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Sept. 11 to 17: Two local COVID deaths

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The week of Sept. 11 to 17, two people died from COVID-19 in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (LSR). They could be from the M.D. of LSR, Town of Slave Lake or Sawridge First Nation.…
No shutdowns, but new COVID measures start today

Vaccination plays a role Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader With the increased number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta, on Sept. 15 the provincial government announced new restrictions. No businesses were ordered to close. Some restrictions started Sept. 16 and others on…
SL long term care and daycare COVID outbreaks

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Last week, Slave Lake Long Term Care  and Legacy Childcare, in Slave Lake both had new COVID-19 outbreaks. Healthcare outbreaks have two or more cases. Non-healthcare outbreaks have 10 or more. Two Slave Lake schools C.J.…
No visitors at lodge for one week

Submitted Vanderwell Heritage Place Update. Effective immediately August 31, 2021, visitors will not be permitted into the lodge. This includes patio doors. This will remain in effect for a minimum of one week depending on COVID cases. This is put…
COVID Weekly: numbers up

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Once again, there are active COVID-19 cases in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River and all of its closest neighbours. On August 18, the Town of High Prairie mask bylaw went into effect. Local numbers From…
COVID quarantine restrictions changed

Leader staff On July 28, the provincial government announced that soon COVID-19 will be treated like any other influenza. There are two steps. The first started on July 29 and the second will start on August 16. Starting July 29:…
North Zone COVID

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Over the last few weeks, the number of active cases in the AHS North Zone has been low (75 across the region on both July 16 and 23). The week of July 22 to 29, the numbers…
COVID – short

Unless something dramatic happens, COVID has been demoted to a brief mention on The Page. From July 3 to 8, a man and a woman 80 or older died from COVID-19 in the AHS North Zone – one from Athabasca…
COVID Weekly: province open, but one Slave Lake death

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On July 1, most COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in Alberta. However, someone in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (which includes Slave Lake) who contracted the virus in May died.  While many businesses were already open,…
COVID Weekly: Less restrictions starting July 1

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On July 1, Alberta will enter Stage 3 of the COVID-19 Open for Summer Plan, says an Alberta government news release. On July 1, “All remaining restrictions will be lifted, including the ban on indoor social…
COVID Weekly: Pool and other facilities reopen

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On June 10, Alberta entered Stage 2 of the Open for Summer Plan. Slave Lake celebrated with the MRC reopening on June 10. On June 14, the pool, library, and the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation…
COVID Weekly: 2nd doses; isolated lodge case

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader In June, people who received their first dose in March to April can book an appointment for a second dose, says an Alberta government news release. The roll-out is – starting June 1 (March), June 14 (April), and…