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March 25, 2020 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s March 25 meeting took place mainly via live-streaming technology. Reeve Murray Kerik and councillor Brian Rosche were in the council chambers. CAO Allan Winarski and recording secretary Lana Spencer were participating via…

March 17, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Essential services to be maintained “This week has been a real change in our lives,” said Gordon Lundy, interim CAO for the Town of Slave Lake, leading off his report for council.…

March 11, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Looking for people CAO Allan Winarski informed council the results of a search for a person to run the vital operations and utilities department, “are not wonderful.” That position has been vacant…

Town council congratulates disappointed Winter Games particpants March 10, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “I couldn’t believe it,” said Mayor Tyler Warman, speaking of when the news came through the Arctic Winter Games had been called off. He was…
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March 3, 2020 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Town council’s first meeting of the month kicked off with the introduction of the town’s newest employee – Joanna Raymond. She also happened to be acting as recording secretary for the meeting. Her…

Land-use bylaw revamp to feature ‘extensive consultation’ Feb. 26, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The M.D. is farming out the revamping of its land-use bylaw (LUB). This is the document that says what can be done in various land…

Feb. 26, 2020 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader CCRA gunning for 10-year lease While the M.D. pushes the provincial government for a lease on a campground in Canyon Creek, it is also getting pushed, by the community group that wants to…

February 24, 2020 Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Annual General Meeting There were no real surprises at the chamber annual general meeting. The financial situation was reported last month. Rebecca King, Florence Gladue, and Robyn-Lee Vance joined the chamber board. The…

Interagency Council Meeting February 25, 2020 The Slave Lake Interagency Council consists of ‘helping’ agencies and groups in the Slave Lake area. Representatives meet monthly to share information about programs and support in the area. Unions A paint your picket…

Feb. 18, 2020 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Early notice of assessment values The first council meeting in the post-Brian Vance era (his resignation took effect two hours before the meeting started) featured finance director Roland Schmidt in the role of…

Feb. 11, 2020 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Time capsule shows up in wreckage of 53-year-old building CAO Brian Vance had a surprise for council and members of the gallery; a time capsule that had shown up in the demolition of…

Feb. 12, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Chamber of Commerce request The Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce had requested $5,000 from the M.D. to “support our efforts for economic growth in the region.” But they didn’t get…

Feb. 4, 2020 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Safety incidents CAO Brian Vance told council there were two reported incidents during the week. One – reported elsewhere – was a piece of cleaning equipment that caught fire in the town office.…

January 28, 2020 Interagency Council is a monthly meeting of of representatives of ‘helping agencies’ in Slave Lake. Free energy audit Jule Asterisk from Keepers of the Athabasca visited the council to present Energy Champions. This is a new free…

Jan. 22, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Swearing in ceremony New councillor Darcie Acton got the standard swearing-in treatment, vowing to do the job to the best of her ability, uphold the law and so on, so help her…

Jan. 21, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader First dates Chief Administrative Officer Brian Vance reported that the application period for the economic development officer position had closed, with eight or nine applicants. On a related note, expressions of interest…