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Fears eased on caribou range planning

M.D. council notebook Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River councillors were among the stakeholders at a recent meeting with the province’s point man on woodland caribou range planning. Judging by reeve Murray Kerik’s comments (prior to and…

Town of Slave Lake Council notebook Mar. 12, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Complaints about vagrants were through the roof in 2018, senior town peace officer Mark Becker told council. Becker presented statistics showing 118 investigations on homelessness/vagrancy issues,…

March 6, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader SHARA looking for help in getting Smith arena operational SHARA president Fred Laughy visited with council again, making a plea for funds to help get ice back in the arena in Smith.…

Chamber of Commerce notebook February 25, 2019 meeting Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting proved to be productive one as they held an election for three board positions. The three positions…
Recycling survey results: ‘Leave well enough alone’

Town of Slave Lake Council notebook Feb. 19, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Councillors admitted to being surprised about the results of a public survey on recycling services. They also seemed willing to bow to the majority opinion expressed…

Regional tri-council Notebook Feb. 21, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Formed after the 2011 wildfire disaster to faciliate regional supervision of disaster recovery projects, the Regional-Tri Council now meets about three times a year, with the M.D. reeve, the…

Feb. 12, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Defining service levels Council had a brainstorming session on the theme of services levels – not on the details of them, but rather on examples of where knowledge is lacking and some enlightenment…

M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook Feb. 13, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Really good out in the M.D.’ Next on council’s agenda was an update from RCMP Staff Sgt. John Spaans. He said, “it’s been really good…

Town of Slave LakeCouncil notebook Feb. 5, 2019 Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Get your water meter changed, or else ‘At some point we’re going to have to charge people,’ town manager Brian Vance told council at its Feb. 5 meeting. He…

Interagency council notebook Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On January 29, program coordinator Haylie Millard for FCSS, facilitated the first interagency meeting of 2019. The big presentation of the meeting was by the Canadian Red Cross. Vishava Ragunathan, disaster coordinator with…

Jan. 30, 2019 meetingJoe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Fire service reviewing training, looking at mental health One of the more interesting items in fire chief Jamie Coutts’s quarterly update for council had to do with mental health. There’s a big push on…

Dec. 18, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Food bank, homeless shelter Barb Courtorielle, the Executive Director of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre, reported to council on some of the programs the Centre runs. First was some good news:…