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Alleged racist comments prompt four-day boycott

There’s no telling how much the four-day boycott of Slave Lake by Driftpile Cree Nation hurt local businesses. But it certainly got a lot of attention, which was perhaps the point.
Announced on Nov. 8 by Driftpile Chief Dwayne Laboucan, it was a reaction to harsh comments by a frustrated Slave Lake town councillor on the subject of homeless people.

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Slave Lakers rally around 13-year-old with leukemia

“On Friday, October 23, 13-year-old Mohamad (Moe Salloum) was diagnosed with mixed phenotype acute leukemia,” says Moe’s Brave Battle, which is a fundraising Facebook group. By Nov. 2, there were almost a dozen Slave Lake business, a local school, and individual fundraising for Moe S. throughout the month of November.

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Daycare gets COVID relief

Legacy Childcare in Slave Lake recently received some COVID-19 relief funding, but enrollment remains limited.
Legacy Childcare has 184 licensed spaces, says executive director Abi Rayner. However, because of COVID-19 restrictions, it is only allowed to operate with a limited number of people.