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June 4, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s June 4 meeting had a short agenda, but thanks to two lengthy, sometimes complicated discussions on a pair of hot topics, it lasted well over two hours. Councillors Shawn Gramlich and…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

May 21, 2023 meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Deputy Mayor Shawn Gramlich chaired the meeting, with three other councillors in attendance – Councillor Ali Mouallem, Councillor Steve Adams, and Councillor Kim Hughes. Mayor Francesca Ward, Councillor Brice Ferguson and Councillor…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

May 22, 2023 meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Community Futures Lesser Slave River Josh Friesen, executive director of Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake, presented to council. Community Futures provides business loans, economic development, and other business supports to the area.…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

May 15, 2024 council of the whole meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader RCMP Staff Sergeant Casey Bruyns, Slave Lake RCMP detachment commander, presented to council on crime.“It comes and goes,” he said. “We had a spike of property crime early…

May 14, 2024 meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Northern Haven Support Society Representatives from Northern Haven Support Society explained the various ways this Slave Lake-based organization helps victims of intimate partner abuse. NHSS runs a women’s emergency shelter which provides…
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May 7, 2024 meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader 2023 Fire Season Annual Report Lesser Slave Regional Fire Services Chief Alex Pavcek called 2023 “a milestone year,” in his annual report to council. One milestone was the introduction of the primary…
Council Notebook M.D. of Lesser Slave River

May 8, 2024 meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Municipal intern At the beginning of the meeting, council was introduced to Erik Loken, the municipal intern for the next 18 months. He’ll be working in the financial department and job shadowing…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

April 24, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Annual fire report I know I’m saying this every year, said Regional Fire Chief Alex Pavcek, kicking off the meeting, but 2023 was a record year for calls. A large number of…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 23, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s April 23 agenda was a hefty one; it took 2.5 hours to get through the public portion, after which council went in camera to discuss things that were not listed on…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

April 17, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader New employees Council’s meeting started off with the introduction of several new M.D. employees. Three were there in person. Mercedes Mohler will be working on budget, taxation and grants. Janine Freckelton is…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 9, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Programs and events Council got an update on programs and events offered by the town in the past six months or so, courtesy of Program Manager Laura Grottoli. To make a long…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

April 10, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader New in P&D Council was introduced to the newest M.D. employee, Samantha Dyck. She’ll be helping out in planning and development, a field in which she has considerable experience. Dick worked previously…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

March 13, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Agreement extended with Red Earth club The Red Earth Creek Rod & Gun Club had asked for permission to use the old community hall for an additional three years. Council was okay…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 2, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Taking a look at Slave Lake’s competitiveness A prominent aspect of the meeting was economic development officer Jason Swanson’s report on the Slave Lake Industrial Park Market Study. A separate story on…

Updated April 8 – corrected the registration time for the Community Clean Up. March 26, 2024 meeting Interagency is made up of ‘helping’ agencies and businesses in Slave Lake. Vanderwell Heritage Place The Lodge has programs most weekdays and sometimes…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s March 13 meeting was unusual in that five of the 11 members attended remotely, via teleconferencing technology. The meeting was held at council chambers in Wabasca. CAO Chad Tullis kicked things off by letting council…