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Submitted Over the past several weeks, the Slave Lake RCMP received a large number of property-related complaints. These complaints include instances of theft, mischief, and break and enters. The Slave Lake Detachment and General Investigation Section have laid charges relating…

Leader staff A local group announced last week it is putting on a two-day ball hockey event on the first weekend of July. They’re calling it the Reed Churchill Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament, in memory of a former member of…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Ozzie the pet rabbit chews quietly in his cage, as former Lesser Slave Lake MLA and Minister of Child Services chats about what her plans are since losing in the April 16 provincial election. Ozzie is…
A two-restaurant hamlet

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader “I got bored,” Charlette Flemming says, in answer to the question why she opened a new restaurant in Smith. “I love the people of Smith,” she continued. “I love being around them. This is what I…
Chamber reports a “fairly decent” turnout to the expo

A “fairly decent” turnout, says Kim Hughes, executive-director of the Slave Lake Chamber of Commerce. 1,000 plus people attended the Lake Life Expo, despite lots of other events on in Slave Lake on the Saturday. There were 36 vendors in…

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Reginald Arthur Cook of Faust. Reggie passed away on Feb. 5, 2019 after a long, hard battle with cancer. Reg is survived by: his loving wife of over 60…

Leader staff Slave Lake’s Midget boys’ baseball team played three games in the city on the weekend, winning two of them. The Heat outlasted the Fort Saskatchewan Red Sox 9 – 7, lost 12 – 4 to the Edmonton Padres…
SLAEC combating overly complex approaches to the three Rs

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader “I was born to be a teacher,” says Karen Plourde, executive director at Slave Lake Adult Education Committee.“I stumbled into adult ed, once I left university. Once I taught adults, I never went back to teaching…

The coffee shop talk lately is about brazen thefts from industrial properties. It appears to be a thriving industry. That, and smash-and-grab ATM heists seem to be going on at a professional level, which suggests organized criminals are involved. Local…
Lyrical choreography: Dance Creations showcase

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Jennifer Hansen of Dance Creations is looking for more wall space. At St. Alberta festival, the dancers won more awards than they did all of last year, Hansen says. Last year’s awards are displayed in two…

First time offenders and alcohol permeate the docket Slave Lake Provincial Court May 8, 2019 Judge G. W. Paul presiding Brock Shaun Geddes (22) pled guilty to drunk driving. On March 30, 2019 at 2:20 a.m., a patrol noticed a…

There are lots of new members in the Rotary Club of Slave Lake. So we’re reviving Faces of Rotary to introduce them over the next few weeks. Kyle Thomas is an accountant with Max Fuels. Position with Rotary: President, since…

Two sections of community trails to be relocated for safety May 7, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Allarie Trails relocation Council approved work on the Allarie Trails, despite it being over what was budgeted. The two spots needing work…