Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Slave Lake’s new town council had already put in over 50 hours in orientation and training as of Nov. 9. This news was shared in mayor Tyler Warman’s wrap-up remarks at the end of the Nov. 9 meeting.

Warman said that was more time than after any other election he’d been part of.

The fun continues, as this week, the whole group spends two or three days at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association conference in Edmonton, where they hope to bend the ears of several government ministers.

On another topic, Warman said the town’s decision to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program at the MRC and pool is drawing some heat. It does give the town more flexibility in delivering programs, he said.

The alternative is the former system, where the town was limited to a fraction of total capacity.

“But are we segregating?” Warman asked. “Fair question.”

However, the town is limited to a couple of options permitted by the province. If you’re frustrated with those, Warman said, “talk with the province.”