Missing Link Internet has asked the Summer Village to extend an invitation to our residents and also residents within the surrounding area to complete a survey regarding your current data internet speed.

The purpose of this survey is update the Map Data that is being used by the Government of Canada to determine the Eligibility of the Universal Broadband Fund used to provide funding to areas that are not supported with Hi-Speed Internet.  The Map Data currently indicates this area is fully covered with Hi-Speed Internet.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  Please compete the survey and return it to Missing Link Internet so that they can act on your behalf to change our Eligibility.  This is important to YOU!  Missing Link Internet has already begun putting Fibre (Hi-Speed lines) thru-out the Village. The funding will ensure you get access to it quicker!

Click here for Internet Speed Survey

Once again the Telus Tower, located near the village office,  is being upgraded and should be completed in November.

This should bring improved service and access to cellular service within a greater area in our region.

October is a popular time for people to close-up their cabins for the season and Alberta RCMP is urging citizens to consider crime prevention while doing this.

In 2019 there were over 650 reported break and enters to seasonal properties in Alberta RCMP jurisdiction. The highest months for reported break and enters were November, October, and December. Break and enters that occur during the off-season are sometimes not noticed or reported until the spring.

In an effort to curb break-ins during the winter months, Alberta RCMP is providing these tips:
It’s not just pumpkins that should be hollow this time of year, remember to take home all valuables.
– Don’t ‘fall’ into old habits. If you can’t take all valuables home, be sure to lock them in a shed or garage.
– Help ‘squash’ crime by locking all doors and windows.
– Safe-‘gourd’ your cabin by periodically checking on your property.
– ‘Leaf’ robbers ‘stumped’ by installing alarms and surveillance cameras.
– Make a criminal ‘beleaf’ you’re there by installing timers on lights.
– Keep autumn-mobiles and toys safe by locking them in a secure building or take them home.

Alberta RCMP will be using #SeasonalSafety for the duration of October. For more crime prevention and safety tips, follow @RCMPAlberta (Twitter) and @RCMPinAlberta (Facebook).

If you see something suspicious

…Report it to your local police service. If you see a crime in progress, call 911.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Blackfalds  RCMP-     403-885 3333

Rimbey RCMP  –        403-843 2224 (or 24-hour: 403-843-2223)

Bashaw  RCMP –       780-372-3793

Sylvan Lake –      403 – 858 – 7200

Red Deer RCMP –      403 – 343 – 5575 ( non complaint )

Crimestoppers 1-800-222-8477

(TIPS) or crimestoppers.ab.ca

Report a Poacher 1-800-642-3800 or

on the web site @ www.ab-conservation.com/report-a-poacher

A new map has been added to the Parkland Beach website. It has an overview of all properties and information on each one, such as size and assessed value. There are multiple functions to choose from including Land Use Districts, Total Assessed Value ranges, and Street View.

More information on public amenities in the Summer Village will be added over time.

Find the new map under the menu “Contact & Maps / Summer Village Office”. Or use this link to check it out: GIS – Property Detail Map .

All maps are near the bottom of the “Contact” page.

Council has hired Cyril Fortney as their new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). He will start work on November 2, 2020 and officially take on the title of CAO in mid-December.

Cyril brings a range of experience to the position, especially in the area of finance. He will replace Kathy Whiteside, the current CAO, who is retiring at the end of December. The transition plan allows for 2 months of overlap for orientation and training.

Councillors extended a warm welcome to Cyril at their October meeting and are confident that he will be an asset to the community.