Senior Fraud Alert
SPOT & STOP SENIOR SCAMS
Visit the following website to use this free resource to learn how to identify fraud and protect yourself from it.
Blue Green Algae Advisory
July 27, 2022 - A Blue Green Algae Advisory has been issued for Lake Isle - Read More Here.
Home Support Program & Preventative Subsidy Counselling Program
The Summer Village of Silver Sands is proud to participate in the Lac Ste. Anne County Home Support Program & Preventative Subsidy Counselling Program.
If you would like to find out more about these programs, you can contact the Lac Ste. Anne County Community Services Department at 780-785-3411.
Tornado Season - Be Prepared
In Alberta, tornado season runs May through September with most activity between mid-June to early August. It is important to know what to do before the threat is near. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe:
- Bring everyone indoors, including pets if safe to do,
- Grab your emergency supplies, and
- Take shelter in a small interior windowless room on the lowest level possible, below ground is best.
Tax & Assessment Notices
2022 Combined Tax & Assessment Notices were mailed on May 17, 2022. Please contact the Summer Village office if you do not receive your notice. It is the property owner's responsibility to ensure taxes are paid on time.
Foxes & Coyotes
It has been reported that there are more foxes and coyotes in the area than usual.
Below are some tips on how to keep your pets safe from foxes and coyotes:
-Coyotes occasionally prey on free-roaming pets (mainly cats) since there is no real difference, from the coyote’s perspective, between a wild groundhog or squirrel and a similarly sized pet.
-For their safety (as well as the safety of native wild songbirds and small mammals), cats should be kept indoors or supervised when outside. Small dogs should be walked on a leash and not left out unattended. Domestic pets left outside are vulnerable to becoming part of the food chain, and are also subject to many other outdoor dangers, such as cars, toxins, and disease.
Below are some tips on how to prevent conflict with foxes and coyotes:
-Limiting human food sources is the best way to prevent conflicts with foxes and coyotes and to help keep them wild.
Use these guidelines:
-Do not put out food for foxes and coyotes
-Keep waste in secure bins or store bins in a secure building or container
-Do not put waste bins out until morning of pick-up
-Make sure outdoor compost containers are wildlife-proof
-Remove fallen fruit from trees and scattered bird seed from feeders (these foods attract rodents which, in turn, attract
foxes and coyotes)
-Keep pet food inside, and do not leave small pets outdoors unattended
Municipal Reserve Areas - Important Information
The municipal reserve areas throughout the Summer Village are intended to provide active or passive park and recreation areas and are intended to provide walking trails and enjoyment of the natural plant and wildlife for residents and their guests.
The reserve areas are not to be “annexed” into properties adjacent to them, to be cleared unless Council determines that areas need to be cleared of dangerous undergrowth or decay, to be used for the purpose of placing buildings or structures or extra storage of material or disposal of refuse without written authorization from Council, to be used for the storage of boat lifts or boat docks and are not for camping or recreational fires of any kind.
The Summer Village will be erecting boundary signage throughout the municipal reserve areas and tagging and removing any items that are encroaching onto these areas. Please move or remove any items you may have on the Summer Village municipal reserve areas to your own property. Everyone’s cooperation in this matter is essential to the preservation of these precious lands.
Did you know that you can sign up with FortisAlberta for Power Outage Alerts? Power outage alerts will inform you:
-When the power goes out,
-Why the power is out,
-If there is updated restoration information,
-When the power is back on.
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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.
Alberta Rural Crime Watch Website
Emergency - Police/Fire/Ambulance: 9-1-1
RCMP - Non-Emergency Line
Evansburg Detachment: 780-727-4446
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