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Senate & Referendum Vote

September 21 2021

Elections Alberta has announced the candidates for Senate. Please see our Elections 2021 web page for further information...

Wasp Woes

August 11 2021

Wasp and hornet populations are high this year, due to dry conditions.  The City of Calgary has an excellent article on what to do when you find a nest on your property. Alberta Health Services has advice about treating stings. Be careful out there!...

Senate & Referendum Election Proclamation

August 11 2021

Your vote matters.  October 18, 2021 at the Sundance Beach Community Centre permanent residents of the Summer Village of Itaska Beach will have the opportunity to vote in the provincial Senate and Referendum Election. Take a look at the proclamation for details and…

Councillors Acclaimed!

July 24 2021

Nominations for municipal council are officially closed.  Three nominations were accepted, and are therefore acclaimed to council: C. Anne Agnew David Alton Csilla (Sheila) Fee  The organizational meeting will be held August 25th, 2021....

Beware Pests in Firewood

July 23 2021

From the Alberta Invasive Species Council:   "With summer in full swing, transporting firewood may seem harmless when you’re out camping or enjoying the smoky flavour on a sweet s’more, but moving firewood from one location to another can inadvertently move invasive…

Fortis Pole Testing

July 22 2021

Keep an eye out for Fortis workers in the coming weeks and months.  They are performing regular maintenance by checking power poles in the area to see if any poles need replacing.  Replacement work will be done if necessary.   Fortis says it will be applying safe…

Fish Kill

July 13 2021

Pigeon Lake has had a substantial kill of white fish due to the hot weather. If you find a few fish on your beach, you can put them in with your regular trash for pick-up on Mondays.  Please contact our office if the number of fish washing up on our shores becomes…

Volunteers Needed!

July 7 2021

Summer Village / Audubon Society Work Bee    Volunteers requested, please come! Saturday, July 17 Meet 10am at Schlosser bridge   We will be: Working on the path, bench, and gate   For more information you can contact: David Alton (780) 938-9207...

Fire Ban Removed

July 5 2021

The fire ban has been lifted as of 10 am this morning.  Please continue to follow fire smart procedures whenever having a fire. For more information on FireSmart.  Check out this link....

TOTAL FIRE BAN

June 30 2021

Due to recent hot, dry temperatures and future forecasted weather conditions: Effective Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m., the Summer Village of Itaska Beach declares a TOTAL FIRE BAN within the entire Summer Village of Itaska Beach boundaries. This ban includes…

Restricted Use of Fertilizers and Herbicides

June 22 2021

The Summer Village of Itaska Beach has been proactive in promoting measures that would help protect and / or improve the health of the lake. In 2008, the Summer Village of Itaska Beach was one of the first municipalities to ban the use of fertilizers, showing leadership…

Certification of Mailing of Tax Notices

June 22 2021

Certification of Mailing of Tax Notices This is notification under Section 336 (1) of the Municipal Government Act that Combined Tax Notices & Property Assessments were mailed to all property owners in the Summer Village of Itaska Beach on June 22, 2021. Please note:…

Bear Sighting

June 11 2021

A bear was seen about a week ago heading west across Johnsonia Road and into the Audubon area near the lift station at the south end of Itaska Beach. To learn more about bears, check out this link. For more information about what you can do when you meet a bear, check…

Road Ban Lifted

June 4 2021

The spring road ban has been lifted.  Trucks may enter the village at 75 % of the maximum allowable weight....

Chironomids at Pigeon Lake

June 2 2021

The CBC has produced a story about the "midge invasion" at Pigeon Lake. Some local Itaska residents were featured. You can see the story by using this link....

Spring Projects

May 11 2021

Spring is here!  Some of the projects you can watch for: Boat Launch: the boat launch ties have been put back in place, and is ready for use. Tennis net, pickleball & basketball nets: with the warm weather they are already up and ready to use. Note: please continue…

Smart Buoy to Monitor Pigeon Lake

April 30 2021

Pigeon Lake environment gets a boost from technology. The Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan, an innovative environmental strategy and 2021 Emerald Award nominee, will soon get a significant boost from technology. A “smart buoy” with satellite communication…

Public Hearing Notice - Land Use Bylaw

April 27 2021

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for bylaw 2021-01 Summer Village of Itaska Beach Land Use Bylaw. Public Hearing Notice 2021-01 Land Use Bylaw (first reading given April 14, 2021) Red-line version of Land Use Bylaw: the red font shows…

New Disturbance Standards

April 22 2021

The Alberta government has finalized new disturbance standards for temporary seasonal docks and other mooring structures for personal recreation purposes. To learn how this may affect you, please visit their website for all the latest information.      ...

Substitute Returning Officer Needed

April 13 2021

Three Summer Villages on the North side of Pigeon Lake are wishing to appoint a Substitute Returning Officer (SRO) for upcoming municipal elections.   On-line training will be provided on the 27th and 28th of April 2021.  The elections take place during the summer. …