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COVID: Vaccines & haircuts

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader As of Jan. 18, small outdoor gatherings (10 people or less) are allowed and barbers and other personal or wellness services can reopen, says a Jan. 14 Alberta government news release. Some Slave Lake residents have…
COVID Weekly: Big Lakes – 100+ new cases in seven days

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader From Jan. 8 to 14, Big Lakes County had 101 new COVID-19 cases. The M.D. of Lesser Slave River, including Slave Lake, had equal recoveries and new cases. More people recovered than got the virus in the…
COVID – down here, up next door

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Editor’s note: Because of the Christmas break and Friday being New Years Day, this COVID weekly is a day early and covers 12 days, instead of the normal seven. Although Dec. 31 New Years Eve is…
Dec. 8 COVID update: New province-wide restrictions

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Today, Dec. 8, the Alberta government announced new mandatory COVID-19 measures (see below). The M.D. of Lesser Slave River Nearby On Dec. 8, Lesser Slave (including Slave Lake) and all neighbours excluding Woodlands County were enhanced*…
COVID case causes closure for cleaning

Other closures, lockdowns follow Leader staff On November 23, an employee from the Slave Lake McDonald’s restaurant reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. The company announced on Nov. 24 that the restaurant was immediately shut down for a thorough…
An overview of new COVID-19 restrictions

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Editor’s note: A complete list of COVID-19 mandate restrictions are available on alberta.ca. Within the new COVID-19 public health measures, all indoor social events are now illegal, but very few business are required to close. Sports…
Dec. 1 COVID update: M.D. jumps to 31

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader As of Dec. 1, there are 31 (six more than yesterday) active COVID-19 cases in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. These cases could be in the M.D., Town of Slave Lake, Sawridge First Nation, or the surrounding…
Nov. 30 COVID update: M.D. jumps to 25

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader As of Nov. 30, there are 25 active COVID-19 cases in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. These cases could be in the M.D., Town of Slave Lake, Sawridge First Nation, or the surrounding hamlets (Assineau, Canyon…
Nov. 24 COVID update: new restrictions

Updated Nov. 26 (the mandatory masks in places of enhanced worship was missed in the original publication. It has been updated to read “Places of worship 1/3 of normal attendance with mandatory masking.”) Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader As of Nov.…