Leader staff Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is getting some cash for maintenance and upgrades, the provincial government announced last week. It’s not for anything new or flashy – rather basic infrastructure stuff at a campground and the Boreal Centre.…

Mikky Locke For the Lakeside Leader What can we do about the near epidemic condition of the disease of addiction to mind altering chemicals? It seems to me that a lot of people think the whole thing is about just…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake In the coming days I will make an announcement on whether I will run again in the next election. In thinking about my last seven years I am reminded of how much work we…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Dogs roaming in Big Lakes County and neighbouring First Nations communities could soon face stricter patrols. This after county council approved a recommendation on Aug. 9 to send letters to Kapawe’no and Swan River…

Mac Olsen Smoky River Express Until recently, I took it for granted that the discs I use in my coffee maker go right into the garbage and then into the landfill. But given a report I’ve seen about the calls…

In hockey you have the defending champion – that’s like the party in power. Trying to replace the champ is the opposition – much like the Opposition party or parties in politics. Like hockey, politics can get dirty. There are…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Aug. 15, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Size matters in waterline The town’s Main St. North waterline replacement project is “well into the engineering phase,” reported CAO Brian Vance. Mayor Tyler Warman had a question: With the M.D. just recently…
Slave Lake Parent Link moving into old family care clinic

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake Parent Link began renovations inside its new base at the old family care clinic earlier in August. According to Chris Brown, Town of Slave Lake communications co-ordinator, Parent Link and the TOSL have partnered…

Police have charged two people in the death of 21-year-old Nicole Robar, whose body was recovered from the Lesser Slave Lake River on Saturday, August 5, 2017. One is a 34-year-old man from Slave Lake; the other a 27-year-old from…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Speed limits could soon be the same in all County of Big Lakes hamlets, which would mean a reduction in some. County council gave the first two readings to a bylaw that would make…

Leader staff Something was bound to give in the world of wildfires, and in the second week of August it did, with a string of starts across the northern part of Alberta. As of Monday, Aug. 14, eight fires were…
Hay! What’s up?

Crops are looking good where there isn’t too much water, if you can get at them.