Pandemic hasn’t slowed growth of new marketing company

One wouldn’t think that a global pandemic is a good time to start a business, but so far it’s been a good idea for Truly Creative Marketing based out of Slave Lake.
Asked how things are going, company founder Chantelle Trudel says, “wonderful. Really well. In today’s economy everyone’s realizing that they need to be online. It’s been growing really well. In four months, the brand has grown immensely.


Alimo’s sitting on top of the (pizza) world

Alimo’s Pizzeria of Slave Lake has been named the 2020 Canadian Pizzeria of the Year. The big news broke on May 5, when Alimo’s posted on Facebook that Canadian Pizza magazine had chosen the Slave Lake business for that annual honour.
“Thank you”…..said Alimo’s in the post, for selecting “our little pizzeria as the standard bearer for the entire nation.”


First virtual Native Friendship Centre youth event a success

“The online, interactive Knowledge And Art Workshop went fantastic,” says organizer Neika Courtorielle, in a news release. “Especially for it only being the first, to hopefully many more virtual youth events. With COVID causing so many rifts in so many communities I decided it would be a fantastic idea to find a way to get the youth involved somehow.”


Kids soccer season going ahead

“It’s not going to look like our previous seasons,” says TinaMarie Ritter, with Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association.
The season doesn’t start until May 17, so the restrictions may change, but the association decided to plan the season based on the current restrictions for outdoor recreation.


Props for dealership

Slave lake Chrysler announced last week that it has been named a 2021 CarGurus Top-Rated Dealer.
According to a March 16 news release, these awards are given to car dealerships that have a 4.5-star average rating or higher and at least four verified customer reviews submitted on the CarGurus platform in the last year.


Icedogs back in their natural habitat (indoor ice)

As reported in this space a week ago, the Slave Lake Icedogs got back to practicing on indoor ice on Feb. 22. It’s not exactly normal, but as head coach Gregg Kennedy says, any indoor ice is better than none at this point.
One reason he said that was because the temperature that day was well above freezing and the outdoor rinks were in bad shape.