HAPPENINGS

Local teacher gifts paintings to long term care resident

“When I am at work, I dream about painting,” says Corinna Horsman. “It’s taken over my life. I love it so much.”
Horsman’s most recent project was painting a canvas for each of the 20 residents in Slave Lake long-term care.
On March 23, there was a special ceremony with the residents opening their paintings. They all appeared to like them a lot.

Sports

Kids soccer season going ahead

“It’s not going to look like our previous seasons,” says TinaMarie Ritter, with Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association.
The season doesn’t start until May 17, so the restrictions may change, but the association decided to plan the season based on the current restrictions for outdoor recreation.

NEWS

Details on Hwy. 2 improvements

The Town of Slave Lake Administration received some details last week on the planned highway maintenance for the region this construction season. As follows:
The provincial government has retained a contractor to overlay 14 kms of Highway 2 this year, both east and west of town. The project includes crack repairs, cold milling, asphalt paving, grading, street light installation and other works.

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.

NEWS

Cree services return to long-term care

Early in March, COVID-19 health restrictions were eased for long-term care in Slave Lake. This means monthly Cree church services and other events with in-person volunteers are starting back up. The long-term care hasn’t been allowed in-person volunteers for a year.

ATTRACTIONS, NEWS

Props for dealership

Slave lake Chrysler announced last week that it has been named a 2021 CarGurus Top-Rated Dealer.
According to a March 16 news release, these awards are given to car dealerships that have a 4.5-star average rating or higher and at least four verified customer reviews submitted on the CarGurus platform in the last year.

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.