Lesser Slave River News in Brief

Free Virtual Counselling Sessions

2020-09-21
Free Virtual Counselling Sessions

Starting October 1, 2020, until March 31, 2021, appointments will be available Monday through Saturday ...

MD Offers Free Pick-up and Delivery Service for Residents

2020-09-15
MD Offers Free Pick-up and Delivery Service for Residents

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about our day-to-day routines and realities. Life ...

Be Aware of Farm Machinery on the Roads

2020-09-11
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 investme...

Weed Control Partnership Program Rebate

2020-09-11
Weed Control Partnership Program Rebate

Please be advised that in order to qualify for the Weed Control Partnership Program rebate, all herbici...

Hydrant Flushing Notice

2020-09-08
Hydrant Flushing Notice

Starting September 27 until October 10, MD utilities staff will be flushing and winterizing hydrants in...

Reminder of Tax Payment Deadline

2020-09-03
Reminder of Tax Payment Deadline

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

Stop on Red, School Kids Ahead

2020-09-03
Stop on Red, School Kids Ahead

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

Smith Resident Recipient of Northern Lights Award

2020-09-01
Smith Resident Recipient of Northern Lights Award

August 31, Lesser Slave River’s Sheila Willis was recognized as a Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition...

Council Meetings Virtual During COVID-19

2020-08-22
Council Meetings Virtual During COVID-19

Until further notice, MD Council meetings will be supported by Zoom; an online and user-friendly commun...

MD Flags at Half Mast for Councillor Brian Rosche

2020-08-18
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 facili...

Member-at-Large Vacancies

2020-08-11
Member-at-Large Vacancies

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

Province Eyes Tax Break for Big Oil on Municipal Dime

2020-07-31
Province Eyes Tax Break for Big Oil on Municipal Dime

The Government of Alberta is currently considering changes to the assessment model for regulated proper...

MD Accepting Water Facility Bids

2020-07-27
MD Accepting Water Facility Bids

The MD is currently accepting bids for installation work at the Southshore Water Treatment Facility. ...

Take a Quick Composting Survey

2020-07-16
Take a Quick Composting Survey

The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Facility wants to understand the interest of area resid...

High Water Affecting MD Infrastructure

2020-07-14
High Water Affecting MD Infrastructure

High water levels are beginning to impact MD infrastructure. Muskeg Road and the Municipal Boat Launch ...

Help the MD Draft its Land Use Bylaw

2020-07-09
Help the MD Draft its Land Use Bylaw

The MD is inviting interested residents and business owners/operators to participate in the drafting of...

MD Encourages Virtual Garage Sales

2020-07-09
MD Encourages Virtual Garage Sales

In view of ongoing Provincial Health Orders restricting physical distancing and mass gatherings, the MD...

MD Issues Warning to Careless OHV Users

2020-07-09
MD Issues Warning to Careless OHV Users

The MD strongly cautions area quad riders to adhere to municipal/provincial OHV bylaws and practice bas...

Become a Volunteer Firefighter

2020-07-01
Become a Volunteer Firefighter

At the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service, we're always looking for caring, committed individuals to jo...

2020 Vendor Equipment Registration Opportunity

2020-06-25
2020 Vendor & Equipment Registration Opportunity

The MD is accepting applications to its 2020 Vendor Equipment Registration.

Spot Something not Quite Right?

2020-06-22
Spot Something not Quite Right?

MD employees work hard to keep the region running smoothly, but they can't be everywhere at once...and ...

Canyon Creek Campground Closed for the Season

2020-06-17
Canyon Creek Campground Closed for the Season

While many regional campgrounds reopened June 1 in alignment with the Government of Alberta’s staged re...

New Recycling Material Process in Effect

2020-06-04
New Recycling Material Process in Effect

To help maintain the health and safety of our residents and staff members, we ask that you please abide...

Muskeg Road Portion of Old Smith Hwy Restricted

2020-05-25
Muskeg Road Portion of Old Smith Hwy Restricted

The Muskeg Road portion of the Old Smith Highway is restricted indefinitely to local traffic only due t...

Vegetation Management Program Underway

2020-05-25
Vegetation Management Program Underway

The MD’s annual Vegetation Management Program is well underway on municipally-owned road allowances for...

MLA Pat Rhen Shares Update on our Roads

2020-05-08
MLA Pat Rhen Shares Update on our Roads

On May 7, 2020, Pat Rhen, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake, shared an update on his Facebook page thanking his...

Dog Control Fines in the MD

2020-04-30
Dog Control Fines in the MD

The MD of Lesser Slave River has power to impose fines of up to $500 to irresponsible dog owners.

FAO Provides Clarity on Proposed Compensation Review

2020-03-27
FAO Provides Clarity on Proposed Compensation Review

Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) provides landowners’ clarity on various Energy Companies proposed “Annua...

Community Pick-up Points Established for Leader

2020-03-27
Community Pick-up Points Established for Leader

Due to changing conditions in the newspaper industry, it is no longer feasible for the Lakeside Leader ...

Potholes on our Highways (Amended)

2020-03-19
Potholes on our Highways (Amended)

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MD has moderated its stance on the state of regional hig...

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Lesser Slave River News in Brief - mobile view

Free Virtual Counselling Sessions

2020-09-21
Free Virtual Counselling Sessions

Starting October 1, 2020, until March 31, 2021, appointments will be available Monday through Saturday ...

MD Offers Free Pick-up and Delivery Service for Residents

2020-09-15
MD Offers Free Pick-up and Delivery Service for Residents

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about our day-to-day routines and realities. Life ...

Be Aware of Farm Machinery on the Roads

2020-09-11
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 investme...

Weed Control Partnership Program Rebate

2020-09-11
Weed Control Partnership Program Rebate

Please be advised that in order to qualify for the Weed Control Partnership Program rebate, all herbici...

Hydrant Flushing Notice

2020-09-08
Hydrant Flushing Notice

Starting September 27 until October 10, MD utilities staff will be flushing and winterizing hydrants in...

Reminder of Tax Payment Deadline

2020-09-03
Reminder of Tax Payment Deadline

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

Stop on Red, School Kids Ahead

2020-09-03
Stop on Red, School Kids Ahead

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

Smith Resident Recipient of Northern Lights Award

2020-09-01
Smith Resident Recipient of Northern Lights Award

August 31, Lesser Slave River’s Sheila Willis was recognized as a Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition...

Council Meetings Virtual During COVID-19

2020-08-22
Council Meetings Virtual During COVID-19

Until further notice, MD Council meetings will be supported by Zoom; an online and user-friendly commun...

MD Flags at Half Mast for Councillor Brian Rosche

2020-08-18
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 facili...

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What are the current issues and Opportunities at the MD?

  • Lesser Slave River employees maintain positive relationships based on trust, respect and integrity to ensure all residents in the MD enjoy a safe and prosperous community. Come be part of the team.
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  • A wide variety of invitations to tender, requests for proposal, contract quotations and other business opportunities from Lesser Slave River are posted in this section as they become available.
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  • The MD is in the process of a full review and update of its current Land Use Bylaw. As part of this process, the MD invites community members to participate in the dialogue and guide its drafting.
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  • Share your time, energy, and skills, with the municipality or one of the many services, programs or not-for-profit groups in the community.Your involvement makes a difference in people's lives.
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Lesser Slave River by the Numbers

10,076

Square Kilometers

3,074

Residents

1,534

Dwellings

10

Municipal Departments

Meet Your Reeve and Councillors

Reeve Kerik

  

Murray Kerik / Reeve

Councillor Esau

  

Robert Esau / Division 1 Councillor

Sandra Melzer

  

Sandra Melzer / Division 1 Councillor

Becky Peiffer

  

Becky Peiffer / Division 1 Councillor

Darcie Acton

  

Darcie Acton / Division 2 Councillor

Brad Pearson

  

Brad Pearson / Division 2 Councillor

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.

General Contact Info

 info (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.849.4888
 1.866.449.4888
 780.849.4939

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