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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…

Aug. 13, 2019 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Getting at the trends, in business Council heard first from Josh Friesen of Community Futures about a survey CF is conducting in Slave Lake. His purpose was to offer the town the results…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

July 17, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Traildusters paying for pole and meter Representatives of the Smith Traildusters started off the July 17 meeting with a plea for M.D. help in getting a power bill monkey off their backs.…

July 16, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Town urged to attend workshop series on Indigenous relations Keepers of the Athabasca rep Jule Asterisk made a brief presentation to council on a series of workshops starting this fall at the…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

July 9, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Signs, signs, everywhere are signs Signs dominated the first part of council’s July 9 meeting. The revamped sign regulations in the Land-Use Bylaw got passed. Then a policy on electronic signs was…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

July 2, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s first meeting of July was unusual in that two well-worn topics did not come up even once: homelessness/vagrancy and rough railway crossings. Potholes – as far as we can recall –…

June 26, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Legacy Centre agreement Reeve Murray Kerik brought the news that the M.D. has agreed to fund the deficit in the operation of the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on the same formula…

Water, other issues in Chisholm, AB June 26, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Open forum One of the reasons council has three meetings per year in M.D. communities is to give the residents a chance to attend, ask questions…

June 24 meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Canwest Presentation Canwest Group Benefit Consultants, Dion Poitras and Sid Swick shared, about the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance. The Chamber Plan started in 1970. It covers 35,000 small businesses across Canada who…