West Cove

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

What's New & Alerts

0 - Emergency Management Volunteers Needed


The Summer Village of West Cove is included in a group of municipalities that form the Ste. Anne Summer Villages Regional Emergency Management Partnership.


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1 - Fire Advisories & Bans


There is currently no fire ban in effect.


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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.


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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!


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ATTENTION RESIDENTS - REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO THE RCMP - 780-968-7200





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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 - 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.  


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Chattels Must Be Removed from Roadways/Boulevards Update


IMPORTANT NOTICE 


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Community Events


For a listing of community events - click here!


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Compost Collection Site - Open


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!


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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.   


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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


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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.


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Tax Payment Information


NEW TAX PAYMENT PLAN OPTION


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Thank You to our Volunteers!


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


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West Cove Community League & West Cove Days Committee


Visit the Community League Facebook page for more information on the Community League and their upcoming events.The Community League is always looking for Volunteers!If you are interested, messages can be left on their Facebook page, West Cove Community League; by Emailing westcovecommunityleague@hotmail.com; or by calling 780-668-6501. Community League InformationFor 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.


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Next Council Meetings  

-CANCELLED - Regular Council Meeting - Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the West Cove Community Hall.

 

-The January Council meeting has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the West Cove Community Hall.

  

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.   

An MDP will address several items, including:

-future land use
-future development
-coordination
-transportation
-municipal services 

-Current Municipal Development Plan for the Summer Village of West Cove (2011) - Municipal Development Plan

-Draft 2019 Municipal Development Plan Document

 

Lake Isle & Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Management Society (LILSA)

www.LILSA.ca
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

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

Here you can read the latest top stories

 

Dock Permits - Provincial Requirements

NEW User Guide for Dock Permits - Government of Alberta 2019
There 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.

 

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.