Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Notebook

March 29, 2021 meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Shop local In November and December, Slave Lake Veneer and Slave Lake Pulp approached the Chamber about gift vouchers for their staff, said Kimberly Hughes, Chamber executive administrator. Over six to eight weeks,…
Slave Lake church starting preschool

No Bible class Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Discovery Kids Preschool will “promote Christian values, but we won’t have a religion class,” says Lilibeth ‘Lili’ Normand, program director. “Our main goal is to provide a service to the community.” A few months…
Help for a common skin disease

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services April is Rosacea Awareness Month. Rosacea (say ‘roh-ZAY-shuh’) is a common skin disease that affects people over the age of 30. It causes redness on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Some people get little bumps…
Those silly, crafty groundhogs

Regional Commentary by Jeff Burgar If groundhogs are on any payroll anywhere, probably many people responsible for hiring are thinking of de-hiring those fuzzballs.The problem of course, is winter. At the end of March last week, winter was very obviously…
It’s how the process is supposed to work

The above item probably applies to how people react to the news a new K – 6 curriculum is in the works. A few people howl about it being inadequate, ideologically-motivated and what have you. But most of us probably…
Are we ready?

It’s human nature to expect things to be more or less normal. In other words, being in a constant state of vigilance because some disaster or other might happen is not what we do. Most of us don’t. Some do,…
More bears out there

First-ever ‘scientific’ count of Swan Hills grizzlies Leader staff Estimates of grizzly bear numbers in the Swan Hills area of Alberta have always involved a lot of guesswork. Now there’s a “first-ever scientific population estimate for this area,” says a…
Lumber price triples

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader A lot of people are talking about the high price of lumber these days. It’s caused, apparently, by a pent-up demand for building products. People can’t do a lot of other things, so they are building. According…
Obituary – Gary Richard Strang

July 20, 1944 – March 11, 2021who passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on March 11, 2021. Gary was born on July 20, 1944 in Malden, New Brunswick to parents John and Pauline Strang. Gary built…
New group eligible for vaccine

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader On March 30, Phase 2B of the COVID-19 vaccine strategy started in Alberta, but appointments in Slave Lake didn’t start until April 5. This means that any Albertan over 16 who has one of a list of…