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Alberta Wildfire

Stay current on Alberta's wildfire situation. See where wildfire are burning in Alberta and how they impact you. Get up-to-date information on wildfire conditions and hazard. Join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Report a wildfire. This app provides easy access to Alberta's wildfire map with up-to-date wildfire information. Features include area-specific updates on wildfire situations, plus direct contact information for Alberta's wildfire-related websites, phone numbers and email addresses.

Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen - AAAF

Agricultural Fieldmen have always been central to the success of Agricultural Service Boards. They develop, implement, and control programs designed to carry out priorities and policies set by their Agricultural Service Board.

Alberta Emergency Alert

When disaster strikes, get more information and take appropriate action to protect yourself and your family. Disasters can occur anywhere, at any time. Alberta Emergency Alerts provide you with critical information about immediate disasters, where the disasters are occurring and what action you can take to better prepare yourself. Alerts are distributed to the public through various outlets including: radio and television; Internet; RSS feed; social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); and road Signage. Public Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Alberta Air Quality Health Index

The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a tool available for Albertans to learn what the air quality around various Alberta communities means to individual health. The AQHI provides a number from 1 to 10 to indicate the level of health risk associated with local air quality. The higher the AQHI number, the greater the health risk and need to take precautions. This app provides updated AQHI readings and daily forecasts for more than 20 communities. The AQHI is paired with advice about limiting exposure to air pollution and adjusting activity levels when air quality is poor. Special community level messaging is displayed when odour or visibility events occur. For more information visit:

Alberta Rivers: Data and Advisories

Obtain the latest information about Alberta's rivers, including flood advisories and comments issued by Alberta's River Forecast Centre. View all current surface water data for Alberta. View all monitoring stations on a map, tap stations to view current data and whether flows are normal, and receive notifications when new advisories and comments are issued. You can also save your own list of important stations for quick reference.

Alberta Registry Services

Need to find an Alberta Registry Agent or need more information about registry services in Alberta? With the Registry Services applications you can find a Registry Agent using your current location, city or postal code. Alberta Registry Agents are a network of community-based services centres, offering one-stop shopping for a wide range of registration, information and licensing services on behalf of the Government of Alberta. Services provided by Registry Agents include motor vehicle registrations, driver licensing and testing, personal property (lien) searches and registrations, land title searches, corporate registry services, and vital statistics certificate requests.

Bee Health

The Bee Health app is based on current scientific knowledge to address honey bee diseases and pests. It is a handy resource to help beekeepers and other users to detect, diagnose, manage and treat honey bee diseases and pests. It includes pictures and treatment options which aid beekeepers in adopting appropriate pest management practices. Thus, beekeepers can improve bee health and enhance on-farm food safety and biosecurity practices in their operations. Download the free Bee Health app from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry today.

Transfer Alberta

Knowing ahead of time what courses and programs transfer between colleges and universities can help you better plan your future, save your time and money. The Transfer Alberta App provides students and secondary/post-secondary professionals with an informative and easy to use search tool to support post-secondary planning, admissions, and transfers. This tool provides access to Alberta post-secondary transfer agreements, as well as high school upgrading and provincial course equivalency information.

Call of the Land

Call of the Land is Alberta's premier agricultural news program. Airing five days-a-week, this nine minute agricultural radio program, produced by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, is broadcast to a daily audience of over 110,000. For over 60 years, stories have kept the agricultural community current on the latest agricultural technologies, research findings, production methods and marketing trends, as well as government programs and policies. The Call of the Land Calendar keeps listeners informed about upcoming agricultural events.

Alberta Baby Names

Each year, Service Alberta publishes a list of Alberta's top baby names, compiled from the Registration of Live Birth forms that are completed by parents. Alberta Baby Names is a fun and easy to use application that helps you find the perfect baby name. Access lists of Alberta's baby names since 1980 by year and gender. Build, edit and view a list of favorite names. View names popularity rankings by year. Search from a list of more than 81,000 names.

Healthy U Jr. Chef

Welcome to Healthy U Jr. Chef, a simple and smart app created by the Government of Alberta. Healthy U Jr. Chef allows parents to browse, plan and cook healthy meals for their family, plus include the kids through fun, interactive games with our cast of critters. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a snack, moms and dads can find quick, healthy dishes with a variety of main ingredients ranging from seafood and poultry, to grains and vegetables.Dishes are shown in full colour photography, then ranked as to how healthy they are, and how often you should serve them to your family. Check out the cooking instructions and ingredients before saving them to your phone’s grocery list with the touch of a button.

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

Lesser Slave River is “Iyaghchi Eennu Sepe “ in Cree, meaning "River of the Strange People." The river itself is a major tributary of the Athabasca River. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Municipal Servicing Standards

Governing Municipal Growth

The intent of the Municipal Servicing Standards Manual is to provide an information guide to set standards governing design, preparation and submission of plans and specifications for construction of municipal improvements in the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124. It is intended for use by Developers, Engineering Consultants, Utility Companies and Municipal District Departments.

These standards are provided to set out the "minimum" allowable levels to which the requisite improvements are to be built. In instances where the standards do not cover a particular situation or occurrence, good engineering judgment shall be used. All development shall comply with the requirements of the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124, all applicable Land Use Bylaws and Provincial and Federal legislation.

No departure from these standards shall be permitted without the written approval of the Director of Field Services. The Municipal District shall be the final authority on any disputed plans. Minor revisions may be given verbal approval by the Director of Field Services, but a change order shall be issued to record such revisions.

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave River Region is almost twice the size of Prince Edward Island, but with just 1/15 the population. The Region includes the urban area of Slave Lake, as well as nine outlying communities: Flatbush, Chisholm, Smith, Hondo, Marten Beach, Wagner, Widewater, Canyon Creek, and Assineau. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Measured guidance for local matters.

Municipal Policies provide guidance for Lesser Slave River Council and staff during the handling of local matters and procedures. In this spirit, Lesser Slave River's policy library provides an online resource listing all policies that guide MD protocols.

The policies in this library provide a set of guidelines for employees to follow in making decisions in the best interest of Lesser Slave River and its residents. They are designed to provide a framework for the delegation of decision making; to eliminate misunderstandings; to reduce uncertainties; and to enable MD staff and management to meet its goals and objectives. Some latitude is allowed in decision making, dependent upon circumstances; otherwise, it would be considered a rule or procedure. However, in making decisions, the intent of the policy must be followed. Municipal Policies are intended to:

  • Promote common understanding of Council's policy objectives
  • Provide direction to allow Administration to meet council's policy objectives
  • Facilitate better and more timely decisions
  • Allow personnel to know what is expected of them
  • Address recurring problems or situations.

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Category : Advisory Council
Category : Agricultural Services
Category : Community Services
Category : Finance
Category : Planning & Development
Category : Protective Services
Category : Recreation
Category : Transportation
Category : Utilities

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

Traditionally the Sawridge First Nation used the sprawling Boreal forest and the numerous lakes and rivers of the Slave Lake Region as their territory for centuries prior to the arrival of colonialists. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Municipal Elections

Represent your region's vision & views.

Lesser Slave River's government consists of a Reeve elected at large, and six Councillors representing two municipal divisions. Division 1 includes the communities of Flatbush, Chisholm, Hondo and Smith. Division 2 includes the communities of Mitsue, Marten Beach, Canyon Creek, Widewater and the land adjacent to the Town of Slave Lake. Though they bring unique mandates and perceptions to the table, Council shares the vision to steward a municipality where prosperity is the norm, and where residents have the resources they need to thrive.

Municipal elections are held every four years on the third Monday in the month of October pursuant to the Municipal Government Act and the Local Authorities Election Act. The last municipal election was held on October 21, 2013.

Running for Lesser Slave River Council: General Considerations

To become a candidate you must be at least 18 years of age on nomination day, a Canadian citizen, and you must have been a resident of Lesser Slave River for the six consecutive months preceding nomination day.

You are ineligible as a candidate for Lesser Slave River under the following circumstances:

  • if you are the auditor of the municipality
  • if you are a municipal employee, unless you take the entitled leave of absence
  • if your property taxes are more than $50 in arrears or you are in default, for more than 90 days, for any other debt in excess of $500 to the municipality
  • if you have, within the previous 10 years, been convicted of a offense under the Local Authorities Election Act, the Election Act or the Canada Elections Act
  • If you are a judge, member of parliament, senator, or member of the legislative assembly, you must resign that position before you take office as a member of council.

The demands on your time will be heavy. You will be elected for a four-year term of office and during that time you will be required to attend:

  • regular and special meetings of council
  • council committee meetings
  • meetings of other boards and agencies to which you are appointed as council’s representative
  • conferences, conventions, seminars, and workshops for training and discussion
  • social and other events promoting your municipality

You will also need to spend time reading material and talking with residents, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and others. This will all be part of the necessary preparation for meetings so that you can make informed decisions. Don’t forget the time you need for your personal life, work, etc.

As a member of council you will have the opportunity to significantly influence the future of your community. Your power as a member of council depends on your ability to persuade the other members of council to adopt your view. All decisions must be made at meetings, held in public, at which a quorum is present.

As an individual member of council you will not have the power to commit your municipality to any expenditure or to direct the activities of the municipal employees. Any promise you make as part of your election campaign that involves municipal expenditures or the activities of the employees, can only be carried out if you can convince a majority of council that it is a good idea.

The Canadian Constitution delegates responsibility for municipal institutions to the provinces. Through a variety of legislation, the Alberta Legislative Assembly has delegated some of its authority to municipal councils. The legislation you will use most often is the Municipal Government Act.

Local legislation is in the form of bylaws that remain in effect until they are amended or repealed. You will not be starting with a blank slate and creating your ideal municipality from scratch. If you are running with some kind of reform in mind, you will have to become familiar with what exists, how it has been created – by bylaw, resolution or policy – and why it exists, before you will be able to start discussing your changes.

Some examples of local documents you will often refer to are the Council Procedural Bylaw, Land Use Bylaw, the bylaws establishing the positions of the Chief Administrative Officer and the designated officers, and the Policy Manual.

As a member of council, it will be your duty to establish policy for your municipality. It is the job of the administration to implement the policy. The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River has competent and dedicated administrators. You will need the support, advice and assistance of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) if you are to be an effective member of council. Their training, experience, and understanding of how and why things have developed as they have, will be an important resource for you.

The best way to find out what the job is all about is to spend some time reading council agendas and minutes, and talking to current members of council. Sit in on some council meetings. Talk to the CAO to find out what other information is available. This will help you in your campaign and will assist you in assuming office. If you don’t do that kind of research now, you’ll have to do it after you are elected, and you probably have more time now than you will if you are elected.

Ask how much time may be required for committee work and for council appointments to other boards and agencies, over and above the time required for regular council meetings. Once you are elected you have a duty to represent your community.

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave River Region is almost twice the size of Prince Edward Island, but with just 1/15 the population. The Region includes the urban area of Slave Lake, as well as nine outlying communities: Flatbush, Chisholm, Smith, Hondo, Marten Beach, Wagner, Widewater, Canyon Creek, and Assineau. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Addressing the concerns of the community.

Safety is our first priority. We want to provide a desired quality of life for residents and visitors alike by raising public awareness of community standards.

Bylaws are created to address the issues and concerns of the residents, as well as to protect the environment, public health and public safety in the Municipality.

Below you will find an alphabetical listing of the most commonly requested Bylaws. If you are unable to find a specific bylaw, please contact the Main Administration Office at 780.849.4888.

Please visit our Online Document Library for the most complete and up-to-date files.

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Category : Administration
Category : Animal Control
Category : Assessment Review Board
Category : Bylaw Enforcement
Category : Council
Category : Disaster
Category : Elections
Category : Fire Protection
Category : Library
Category : Planning
Category : Recreation
Category : Taxation
Category : Transportation
Category : Waste
Category : Water and Sewer

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

In the late 1920s and early 1930s there was substantial activity in the Chisholm, Smith, and Sawridge areas. Logging trains brought heavy shipments of logs to the sawmill in Chisholm and provided many jobs for newcomers to the area. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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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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