June 2019

As Luke Bryan sings in the song "Rain is a Good Thing", we must remember when it feels like we are going to grow webbed feet - not only does rain make corn and corn make whiskey - it also waters the earth, refills streams, rivers, and our lakes, most importantly it prevents the wildfires like the ones that Northern Alberta is currently facing. Our thoughts go out to all the men and women currently working day and night to keep the fires at bay. On that note, on behalf of County Council, I would like to congratulate our very own Fire Chief Randy Schroeder on his recent appointment as President of the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA). Thank you for your service to all Albertans, we appreciate your dedication to the fire industry.

Recently the County had asked the public to participate in a "Social Needs Assessment", which we are happy to report, had a decent response. Council is currently working with Community Services and RC Strategies to determine the top five social issues within our communities. We want to thank those that participated and will be looking deeper into this as the year goes on.

As the end of June approaches, so does Graduation. On behalf of County Council and myself, we would like to congratulate each and every one of the students graduating from the Mayerthorpe and Onoway High schools, and all of the post-secondary institutions. Your journeys are just beginning, and as I told all the Grade Six student's that attended Council this Spring, you come from an amazing school system and are very fortunate to have the education that you do - go out in the world and make something of yourself! The sky is truly the limit, congratulations!

With graduation, also comes the end of the school year which means that the buses will be off the roads and the playgrounds will be filled with little ones running around. Be safe and watch out for the kids and each other on the roads.

The Summer Adventure Guide has been created and delivered to all the schools and is available on our website at LSAC.ca/Adventure which means that you can start registering your kids for some of the cool camps, day trips, family tours, special programs or one of the many drop-in programs being offered through Lac Ste. Anne County this summer. Registration starts Monday, June 24th, 2019, get them registered early!

And finally, the summer months are coming up which means that many people, including the staff at the County office, will be taking holidays. Please be patient and enjoy your summer vacations wherever they may take you. Watch for all of your local Councillors participating in the many parades going on this summer!

May 2019

The month of May is here, and Summer is on its way! I hope that everyone had a chance to get out and enjoy the Victoria Day long weekend, doing what you love to do with friends and family. Whether it was camping in one of our many beautiful campgrounds that are now open, spending time out on the lake, or just gathered around a kitchen table,


February 2019

We haven't been this cold in 21 YEARS if we use -20°C as the mark. The last time we have gone longer with temps falling below -20°C daily was Jan 1-15,1998! I would like to extend a huge Thank You on behalf of Council to all our Public Works Operators that were out working in the extreme temperatures to make our roads safe. You all did an excellent job despite the extreme cold, thank you.

March 2019

March and the first day of spring finally arrived — and what an exceptionally busy month it has been!

Congratulations to the Rich Valley Community for making it into the final four in the Kraft Hockeyville competition! What an amazing show of support from all of our local communities, athletes, friends, and families. Great job...you have made us all proud!

Our Public Works crews have been out working tirelessly on many of the issues this spring weather brings with it: frozen culverts, flooded roads, and of course winter graveling. Crews started the graveling of County roads on February 22nd and finished on March 15th when the roads became too soft to continue. They were able to complete a fair bit in a short amount of time.

January 2019

The 2019 New Year is off to a busy and exciting start here in Lac Ste. Anne County. How is this for exciting news? In late December, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a report which examined 182 municipalities in Alberta, with a focus on the province’s most populated regions. Lac Ste. Anne County was among the top 20 of Alberta’s best performing municipalities (with populations of 1,000 or larger). The report showed that from 2006 to 2016, the vast majority of Alberta municipalities grew operating spending well above the sustainable benchmark of inflation and population growth. Lac Ste. Anne County was one of only 19 municipalities that have kept real operating spending increases at or below population growth. This recognition is something that we should all be proud of and reinforce that we are on the right track. Keep up the great work!

About the County

Lac Ste. Anne County is a governing body in central Alberta, Canada. Its administrative office is located at 56521, Range Road 65, Lac Ste. Anne County, near the Hamlet of Sangudo — about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County's namesake comes from its largest and most historically significant body of water, Lac Ste. Anne. // MORE

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359