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As you know, local pizza guy and occasional funnyman Moe Mouallem is bringing in a couple of professional stand-up comics for an April 28 show at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake. He opens the show; the other funny men…

Submitted RCMP are appealing for witnesses after a 32-year-old male was fatally injured in a motor vehicle collision. On April 10, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Desmarais RCMP members on patrol located a single-vehicle collision on Highway 754, 10 kilometres…

Richard Froese Smoky River Express The provincial election is over [on the newspaper publication date] and results will be official by the end of the week. Voters cast ballots on April 16. Did voters in Alberta elect a new government?…

Leader staff A lot of people were wondering what was going on one day last week when a trio of RCMP vehicles sped into the yard of a Slave Lake school, lights flashing. They sat there a few seconds, then…

Alberta Party candidate Vincent Rain put it right out there at the candidates’ forum a couple of weeks ago. The only way to move forward with projects, he said (meaning big industrial stuff), is to do it via proper consultation…

What a relief. The recent election campaign was a grueling one – and that was just for the people watching from the sidelines. Only those campaigning know how much effort it took, and how much unpleasantness they had to endure.…

What next on the regional waterline? That project has seen just about every delay you can imagine, and last week a young moose got stuck in the mud where some recent digging had been going on. Videos of the successful…

Assault causing bodily harm and other cases Slave Lake Provincial Court April 10, 2019 Judge G. W. Paul presiding At trial, Chad Wilton (21) changed his plea to guilty to the charge of assault causing bodily harm. On September 15,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things are ripping right along in the world of Junior ‘A’ hockey, at least as far as the Slave Lake Icedogs are concerned. A few days ago The Leader received an email announcing the signing of…

Town council gets the lowdown on dust control measures April 9, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Your Leader reporter was late (again) for the 1:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting of council last week. Walking in at about…

Craig Couillard, President Association of Alberta Registry Agents Your neighborhood registry agent is part of every Albertan’s life, literally from birth to death. Every significant milestonec generally goes through a registry agent at some point. Many people are surprised to…

April 10, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Chisholm haul Council accepted the recommendation and approved the lower of two bids on the Chisholm gravel haul contract. That was from Doerksen Transport of LaCrete, for $96,846. The other bid came…