The new hockey season, whenever it comes, is not going to take Danil (“Call me Dani”) Babchuk by surprise. Last year’s standout defenceman for the Slave Lake Icedogs plans to come back for a second season and he is working hard on his fitness.
A Grade 11 student from Slave Lake is one of just 21 people from the whole of northern Alberta chosen to participate in the University of Alberta’s Summer Research Program. It’ll be several weeks of science and fun for Hayley Nicholl, who attends Roland Michener School.
There’s a wickedly delightful bit about small-town shops in Bill Bryson’s book ‘Notes From a Small Island.’ He’s commenting storefront signs in some English town or other, one of them advertising a ‘Family Butcher.’
The big weekend of rain – June 6 – 8 – did cause some flooding in the Slave Lake area. But it was not nearly as bad as some had feared.
Marten Beach residents, in particular, are on edge after two successive summers of bad flooding.
Legacy Childcare in Slave Lake planned to reopen on June 15 at a limited capacity. This is in line with the health requirements of the Alberta COVID-19 relaunch strategy.
Slave Lake was back in the news last week, and not for something good. A human rights group in Edmonton is calling for a public inquiry into Points West Living facilities in Alberta, after hearing complaints about the way certain residents in Points West in Slave Lake were being treated.
One of the biggest factors in graduation style this year in Slave Lake area is grad class size.
With only five grads, Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School will be holding a family only outdoor grad with under 50 people.
On June 16, AB Taekwondo in Slave Lake will be offering outdoor taekwondo classes for all ages three days a week. It has been closed since mid-March because of COVID-19, but doing classes virtually.
Judging by what restaurant managers told us last week, re-opening their shops to sit-down dining has been well-received. Even at 50 per cent capacity, it is a welcome return to something like normalcy.
An industrial property on the west side of Slave Lake has been (or is being) used for various purposes that have never been approved. Not only do they violate the rules regarding permitted uses, they are contrary to an agreement with the landowner on the matter of off-site levy payment.