Politics

Hughes running for town council seat

Kimberly Hughes has added her hat to the ring for Town of Slave Lake town council. The election is October 18.
Hughes (among other things) is the executive administrator of the Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce. She is the third person from the chamber to announce they are running for town council.

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Ministers visit, serve up some BBQ

Three ministers of the Government of Alberta spent time in Slave Lake on Tuesday of last week. On Wednesday they spent time in Red Earth Creek and on Fridayn were scheduled to hit High Prairie.
The ministerial blitz was part of a barnstorming foray into the Lesser Slave riding by one full minister (Prasad Panda of Infrastructure) and two associate ministers (Dave Nally of Natural Gas and Tanya Fir of Red Tape Reduction).

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Chemo For Slave Lake project looking at next steps: numbers matter

A lobby effort to get chemo-therapy services back to the Slave Lake Health Care Centre has generated a lot of community support in recent weeks. Offers of money, too, although at the moment there is nothing to spend it on.
Attendees at a ‘Chemo For Slave Lake’ meeting on July 23 heard that community support is one thing – meeting the requirements of Alberta Health Services is another.

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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.

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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.