Rotary helping daycare organize another ‘Colour Rush’

With challenges caused by COVID-19, the Slave Lake Child Care Society was too busy to organize the fifth annual Colour (Rush) Fun Run and BBQ, so the Rotary Club of Slave Lake stepped up to the plate. It is a very colourful event, with runners and walkers going through clouds of coloured powder at various stations along the run.


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.


Beaver still on the lam

As of August 6, the Slave Lake RCMP were still looking for James Beaver. He is a suspect in a July 18 stabbing in Slave Lake.
Beaver is described as:
Caucasian in his 20s.


Gilwood loses its manager

Tony Griffi, the general manager of Slave Lake’s Gilwood Golf & Country Club, passed away last week, suddenly and unexpectedly. Details were scarce, but the golf club confirmed the loss on its website on Aug. 3.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our wonderful friend and head pro Tony Griffi,” says a post on the Gilwood Facebook page. “Please (bear) with us in this difficult time.”


New man at the top at the Town of Slave Lake

Here’s a question: Why swap Cranbrook B.C. for Slave Lake Alberta? For David Kim, the new Town of Slave Lake Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the answer was a desire to return to Alberta.
“I feel at home here,” he says.
That’s despite Slave Lake being further from the family home base in Calgary than Cranbrook is. Not to mention being quite different than Cowtown.


Forest products booming at the moment

Hundreds of log trucks on the highways isn’t necessarily a sign that times are good in the forest products industry. But as it happens…
“Things are going very well,” says Ken Vanderwell, general manager of Vanderwell Contractors. “The lumber forest-sector ‘cylinder’ of the Alberta economy is firing strong!”