Town helping the Legion appreciate law enforcement

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Slave Lake town council voted in favour last week of making a $250 donation to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110’s law enforcement appreciation effort.
Usually this is done by way of a banquet for the folks in local law enforcement. Due to COVID, the Legion will be presenting gifts, certificates and pins and could use some help paying for it.
Making the motion, councillor Brice Ferguson said, “I think we should support the Legion.”

Promised pavement
Also in council’s agenda was a letter from Alberta Transportation Minister Ric McIver, to MLA Pat Rehn. It talks about a commitment to pave a 25-kilometre section of Hwy. 2, in addition to intersection upgrades.
Mayor Tyler Warman made brief mention of the letter and sounded somewhat less than thrilled.
“We look forward to them actually doing it,” he said.

Mayor’s corner
Wrapping up, Warman spoke about how nice it was to see the streets full of trick or treaters on Halloween. As far as COVID goes, he noted that the number of active cases in the area “did climb to six today.” Those people are probably safely isolated, he noted, adding “our issue isn’t with the people who have COVID, it’s people who give COVID.”
On the 2021 budget, Warman said the first round of meetings had happened with a different approach than usual.
“Sometimes when you spend too much time in the weeds, you don’t see the lake,” he said.

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