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.
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.
Chances are this week’s visit by Alberta’s Minister of Health to Slave Lake was supposed to be the ‘big reveal’ on a new ambulance facility. But Premier Jason Kenney “let the cat out of the bag” a week earlier.
So here it is: Money has been allocated for new quarters for EMS in Slave Lake.
In a recent conversation, someone described Pink Shirt Day as their favourite day of the year. This sparked an investigation.
Pink Shirt Day started in Nova Scotia 2007, says St. Mary of the Lake principal Dan Gilmore. A boy went to school in a pink shirt.
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.
Town council is not keen to meet with Lesser Slave MLA Pat Rehn. At least not until he has something to show them.
That was the consensus when the matter was discussed at council’s Feb. 3 meeting.
There’s not a lot of optimism going around about hockey or figure skating getting re-started. Based on last week’s government announcements about the gradual easing of restrictions, plus Hockey Alberta pulling the plug on the season (there goes minor hockey), things look pretty gloomy.
Here’s a question: say a senator visits your town, listens to all sorts of folks and develops a decent picture of the issues. It’s all local stuff. Highways, price of a barrel of oil, reconciliation, small businesses struggling and so on.
But then what? What can the Canadian Senate do about any of that?
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.
The Chief and Council of Driftpile Cree Nation wishes to condemn and express its deep disappointment in statements made by Town of Slave Lake Councillor Joy McGregor regarding the Indigenous homeless community in and around Slave Lake.