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May 15, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Thumbs down to zoning change Council voted unanimously against adding a couple of uses to what’s permitted in the C1A, or Mixed Commercial/Residential District. This was in response to the application of…

May 9, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. council held the second ‘in the communities’ meeting in Smith on May 9, following one a month earlier in Flatbush. The idea is to make it easier for community members to…

May 8, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Beach clean-up: June 2 is the big day CAO Brian Vance’s report for council started off with the news that town and Provincial Parks people had met to talk about cleaning Devonshire…

April 30, 2018 meeting Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce welcomed four new members at its April 30 meeting: LivingWaters School Division, Big Fish Bay, Canwest Group Benefit Consultants and Sunlife Financial group. Riverboat…

May 1, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Update from the college Northern Lakes College President Ann Everatt made one of her regular presentations to council on “what we’ve been up to” at the college. The news included a decline…

April 24 meeting Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The April meeting of the Interagency group started off with a presentation on financial programs for seniors, presented by Bev Lavender-Marsh. She is a stakeholder engagement advisor for Seniors and Housing in the…

April 25, 2018 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Peiffer to CEC Following a request by Northern Lakes College for an M.D. representative on the Slave Lake Community Education Committee, council appointed councillor Becky Peiffer. The main role of the CEC is…

Council seeks input before laying down the law on sales, etc. Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On April 17 the Town of Slave Lake (TOSL) started conducting an ongoing cannabis survey on the TOSL website. The survey is designed to give…

April 17, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader CAO report Town manager Brian Vance reported that things seem to be going well at the new pump house at Wagner, with mechanical and process equipment being installed. He’d also visited the…

April 10, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Progress on one thing and another CAO Brian Vance was back after a week off with a new set of updates on town projects and departmental circumstances. The regional waterline and intake…

April 11, 2017 meeting in Flatbush Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader SHARA reaches out Fred Laughy, the president of SHARA (Smith-Hondo Association of Recreation and Agriculture) presented several matters of concern at council’s meeting in Flatbush. They had to do with…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council gave final approval to the 2018 operating and capital budgets at its April 11 meeting in Flatbush. Director of finance Jason Warawa ran over the highlights and answered questions. Both…

April 3, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Weighty matters Council had an unusually slim agenda. This was probably deliberate, since its two main items were weighty matters that could result in a lot of discussion. These were planning for…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Healthy Choices for Moms and Babes Cristabel Encina-Rodriguez, the program coordinator for Healthy Choices, talked about protecting children from poisoning. She said over the past week she has worked with moms and families on this issue.…

March 28, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Nothing out of the ordinary The M.D. received the usual glowing report from its auditor, meaning as far as he’s concerned there’s no financial hanky-panky going on and the financial position is…

March 20, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Springwood crossing Council heard that CN Rail has committed to doing a permanent fix on the two bumpy rail crossings in town. In the meantime, one has been made less bumpy by…