Clean Lake Initiative Update

Detachable boat motors must comply with the 90 day quarantine requirement

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Clean Lake Initiative Protocol

The Clean Lake Initiative of Improvement District #4 Has Developed a Safe, Simple and Cost Effective Protocol to Keep Waterton Lakes Free of Invasive Mussels

  1. All currently prohibited watercraft would be subject to a minimum three-month quarantine prior to launch.
  2. The quarantine process will begin October 4, 2018;
  3. The quarantine will be enforced through the use of lockable steel cables that will secure/seal the watercraft to the trailer.
  4. For boats to access the lake, boat owners will have had to place their boats in quarantine and arrive at the lake with the steel cable/seal intact.
  5. Boat owners that choose to remove their vessel from the lake at any time during the season can have their watercraft re-sealed on egress, thus maintaining the quarantine.
  6. Boat owners who choose to move their watercraft to other lakes or otherwise fail to re-seal their vessel on egress will have to re-enter a three-month quarantine period to access the Waterton Lakes again.
  7. Public access and egress to the lake will be at the townsite marina boat launch only which will be locked at all times;
  8. The program will be operated by Improvement District #4 in conjunction with the townsite marina operator. The program will be cost-recoverable, with a fee charged for all users.
  9. Improvement District #4 is charging $25 for each quarantine seal.

From November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019 (inclusive),   there will be an out-of-season sealing surcharge of $25 in addition to the $25 seal. (Cash or cheque only) Call 403-632-5079 or email to make an appointment.

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2018 Elections

We now have five candidates for five positions, who will  be acclaimed to the position of Councillor. Consequently, there will not be a municipal election.
The new Council will be comprised of Jody Thaell, Brian Baker, Ken Black, Barney Reeves and Tim Lauscher.
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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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2019 Council Meeting

  • January 18, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
  • March 15, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
  • May 17, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
  • July 19, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
  • September 20, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
  • November 15. 2019 @ 1:30 PM

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 Scott Barton in writing at at least two weeks prior to the meeting. Council meets regularly the third Friday of each month, but please check the website or contact Scott Barton 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, it is your responsibility to make these 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 well 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