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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…

Dec. 19, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Excellent interviews CAO Brian Vance informed council the hiring process for two vacant management positions was going well. “We’ve had excellent interviews for manager of facilities and parks,” he said. Interviews for…

Dec. 12, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Within a fraction’ CAO Brian Vance apologized for not getting the written version of his CAO update out to councillors earlier. “I spent the morning writing agreements,” he said. “They’re going very well.”…

Dec. 13, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Smith School gets its funding M.D. council passed an interim budget last week, and that was good for Smith School, because it doesn’t have to wait a couple of months to find…

Dec. 5 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Progress on sidewalks The educational program on sidewalk clearing has started and produced some good early results. CAO Brian Vance reported “a very high subsequent removal rate,” after information on property owners’ snow-clearing…

Nov. 28, 2017 Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Parent Link Centre The Slave Lake Parent Link Centre provided several updates about their activities happening in the coming weeks. Santa Claus himself will be coming to Parent Link on Dec. 15. He…

Nov. 28, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This week’s town council notebook is a bit different than usual, thanks to The Leader missing the Nov. 28 meeting. We picked up the following information from town manager Brian Vance and from…