NEWS

Rotary helping daycare organize another ‘Colour Rush’

With challenges caused by COVID-19, the Slave Lake Child Care Society was too busy to organize the fifth annual Colour (Rush) Fun Run and BBQ, so the Rotary Club of Slave Lake stepped up to the plate. It is a very colourful event, with runners and walkers going through clouds of coloured powder at various stations along the run.

HAPPENINGS, NEWS

Staggered start to the school year

Slave Lake, Kinuso and Smith school offices will be re-opening this week, with classes starting this week (Aug. 31). However, the first week of classes will be a bit different than normal because not everyone will attend every day. Also, throughout the year, drop-off and pick-up times are staggered.

HAPPENINGS

Work on mall continues. Dollarama should be opening soon

As reported earlier, renovations to the downtown mall in Slave Lake have (mostly) to do with two new tenants setting up shop there. One is Dollarama and the other is Pet Value. As of last week, the Dollarama site is finished on the outside; what’s left now – according to mall owner Matt Stokes – is for the tenant to fix up the internal space and open for business.

Sports

Groups gear up for a very different ice-use season

Ice user groups got the lowdown last week on the Town of Slave Lake’s plans for running the indoor ice rinks this season.
It starts with a later-than-usual date (or dates) for ice installation. And then it gets very strange, with guidelines for reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 being the dominant factor.