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…

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…
Film crew riding along on fire calls

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Something you don’t see every day is a highway crash scene where half the firefighters are filming the other half doing the work. Or a house fire – such as the one on 8th St. NE…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Who says small rural and northern communities are not supported by provincial and federal governments? Residents in the High Prairie region have great reason to celebrate, not one, but two big-news stories. After waiting…

Notwithstanding a bit of recent good news on the litter front, the volume of trash around Slave Lake can seem overwhelming. You definitely wouldn’t want to invite anybody to town right now – not if you care about their opinion.…