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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:…

Dec. 11, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Slippery spots Councillor Darin Busk raised the matter of slippery places in town and encouraged town staff to be vigilant. He singled out the MRC as deserving special attention.“We don’t need anybody slipping…

Dec. 4, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader State of projects Brian Vance, the CAO, presented his usual state-of-affairs report to council on paper and there weren’t any questions from councillors about it. Not that a lot is happening, construction-wise,…

Nov. 28, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Lots of good news’ Northern Lakes College President Ann Everatt had her usual upbeat ‘state-of-affairs’ report for council. For starters, she said, enrollment is up 12 per cent. “There are a lot…

Nov. 20, 2018 meeting Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Phoenix Hts. recommended for fairgrounds location Garry Roth, Director of Community Services for the town, said currently the Chamber of Commerce organizes and runs the carnival and midway for Riverboat Daze. He…

Nov. 13, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Assessor on the grill Council spent over an hour hearing how property value assessment is carried out and questioning the messenger. Kevin Lawrence of KCL Consulting didn’t manage to get through his…

Nov. 14, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader SHARA SHARA president Fred Laughy was back to talk with council about what the organization has been doing and what should be done about a recent unfortunate waterline break caused by a…

Town of Slave Lake Council Notebook Nov. 6, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council was informed of three new additions to the town staff – one in community services, one at the pool and one equipment operator. CAO Brian…

Chamber of Commerce Notebook Oct. 30, 2018 Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Chamber of Commerce welcomes two new chamber members AE Realty and Pyramid Mechanical. Small Business week Small business week happened from October 15 to October 19. The Chamber of…