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.


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.


‘Drive-in’ concert to feature Bamford

Canadian country music star Gord Bamford will be lighting it up at Sunset Place in Slave Lake on Aug. 22. That’s the answer to the teaser town councillor Shawn Gramlich dropped at a council meeting a few weeks ago. ‘Something big’ was about all he would say at the time.
On July 28 Gramlich let the cat out of the bag, so to speak. He – or to be more accurate, the Slave Lake Regional Tourism Society – announced Bamford would play a ‘drive-in concert,’ for 170 vehicles at a time.