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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…

Oct. 23, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Up to date with health and safety Council’s first item for the Oct. 23 meeting was an update to the M.D.’s policy on health and safety. Explaining, Angeline Blackmore told council it’s…

Oct. 9, 2019 Land Use Bylaw Amendment Council decided to change the Land Use Bylaw to allow intensive recreation on marginal agricultural land. This is in response to an application by Dale and Regina Ehmler to build a single-family dwelling,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake town council had what may have been the shortest organizational meeting in history last week. Why? Because there was zero competition for any of the committee and board appointments. Usually, there’ll be more councillors…

Oct. 15, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This and that from the CAO Brian Vance had one safety-related incident to report from the previous week. It was simply recorded as an ‘equipment malfunction’ in his written report for council,…

Oct. 8, 2019 Strategic Planning Before the council meeting, Town of Slave Lake council met to update the strategic plan. Various topics were discussed. One was work done with the Government of Alberta to develope a flood plain survey to…
Town of Slave Lake Council Notebook

Oct. 1, 2019 CAO update Municipal auditors from Smokey Lake and High River are doing an external audit of the Town of Slave Lake. Alex Pavcek has been hired as the new fire chief. The town is accepting applications for…

Sept. 25, 2019 Northern Lakes College Ann Everatt, NLC President, presented an update on Northern Lakes College to the council. Highlights included, a definition of ‘supported distance learning’ SDL, which means that NLC students have in person support in their…

Sept. 24, 2019 “Flowing into Right Relationships” Jule Asterisk presented Keepers of the Athabasca workshop series “Flowing into Right Relationships.” These are presented at five Native Friendship Centres in the area. The ones at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre…

Sept. 17, 2019 Health and Safety Policy Kristen Coutts, Administrative Services Coordinator, presented the new Health and Safety Policy. Slave Lake has had a policy since 2006. The new policy is similar, but with some updates based on the last…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Sept. 11, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council’s meeting last Wednesday happened to fall on the same day as a visit to Slave Lake of Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer.…

Sept. 10, 2019 meeting Pearl Lorentzen For the Lakeside Leader “Flowing into Right Relationships” Jule Asterisk presented the Keepers of the Athabasca free monthly Indigenous information and reconciliation workshops. In response to the town’s request last time, she brought the…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Sept. 3, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Getting rid of those eyesores The demolition and removal of two derelict motels is proceeding – not as fast as many would like, but it is moving along, CAO Brian Vance told…

August 27, 2019 Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Devin Bellerose, from Community Helpers, introduced himself to the Interagency Council. He’d been in his job for a week and a half. Haylie Taylor, nee Millard, announced that she has resigned from FCSS…

Aug. 20, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Assessment by letter Slave Lake residents can look forward to letters from the town’s property value assessor, asking them to fill out a questionnaire. As Kevin Lawrence of KCL Consulting explained it…

Aug. 14, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Hello from Baptiste Lake Leading off the Aug. 14 council meeting was a delegation from the Baptiste and Island Lakes Watershed Management Stewardship Society. This group has developed a management plan for…