A Grade 11 student from Slave Lake is one of just 21 people from the whole of northern Alberta chosen to participate in the University of Alberta’s Summer Research Program. It’ll be several weeks of science and fun for Hayley Nicholl, who attends Roland Michener School.
There’s a wickedly delightful bit about small-town shops in Bill Bryson’s book ‘Notes From a Small Island.’ He’s commenting storefront signs in some English town or other, one of them advertising a ‘Family Butcher.’
The big weekend of rain – June 6 – 8 – did cause some flooding in the Slave Lake area. But it was not nearly as bad as some had feared.
Marten Beach residents, in particular, are on edge after two successive summers of bad flooding.
Legacy Childcare in Slave Lake planned to reopen on June 15 at a limited capacity. This is in line with the health requirements of the Alberta COVID-19 relaunch strategy.
Slave Lake was back in the news last week, and not for something good. A human rights group in Edmonton is calling for a public inquiry into Points West Living facilities in Alberta, after hearing complaints about the way certain residents in Points West in Slave Lake were being treated.
An industrial property on the west side of Slave Lake has been (or is being) used for various purposes that have never been approved. Not only do they violate the rules regarding permitted uses, they are contrary to an agreement with the landowner on the matter of off-site levy payment.
The Town of Slave Lake is getting a new chief administrative officer. After a recruitment process of several months that started upon the resignation of Brian Vance last winter, council settled on David Kim.
The obstacle course otherwise known as Highway 88 is certainly due for some attention. While it was encouraging to see a crew out patching holes the other day, it was also confusing and disappointing.
American robins captured, banded, and released in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park were used in a scientific study sponsored by NASA. The study tracked birds with GPS for three months and compared 25 years of data from the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO).
The plan last week was for the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre’s secondhand store to reopen on June 1.
With the COVID-19 health measures, back in March the Friendship Centre closed everything except the food bank and the Mat Program, for the homeless.