COVID-19 and Council Meetings

Council Meetings Will be Moving to an Electronic Platform

Please be advised that due to COVID-19, Council meetings will now be held electronically, until otherwise posted. The next council meeting will take place Friday May 15th at 1:30pm. You can view the agenda here. The public is welcome to attend these electronic meetings, but must contact Abe Tinney via email ( or phone (403) 331-8112 to get a link to the meeting. In order to facilitate an orderly meeting, we ask that those in attendance refrain from speaking until council has finished discussion on a particular item and the chair has explicitly asked if there are any questions or comments from the public. As we transition to a new form of electronic attendance, we ask for patience if we experience technical difficulties.  Council appreciates public participation in municipal matters, including attendance at Council meetings, and I.D. 4 Council will make every effort to ensure public access and transparency are balanced with public health and safety.

At this time we would like to wish health and safety to everyone in the Waterton community.

Boating In Waterton - Updated July 2, 2020

The community will be pleased to learn that the successful completion of the lease agreement between Parks Canada and Waterton Shoreline Cruise Company is imminent. All parties were hopeful that boats would be permitted to launch on July 1, 2020, and while that is not possible, you will be notified very quickly of an alternate date.

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2018 Elections

Election officials received five nominations during the nomination period for the 2018 ID 4 election, and all five nominees were acclaimed to the position of Councillor. Consequently, there was no municipal election.
Your Council is comprised of Jody Thaell, Brian Baker, Ken Black, Barney Reeves and Tim Lauscher. Jody Thaell is the Chief Elected Official, and Ken Black is the Deputy Chief Elected Official. The Council term expires in October 2021. 
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Elected Official Training- EOEP

Did you know that the MGA will require municipal elected officials to be offered training within 30 days after election?
The EOEP is your go-to place for meeting this mandatory requirement for elected official training!
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2020 Council Meetings

  • January 17, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
  • March 30, 2020* @ 1:30 PM
  • May 15, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
  • July 17, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
  • September 18, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
  • November 20, 2020 @ 1:30 PM

*Due to COVID-19, Meetings will be held electronically. Please contact Abe Tinney ( if you wish to attend, or with any questions.

2018 Census Report

Usual Residents 108

Shadow Population 405

Seasonal Population 536

Uncontacted Dwellings 5

Total Private Dwellings (includes dwellings attached to businesses) 182

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Council Meetings

Council follows a meeting agenda, and often has guest presenters. If you would like to be on the agenda of a Council meeting, please contact Abe Tinney in writing at at least two weeks prior to the meeting. Council meets semi-monthly on the third Friday, but please check the website or contact Abe Tinney to confirm. From time to time the meetings have to be rescheduled.

If you are scheduled to make a presentation at a council meeting and you require IT and/or audio visual support, please make arrangements well in advance of the meeting through Maria Robinson at the WCC. She can be reached at (403)859-2042 or at  The community centre has equipment which can be used, but it must be reserved in advance, as Maria is not in the office every day. On meeting day, please make all necessary arrangements to have equipment set up prior the commencement of the meeting. Council meets regularly the third Friday of alternate months beginning in January

If You Attend
You are most welcome to attend regular Council meetings. You may have questions or comments. After Council concludes their presentations and discussions for each agenda item, and if time allows, the Chairman will ask for questions from the floor. If the questions are for an invited guest, the Chairman will ask the guest if they wish to take questions. The acoustics are poor in the meeting rooms of the Community Centre, so being quiet and turning off devices is very important.

Waterton is a global treasure that enjoys a unique, triple distinction:
• International Peace Park
• UNESCO World Heritage Site
• UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Today Waterton remains a spectacular natural wonder - a blend of unusual geology, mild climate, rare wild flowers and an abundance of wildlife. Waterton offers an "all natural" experience like no other place in the world.
This is due in large part to the people who live here that have worked to preserve and maintain its magnificence. We are passionate about our community, our wildlife, the glorious mountains and vegetation that surround us. We think you will share that passion from the moment you arrive.

Photo by Mark Goble
Photo by Mark Goble