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M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Jan. 13, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Behind closed doors Council’s Jan. 13 meeting started off with councillors discussing whether a couple of additions to the agenda should be handled in open or closed session. One – raised by…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 12, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council met for the first time since before Christmas, but somewhat surprisingly only had two new items of business to deal with. Perhaps that was just as well, because the mayor’s connection…
Town of Slave Lake asks for Rehn’s resignation

On January 5, 2021, the Town of Slave Lake posted an open letter to MLA of Lesser Slave Lake, Pat Rehn, on their website asking for his resignation. Letter to MLA Pat Rehn of Lesser Slave Lake Dear MLA Rehn, …
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Dec.15, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Good news on the health front: town employees who were tested for COVID have their results back and are in the clear. As of Dec. 14 all town employees were reporting as healthy…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Dec. 9, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last Wednesday’s council meeting was notable among other reasons for being the first for brand new chief administrative officer Barb Miller. She was in council chambers with reeve Murray Kerik and Barry…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Dec. 8, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Watershed report: ‘It all flows this way’A five-year testing program of Lesser Slave Lake water is in the works. That was one of the items in a presentation by Lesser Slave Watershed…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Dec. 1, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Per the CAO’s update for council, one town employee was in isolation and waiting for test results, due to having been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. As of Nov.…
Council Notebook Homeless Coalition

November 26, 2020 Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader With COVID-19 restrictions, the Homeless Coalition meeting was on Zoom. Twelve people attended, including Town of Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman, councillor Brice Ferguson, town staff, people from Alberta Health Services, and RCMP…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Nov. 25, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader COVID mitigationThe first thing council heard at its Nov. 25 meeting was a report from acting CAO Barry Kolenosky on new mitigation measures aimed at keeping M.D. employees and the public they…
Interagency Council Notebook

Nov. 24, 2020 Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Interagency is an opportunity for helping agencies in Slave Lake to share information with each other. The Nov. 24 meeting was only 15 minutes long and had very sparse attendance. Very little was…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Nov. 17, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One unintended consequence of the recent intense criticism of comments made by a town councillor is a relative unwillingness for councillors to say much about anything. Candour seems to be out the…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Nov. 10, 2020 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Supporting community groupsCouncil took a break and reconvened as the Community Assistance Board (CAB), with Brad Pearson as chair. It heard requests for financial assistance from four community groups and approved all four.…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Nov. 10, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s meeting began with a statement by councillor Joy McGregor, regarding comments on Slave Lake’s homeless population she had made at a meeting in September. “My statements were unacceptable,” she said, adding…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Oct. 28, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Fire chief checks in Council received a status report from regional fire chief Alex Pavcek. The service had received 413 calls in 2020 “as of today,” he told them, which was about…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Nov. 3, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader CAO reportChief administrative officer David Kim gave a mostly good-news weekly report on the state of affairs in the municipal government arena. For example, there are no COVID cases among town staff,…