West Cove

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

What's New & Alerts

#0 - 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




#0 - Surveys - (1 Survey Currently Posted)

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


#00 - Public Input Requested!

Public Input Requested - Public Open House - Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Darwell Seniors Hall


#000 - Thank You to our Volunteers!

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


#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‚ÄźMinded 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 - Now Open for the 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!


#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.


Election Results

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


Fire Advisories & Bans

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


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.


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.


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.)

-Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Regular Council Meeting at the West Cove Community Centre


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

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. 


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