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March 13, 2020 4:12 PM

Coronavirus Information Updates

News and Updates from The Town of Slave Lake about COVID-19.

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March 2, 2021 4:28 PM

COVID-19 Update for Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 ---
Alberta Health Service has not identified any new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. Also in the last 24 hours 3 cases have been resolved. This brings our active case count, in the Slave Lake Region to 19.

Albertans who were born in 1946 or earlier can now book their COVID19 vaccine appointment online or by calling 811. Appointment availability will be determined by vaccine supply.
https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx..

Please note that the portal will be closed from 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM tomorrow morning for upgrades.

Our next update will be Wednesday March 3rd, 2021

Prior Updates

March 1, 2021 5:15 PM

COVID-19 Update for Monday March 1st, 2021 ---
​Alberta will move cautiously to Step 2 of the four-step framework to ease restrictions while maintaining strong measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 provincewide.

Effective immediately, updated health measures are in place for indoor fitness and libraries as pressure eases on the health system and hospitalizations remain well below 450.

Health officials continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19. As a cautionary measure, changes to current restrictions for retail, children’s sports, and hotels, banquets, community halls and conference centres have been delayed until Step 3.

Libraries

These facilities can now open but must limit capacity to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy, not including staff.
Indoor fitness (no change to outdoor fitness):

Unsupervised low intensity individual and group exercises are now allowed by appointment only.
Mandatory physical distance of three metres is required between participants, including coaches and trainers, at all times, and masks must be worn at all times by trainers and those participating in low-intensity activities.
All indoor fitness must be pre-registered – no drop-ins allowed.
Low-intensity exercises include weightlifting, low-intensity dance classes, yoga, barre and indoor climbing, as well as the low-intensity use of treadmills, ellipticals and related equipment.
High-intensity activities, including running, spin and high-intensity interval training, continue to be allowed only on a one-on-one with a trainer basis, or training with a household and one trainer.
Additional details on the current restrictions is outlined on alberta.ca.​

Since our last update on Friday, Alberta Health Services has identified 4 new cases of COVID-19 in the area. This brings the total active cases down to 22 cases in the Slave Lake Region.

Our next update will be Tuesday March 2nd, 2021.

February 26, 2021 3:43 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 26th, 2021 ---

Since our last update on Thursday February 24th, Alberta Health Services has identified 3 new cases of COVID-19 in the area. Also over that time 5 cases of COVID have been resolved. This brings the total active cases down to 26 cases in the Slave Lake Region.

The Town of Slave Lake wants to remind all residents that there are 24 hour a day support systems you can call if you are feeling lonely or are having trouble during these challenging times.

A list of all support can be found online at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page16759.aspx

Our next update will be Monday March 1st.

February 24, 2021 3:56 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 24th, 2021 ---

Over the last 24 hours, Alberta Health Services identified 2 new cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. This brings the total number of active cases in the Slave Lake Region to 28. Since yesterdays update 1 case of COVID-19 has been resolved, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 219.

We would like to remind residents to stay at least 2 metres/6 feet away from others. Wear a mask in public and in all indoor workplaces. Avoid overcrowded public spaces. Limit the number of people you come into close contact with, and avoid close contact with people who are sick

Also Alberta Health Services has outlined ways that you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 1) Stay home if you are feeling sick 2) Wash or sanitize your hands often 3) Cover your coughs and sneezes 4) Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands and 5) Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

February 17, 2021 4:40 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 17th, 2021 ---
Premier Jason Kenney announced additional support for small businesses in Alberta earlier this afternoon.
Small businesses in Alberta will be able to benefit from a new financial relief program that will put more money in the hands of job creators and provide more security for workers and their families.
Under the new Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit, up to $30,000 in support will soon be available to small and medium-sized businesses that have been most affected by the pandemic and ongoing health restrictions.
This additional $10,000 payment can be used to offset costs associated with COVID-19, like purchasing personal protective equipment, paying bills or hiring staff.
Payments under the Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit will be available in April 2021 following the conclusion of the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant program.
Alberta Health Services, over the last 24 hours, has identified 4 new cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. 3 cases have been reported as recovered in the last 24 hours. This brings our active case count, in the Slave Lake Region, to 35 cases.

February 16, 2021 3:56 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 16th, 2021 ---
Alberta Health Services detected 7 new cases of COVID19, in the Slave Lake Region, since Fridays update. Over that same period of time 8 cases were confirmed as recovered. There are currently 34 cases of COVID-19 active in the Slave Lake Region.
According to Alberta Health Services as of Feb. 14, the COVID-19 variants have only been detected in the Calgary, Edmonton and Central zones.
Last week, the Province of Alberta announced a one-time payment to hundreds of thousands of workers who continue to provide critical services to Albertans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Critical Worker Benefit will be available to workers in the health-care, social services, education and private sectors who deliver critical services to Albertans or support food and medical supply chains.
To be eligible for the benefit, employees must have worked a minimum of 300 hours during the period of Oct. 12, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2021.
Eligible public sector employees do not need to apply to receive the benefit. Employers will automatically receive the payment through the Government of Alberta to distribute to their eligible employees.
Private sector employers can apply on behalf of eligible employees at alberta.ca/criticalworkerbenefit as of Feb. 17. Employers have until March 19 to apply.
Our next update will be Wednesday February 17th, 2021

Critical Workers Benefit
February 11, 2021 3:52 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 11th, 2021 ---

With the upcoming long weekend, Alberta Health Services and the Town of Slave Lake want to remind residents to stay safe this upcoming long weekend. Just like other holidays we need to celebrate this upcoming holiday a bit differently.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw is asking all albertans to stay home and help stop the spread of COVID, but "If you plan to meet someone, do it outdoors with no more than 10 people and 2 meters apart."

We also want to remind all residents that there are 24 hour a day support systems you can call if you are feeling lonely or are having trouble during these challenging times. A list of all support can be found online at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page16759.aspx Please remember that we are all in this together.

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Slave Lake Region in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of active cases to 37.

Our next update will be Friday February 12th, 2021

February 9, 2021 4:06 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 9th, 2021 ---
Since our last update 1 new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Slave Lake Region. There are now 41 active cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Four cases of COVID-19 have recovered in the last 24 hours.
As there has been an increase in variant cases of COVID-19, the province of Alberta wants to you to help reduce the risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and it’s variants.
Though COVID-19 variants of concerns are more contagious, they spread – and can be protected against – in the same way as the usual COVID-19 virus.
It is critical to continue taking action to protect yourself and others from all strains of COVID-19. You can do this by following all mandatory public health measures. Continue practicing good hygiene, physical distancing and other actions to prevent the spread. Get test if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Alberta Health Services will call you if you are confirmed to be positive for a variant strain of COVID-19.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time the Town of Slave Lake is unaware if a variant stain of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the community. We are passing this information on to you for your awareness. Alberta Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced at her press conference that a breakdown of variant cases by location will be released sometime this week. Once it becomes available we will add it to our daily update.
Since this weekend’s announcement of the easing of restrictions for kids sports, our staff have been consulting with user groups, and are working behind the scenes to figure out how it will affect our town facilities. We will have an announcement in the coming days.
Our next update will be on Wednesday February 10th.

February 8, 2021 3:51 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 8th, 2021 ---

4 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified since our last update on Friday February 5th. There are currently 44 active cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region.

Over the weekend, Premier Jason Kenney announced that starting today children and youth will be allowed to participate in lessons, practices, and conditioning activities for indoor and outdoor team-based minor sport and athletics.

While limited indoor and outdoor activities for school and minor sports are allowed, strong public health measures remain in place:

All participants must be 18 years old or younger, excluding coaches or trainers.
A maximum of 10 individuals, including all coaches, trainers and participants, can participate.
All participants must maintain physical distancing from each other at all times.
Participants must be masked at all times, except when engaged in the physical activity.
Coaches and trainers must remain masked at all times.
There must be limited access to change rooms, including for accelerated arrival and departure, for emergencies and for washroom use.
Also starting today, the province officially moved into step 1 of the relaunch. For a full list of ease of restrictions visit www.slavelake.ca/covid19

Indoor masking and distancing requirements will remain in place throughout this stepped approach, and some degree of restrictions will still apply to all activities within each step.

Our next update will be Tuesday February 9th

February 5, 2021 3:55 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 5th, 2021 ---

Alberta Health Services is now identifying 52 active cases in the Slave Lake Region. 6 new active cases were identified over the last 24 hours.

Alberta Health Services says on their website that COVID-19 is passed from person–to-person through tiny droplets of liquid, spread by coughing, sneezing, talking, laughing and singing. This means that a person would need to have contact with droplets from an infected person or contaminated surfaces, in order to be exposed to COVID-19.
We would like to remind residents to stay at least 2 metres/6 feet away from others. Wear a mask in public and in all indoor workplaces. Avoid overcrowded public spaces. Limit the number of people you come into close contact with, and avoid close contact with people who are sick
Also Alberta Health Services has outlined ways that you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 1) Stay home if you are feeling sick 2) Wash or sanitize your hands often 3) Cover your coughs and sneezes 4) Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands and 5) Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
Our next update will be on Monday February 8th.

February 3, 2021 3:45 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 3rd, 2021

The Slave Lake Region identified another 3 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterdays update. This brings our total of cases in the Slave Lake Region to 201, of which 40 cases are currently active.

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.​

February 2, 2021 3:38 PM

COVID-19 Update for February 2nd, 2021

The Slave Lake Region identified 3 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterdays update. This brings our total of cases in the Slave Lake Region to 198, of which 37 cases are currently active.

Reminder that if you are over the Age of 18 years & not in high school, you are legally required to self-isolate if:

you test positive for COVID-19.
you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
you have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone known to have COVID-19.
you have travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days.
The Alberta Government is asking Albertans who have tested positive for COVID-19 call your family doctor once you receive your results. They can help look after you.

January 29, 2021 4:23 PM

COVID-19 Update for January 29th 2021

The Slave Lake Region identified 3 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterdays update. This brings our total of cases in the Slave Lake Region to 189, of which 29 cases are currently active.

160 cases have recovered.

Premier Jason Kenney on Friday January 29th announced the easing of provincewide health measures will occur in steps based on COVID-19 hospitalization benchmarks.

These steps and benchmarks will provide a transparent approach to easing restrictions for businesses and individuals while protecting the health-care system.

Each step has an associated benchmark of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, including intensive care patients. Changes to restrictions will be considered once a benchmark is reached.

The hospitalization benchmarks are:

Step 1 – 600 and declining
Step 2 – 450 and declining
Step 3 – 300 and declining
Step 4 – 150 and declining
With hospitalizations dipping below 600, Alberta will move to Step 1 on Feb. 8.

Step 1 includes the following easing of restrictions:
Indoor and outdoor children’s sport and performance (school-related only)
Indoor personal fitness, one-on-one and by appointment only
Restaurants, cafes, and pubs

January 28, 2021 4:47 PM

COVID-19 Update for January 28th 2021

The Slave Lake Region is now recording 27 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is an increase of one case since yesterdays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 186 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 186 active cases, 159 cases have recovered.

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January 27, 2021 3:44 PM

COVID-19 Update for January 27th 2021

There has been a decrease in active cases in the Slave Lake Region over the last 24 hours. The Region is now recording 26 cases of COVID-19.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 183 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 183 active cases, 157 cases have recovered.

January 26, 2021 3:45 PM

COVID-19 Update for January 26th 2021

There has been no increase in the active case count of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region today, there are still 28 cases of COVID-19 active in the region.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 178 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 178 active cases, 150 cases have recovered.

January 25, 2021 5:05 PM

COVID-19 Update for January 25th 2021

The Slave Lake Region is now recording 28 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is an increase of five active cases since Fridays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 177 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 177 active cases, 149 cases have recovered.

The Alberta Government has extended the mandatory closures of all recreation facilities.

This means the Multi-Recreation Centre and the Northern Lake Aquatic Centre will remain closed indefinitely. Once the Town is advised on a possible relaunch date we will announce dates pertaining to our facilities.

This will be dependent on the recall of our staff and the restrictions that are in place upon relaunch.

In the meantime, we would encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoor recreational activities that exist in our community, that can be done following the restrictions, such as skating (at one of our fabulous outdoor rinks), sledding, walking/running, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing.

January 21, 2021 3:43 PM

COVID-19 Update for January 21st, 2021

The Slave Lake Region is now recording 21 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is a decrease of four active cases since yesterdays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 157 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 157 active cases, 136 cases have recovered.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that all enhanced public health measures will remain in place province-wide.

Those restrictions are:

1) Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes will be closed to in-person services, but takeout, curbside pickup and deliveries will be allowed.
2) Casinos, bingo halls, gaming entertainment centres, racing entertainment centres, horse tracks, raceways, bowling alleys, pool halls, legions and private clubs will be closed.
3) Recreational facilities such as fitness centres, recreation centres, pools, spas, gyms, studios, camps, indoor rinks and arenas.
4) Mandatory work from home measures will be implemented unless the employer determines that work requires a physical presence for operational effectiveness.

January 19, 2021 4:16 PM

Update January 19th, 2021 at 3:50 PM

The Slave Lake Region is still recording 31 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 157 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 157 active cases, 126 cases have recovered.

January 16, 2021 4:03 PM

Update January 16th, 2021 at 4:00 PM
The Slave Lake Region is now recording 34 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is an increase of 6 active cases since yesterday’s announcement.
Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 154 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 154 active cases, 120 cases have recovered.
Reminder that if you are over the Age of 18 years & not in high school, you are legally required to self-isolate if:
you test positive for COVID-19.
you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
you have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone known to have COVID-19.
you have travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days.
The Alberta Government is asking Albertans who have tested positive for COVID-19 call your family doctor once you receive your results. They can help look after you.

January 15, 2021 4:13 PM

Update January 15th, 2021 at 4:15 PM
The Slave Lake Region is now recording 28 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is a decrease of three active cases since yesterday’s announcement.
Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 148 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 148 active cases, 120 cases have recovered.
Please note that Alberta Health Services has decreased the number of cases from 149 to 148. The Town of Slave Lake is reporting the numbers from Alberta Health Services. The change in case numbers is unknown to the Town of Slave Lake at this time.

January 14, 2021 4:53 PM

Update January 14th, 2021 at 5:00 PM
The Slave Lake Region is now recording 31 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is a decrease of six active cases since yesterday’s announcement.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 149 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 149 active cases, 118 cases have recovered.

Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced the easing of restrictions for outdoor gatherings, personal services and funeral attendance will take effect Jan. 18.

While indoor gatherings remain prohibited, up to 10 people will be allowed at outdoor social gatherings. The Province, along with the Town, ask residents to continue follow health guidelines including – wearing a mask, and keeping 2 meters apart.

Personal and wellness services will be allowed to open by appointment only.

Personal services include: esthetics, manicure, pedicure, body waxing, make-up, body, nose and ear piercing, and tattoos, artificial tanning and spray tanning, facial, eyebrow and eyelash treatments, cosmetic skin and body treatments, laser hair and tattoo removal, hairstyling and barbering.

Wellness services include: floatation tanks, reflexology, and colonic irrigation.

Funeral ceremony attendance will be increased to 20 people, with mandatory masking and two metre physical distancing. Funeral receptions are still not allowed.

January 13, 2021 3:51 PM

Update January 13th, 2021 at 3:50 PM
The Slave Lake Region is now recording 37 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is a decrease in active cases since yesterdays announcement.
Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 145 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 145 active cases, 108 cases have recovered.

January 12, 2021 3:43 PM

Update January 12th, 2021 at 3:45 PM

The Slave Lake Region is now recording 39 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 142 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 140 active cases, 103 cases have recovered.

Reminder that if you are over the Age of 18 years & not in high school, you are legally required to self-isolate if:

you test positive for COVID-19.
you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
you have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone known to have COVID-19.
you have travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days.
The Alberta Government is asking Albertans who have tested positive for COVID-19 call your family doctor once you receive your results. They can help look after you.

January 11, 2021 4:12 PM

Update January 11th, 2021 at 4:15 PM

The Slave Lake Region is now recording 38 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 140 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 140 active cases, 102 cases have recovered.

January 7, 2021 4:51 PM

Update January 7th, 2021 at 4:45 PM

The Slave Lake Region has 27 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is an increase of 1 cases since yesterday

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 127 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 127 active cases, 98 cases have recovered.

All students will return to in-person learning, as planned, on Jan. 11. Mandatory health measures will remain in effect across the province until at least Jan. 21, according to Premier Jason Kenney.

"While students return to in-person learning, all Albertans, businesses, organizations and service providers must continue to follow existing health measures until at least Jan. 21. Active evaluation of the latest public health data is underway and will be used to re-evaluate the current level of restrictions over the coming weeks," Kenney said in a press conference earlier this afternoon.

Those measures include:

Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes will be closed to in-person services, but takeout, curbside pickup and deliveries will be allowed.
Religious gatherings will also be capped at 15 per cent. The province encourages virtual or online services.
Casinos, bingo halls, gaming entertainment centres, racing entertainment centres, horse tracks, raceways, bowling alleys, pool halls, legions and private clubs will be closed.
Recreational facilities such as fitness centres, recreation centres, pools, spas, gyms, studios, camps, indoor rinks and arenas.
Businesses offering personal and wellness services such as hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlours and massage businesses will also be closed.
Mandatory work from home measures will be implemented unless the employer determines that work requires a physical presence for operational effectiveness.

January 6, 2021 3:54 PM

Update January 6th, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The Slave Lake Region has 26 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is an increase of 5 active cases since Mondays update

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 124 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 124 active cases, 98 cases have recovered.

January 4, 2021 6:15 PM

Update January 4th, 2021 at 6:15 PM

The Slave Lake Region has 21 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is an increase of 12 active cases since last weeks update.

The Slave Lake Region has now recorded 117 cases of COVID-19 since March. Of those 117 cases 96 have recovered.

Reminder that if you are over the Age of 18 years & not in high school, you are legally required to self-isolate if:

you test positive for COVID-19.
you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
you have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone known to have COVID-19.
you have travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days.
The Alberta Government is asking Albertans who have tested positive for COVID-19 call your family doctor once you receive your results. They can help look after you.

December 30, 2020 3:59 PM

Update December 30th, 2020 at 4:00 PM —

The Slave Lake Region has 9 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is an increase of two active cases since yesterdays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 103 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 103 active cases, 94 cases have recovered.

December 29, 2020 4:00 PM

Update December 29th 2020 4:00 PM-

The Slave Lake Region has 7 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is a decrease since our update last week.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 101 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 101 active cases, 94 cases have recovered.

December 22, 2020 4:05 PM

Update December 22nd 2020 4:10PM-

​The Slave Lake Region has 10 active cases of COVID-19 in the Region. This is a decrease since our update yesterday.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 95 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 95 active cases, 85 cases have recovered.

The COVID-19 pandemic can have a significant impact on mental health.

If you need to talk, call the 24-hour help lines:

Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642
Addiction Help Line at 1-866-332-2322​

December 21, 2020 3:45 PM

Update December 21st 2020 3:45PM---

The Slave Lake Region has seen a decrease in active COVID-19 since last weeks update. There are currently 12 cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 95 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 95 active cases, 81cases have recovered.

December 17, 2020 3:57 PM

Update December 17th 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has seen a decrease in active COVID-19 since yesterdays update. There are currently 15 cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 93 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 93 active cases, 78 cases have recovered.

December 16, 2020 4:05 PM

Update December 16th 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has seen a decrease in active COVID-19 since Mondays Update. There are currently 19 cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 93 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 93 active cases, 74 cases have recovered.

December 14, 2020 3:50 PM

Update December 14th 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has seen an increase of three cases of COVID-19 since Saturday’s update. Bringing the total active cases in the region to 21.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 91 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 91 active cases, 69 cases have recovered.

Please note the changes in hours of operation for town facilities due to provincial Covid-19 measures below:

The Town of Slave Lake Offices hours will remain open to the public from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, closed over the lunch hour. Please be aware that Staff available on-site will be reduced and some processes may take longer to complete.
The MRC is now closed to the public.
The Legacy Centre is closed to the public with the exception of the Daycare and WJS still operating.
The Northern Lights Aquatic Centre is closed to the public.
There will be No Public Access to Town of Slave Lake Maintenance Shops or the Fire Hall for the duration of these measures.

December 12, 2020 3:49 PM

Update December 12th 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has seen a decrease of six cases of COVID-19 since yesterday’s update. Bringing the total active cases in the region to 18.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 86 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 86 active cases, 68 cases have recovered.

Reminder: That effective Today at 4:00 PM the MRC will be closed to the public until further notice.

Also effective at Midnight tonight the follow new provincial wide restrictions are in place:

Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes will be closed to in-person services, but takeout, curbside pickup and deliveries will be allowed.
Religious gatherings will also be capped at 15 per cent. The province encourages virtual or online services.
Casinos, bingo halls, gaming entertainment centres, racing entertainment centres, horse tracks, raceways, bowling alleys, pool halls, legions and private clubs will be closed as of Midnight on Sunday December 13th.
Recreational facilities such as fitness centres, recreation centres, pools, spas, gyms, studios, camps, indoor rinks and arenas.
Businesses offering personal and wellness services such as hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlours and massage businesses will also be closed.
Mandatory work from home measures will be implemented unless the employer determines that work requires a physical presence for operational effectiveness.
These new measures will be in place for the next four weeks.

December 11, 2020 3:41 PM

Update December 11th 2020 3:40 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has seen a decrease of two cases of COVID-19 since yesterday’s update. Bringing the total active cases in the region to 24.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 86 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 86 active cases, 62 cases have recovered.

Reminder: That effective Dec. 13, the Town Facilities will be operating under the new provincial guidelines.

The Town of Slave Lake Offices hours will remain open to the public from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, closed over the lunch hour. Please be aware that Staff available on-site will be reduced and some processes may take longer to complete.
The MRC will be closed to the public.
The Legacy Centre will remain closed to the public with the exception of the Daycare and WJS still operating.
The Northern Lights Aquatic Centre will remain closed to the public.
There will be No Public Access to Town of Slave Lake Maintenance Shops or the Fire Hall for the duration of these measures.

December 10, 2020 3:35 PM

Update December 10th 2020 3:40 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has seen a decrease of four cases of COVID-19 since yesterday’s update. Bringing the total active cases in the region to 26.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 85 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 85 active cases, 59 cases have recovered.

December 9, 2020 3:58 PM

Update December 9th 2020 4:15 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has seen a decrease of five cases of COVID-19 since yesterday’s update. Bringing the total active cases in the region to 30.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 84 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 84 active cases, 54 cases have recovered.

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.

Effective Yesterday, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.

Masks are mandatory in all Town of Slave Lake buildings and facilities effective immediately.


Effective Dec. 13, the Town Facilities will be operating under the new provincial guidelines.

The Town of Slave Lake Offices hours will remain open to the public from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, closed over the lunch hour. Please be aware that Staff available on-site will be reduced and some processes may take longer to complete.
Effective December 13, 2020 the MRC will be closed to the public.
The Legacy Centre will remain closed to the public with the exception of the Daycare and WJS still operating.
The Northern Lights Aquatic Centre will remain closed to the public.
There will be No Public Access to Town of Slave Lake Maintenance Shops or the Fire Hall for the duration of these measures.


Effective Dec. 13, the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library will be operating under the new provincial guidelines.

The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library will be closed to the public.
Curb-side Holds and Picks up will be available starting Monday December 14th.
Step 1: Place your holds online through Trac Pac or by calling the Library at 780-849-5250.
Step 2: Library Staff will schedule a time for you to come pick your items up at the library side entrance.
Step 3: Call the Library from your call when you arrive and Library staff we’ll bring your items out to you.
Pickups will be available Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

December 8, 2020 5:10 PM

Update December 8th 2020 5:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has seen an increase of two active cases of COVID-19 since yesterday’s update. Bringing the total to 35 cases.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 81 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 81 active cases, 46 cases have recovered.

New Provincial Regulation Now In Effect:

The Premier Jason Kenney has announced a ban on all outdoor and indoor social gatherings, effective today.

The Premier also announced a mandatory mask mandate is now in place effective immediately:

Public spaces include locations where a business or entity operates and is applicable to employees, visitors and the general public.
Applies to all indoor workplaces and facilities outside the home.
Farm operations are excluded.
Rental accommodations used solely for the purposes of a private residence are excluded.
New Provincial Regulation Coming Into Effect at Midnight Sunday December 13th:

Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes will be closed to in-person services, but takeout, curbside pickup and deliveries will be allowed.

Religious gatherings will also be capped at 15 per cent. The province encourages virtual or online services.

Casinos, bingo halls, gaming entertainment centres, racing entertainment centres, horse tracks, raceways, bowling alleys, pool halls, legions and private clubs will be closed as of Midnight on Sunday December 13th.

Recreational facilities such as fitness centres, recreation centres, pools, spas, gyms, studios, camps, indoor rinks and arenas.

Businesses offering personal and wellness services such as hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlours and massage businesses will also be closed.

Mandatory work from home measures will be implemented unless the employer determines that work requires a physical presence for operational effectiveness.

These new measures will be in place for the next four weeks.

The Town of Slave Lake will have more updates tomorrow in regards to town facilities.

December 7, 2020 3:47 PM

Update December 7th 2020 3:45 PM---
Since Sundays Update, The Slave Lake Region has seen a increase of two active cases of COVID-19. Bringing the total to 33 cases.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 77 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 77 active cases, 44 cases have recovered.

If You Are Over the Age of 18 Years & Not in High School, You Are Legally Required To Self-Isolate If:

- You test positive for COVID-19.
- You have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
- You have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone known to have COVID-19.
- You have travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days.

The Alberta Government is asking Albertans who have tested positive for COVID-19 call your family doctor once you receive your results. They can help look after you.

December 6, 2020 4:02 PM

Update December 6th 2020 4:00PM---
Since Friday's update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 31 cases of COVID-19, a decrease of one case since our update on Friday.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 75 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of the 75 active cases, 44 cases have recovered.

December 4, 2020 3:42 PM

Update December 4th 2020 3:45 PM---

Since yesterday's update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 32 cases of COVID-19, a decrease of two in the last 24 hours.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 69 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 69, 37 cases have recovered.

Please note that the Slave Lake COVID-19 Testing Centre is located at 901 4th St NW (the OLD Slave Lake Fire Hall) in Slave Lake, and is by appointment only.

December 3, 2020 3:37 PM

Update December 3rd 2020 3:45 PM---

Since yesterday's update, The Slave Lake Region is still recording 34 cases of COVID-19.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 68 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 68, 34 cases have recovered.

Please note that the Slave Lake COVID-19 Testing Centre is located at 901 4th St NW (the OLD Slave Lake Fire Hall) in Slave Lake, and is by appointment only.

The Alberta Government is asking Albertans who have tested positive for COVID-19 call your family doctor once you receive your results. They can help look after you.

December 1, 2020 3:36 PM

Update December 1st, 2020 3:45 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 31 cases of COVID-19, and increase of six since yesterdays update.
Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 63 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 63, 32 of have recovered.
The Slave Lake Region is now under enhanced measures according to Alberta Health Services.
The Town wants to reminder everyone that If you are tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.
If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

November 30, 2020 3:39 PM

Update November 30th, 2020 3:45 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 25 cases of COVID-19, and increase of seven since yesterdays update.
Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 57 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 57, 32 have recovered.
The Slave Lake Region is now under enhanced measures according to Alberta Health Services.
The Town wants to reminder everyone that If you are tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.
If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

November 29, 2020 4:05 PM

Update November 29th, 2020 4:15 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 18 cases of COVID-19, and increase of three since yesterdays update.
Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 50 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 50, 32 of have recovered.
The Slave Lake Region is now under enhanced measures according to Alberta Health Services.
The Town wants to reminder everyone that If you are tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.
If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

November 28, 2020 3:41 PM

Update November 28th, 2020 3:45 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 15 cases of COVID-19, and increase of two since Wednesdays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 47 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 47, 32 of have recovered.

The Slave Lake Region is now under enhanced measures according to Alberta Health Services.

The Town wants to reminder everyone that If you are tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.

If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

Click here for details
November 25, 2020 3:58 PM

Update November 25th, 2020 3:45 PM---

Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 13 cases of COVID-19, and increase of two since yesterdays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 44 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 44, 31 have recovered.

The Slave Lake Region is now under enhanced measures according to Alberta Health Services.

The Town wants to reminder everyone that If you are tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.

If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

For details on the requirements for please see the list of restrictions at the following link
November 23, 2020 2:42 PM

Update November 23rd, 2020 2:45 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 10 cases of COVID-19, and increase of four since Mondays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 38 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 32, 28 of which have recovered.

The Slave Lake Region is now under enhanced measures according to Alberta Health Services.

The Town wants to reminder everyone that If you are tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.

If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

For details on the requirements for please see the list of restrictions in place.
November 20, 2020 3:41 PM

Update November 20th, 2020 3:45 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 6 cases of COVID-19, and decrease of one since Mondays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 32 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 32, 26 of which have recovered.

The Town wants to reminder everyone that If you are tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.

If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

November 16, 2020 4:54 PM

Update November 15th, 2020 5:00 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 7 cases of COVID-19, and increase of one since Fridays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 32 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 32, 25 of which have recovered.

If you feel as though you have COVID-19 Symptoms please book a COVID-19 Test today by going to the Alberta Health Services Online Book tool at the link below

Book a COVID-19 Test Now
November 13, 2020 4:08 PM

Update November 13th, 2020 4:15 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 6 cases of COVID-19, and increase of three since yesterdays update.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 31 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 31, 25 of which have recovered.

The Town wants to reminder everyone that If you are tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.

If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

November 12, 2020 3:55 PM

Update November 12th, 2020 4:00 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 3 cases of COVID-19, and decrease of two cases in since Tuesday.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 28 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 28, 25 have recovered.

Premier Kenney announced new COVID-19 measures for Enhanced Status communities. At this time Slave Lake is not under Enhanced measures. The Town wants to reminder everyone that If you are tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.

If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

COVID-19 Relaunch Status Map
November 10, 2020 4:18 PM

Update November 10th, 2020 4:30 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 5 cases of COVID-19, and increase of one case overnight.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 28 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 28, 23 have recovered.

Reminder from the Province of Alberta: If you tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.

If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

November 9, 2020 3:34 PM

Update November 9th, 2020 3:45 PM---
Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 4 cases of COVID-19.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 27 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 27, 23 have recovered.

Reminder from the Province of Alberta: If you tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.

If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

November 3, 2020 3:39 PM

Update November 2nd, 2020 3:45 PM ---
​Since our last update, The Slave Lake Region is now recording 6 cases of COVID-19.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19.

Since the start of the global pandemic there have been 25 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. Of those 25, 18 have recovered.

Reminder from the Province of Alberta: If you tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.

If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.​

October 28, 2020 3:39 PM

Update October 28, 2020 3:45 PM ---
The Slave Lake Region is still recording 4 cases of COVID-19, as of Wednesday Afternoon.
According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There has been 23 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 18 of these cases have recovered.
Reminder from the Province of Alberta: If you tested negative and have had known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days.
If you are self-isolating remember: Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

October 26, 2020 3:50 PM

Update October 26, 2020 4:00 PM ---

Over the weekend, the Slave Lake Region recorded 5 cases of COVID-19.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There has been 23 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 17 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

October 19, 2020 4:36 PM

Update October 19, 2020 4:45 PM ---

Over the weekend, the Slave Lake Region recorded one new case of COVID-19.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There has been 19 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 17 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

October 14, 2020 3:52 PM

Update October 14th, 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region currently no active cases of COVID-19.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There has been 19 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 18 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

October 8, 2020 3:54 PM

Update October 8th, 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region currently has two active cases of COVID-19. An increase of one case since yesterdays reporting.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There has been 19 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 16 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

October 7, 2020 3:35 PM

Update October 7th, 2020 3:45 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region currently has one active case of COVID-19.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There has been 18 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 16 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

October 5, 2020 3:46 PM

Update October 5th, 2020 3:45 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region currently has three active cases of COVID-19.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There has been 18 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 13 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

September 28, 2020 4:28 PM

Update September 28th, 2020 4:30 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region currently has four active cases of COVID-19.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There has been 17 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 12 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

September 22, 2020 4:51 PM

Update September 22nd, 2020 5:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region currently has three active cases of COVID-19.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There has been 15 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 11 of these cases have recovered.

258 albertans have passed away due to COVID-19. Slave Lake Council and Administration would like to express our condolences to the family and friends who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

September 21, 2020 3:51 PM

Update September 21st, 2020 3:50 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has two active cases of COVID-19.

According to Alberta Health Services there has been been 1 death in the Slave Lake Region due to COVID-19. There There has been 14 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 11 of these cases have recovered.

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking COVID-19 numbers there has been 16,739 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the province of Alberta.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

September 17, 2020 4:23 PM

Update September 17th, 2020 4:30 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has three active cases of COVID-19.

There has been 13 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 10 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

September 15, 2020 3:56 PM

Update September 15th, 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region has two active cases of COVID-19.

There have been 12 active cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake Region since the pandemic. 10 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

September 14, 2020 4:15 PM

Update September 14th, 2020 4:15 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region still has four active cases of COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, 11 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Slave Lake Region, 7 of these cases have recovered.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

September 11, 2020 3:41 PM

Update September 11th, 2020 3:45 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region now has four active cases of COVID-19. This is a reduction of 2 cases since Tuesday this week.

Since the start of the pandemic, 11 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Slave Lake Region, 7 of these cases have recovered.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 15,415. To date there have been 253 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

September 11, 2020 8:35 AM

Update September 11th, 2020 8:30 AM ---

*UPDATE FROM THE LESSER SLAVE REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY*

As of September 10th, there are NO cases of COVID-19 within our facilities and we continue to work hard to keep it that way.

The lodge will be going back immediately to no visitors and residents only leaving the lodge for medical appointments. These steps are triggered by the increase in Covid-19 cases in the region. We will be reassessing this direction Monday and updating everyone. Again, this is a proactive measure for a short period of time until the number of cases in the community decreases. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Family and friends can have window visits with their loved ones Monday-Friday or they can stay in contact with them via Facetime and phone calls. Grocery shopping can be done by family members and/or our bus will be getting groceries for the seniors that do not have anyone shopping for them. This lock down will be reviewed in one week’s time and guidelines will remain or new guidelines will be put into effect.

We thank everyone for their co operation and patience during these times. We ask that residents and their families continue to stay strong, work together and support our efforts and work with us to get through this.

Any questions or concerns, please contact your local lodge manager or Lesser Slave Lake Regional Housing Authority CAO Lindsay Pratt 780-523-5282 office 780-523-8518 cell or email lindsay@heartriverhousing.ca.

Please follow us on Facebook at Vanderwell Heritage Lodge and our Website at www.slavelakehousing.com for updates.

Thank you to all who have contacted us and we encourage you to PLEASE call us if you have questions. We appreciate all feedback.

September 8, 2020 4:08 PM

Update September 8th, 2020 4:15 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region now has SIX active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 15,093 , 13,194 have recovered. To date there have been 247 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

Please remember you can book your online COVID-19 test at https://albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17058.aspx

September 2, 2020 5:22 PM

Update September 2nd, 2020 5:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region now has two active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 14,180 , 12,535 have recovered. To date there have been 242 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

August 24, 2020 4:01 PM

Update August 24th, 2020 4:00PM ---

The Slave Lake Region now has zero active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 13,006, 11,600 have recovered. To date there have been 234 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

We want to thank the Slave Lake Tourism Society for hosting such an amazing event his weekend. For those who were able to take in the Hang In There: Drive In Concert with Gord Bamford we hope you enjoyed the concert!

Alberta Health Services has recently announced that, "at this time, asymptomatic testing is recommended for all teachers and staff in the Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 education system prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year. To ensure availability for teachers and staff, Albertans who are asymptomatic and have no known exposure to COVID are asked to consider waiting until after September 1 to access asymptomatic testing."

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

August 4, 2020 4:11 PM

Update August 4th, 2020 4:15 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region now has zero active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 11,146. To date there have been 201 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

July 13, 2020 4:09 PM

Update July 13th, 2020 4:15 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region still has zero active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 8,826. To date there have been 161 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

The Slave Lake Region is still flattening the curve. We have not seen an active case of COVID-19 in our Region since May. The Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

The Federal Government announced, earlier this morning, that they would be extending CEWS (Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy) until the end of the year. Businesses can apply for CEWS on the federal governments website.

The Provincial Government also announced, earlier this afternoon, that 20 million more free masks would be available at A&W, McDonalds Canada, and Tim Hortons. Wearing a non-medical mask when it's difficult to maintain physical distancing of two metres is one way we can continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 as we relaunch our province. This initiative is a key part of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy to safely reopen our economy while protecting Albertans from COVID-19.

July 2, 2020 4:31 PM

Update July 2nd, 2020 4:30 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region still has zero active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 8,202. To date there have been 155 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

Our Staff have been hard at work preparing the MRC to reopen. We are pleased to announced that the Multi-Rec Centre is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday July 13th with new health and safety guidelines. The MRC will be open Monday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and will be closed Saturday and Sundays.

While the Slave Lake Region has not seen an active case of COVID-19 since May, the Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing where appropriate, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

June 22, 2020 4:16 PM

Update June 22nd, 2020 4:30 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region still has zero active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 7,736. To date there have been 153 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

On June 12, 2020, the Province of Alberta entered Phase 2, of the Alberta Relaunch Strategy. Our staff are actively reviewing the provincial guidelines and working toward dates when our facilities (such as the Multi-Recreation Centre and Northern Lights Aquatic Centre) can re-open within the requirements. We will make further announcements specific to facility, as the plans are formulated.


While we have entered into Phase II of the relaunch strategy, the Town of Slave Lake wishes to remind all residents to maintain social distancing, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home if you are not feeling well.

After announcement from the Federal Government, we have learned that CERB is being extended by eight weeks.

Click here to apply for CERB
June 18, 2020 9:02 AM

Update June 15th, 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region still has zero active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 7,453. To date there have been 151 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

The Government of Canada announced today that the government is working on an extension of CERB benefits. The details for this extension are expected to be announced later this week.

June 8, 2020 4:08 PM

Update June 8th, 2020 4:30 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region still has zero active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 7,202. To date there have been 149 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.


Starting today, you can get 4 free non-medical masks per person at any Slave Lake A&W, McDonald’s or Tim Hortons drive-thru locations. These are available while supplies last with no purchase necessary. Masks will not be distributed inside restaurants.

http://www.slavelake.ca/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=867

June 1, 2020 4:19 PM

Update June 1st, 2020 4:30 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region still has zero active cases of COVID-19. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 7,044. To date there have been 143 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced asymptomatic testing for the novel coronavirus will begin province-wide immediately. Priority will still be given to those with symptoms or who are close contacts of someone with COVID-19, but anyone can seek a test, even if they have no symptoms of COVID-19.

The Town of Slave Lake wants to remind residents that the Multi-Rec Centre, and the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre is still closed until further notice. Residents wishing to conduct business with the Town can still call 780-849-8000 to speak with one of our staff, or stop by every friday between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to speak with one of our staff in person.

It was announced earlier today that the Legacy Centre will be suspending all public programming until further notice.

Those seeking federal assistance during COVID-19 can apply for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit by clicking on the link below.

Apply for CERB Here
May 29, 2020 4:11 PM

Update May 29th, 2020 4:15 PM ---

While the Slave Lake Region has not seen an increase in positive cases of COVID-19, The Town of Slave Lake reminds all residents to continue practice social distancing where required, adn continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds. Also if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 6,979. To date there have been 143 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced asymptomatic testing for the novel coronavirus will begin province-wide immediately. Priority will still be given to those with symptoms or who are close contacts of someone with COVID-19, but anyone can seek a test, even if they have no symptoms of COVID-19.

May 27, 2020 3:43 PM

Update May 27th, 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region currently zero active cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. . The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 6,926. To date there have been 141 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

With Alberta now in phase 1 of our Relaunch strategy, we want to take this moment and ask businesses who have re-opened or are preparing for reopening their businesses to submit updated information to the Town for our COVID-19 Status of Businesses/Non Profits Webpage. Submit your information below! At the end of the month we will send an updated list to all of our newsletter subscribers!



Submit Your Business Information Today
May 25, 2020 5:14 PM

Update May 25th, 2020 5:15 PM ---

There are currently 0 active cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. 5 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed earlier, but have as of today all recovered. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 6,879. To date there have been 138 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

Please remember that The Town of Slave Lake is not under a Fire Ban. Backyard fires are allowed.

May 22, 2020 3:54 PM

Update May 22nd, 2020 4:00 P.M. ---

There are currently 0 active cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. 5 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed earlier, but have as of today all recovered. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 6,800. To date there have been 134 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

Please remember that The Town of Slave Lake is not under a Fire Ban. Backyard fires are allowed.

May 20, 2020 5:04 PM

Update May 20th, 2020 5:00 P.M. ---

There are currently 0 active cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. 5 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed earlier, but have as of today all recovered. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 6,735. To date there have been 128 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

May 13, 2020 5:11 PM

Update May 11th, 2020 5:15 PM

There are currently 0 active cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. 5 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed earlier, but have as of today all recovered. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 6,407. To date there have been 120 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

Stage one of Alberta’s relaunch strategy puts safety first as restrictions are gradually lifted. With enhanced testing capacity and contact tracing ability, along with a rapid response plan in place in the event of possible outbreaks, the province is ready to take the first incremental steps to reopen some businesses and services.

With increased infection prevention and control measures to minimize the risk of increased transmission of infections, some businesses and facilities can start to resume operations on May 14 in all areas except the cities of Calgary and Brooks:
Retail businesses, such as clothing, furniture and bookstores. All vendors at farmers markets will also be able to operate.
Museums and art galleries.
Daycares and out-of-school care with limits on occupancy.
Hairstyling and barbershops.
Cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars will be permitted to reopen for table service only at 50 per cent capacity.
Day camps, including summer school, will be permitted with limits on occupancy.
Post-secondary institutions will continue to deliver courses; however, there will be more flexibility to include in-person delivery once the existing health order prohibiting in-person classes is lifted.
Places of worship and funeral services, if they follow specific guidance already online.
The resumption of some scheduled, non-urgent surgeries will continue gradually.
Regulated health professions are permitted to offer services as long as they continue to follow approved guidelines set by their professional colleges.
The new alberta.ca/bizconnect web page provides business owners with information on health and safety guidelines for general workplaces, as well as sector-specific guidelines for those able to open in stage one. Businesses allowed to reopen during stage one will be subject to strict infection prevention and control measures, and will be carefully monitored for compliance with public health orders. It will be up to each business operator to determine if they are ready to open and ensure all guidance has been met.

https://www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx
May 11, 2020 3:56 PM

Update May 11th, 2020 4:00 PM ---
There are currently 0 active cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake Region. 5 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed earlier, but have as of today all recovered. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 6,300. To date there have been 117 deaths in relation to COVID-19, Town Council and Administration extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their life to COVID-19.

Important Numbers:
Alberta’s Mental Health Helpline is available 24-7 toll-free and offers confidential support for mental health concerns: 1-877-303-2642.
Alberta’s Addiction Helpline is available 24-7 toll-free and offers confidential support for alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling: 1-866-332-2322
The Kids Help Phone is available 24-7 and offers professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people by texting CONNECT to 686868.
The Crisis Text Line Alberta is a service available 24-7 that offers information, referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support for Albertans of all ages, by texting CONNECT to 741741.
Alberta 211 is a free helpline that connects Albertans to community and social services in their area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

May 8, 2020 4:19 PM

Update May 8th, 2020 4:30 PM ---

According to Alberta Heath Services the 1 case that was active in the Slave Lake Region is no longer the case. There has only been 5 cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake and all have recovered. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 6,098

May 4, 2020 3:43 PM

Update May 4th, 2020 4:00 PM ---

The Slave Lake Region still has no active cases of COVID-19 according to Alberta Health Services. All 5 cases have now recovered. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.
Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 5,836.
There has now been 104 confirmed deaths due to the virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.
Moving forward our daily updates will only Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or when something new happens with the numbers of cases in the Slave Lake Region.

May 3, 2020 6:08 PM

Update May 3rd, 2020 6:10 PM---

The Slave Lake Region now has no active cases of COVID-19 according to Alberta Health Services. All 5 cases have now recovered. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 5,766.

There has now been 95 confirmed deaths due to the virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

May 1, 2020 4:07 PM

Update May 1st, 2020 4:15 PM---

The Slave Lake Region still only has 1 active case of COVID-19. Please note that Alberta Health Services does not provide names or where in the region the case is. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 5,573.

There has now been 92 confirmed deaths due to the virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

News From the Province:

As part of its relaunch strategy, the Government of Alberta has launched a voluntary, secure mobile contact tracing application to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Quick tracing and containment of outbreaks is critical as the province works to gradually relaunch the economy. The ABTraceTogether app will enhance the current manual tracing process and help Albertans protect themselves and their loved ones.

Contact tracing is currently performed by interviewing patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, which is resource intensive and has limitations on its effectiveness as it relies on the patient’s memory. Through wireless Bluetooth technology, mobile contact tracing will complement the work of health-care workers and drastically speed up the current manual tracing process. This means Albertans will be contacted more quickly if they are at risk.

Protecting Albertans’ privacy is paramount. Use of the app is voluntary, and users must opt-in. Only your phone number is collected at the time of registering the app. The application does not track the user’s location and does not use your GPS. Data is only stored on the user’s phone in an encrypted format for 21 days only. Users must consent to sharing their data if they have tested positive for COVID-19. The only information shared with contact tracers is a random ID of those identified as close contacts after a user is diagnosed with COVID-19 – nothing identifiable is exchanged between phones. Users must be within two metres from each other for a total duration of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period in order to be notified as a close contact.

The app is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play.

April 30, 2020 4:28 PM

Update April 30th, 2020 4:30 PM---

The Slave Lake Region still only has 1 active case of COVID-19. Please note that Alberta Health Services does not provide names or where in the region the case is. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 5,355.

News From the Province:

Premier Jason Kenney announced the first stop in reopening the economy this afternoon. The plan to move forward requires careful and ongoing monitoring and respecting all guidelines outlined by the chief medical officer of health:

Alberta Health Services will resume some scheduled, non-urgent surgeries as soon as May 4.
Dental and other health-care workers, such as physiotherapists, speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists, audiologists, social workers, occupational therapists, dieticians and more, will be allowed to resume services starting May 4, as long as they are following approved guidelines set by their professional colleges.
Recognizing the role that access to the outdoors and recreation in the outdoors plays to Albertans’ sense of well-being, access to provincial parks and public lands will be re-opened using a phased approach, beginning with:

Vehicle access to parking lots and staging areas in parks and on public lands opening May 1.
Opening a number of boat launches in provincial parks on May 1 and working to have them all open by May 14. Check albertaparks.ca for the status of boat launches.
Government is working hard to make campsites available as soon as possible, with the goal to have as many open as possible by June 1 so Albertans can enjoy our parks while adhering to current health orders. At this time, sites are open to Albertans only. Check albertaparks.ca for updates.
Group and comfort camping will not be offered. Campground facility access restrictions to areas such as showers, picnic and cooking shelters will also be posted to albertaparks.ca.
Alberta Parks’ online reservation system will be available May 14 to book site visits beginning June 1. Out-of-province bookings will not be processed.
No washrooms or garbage pickup will be available within provincial parks at this time. These services will be available as soon as Alberta Environment and Parks brings staff back. These seasonal positions represent an important opportunity for Albertans to secure employment during challenging economic times.
Fire bans in parks, protected areas and the Forest Protection Area remain in place.
No off-highway vehicle restrictions are currently in place. Local restrictions may be required if the risk for wildfires increases.
Private and municipal campgrounds and parks can open with physical distancing restrictions, under their own local authority.
Golf courses can open on May 4, with restrictions including keeping clubhouses and pro shops closed. On-site shops and restaurants can open in stage one, consistent with other businesses and retailers.

April 29, 2020 4:05 PM

Update April 29th, 2020 4:10 PM --

The Slave Lake Region still only has 1 active case of COVID-19. Please note that Alberta Health Services does not provide names or where in the region the case is. The Town of Slave Lake reminds residents to continue practice social distancing, continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, and if you are feeling sick please stay home.

Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 5,165

There has now been 87 confirmed deaths due to the virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

Are you offering a service of support, or program for residents to utilize during the COVID-19? The Town of Slave Lake is compiling a list for publication that residents can access and find on our town website. Please submit your information today. Each day during this pandemic we will be showcasing and giving details out on social media and on our website about programs and services being provided in the community.

Todays Program we want to highlight is the Slave Lake Walking and Running Club. Reconnect with your community through fun exercise in such an isolating time, this group is here to connect and motivate members through posts and comments within our Facebook group, Slave Lake Running and Walking Club. Distance routes for different parts of town will be shared along with fun games everyone can participate in! Try out our routes and games, post about your run, and motivate others in the group!

Again we would like to remind residents Slave Lake Forest Area is currently under a fire ban, but the Town of Slave Lake is allowing fires in back yard fire pits.

Submit Your Service/Program Today
April 28, 2020 4:14 PM

Update April 28th, 2020 4:15 PM --

There have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating four cases have recovered. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 4,850.

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 80 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

Are you offering a service of support, or program for residents to utilize during the COVID-19? The Town of Slave Lake is compiling a list for publication that residents can access and find on our town website. Please submit your information today. Each day during this pandemic we will be showcasing and giving details out on social media and on our website about programs and services being provided in the community.

Todays Service we would like to highlight is The Northern Haven Support Society. The Northern Haven Support Society provides support to those in the Slave Lake area who have been impacted by Family Violence and Domestic Abuse. If you are living in the Slave Lake area and are experiencing or attempting to leave domestic abuse or have recently left an abusive relationship are having troubles they can help. For more information please contact Northern Have at 780-849-4418 or Toll Free at 1-8770214-4418. You can also email northernhaven@hotmail.com

Again we would like to remind residents Slave Lake Forest Area is currently under a fire ban, but the Town of Slave Lake is allowing fires in back yard fire pits.

Submit Your Service/Program Today
April 27, 2020 4:40 PM

Update April 27th, 2020 4:45 PM --

There have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating four cases have recovered. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 4,696.

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 75 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

While the Slave Lake Forest Area is currently under a fire ban, please remember that the Town of Slave Lake is allowing fires in back yard fire pits.

April 24, 2020 4:41 PM

Update April 23rd, 2020 4:45 PM --

There have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating four cases have recovered. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 4017.

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 72 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

April 23, 2020 4:58 PM

Update April 22nd, 2020 5:00 PM --

There have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating four cases have recovered. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 3720.

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 67 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

April 22, 2020 3:55 PM

Update April 22nd, 2020 4:00 PM ---

There have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating all four cases have recovered. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 3401.

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 66 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

News from the Province:

Government is also launching the Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Awards to honour everyday heroes as the province responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The honourees will be nominated by fellow Albertans and selected for profiling on the program’s website and through social media.

There are no requirements for hours of service, and any individual or group who helps out in their community is eligible for an award. The nomination submission requests a brief story about the nominee’s contribution. Nominations will be accepted online on an ongoing basis.

Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program
April 22, 2020 11:05 AM

Update April 22nd, 2020 11:00 AM ---

At last nights Council Meeting, Council made the decision to keep the town owned facilities closed until June 1st, 2020. This means that Multi-Rec Centre, and the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre will remain closed until June 1st.

The Town Office will remain closed during that time from Monday to Thursday. Every Friday we will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for walk ins. Please remember to practice social distancing while coming into the Town Office. If this closure last longer then June 1st. The Town will look into expanding hours for walk in during tax season.

Please remember that our staff are still available by phone and email. If you need any help from the town please call 780-849-8000, or the MRC at 780-849-8028.

April 21, 2020 4:19 PM

Update April 21st, 2020 4:30 PM ---

There have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating four of the five cases have recovered. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 3095.

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 61 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

April 21, 2020 10:43 AM

Update April 21st, 2020 10:15 AM ---

Many residents are enjoying the warmer weather. While it is great to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, the Town of Slave Lake wants to remind everyone that physical distancing is still required in all Town parks, playgrounds and on trails. People are still required to maintain a 2 metre separation with others, and to thoroughly wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon returning from outdoor activities.

Playgrounds pose a challenge. The Town of Slave Lake has not closed playgrounds at this time. Instead, are following the Alberta Health Services recommendations: cleaning both your and your child's hands before travelling home, and immediately washing your and your child's hands with warm soapy water when you get home. Practicing physical distancing is still important on playgrounds. If it is not possible to maintain physical distancing on the playground, we recommend that families not use the playground at that time.

April 20, 2020 4:23 PM

Update April 20th, 2020 4:30 PM ---

There have been four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating all four cases have recovered. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 2908

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 59 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

April 16, 2020 4:15 PM

Update April 16th, 2020 4:30 PM ---

There have been four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating all four cases have recovered. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 2158

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 50 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

News from the Province ----

It is critical to remember that COVID-19 is not a foodborne illness. But essential food industry workers are still susceptible to COVID-19, just like everyone else. Across North America, we have seen a growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at food processing plants as the total number of cases throughout society also grows.

In Alberta, the first confirmed case occurred at a beef plant north of Calgary. The facility where the case was confirmed was shut down, halting production. Agriculture and Forestry immediately began working with the plant management, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Ministry of Labour to resolve the issue. Specific, effective mitigation measures were put in place based on the advice of health and safety experts.

April 15, 2020 5:14 PM

Update April 15th, 2020 5:15PM---

There have been four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating all four cases have recovered. . Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 1996

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 48 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

Alberta’s Mental Health Helpline is available 24-7 toll-free and offers confidential support for mental health concerns: 1-877-303-2642.
Alberta’s Addiction Helpline is available 24-7 toll-free and offers confidential support for alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling: 1-866-332-2322
The Kids Help Phone is available 24-7 and offers professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people by texting CONNECT to 686868.
The Crisis Text Line Alberta is a service available 24-7 that offers information, referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support for Albertans of all ages, by texting CONNECT to 741741.
Alberta 211 is a free helpline that connects Albertans to community and social services in their area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

April 14, 2020 4:25 PM

Update April 14th, 2020 4:30 PM---

There have been four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slave Lake. At this moment Alberta Health Services is stating all four cases have recovered. . Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 1870.

Since Alberta Health Services began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, there has been 48 confirmed deaths due to the Virus. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

Alberta Wildfire is hiring 200 additional firefighters, invoking a fire ban, implementing off-highway vehicle (OHV) restrictions, increasing fine violations and funding $20 million more in community FireSmart initiatives, all to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season during COVID-19.

Alberta Parks is also instituting a fire ban in all provincial parks and protected areas.

These early preparedness measures will ensure the province can effectively focus resources where they are needed most in the event of multiple emergencies happening at the same time.

Typically, the wildfire hazard is highest in Alberta in late April through May, when fuel like trees and grasses have extremely low moisture content after the snow has melted.

More than a million acres burned last year and 71 per cent of wildfires were human-caused and entirely preventable. With provincial resources currently stretched due to COVID-19, these preventative measures will better equip Alberta’s response to spring wildfires this year.

April 6, 2020 4:12 PM

Update April 6th 2020 4:15PM---

There are still only four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area as of April 6th, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 1348, resulting in 98 new cases since Sundays update.

It was announced that another albertans has passed away from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths in Alberta to 24. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

To remember those who have passed away from COVID-19, Town Council has decided to lower the flags at all municipal buildings starting Tuesday April 14th until April 24th.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced today that he would be making a address to the province tomorrow (April 7th). The Town of Slave Lake will share the video once the Town of Slave Lake Council Meeting is completed.

Following the directions of Alberta Health Services, and to follow protocols set in place around physical-distancing Slave Lake Council has made the decision to live stream the April 7th council meeting. The Council Meeting will be live streamed via the Town of Slave Lake Youtube Channel. This is to ensure that those without a facebook account can view the proceedings live as well.

The Town of Slave Lake Youtube Channel can be found here You will not need an account to watch the live stream. The Council meeting begins at 7:00 PM on Tuesday April 7th. We will share a link to the live stream on Facebook and Twitter.

April 5, 2020 4:38 PM

Update April 5th 2020 4:30 PM---

There are now four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area as of April 5th, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 1250, resulting in 69 new cases since Saturdays Update.

April 4, 2020 8:36 PM

Mayor Update for 8:30 PM——-

Been getting a lot of questions this evening. The number of cases in Slave Lake has climbed to 4. Questions are being asked, who are they? where have they been? Are these travel related or community spread?

First off, AHS locally has been great, but higher up where all the information is collected, most doesn't flow back to communities. I have shared my frustration with all who will listen and so far the position from the Province has not changed.

That being said, realistically whether we have 2 or 12, whether they are community spread or travel, nothing changes. You should assume they are all community spread. You should assume it exists in your community, because realistically it does. Even if we knew who it was, they could have been walking around with no symptoms for a week. To try and figure out every single person or place they came in contact with would not likely even be possible. People need to be cautious. Continue to physically distance yourself from people outside of those you live with. wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, take precautions....these messages will not change.

People that have been diagnosed and considered infected are required to self isolate at home. These 4 cases are not out walking around the community, but people they may have come in contact with are and so as a community we need to continue to be vigilant. I get that people want more information. I get that people are tired of staying at home. I get that people want to see their friends and you get to a point where you think, well we have all been at home for two weeks so it should be fine. All we know today..........All we need to know today........is that we need to work harder at this. We need to be patient as this is not changing overnight. We need to be cautious, not fearful. We need to stay educated, and not make assumptions. Our community needs our best right now and is going to need it for a while.

I want to close by saying a big thank you to the businesses that have closed and are suffering, but know that is what their community needs. To the ones that need to stay open and are taking precautions to keep their staff and customers safe, thank you for doing your part to keep this community functioning and keeping us all safe. To the travellers and community members, families, and children who continue to practice physical distancing and those who need to or choose to self isolate, I thank you for taking this seriously. And to the small group of people that are not putting in the same level of effort to social distance and take precautions...your community needs more of you and we all expect you to do better.

If you have symptoms, stay home. If you have travelled outside of the country, stay home. If you don't need to go out, stay home. If you do, please take precautions.

Praying for the quick recovery of the 4 affected and hoping this message gets to the people who need to hear it most. Stay safe Slave Lake.


http://www.slavelake.ca/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=867

April 3, 2020 5:00 PM

Update April 3rd 2020 5:00 PM----

There are now three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area as of April 3rd, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 1075, resulting in 107 new cases since Thursdays’s Update.

It was announced that five more albertans have passed away from COVID-19, four from the Calgary Zone, and one from the Edmonton. This brings the total number of deaths in Alberta to 18. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

The public can make complaints to the province about gatherings and businesses that appear to be violating public health orders or a person who appears to be violating self-isolation restrictions: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/

Alberta Health Services has resources and services available to help you or someone you know. Remember, if you are struggling you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you.

April 2, 2020 4:40 PM

Update April 2nd 2020 4:30 PM----

There are now only two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area as of April 1st, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 968, resulting in 96 new cases since Tuesday’s Update.

It was announced that two more albertans have passed away from COVID-19, an albertan from the North Zone, and an albertan from the Calgary Zone. This brings the total number of deaths in Alberta to 13. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

The Government of Canada has created a Canada COVID-19 Support App. The app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms. You can download the app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Apple App Store
April 1, 2020 6:20 PM

Update April 1st, 2020 6:15 PM----

We have been getting alot of questions over the last hour about recycling curb-side pick up. At this time recycling is still being picked up on your regularly schedule pick-up day. There has not been a change in service due to COVID-19.

Recycling and Garbage Curb-side Pick Up Schedule:

Wednesday - North East and North of 6th Ave. South East.
Thursday's - North West and the South Side of 6th Ave South East
Friday's - Gloryland, Fournier Place, Sunset Place, and the South West

April 1, 2020 4:27 PM

Update April 1st, 2020 4:30 PM----


There are now only two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area as of April 1st, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 871, resulting in 117 new cases since Tuesday's Update.

It was announced that two more albertans have passed away from COVID-19, an albertan from the North Zone, and an albertan from the Calgary Zone. This brings the total number of deaths in Alberta to 11. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

According to Dr. Hinshaw Alberta's chief medical officer of health there is no treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 but there are simple ways to help slow the spread of COVID-19, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, physical distance (stay back at least 6 feet), cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, avoid others who are unwell and stay home when you are sick.

March 31, 2020 4:47 PM

Update March 31st, 2020 4:45 PM----

There are still only two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area as of March 31st, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 754, resulting in 64 new cases since Mondays Update.

It was announced that an Albertan in the Calgary Area has passed away from COVID-19. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

In yesterday Mayor VLOG, that was published on facebook, Mayor Warman spoke about concerns he has heard about residents in Slave Lake who have recently returned home from international travels, and are not following the mandatory self-isolation order the federal government has put in place. Mayor Warman has also heard from Residents that businesses that are not classified as essential services are remaining open after the Provincial Government mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses. Complaints of these nature can be filed with the provincial government at the following link.

Submit A Complaint
March 31, 2020 9:39 AM

Update March 31st, 2020 9:30 AM----

With the Easter Holiday Season coming up starting next Friday, The Town of Slave Lake will adjust the day and time we will be open for walk-ins to the public next week.

The Town Office will be open for walk-ins on Thursday April 9th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, including the lunch hour.

Our Staff are still available via phone and email during regular business hours for the rest of the week.

The Town Office will be closed on Good Friday (Friday April 10th) and Easter Monday (Monday April 13th).

To help ensure the Town stops the spread of COVID-19, The MRC, and Northern Lights Aquatic Centre will remain closed until April 30th.

March 30, 2020 5:34 PM

Update March 30th, 2020 5:35PM ----

There are now only two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area as of March 30th, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 690, resulting in 29 new cases since Sunday. Of those 690 confirmed cases, 94 albertans have recovered from COVID-19 according to Alberta's Chief Health Officer.

It was announced that 5 Albertans have passed away from COVID-19, 2 in Calgary, 2 in Edmonton, and 1 in the North Zone. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

While we may be separated by distance, but know that we are all in this together.

March 27, 2020 6:29 PM

Update March 27th, 2020 ----
On March 27th, Premier Jason Kenney Announced that all non essential businesses would be closed at end of business day on March 27th.
At the time of the press release the province had not supplied a list of essential services that could remain open. Mayor Warman spoke with the Premiers Office and Local MLA’s about the what businesses would be affected. They informed us that it would be modeled off of the Government of Ontario essential business list. Below is a list of essential services that can remain open starting March 28th.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL LIST - ONCE THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA RELEASES THE LIST OFFICIAL LIST THE LIST BELOW WILL BE UPDATED.

List of Essential Workplaces
March 26, 2020 4:24 PM

UPDATE March 26th, 2020 4:30 PM ------

There are still only three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake as of March 26th, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 486.

The Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre has announced that until further notice they would not be accepting donations of clothings. Please do not drop-off clothing at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre at this time.

A quick clarification from yesterdays Mayor Update. Mayor Warman in yesterdays update stated that anyone coming home should not stop for gas. He was referring to residents who are flying into Edmonton, they should not stop and get gas but go directly home. Snowbirds who are returning to Canada/Slave Lake via land are able to stop and get gas on their way home, but should try to reduce the amount of stops along the way. We apologize for the misunderstanding.

Today the Wildfire Legacy Corporation announced that the Legacy Centre would remain closed for public events until the April 30th.

The Town of Slave Lake has released launched a page on our website dedicated to the business and organizations in Slave Lake.

View the Status Business Directory Here
March 25, 2020 12:21 PM

UPDATE March 25th, 2020 12:20 PM -----

We have been notified that all Telus lines are currently working again.

March 25, 2020 11:57 AM

UPDATE March 25th, 2020 12:00 PM -----

For the safety of our residents, the Town of Slave Lake has decided to extend our facility closures until April 30th, 2020.

This means the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre, the Multi-Rec Centre, and the Town Office will be closed until April 30th, 2020.

The Town Office will remain open every friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, including the lunch hour.

As of this morning we have found out all Telus mobility 911 lines are experiencing some delays, you can still use your TELUS cellphone to call 9-1-1 but you may experience some delays getting through to an operator. If you have an emergency and need to call 911 please use a landline, this is only for Telus mobile phones at this time.

March 24, 2020 5:38 PM

UPDATE March 24th 2020, 5:30 PM -----

There are still only three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake.

At some point in our lives we all have stressful times. We can be impacted by such things as financial pressures, unexpected difficulties, unemployment, or stressful situations such as the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Alberta Health Services has resources and services available to help you or someone you know. Remember, if you are struggling you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you.

Important Phone Numbers

Addiction Helpline – 1-866-332-2322
Family Violence – Find Supports – 310-1818
Income Supports – 1-866-644-5135
Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868
Mental Health Helpline – 1-877-303-2642
MyHealth.Alberta.ca: List of Important Numbers
Toll Free Crisis Line / Distress Centres

780 area code: 1-800-482-4357
403 area code: 1-800-784-2433

March 23, 2020 4:04 PM

UPDATE March 23rd, 2020, 4:10 PM -----

At this time there are still only 3 confirmed reports of COVID-19 in Slave Lake.

The Town of Slave Lake would like to remind residents to stay home. This will help stop the spread of COVID-19. We ask residents to follow the Social distancing guidelines outlined by the province. Social Distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. This can help you reduce the risk of getting sick.

Other Guidelines for Social Distancing Include:

keep at least 6 feet (the length of a bicycle) from others when going out for groceries, medical trips and other essential needs
limit the number of times you leave your home for errands
go for a walk in your neighborhood or park while maintaining distance from others
wash or sanitize your hands after touching communal surfaces
Tomorrow at 4:00 P.M., March 24th, The Town of Slave Lake will be hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall. Mayor Tyler Warman will be answering all your questions.

March 23, 2020 11:02 AM

UPDATE March 23rd, 2020, 11:00 AM -----
To help informed our residents on COVID-19, Mayor Warman will be sitting down to answer your questions about COVID-19. Submit you Questions Today for the Virtual Town Hall.
Please note at this time we are not planning on carrying this Live on Facebook so please submit your questions below.

Submit Your Questions
March 22, 2020 2:16 PM

UPDATE March 22nd, 2:15 PM -----

Mayor Update ----

We currently have 3 confirmed cases in Slave Lake of Covid-19 and those people are isolated. When someone tests positive, AHS investigates this patient’s’ history to try and determine when and where they were infected and what risk this poses to the community. AHS has not been quick to share this type of info with communities and we have pushed back on them for some more transparency in this regard. Hopefully this week we will see a better flow of information.

I want to say thanks to thousands of people in Slave Lake who continue to strongly practice social distancing. Yesterday Italy became the world leader in number of people affected and number of deaths. They had almost 800 people die in one day from this disease. Largely this was a result of their population and government not reacting quickly and taking this pandemic seriously. Social distancing works!

I am shocked to say that I continue to be contacted daily by concerned residents who are aware of social gatherings continue to go on, outdoor parties, parties in shops, people who have travelled and do not self isolate, people with symptoms that go out in the public. Fortunately this is not the majority of people in Slave Lake, but all it takes is a small group of affected people to spread this disease through our community. I plead with people to take this seriously and think of more people than just themselves. I plead with you to encourage your family, your friends, your children, your neighbors to exercise caution. I have to hope and think people are smarter than some of the isolated stories I keep hearing about. Socializing should be limited to your family unit only!

Full disclosure, I love interacting with people, groups, socializing, laughing and having a good time. Mentally the last few days have been difficult because we are dealing with conversations, thoughts and what if scenarios I never thought possible. I feel the need to talk with my family and friends more than ever. Luckily on Alberta Health’s website there are a number of great resources that a person can use when they are feeling like they need some help. My father is not a healthy person and so we have elected to keep our distance and only talk on the phone. With my friends last night we had a group face time chat and did the same on Friday night. I need that for my own sanity. That being said I could not live with myself if I put my own family, my friends, their family or even a perfect stranger in jeopardy because my own need for a good time super ceded common sense and public safety.

I am encouraged that many Provinces are beginning to impose fines and possible jail time for people who ignore these risks to a community’s public health and I am encouraged that it looks like our Province is determined to launch their own set of response to the risk some people put on others.

In closing, I recognize most people are doing what is required. To those that are not, its time to take a serious look at yourself in the mirror. My message for today Slave Lake is remain vigilant, continue to feed your physical, mental and spiritual and self, but social distancing MUST remain a top priority.

March 20, 2020 11:30 AM

UPDATE March 20th, 2020, 11:15 AM -----
Earlier this Morning, Mayor Warman was notified by Alberta Health Services that the two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed within the Town of Slave Lake.

"To start off what does this mean," Mayor Warman said in a video statement. "It means the same thing as it did yesterday when we had zero cases, and will mean the same thing in future days when we expect to see more. Social Distancing works. The whole reason we are going through this as a community, as a province, as the country, we are going through this as an entire world, is because we are all in the same boat."

"We are trying to push that curve down, and make sure that the resources that we have, the equipment that we have to deal with this virus on the rate that is it spreading."

View the Entire Video Address Here
March 19, 2020 4:19 PM

Update March 19th, 2020 4:20 PM----

To help combat the spread of COVID-19, The Town of Slave Lake has made the decision to close the Town Office effective 4:30 P.M. on Friday March 20th.

Starting Monday March 23rd, Town staff will be in the Town office during regular working hours, and will be available via telephone, or by email.

To ensure you can pay invoices, make utility payments and deliver applications, the Town Office will be open for walk-ins every Friday between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, this will include the lunch hour.

The Town would like to remind residents that any invoices can be paid online through your bank.

This change will be in place until further notice.

March 19, 2020 2:59 PM

Update March 19th, 2020 3:00 PM ---

Changes being implemented at the Slave Lake Family Care Clinic

To help minimize the risk of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to our residents and staff, the following changes are being implemented at the Slave Lake Family Care Clinic:

• The clinic will be changing its operational hours beginning Monday, March 23. Beginning March 23, the clinic will be open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., until further notice.

• The clinic is requesting that social distancing in the waiting area be observed, as per signage on the seats in the waiting area.

More Information
March 19, 2020 2:58 PM

Update March 19th, 2020 12:00 PM ---

As of March 16, 2020, The Vanderwell Heritage Place will be restricting access to the Lodges to essential visitors only (designated support persons) until further notice and, to this end, Vanderwell Heritage Place will be posting notices at all entrances to our lodges. Vanderwell Heritage Place has also cancelled all bus trips and volunteer activities.

More Information
March 18, 2020 6:35 PM

Update March 18th, 2020 6:30 PM -----


Mayor update

Escaped the rest of the world at 4:00 PM and came home for a change to spend time with my kids. Jumped on the backyard rink with them thinking I was Connor Mcdavid, turns out I make a better Zamboni!
On a more serious note 22 new cases of Covid-19 today brining total to 119. Of that only 6 appear to be community transmission. The rest are all linked to travel. Still NO CONFIRMED cases in Slave Lake.
Have been asked why we have not declared a local state of emergency. If any community knows what the purpose of that is….its us. It enables us to enact extraordinary powers and possibly recoup spending. At this point its not needed, but we are not afraid to utilize at a moments notice if we need to. Rest assured the process to enact this takes a few minutes so not a lot of preparation is needed
Our staff continues to work on business continuity plans and we expect to announce further measures tomorrow to limit our interaction with the public and protect our staff.
The Federal government and Provincial Government both made announcements about financial support coming for businesses, Canadians, Albertans, First Nation and Metis. Typically government makes announcements and then works on the logistics of those announcements afterwards. We expect programs to roll out that determine who, what, when and how to access over the next few days. As we get that information we will share on the Town website.
Questions from business community about what we should be doing and looking for advice. I am by no means an expert, but I will say talking to your bank about deferring loans, increasing lines of credit, and limiting all expenditures have been the measures I have made in my own business.
For individuals, there is financial support coming for people who have lost hours of work, qualify for EI benefits, don’t qualify for EI benefits and for those who have had to isolate. Once again more info will be shared when it becomes available.
As for individuals, tax filing has been delayed until June 1, Alberta registries has provided some great online options for renewal as well as extending deadlines.
Additionally major banks have announced payment deferrals for mortgages. I encourage you to talk to your banker to take advantage of those.
The province is also in discussion with utility companies to see what payment deferrals can be made in regards to that service as well.
Reminder to people to social distance, stay home if you have symptoms and isolate. Call 811 or use the self assessment tool and if your symptoms warrant it, AHS will send someone to your door to collect a swab for testing.
Parents are reminded to enjoy the opportunity to invest quality time with their children, provide structure, be your best, and remember that your effort and patience is needed now more than ever.
Current modeling shows the peak of infection approx. 4 weeks from now but admit it’s the “best guess”.
Current information indicates a vaccine will not be available to the public until 2021.
This is a marathon, not a race.
Remember to fuel your physical and mental well being, enjoy the little things and enjoy the opportunities our current situation provides. Learn a new language, practice a new skill, read a book, learn a instrument are just some suggestions I can provide.
Attitude and quality of life go hand in hand and perspective is everything.

March 18, 2020 11:25 AM

UPDATE March 18th 2020, 11:30 AM ------
The Government of Canada is taking strong and quick action to protect our economy, and the health, safety, and jobs of all Canadians during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy and help Canadians affected by the impacts of this challenging period.

These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses, plus $55 billion to meet liquidity needs of Canadian businesses and households through tax deferrals to help stabilize the economy. Combined, this $82 billion in support represents more than 3 per cent of Canada’s GDP. This wide-ranging support will help ensure Canadians can pay for rent and groceries, and help businesses continue to pay their employees and their bills during this time of uncertainty.

This plan builds on coordinated action taken since the beginning of this outbreak, including the more than $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund, which provided funding to provinces and territories to strengthen critical health care systems. It represents over $500 billion in credit and liquidity support for people and businesses through cooperation between financial Crown corporations, the Bank of Canada, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), and commercial lenders to ensure businesses can continue to operate.

The actions announced today are part of Canada’s whole-of-government response to COVID-19. As a first step, this plan aims to stabilize our economy through targeted measures to address immediate challenges faced by workers and businesses alike. It will help ensure that workers have the money they need while they are sick or in isolation, or due to loss of work or a significant reduction in work income, and help support people and businesses experiencing financial hardship because of the outbreak.

Canadians should not make health decisions based on their financial needs. As the situation continues to evolve, further measures will be announced to support Canadians, stimulate the economy, and protect peoples’ jobs and livelihoods..

Support for workers
Canadians should not have to worry about paying their rent or mortgage or buying groceries because of the COVID-19 crisis. To support workers and their families, the Government of Canada is taking action to:

Provide additional assistance to families with children by temporarily boosting Canada Child Benefit payments. This measure would deliver almost $2 billion in extra support.
Introduce an Emergency Care Benefit of up to $900 bi-weekly for up to 15 weeks to provide income support to workers who must stay home and do not have access to paid sick leave. This measure could provide up to $10 billion to Canadians, and includes:
Workers, including the self-employed, who are sick, quarantined, or who have been directed to self-isolate but do not qualify for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.
Workers, including the self-employed, who are taking care of a family member who is sick with COVID-19, such as an elderly parent or other dependents who are sick, but do not qualify for EI sickness benefits.
EI-eligible and non EI-eligible working parents who must stay home without pay because of children who are sick or who need additional care because of school closures.
Introduce an Emergency Support Benefit delivered through the Canada Revenue Agency to provide up to $5 billion in support to workers who are not eligible for EI and who are facing unemployment.
Provide additional assistance to individuals and families with low and modest incomes with a special top-up payment under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit. This measure would inject $5.5 billion in the economy.
Waive, for a minimum of six months, the mandatory one-week waiting period for EI sickness benefits for workers in imposed quarantine or who have been directed to self-isolate, as announced on March 11.
Waive the requirement for a medical certificate to access EI sickness benefits.
Extend the tax filing deadline for individuals to June 1, and allow all taxpayers to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after today and before September 2020. This relief would apply to tax balances due, as well as instalments, under Part I of the Income Tax Act. No interest or penalties will accumulate on these amounts during this period. This measure will result in households having more money available during this period.
Provide eligible small businesses a 10 per cent wage subsidy for the next 90 days, up to a maximum of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employer. Employers benefiting from this measure would include corporations eligible for the small business deduction, as well as not-for-profit organisations and charities. This will help employers keep people on their payroll and help Canadians keep their jobs.
Provide increased flexibility to lenders to defer mortgage payments on homeowner government-insured mortgage loans to borrowers who may be experiencing financial difficulties related to the outbreak. Insurers will permit lenders to allow payment deferral beginning immediately.
In addition, to provide targeted support for vulnerable groups, the Government is investing to:

Reduce minimum withdrawals from Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) by 25 per cent for 2020 in recognition of volatile market conditions and their impact on many seniors’ retirement savings.
Implement a six-month, interest-free, moratorium on Canada Student Loan payments for all individuals who are in the process of repaying these loans.
Provide $305 million for a new distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund, to address immediate needs in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation communities.
Support women and children fleeing violence by providing up to $50 million to women’s shelters and sexual assault centres to help with their capacity to manage or prevent an outbreak in their facilities. This includes funding for facilities in Indigenous communities.
Provide an additional $157.5 million to address the needs of Canadians experiencing homelessness through the Reaching Home program.
Support for businesses
In the face of an uncertain economic situation and tightening credit conditions, the Government is taking action to help affected businesses. To support Canadian businesses and help them retain their workers during this difficult time, the Government is announcing measures to:

Allow all businesses to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after today and before September 2020. This relief would apply to tax balances due, as well as instalments, under Part I of the Income Tax Act. No interest or penalties will accumulate on these amounts during this period. This measure will result in businesses having more money available during this period.
Increase the credit available to small, medium, and large Canadian businesses. As announced on March 13, a new Business Credit Availability Program will provide more than $10 billion of additional support to businesses experiencing cash flow challenges through the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada. The Government is ready to provide more capital through these financial Crown corporations.
Further expand Export Development Canada’s ability to provide support to domestic businesses.
Provide flexibility on the Canada Account limit, to allow the Government to provide additional support to Canadian businesses, when deemed to be in the national interest, to deal with exceptional circumstances.
Augment credit available to farmers and the agri-food sector through Farm Credit Canada.
Launch an Insured Mortgage Purchase Program to purchase up to $50 billion of insured mortgage pools through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). As announced on March 16, this will provide stable funding to banks and mortgage lenders and support continued lending to Canadian businesses and consumers. CMHC stands ready to further support liquidity and the stability of the financial markets through its mortgage funding programs as necessary. The Government will enable these measures by raising CMHC’s legislative limits to guarantee securities and insure mortgages by $150 billion each.
The six largest financial institutions in Canada have made a commitment to work with personal and small business banking customers on a case-by-case basis to provide flexible solutions to help them manage through challenges, such as pay disruption due to COVID-19, childcare disruption due to school or daycare closures, or those suffering from COVID-19. As a first step, this support will include up to a six-month payment deferral for mortgages, and the opportunity for relief on other credit products. The Government of Canada will continue to monitor evolving economic conditions and seek greater relief measures should it be necessary.

In order to move forward with implementing these new measures needed to provide timely support for Canadians and to ensure the Government has every tool at its disposal to address potential challenges that may arise, the Government intends to introduce special legislation and seek the approval of Parliament.

The Government of Canada will continue to take further action as required to prioritize the health and safety of Canadians, stabilize the economy, and mitigate the economic impact of this pandemic.

Government of Canada Website
March 17, 2020 2:28 PM

Update March 17th - 2:30 PM -----
Slave Lake RCMP reduced services during COVID-19 pandemic

Slave Lake, Alta. - Due to the current pandemic involving the COVID-19 virus, the Slave Lake RCMP will be limiting non-emergency services offered at the detachment. Services including criminal record checks, civil fingerprints, minor collisions and non-essential requests will not be offered at the detachment.

Some services may still be offered. It is suggested that you call the Slave Lake RCMP Detachment at (780) 849-3999 to determine if your request will be processed prior to attending the detachment.

The safety and security of residents will not be affected during this time. Officers will continue to attend emergency calls to service.

March 17, 2020 2:19 PM

Update March 17th - 2:20 PM -----

The government will declare a state of public health emergency later today, empowering authorities under the Public Health Act to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta’s Provincial Operations Centre has also been elevated from a level 3 to a level 4, the highest level.

Effective immediately and until further notice, the Alberta government is implementing additional measures, including cancelling events that have more than 50 people.

“This is an unprecedented moment in our history and decisive action is needed. We recognize that these measures will have a profound impact on the lives of Albertans, but they are necessary in the face of this growing pandemic.”

Jason Kenney, Premier
“These measures are necessary if we are to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our province. Our intention is to limit opportunities for disease transmission by limiting the amount of time Albertans are spending in large crowds and crowded spaces. All Albertans should take immediate action and follow all recommended public health measures. Protecting the health of Albertans is, and always will be, our top priority.”

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health
The additional measures include:

Mass gatherings are now limited to no more than 50 attendees. This includes worship gatherings and family events such as weddings. Grocery stores, shopping centres, health-care facilities, airports, the legislature and other essential services are not included.
To limit the amount of time Albertans are spending in large crowds and crowded spaces, all Albertans are prohibited from attending public recreational facilities and private entertainment facilities, including gyms, swimming pools, arenas, science centres, museums, art galleries, community centres, children’s play centres, casinos, racing entertainment centres, and bingo halls.
Sit-down restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, food courts and other food-serving facilities, including those with a minors-allowed liquor license, are limited to 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 50 people. Take-out, delivery or drive-through service is permitted. Licensed facilities will also be permitted to deliver liquor.
At this time, not-for-profit community kitchens, soup kitchens and religious kitchens are exempt, but sanitization practices are expected to be in place and support will be in place for this practice.
Until further notice, all Albertans are restricted from attending bars and nightclubs, where minors are prohibited by law.
Municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations providing social services support will immediately see $60 million to support their COVID-19 response. The funding will be provided to adult homeless shelters, women’s emergency shelters and the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program, which supports municipalities and civil society organizations in providing services to vulnerable Albertans.

Albertans are encouraged to visit alberta.ca/COVID19 for the latest information, guidance and resources.

March 17, 2020 10:58 AM

Update March 17th - 11:00 AM -----

CLARIFICATION FROM NORTHERN LAKES COLLEGE ---- Online classes will resume as normal on Tuesday March 17, 2020. Please note that all classes are cancelled for Monday March 16, 2020 only.

March 17, 2020 10:02 AM

Update March 17th, 2020 10:00 AM ------

Last Night During the Mayors Live Town Hall, a question was asked about EI benefits and eligibility. The following can be found on the Government of Canada's Website.

Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement and is available to eligible claimants who are unable to work because of illness, injury or quarantine, to allow them time to restore their health and return to work. Canadians quarantined can apply for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.

If you are eligible, visit the EI sickness benefits page to apply.

Service Canada is ready to support Canadians affected by COVID-19 and placed in quarantine, with the following support actions:

The one-week waiting period for EI sickness benefits will be waived for new claimants who are quarantined so they can be paid for the first week of their claim
Establishing a new dedicated toll-free phone number to support enquiries related to waiving the EI sickness benefits waiting period
Priority EI application processing for EI sickness claims for clients under quarantine
People claiming EI sickness benefits due to quarantine will not have to provide a medical certificate
People who cannot complete their claim for EI sickness benefits due to quarantine may apply later and have their EI claim backdated to cover the period of delay
Contact the new dedicated toll-free phone number if you are in quarantine and seeking to waive the one-week EI sickness benefits waiting period so you can be paid for the first week of your claim:

Telephone: 1-833-381-2725 (toll-free)
Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-800-529-3742
If you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, difficulty breathing or you are in self-isolation or quarantine, do not visit or enter any Service Canada office. As an alternative, you may access our services online or by calling 1 800 O-Canada.

Government of Canada Website
March 16, 2020 2:20 PM

Update March 16th, 2020 2:15 PM -------
As of 2:00 P.M. on March 16th the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service Halls will close its doors to all public as they continue to try and mitigate risk to the Lesser Slave Regional firefighters. This will help ensure ensure they can adequately respond to emergencies in our region.

All public events, inspections and training has also been cancelled at this time.

If you need help in an emergency please call 911, if you have been experiencing symptoms please ensure you let the 911 operator know so emergency services can take precautions and better serve you.

For all non emergencies please call the fire station at (780) 849-4110 or our on call phone at (780) 843-9639.

March 16, 2020 12:29 PM

Update March 16th, 2020 12:30 PM ------- Reminder that the following facilities are closed until further notice: Northern Lakes Aquatic Centre, Multi-Rec Centre, Slave Lake Library, K-12 Schools, All licensed child care facilities, out-of-school care programs and preschool programs, Post-secondary classes are cancelled. Campuses will remain open.

March 16, 2020 12:27 PM

Update March 16th, 2020 12:30 PM -------
The Town of Slave Lake would like to remind residents to not flush paper towel, bed sheets, newspaper, or baby wipes down the toilet as it can cause damage to the towns system and your own system. These items may also may cause a back up in houses.

March 15, 2020 5:36 PM

NEWS UPDATE FROM THE PROVINCE ----
Places of worship are no longer exempt from the recommended restrictions on mass gatherings. Public health officials continue to recommend that all mass gatherings of 250 people or more are cancelled, and this now includes worship gatherings.
Any event that has more than 50 attendees and expects to have international participants, or involves critical infrastructure staff, seniors, or other high-risk populations, should also be cancelled.
Events that do not meet these criteria can proceed at this time, but risk mitigation must be in place, such as enforcing distancing of one to two metres between attendees and using sanitizer stations.

For More Information Visit the Province of Alberta Website
March 15, 2020 5:35 PM

FROM THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA ----
All licensed child care, out-of-school care programs and preschool programs in Alberta are closed at this time, as well. Approved day homes are exempt because they care for fewer than seven children at a time. These programs are encouraged to use enhanced sanitation practices.

More Information From the Province
March 15, 2020 5:35 PM

COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta News Update from the Province of Alberta

Effective immediately, students will no longer be attending classes in K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions until further notice. Post-secondary campuses will still remain open, but classes are cancelled. School authorities are expected to continue their regular day-to-day operations and ensure the safety of school facilities. Maintenance, capital projects, cleaning of facilities and administrative work will continue.

More Information from the Province
March 13, 2020 4:13 PM

Update March 13th, 2020 4:00 PM -------

Effective March 13, 2020 the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre will be closed until March 30, 2020. We will be evaluating the potential opening or extension of the closure prior to the March 30th deadline.

The Alberta Lifesaving Society, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, recommends that activities in public swimming pools be cancelled due to the potential spread of COVID 19 based on:

restriction of gatherings of 250 or more;
social distancing requirements;
risk of transmissions individuals who have the flu or flu like symptoms; and
cleaning and sanitization.
As such, the Town of Slave Lake has decided to close the entire facility as a precaution.

Please note that at this time the Multi Recreation Centre (MRC) will not be closed. Please also note that many organizations within our community have decided to cancel their events (i.e. Slave Lake Minor Hockey) in light of the recommendation of AHS to cancel events based on the restriction of gatherings of 250 or more.

Please note the Town of Slave Lake is committed to public safety and will be monitoring the situation closely. For the most up to date information please see the Town’s webpage www.slavelake.ca

At this time, public health officials maintain the risk of spread is low, but it is crucial to follow the same recommendations during the cold and flu season:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- avoid others who are unwell
- stay home when you are sick

Health information on COVID-19 can be found on the Alberta Health Services website at ahs.ca. AHS’s Health Link service – dial 811 – is also available to offer health advice and information.

March 13, 2020 4:13 PM

Update March 13th, 2020 12:55 PM --------

Just posted on Stage North Facebook Page. Please be advised that the Slocan Ramblers concert scheduled tomorrow at the Legcay Centre has been cancelled. Please follow Stage North for more details.

At this time, public health officials maintain the risk of spread is low, but it is crucial to follow the same recommendations during the cold and flu season:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- avoid others who are unwell
- stay home when you are sick

Health information on COVID-19 can be found on the Alberta Health Services website at ahs.ca. AHS’s Health Link service – dial 811 – is also available to offer health advice and information.

March 13, 2020 4:13 PM

The Town of Slave Lake continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is committed to providing accurate health information from reliable sources.

The Town of Slave Lake is currently reviewing our Business Continuity Plan.

The Province of Alberta has announced measures to follow for the coming weeks:

"Effective immediately, Albertans should avoid travel outside of Canada. All travellers returning from outside Canada should self-isolate for 14 days, even if feeling well.

We’re also asking organizers to cancel large gatherings and international events if they have:
• More than 250 attendees
• More than 50 attendees and includes international participants or involves critical infrastructure staff, seniors or other high-risk populations

This applies to sporting events, conferences and community events. It doesn’t apply to places of worship, grocery stores, airports or shopping centres."

At this time, public health officials maintain the risk of spread is low, but it is crucial to follow the same recommendations during the cold and flu season:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- avoid others who are unwell
- stay home when you are sick