New Deputy Mayor

On November 17th, 2020 at the Regular Town Council Meeting, Councilor Makowichuk was sworn in as Deputy Mayor by Mayor Holowaychuk.

Public Hearing Notice for Borrowing Bylaw No. 024 – 2020

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Municipality of the Town of Smoky Lake has given first reading to Borrowing Bylaw No. 024 – 2020 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

This bylaw authorizes the Council of the Municipality to incur indebtedness by the issuance of debenture(s) in the amount of Three Hundred and Six Thousand ($306,000) dollars for the purpose of the project entitled: “Solar Project for Municipal Buildings”.

The Municipality shall repay the indebtedness according to the repayment structure in effect, namely semi-annual payments of combined principal and interest instalments not to exceed Twenty (20) years calculated at a rate not exceeding the interest rate fixed by the Government of Alberta on the date of the borrowing, and not to exceed Three (3) percent.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers in Smoky Lake and virtually at  

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT anyone wishing to make a verbal or written representation may do so at the hearing, or by providing the representation to Adam Kozakiewicz, Chief Administrative Officer before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020.  A copy of the proposed Borrowing Bylaw may be inspected online at or obtained in hard-copy from the Town of Smoky Lake Office. To obtain more information regarding the proposed Bylaw, please contact: Adam Kozakiewicz, Chief Administrative Officer at (780) 656-3674 or email

NOW THEREFORE NOTICE is hereby given by the Council of the Municipality of the Town of Smoky Lake that, unless a petition of the owners for a vote on Bylaw No. 024 – 2020 is demanded, as provided for by the terms of Section 231 of the Municipal Government Act, the said Council may pass the said borrowing bylaw.

Link to Bylaw

Smoky Lake County – Victoria District Economic Development Strategy

Smoky Lake County – Victoria District Economic Development Strategy
Following extensive public participation and input, as well as a Public Hearing held at the June 26, 2020 Joint Meeting of the Town of Smoky Lake and Smoky Lake County, the Victoria District Economic Development Strategy was adopted as a long term vision. The Strategy proposes to move forward as a concept to support and develop tourism in the Smoky Lake region, focused on the key pieces of …

Smoky Lake County – Victoria District Economic Development Strategy

2020 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards

2020 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards – Deadline extended to October 6, 2020

While this has been an exceptionally challenging time for all Albertans, the spirit of volunteerism continues to be a beacon of hope in our communities. The Stars of Alberta Awards recognize the amazing volunteers in our communities and we need your help to nominate those volunteers! The submission deadline has been extended to October 6, 2020.

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards highlight the value of volunteerism and publicly recognize the ongoing essential work and contributions of volunteers in supporting strong, vibrant, and diverse communities. Since the first awards were presented in 2000, 127 Albertans of all ages from communities across the province have been honoured. Six awards are presented annually, two in each category of youth, adult, and senior, at the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards ceremony.

This year, the new Breaking Barriers category will recognize outstanding volunteers who have contributed through their volunteering activities, advocacy and/or leadership to promote equality or to reduce barriers for marginalized groups. Three additional awards will be given to individuals or groups who are opening doors in their communities to address racism, advocate for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion and fighting gender discrimination. This is an opportunity to celebrate those outstanding individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that our communities are more inclusive and better each day.

Nominations for the 2020 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are open and I encourage you to submit the names of those remarkable volunteers in your organization, school, and community. As with previous years the Stars of Alberta Awards will be presented at a special ceremony at Government House in Edmonton on December 4, 2020. This celebration is scheduled to coincide with International Volunteer Day, which falls on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Detailed information on the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards program can be found online at A copy of the 2020 nomination form is also enclosed. The extended deadline for nominations is October 6, 2020.

Share your volunteer story and let it inspire others!


Leela Sharon Aheer

Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

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Health Advisory Council

 The Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council (HAC) invites you attend a virtual Community Conversation on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This is an opportunity to learn more about Health System Integration initiatives (Formerly Enhancing Care in the Community) whose goal is to help people be as healthy, well and independent as they can be in their homes and communities. 

Participants will be invited to share their experiences and perspectives with Dr. Richard Lewanczuk, Senior Medical Director with Alberta Health Services. Dr. Lewanczuk is seeking community input as AHS prioritizes community-based health. 

The session will be via Zoom and runs from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please register for the session here: 

Public participation is essential to improving the quality and accountability of health services in Alberta. Health Advisory Councils play an important role in supporting the strategic direction of AHS by engaging members of their communities in a respectful, transparent and accountable manner. Working in partnership with AHS is an important way to ensure that services are more responsive to the needs of those who use them. 

For more information on the Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council, visit the website. 

We hope you can join us. 

Robert Deresh, Chair Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council 

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