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Attention Residents

Davies will be in the area of Spring Lake on behalf of Fortis Alberta, 

topping/trimming trees near the power lines.


Village of Spring Lake Bylaw No. 393 Urban Bee Keeping and Bylaw No. 394 Urban Hen Keeping

For those residents who should have input or suggestions regarding Bylaw #393 & 394 please submit your comments to the Village Office in writing by noon November 26, 2021.   Discussion and the possibility of Second and Third Reading for Bylaw #393 & 394 are scheduled for the Regular Council Meeting of December 14, 2021. 

A draft copy of the Bylaw #393 & 394 is available below or a copy can be viewed at the office.


First Reading was passed.

Second and Third reading will be at a future Council Meeting.

First Reading was passed.

Second and Third reading will be at a future Council Meeting.


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!!!


ALBERTA WEED CONTROL ACT

New Alberta Weed Control Act: Prohibited Noxious Weeds (46):
"prohibited noxious weeds - a person shall destroy a prohibited noxious weed that is on land the person owns or occupies". 

New Alberta Weed Control Act: Noxious Weeds (29):
"noxious weeds - a person shall control a noxious weed that is on land the person owns or occupies".

On June 16, 2010 the new Alberta Weed Control Act was proclaimed.  The new Act will deal with invasive plants that threaten natural ecosystems in addition to agricultural lands.  Changes to note in the new act is that the categories of Restricted, Noxious and Nuisance weeds have been replaced by Prohibited Noxious and Noxious weeds.  The Village must issue a weed notice for Prohibited Noxious weeds and property owners shall destroy any weeds under this designation.  Weed notices will be posted on the property where the weed infestation is found.  Under the current list of weed species there are 46 plants in the Prohibited Noxious category and 29 in the Noxious category.  The new Act will not contain any native plants as the old Act could contain native plants.

 

Residents of the Village of Spring Lake will be required to destroy weeds identified as Prohibited Noxious on their property and control weeds identified as Noxious. Please take the time to review the Alberta Weed Control Act and other relevant information about Noxious weeds in the link attached: 

 

The link to view the Prohibited Noxious and Noxious Weeds is  www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/prm14063/$FILE/prohibited.pdf

For More Information click this link   www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex14768


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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