58th Annual Widewater Sports Days

 

Thanks to a grant from the MD, camping and admission will be free of charge for the duration of the 58th annual Widewater Sports Days (June 8th to 11th). This grant is the first of many such gestures the MD has planned for the region’s yearlong celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Fun for the whole family, this event is not to be missed!

Upcoming Bridge Closures

 

During the next two weeks, MD crews will be conducting repairs on several bridges within the municipality. Single lane closures will occur on bridge files: 6668, 70314, 72113, 74079, and 77697. Be on the lookout for signs warning of construction ahead. Construction zone speed limits must be obeyed at all times.

2017 Re-Gravel Registry Open

 

Under the terms of its 2017 Re-Gravel Program, the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River is offering an opportunity for gravel haulers to work at a set price of $ 0.13 per metric tonne per kilometre. Kilometres are calculated from the area gravel pit to the centre point of the candidate road for re-gravel. The 2017 re-gravel registry process will remain open until 4:30pm on June 1, 2017.

Wildlife Info

 

Coyote Predation Management

Coyote predation management is administered by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, in partnership with local Agricultural Service Boards, in the agricultural areas of the province. In accordance with the Agricultural Pests Act, the Agricultural Fieldman is empowered to assist landowners to protect their livestock from coyote predation. The Municipals District of Lesser Slave River accomplishes this through:

Drug Awareness Presentations

 

The interruption of drug trafficking is a priority of the Slave Lake RCMP Detachment. One of the RCMP initiatives is to bring awareness to the communities with respect to drug use. There have been a number of drug awareness presentations being offered in Slave Lake and area in 2017.

2017 Rugged & Real Scholarship Open

 

With a view to supporting local students to advance studies and pursue higher education opportunities, the MD’s $1,000 Rugged & Real Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving local student attending a post-secondary institution. For the 2017 scholarship, applicant submissions will be in the form of a six-minute video.

Watershed Council AGM

 

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) invites residents to attend its 10th Annual General Meeting taking place on June 16th at the Faust Community Hall from 1:00 to 4:30pm. The LSWC hosts an annual general meeting each June that is open to both members and the general public.

Dutch Elm Disease Prevention

 

Dutch elm disease (DED) is a deadly disease that can affect any elm tree. Alberta has been fortunate to remain DED free for many years. However, landowners are still encouraged to be on the lookout for signs of DED on their properties. The tips below are designed to help landowners detect, control and prevent any possible DED outbreaks on their property.

New Children at Play Signs

 

This April, MD Council identified that many new families with young children are moving into the Hamlet of Flatbush. Because speeding on Range Road 20 poses a reasonable risk to children in this area, Council has moved that new "Children at Play" signs are to be erected at various points of entry into the Hamlet.

OHV Helmet Use Required

 

In an effort to enhance off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety, the Government of Alberta has recently amended the Traffic Safety Act to include a new OHV Helmet Law. This means that effective May 15, 2017, helmets will be mandatory for those riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public land. OHVs include any motorized vehicle built for cross-country travel on land, ice, and snow. Common types of OHV are all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, dirt bikes, utility terrain vehicles, and side-by-sides.

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. 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.

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