridges & Ice Pushes

The Alberta Government has provided information with respect to understanding ice ridges and ice pushes.  The link to view the publication is below.


1 - Back Alleys and Lanes Update

At the regular Council meeting held on October 26, 2017 Council passed a motion to restrict access to all back lanes and alleys within the Summer Village to vehicles 1 tonne or less effective March 1st, 2018 which would include sewer trucks, and further advised that if a property has had sewer trucks pumping out from the alley/lane, the owner would need to make alternate arrangements with their sewer hauler to have the pump out take place from the front of the property (paved road).


2 - Chattels Must Be Removed from Roadways/Boulevards Update

IMPORTANT NOTICEThank you to those residents that have complied with removing/moving chattels from the Roadways and Boulevards. 


3 - Compost Collection Site - Open for the 2018 Season

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!


Are you Interested in Volunteering in Your Community? We have a volunteer opportunity!

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




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:


Community Events

For a listing of community events - click here!


Drainage Project - Postponed to Spring 2018

Please be advised that the Summer Village Drainage Project has been postponed to Spring of 2018.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the summer Village Administration Office - 587-873-5765.


Fire Advisories & Bans

There is currently no fire ban in effect.


Municipal Development Plan Project

The Summer Village of West Cove is currently part of a 3-component project along with 7 other municipalities.  One component is to adopt a Municipal Development Plan (MDP) which will be a mandatory requirement for all municipalities under the Modernized Municipal Government Act.  The Municipal Development Plan is a primary document that guides the future development and growth of the whole community. The MDP sets the vision on how to accommodate this growth responsibly and serves as an important decision-making tool for Council, administration and all stakeholders.  As a statutory plan required by the Alberta Municipal Government Act, the MDP provides direction for Council, administration, developers and builders, property-owners, residents and adjacent municipalities.   


News Release - Municipalities Preserve Local Clinic

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


Off-Highway Vehicle Information

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.


Tax Payment Information



Thank You to our Volunteers!

Thank you to our volunteers - It could not have been done without you!


Waste / Organic Pick-up Info - Print your own Waste Schedule

The Waste Services provider is GFL Environmental Inc.


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Next Meetings  

-Regular Council Meeting - Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the West Cove Community Hall


-Annual Information Meeting - Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the West Cove Community Hall


Flowering Rush Information Session

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.

Flowering Rush Information and Training Sessions: 9-11 AM on June 9, July 7 and July 28 - Camp Koinonia/Lake Isle Lutheran Camp Pavillion: 6223 Twp Rd 534A.

These sessions are to teach volunteers and property owners to properly identify, remove and dispose of Flowering rush.  Please join us for a session and bring a friend!



Election Update

Nomination Day was held for the Summer Village of West Cove on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

The following 3 candidates have elected by acclamation:

Dave Breton 
Ren Giesbrecht
Larry St. Amand

Term of office will be:  2017 to 2021


Council organized as follows on June 29, 2017:

Larry St. Amand - Mayor

Ren Giesbrecht - Deputy Mayor

Dave Breton - Councillor


Here you can read the latest top stories.



Council would like to recognize and thank the effort and quick response times of Bugs Lawn Care, Top & Drop Tree Services and the Summer Village's Administration Team in dealing with the trees that came down in the recent wind storm.


Floating Dock

The Floating Pier beside the boat launch is back in the water! Thank you to Larry St. Amand, Dave Breton, Armand Reiser, Dan Ostrowski and Cody McLaren for volunteering to put it in this year!


New Safety Codes Services Provider for the Summer Village of West Cove

Effective May 1st, 2018, residents will contact The Inspections Group Inc. for Safety Codes permits (building, plumbing, gas, electrical, private sewage).   view Contact Information here


May 2018 Newsletter

view here


Waste Collection

Print Your 2018 Waste Collection Schedule


FortisAlberta LED Light Conversion Project

FortisAlberta received approval to proceed with LED streetlight conversions and Summer Village of West Cove will be one of  the many communities that will be part of this initiative.

The Summer Village of West Cove will have approximately 38 lights converted from HPS to LED technology and construction is expected to begin on or around September 5, 2017; installations are expected to be completed by September 5, 2017 as they will have 1 truck in the Village working to complete the conversion project.

Please see the below news release for more information about the overall LED Streetlight Conversion program. 

FortisAlberta News Release


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. 


New 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