Did you know that since 1980, Alberta has had a Litter Act?
Part one is “litter on land, water, and ice” and Part 2 is “unsightly properties.”
On September 1, the provincial government announced that people could now search for a company, municipality or individual’s “environmental enforcement history” online for free. The website is www.alberta.ca/lookup/environmental-historical-enforcement-search.aspx.
The list of acts range from the Agricultural Chemicals Act to the Water Resources Act. The only way to search is using the company names, or a portion of it, so it can’t be used to find out everyone who has contravened the Litter Act.
If you know someone who wants help to overcome addictions, there’s a new online hub for supports in Alberta – www.recoveryaccessalberta.ca. Types of addictions listed range from alcohol to shopping. In between are several types of drugs (incl. marijuana), plus eating disorders, gambling, internet/gaming, and sex. Tobacco is listed separately and is optional.
Service types range from AA (etc.) to four kinds of treatment.
Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. the Métis Nation of Alberta is hosting a Traditional Plant Camp at Devonshire Beach northeast of Slave Lake. It is free. Tickets are on eventbrite.ca.
“Help us braid traditional knowledge with western science as we facilitate a transfer of knowledge about traditional plants, identifying them, and their uses. Come learn and share what you know about traditional plants with us across the province,” says Eventbrite.
Remember the Burger Baron in Slave Lake? Well there’s a documentary on CBC and CBC Gem about this chain. (The CBC TV date was Sept. 18), but it may still be available on CBC Gem. It’s called The Last Baron. It is based on an article by Omar Mouallem called – ‘Will the Real Burger Baron Please Stand Up?’
The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter Day Saints is holding its annual food drive. See Letter to the Editor on Page 7 for details.
Nominations are open for the 2021 Business Excellence Awards. The nomination form is on myslavelake.com. There are 10 categories from Spirit of Slave Lake to Lifetime Achievement.
The next Action Alberta Gatherings: Slave Lake and Area is Sept. 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Free tickets are on eventbrite.ca. The topic is hate crimes. (See also Editorial on Page 4).
No need to get out in the cold to attend AGMs. The Northern Haven Support Society AGM is on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. via Zoom email [email protected] before Sept. 25 for the link. Or for more information call Lynne Haas board chair 780-805-9014.
On Monday, Oct. 4 also at 7 p.m., the Slave Lake Youth Justice Committee is holding its annual general meeting on Zoom. See add on Page 7 for meeting ID and passcode.
Slave Laker Winona Twin has written an ebook which is coming out soon.
“I just always wanted to write a book,” says Twin. “I don’t know why.”
Last year, Twin had brain surgery.
“It was the driver,” she says. “These are things I always wanted to do. Facing fears you gain a different kind of energy.”
Twin’s book is called Stop Second Guessing Yourself from Black Card Book Publishing.
“It identifies the six questions you ask yourself,” says Twin. It’s about self-empowerment.