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Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

June 15, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Rec. assistants hard to find It’s not unusual that what one hears in the community differs from the official version. The latest example is the town’s difficulty in finding people to fill seasonal…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

June 9, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Six active cases When the CAO wrote up his report for council’s June 9 meeting, the M.D. of Opportunity had zero active cases of COVID-19. But by the time of the meeting, the…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

June 9, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Ag services Council approved an amended policy on agricultural services administration. The changes were few, but apparently important. As presented by ag fieldman Russ Jassman, the new policy met with no opposition, or…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

June 8, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Faster filling CAO David Kim’s report to council included the news that a new, bigger water line to the fire hall has been installed and is producing good results. “It allows to fill…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

June 1, 2021 meetingJoe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Council’s meeting opened with a moment of silence, in acknowledgement of the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in B.C. The meeting concluded with the mayor making some…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

May 26, 2021 meetingJoe McWilliamsLakeside Leader In-person meetings Council discussed the pros and cons of returning to in-person council and committee meetings. Most who spoke up were in favour of some version of it. Others maybe not so much. “Do…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

May 26, 2021 meetingJoe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Investment ideas Council’s May 26 meeting kicked off with a visit from a couple of investment advisors. Their pitch had to do with getting M.D. reserves better bang for their investment buck – strategies…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

May 18, 2021Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Council’s point man on bad roads is councillor Darin Busk, and he was back on the attack, asking CAO David Kim for updates on a couple of matters he’d raised at previous meetings. One was…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

May 12, 2021 meetingJoe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Campgrounds: stampede for spots Director of recreation and culture Angie Lightning updated council on preparations for the season at a couple of M.D.-operated campgrounds. The Lions Campground in Wabasca is due to have portable…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

May 12, 2021 meetingJoe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Community Assistance Board Council convened as the Community Assistance Board for starters, discussing the second round of applications for funding from community groups this year. They were more numerous than usual, with nine organizations…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

May 11, 2021 meetingJoe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Isolating CAO David Kim’s update for council included the news that two town employees are in isolation due to contact with a person or persons with COVID 19. In related news, the town office…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

May 4, 2021 Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Nervous about burning Councillor Darin Busk made a point of praising the communication efforts of the forest service when it comes to hazard-reduction burning that has been going on around the community lately.“We are…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

April 28, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader May is census month Reeve Murray Kerik started off council’s ‘committee of the whole’ meeting with a statement about the upcoming federal census. It’s important to be counted, he said, for a variety…
Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Council Notebook

April 26, 2021 meetingPearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Old business Shop Slave Lake – the board will look at various online platforms and bring a recommendation to the next members meeting, said Kimberly Hughes, Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce executive…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

April 28, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The Leader attended (remotely) an M.D. of Opportunity council meeting last week for the first time – maybe not the first time ever, but certainly the first time in a very long time.…