PUBLIC NOTICES

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: June 15th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting Link - click to join

 
2021 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION INFORMATION - Learn more
 
National Drowning Prevention Week Proclamation - July 18-24, 2021
 
Recreation & Parks Month Proclamation - June 2021
 
June 21, 2021 - Project Updates:
Main Beach - The sidewalk and road rehabilitation is now complete. The sod is being installed today, please note the area will be fenced off to allow for the establishment of roots. Please adhere to the posted signage and stay off the grass, we thank you for your cooperation while this work is being completed.
Crack-filling - is ongoing
Road Rehabilitation - is ongoing
 

June 21, 2021 – Please be advised that garbage pick up scheduled for today will be delayed a day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 
June 10, 2021 - 2021 ASSESSMENT & TAX NOTICE CERTIFICATION OF MAILING
 
May 28, 2021 - Employment Opportunity: Community Peace Officer - CPO 1
 

May 21, 2021 - NOTICE OF UPCOMING WORK PROJECTS:
Main Beach Area: Restoration work has begun on the Main Beach. Work will include sidewalk with catch basin, frames and grates which is scheduled for the first week of June. Laying of sod and replacement of fencing.

2021 Road Paving Projects:
Power Drive
45 Avenue (46 Street to Boundary Road)
46 Avenue (46 Street to 46A Street)
46A Street (46 Avenue to 45 Avenue)
50 Avenue – Asphalt Patch Work (near main beach area)

47 Street Culvert Project:
Installation of storm culverts between 47A Avenue & 47 Avenue

 

Decision: May 28th, 2021 Subdivision & Development Appeal Board Hearing Decision letter File No. 21SDAB15-01. Click to view

Posted May 10, 2021: NOTICE OF SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD HEARING

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. 21DP15-01 WITH RESPECT TO PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT ON LANDS DESCRIBED AS PLAN 0423757, BLOCK 2, LOT 18: 4207-43rd AVENUE, ALBERTA BEACH, AB (THE “LANDS”)    

A notice of appeal against a decision of the Development Authority in respect to Development Permit No. 21DP15-01 on the above noted Lands was received on May 3, 2021.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board will be held through a tele/videoconference, in accordance with the Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation, Alberta Regulation 50/2020 enacted pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000 cM-26, at the following date and time:

Date:                                      Friday, May 28, 2021
Time:                                     1:30 P.M.
Dial-In Information:             Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 939 6166 5739
Passcode: 826722

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Meeting ID: 939 6166 5739
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If you should have any written submissions to be presented at the hearing, either for or against the appeal, please submit them to the Clerk of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by email or by mail to be received no later than May 25, 2021 at 4:30pm. 

Mail: Milestone Municipal Services Inc., Attn. Emily House, Site 1, Box 157, RR 1, Onoway, AB  T0E 1V0
Email: emily@milestonemunicipalservices.ca

Any written materials submitted to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board will become part of the agenda package and will be available to the public.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to Emily House, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Clerk at 780-914-0997 or emily@milestonemunicipalservices.ca.

DOCUMENTS: Public Inspection Documents SDAB File No. 21DP15-01 - Redacted

 

Notice: Road Maintenance – Crack Filling
Work crews will begin crack filling the week of May 17, 2021. The expected timeline for completion is 2 weeks, some delays may occur. Thank you for your patience while this work is being completed.

 

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.
 
Seniors' Week June 7 - 13, 2021 - Proclamation
 
National Public Works Week - May 16 - 22, 2021 "Stronger Together" - Proclamation
 
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.
 
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!
 
April 15, 2021: The Rural Communities Student Scholarship program will award $500.00 each to two separate students.
Visit https://ruralcommunities.ca/ for more information!
 
April 15-2021: The Tamarack Health Advisory Council (HAC) invite local and area residents to participate in one of two virtual training sessions:
Transform Your Stress: The Resilience Advantage - Strategies for Managing Stress in Challenging Times for residents in the Tamarack region.
The Transform Your Stress training is free and is designed for everyone, including professionals and community members. Since the onset of COVID-19, many Albertans have identified feeling stressed. This online introductory webinar provides a basic discussion of stress and looks at different ways to manage it, including two HeartMath® breathing techniques.
The goal for this event is to build awareness of the psychosocial factors that can help people to be psychologically healthy and safe. It is hoped that through this workshop participants will build an understanding of the impact of emotions on the body and how to develop an action plan to address their own stress.
We hope you will join us for one of these free sessions and be part of a community effort to improve the wellness of our friends, family and colleagues across the region.
These free sessions will be held by Zoom, participants must pre-register using the links below.
REGISTRATION:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Register in advance for this webinar:
Monday, May 17, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Register in advance for this webinar:

 
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.
 
2020 Municipal Accountability Report Program (MAP REVIEW) - Letter of Completion. Click to view
 

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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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.
 

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                                                                   $1,000.00
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.

 

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

Click the link below for more information!

Shop the County

Get your business noticed at shopthecounty.ca

Partners In Progress - Economic Development Initiative

COMMUNTY FUTURES YELLOWHEAD EAST
The Community Futures Yellowhead East office is a community driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. They provide a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. We also run a number of specialized business programs, organize exciting business events and actively work with community and business leaders to foster rural economic growth.
Funded in Western Canada by Western Economic Diversification Canada, Community Futures has been supporting small business and rural economic diversification since 1986. There are 27 Community Futures offices in rural communities throughout Alberta, and a total of 269 across the country.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
BDC has finalized the details of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) Guarantee, an initiative designed to provide support to all businesses that have been highly impacted by the pandemic.
The Government of Canada has mandated BDC to provide a guarantee to participating financial institutions for 100% of the value of new loans to help businesses access additional liquidity and cover operating costs, as follows:
- loans ranging from $25,000 to $1 million to qualifying businesses;
- low-interest loans and repayment terms of up to 10 years;
- up to a 12-month postponement on principal repayments at the start of the loan.
Eligible companies must have been financially stable and viable prior to current economic situation and have received payments either from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Program or the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Program by having demonstrated a minimum 50% revenue decline for at least three months (not necessarily consecutive) within the eight-month period prior to the date of a HASCAP Guarantee application.
Business owners need to contact their primary financial institution to access the program. Participating financial institutions will begin deploying the program this week.

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) Guarantee.

Statistics Canada - 2021 Census jobs
The next Canadian Census will take place in May 2021. To assist in the collection of the census, Statistics Canada is hiring approximately 32,000 people across the country to work on the collection phase of Canada's next census. In the current context of COVID-19, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our employees at all times.
Available jobs for the 2021 Census include supervisory and non-supervisory positions that involve collecting census data from residents in your community, mostly on evenings and weekends. Start and end dates vary by position and location, but are between March and July 2021.
If you or anyone you know are interested in helping your community to plan for the future, and meeting new people while earning extra income, then this is the right opportunity for you! Apply online on the Census jobs page of the census website.

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