Since last fall, the question of where the Mat Program will be held has been up in the air. As of August 27, it is moving forward with the paperwork to move into the old Parent Link building on 3 Ave. NE in Slave Lake.
Pet Valu is one of the new stores opening in the mall attached to No Frills in Slave Lake. It will likely open mid-October. The store is owned by the corporation, which hopes to find a manager and staff from the community.
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.
New child support services are up and running in Slave Lake. This replaces Parent Link which closed in March.
“You really can’t compare them,” says Lindsay Davis, executive director of Children’s Resource Centre. The new program has “more targeted and intensive services.”
The three forest products companies in Slave Lake and High Prairie are in the final stage of drafting the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Forest Management Plan. Public engagement is a key component. Instead of in-person open houses, the final session of public engagement is online.
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.
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.”
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.
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!”
Saad Mir is the affable business account manager at Slave Lake’s RBC, since March of this year. That was just in time for the COVID crisis to hit, so he’s been working from home without much chance to engage with the community, outside the contacts he has by phone or email (or texting, which he tried unsuccessfully to do with The Leader!).