Politics

Minister visits, announces ambulance funding

Alberta’s Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro, visited Slave Lake on March 22 to announce funding for a new ambulance facility. Prior to and after the announcement Shandro met with local physicians, the mayor and town council (or some of them) to discuss related issues.

Politics

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.

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.

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‘Headed in the right direction’

The weird saga of the Town of Slave Lake vs. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn continued last week. Mayor Tyler Warman referred to it as a “circus,” but sounded optimistic.
Rehn, meanwhile, confining his announcements to social media, had some good news about public housing and an admission of errors in his expense claims last year.