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New draft flood maps are available for our community and many communities across Alberta. You do not need to be an engineer or flood expert to view or provide feedback. The provincial government will carefully consider all feedback received and will revise the draft flood maps to address technical errors, as appropriate. Share your thoughts on the draft flood maps by going to https://www.alberta.ca/upper-bow-river-flood-study-engagement by February 12, 2024
FIRE BAN STATUS: There is currently NO Fire Ban in place
AED | The village AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has been moved from the Community Hall to the Library. The library is left unlocked so the AED is accessible to all villagers.
GOLF COURSE IS NOW OPEN Upgrades/ Renovation work has now been completed and the course is again open. Please remember golfers are liable for any damages caused by their golf balls to other peoples vehicles and property.
BURN PILE REOPENED The burn pile is now open again. Please respect the fact that it is for burning branches. It is NOT for construction material or other wood products containing nails, screws and hardware. Also do not place large logs or stumps in the burn pile as they just don't burn quickly.
In Alberta, water is owned by the Crown and its use is regulated by Alberta Environment and Parks under the Water Act.
The general procedure to obtain the authorization under the Water Act to divert water is described in the Guidelines for Licensing Water Diversion Projects https://www.alberta.ca/water-legislation-and-guidelines.aspx
As of May 2022, The Summer Village has not withdrawn their Statement of Concern and outlined the following points based on their review of the Carraig Ridge report:
The Summer Village has also requested reports on previous studies conducted to better address concerns.
Highway 1A Upgrades
The Summer Village of Ghost Lake has sent the Minister of Transportation a letter to request clarification on the recently announced upgrades to Highway 1A. Click here to read the letter and the Ministers response.
March 16th, 2 p.m.
Community Hall, Summer Village of Ghost Lake
After considerable discussion over the past year the Disc Golf course has be relocated and is now open again for play. Discs are available to borrow in the Library , make sure to return them after usage. Please be aware that there are no longer any holes located on the escarpment and make sure to remain on the pathway when walking in that area to protect the environment.
The Upper Bow River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 118 km of the Bow River, as well as 7 km of Policeman Creek, 1 km of Exshaw Creek, 5 km of Bighill Creek, and 5 km of Jumpingpound Creek. The study area extends from Banff National Park to Bearspaw Dam, including through Canmore, Cochrane, Exshaw, Kananaskis Improvement District, Lac des Arcs, Municipal District of Bighorn, Rocky View County, and Stoney Nakoda First Nation.
Click HERE for the latest update.
Our Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program has come to a close. The project addresses groundwater resilience and provides a plan for the community and homeowners to ensure they have access to sufficient drinking water in the face of climate change.
The project summary, and SVGL’s implementation plan are both attached below.
This project has been completed with funding provided by the Government of Alberta. The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) is a partnership of Alberta Municipalities, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta.
Villagers can rent the community hall for personal events and parties. To learn about availability and acquire the agreement form, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have created a report which summarizes feedback gathered from the Community Open House on July
23, 2022, and results from the 2022 Community Hall Survey. Please see the full summary document here
See the Notice of Appeal submitted to AEP on behalf of the Summer Village of Ghost Lake here
Please be aware there is now a barricade at the Emergency Exit on to Hwy 1A from the village. It can be removed if access is needed. Please exercise extreme caution and only use in emergent situations
Please be aware that this webpage and email from SVGL are the official means of communication with the village.
If you have changed your phone, email, mailing address or need to update your information please contact the village administration