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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…

Regional tri-council notebook March 7, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Town councillor Joy McGregor had a comprehensive report for her colleagues on all the business discussed at recent meetings of the sub-committee on health. Good news includes two new…

March 13, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Watershed stuff Lesser Slave Watershed Council Executive Director Meghan Payne presented council with a report on the Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the LSL basin. The report talks about water quality and…

March 7, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Affordable housing Lindsay Pratt of the Lesser Slave Regional Housing Authority updated council members on plans for a new affordable housing apartment building in Slave Lake. Construction funding is anticipated from the…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

March 6, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Changes to Land-Use Bylaw Council’s first order of business was to hold a public hearing into a proposed bylaw change. This is the one – reported earlier – that incorporates recent changes…

Feb. 28, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Update from Community Futures Council heard that Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake surpassed its lending goals for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Ten loans were issued, for a value of $574,000. Forty-one loans…

Feb. 20, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Recruitment and retention big for fire department Recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters is once again the top priority for the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service. Chief Jamie Coutts mentioned that more…

Feb. 14, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Watershed plan presented Council spent a good hour hearing the highlights of the new watershed management plan of the Lesser Slave Watershed Council – presented by its ED Meghan Payne. It is…

Feb. 13, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Slowly getting involved’ CAO Brian Vance’s report for council opened with the news that the town has reached an agreement with the board of the Legacy Centre on the town’s new role…

Feb. 6, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Snow-clearing better than it used to be, says town manager Snow-clearing of streets is going well, CAO Brian Vance reported to councillors at their first meeting of the month. The new system…