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Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 18, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Council’s regular meeting on Jan. 18 consisted of four items – two open to the public and two in closed session. The first two were over with rather quickly, thanks mainly to the…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notes

Wabasca liquor store owner protests treatment by police Jan. 12, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Two concerns Local business owner Jesse Roberts appeared as a delegation to share a couple of concerns with council. The first he described as “small”;…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Jan. 12, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ‘Tourism readiness’ Councillor Sandra Melzer had asked at a previous meeting for clarification on what the term ‘tourism readiness and development means.’ CAO Barb Miller was back with the goods. Tourism readiness for…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 11, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Snow and ice In his report for council, interim CAO Garry Roth said snow-clearing was proceeding through the residential neighbourhoods. Hauling of downtown snow was expected for the following week. On a related…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Dec. 21, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Curling club comes calling Fundraising is a way of life for curling clubs these days. In the case of the Slave Lake Curling Club, that includes appeals to town council for funding. SLCC…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Dec. 22, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Canyon Creek harbour: removal of old infrastructure The M.D. is applying to the province for funding to remove the remnants of a pier, a boat launch and a harbour wall at the old…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Dec. 9, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Some good news in health care After hearing alarming news about lack of emergency services at the Wabasca hospital during parts of December, councillors got some better tidings from the director of corporate…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Tourism Society planning for 2022, including ‘All-In’ winter event Dec. 14, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Events are being planned, reported councillor Shawn Gramlich at town council’s Dec. 14 meeting. One is an “All-In winter event,” with things happening in…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Opportunity looks at capital projects worth $22 million Dec. 6, 2021 special meeting on the budget Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader M.D. of Opportunity council met on Monday, Dec. 6 to go over the capital and operating budgets for 2022. Following are…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Dec. 8, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Nothing yet on transfer of Peerless and Trout halls In the ‘business arising’ part of the proceedings, councillor Leo Alook had a question. He asked if there had been any response from the…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Dec. 8, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Land Use Bylaw amendment goes directly to first base Council gave first reading to an LUB amendment for a lot in the Lawrence Lake area, and set a public hearing date for Jan.…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Dec. 7, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Progress on the park The lead item in acting CAO Garry Roth’s report for council was about a meeting of town and M.D. people with Provincial Parks officials. The topic was an agreement…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Dec. 2, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader For reasons not specified, M.D. council held its committee of the whole meeting on a Thursday last week. Its main features were three presentations on emergency management – one by the CAO, one…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Nov. 30, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Barton Park The replacement of damaged playground equipment in Barton Park in the southwest part of town will not happen until the spring, council heard. The good news is the materials have all…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Monday, Nov. 22 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Asset transfer Council approved the transfer of assets from the M.D. to the Wabasca-Desmarais Housing Authority. The Authority has already taken over management of 36 properties, but the actual title transfer hadn’t yet…
M.D. of Opportunity  Notebook

Nov. 10, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader A cottage owner in Calling Lake is using an M.D. easement as a private driveway, or beach access route or something along those lines. Councillor Cheri Courtorielle was very keen for the M.D.…