Save Chain Lakes North, a non-profit community group of concerned citizens, announced that NDP MLA Marlin Schmidt will table their petition Oct. 29. It had over 1,700 signatures demanding the provincial government keep three campgrounds and recreation areas fully open, protected and publicly managed north of Athabasca.
Support workers at the Slave Lake Health Care Centre walked off the job on Monday morning, Oct. 26. They were participating in a province-wide protest by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) against government cuts.
As reported earlier, the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation in Lesser Slave Lake is closed to the public for six months, as of Oct. 1. What wasn’t reported earlier is that the province had apparently changed its mind about the closure (and minimal cost-saving), after a furious lobby effort by local municipalities and others.
Once upon a time, town councillors thought it would be a very good idea to require new subdivisions – and the homes within them – to use fire-resistant materials. That, plus landscaping measures aimed at discouraging wildfire.
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.
Slave Lake should be getting some additional road repairs this summer.
Last week town council approved an amendment to the capital budget that adds nearly $400,000 for fixing bad spots around town.
Good news on the sad state of Hwy. 2 came last Thursday from Lesser Slave MLA Pat Rehn. We’re getting some new pavement!
Rehn announced three sections of new asphalt in a social media post.
We promised more on the town budget. Here goes:
Somebody called us: ‘What do you know about council compensation?’ he asked. Not much, was the answer. It wasn’t mentioned in the budget documents or discussion.
Arnold Viersen (Conservative), Leslie Penny (Liberal), Peter Nygaard (Green) and John Schrader (People’s Party of Canada) spoke at the Slave Lake federal elections forum on October 3. They’ve been campaigning since the beginning of the election.