In a sharing circle after a blanket exercise, several people commented that enacting history in the role of an Indigenous North American had a greater impact than reading or studying about injustices.
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.
The Youth Council for Truth and Reconciliation sold out of orange shirts in Slave Lake.
Area schools, the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 5 office, local businesses, and individuals acknowledged the history of the residential schools by participating in Orange Shirt Day, on September 30.
Area schools had different ways of dealing with inclement weather, during the Terry Fox Run on Thursday, September 26.
EG Wahlstrom and CJ Schurter schools held the event inside. At Roland Michener Secondary School, students walked in the rain on the track by the school.
The family of missing men on Great Slave Lake plan to continue the ground search. They seek prayer and resources to aid the search.
The missing men are Daniel Courtoreille, Michael Courtoreille, Jason Fulton and Stacy Linington.
John Hunt from Kinuso races motocross and introduced his children to it young. Aiden, eight, started riding dirt bikes when he was four and competing in races when he was five. This year, Savannah, who is seven, joined them.
Dr. Nicholaas Lerm and his wife Chandré, moved to Slave Lake in September.
Dr. Lerm is an anesthesiologist which was the missing link to reopen the operating room at the Slave Lake Hospital.
The Maple Crescent Park Committee, also known as Save the Park, has once again kept Maple Crescent Park in business. In 1991, a similar committee raised funds to build the original park and the Town of Slave Lake donated the land.
For the second year, Alberta Support and Emergency Response Team (ASERT) held its annual training exercise in Slave Lake. It took place at the fire training facility and the boat launch at the weir.
Nick Grimshaw is the executive director of ASERT.
Stan Isadore, local MC and dancer, is one of the stars in River of Silence. There will be a free screening of this film at the Slave Lake Legacy Centre on Friday, October 4.
Isadore’s co-star is Mariel Belanger. Roseanne Supernault, from East Prairie, plays their daughter.