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M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notes

March 5, 2024 committee of the whole meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Marten Beach trees Dan Tarney, FireSmart Neighbourhood Champion with the Marten Beach Cottagers’ Association, presented to council as a delegation. He asked the M.D. to remove some trees…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The majority of council’s March 5 meeting was taken up with a presentation by Lesser Slave Lake MLA Scott Sinclair. He covered quite a range of recent government business, concentrating on items directly affecting the Lesser…
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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Feb. 14 meeting was held in council chambers at Wabasca, with all but deputy reeve Brendan Powell present. After Reeve Marshall Auger called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. sharp, five items were added…
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Feb. 28, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s meeting on Feb. 28 had the minimum four attendees to make quorum. At least at first: Councillor Norm Seatter made it five when he was able to tune in remotely. Missing…
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Jan. 24, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Additions Council’s Jan. 24 meeting was held in Calling Lake. Five items were added to the agenda: RCMP, Western Indigenous consultation and engagement, Fire Services Policy, Calling Lake senior homes and an…
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Feb. 20, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Some crimes down RCMP Staff Sgt. Casey Bruyns presented his quarterly report to council. It had some good news: property crimes and crimes against persons were both down in the third quarter…

Feb. 13, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Appointments Council’s first item of business was to approve the renewal of the Capital Region Assessment Services Commission. The commission hears appeals on property assessments, on behalf of the town, which otherwise…
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Feb. 14, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Meet the new guy Council’s meeting started with the introduction of the M.D.’s newest management-level employee. He’s Christiaan Rudolf Liebenberg, and is in charge of quite an array of departments – apparently…

Feb. 6, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader On the agenda were a couple of delegations, but neither of them showed up. One was RCMP Staff Sgt. Casey Bruyns, who was scheduled to present his quarterly policing report. The other…

January 30, 2024 meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Interagency is made up of helping agencies, organizations, and businesses in Slave Lake. Frost Fest Frost Fest runs February 10 to 19. It starts with the Family Carnival on Feb. 10 from…
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Jan. 24, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Who goes to the conference? That was the question council had to answer, about attending a conference in Red Deer in late April. It’s the annual get-together of the Community Planning Association…
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Jan. 23, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Not counting the 15-minute get-together on Jan. 9, this was the first substantial regular meeting of councillors since before Christmas, and they were in a debating mood.But first things first…. Community Futures…
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Dec. 13, 2023 meeting (continued) Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Public works in Calling Lake Public Works Director Cyndi Taron’s report for council had a few items from Calling Lake that stood out. One had to do with the seniors’ emergency…
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January 15, 2024 meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The M.D. started the meeting as a committee of the whole. At these meetings, council hears reports, discusses them, but puts them over to a regular council meeting for decisions. Sewer grinder…
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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Dec. 13, 2023 meeting was held at council chambers in Wabasca. All 11 councillors were present (as of 10:06 a.m.). So were seven M.D. department managers and the recording secretary.Council approved an amended version of…
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Jan. 9, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Town council eased back into action with a first meeting of 2024 that couldn’t have lasted much more than a quarter of an hour – the open portion of it, at least.The…