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 2016 Population was 160. Silver Sands has a 3-member Council whose term currently runs until 2021.
Summer Village Information
Regular Council Meetings are generally held at the Fallis Hall located on Highway 16 & Range Road 52 (unless another location is scheduled).
Given the current situation regarding COVID-19, public attendance at Council meetings will be via teleconference, please contact the Summer Village Office to make arrangements email@example.com.
Note: Where future public attendance is allowed, attendance is subject to the following COVID19 restrictions including but not limited to: that public must bring hand sanitizer, that masks be worn, that no public washrooms be available, that public must bring their own drink, that public must not attend if experiencing any sick symptoms, that public must pre-register to attend with Administration as there is limited space available for in-person attendance.
Next Regular Council Meeting - Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. -
9-1-1 Important Information for Summer Village Residents
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY FOR POLICE / FIRE / AMBULANCE.
WHEN YOU CALL 9-1-1 YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR THE CLOSEST TOWN OR CITY.
YOU MUST ADVISE THE OPERATOR THAT YOU ARE IN THE
SUMMER VILLAGE OF SILVER SANDS.
THE OPERATOR WILL THEN BE ABLE TO DIRECT YOUR CALL PROPERLY AND ACCORDINGLY.
Fire Ban Information
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 Hitchhiker 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)
News & Updates
Public Works Update
Dan Golka has given notice of his retirement from the Summer Village of Silver Sands Public Works. Dan has been working for the Summer Village for over 5 years and his dedication to this community will be missed. We thank Dan for his years of service and wish him and his family all the best on the go forward. We are pleased to welcome Dustin Uhlman to our Summer Village team as our Public Works Supervisor! Dustin will commence his employment on Monday, February 22nd, 2021, and Dan will continue with us for a short time while introducing Dustin to the community and the general and specifics of his new responsibilities. If you have questions for our public works department you can call the shop at 780-797-2207 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waste Cart Update
New waste carts have now been delivered to properties in Silver Sands.
If any residents have concerns with the new waste carts, please email the Summer Village office at email@example.com.
We thank all residents for their cooperation and patience through the waste services provider transition period.
We thank GFL for their past years of service and welcome Standstone into our community.
2021 Census of Population
The next census will take place in May 2021. Statistics Canada will be hiring approximately 32,000 people across the country to assist with census collection. Residents are encourage to complete the census as it will have a direct impact on gathering the data needed to plan, develop and evaluate programs and services such as schools, daycare, family services, housing, emergency services, roads, public transportation and skills training for employment.
For more information visit the following website: Census Jobs
New! Council passes Snow Clearing, Storage and Removal Bylaw
Onoway Regional Medical Clinic Welcomes New Physician
Onoway Regional Medical Clinic is pleased to welcome its newest physician, Dr. Kelli Burdek. Starting at the Clinic Monday, September 28, Dr. Burdek is a lifelong Albertan and a new addition to the Lac Ste. Anne community.
Dr. Burdek received her medical degree from the University of Calgary in 2014 and completed her family medicine residency via the University of Alberta. She is passionate about family medicine, preventative care and women’s health.
Dr. Burdek has lived in Alberta her entire life, and is excited to make Lac Ste. Anne County her home along with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys reading, outdoor adventures, gardening and always has something on her knitting needles.
Renovation Phase Begins
In addition to Dr. Burdek's arrival, the renovation phase of the clinic's expansion is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 29 with a target completion date of December 18, 2020. This work is being done to provide additional space for clients and clinic staff, and thus enhance the capacity of the clinic to service communities in the Lac Ste. Anne region.
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Burdek and her family. The County applauds the twin milestones of a new physician and clinic renovation, and looks forward to the considerable social value they will bring to the region.
Dock Permits - Provincial Requirements
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 or mooring structure for personal recreational use in Alberta's water bodies.
Documents you will require to obtain a dock permit:
User Guide for Dock Permits - Government of Alberta (April 2020)
Dock TFA Application
Crown Land Client ID Application
Dock Authorization Contact List
Note: If you as the applicant are NOT the owner of the waterfront land parcel, the department will then require the applicant to obtain the written consent of the waterfront landowner or holder before the application will be considered for approval. You will need to attach this consent to your application. If the land is one of the Summer Village's reserve areas, please email the administration office to request a letter of consent and provide your contact information and where you are requesting to place the dock.
Completed applications are to be emailed to:
Alberta Environment & Parks Upper Athabasca Central Region
Rural Crime Watch
Recently, the quick response of a resident in the Summer Village who reported suspicious activity to the RCMP led to the apprehension of the responsible individuals. A reminder to all residents that we are the eyes and ears of our communities. If you see suspicious activity, report it immediately to the RCMP or visit the website below and download the Alberta Rural Crime Watch app and report any crime or suspicious activity as it happens.
Emergency - Police/Fire/Ambulance: 9-1-1
RCMP - Non-Emergency Line
Evansburg Detachment: 780-727-4446
The Summer Village recently purchased a speed indicator sign that was erected on Twp 540. The sign was purchased in order to keep pedestrian traffic safe and to serve as a reminder to those who speed along that roadway. Approximately five days after the sign was erected, the post that the sign was mounted to was cut down and the unit smashed on the ground and is now inoperable. This is vandalism and it is a criminal offence.
The Summer Village is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the individual or individuals who vandalized this sign. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Evansburg RCMP at 780-727-4446.
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 …”
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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS AND VISITORS
Re: Public Health and COVID-19
The Summer Village Main Office located in Onoway will be closed to the general public until further notice.
We can be contacted via email and telephone at this time.
For more Summer Village Information - Visit our COVID-19 page.
For Updates on Upcoming Events (family day picnic, large bin clean up) - Visit our Community Events Page.
THERE IS CURRENTLY NO FIRE BAN IN EFFECT
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