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It has come to the attention of the Village of Spring Lake that clarification is needed on the Notice of Public Hearing regarding the Municipal Development Plan Amendment.  The Council for the Village of Spring Lake is giving notice that they are only considering, at this time, passing Bylaw No. 398 being a bylaw to amend the Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 390. Council welcomes your participation in the Public Hearing scheduled for September 22, 2022 at 7:00pm.


Bylaw #395 Fireworks was passed by Council July 12, 2022.


A good reason to pick up your dog’s Droppings

In response to the POSTING on the Village Forum dated January 12, 2012 we have received a request to post this information received from our Environmental Advisory Committee.

Did You Know?...

Environmental & Health Consequences of Dog Poop
-       The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency in the States) deemed pet waste a “nonpoint source of pollution” in 1991, which put dog feces in the same category as oil and toxic chemicals!
-       Dog feces are NOT a good fertilizer for grass. It is actually toxic, causing burns and unsightly discolouring.
-       It has been estimated that a single gram of dog waste can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans. The EPA even estimates that two or three day’s worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it to swimming and shell fishing.
-       Dog feces are one the most common carriers of the following diseases:
  • Heartworms
  • Whipworms
  • Hookworms
  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Parvo
  • Corona
  • Giardiasis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Campylobacteriosis 
-       Picking up dog waste reduces flies and their lifecycle. The same flies that lay their eggs in dog waste can then come into our homes and spread diseases as they pause on our counters and our food. Reducing dog feces reduces the fly prevalence.
-       Believe it or not, dogs will eat their own feces. Whilst most dog owners think that this doesn’t apply to their dog, the truth is that most dogs will engage in this unsavoury practice at some point in their life. Dogs evolved as carnivore / scavengers and feces were considered fair game in lean times. To prevent this occasional indiscretion from becoming a life-long habit, feces should be cleaned up as soon as possible, especially in young dogs where the problem is most prevalent.
There is a tremendous amount of information including scientific documentation of the deleterious effect of dog feces available on the internet.

CARING FOR SHORELINE PROPERTIES
Changing the Way We Look at Owning Lakefront Property in Alberta

The Village would like to encourage residents to take a look at the "Caring for Shoreline" publication as part of our increasing effort to educate the public on better practice options for our lake and the environment...

http://www.ab-conservation.com/go/default/index.cfm/publications/caring-for-shoreline-properties/


 

Top 6 ways you can help the Loons!!!


Municipal Emergency Management Bylaw #327

The Municipal Emergency Management Bylaw #327 was passed in the Village of Spring Lake November 9, 2010.  The Village of Spring Lake is working towards more current policies and proceedures in the event of a Disaster or Emergency within our municipality. One small step towards being prepared is encouraging residents to be PREPARED.  Following is a linc below to the "Emergency Preparedness Guide" produced by Public Safety Canada. Please take the time to prepare your family.

Your Emergency Preparedness Guide 

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