Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisory issued for Isle Lake - August 6, 2021
A blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom has been identified in areas of Isle Lake. Residents living near the shores of this lake, as well as visitors to this lake, are advised to take the following precautions:
Avoid all contact with blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water as soon as possible. Do not swim or wade (or allow your pets to swim or wade) in any areas where blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is visible. Do not feed whole fish or fish trimmings from this lake to your pets. Consider limiting human consumption of whole fish and fish trimmings from this lake, as it is known that fish may store toxins in their liver. (People can safely consume fish fillets from this lake).
As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any recreational body of water, including Lesser Slave Lake, at any time. Boiling of this water will not remove the toxins produced by blue-green algae. An alternate source of drinking water should also be provided for pets and livestock, while this advisory is active.
Blue-green algae is naturally occurring, and often becomes visible when weather conditions are calm. Appearing like scum, grass clippings, fuzz or globs on the surface of water, blue-green algae can be blue-green, greenish-brown, brown, and/or pinkish-red, and often smell musty or grassy.
People who come in contact with visible blue-green algae or who ingest water containing blue-green algae may experience skin irritation, rash, sore throat, sore red eyes, swollen lips, fever, nausea and vomiting and/or diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear within one to three hours and resolve in one to two days. Symptoms in children are often more pronounced; however, all humans are at risk of these symptoms.
Weather and wind conditions can cause algae blooms to move from one location in the lake to another. As such, this advisory will remain in effect for Lesser Slave Lake, until further notice.
Please note that areas of Lesser Slave Lake in which the blue-green algae bloom is NOT visible can still be used for recreational purposes, even while this blue-green algae Health Advisory is in place.
If you suspect a problem related to blue-green algae or if you require further information on health concerns and blue-green algae, please call Health Link at 811. Additional information is also available online, at www.ahs.ca/bga.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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Docks & Mooring Structures - Provincial Requirements
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Rural Crime Watch
Recently, the quick response of a resident from a nearby community who reported suspicious activity to the RCMP led to the apprehension of the responsible individuals. A reminder to all residents that we are the eyes and ears of our communities. If you see suspicious activity, report it immediately to the RCMP or visit the website below and download the
Alberta Rural Crime Watch app and report any crime or suspicious activity as it happens.
Emergency - Police/Fire/Ambulance: 9-1-1
RCMP - Non-Emergency Line Evansburg Detachment: 780-727-4446
Municipal Accountability Program (MAP) Review
Alberta Municipal Affairs recently announced a new program to collaboratively foster effective local governance and build administrative capacity in Alberta’s municipalities. The Municipal Accountability Program (MAP) will review municipal processes and procedures to help develop knowledge of mandatory legislative requirements. This will support municipalities with their legislative compliance.
The Summer Village of South has completed its MAP Review. Letter from the Deputy Minister with respect to this review can be read here.
Onoway Regional Fire Services - Now Recruiting Volunteer Firefighters
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter? Read more here...
Accepting FCSS Grant Applications
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is:
“FCSS is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Metis settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the FCSS Act and Regulation. The Act describes what the Province and municipality/Metis Settlement can do to provide preventive social services. The Regulation describes how services may be provided … Under FCSS, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities …”
Note: Applications will be accepted beyond due date providing funding is still available.
More details here...
Council Meetings are held in the Town of Onoway Council Chambers located at 4812-51 Street, Onoway, Alberta.
Given the current situation regarding COVID-19, if members of the general public are interested in participating in any future Council meetings, please call the office at 587-873-5765 so we can work on alternate arrangements.
NOTICE: THE SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Next Council Meeting:
- Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Regular Council Meeting at 9:30 a.m.
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PARTIAL FIRE BAN
IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT
July 17, 2021
"Partial Fire Ban" means all fires must be confined within a non-combustible structure, container or barrel with openings covered with a heavy gauge metal screen having a mesh size not larger than twelve (12) millimeters and which is used for the purpose of cooking or burning refuse.
The Summer Village of South View was incorporated on January 1st, 1970 and spans a land area of 29 hectares. The Summer Village is located on the shores of Lake Isle. The 2016 Population is 67. South View has a 3-member Council whose term currently runs until 2021.
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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers from Entering Alberta
If you are bringing a boat and equipment into Alberta from another province or state, make sure to:
If you are using your boat in a number of different waterbodies, be sure to clean, drain and dry your boat and equipment after you leave each waterbody. This is especially important if you boat outside of the province.
For more information or to report something suspicious on your boat or equipment:
Call Toll Free: 1 855 336-2628 (BOAT)
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS AND VISITORS
Re: Public Health and COVID-19
For more Summer Village Information - Visit our COVID-19 page.