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The County to Remove Large Waste Bins from Lessard Lake Estates

The County will be removing large household waste bins from Lessard Lake Estates following Victoria Day long weekend.

What's New:

Effective Tuesday, May 23, 2023, Lac Ste. Anne County will begin removing the large household waste bins from Lessard Lake Estates.

The bins were put in place as part of the re-entry plan for property owners to utilize during the recovery process due to the May 5 wildfire that impacted the subdivision. To reduce the burden of hauling household waste and other debris; these bins have served the purpose that the County intended.

It is expected that the upcoming May long weekend will bring those who have not yet had the chance to attend their properties to begin their clean-up processes. As such, the bins will remain in place to accommodate this. 

Upon the removal of these bins after the Victoria Day long weekend, local waste disposal options include: 

  • the Cherhill Transfer Station, located at 56021 Rge Rd 53A, visit for hours of operation as well as other County transfer station locations
  • and the Regional Landfill site, located at 55228 Rge Rd 35, open Monday through Saturday for larger loads, visit for more information.



Prior Lessard Lake Estates Re-entry Plan posted Wednesday, May 12 at 3:00 pm:

Manned Entries and Welcome Centre removed at Lessard Lake Estates

We are pleased to announce that as of May 13, at 8:00 am, the manned entries will be removed from Lessard Lake Estates. We understand that this has been a difficult and uncertain time for our community, and we thank you for your patience and cooperation during the restricted re-entry.

We encourage all owners and occupants who have yet to attend their sites to do so as soon as possible. Our team has been working hard to ensure that the area is safe and secure for all residents, but we ask that you remain vigilant and report any concerns to us at

Please be aware that even though the fire is now under control, there may still be hot spots or areas that are smouldering. We ask that you exercise caution and follow all safety guidelines when attending your sites. If you come across any hot spots or areas that concern you, please contact us immediately. Should you see smoke or fire, please call 9-1-1 to report the location.

Our enforcement officers have prevented potential looting and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and take all necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of our community. 

Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


We would also like to remind our community that supports are available to those who have been affected by the fire. 

You can find support at:

  • Residents experiencing difficulties with their insurance claims are encouraged to contact Alberta's Superintendent of Insurance at 780-643-2237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For insurance expertise contact the Insurance Bureau of Canada: or call toll free: 1-844-227-5422 (1-844-2ask-IBC) or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Alberta Health Services wildfire resources: visit Mental Health Help Line toll free 1-877-303-2642

  • Emergency financial assistance is available via

  • For family and social supports visit



Prior Lessard Lake Estates Re-entry Plan posted Wednesday, May 10 at 2:00 pm:

With safety as priority Lac Ste. Anne County moves to implementing a Re-entry Strategy for Lessard Lake Estates Subdivision

Effective 2 pm on Wednesday, May 10, the Mandatory Evacuation Alert was rescinded for the Lessard Lake Estates subdivision in Lac Ste. Anne County. While the threat of wildfire still exists in the Lac Ste. Anne County area, Lessard Lake Estates owners are anxious to gain access to their homes and lake lots, and we're working diligently to make this happen. 

Access will only be granted to owners and occupants.

We are pleased to announce that effective May 10, at 2:00 pm, owners were granted re-entry to their properties within Lessard Lake Estates on a restricted access basis. Please note: access is granted through the east entrance on Twp Rd 554, where the Welcome Centre is located at the intersection of RR 51 and Twp Rd 554.

The Welcome Centre will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily, and the County will only allow entry during those hours. After 8:00 pm, entry will only be allowed with a traffic pass. The hours for the Welcome Centre will remain in place tentatively until Friday, May 12, or until the County establishes there is no further need.

We understand that this has been a difficult time, and we respectfully request that owners/occupants limit their trips back and forth while we continue to deal with this emergency. Again, there will be only one access point into Lessard Lake Estates from the east, along Twp Rd 554; all other accesses will be closed to both entry and exit.

If you recently purchased your property, please bring proof of purchase to aid with your re-entry. Additionally, if you are currently leasing your property to someone, please provide us with notice of who the tenant is.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work together to ensure your safety and restore the area.


Any affected resident with questions or requiring assistance is encouraged to contact the County Administration Office at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All updates and directives related to the wildfires will continue to be posted to the County website and Facebook page. Residents who visit and opt in to the County’s emergency notification system can also receive emergent updates - including wildfire status; via text, email, or voice message.

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