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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…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Pine beetle Jennifer MacCormick of Alberta Ag & Forestry started things off at the June 13 SLPAC meeting with an update on efforts to control the spread of the mountain pine beetle. Over the past winter,…

June 18, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader New on the job Council’s June 18 meeting began with the introduction of the town’s newest employee. She’s Taylor Tonsi, who will serve as program coordinator in the department of community services.…

June 12, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Signs in Flatbush Councillor Sandra Melzer was approached in the post office one day recently, by a person who thinks there should be more stop and yield signs in and around Flatbush.…

June 11, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Working away at things CAO Brian Vance, in his update for council, talked about how after hosting evacuees from High Level for a couple of weeks, things have returned more or less…

June 12, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Pitch from Smith School Council heard from the Smith School principal and a rep from the school division on the importance of funding for the family/school liaison position at the school. Diana…

May 23, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The regional tri-council meeting consisted mainly of sharing of information between the three parties – those being the Town of Slave Lake, M.D. of Lesser Slave River and Sawridge First Nation. Slave…

May 21, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Fed up and frustrated: industrial area thefts prompt visit to council As reported elsewhere, there has been a lot of theft from industrial yards in Slave Lake in recent weeks and months.…

May 22, 2019 meeting in Smith Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Aspenview Council’s first business at its meeting in Smith on May 22 was to hear from Aspenview School Division. Superintendent Neil O’Shea spoke about the need to work together to…

Malfunction at the junction: the latest delay on the regional waterline May 14, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader What’s holding up the regional waterline is the final connection with the water treatment plant. As explained to council by town…

Two sections of community trails to be relocated for safety May 7, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Allarie Trails relocation Council approved work on the Allarie Trails, despite it being over what was budgeted. The two spots needing work…

Flood mitigation plan for Marten Beach delayed for a bit May 8, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service responded to 121 calls in the first four months of 2019, council heard. Chief Jamie Coutts,…

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…