On February 26, Swan River First Nation and Keepers of the Athabasca collected core samples from Lesser Slave Lake to test for contamination from the Suez Hazardous Waste Treatment Centre in the Swan Hills.
That dapper fellow you see directing things at Slave Lake’s Hotel Northern Star these days is a man with an illustrious past in the hospitality industry. His name is Ashish (but call him ‘Ash’) Arora.
Becky Scott isn’t a new face in Slave Lake, but she has a new job. She is the employment counsellor and job coach with Rupertsland Institute in Slave Lake.
Former Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee was the Slave Lake and area coordinator for an Alberta Wide Protest on Saturday, February 29.
Despite snow and wind, there was a good turnout, says Larivee.
Serena Weipert is the new Town of Slave Lake FCSS (Family and Community Support Services) coordinator. She moved back to Slave Lake in December.
Good news for Canadian softwood lumber exporters arrived last week. According to a news release from the Government of Alberta, “The U.S. Department of Commerce has signalled a significant reduction to tariff rates for forestry companies that were included in the first administrative review.”
How about stocking Mitsue Lake with walleye and perch? That’s one of the proposals the fisheries management people are putting out there, hoping for feedback from anglers.
What if you called 911 for help and no one came to help you with a car accident, a fire, flooding or a lost family member?
Because of where we choose to live, we do not have full-time firefighters sitting at the fire hall as they do in the big cities.
Barb Courtorielle, Executive-Director of the Slave Lake Friendship Centre, coordinates the Mat Program alongside her full-time job. However, the Mat Program and other work with the homeless is taking so much of her and her staff’s time, they can’t get their real work done.
We promised more on the town budget. Here goes:
Somebody called us: ‘What do you know about council compensation?’ he asked. Not much, was the answer. It wasn’t mentioned in the budget documents or discussion.