The Village of Alberta Beach was incorporated in 1920 and is set on the soth east shores of Lac Ste. Anne 60km West of Edmonton and is primarily used for recreation. Over the years Alberta Beach has become a popular resort to visit which has a combination of permanent and summer residents. Our permanent population taken from the 2016 census is 1018 and on a busy summer weekend can attract 3000 or more visitors. Alberta Beach has a 5-member Council whose term currently runs until 2021.

NEWS

NOTICES

UPCOMING EVENTS

Given the current situation regarding COVID-19,  Council meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.   If members of the general public are interested in participating, click the Zoom link below to join the meeting.

NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING DATE: May 18th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting Link - click to join

COVID-19: Mandatory public health measures remain in place across the province. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. LEARN MORE
 
Given the current COVID-19 situation and measures being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, the following meetings will be held virtually using Zoom until further notice. The Council Meeting Agenda and link to join are posted below.

2021 Census - As you know, census data are critical to decision makers and Canadians from coast to coast to coast. In addition to informing public policy, census data are vital for planning schools, hospitals, daycare centres, family services, public transportation, and skills training for employment. In addition, census data support numerous municipal programs related to infrastructure and public transportation and are used to measure Canada’s sustainable development and environmental goals. Information from the 2021 Census will be even more crucial because it will help your community evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to better plan for the future.

Census collection will begin on May 3, 2021. Statistics Canada has adapted the collection process to ensure that all Canadians and our employees remain safe while participating in this vital national exercise. Data collected in the 2021 Census will inform many of the economic and health-related policy decisions that must be made by all levels of government in the coming months and years, as the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the lives of Canadians.


Statistics Canada will do everything it can to get Canadians to respond to the census without an in-person visit from a census employee. Completing the census questionnaire online is the best and fastest way to fulfill the census obligation. We anticipate that the great majority of Canadians will complete the questionnaire through our efficient, secure and user-friendly online application. Respondents without reliable access to the Internet can also call the Census Help Line to complete their census questionnaire over the phone or request a paper questionnaire.


In cases where a Statistics Canada census employee is sent to a dwelling for non-response follow-up, a new no-contact protocol will be followed. Under this protocol, no interviews will be conducted inside the respondent's dwelling. These interviews will instead be physically-distanced and the census employee will be required to wear a mask, and follow all public health guidelines.


Alberta Beach supports the 2021 Census and encourages all residents to complete their census questionnaire online at www.census.gc.ca. Accurate and complete census data support programs and services that benefit our community.

 
Weekly Organic Cart pick up resumes on Tuesday's beginning May 4th.
 
LILSA Annual Survey - LILSA is interested in hearing the viewpoints on lake water quality from residents & general users at Lake Isle & Lac Ste Anne Lake. Our primary goal from this survey is to find out the current knowledge base around the water quality, overall lake health, and your major concerns surrounding it. The survey is completely anonymous, however if you would like any further information or would be willing to take any additional follow up surveys, you can leave your contact information at the end of the survey. Providing us with your contact information also gets you entered into a draw for a gift card to a local business. This survey is available until June 15, 2021.
Please go to the link LILSA website https://www.lsawaterquality.com/ and click on 'Take Survey Now' which is located on our homepage.
 
Call for Nominations – 2021 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards
The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards honour extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer achievements have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. There are nine awards, two in each category of youth, adult and senior and three for the Breaking Barriers award. The awards are presented annually on or around International Volunteer Day, December 5.
 
Spring street sweeping will begin next week, starting on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, weather permitting. Public Works will be starting with 50th Avenue. Please do not park your vehicle on the street between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thank you for your co-operation!
 

The 2021 Census of Population – begins soon – May 2021
Every five years, Canadians are invited to participate in the Census to help paint a portrait of Canada's diverse population and the places where we live.  Governments, businesses, associations, community organizations, and many others use information from the Census to make important decisions for your community, province, and the country as a whole. The information you provide ensures that the 2021 Census of Population accurately reflects Canada's changing society. Your responses are vital for planning services that support employment, schools, public transportation, and hospitals. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: When completing the census questionnaire, it is very important to ensure that you provide the correct physical municipal address for your residence in the municipality for which you reside. You may have an Alberta Beach mailing address; however, your physical municipal address may be in another municipality, such as the Summer Village of Sunset Point, the Summer Village of Val Quentin, or Lac Ste. Anne County.

March 11, 2021 - Alberta Environment & Parks: Zebra mussels have been found in moss (marimo) balls imported and sold in Alberta. Please click the Alert link below for detailed information with steps Albertans' need to take to dispose of the invasive species safely and properly.

  • Live zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) have been detected in moss (marimo) balls being sold at   various plant and pet stores across Alberta.
  • Reports from the public of live zebra mussels in moss balls in personal aquariums have also been reported, including one individual who had purchased their moss balls in early February.
  • AEP is working closely with jurisdictional partners across Canada.
  • As of March 9, Albertans are being asked to destroy moss balls that were purchased after January 1, 2021 to eliminate the risk of zebra mussels being introduced to the environment. Guidelines on how   to destroy moss balls has been provided through an alert.

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Feb. 23-21: Important Notice - The Alberta Beach Post Office will be moving to their permanent location at 4715-47 Street on March 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. The temporary location currently at the Village Office will be closing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday March 19, 2021.

Community Futures Yellowhead East: Shopify Online Store - Driving Training Course (Free) - March 22 - 26, 2021. Learn more.
 
Community Futures Yellowhead East: Lemonade Day - June 19, 2021. Learn more.
East End Bus Society - COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings. Learn more
Communities In Bloom: Hope Is Growing - Plant Hope In 2021. Learn more

Statistics Canada is hiring local employees for the 2021 Census!
Schools, housing, health, and emergency services are all planned using census data. Statistics Canada is hiring approximately 32,000 census employees.

  • Pay rates vary by position from $17.83 to $21.77 per hour, plus authorized expenses.
  • Start and end dates vary by position and location, between March and July 2021.
  • You must be available to work flexible hours, mainly during evenings and weekends.
  • Work from the safety and comfort of your home! Statistics Canada will provide you with all the required equipment to keep you safe during COVID-19.

Help your community to plan for the future – apply now!
www.census.gc.ca/jobs?a

ALBERTA BEACH IN BLOOM - Do you have a few hours this summer to volunteer keeping Alberta Beach in Bloom? We are looking for volunteers to help plant, weed and water the Village flower boxes. If you would like to help please call Debbie at 587-920-9706.
 

MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION 2021 - The next municipal general election to elect Alberta Beach Councillors (5) will be held October 18, 2021.

 

COVID-19 Small Business Impact Survey - Over the coming weeks, local consulting and training firm Ballad Group will engage with business owners across the Yellowhead East and Lesser Slave Lake regions in order to:

  • Explore employer/employee needs and workforce impacts due to COVID-19; and
  • Identify immediate and future supports and assistance for the business community and labour market.

Due to current public health restrictions, engagement with businesses is set to begin immediately via Zoom and telephone calls, with businesses in the Community Futures Yellowhead East and Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake regions being asked to share their current challenges related to the pandemic.

The Ballad team will also connect with businesses experiencing growth at this time to share success strategies across the region, while connecting business owners who demonstrate urgent needs to Community Futures’ supports and available workshop training opportunities. As soon as provincial restrictions allow, Ballad will transition to in-person engagement on the ground.

Interviews can be completed in as little as 10 minutes (with extra time available for in-depth discussions if desired) and participation is strongly encouraged so that your views are best represented. In order to schedule an interview at a suitable time and date, please contact Ballad Project Leads Alan at agilligan@balladgroup.ca (587-594-1196) or Josh atjburger@balladgroup.ca (587-712-8372).

For further details on the project and available workshops during the month of February please contact:

Michelle Jones, General Manager for Community Futures Yellowhead East at mjones@albertacf.com or 780-706-3500; or 778-0977

Josh Friesen, Executive Director for Community Futures Lesser Slave at joshlsl@albertacf.com or 780-849-3232.

About Community Futures
Community Futures Alberta is a community driven, non-profit business loan and business development organization made up of 27 offices throughout rural Alberta. Our mandate is to support small business development and rural economic diversification in Alberta by working actively with community and business leaders to foster growth. The COVID-19 Business Viability and Strategic Business Pivoting Project has been made possible by the Rural Opportunities Fund, which is supported by Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD).

About Ballad Group
Ballad is comprised of professionals with more than seventy years of combined economic development, research, strategic planning, public sector, and project management experience. Ballad provides business consulting and advisory services for a variety of public and private organizations, in addition to delivering integrated training solutions on behalf of government.

Fireworks Bylaw 232-11
Reminder

No person shall:
Display for sale, offer for sale, sell, purchase, possess to sell, transport, store, obtain, give, discharge, or otherwise possess fireworks within the Village.

The Village of Alberta Beach would still like to promote organized professional Firework’s displays at celebrations. Permits may be issued to an individual who has a valid Federal Fireworks Operator Certificate & meets the requirements of  Bylaw #232-11
Permits will only be granted for:
· New years: 20:00 hours (8:00 PM) December 31 – 01:00 hours (1:00 AM) January 1
· Canada Day: 20:00 hours (8:00 PM) – 23:59 hours (11:59 PM) July 1
· Labour Day: 20:00 hours (8:00 PM) – 23:59 hours (11:59 PM) on the first Monday of September.
· Special Events specifically approved by a motion of Council

Permits from another municipality are not valid in the Village of Alberta Beach. *** Permits issued in any other municipality may only be used to transport any fireworks through the Village and directly out of the Village without stopping. An individual who is convicted of an offence pursuant to this bylaw for which no specific penalty has been provided is liable to a fine of not less than $250.00 and not more than $10,000.00.

Specified Penalties:
Discharge / Possess Fireworks                                        $250.00
Selling Firework                                                             $1000.00
Set up, operate or discharge a pyrotechnic display         $500.00
Obstructs, interferes with, hinders, an Enforcement
Officer                                                                            $500.00
Offer fireworks for sale                                                    $500.00
Transport fireworks                                                         $250.00

A complete copy of bylaw #232-11 is available for viewing under the bylaw section of the website or copies can be obtained from the village office.

 

Municipal Leaders Launch COVID-19 Media Campaign

In the wake of Alberta's recent declaration of a State of Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19, Lac Ste. Anne County Council is working with the autonomous towns and summer villages within its borders to reinforce the importance of universal public compliance with the heightened provincial restrictions.

Bend the Curve, the joint municipal media campaign reminds community members of the power they possess to bend the curve downward on COVID-19 numbers. It also sends a message of gratitude to locals who already support the greater social good by heeding the public health restrictions.

Awareness of this messaging is being supported via web and social media channels of the County and partner municipalities including Mayerthorpe, Onoway and Alberta Beach. A digital ad campaign has also been launched in an effort to reach every household in the region during the holiday season.

An informational microsite has been launched by the partner municipalities at bendthecurve.ca. The site breaks down the provincial regulations in simple terms, and provides some sobering local numbers to drive home the importance of heeding the health restrictions. It also leverages important regional data and resources, including daily updates from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Supporting local business - Keeping communities together

All the Businesses in Lac Ste. Anne at Your Fingertips

Shop the County is an online directory that instantly connects businesses in Alberta’s Lac Ste. Anne region with customers near and far.

Locals, business travelers and vacationers alike can browse and search for regional goods, services and company details, and the owners of these businesses can connect with potential shoppers like never before.

Shop the County

Partner Regions

Partners In Progress - Economic Development Initiative

Click the link below for more information!

Shop the County

Get your business noticed at shopthecounty.ca

October 5, 2020 - WELCOME DR. BURDEK TO ONOWAY REGIONAL MEDICAL CLINIC. Learn more
October 1, 2020 - Service Canada COVID-19 Updates:
Business - Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance information
Seniors - Public Pensions and Canada Emergency Response Benefit information.
Youth - Canada Emergency Response Benefit information.
August, 25th, 2020 - Alberta Beach Boat Launch. Learn more

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