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Friday, August 14, 2020
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
161 - 315 Lakeshore Drive Lagoon Discharge
Time: 12:00 am

PUBLIC NOTICE - 09 Sept 2019 - Discharge was started with success in achieving a 4 inch drop in all 3 cells.  As of Sept 30 2019 and as per the AEP approval the discharge has now stopped and the municipality is seeking an extension from AEP to discharge in May/June 2020 due to the high rainfall this Summer.  Residents will be notified of any new developments.

PUBLIC NOTICE - 18 July 2019

Revised Discharge notification letter July 18

PUBLIC NOTICE - 15 July 2019

The lagoon discharge will now proceed (anticipated start August 15-September 30) - the anticipated start is probably around August 15th as the Engineer has requested an extension to the timeline from AEP (until September 30) to complete the discharge as the wet conditions have prevented the start of the discharge.  This time extension has now been approved (email format) as of July 15 - an we await the formal letter from AEP with the time extension - THE DISCHARGE HAS NOT STARTED YET and the date of the start of the actual discharge will be posted here.

All residents on Lakeshore Drive specifically 161- 315 please take note of your notification letter (above) and the discharge area - please note the timeline has been postponed to be from mid August to end of September.

No access is ALLOWED on these lands for anyone EXCEPT the Engineers, Contractors and Alberta Environment Monitors during this time and no interference or harassment of any Staff or contractors will be allowed and will be reported to the RCMP immediately.

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-315 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter (original copy)

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Upcoming Activites

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Mayor Report July 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 am
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Organics - Pick Up Rules
Time: 12:00 am

Organics are picked up on Mondays unless Stat. Holiday then Tuesday - 5 CLEAR/ORANGE BAGS only of 30 lb. each.

If your organics is in black bags it will not be picked up and tagged.

5 CLEAR durable 30 lb. each bags per lot.

No diapers, no rotten meat, no household waste - only grass clippings and leafs.

 

5 clear bags only - no household or recyclables - every week Monday - should be out by 7 am.  DON'T leave your bags on the road - store it in container on site and put out day before.  If you are away for extended period contact and inform us to assist with removal. 30 lbs ONLY per bag. This is a weekly service on Mondays ONLY (Summer from May to Sept)

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Sunday, August 16, 2020
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Monday, August 17, 2020
Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Mayor Report July 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 am
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Garbage - This is a WEEKLY service
Time: 7:00 am
Location: SVSB

Household Waste

  1. The 5 Black bags ONLY (30 lb. each) per household will be maintained - pick up weekly on Mondays. We appreciate your support and consideration. Weight limit per bag is 30 lb. Please spread the weight distribution.
  2. If you are using a roll cart - the household waste must be in securely tied bags and the cart off private property for ease of pick-up safely stored on road right of way not obscuring traffic and safety.
  3. Scavenged, torn and 6th+ bags will not be removed and neither will bags on private property be taken - it must be moved and placed safely to the curb.

Organics

  1. Organics - 5 clear/orange bags ONLY (30 lb. each) - pick up weekly on Mondays (May to Sept) - household items or any other waste items in organic bags like diapers and rotten meat will not be removed and the bags tagged.

Recycle

  1. Make sure you recycle your beverage cartons and drink containers - you pay for the deposit and should get the money back - Recycle cause it make cents! - do not dispose of these items in your household waste.
  2. Use the Gunn site Highway 43 for recyclables (cardboard, paper, tins etc.).
  3. Recycle landscaping, leafs, twigs, clippings etc. at the Highway 43 site in Gunn or St. Albert (which also has dirt site and free pick up compost and dirt).

Garbage Schedule

  • Please see the Weekly schedule for 2020 below. Click on the description.
  • Every week/other week you will see the reminder online.
  • Stat. Holiday Monday - pick up moves to the Tuesday.
  1. Garbage Pick Up Calendar 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Office Hours
Time: All Day

The office will reopen to the public Thursday May 14 at 9 am and NOT before.  Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time practicing social distancing. 

Sandy Beach kindly request tax payments and other business if possible is conducted by email - for tax payments if you can, kindly, please pay by June 30.

Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca with Password RollXXX (XXX=your property or roll number, which is on your tax notice top right). 

The tax notices, TPP letters and newsletter are ready and will be mailed May 22

The next Council meeting May 21 will be conducted via audio conferencing as per AB Health guidelines - see the welcome page for log in details or the Council - meeting dates page on the website. 

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website) as the above hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville. Thank you.

Starting August 6-Sept 2, 2019 the Village office will operate reduced office hours. (No voicemails) check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability or text or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 780.718.1894

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Tax Payment Plan (monthly TPP)
Time: All Day

The TPP Plan runs from January to December each year. Your first five monthly payments will be estimated based on your previous year's tax levy/12.

Tax notices are mailed on the first day of the last week of May. As a TPP Plan participant, your monthly payments will then be revised for your July 1st Payment. 

As of 2020 ONLY direct debit payments are accepted.

Please submit a signed and dated direct debit authorization form from YOUR bank ONLY by email or village mail box by 15 January 2021 if you want to enroll in the TPP.  No exceptions.

Any adjustments required as a result of the annual levy will be spread over the last seven payments of the year and the revised payments continue until May of the following year.  For those on TPP a letter stating your monthly amount will be included in the annual May tax notice.

The tax notice received is the agreement of the monthly amount. You do not need to submit a new form in the next year, the tax letter received is the contract amount.  A VOID cheque is not required.

TPP payments will be debited on the 1st of every month from July 1, 2020 continuing until June 1, 2021.

Questions/Form submission: svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873 (and messages)

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Mayor Report July 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 am
Illegal Parking
Time: 12:00 am

All residents please note: There is a Traffic Bylaw in place: "without prejudice"

  • No overnight parking or vehicle storage is allowed in the day park or on the road right of way or in all public parking areas - no trailers, no semi's, no trucks no trailers;
  • The Day Park is open May 1-Oct 15 and any overnight or non-use parking is illegal;
  • Motor homes and RV's are not allowed parking on any Village roads and should be parked within the boundaries of the property;
  • Public works services like mowing, grading, plowing, and road sweeping cannot be completed if any type of vehicle, 5th wheeler, RV or c-can is obstructing service levels that is in the road right of way or not on private property - so no complaints if services cannot be completed or move your vehicles, equipment and trailers;
  • As per the Bylaw - fines will be imposed against the tax roll numbers if not in compliance and as per the Bylaw;
  • Please respect the speed limit, ATV and all parking rules so as to foster cooperation and tranquility;
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Thursday, August 20, 2020
Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;

Thank you for your cooperation.

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Mayor Report July 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 am
Friday, August 21, 2020
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

161 - 315 Lakeshore Drive Lagoon Discharge
Time: 12:00 am

PUBLIC NOTICE - 09 Sept 2019 - Discharge was started with success in achieving a 4 inch drop in all 3 cells.  As of Sept 30 2019 and as per the AEP approval the discharge has now stopped and the municipality is seeking an extension from AEP to discharge in May/June 2020 due to the high rainfall this Summer.  Residents will be notified of any new developments.

PUBLIC NOTICE - 18 July 2019

Revised Discharge notification letter July 18

PUBLIC NOTICE - 15 July 2019

The lagoon discharge will now proceed (anticipated start August 15-September 30) - the anticipated start is probably around August 15th as the Engineer has requested an extension to the timeline from AEP (until September 30) to complete the discharge as the wet conditions have prevented the start of the discharge.  This time extension has now been approved (email format) as of July 15 - an we await the formal letter from AEP with the time extension - THE DISCHARGE HAS NOT STARTED YET and the date of the start of the actual discharge will be posted here.

All residents on Lakeshore Drive specifically 161- 315 please take note of your notification letter (above) and the discharge area - please note the timeline has been postponed to be from mid August to end of September.

No access is ALLOWED on these lands for anyone EXCEPT the Engineers, Contractors and Alberta Environment Monitors during this time and no interference or harassment of any Staff or contractors will be allowed and will be reported to the RCMP immediately.

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-315 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter (original copy)

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Organics - Pick Up Rules
Time: 12:00 am

Organics are picked up on Mondays unless Stat. Holiday then Tuesday - 5 CLEAR/ORANGE BAGS only of 30 lb. each.

If your organics is in black bags it will not be picked up and tagged.

5 CLEAR durable 30 lb. each bags per lot.

No diapers, no rotten meat, no household waste - only grass clippings and leafs.

 

5 clear bags only - no household or recyclables - every week Monday - should be out by 7 am.  DON'T leave your bags on the road - store it in container on site and put out day before.  If you are away for extended period contact and inform us to assist with removal. 30 lbs ONLY per bag. This is a weekly service on Mondays ONLY (Summer from May to Sept)

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Sunday, August 23, 2020
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Monday, August 24, 2020
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Garbage - This is a WEEKLY service
Time: 7:00 am
Location: SVSB

Household Waste

  1. The 5 Black bags ONLY (30 lb. each) per household will be maintained - pick up weekly on Mondays. We appreciate your support and consideration. Weight limit per bag is 30 lb. Please spread the weight distribution.
  2. If you are using a roll cart - the household waste must be in securely tied bags and the cart off private property for ease of pick-up safely stored on road right of way not obscuring traffic and safety.
  3. Scavenged, torn and 6th+ bags will not be removed and neither will bags on private property be taken - it must be moved and placed safely to the curb.

Organics

  1. Organics - 5 clear/orange bags ONLY (30 lb. each) - pick up weekly on Mondays (May to Sept) - household items or any other waste items in organic bags like diapers and rotten meat will not be removed and the bags tagged.

Recycle

  1. Make sure you recycle your beverage cartons and drink containers - you pay for the deposit and should get the money back - Recycle cause it make cents! - do not dispose of these items in your household waste.
  2. Use the Gunn site Highway 43 for recyclables (cardboard, paper, tins etc.).
  3. Recycle landscaping, leafs, twigs, clippings etc. at the Highway 43 site in Gunn or St. Albert (which also has dirt site and free pick up compost and dirt).

Garbage Schedule

  • Please see the Weekly schedule for 2020 below. Click on the description.
  • Every week/other week you will see the reminder online.
  • Stat. Holiday Monday - pick up moves to the Tuesday.
  1. Garbage Pick Up Calendar 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Office Hours
Time: All Day

The office will reopen to the public Thursday May 14 at 9 am and NOT before.  Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time practicing social distancing. 

Sandy Beach kindly request tax payments and other business if possible is conducted by email - for tax payments if you can, kindly, please pay by June 30.

Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca with Password RollXXX (XXX=your property or roll number, which is on your tax notice top right). 

The tax notices, TPP letters and newsletter are ready and will be mailed May 22

The next Council meeting May 21 will be conducted via audio conferencing as per AB Health guidelines - see the welcome page for log in details or the Council - meeting dates page on the website. 

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website) as the above hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville. Thank you.

Starting August 6-Sept 2, 2019 the Village office will operate reduced office hours. (No voicemails) check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability or text or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 780.718.1894

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Tax Payment Plan (monthly TPP)
Time: All Day

The TPP Plan runs from January to December each year. Your first five monthly payments will be estimated based on your previous year's tax levy/12.

Tax notices are mailed on the first day of the last week of May. As a TPP Plan participant, your monthly payments will then be revised for your July 1st Payment. 

As of 2020 ONLY direct debit payments are accepted.

Please submit a signed and dated direct debit authorization form from YOUR bank ONLY by email or village mail box by 15 January 2021 if you want to enroll in the TPP.  No exceptions.

Any adjustments required as a result of the annual levy will be spread over the last seven payments of the year and the revised payments continue until May of the following year.  For those on TPP a letter stating your monthly amount will be included in the annual May tax notice.

The tax notice received is the agreement of the monthly amount. You do not need to submit a new form in the next year, the tax letter received is the contract amount.  A VOID cheque is not required.

TPP payments will be debited on the 1st of every month from July 1, 2020 continuing until June 1, 2021.

Questions/Form submission: svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873 (and messages)

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Illegal Parking
Time: 12:00 am

All residents please note: There is a Traffic Bylaw in place: "without prejudice"

  • No overnight parking or vehicle storage is allowed in the day park or on the road right of way or in all public parking areas - no trailers, no semi's, no trucks no trailers;
  • The Day Park is open May 1-Oct 15 and any overnight or non-use parking is illegal;
  • Motor homes and RV's are not allowed parking on any Village roads and should be parked within the boundaries of the property;
  • Public works services like mowing, grading, plowing, and road sweeping cannot be completed if any type of vehicle, 5th wheeler, RV or c-can is obstructing service levels that is in the road right of way or not on private property - so no complaints if services cannot be completed or move your vehicles, equipment and trailers;
  • As per the Bylaw - fines will be imposed against the tax roll numbers if not in compliance and as per the Bylaw;
  • Please respect the speed limit, ATV and all parking rules so as to foster cooperation and tranquility;
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Friday, August 28, 2020
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

161 - 315 Lakeshore Drive Lagoon Discharge
Time: 12:00 am

PUBLIC NOTICE - 09 Sept 2019 - Discharge was started with success in achieving a 4 inch drop in all 3 cells.  As of Sept 30 2019 and as per the AEP approval the discharge has now stopped and the municipality is seeking an extension from AEP to discharge in May/June 2020 due to the high rainfall this Summer.  Residents will be notified of any new developments.

PUBLIC NOTICE - 18 July 2019

Revised Discharge notification letter July 18

PUBLIC NOTICE - 15 July 2019

The lagoon discharge will now proceed (anticipated start August 15-September 30) - the anticipated start is probably around August 15th as the Engineer has requested an extension to the timeline from AEP (until September 30) to complete the discharge as the wet conditions have prevented the start of the discharge.  This time extension has now been approved (email format) as of July 15 - an we await the formal letter from AEP with the time extension - THE DISCHARGE HAS NOT STARTED YET and the date of the start of the actual discharge will be posted here.

All residents on Lakeshore Drive specifically 161- 315 please take note of your notification letter (above) and the discharge area - please note the timeline has been postponed to be from mid August to end of September.

No access is ALLOWED on these lands for anyone EXCEPT the Engineers, Contractors and Alberta Environment Monitors during this time and no interference or harassment of any Staff or contractors will be allowed and will be reported to the RCMP immediately.

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-315 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter (original copy)

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Organics - Pick Up Rules
Time: 12:00 am

Organics are picked up on Mondays unless Stat. Holiday then Tuesday - 5 CLEAR/ORANGE BAGS only of 30 lb. each.

If your organics is in black bags it will not be picked up and tagged.

5 CLEAR durable 30 lb. each bags per lot.

No diapers, no rotten meat, no household waste - only grass clippings and leafs.

 

5 clear bags only - no household or recyclables - every week Monday - should be out by 7 am.  DON'T leave your bags on the road - store it in container on site and put out day before.  If you are away for extended period contact and inform us to assist with removal. 30 lbs ONLY per bag. This is a weekly service on Mondays ONLY (Summer from May to Sept)

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Sunday, August 30, 2020
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Monday, August 31, 2020
Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Garbage - This is a WEEKLY service
Time: 7:00 am
Location: SVSB

Household Waste

  1. The 5 Black bags ONLY (30 lb. each) per household will be maintained - pick up weekly on Mondays. We appreciate your support and consideration. Weight limit per bag is 30 lb. Please spread the weight distribution.
  2. If you are using a roll cart - the household waste must be in securely tied bags and the cart off private property for ease of pick-up safely stored on road right of way not obscuring traffic and safety.
  3. Scavenged, torn and 6th+ bags will not be removed and neither will bags on private property be taken - it must be moved and placed safely to the curb.

Organics

  1. Organics - 5 clear/orange bags ONLY (30 lb. each) - pick up weekly on Mondays (May to Sept) - household items or any other waste items in organic bags like diapers and rotten meat will not be removed and the bags tagged.

Recycle

  1. Make sure you recycle your beverage cartons and drink containers - you pay for the deposit and should get the money back - Recycle cause it make cents! - do not dispose of these items in your household waste.
  2. Use the Gunn site Highway 43 for recyclables (cardboard, paper, tins etc.).
  3. Recycle landscaping, leafs, twigs, clippings etc. at the Highway 43 site in Gunn or St. Albert (which also has dirt site and free pick up compost and dirt).

Garbage Schedule

  • Please see the Weekly schedule for 2020 below. Click on the description.
  • Every week/other week you will see the reminder online.
  • Stat. Holiday Monday - pick up moves to the Tuesday.
  1. Garbage Pick Up Calendar 2020
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Office Hours
Time: All Day

The office will reopen to the public Thursday May 14 at 9 am and NOT before.  Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time practicing social distancing. 

Sandy Beach kindly request tax payments and other business if possible is conducted by email - for tax payments if you can, kindly, please pay by June 30.

Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca with Password RollXXX (XXX=your property or roll number, which is on your tax notice top right). 

The tax notices, TPP letters and newsletter are ready and will be mailed May 22

The next Council meeting May 21 will be conducted via audio conferencing as per AB Health guidelines - see the welcome page for log in details or the Council - meeting dates page on the website. 

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website) as the above hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville. Thank you.

Starting August 6-Sept 2, 2019 the Village office will operate reduced office hours. (No voicemails) check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability or text or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 780.718.1894

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Tax Payment Plan (monthly TPP)
Time: All Day

The TPP Plan runs from January to December each year. Your first five monthly payments will be estimated based on your previous year's tax levy/12.

Tax notices are mailed on the first day of the last week of May. As a TPP Plan participant, your monthly payments will then be revised for your July 1st Payment. 

As of 2020 ONLY direct debit payments are accepted.

Please submit a signed and dated direct debit authorization form from YOUR bank ONLY by email or village mail box by 15 January 2021 if you want to enroll in the TPP.  No exceptions.

Any adjustments required as a result of the annual levy will be spread over the last seven payments of the year and the revised payments continue until May of the following year.  For those on TPP a letter stating your monthly amount will be included in the annual May tax notice.

The tax notice received is the agreement of the monthly amount. You do not need to submit a new form in the next year, the tax letter received is the contract amount.  A VOID cheque is not required.

TPP payments will be debited on the 1st of every month from July 1, 2020 continuing until June 1, 2021.

Questions/Form submission: svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873 (and messages)

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Illegal Parking
Time: 12:00 am

All residents please note: There is a Traffic Bylaw in place: "without prejudice"

  • No overnight parking or vehicle storage is allowed in the day park or on the road right of way or in all public parking areas - no trailers, no semi's, no trucks no trailers;
  • The Day Park is open May 1-Oct 15 and any overnight or non-use parking is illegal;
  • Motor homes and RV's are not allowed parking on any Village roads and should be parked within the boundaries of the property;
  • Public works services like mowing, grading, plowing, and road sweeping cannot be completed if any type of vehicle, 5th wheeler, RV or c-can is obstructing service levels that is in the road right of way or not on private property - so no complaints if services cannot be completed or move your vehicles, equipment and trailers;
  • As per the Bylaw - fines will be imposed against the tax roll numbers if not in compliance and as per the Bylaw;
  • Please respect the speed limit, ATV and all parking rules so as to foster cooperation and tranquility;
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Thursday, September 3, 2020
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Friday, September 4, 2020
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
161 - 315 Lakeshore Drive Lagoon Discharge
Time: 12:00 am

PUBLIC NOTICE - 09 Sept 2019 - Discharge was started with success in achieving a 4 inch drop in all 3 cells.  As of Sept 30 2019 and as per the AEP approval the discharge has now stopped and the municipality is seeking an extension from AEP to discharge in May/June 2020 due to the high rainfall this Summer.  Residents will be notified of any new developments.

PUBLIC NOTICE - 18 July 2019

Revised Discharge notification letter July 18

PUBLIC NOTICE - 15 July 2019

The lagoon discharge will now proceed (anticipated start August 15-September 30) - the anticipated start is probably around August 15th as the Engineer has requested an extension to the timeline from AEP (until September 30) to complete the discharge as the wet conditions have prevented the start of the discharge.  This time extension has now been approved (email format) as of July 15 - an we await the formal letter from AEP with the time extension - THE DISCHARGE HAS NOT STARTED YET and the date of the start of the actual discharge will be posted here.

All residents on Lakeshore Drive specifically 161- 315 please take note of your notification letter (above) and the discharge area - please note the timeline has been postponed to be from mid August to end of September.

No access is ALLOWED on these lands for anyone EXCEPT the Engineers, Contractors and Alberta Environment Monitors during this time and no interference or harassment of any Staff or contractors will be allowed and will be reported to the RCMP immediately.

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-315 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter (original copy)

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Saturday, September 5, 2020
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Organics - Pick Up Rules
Time: 12:00 am

Organics are picked up on Mondays unless Stat. Holiday then Tuesday - 5 CLEAR/ORANGE BAGS only of 30 lb. each.

If your organics is in black bags it will not be picked up and tagged.

5 CLEAR durable 30 lb. each bags per lot.

No diapers, no rotten meat, no household waste - only grass clippings and leafs.

 

5 clear bags only - no household or recyclables - every week Monday - should be out by 7 am.  DON'T leave your bags on the road - store it in container on site and put out day before.  If you are away for extended period contact and inform us to assist with removal. 30 lbs ONLY per bag. This is a weekly service on Mondays ONLY (Summer from May to Sept)

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Sunday, September 6, 2020
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Monday, September 7, 2020
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Garbage - This is a WEEKLY service
Time: 7:00 am
Location: SVSB

Household Waste

  1. The 5 Black bags ONLY (30 lb. each) per household will be maintained - pick up weekly on Mondays. We appreciate your support and consideration. Weight limit per bag is 30 lb. Please spread the weight distribution.
  2. If you are using a roll cart - the household waste must be in securely tied bags and the cart off private property for ease of pick-up safely stored on road right of way not obscuring traffic and safety.
  3. Scavenged, torn and 6th+ bags will not be removed and neither will bags on private property be taken - it must be moved and placed safely to the curb.

Organics

  1. Organics - 5 clear/orange bags ONLY (30 lb. each) - pick up weekly on Mondays (May to Sept) - household items or any other waste items in organic bags like diapers and rotten meat will not be removed and the bags tagged.

Recycle

  1. Make sure you recycle your beverage cartons and drink containers - you pay for the deposit and should get the money back - Recycle cause it make cents! - do not dispose of these items in your household waste.
  2. Use the Gunn site Highway 43 for recyclables (cardboard, paper, tins etc.).
  3. Recycle landscaping, leafs, twigs, clippings etc. at the Highway 43 site in Gunn or St. Albert (which also has dirt site and free pick up compost and dirt).

Garbage Schedule

  • Please see the Weekly schedule for 2020 below. Click on the description.
  • Every week/other week you will see the reminder online.
  • Stat. Holiday Monday - pick up moves to the Tuesday.
  1. Garbage Pick Up Calendar 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Office Hours
Time: All Day

The office will reopen to the public Thursday May 14 at 9 am and NOT before.  Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time practicing social distancing. 

Sandy Beach kindly request tax payments and other business if possible is conducted by email - for tax payments if you can, kindly, please pay by June 30.

Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca with Password RollXXX (XXX=your property or roll number, which is on your tax notice top right). 

The tax notices, TPP letters and newsletter are ready and will be mailed May 22

The next Council meeting May 21 will be conducted via audio conferencing as per AB Health guidelines - see the welcome page for log in details or the Council - meeting dates page on the website. 

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website) as the above hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville. Thank you.

Starting August 6-Sept 2, 2019 the Village office will operate reduced office hours. (No voicemails) check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability or text or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 780.718.1894

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Tax Payment Plan (monthly TPP)
Time: All Day

The TPP Plan runs from January to December each year. Your first five monthly payments will be estimated based on your previous year's tax levy/12.

Tax notices are mailed on the first day of the last week of May. As a TPP Plan participant, your monthly payments will then be revised for your July 1st Payment. 

As of 2020 ONLY direct debit payments are accepted.

Please submit a signed and dated direct debit authorization form from YOUR bank ONLY by email or village mail box by 15 January 2021 if you want to enroll in the TPP.  No exceptions.

Any adjustments required as a result of the annual levy will be spread over the last seven payments of the year and the revised payments continue until May of the following year.  For those on TPP a letter stating your monthly amount will be included in the annual May tax notice.

The tax notice received is the agreement of the monthly amount. You do not need to submit a new form in the next year, the tax letter received is the contract amount.  A VOID cheque is not required.

TPP payments will be debited on the 1st of every month from July 1, 2020 continuing until June 1, 2021.

Questions/Form submission: svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873 (and messages)

Fall Clean Up September 30, 2020 8 am to 3 pm ONLY
Time: 12:00 am

Spring Clean Up will take place Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 8 am to 3 pm.

Large Bin Spring Clean Up

Spring Round Up September 30, 2020 8 am-3 pm

Spring Clean Up Rules

Curbside pickup ONLY

Please have your item(s) ready for pick up on September 29 by 12 noon.

Public Works will pick up at your property - curbside.

Disposal quantity must be reasonable (4 items or 4 durable 30 lb. bags ONLY) and not excessive and only one pick up is allowed per property.  2 Owners are not allowed to dispose of 8 items - 4 only per roll number/lot. 

Items can be a combination of say:

  1. one microwave;
  2. one TV;
  3. one wood product and;
  4. one 30 lb bag of mixed general waste in a 30 lb black durable bag

Building rubble and double quantity big ticket items or more than 4 items (as above) will NOT be removed.

Items: (for disposal)

  • Wood Products; Metal Products; and Mixed General Waste.
  • Television; Microwave, Stove, washer, dryer
    • (one each only per property AND no more than 4 - one or two owners regardless)
  • Fridge - removal requires a $25.00 cash payment (email transfers ONLY)

No payment by September 29 @ 2 pm - no pick up

Interact payments are accepted at svsandyb@xplornet.ca password RollXXX (your property number) fridge

Once payment is made you get a sticker with your roll number that you put on your fridge - no sticker no removal.

As for what CANNOT go into the Public Works truck/bin:

  • Any electronics will need to go to the Eco Stations
  • Other restricted items :
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Paint cans (full or empty)
  • Oil can  (full or empty)
  • Fuel cans  (full or empty)
  • Batteries
  • Appliances that have Freon
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Mattresses

Fall Clean Up 2020

NB - Only one ( 4 item) disposal per roll nr. not 2 owners/ 8 items for same roll nr.

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Illegal Parking
Time: 12:00 am

All residents please note: There is a Traffic Bylaw in place: "without prejudice"

  • No overnight parking or vehicle storage is allowed in the day park or on the road right of way or in all public parking areas - no trailers, no semi's, no trucks no trailers;
  • The Day Park is open May 1-Oct 15 and any overnight or non-use parking is illegal;
  • Motor homes and RV's are not allowed parking on any Village roads and should be parked within the boundaries of the property;
  • Public works services like mowing, grading, plowing, and road sweeping cannot be completed if any type of vehicle, 5th wheeler, RV or c-can is obstructing service levels that is in the road right of way or not on private property - so no complaints if services cannot be completed or move your vehicles, equipment and trailers;
  • As per the Bylaw - fines will be imposed against the tax roll numbers if not in compliance and as per the Bylaw;
  • Please respect the speed limit, ATV and all parking rules so as to foster cooperation and tranquility;
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Thursday, September 10, 2020
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;

Thank you for your cooperation.

Friday, September 11, 2020
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Fall Clean Up September 30, 2020 8 am to 3 pm ONLY
Time: 12:00 am

Spring Clean Up will take place Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 8 am to 3 pm.

Large Bin Spring Clean Up

Spring Round Up September 30, 2020 8 am-3 pm

Spring Clean Up Rules

Curbside pickup ONLY

Please have your item(s) ready for pick up on September 29 by 12 noon.

Public Works will pick up at your property - curbside.

Disposal quantity must be reasonable (4 items or 4 durable 30 lb. bags ONLY) and not excessive and only one pick up is allowed per property.  2 Owners are not allowed to dispose of 8 items - 4 only per roll number/lot. 

Items can be a combination of say:

  1. one microwave;
  2. one TV;
  3. one wood product and;
  4. one 30 lb bag of mixed general waste in a 30 lb black durable bag

Building rubble and double quantity big ticket items or more than 4 items (as above) will NOT be removed.

Items: (for disposal)

  • Wood Products; Metal Products; and Mixed General Waste.
  • Television; Microwave, Stove, washer, dryer
    • (one each only per property AND no more than 4 - one or two owners regardless)
  • Fridge - removal requires a $25.00 cash payment (email transfers ONLY)

No payment by September 29 @ 2 pm - no pick up

Interact payments are accepted at svsandyb@xplornet.ca password RollXXX (your property number) fridge

Once payment is made you get a sticker with your roll number that you put on your fridge - no sticker no removal.

As for what CANNOT go into the Public Works truck/bin:

  • Any electronics will need to go to the Eco Stations
  • Other restricted items :
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Paint cans (full or empty)
  • Oil can  (full or empty)
  • Fuel cans  (full or empty)
  • Batteries
  • Appliances that have Freon
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Mattresses

Fall Clean Up 2020

NB - Only one ( 4 item) disposal per roll nr. not 2 owners/ 8 items for same roll nr.

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
161 - 315 Lakeshore Drive Lagoon Discharge
Time: 12:00 am

PUBLIC NOTICE - 09 Sept 2019 - Discharge was started with success in achieving a 4 inch drop in all 3 cells.  As of Sept 30 2019 and as per the AEP approval the discharge has now stopped and the municipality is seeking an extension from AEP to discharge in May/June 2020 due to the high rainfall this Summer.  Residents will be notified of any new developments.

PUBLIC NOTICE - 18 July 2019

Revised Discharge notification letter July 18

PUBLIC NOTICE - 15 July 2019

The lagoon discharge will now proceed (anticipated start August 15-September 30) - the anticipated start is probably around August 15th as the Engineer has requested an extension to the timeline from AEP (until September 30) to complete the discharge as the wet conditions have prevented the start of the discharge.  This time extension has now been approved (email format) as of July 15 - an we await the formal letter from AEP with the time extension - THE DISCHARGE HAS NOT STARTED YET and the date of the start of the actual discharge will be posted here.

All residents on Lakeshore Drive specifically 161- 315 please take note of your notification letter (above) and the discharge area - please note the timeline has been postponed to be from mid August to end of September.

No access is ALLOWED on these lands for anyone EXCEPT the Engineers, Contractors and Alberta Environment Monitors during this time and no interference or harassment of any Staff or contractors will be allowed and will be reported to the RCMP immediately.

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-315 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter (original copy)

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Organics - Pick Up Rules
Time: 12:00 am

Organics are picked up on Mondays unless Stat. Holiday then Tuesday - 5 CLEAR/ORANGE BAGS only of 30 lb. each.

If your organics is in black bags it will not be picked up and tagged.

5 CLEAR durable 30 lb. each bags per lot.

No diapers, no rotten meat, no household waste - only grass clippings and leafs.

 

5 clear bags only - no household or recyclables - every week Monday - should be out by 7 am.  DON'T leave your bags on the road - store it in container on site and put out day before.  If you are away for extended period contact and inform us to assist with removal. 30 lbs ONLY per bag. This is a weekly service on Mondays ONLY (Summer from May to Sept)

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Monday, September 14, 2020
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Garbage - This is a WEEKLY service
Time: 7:00 am
Location: SVSB

Household Waste

  1. The 5 Black bags ONLY (30 lb. each) per household will be maintained - pick up weekly on Mondays. We appreciate your support and consideration. Weight limit per bag is 30 lb. Please spread the weight distribution.
  2. If you are using a roll cart - the household waste must be in securely tied bags and the cart off private property for ease of pick-up safely stored on road right of way not obscuring traffic and safety.
  3. Scavenged, torn and 6th+ bags will not be removed and neither will bags on private property be taken - it must be moved and placed safely to the curb.

Organics

  1. Organics - 5 clear/orange bags ONLY (30 lb. each) - pick up weekly on Mondays (May to Sept) - household items or any other waste items in organic bags like diapers and rotten meat will not be removed and the bags tagged.

Recycle

  1. Make sure you recycle your beverage cartons and drink containers - you pay for the deposit and should get the money back - Recycle cause it make cents! - do not dispose of these items in your household waste.
  2. Use the Gunn site Highway 43 for recyclables (cardboard, paper, tins etc.).
  3. Recycle landscaping, leafs, twigs, clippings etc. at the Highway 43 site in Gunn or St. Albert (which also has dirt site and free pick up compost and dirt).

Garbage Schedule

  • Please see the Weekly schedule for 2020 below. Click on the description.
  • Every week/other week you will see the reminder online.
  • Stat. Holiday Monday - pick up moves to the Tuesday.
  1. Garbage Pick Up Calendar 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Office Hours
Time: All Day

The office will reopen to the public Thursday May 14 at 9 am and NOT before.  Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time practicing social distancing. 

Sandy Beach kindly request tax payments and other business if possible is conducted by email - for tax payments if you can, kindly, please pay by June 30.

Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca with Password RollXXX (XXX=your property or roll number, which is on your tax notice top right). 

The tax notices, TPP letters and newsletter are ready and will be mailed May 22

The next Council meeting May 21 will be conducted via audio conferencing as per AB Health guidelines - see the welcome page for log in details or the Council - meeting dates page on the website. 

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website) as the above hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville. Thank you.

Starting August 6-Sept 2, 2019 the Village office will operate reduced office hours. (No voicemails) check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability or text or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 780.718.1894

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Fall Clean Up September 30, 2020 8 am to 3 pm ONLY
Time: 12:00 am

Spring Clean Up will take place Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 8 am to 3 pm.

Large Bin Spring Clean Up

Spring Round Up September 30, 2020 8 am-3 pm

Spring Clean Up Rules

Curbside pickup ONLY

Please have your item(s) ready for pick up on September 29 by 12 noon.

Public Works will pick up at your property - curbside.

Disposal quantity must be reasonable (4 items or 4 durable 30 lb. bags ONLY) and not excessive and only one pick up is allowed per property.  2 Owners are not allowed to dispose of 8 items - 4 only per roll number/lot. 

Items can be a combination of say:

  1. one microwave;
  2. one TV;
  3. one wood product and;
  4. one 30 lb bag of mixed general waste in a 30 lb black durable bag

Building rubble and double quantity big ticket items or more than 4 items (as above) will NOT be removed.

Items: (for disposal)

  • Wood Products; Metal Products; and Mixed General Waste.
  • Television; Microwave, Stove, washer, dryer
    • (one each only per property AND no more than 4 - one or two owners regardless)
  • Fridge - removal requires a $25.00 cash payment (email transfers ONLY)

No payment by September 29 @ 2 pm - no pick up

Interact payments are accepted at svsandyb@xplornet.ca password RollXXX (your property number) fridge

Once payment is made you get a sticker with your roll number that you put on your fridge - no sticker no removal.

As for what CANNOT go into the Public Works truck/bin:

  • Any electronics will need to go to the Eco Stations
  • Other restricted items :
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Paint cans (full or empty)
  • Oil can  (full or empty)
  • Fuel cans  (full or empty)
  • Batteries
  • Appliances that have Freon
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Mattresses

Fall Clean Up 2020

NB - Only one ( 4 item) disposal per roll nr. not 2 owners/ 8 items for same roll nr.

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Tax Payment Plan (monthly TPP)
Time: All Day

The TPP Plan runs from January to December each year. Your first five monthly payments will be estimated based on your previous year's tax levy/12.

Tax notices are mailed on the first day of the last week of May. As a TPP Plan participant, your monthly payments will then be revised for your July 1st Payment. 

As of 2020 ONLY direct debit payments are accepted.

Please submit a signed and dated direct debit authorization form from YOUR bank ONLY by email or village mail box by 15 January 2021 if you want to enroll in the TPP.  No exceptions.

Any adjustments required as a result of the annual levy will be spread over the last seven payments of the year and the revised payments continue until May of the following year.  For those on TPP a letter stating your monthly amount will be included in the annual May tax notice.

The tax notice received is the agreement of the monthly amount. You do not need to submit a new form in the next year, the tax letter received is the contract amount.  A VOID cheque is not required.

TPP payments will be debited on the 1st of every month from July 1, 2020 continuing until June 1, 2021.

Questions/Form submission: svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873 (and messages)

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Fall Clean Up September 30, 2020 8 am to 3 pm ONLY
Time: 12:00 am

Spring Clean Up will take place Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 8 am to 3 pm.

Large Bin Spring Clean Up

Spring Round Up September 30, 2020 8 am-3 pm

Spring Clean Up Rules

Curbside pickup ONLY

Please have your item(s) ready for pick up on September 29 by 12 noon.

Public Works will pick up at your property - curbside.

Disposal quantity must be reasonable (4 items or 4 durable 30 lb. bags ONLY) and not excessive and only one pick up is allowed per property.  2 Owners are not allowed to dispose of 8 items - 4 only per roll number/lot. 

Items can be a combination of say:

  1. one microwave;
  2. one TV;
  3. one wood product and;
  4. one 30 lb bag of mixed general waste in a 30 lb black durable bag

Building rubble and double quantity big ticket items or more than 4 items (as above) will NOT be removed.

Items: (for disposal)

  • Wood Products; Metal Products; and Mixed General Waste.
  • Television; Microwave, Stove, washer, dryer
    • (one each only per property AND no more than 4 - one or two owners regardless)
  • Fridge - removal requires a $25.00 cash payment (email transfers ONLY)

No payment by September 29 @ 2 pm - no pick up

Interact payments are accepted at svsandyb@xplornet.ca password RollXXX (your property number) fridge

Once payment is made you get a sticker with your roll number that you put on your fridge - no sticker no removal.

As for what CANNOT go into the Public Works truck/bin:

  • Any electronics will need to go to the Eco Stations
  • Other restricted items :
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Paint cans (full or empty)
  • Oil can  (full or empty)
  • Fuel cans  (full or empty)
  • Batteries
  • Appliances that have Freon
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Mattresses

Fall Clean Up 2020

NB - Only one ( 4 item) disposal per roll nr. not 2 owners/ 8 items for same roll nr.

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Illegal Parking
Time: 12:00 am

All residents please note: There is a Traffic Bylaw in place: "without prejudice"

  • No overnight parking or vehicle storage is allowed in the day park or on the road right of way or in all public parking areas - no trailers, no semi's, no trucks no trailers;
  • The Day Park is open May 1-Oct 15 and any overnight or non-use parking is illegal;
  • Motor homes and RV's are not allowed parking on any Village roads and should be parked within the boundaries of the property;
  • Public works services like mowing, grading, plowing, and road sweeping cannot be completed if any type of vehicle, 5th wheeler, RV or c-can is obstructing service levels that is in the road right of way or not on private property - so no complaints if services cannot be completed or move your vehicles, equipment and trailers;
  • As per the Bylaw - fines will be imposed against the tax roll numbers if not in compliance and as per the Bylaw;
  • Please respect the speed limit, ATV and all parking rules so as to foster cooperation and tranquility;
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;

Thank you for your cooperation.

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Friday, September 18, 2020
161 - 315 Lakeshore Drive Lagoon Discharge
Time: 12:00 am

PUBLIC NOTICE - 09 Sept 2019 - Discharge was started with success in achieving a 4 inch drop in all 3 cells.  As of Sept 30 2019 and as per the AEP approval the discharge has now stopped and the municipality is seeking an extension from AEP to discharge in May/June 2020 due to the high rainfall this Summer.  Residents will be notified of any new developments.

PUBLIC NOTICE - 18 July 2019

Revised Discharge notification letter July 18

PUBLIC NOTICE - 15 July 2019

The lagoon discharge will now proceed (anticipated start August 15-September 30) - the anticipated start is probably around August 15th as the Engineer has requested an extension to the timeline from AEP (until September 30) to complete the discharge as the wet conditions have prevented the start of the discharge.  This time extension has now been approved (email format) as of July 15 - an we await the formal letter from AEP with the time extension - THE DISCHARGE HAS NOT STARTED YET and the date of the start of the actual discharge will be posted here.

All residents on Lakeshore Drive specifically 161- 315 please take note of your notification letter (above) and the discharge area - please note the timeline has been postponed to be from mid August to end of September.

No access is ALLOWED on these lands for anyone EXCEPT the Engineers, Contractors and Alberta Environment Monitors during this time and no interference or harassment of any Staff or contractors will be allowed and will be reported to the RCMP immediately.

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-315 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter (original copy)

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Fall Clean Up September 30, 2020 8 am to 3 pm ONLY
Time: 12:00 am

Spring Clean Up will take place Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 8 am to 3 pm.

Large Bin Spring Clean Up

Spring Round Up September 30, 2020 8 am-3 pm

Spring Clean Up Rules

Curbside pickup ONLY

Please have your item(s) ready for pick up on September 29 by 12 noon.

Public Works will pick up at your property - curbside.

Disposal quantity must be reasonable (4 items or 4 durable 30 lb. bags ONLY) and not excessive and only one pick up is allowed per property.  2 Owners are not allowed to dispose of 8 items - 4 only per roll number/lot. 

Items can be a combination of say:

  1. one microwave;
  2. one TV;
  3. one wood product and;
  4. one 30 lb bag of mixed general waste in a 30 lb black durable bag

Building rubble and double quantity big ticket items or more than 4 items (as above) will NOT be removed.

Items: (for disposal)

  • Wood Products; Metal Products; and Mixed General Waste.
  • Television; Microwave, Stove, washer, dryer
    • (one each only per property AND no more than 4 - one or two owners regardless)
  • Fridge - removal requires a $25.00 cash payment (email transfers ONLY)

No payment by September 29 @ 2 pm - no pick up

Interact payments are accepted at svsandyb@xplornet.ca password RollXXX (your property number) fridge

Once payment is made you get a sticker with your roll number that you put on your fridge - no sticker no removal.

As for what CANNOT go into the Public Works truck/bin:

  • Any electronics will need to go to the Eco Stations
  • Other restricted items :
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Paint cans (full or empty)
  • Oil can  (full or empty)
  • Fuel cans  (full or empty)
  • Batteries
  • Appliances that have Freon
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Mattresses

Fall Clean Up 2020

NB - Only one ( 4 item) disposal per roll nr. not 2 owners/ 8 items for same roll nr.

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Saturday, September 19, 2020
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Organics - Pick Up Rules
Time: 12:00 am

Organics are picked up on Mondays unless Stat. Holiday then Tuesday - 5 CLEAR/ORANGE BAGS only of 30 lb. each.

If your organics is in black bags it will not be picked up and tagged.

5 CLEAR durable 30 lb. each bags per lot.

No diapers, no rotten meat, no household waste - only grass clippings and leafs.

 

5 clear bags only - no household or recyclables - every week Monday - should be out by 7 am.  DON'T leave your bags on the road - store it in container on site and put out day before.  If you are away for extended period contact and inform us to assist with removal. 30 lbs ONLY per bag. This is a weekly service on Mondays ONLY (Summer from May to Sept)

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Monday, September 21, 2020
AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Garbage - This is a WEEKLY service
Time: 7:00 am
Location: SVSB

Household Waste

  1. The 5 Black bags ONLY (30 lb. each) per household will be maintained - pick up weekly on Mondays. We appreciate your support and consideration. Weight limit per bag is 30 lb. Please spread the weight distribution.
  2. If you are using a roll cart - the household waste must be in securely tied bags and the cart off private property for ease of pick-up safely stored on road right of way not obscuring traffic and safety.
  3. Scavenged, torn and 6th+ bags will not be removed and neither will bags on private property be taken - it must be moved and placed safely to the curb.

Organics

  1. Organics - 5 clear/orange bags ONLY (30 lb. each) - pick up weekly on Mondays (May to Sept) - household items or any other waste items in organic bags like diapers and rotten meat will not be removed and the bags tagged.

Recycle

  1. Make sure you recycle your beverage cartons and drink containers - you pay for the deposit and should get the money back - Recycle cause it make cents! - do not dispose of these items in your household waste.
  2. Use the Gunn site Highway 43 for recyclables (cardboard, paper, tins etc.).
  3. Recycle landscaping, leafs, twigs, clippings etc. at the Highway 43 site in Gunn or St. Albert (which also has dirt site and free pick up compost and dirt).

Garbage Schedule

  • Please see the Weekly schedule for 2020 below. Click on the description.
  • Every week/other week you will see the reminder online.
  • Stat. Holiday Monday - pick up moves to the Tuesday.
  1. Garbage Pick Up Calendar 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Fall Clean Up September 30, 2020 8 am to 3 pm ONLY
Time: 12:00 am

Spring Clean Up will take place Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 8 am to 3 pm.

Large Bin Spring Clean Up

Spring Round Up September 30, 2020 8 am-3 pm

Spring Clean Up Rules

Curbside pickup ONLY

Please have your item(s) ready for pick up on September 29 by 12 noon.

Public Works will pick up at your property - curbside.

Disposal quantity must be reasonable (4 items or 4 durable 30 lb. bags ONLY) and not excessive and only one pick up is allowed per property.  2 Owners are not allowed to dispose of 8 items - 4 only per roll number/lot. 

Items can be a combination of say:

  1. one microwave;
  2. one TV;
  3. one wood product and;
  4. one 30 lb bag of mixed general waste in a 30 lb black durable bag

Building rubble and double quantity big ticket items or more than 4 items (as above) will NOT be removed.

Items: (for disposal)

  • Wood Products; Metal Products; and Mixed General Waste.
  • Television; Microwave, Stove, washer, dryer
    • (one each only per property AND no more than 4 - one or two owners regardless)
  • Fridge - removal requires a $25.00 cash payment (email transfers ONLY)

No payment by September 29 @ 2 pm - no pick up

Interact payments are accepted at svsandyb@xplornet.ca password RollXXX (your property number) fridge

Once payment is made you get a sticker with your roll number that you put on your fridge - no sticker no removal.

As for what CANNOT go into the Public Works truck/bin:

  • Any electronics will need to go to the Eco Stations
  • Other restricted items :
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Paint cans (full or empty)
  • Oil can  (full or empty)
  • Fuel cans  (full or empty)
  • Batteries
  • Appliances that have Freon
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Mattresses

Fall Clean Up 2020

NB - Only one ( 4 item) disposal per roll nr. not 2 owners/ 8 items for same roll nr.

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Office Hours
Time: All Day

The office will reopen to the public Thursday May 14 at 9 am and NOT before.  Please continue to conduct your municipal affairs through email and phone but if you do visit us at the office do so one at a time practicing social distancing. 

Sandy Beach kindly request tax payments and other business if possible is conducted by email - for tax payments if you can, kindly, please pay by June 30.

Email your payment to svandyb@xplornet.ca with Password RollXXX (XXX=your property or roll number, which is on your tax notice top right). 

The tax notices, TPP letters and newsletter are ready and will be mailed May 22

The next Council meeting May 21 will be conducted via audio conferencing as per AB Health guidelines - see the welcome page for log in details or the Council - meeting dates page on the website. 

Sandy Beach thank you for your cooperation. 

  • Mondays 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 3 pm 
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm (Closed every 3rd week)
  • Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm (Open every 3rd week)

Please check out the daily office hours weekly update at top left of WELCOME page (website) as the above hours are subject to change - we appreciate your patience especially during the busy season where there is multiple bank and town runs to Onoway or Morinville. Thank you.

Starting August 6-Sept 2, 2019 the Village office will operate reduced office hours. (No voicemails) check daily update top left of welcome page for office availability or text or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 780.718.1894

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tax Payment Plan (monthly TPP)
Time: All Day

The TPP Plan runs from January to December each year. Your first five monthly payments will be estimated based on your previous year's tax levy/12.

Tax notices are mailed on the first day of the last week of May. As a TPP Plan participant, your monthly payments will then be revised for your July 1st Payment. 

As of 2020 ONLY direct debit payments are accepted.

Please submit a signed and dated direct debit authorization form from YOUR bank ONLY by email or village mail box by 15 January 2021 if you want to enroll in the TPP.  No exceptions.

Any adjustments required as a result of the annual levy will be spread over the last seven payments of the year and the revised payments continue until May of the following year.  For those on TPP a letter stating your monthly amount will be included in the annual May tax notice.

The tax notice received is the agreement of the monthly amount. You do not need to submit a new form in the next year, the tax letter received is the contract amount.  A VOID cheque is not required.

TPP payments will be debited on the 1st of every month from July 1, 2020 continuing until June 1, 2021.

Questions/Form submission: svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873 (and messages)

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Illegal Parking
Time: 12:00 am

All residents please note: There is a Traffic Bylaw in place: "without prejudice"

  • No overnight parking or vehicle storage is allowed in the day park or on the road right of way or in all public parking areas - no trailers, no semi's, no trucks no trailers;
  • The Day Park is open May 1-Oct 15 and any overnight or non-use parking is illegal;
  • Motor homes and RV's are not allowed parking on any Village roads and should be parked within the boundaries of the property;
  • Public works services like mowing, grading, plowing, and road sweeping cannot be completed if any type of vehicle, 5th wheeler, RV or c-can is obstructing service levels that is in the road right of way or not on private property - so no complaints if services cannot be completed or move your vehicles, equipment and trailers;
  • As per the Bylaw - fines will be imposed against the tax roll numbers if not in compliance and as per the Bylaw;
  • Please respect the speed limit, ATV and all parking rules so as to foster cooperation and tranquility;
Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Fall Clean Up September 30, 2020 8 am to 3 pm ONLY
Time: 12:00 am

Spring Clean Up will take place Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 8 am to 3 pm.

Large Bin Spring Clean Up

Spring Round Up September 30, 2020 8 am-3 pm

Spring Clean Up Rules

Curbside pickup ONLY

Please have your item(s) ready for pick up on September 29 by 12 noon.

Public Works will pick up at your property - curbside.

Disposal quantity must be reasonable (4 items or 4 durable 30 lb. bags ONLY) and not excessive and only one pick up is allowed per property.  2 Owners are not allowed to dispose of 8 items - 4 only per roll number/lot. 

Items can be a combination of say:

  1. one microwave;
  2. one TV;
  3. one wood product and;
  4. one 30 lb bag of mixed general waste in a 30 lb black durable bag

Building rubble and double quantity big ticket items or more than 4 items (as above) will NOT be removed.

Items: (for disposal)

  • Wood Products; Metal Products; and Mixed General Waste.
  • Television; Microwave, Stove, washer, dryer
    • (one each only per property AND no more than 4 - one or two owners regardless)
  • Fridge - removal requires a $25.00 cash payment (email transfers ONLY)

No payment by September 29 @ 2 pm - no pick up

Interact payments are accepted at svsandyb@xplornet.ca password RollXXX (your property number) fridge

Once payment is made you get a sticker with your roll number that you put on your fridge - no sticker no removal.

As for what CANNOT go into the Public Works truck/bin:

  • Any electronics will need to go to the Eco Stations
  • Other restricted items :
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Paint cans (full or empty)
  • Oil can  (full or empty)
  • Fuel cans  (full or empty)
  • Batteries
  • Appliances that have Freon
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Mattresses

Fall Clean Up 2020

NB - Only one ( 4 item) disposal per roll nr. not 2 owners/ 8 items for same roll nr.

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Fines and Removal
Time: 12:00 am

All Residents 

  • ATV's must have spark arresters - the call out from fire will be charged to the roll number;
  • No target practice or any form of weapons discharge or cross bow discharge is allowed in the public lands to the east of Lakeshore Drive or within municipal boundaries- any activity will be fined by the Bylaw Officer and fines will be added to the appropriate roll number;
  • Do not leave your garbage and organics on the road during the week PUT IT OUT THE NIGHT OR MORNING BEFORE;
  • Please slow down and STOP at the stop signs - we have people walking - be respectful and courteous;
  • When the day park is open (May 1 to Oct 15) report suspicious vehicles and when you use the day park: pick up after your dog (which must be on a lease), no alcohol, no cannabis, no open fires or any music - be courteous;
  • All recreational fires (at your property ONLY) must be in a approved fire pit and must have a spark screen/cover at all times - douse, stir and douse when you put out the fire (you MUST put it out;
  • STRAY dogs - report to the office as the Bylaw Officer (780.718.1894) will impound the dogs and all costs will be added to the tax roll;
  • If you are using weed control or gopher extermination - follow all user guidelines and do not let residue escape onto neighbouring property please - USE CAUTION;

Thank you for your cooperation.

Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

AHS Screen Test
Time: All Day

screen test poster

Bringing good breast health to you

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Onoway September 21-23, 2020. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended from mid-March to mid-June. We are resuming service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.

We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:

  • Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience.
  • Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
    • Have questions?  Get some answers with our FAQs
    • Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
  • Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Onoway September 21-23. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”

Here’s some info about the clinic:

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 - 74: this group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 - 49: screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which are available online here.
  • Women 75 and over can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40. Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider.

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community,

Screen Test Mobile Program Assistant

Healthy Living, Screening Programs, Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

311 Kingsway Mall, Edmonton AB  T5G 3A6

Ph: 780.643.4687     Fax: 780.643.4679     

 

Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.screeningforlife.ca/screentest

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
Friday, September 25, 2020
Lakeshore Drive Residents - PUBLIC NOTICE - update June 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Lagoon Discharge NOTICE Residents 130 to 360 Lakeshore Drive

Discharge Notification June 1, 2020

AEP permission letter

History

PUBLIC NOTICE - 12 June 2019

The discharge will proceed June 15-July 31

All residents on Lakeshore Drive please take note

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-301 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter

PUBLIC NOTICE - 28 May 2019

The discharge application has now been approved and discharge will proceed according to the approved operational plan (see below) starting third week of June 2019.  Lakeshore Residents please take note.  ALL Residents or OTHER please note - The area south and west of the lagoon up to Lakeshore Drive (west) and the Lagoon Road (north) (public/municipal land) is OFF LIMITS and no activity or access is allowed under any circumstances.  The discharge process will take 2 weeks to complete.  Any persons in contravention or trespassing will be liable and trespass at THEIR OWN RISK and the municipality accepts no responsibility for any death, injury, illness or disability.   

PUBLIC NOTICE - 29 April 2019

Water well testing and sampling now complete April 23-2019 and submitted for parameter content and SAR testing to be submitted as part of discharge application

PUBLIC NOTICE - 23 March 2019

Sewage Lagoon Gypsum Application & Water Well Testing (click on blue description)

  1. Gypsum will be applied - March 23 all day;
  2. Water (well) testing will take place - in well areas on Lakeshore Drive
  3. Gypsum SDS

Discharge in Process

Start Date:  23 March 2019

Completion:  Approx. 3-5 days from start date. 

For comments and to report any issues and concerns, please CONTACT: 

Tel: 780.967.2873 or email svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

PUBLIC NOTICE - 5 March 2019

The lagoon discharge application has now been submitted to Alberta Environment Parks & Climate Change for approval - the attached operational plan on page 20 shows the discharge plan - residents on Lakeshore Drive please note the exact distribution - All residents and visitors caution - if the discharge is approved this area is off limits regardless mode of movement.  

Vegetation has been unaffected by earlier discharges and gypsum will be added to lagoon cells to reduce/break down the solid saline content in the cells in the hope of reducing SAR (saline content) and reducing the levels of the lagoon.  Alberta Environment has given written (see March 11 update above) permission to apply the gypsum PRIOR to the approval of the discharge application expressing hope that the gypsum application will be successful. 

Operational Plan Lagoon 2019

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Illegal Damming of Sandy Lake Flow
Time: 12:00 am

The Village has been made aware of the illegal damming and obstruction of the lake flow at the causeway and the matter has been reported to Alberta Environment.  Any witness or responsible resident can report their findings to AEP @ 1.800.222.6514 under Ref nr: 366849.

The Facebook post(s) related to the incident has been recorded and AEP informed and the visual/audio and pictorial details related to the offence submitted - several residents has provided pictures and recordings of this activity and the offenders and naive few who think that such action falls within environmental rational are reminded that the lake and all its content and shores are within the jurisdiction and stewardship/ownership of Alberta Environment and not the municipality. 

Obstructing fish pathways, intervening with natural ecosystems, altering biodiversity and all other environmental offences within shore beds and open water in Alberta by any individual(s) carries penalties of up to $50,000.

Those who witness such crimes and not report full details are considered accomplices.

Sandy Beach appreciate your cooperation and environmental responsibility and thank those who care for and take pride in their community and its pristine natural surroundings.

 

Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.
 Government of Canada: Current cases, the risk to Canadians, monitoring, new and updates. 
 Word Health Organization (WHO): Latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
SUPPORTS FOR ALBERTANS
 
 Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support Programs for Canadians
 COVID-19 Support for Albertans: Immediate relief for Albertans
161 - 315 Lakeshore Drive Lagoon Discharge
Time: 12:00 am

PUBLIC NOTICE - 09 Sept 2019 - Discharge was started with success in achieving a 4 inch drop in all 3 cells.  As of Sept 30 2019 and as per the AEP approval the discharge has now stopped and the municipality is seeking an extension from AEP to discharge in May/June 2020 due to the high rainfall this Summer.  Residents will be notified of any new developments.

PUBLIC NOTICE - 18 July 2019

Revised Discharge notification letter July 18

PUBLIC NOTICE - 15 July 2019

The lagoon discharge will now proceed (anticipated start August 15-September 30) - the anticipated start is probably around August 15th as the Engineer has requested an extension to the timeline from AEP (until September 30) to complete the discharge as the wet conditions have prevented the start of the discharge.  This time extension has now been approved (email format) as of July 15 - an we await the formal letter from AEP with the time extension - THE DISCHARGE HAS NOT STARTED YET and the date of the start of the actual discharge will be posted here.

All residents on Lakeshore Drive specifically 161- 315 please take note of your notification letter (above) and the discharge area - please note the timeline has been postponed to be from mid August to end of September.

No access is ALLOWED on these lands for anyone EXCEPT the Engineers, Contractors and Alberta Environment Monitors during this time and no interference or harassment of any Staff or contractors will be allowed and will be reported to the RCMP immediately.

Questions - svsandyb@xplornet.ca or 780.967.2873

161-315 Lakeshore Drive - here is your notification letter (original copy)

PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL RESIDENTS
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

September 26 at 9 am at the Myrna Noyes Community Hall (READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW), 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, AB Highway 642.

  1. On Saturday September 26 at 9 am Council will host the Annual Information Meeting
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational Meeting and
  3. At 11 am the Regular Council Meeting

The meeting will combine in person attendance (25 person max allowed in the hall on a first come first serve basis) as well as virtual phone in participation.  Read the guidance below carefully.

Virtual (audio-phone in) instructions (as per Ministerial Order)

  1. To join as a virtual participant: call 1-833-353-8610 and enter pass-code 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am.  You can also email submissions to svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.
  2. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 
  3. Say "over"when done speaking. 
  4. Respectful conduct please.

In person attendance instructions

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions above and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference) and if someone leaves the meeting another outside person may enter: No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display any flu or illness symptoms, stay away and you will not be allowed entry
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and no exceptions.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Fall Clean Up September 30, 2020 8 am to 3 pm ONLY
Time: 12:00 am

Spring Clean Up will take place Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 8 am to 3 pm.

Large Bin Spring Clean Up

Spring Round Up September 30, 2020 8 am-3 pm

Spring Clean Up Rules

Curbside pickup ONLY

Please have your item(s) ready for pick up on September 29 by 12 noon.

Public Works will pick up at your property - curbside.

Disposal quantity must be reasonable (4 items or 4 durable 30 lb. bags ONLY) and not excessive and only one pick up is allowed per property.  2 Owners are not allowed to dispose of 8 items - 4 only per roll number/lot. 

Items can be a combination of say:

  1. one microwave;
  2. one TV;
  3. one wood product and;
  4. one 30 lb bag of mixed general waste in a 30 lb black durable bag

Building rubble and double quantity big ticket items or more than 4 items (as above) will NOT be removed.

Items: (for disposal)

  • Wood Products; Metal Products; and Mixed General Waste.
  • Television; Microwave, Stove, washer, dryer
    • (one each only per property AND no more than 4 - one or two owners regardless)
  • Fridge - removal requires a $25.00 cash payment (email transfers ONLY)

No payment by September 29 @ 2 pm - no pick up

Interact payments are accepted at svsandyb@xplornet.ca password RollXXX (your property number) fridge

Once payment is made you get a sticker with your roll number that you put on your fridge - no sticker no removal.

As for what CANNOT go into the Public Works truck/bin:

  • Any electronics will need to go to the Eco Stations
  • Other restricted items :
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Paint cans (full or empty)
  • Oil can  (full or empty)
  • Fuel cans  (full or empty)
  • Batteries
  • Appliances that have Freon
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Mattresses

Fall Clean Up 2020

NB - Only one ( 4 item) disposal per roll nr. not 2 owners/ 8 items for same roll nr.

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Fire Advisory in effect Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am
  1. Fire Advisory in effect May 28, 2020

Be RESPONSIBLE Please, thank you

Organics - Pick Up Rules
Time: 12:00 am

Organics are picked up on Mondays unless Stat. Holiday then Tuesday - 5 CLEAR/ORANGE BAGS only of 30 lb. each.

If your organics is in black bags it will not be picked up and tagged.

5 CLEAR durable 30 lb. each bags per lot.

No diapers, no rotten meat, no household waste - only grass clippings and leafs.

 

5 clear bags only - no household or recyclables - every week Monday - should be out by 7 am.  DON'T leave your bags on the road - store it in container on site and put out day before.  If you are away for extended period contact and inform us to assist with removal. 30 lbs ONLY per bag. This is a weekly service on Mondays ONLY (Summer from May to Sept)

Annual Information, Organizational & Regular Council Meeting on Sept 26 @ 9 am Community Hall 25 max
Time: All Day
Location: Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Sandy Beach, Highway 642

Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation.

As of March 2020 and Under Order in Council 99/2000, there is no longer a requirement to have a physical location for the public to attend or listen to a Council meeting: Please see the latest (May 27, 2020) directive from AB Chief Medical Officer - memo

However in liaison with Municipal Affairs the following:

The NEXT COUNCIL MEETING for Sandy Beach, AB will take place at 63 Lakeshore Drive, The Hall on September 26 @ 9 am and (quorum) Council will host (at the Sandy Hall) the:

  1. Annual Information Meeting at 9 am;
  2. At 10 am the Annual Organizational meeting and
  3. At 11 am Regular Council;

The meeting(s) will allow for 2 forms of public participation: 

Virtual Participation (audio-phone in) as per Ministerial Order AND

In Person Attendance (25 person maximum ONLY).

  1. Municipal Affairs will allow 25 persons maximum to attend the meeting in person on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Number 26 will be directed by the Bylaw Officer to phone in as per instructions below and will not be allowed entry (the same practice as at any retail store for reference)  No exceptions
  3. At least 2 members of Council will be at the hall in person. 
  4. Practice social distancing and bring your OWN mask, hand sanitizer and make sure you wash your hands. 
  5. If you have traveled outside the country or display symptoms you will not be allowed entry.
  6. The Bylaw Officer will converse with all attendants at the door and a sign in sheet must be completed.
  7. No exceptions.

To join as a virtual participant:

  1. call: 1-833-353-8610 and
  2. enter 6466832 followed by the# sign at 8.59 am
  3. Press *6 to mute and *6 to un-mute. 

Say "over"when done speaking.  

You can also make submissions for Council by emailing svsandyb@xplornet.ca prior to or during the meeting.

Questions: 780.718.1894 or svsandyb@xplornet.ca 

Respectful conduct ONLY.  LOUD and Disruptive behaviour will strictly not be tolerated - the Bylaw Officer will be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Speed Sign Stats Lakeshore Drive
Time: 12:00 am
Newsletter Summer 2020
Time: 12:00 am

Newsletter Summer 2020

Amendments top page 2 (left):

Organizational and Annual Information meeting:

  • Called for Saturday September 26 @ 9.00 am at the Hall.
  • The Newsletter pdf shows 9.30 am but the AIM starts at 9 am and only 25 persons max will be allowed inside the hall at any time during all of the proceedings. 
  • Phone in details is available on the website under the welcome page.
  • You must bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. 
  • The Bylaw Officer will be present and monitor all conduct and enforce rules for engagement.
  • If you have no business at the meeting or are looking for kicks - STAY AWAY.
  • Please make sure you self-assess prior to attending as per COVID-19 rules for public gatherings.
  • Attendance is really just for those that have business before Council which may not be resolved otherwise or for those that have a active interest in FRIAA, WILD, The Transmission Line, The Budget and the Financials.
  • Download all pdf's on your device PRIOR to the meeting - limited hard copies of ONLY the Agenda and Financials will be available.
  • Please be practical and responsible and thank you.
Join an Advisory Council
Time: 12:00 am

Join an Advisory Council | Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ac/Page13631.aspx

This is for interested community members - Tamarack is our health advisory council

COVID-19 Information for Residents
Time: 12:00 am

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Self-Assessment
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

This is the current self assessment encouraging all people to get tested.

INFORMATION UPDATES
 
 Alberta Government: Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
 Alberta Health Services: Latest information on COVID-19 for Albertans and Health Care Professionals.