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Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The April 30th Inter-Agency Council meeting had several new faces. Angela Tallman recently started at Parent Link. She is the Indigenous Outreach worker, which is a new position fund by the province. WJS and Norther Haven…

April 24, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last week’s M.D. council meeting was held at the Widewater Complex. It’s the first of three spring meetings to be held in M.D. communities in the evening, to allow residents to attend…

Town council gets the lowdown on dust control measures April 9, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Your Leader reporter was late (again) for the 1:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting of council last week. Walking in at about…

April 10, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Chisholm haul Council accepted the recommendation and approved the lower of two bids on the Chisholm gravel haul contract. That was from Doerksen Transport of LaCrete, for $96,846. The other bid came…

April 2, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Portable toilets: they’re back! Not so fast on the port-a-potties. Council had decided earlier to shave $15,000 off the 2019 expenses by cutting back on the provision of outdoor toilets at parks.…

Assessment down by $4m in municipal district March 27, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader We ran out of space in last week’s Leader. Below are the rest of the notes from the last M.D. council meeting of March. Council…

March 27, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Road extension request Council discussed a request from a property owner to have the M.D. extend an M.D. road by 800 metres. This would give him road access to several quarter sections…

March 19, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Town council’s March 19 meeting may not have set a record for the shortest ever, but it was close, at about 24 minutes in length. One reason might have been the absence…
Fears eased on caribou range planning

M.D. council notebook Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River councillors were among the stakeholders at a recent meeting with the province’s point man on woodland caribou range planning. Judging by reeve Murray Kerik’s comments (prior to and…

Town of Slave Lake Council notebook Mar. 12, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Complaints about vagrants were through the roof in 2018, senior town peace officer Mark Becker told council. Becker presented statistics showing 118 investigations on homelessness/vagrancy issues,…

March 6, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader SHARA looking for help in getting Smith arena operational SHARA president Fred Laughy visited with council again, making a plea for funds to help get ice back in the arena in Smith.…

Chamber of Commerce notebook February 25, 2019 meeting Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting proved to be productive one as they held an election for three board positions. The three positions…
Recycling survey results: ‘Leave well enough alone’

Town of Slave Lake Council notebook Feb. 19, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Councillors admitted to being surprised about the results of a public survey on recycling services. They also seemed willing to bow to the majority opinion expressed…

Regional tri-council Notebook Feb. 21, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Formed after the 2011 wildfire disaster to faciliate regional supervision of disaster recovery projects, the Regional-Tri Council now meets about three times a year, with the M.D. reeve, the…