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April 6 COVID-19 update: all Slave Lake cases recovered

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader As of April 6, all four Slave Lake cases have recovered, says the map on covid19stats.alberta.ca. While this is good news, it is not an excuse to stop social distancing. As Town of Slave Lake Mayor…
How’s it going? The COVID story continues

Leader staff If there was good news locally in the COVID-19 saga last week it was the number of cases not going up. Slave Lake had three pretty much all week. Provincially the numbers kept climbing, at about 60 or…
Agencies prep for fire season, during COVID

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader March 1 marked the start of fire season in Alberta. As of March 24, there have been no wildfires in the Slave Lake Forest Protection Area. The fire danger remains low, but in the next few…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It was probably not a surprise that response to a provincial offer of emergency cash support was too big for the system to handle. That’s what happened on March 25, the day that the government’s ‘Emergency…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader School zone times in Big Lakes County will expand to a full day, following a request from the High Prairie School Division. County council voted in favour of the change at its Jan. 22…

Vanderwell seniors’ lodge in Slave Lake is running low on important supplies for its residents. Rebecca King, who sits on the regional housing authority board, issued this plea on social media on the morning of March 31. “Ok Slave Lake…
Grouard man dies from COVID-19

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Grouard and the High Prairie region is mourning the loss of Shawn Auger from complications from the COVID-19 virus. Auger died March 30, a family member announced on Facebook. “It is with much sadness that I…
March 30 COVID-19 update: five new deaths, one in North zone

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader In addition to the death announced yesterday, today, five people died from COVID-19, said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, in March 30th COVID-19 video update. One of today’s deaths was a man in his…
March 29 COVID-19 update: 73 recovered, three deaths

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Since March 6, 73 people have recovered and three have died in Alberta, from COVID-19, says the March 29 government of Alberta COVID-19 update. This is one more death than reported yesterday. The media release did…
March 28 COVID-19 update:

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Slave Lake is holding at three, possibly two cases. The interactive map of COVID-19 cases by health region changed on March 28 from three to two cases in Slave Lake. This could mean several things, but…