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November 25, 2020 3:59 PM

COVID-19 Facility Measures

With the recent changes announced December 8, 2020 by the Government of Alberta, the Town of Slave Lake will be adjusting operations to meet the new measures mandated by the Province.

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February 3, 2021 3:45 PM

Last night Town Council passed a motion establishing “drop dead dates” for ice removal as Feb 12, for Arena #2, and Feb 28 for Arena #1. If the restrictions are not changed by those dates, then the following week ice will be removed from the respective arena. Once ice is removed in a particular arena, it will not be installed until the next season.

The restriction changes (called “step 1”) that come into place on Feb 8th, will allow school usage and usage by a certified trainer for one on one instruction only. While we recognize there may be some activities that could occur in the MRC (overall), it is tough to warrant recalling staff for only a few hours per day. Unless restrictions change, the MRC will remain closed at this time. The Alberta Government has given indications that the “step 1” restrictions will be in place for 3 weeks. Secondly, the “step 2” phase will still be restricted to a large degree (with indication that potentially some restrictions might lift in relation to youth sport). Adult sport is not listed as even a potential consideration until “step 3.

This is has been a tough & unprecedented ice season. The Town must weigh a balance between potentially moving forward with ice usage later this spring (not knowing what that will look like) & fiscal responsibility. To be clear, none of this is easy, with a lot of uncertainty – all of which are in response to the restrictions imposed by the Alberta Government.

We appreciate the cooperation that our customers & user groups have given us, as we work together to try to navigate these times. We are looking forward to the day when we can re-launch our facility again.​

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December 9, 2020 4:29 PM

o The Town of Slave Lake Offices hours will remain at the current level. Open to the public from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please be aware that Staff available on-site will be reduced and some processes may take longer to complete.
o Effective December 13, 2020 the MRC will be closed to the public.
o The Legacy Centre will remain closed to the public with the exception of the Daycare and WJS still operating.
o The Northern Lights Aquatic Centre will remain closed to the public.
o There will be No Public Access to Town of Slave Lake Maintenance Shops or the Fire Hall for the duration of these measures.
o Pursuant to the Public Health Orders issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, outdoor group physical activity, including team sports, must be limited to 10 people or fewer and from the same household. Members of different households must maintain 2 metre distancing at all times. This applies to all of the Town’s outdoor facilities like trails, sledding hills, playgrounds, the skate park, and skating rinks.
o Please feel free enjoy the Town’s outdoor spaces while continuing to observe these rules.

December 9, 2020 4:28 PM

The Legacy Centre will remain closed to the public with the exception of the Daycare and WJS still operating.