Living Waters board wins prestigious award

A school program which started in Slave Lake won the 2020 School Board Innovation and Excellence Award.
Beyond the Classroom program provides targeted support for students who need extra help, says a Living Waters Separate Catholic School Board media release.


Four busted in ATM thefts

RCMP have arrested four people in connection with automated teller machine (ATM) thefts in 11 Alberta communities, including Slave Lake.
In custody Nov. 17 are two 33-year-old men and a 35-year-old woman. On Dec. 1, a fourth suspect was collared in Gunn.


Moonlight Madness, probably

Moonlight Madness will be Friday, Nov. 20, unless the Alberta Health Services (AHS) COVID-19 restrictions change between the paper going to print and when it comes out.
Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce puts on this annual event.


‘Solutions’ challenge

Two local businesses issued a challenge last week to people in Slave Lake and surrounding area to find solutions to local homelessness.
“Spirit Bear and Intuit would like to challenge every business and resident to match us or beat us,” says Marilyn McRee, of Spirit Bear Supported Independent Living in Slave Lake.


Alleged racist comments prompt four-day boycott

There’s no telling how much the four-day boycott of Slave Lake by Driftpile Cree Nation hurt local businesses. But it certainly got a lot of attention, which was perhaps the point.
Announced on Nov. 8 by Driftpile Chief Dwayne Laboucan, it was a reaction to harsh comments by a frustrated Slave Lake town councillor on the subject of homeless people.


Slave Lakers rally around 13-year-old with leukemia

“On Friday, October 23, 13-year-old Mohamad (Moe Salloum) was diagnosed with mixed phenotype acute leukemia,” says Moe’s Brave Battle, which is a fundraising Facebook group. By Nov. 2, there were almost a dozen Slave Lake business, a local school, and individual fundraising for Moe S. throughout the month of November.