Lesser Slave River News

Interdepartmental News and Resources

Free Virtual Counselling Sessions

Starting October 1, 2020, until March 31, 2021, appointments will be available Monday through Saturday from 8am to 8pm.

Free Pick-up and Delivery Services for Residents

The MD is helping our vulnerable residents get the items they need during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Be Aware of Farm Machinery on the Roads

With the summer season now drawing to a close, farmers in the MD are hustling to harvest their investments off the field. Motorists should expect to see an increase in machinery on the roads, both rural and highways.

Hydrant Flushing Notice

Starting September 27 until October 10, MD utilities staff will be flushing and winterizing hydrants in the Hamlets of Smith, Canyon Creek, Widewater, and Poplar Lane, as part of the MD’s routine maintenance program.

Stop on Red, School Kids Ahead

Help keep our kids safe by heeding school bus signals while driving.

Reminder of Tax Payment Deadline

A friendly reminder that the due date for payment of taxes is no later than September 30, 2020.

Smith Resident Recipient of Northern Lights Award

August 31, Lesser Slave River’s Sheila Willis was recognized as a Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Award recipient for modifying her heritage and travel app to help truck drivers and couriers find amenities during COVID.

Council Meetings Virtual During COVID-19

Until further notice, MD Council meetings will be supported by Zoom; an online and user-friendly communications tool for video and audio conferencing.

MD Flags at Half Mast for Councillor Brian Rosche

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Councillor Brian Rosche. Flags at MD facilities have been lowered to half-mast in honour of this beloved father, husband, and community leader.

Member-at-Large Vacancies

The MD is looking for residents to represent the region on a number of boards as Members-at-Large. Most appointments are for a one-year term.

Province Eyes Tax Break for Big Oil on Municipal Dime

The Government of Alberta is currently considering changes to the assessment model for regulated properties such as oil and gas wells and pipelines. This change would severely impact the bottom lines of rural municipalities across Alberta.

Welcome to Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton lies the remarkable region of Lesser Slave River. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound.

Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

Reeve Murray Kerik
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River no. 124

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