West Cove

Welcome to the official website of the Summer Village of WestCove. Alberta.

What's New & Alerts

#1 - Compost Collection Pit - Closing for the Season October 30, 2016

The Compost Collection Pit will be closed for the season effective October 30, 2016.  A reminder to place branches and leaves as high as possible on the existing pile.   Lake weeds and garden waste are to be placed on the extisting weed pile off to the side.   Thank you for your continued cooperation!


#2 - Waste Pick-up - Bi-weekly in November

A reminder that weekly waste/compost pickup ends October 31, 2016.   There will be no pickup November 7th, 2016.   Biweekly waste-only pickup begins November 14th, 2016.


#3 - Fire Advisories & Bans

Effective May 20, 2016, the Fire Ban has been lifted in the Summer Village of West Cove.


Aquatic Vegetation Removal - What You Need to Know

Unauthorized Aquatic Vegetation Removal Is IllegalRemoving aquatic vegetation requires prior approval by the Government of Alberta, Department of Environment and Parks. Unauthorized removal could be subject to fines and penalties. Here’s what the law says:Under the Public Lands Act, it is prohibited to disturb the bed and shore of a water body without prior authorization.Under the Water Act, an approval is required for an activity which affects a water body such as aquatic vegetation removal.


Blue-Green Algae Advisory Issued for Lac Ste. Anne - Effective June 30, 2016

Blue-green algae has been visually confirmed at Lac Ste. Anne.  Please use the link below to access the Alberta Health advisory web page (scroll down on the web page to the "Health Advisories and News Section").


Bylaw Enforcement/CPO Services

Complaint Line: 1-844-786-4650 or 1-780-786-4650


County bylaw for off highway vehicles

If you drive your quad or snow mobile outside the summer village boundaries, please note that the County of Lac Ste Anne has recently passed a new bylaw with respect to off highway vehicles that you should be aware of.


Election Results

Official Election Results


Health Advisory


NEW - Council adopts a new Lake Weed Removal Policy

Council adopted a new Lake Weed Removal Policy on June 23, 2016.  Click on link below to view entire policy.


New Home Buyer Protection Act

New Home Buyer Protection ActThe New Home Buyer Protection Act (NHBPA) will come into force effective February 1, 2014 as part of the Government of Alberta's ongoing commitment to improving consumer protection, recourse options and builder accountability for new homes built in Alberta.  Builders or new homeowners who have questions or want more details can refer to the Municipal Affairs' website.www.municpalaffairs.ablerta.ca/NHBP or contact Municipal Affairs at 1-866-421-6929.




Stepping Back from the Water


Tax Payment Deadlines

Combined Tax & Assessment Notices are mailed May 13th of each year.


Weed Cutting Permit

Permit extention to July 2020


West Cove Community League



West Cove Days Committee

On behalf of the West Cove Days Committee, we would like to recognize all of the wonderful people who helped to make this year's "Redneck Day" a huge success!  It is with the help from all of you, that this annual event was attended by so many residents and their families, with a great time had by all!


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Next Regular Council Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.  - Regular Council Meeting at the West Cove Community Centre 


Summer Village Land Use Bylaw

417-16 Land Use Bylaw

Proposed Land Use Bylaw 417-16 - 2nd Reading with Amendments given August 25, 2016 & 3rd/Final Reading given August 25, 2016

Public Hearing Minutes - Approved

Public Hearing Agenda - July 28, 2016

Notice of Public Hearing

Proposed Land Use Bylaw 417-16 - 1st Reading given July 5, 2016

Listing of New Land Use Bylaw Changes

Information Letter to Residents


West Cove Days

Thank you to all those who volunteered their time to help make the day a great success!


Thank You Volunteers

The public floating dock by the boat launch is out of the water for the season!  Thank you to Barry Duiker and Councillors Dave Breton and Ren Giesbrecht for volunteering their time to remove the dock.


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The Municipal Inspection Report is Complete 

A public presentation was held on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the Darwell Seniors' Hall.  The document is available to view by clicking on the link below.

Summer Village of West Cove - Municipal Inspection Final Report Document


Any follow-up queries with respect to the final Municipal Inspection Report are to be directed to Municipal Affairs at 780-427-2225 – ask to speak to a Municipal Advisor.



New CAO for West Cove 

The Summer Village of West Cove is pleased to announce that Wendy Wildman of Wildwillow Enterprises Inc. has been hired as the Chief Administrative Officer commencing in the position January 1st , 2016.

Wendy brings to this position an extensive background in municipal government and a strong knowledge of the the Lac Ste. Anne area and the municipalities within it.  Wildwillow Enterprises Inc. has a team of municipal professionals that will also be providing administration services for West Cove. 



Development Officer for West Cove

Mr. Blaine Alexander will continue to be the Development Officer for the Summer Village.

Summer Village of West Cove Planning and Development contact information:

  • Mailing Address:  Blaine Alexander & Associates, 1070 - Parker Drive, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3Y2
  • Phone:  780-467-5462
  • Email:  blaine.alexander@shaw.ca