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Mayor's Blog - 2015 Blogs

Columns written by Mayor Tyler Warman in 2015, on a wide range of topics, including town council information, upcoming events, important budgetary issues, and local attractions. His blogs can be found here, and published in the Lakeside Leader the Wednesday after it appears online.  

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Sep 27

Social Media

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 2:46 PM by Jordan Schenkelberg

A safe statement would be that there are positives and negatives to having social media.  I can tell you as elected officials, some like it and others hate it.  The negative obviously is that anyone can say anything at any time and  we all see it.  Some would argue that’s the power of having freedom of speech.  Others might say something a little different.  Whatever your  thoughts on social media we cannot ignore the ability it allows information to go out to a lot of people in a short amount of time.   This was evident last evening when a six year old boy went missing here in Slave Lake.  The family, the RCMP and the Town reached out to the  community for help.  They need help to locate the missing child and get the  word out quickly.  The town made a post and it was shared by countless  people some near and others quite far away.   Hundreds of people knew  within a matter of minutes that a little boy was missing, what he looked like and where and when he was last seen.   This story of course has a happy ending and the boy was located.  I just  wanted to say thanks to the community for playing and integral part in making sure that story did have a happy ending.  I think we are very  fortunate to live in a community where so many people are ready to lend a hand at a moment’s notice when help is needed.    Thank you Slave Lake!!!!