Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church A recent study by the University of Michigan revealed that after looking at relationships between 2,124 people over the age of 25, those with open relationships were found to have greater levels of…
Health and safety top priorities in new cannabis laws

Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety If your objectives are to protect public health and safety, keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and cut illegal profits flowing to organized crime—then the law as it stands today has been…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Dogs are to be allowed in hamlets in any numbers an owner wishes under a proposed amendment to the animal control bylaw in Big Lakes County. The amendment moved one step closer to reality…

Joe McWilliams Slave Lake Lakeside Leader I know for a fact people still read books. I met one of them the other day. He had no friends and the neighbours were throwing rocks at him. The neighbourhood dogs were howling…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader The tax rate in Big Lakes County will remain the same as last year. County council gave first reading to the tax rate bylaw at its April 12 meeting. Acting reeve David Marx called…

There seems to be no getting away from hemp these days. In one form or another it keeps showing up – in the news and even in M.D. of Lesser Slave River council meetings. Take the April 12 meeting, for…

April 18 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘High five for your end of the lake’ Meaghan Payne, the ED of the Lesser Slave Watershed Council, provided an update on the progress of the Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) for the…
M.D. council shares concerns with provincial association reps

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader So….what’s on your minds? That was the question a trio of Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties officials had for M.D. of Lesser Slave River councillors on April 12. Councillors were not shy about sharing…

Leader staff Eighth St. southwest in Slave Lake was the scene of a house fire on the afternoon of April 18. Town manager Brian Vance announced it during a town council meeting, having just received notification from fire chief Jamie…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s going to be a lot of unusual stuff going on in and around Slave Lake this coming weekend. Some of it has to do with a search and rescue training exercise. Last week Slave Lake…