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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…
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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…

Jan. 30, 2018 meeting Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Wesleyan Church The Peggy Yetman, of the Slave Lake Wesleyan Church, reported that the church was donated 10 computers. The plan is to start up a after-school homework program. This should…

Jan. 24, 2018 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Policing report RCMP Staff Sgt. John Spaans made much the same report for council that he’d made for town council the previous night. The main difference was an emphasis on numbers in the…

Jan. 23, 2018 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Water meters misbehaving In his CAO update, Brian Vance said water meter batteries continue to fail and the manufacturer continues to not be able to keep up with replacements. Or at least not…

Jan. 16, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Trailer parks aren’t town property The town’s operations department continues to get calls for help in Westside Village trailer court. CAO Brian Vance informed council that frozen pipes are the reason, and…

Jan. 9, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Good news on the HR front Good news, said CAO Brian Vance in his state-of-affairs written report for council: A candidate has accepted our offer for director of community services. “Verbally,” he…

Jan. 10, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader More disclosure Council made a change to its honorarium policy, following up a resolution made at a council meeting just prior to last fall’s election. That motion – put forward by councillor…