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Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 14, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Outstanding citizens Council started its second meeting of 2020 by recognizing one group and one individual whose accomplishments and contributions in the community stood out. The Roland Michener School senior boys’ volleyball…

Jan. 8, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Changes to newspaper distribution Councillors expressed their appreciation for the local newspaper (this one) as a way of getting M.D. news and information out to M.D. residents. The cost of doing that…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 7, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Tax sale The list of properties the town is selling off to collect unpaid taxes is down to two, CAO Brian Vance informed council. It had been longer, but as usual, the…

Dec. 17, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Snow removal Filling in for chief administrative officer Brian Vance was Garry Roth, whose report for council included the news that downtown snow removal would be going on that very night. Councillor…

Dec. 11, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Agreeing with Northern Sunrise Council approved an ICF (Inter-municipal Collaboration Framework) with one of its neighbours. It wasn’t one of the difficult ones, because the border the M.D. shares with Northern Sunrise…

Dec. 10, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Recognition for gymnastics The Slave Lake Gymnastics Club was first on council’s agenda, as a community group worthy of recognition. The town has been inviting nominations for such in recent weeks, and…

Dec. 3, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Don’t call me ‘dear’ Times are changing and people expect different things than they once did. That sort of message came up in a customer service training session taken by some town…

November 21, 2019 Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Wildfire Legacy Corporation Town of Slave Lake (ToSL) CAO Garry Roth from the Town of Slave Lake reported to the council about the Legacy Centre. Overall things are going well. The summer was…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader In the absence of a Family and Community Support Services Coordinator, Town of Slave Lake Community Services Director Garry Roth facilitated the November meeting of the Interagency Council. This is made up of representatives of what…
Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce Notebook

Nov. 26, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Business surveys: Have you been visited? Chamber vice-president Josh Friesen informed the members that a survey of local businesses was winding down. This is a joint project of Community Futures, the Chamber,…

Nov. 20, 2019 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Bench plaque Council heard a proposal to have a brass plaque in memory of former councillor Jeff Commins made up and installed on a bench at the M.D.’s viewpoint at Wagner. CAO Allan…

Nov. 19, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Water flowing Work continues on the final connection at the water plant of the new line coming in from Wagner. But the temporary connection is working and “we have been using water…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Town council decides to spend on ec. development Nov. 12, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Recognition The town has come up with a format that makes it simple for people to nominate deserving parties for recognition for their good…

Nov. 6, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Chop shop uncovered One of the more interesting tidbits in the RCMP presentation to council was about the discovery of a ‘chop shop’ at a property on the Old Smith Highway. Staff…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Nov. 5, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Excellent news “Excellent news on the safety front,” said Brian Vance, starting off his CAO’s report for council. It had to do with passing a recent safety audit, which was more difficult…

Mental health, family violence and FASD October 29, 2019 FCSS The Town of Slave Lake has hired a new FCSS coordinator. This person starts the first week in December. Until they start, other workers are filling in and keeping the…