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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake in general and the Lukan family in particular were dealt a blow on the weekend with the news of a tragic crash on a Saskatchewan highway on Friday night. Several members of the Humboldt…

It took two tries, but Melanie Leclair of the NorthEast Teachers’ Convention finally got through to The Leader last week. She called to ask if we’d done anything with the news release on this year’s convention she’d sent us a…

It was heartening last week to see the outpouring of support – there may be a better word than support, but we can’t think of it – in the wake of the awful highway crash in Saskatchewan that claimed 16…

April 10, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Progress on one thing and another CAO Brian Vance was back after a week off with a new set of updates on town projects and departmental circumstances. The regional waterline and intake…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Japanese exchange student Yu Kobayashi has been a temporary resident of Slave Lake since September. Kobayashi is 17-years-old and is from Tokyo Japan. She is currently in Grade 10 and attending Roland Michener Secondary School (RMSS).…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake This week has been a tough one for many people and many families. From sea to sea, to sea few Canadians have not felt the impact of the deadly crash near Tisdale, Saskatchewan on…

Volunteer Pauline Auger with the Native Friendship Centre, with her turtle rattle. The course was held at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre on April 11.   Bianca Malchin and her mother Helga Ruthardt, who is visiting from Germany, attend…

To the Editor: It is nice to see a response to the issue of a wildlife reserve for caribou and other creatures. Brian Pitcairn is right when he points out that the jobs created by tourism are not as well…
The Slave Lake Kinettes handed out three donations recently in the community. One was $1,000 to the Slave Lake Sharks swim club. Presenting for the Kinettes is Jessica Eben on the right, to Cherie Friesen of the Sharks.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Minor baseball workouts continue indoors until weather permits them to move outdoors. Midget Heat coach Dave LaFrance says they appreciate the indoors space, given the circumstances. “With the winter and rough spring we are having,” he…

The Landon Persson Memorial Fund made a donation of $1,000 to the Slave Lake Dog Park Society to help with its operational costs. Pictured left to right in the back row are Lacey Gramlich (giving the donation), Coralee Persson (accepting),…

Nora Peterson making a fruit cookie during the Parent Link ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ program Thursday afternoon. ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ is a Parent Link program where parents and toddlers are provided with a simple recipe and the ingredients needed…

Memorial items sell out fast Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader After a tragic accident took the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team last Friday, the Tim Hortons restaurant chain has donated $50,000 to the Humboldt Broncos…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Students from E.G. Wahlstrom will be taking to the stage to perform ‘Seussical’ a musical twist on some of the Dr. Seuss classic children’s stories. Andrea Avery a Drama and Grade 4 teacher at E.G. Wahlstrom…

Save two minutes: double your chances of dying Submitted This month, Alberta Integrated Traffic Units remind drivers to take a breath and slow down. Even slight increases in speed can turn a minor collision into a fatal collision. Therefore, it’s…

April 11, 2017 meeting in Flatbush Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader SHARA reaches out Fred Laughy, the president of SHARA (Smith-Hondo Association of Recreation and Agriculture) presented several matters of concern at council’s meeting in Flatbush. They had to do with…

Councillor stirs things up on farmland taxation Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Having passed the budget, it just remained for M.D. of Lesser Slave River council to approve the tax rate bylaw to set in motion the process of notifying property…