On February 29, 14 students, from Slave Lake’s AB Taekwondo, won medals at the eighth annual Westlock Taekwondo Tournament. They competed in sparring, poomsae (patterns) and an exhibition.
Playing sports is one thing. Doing it in front of people who are cheering for you is quite another, and that’s what Leard Robertson of Slave Lake hopes to arrange for people with special needs in the community.
On February 26, Swan River First Nation and Keepers of the Athabasca collected core samples from Lesser Slave Lake to test for contamination from the Suez Hazardous Waste Treatment Centre in the Swan Hills.
That dapper fellow you see directing things at Slave Lake’s Hotel Northern Star these days is a man with an illustrious past in the hospitality industry. His name is Ashish (but call him ‘Ash’) Arora.
Becky Scott isn’t a new face in Slave Lake, but she has a new job. She is the employment counsellor and job coach with Rupertsland Institute in Slave Lake.
Former Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee was the Slave Lake and area coordinator for an Alberta Wide Protest on Saturday, February 29.
Despite snow and wind, there was a good turnout, says Larivee.
Serena Weipert is the new Town of Slave Lake FCSS (Family and Community Support Services) coordinator. She moved back to Slave Lake in December.
“Connie (Schultz) started the Kodiaks 26 years ago, and kept it running” says teammate Melanie Herbert. Since it started in 1993, the team hasn’t taken a season off, which is unique in both Slave Lake hockey and in the women’s league.
Slave Lake Physiotherapy is not only fully open for business, it has a new physiotherapist on staff. He’s Devish Kumar, just in from Waterloo Ontario.
Good news for Canadian softwood lumber exporters arrived last week. According to a news release from the Government of Alberta, “The U.S. Department of Commerce has signalled a significant reduction to tariff rates for forestry companies that were included in the first administrative review.”