News & Updates

Blue Green Algae Bloom Advisory Issued for Lake Isle - June 19, 2018

Read Alberta Health Advisory here...



Notice of By-Election

The Summer Village of Silver Sands will be having a by-election for two (2) Council positions.     Nomination Day will be Saturday, June 30th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Summer Village Quonset.    If required, Election Day will be Saturday July 28th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fallis Hall with an Advance Vote being held Saturday, July 21st, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Summer Village Quonset.   


Notice of Nomination will be mailed out to all property owners shortly.     


Nomination Forms will be available after the Notice of Nomination has been mailed.

As a result of these two vacancies, the Public Hearing with respect to the proposed Land Use Bylaw changes for the Silver Sands Golf Resort Development and the Open House with respect to other Land Use Bylaw change considerations, currently scheduled for Saturday June 16th, 2018, and the June 22, 2018 Regular Council Meeting will have to be postponed.


By-Election Information



TWP Road 540 Project Update

Did you know?   The first half mile of TWP Road 540 off of Range Road 52 belongs to Lac Ste. Anne County, and the next mile and a half belongs to the Summer Village of Silver Sands.  (see map)

Because this entire road services both Summer Village and County residents, representatives from both municipalities have had several meetings with respect to a joint project to rehabilitate the entire 2 miles of this road and, currently, it is the County who will be taking the lead on this project and who will be coordinating the construction.​

This road project is scheduled to take place summer of 2018.  Please be patient during the construction period and expect minor delays.



NATURE ALBERTA IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Nature Alberta and the Love Your Lake Program would like to finish the lake assessments on Lake Isle as soon as possible this year. In order to make this happen, they need some volunteer boat operators that will take them out on the lake so they can finish the assessments that were not completed last year. 


They are asking for help to find these volunteer boat operators. It is best if you can volunteer for a whole day or get 2 people to each do a half day. The less they have to switch boats, the faster they can complete the work. They would also ask to get volunteers for 4/5 days in a row so the lake work could be completed in one week. They would be able to come out as early as next week depending on if they get the boat volunteers they need. 

If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who is, please contact:


Amanda Scoular
Shoreline Advisor
Nature Alberta
3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, Alberta
T5M 3K6
T:  780-427-8124
www.naturealberta.ca



NEW - BLUE BAG RECYCLING COMING JULY 2018

Read more details here...



New Safety Codes Services Provider

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



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. 

Understanding ​Ice Ridges & Ice Pushes



Still Accepting FCSS Grant Applications

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is:
“FCSS is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Metis settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the FCSS Act and Regulation. The Act describes what the Province and municipality/Metis Settlement can do to provide preventive social services. The Regulation describes how services may be provided … Under FCSS, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities …”

More details here...



East End Bus Society Services

East End Bus Society is a cooperative effort of the Lac Ste. Anne County, the Town of Onoway and the Village of Alberta Beach to provide affordable transportation for seniors and handicapped. With additional financial support from 10 Summer Villages, Yellowstone, South View, Silver Sands, Val Quentin, Sunset Point, Sunrise Beach, Birch Cove, West Cove, Nakamun Park and Ross Haven. 

Service consists of scheduled shopping/medical trips to West Edmonton Mall, and Spruce Grove along with excursion and rentals by service clubs, special interest groups and community members.

Contact:  Lorna Porter, Coordinator
Phone:  780-905-3934
Email:  eastendbus@gmail.com


Print Your April/May/June East End Bus Activity Calendar here...



Have you ever thought of becoming a firefighter?

Onoway Regional Fire Services is looking for you!

More details here...



Attention Residents

Recent thefts have been occurring in the area.  Please be aware!   Report ANY suspicious activity to the RCMP - 780-727-4447.



Keeping Your Home/Cabin Secure

A reminder to secure your belongings when you are away from your residence.  If you see any suspicious activity, please be sure to report it to the Evansburg RCMP at 780-727-4446 or Dial 9-1-1.


​Prevention is Key!
See link below for Tips on Crime Proofing Your Cottage.
5-ways-to-crime-proof-your-cottage-this-winter

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Fires Can happen - are you covered?

Did you know that the cost of fire suppression by the fire department for a structure fire is payable by the property owner to the fire suppression provider?  Did you know that if a fire department responds to any other sort of fire:  ie)  grass, lawnmower, burn barrel, home alarm, false home alarm, that there will also be a cost to the property owner?

Most insurance companies' standard coverage payable for fire suppression is $10,000.00, this may not be enough to cover the bill of a fire.  Within various Summer Villages, we have seen fire suppression invoices for grass fires as high as $11,000.00 and invoices for structure fires ranging from $8,000.00 to $28,000.00 and these invoices have come to us through three different fire services providers responding to the various incidents.

Do you have enough insurance to cover these costs?  Do you need to increase your coverage?   What does your policy say?

Be sure you take a look at your home insurance policy or talk to your insurance agent.  Most insurance companies provide an option for you to increase your various coverages for very reasonable additional costs.  Ask your provider if your policy covers and what amounts are covered specifically for grassland, fire suppression and call-out costs.


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​​News Release - Municipalities Preserve Local Clinic

A 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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THERE IS CURRENTLY NO FIRE BAN IN EFFECT

Summer Village of Silver Sands

Box 8

Alberta Beach AB

T0E 0A0 


Office/Courier Location:

4808-51 Street

Onoway AB  T0E 1V0


P:587-873-5765 F:780-967-0431 administration@wildwillowenterprises.com

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The Summer Village of Silver Sands was incorporated on January 1st, 1969 and spans a land area of 2.35 square kilometers. The Summer Village is located on the shores of Lake Isle. The 2012 Population is 154 according to the Municipal Census conducted in May of 2012.  Silver Sands has a 3-member Council whose term currently runs until 2017.


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Next Council Meeting(s)

Regular Council Meetings are held at Fallis Hall (RR52 and Hwy 16).

 

As a result of the two current Council vacancies and upcoming Nomination Day for the Summer Village By-Election, all public meetings have been cancelled.


PUBLIC MEETINGS CANCELLATION NOTICE

View Public Notice

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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 a.m. -11 a.m.  on July 7, 2018 and July 28, 2018 - 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!



Family Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018! 

The day's events will include Breakfast, Golf Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament, Supper and a nighttime Fire Works show!


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​​Fire Bans in the Summer Village of Silver Sands

Note that even when a Total Fire Ban is NOT in place, 'Open' fires are NOT allowed.  Only fires within fire pits are permissible.

Please continue to ensure you take care and caution when having a fire and be sure your fire is completely out when unattended.

The Summer Village will post 'Fire Ban in Effect' signs when there is a full fire ban in effect.  This means no open fires and no fireworks.  The Summer Village will be under a total fire ban when there is a Provincial Fire Ban in place.

For all other Provincial Fire Ban Information please visit the following website:
 www.albertafirebans.ca



Love Your Lake Website

This website has tips on how to maintain a shoreline buffer, how to prevent erosion, know which docks are the most environmentally friendly or something else that’s impacting your shoreline and lake.More details here...



STOP AQUATIC HITCH-HIKERS FROM ENTERING ALBERTA

If you are bringing a boat and equipment into Alberta from another province or state, make sure to: Clean, Drain, Dry

If you are using your boat in a number of different waterbodies, be sure to clean, drain and dry your boat and equipment after you leave each waterbody. This is especially important if you boat outside of the province.

For more information or to report something suspicious on your boat or equipment:

Call Toll Free: 1 855 336-2628 (BOAT)Link to Aquatic Invasive Species Website
 (click here)