ATTRACTIONS

Holiday markets return in Slave Lake

The All Season Market and Slave Lake Farmers Market have joined forces to offer some seasonal shopping in the Slave Lake Multi Rec Centre (MRC).
Since 2013, Melissa Baxter and Chelsea Saluk have organized All Season Markets around major holidays: Valentines, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas.

NEWS

Landfill has a new manager

Barry Kolenosky of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (who is also the acting CAO), will serve as the manager of the Lesser Slave landfill. This news came at town council’s Oct. 13 meeting, via councillor Brice Ferguson

Sports

Icedogs out the gate with two wins

Slave Lake’s Junior ‘A’ team started its sophomore season with a bang, clobbering the rookie Fox Creek Ice Kings in a pair of games. The ‘Dogs skated to an 8 – 1 win in Fox Creek Friday night and followed it up with a 9 -1 victory in their home-opener Saturday.

NEWS

Local group hopes to start plastic re-manufacture project

Slave Laker Jule Asterisk has been interested in plastic since she was a child in the 1970s. With the Society of High Prairie Regional Environmental Action Committee (REAC), she is embarking on a five-year Plastics Re-manufacture Project to investigate how rural and remote communities can turn plastic waste into usable objects within the community.

Politics

Bad news on Boreal Centre

As reported earlier, the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation in Lesser Slave Lake is closed to the public for six months, as of Oct. 1. What wasn’t reported earlier is that the province had apparently changed its mind about the closure (and minimal cost-saving), after a furious lobby effort by local municipalities and others.

NEWS

New plant proposed for industrial park

A Calgary company looks to be serious about setting up a plant to produce fuel from unconventional sources near Slave Lake. Expander Energy has applications in with the M.D. of Lesser Slave River for the $30 million project, which it calls a ‘biomass/gas to liquids facility.’