HAPPENINGS, NEWS

Anti-lockdown rally draws a crowd

Despite being ticketed for contravening the Public Health Act, Benita Pedersen is forging ahead with several more ‘anti-COVID’ rallies, including one in Slave Lake on March 4. She’d held one the day before in Whitecourt and was moving on later in the week to Peace River and Fort McMurray.

HAPPENINGS, NEWS

Habitat looking for local volunteers to help with fifth SL house

The helping organizations in Slave Lake meet monthly to discuss upcoming events, services, and for support.
Habitat for Humanity
Tanya Edison, with Habitat for Humanity in Edmonton, announced that construction of a new house in Slave Lake was set to start in March. Habitat for Humanity hired a contractor to build the house, but is looking for local volunteers to be on a selection committee and do a few odd jobs.

NEWS

COVID vaccines: 75-plus eligible

On Feb. 24, Aaron and Winnie Lehman, of Slave Lake, had a bit of trouble booking an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, but finally managed. They were set to get their first shot on Feb. 27 and the second in April.
This was the first day that all Albertans born in 1946 or earlier (turning 75 this year or older) could be vaccinated, says an Alberta government news release.

Politics

Home-based businesses dominate MPC meeting agenda

Slave Lake’s monthly Municipal Planning Commission meeting (Feb. 1) was busier than usual. It included five home-based business items, plus a couple of industrial business applications.
Starting with the industrial ones, the MPC decided against making a decision on an application for permission to run an asphalt plant, by a company in the northeast industrial area.

NEWS

Fall is the worst season for collisions

The main purpose of the Town of Slave Lake’s traffic safety plan is to guide efforts in reducing collisions. But when it comes to data on collisions, there aren’t many that actually happen on town property. Most fender-benders, it turns out, happen on private property. Or – in other cases – on the highways, which belong to Alberta Transportation.