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Local teacher gifts paintings to long term care resident

“When I am at work, I dream about painting,” says Corinna Horsman. “It’s taken over my life. I love it so much.”
Horsman’s most recent project was painting a canvas for each of the 20 residents in Slave Lake long-term care.
On March 23, there was a special ceremony with the residents opening their paintings. They all appeared to like them a lot.

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Anti-lockdown rally draws a crowd

Despite being ticketed for contravening the Public Health Act, Benita Pedersen is forging ahead with several more ‘anti-COVID’ rallies, including one in Slave Lake on March 4. She’d held one the day before in Whitecourt and was moving on later in the week to Peace River and Fort McMurray.

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Habitat looking for local volunteers to help with fifth SL house

The helping organizations in Slave Lake meet monthly to discuss upcoming events, services, and for support.
Habitat for Humanity
Tanya Edison, with Habitat for Humanity in Edmonton, announced that construction of a new house in Slave Lake was set to start in March. Habitat for Humanity hired a contractor to build the house, but is looking for local volunteers to be on a selection committee and do a few odd jobs.

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Budding local songster has a minor hit

Something you don’t hear about every day is a local, original song making waves (even minor ones) on the big music streaming services. It is happening right now.
The song is called ‘Hello’ and it was conceived and recorded by Hunter Mouallem in his home recording studio in Slave Lake.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.