HAPPENINGS

A record year for the Christmas Bird Count

The 26th Annual Slave Lake Christmas Bird Count looked a little different with the COVID-19 restrictions. Although indoor and outdoor social gatherings were not allowed this year, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of local birders for this popular event that took place on Saturday, December 19th.

HAPPENINGS

‘Solutions’ challenge

Two local businesses issued a challenge last week to people in Slave Lake and surrounding area to find solutions to local homelessness.
“Spirit Bear and Intuit would like to challenge every business and resident to match us or beat us,” says Marilyn McRee, of Spirit Bear Supported Independent Living in Slave Lake.

HAPPENINGS

Not just a hobby

Two Slave Lake young men are making a living out of their love for fishing, hunting, and trapping.
Three or four years ago, Erik Labrie and Brody Teale started ‘Non-Typical Nation’ as a YouTube channel. In June 2020, the first season aired on the Sportsman Channel on satellite.

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.

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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.