New man in communications for the Town of Slave Lake

You’ve probably noticed Town of Slave Lake council meetings coming your way these days via teleconferencing technology. Or mayor Tyler Warman’s video logs on various subjects, posted weekly (or more) on Facebook. Those are just two of the things that Jordan Schenkelberg makes happen, in his role as the town’s new communications coordinator.
And he gave up a career in television and the movies to come to Slave Lake to do it!


Dilemma for daycare

The daycare can’t afford the rent at the Legacy Centre. And the owners aren’t keen on an even bigger subsidy.
That’s the basic dilemma, outlined by Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman at the regional tri-council’s April 23 meeting.


Town launches ‘fix our highways’ campaign

Slave Lake’s town council had so much fun bugging the provincial government about area highways last year, they’ve decided to do it again in 2021!
Or to put it a bit more accurately, a campaign of letter-writing, pothole photo-sharing and such seemed to produce results.


Details on Hwy. 2 improvements

The Town of Slave Lake Administration received some details last week on the planned highway maintenance for the region this construction season. As follows:
The provincial government has retained a contractor to overlay 14 kms of Highway 2 this year, both east and west of town. The project includes crack repairs, cold milling, asphalt paving, grading, street light installation and other works.


Cree services return to long-term care

Early in March, COVID-19 health restrictions were eased for long-term care in Slave Lake. This means monthly Cree church services and other events with in-person volunteers are starting back up. The long-term care hasn’t been allowed in-person volunteers for a year.


Props for dealership

Slave lake Chrysler announced last week that it has been named a 2021 CarGurus Top-Rated Dealer.
According to a March 16 news release, these awards are given to car dealerships that have a 4.5-star average rating or higher and at least four verified customer reviews submitted on the CarGurus platform in the last year.


Retired police officer and MP talks gun laws

Some gun enthusiasts live in Slave Lake and area. For example, there is a Slave Lake Airsoft Group, the Slave Lake Rod and Gun Club, and the Kinuso and District Fish and Game Association.
On March 6, Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen held an online open house on Firearms and Public Safety. Medicine Hat MP Glen Motz did most of the talking, with Viersen and people from the public asking questions.