St. Francis students host community carnival

  Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Families gathered at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy on March 4, 2017 to have some fun at the school’s fifth annual community quarter carnival. “We started this event for two reasons: to have an…
ATCO pitches in to help relocate live fire training centre

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader ATCO Electric donated $5,000 to the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service last week. According to an ATCO media release, “The donation will be used to help relocate the Slave Lake live fire training centre from its…

Update: Bigstone terminated the blockade on Wednesday, Mar. 15   Leader staff The Bigstone Cree Nation is taking action against certain large industrial operators in the Wabasca area. Last week on its website, BCN said it would be putting up…
Local high school basketball action

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Roland Michener senior girls’ basketball team came out victorious last week in a game against the Atikameg Warriors. According to Esther Bylsma, coach, the lady Rams came together and won 69-29. “They played well and…

  Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Learning circle Tracy Leggett, Northern Haven outreach worker, updated attending agencies of upcoming community events this month at the Feb. 28 meeting. On March 7 there will be a ‘ladies learning circle’ focusing on personal…

Highway 33 was re-opened at approximately 1:00 a.m., this morning. Yesterday at approximately 11:45 a.m., Faust RCMP conducted a traffic stop near Range Road 102 and Township Road 734. The vehicle was reported stolen out of the Slave Lake area…

An armed standoff took place in or near Kinuso, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in the early afternoon. No official details are available yet, and The Leader is not able to confirm or rule out rumours of a police officer being…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake voters turned out in decent numbers last Wednesday to elect Brice Ferguson as town councillor in a byelection. He received 432 votes, of the 621 cast, or 69 per cent. His opponent, Rebecca King,…
Greyhound passenger service returns to Slave Lake

The Greyhound passenger unit at the Sawridge Travel Centre last week. It isn’t the traditional bus, but it does have seats and it takes you to Edmonton and Peace River.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Greyhound Canada has restored its…
Slave Lake Chamber of Commerce news.

  Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Brittany Giesbrecht, Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce president, gave a brief report to the members at the Feb. 27 regular Chamber meeting on the annual business awards gala, which took place on Feb.…
Electoral Boundaries Commission hears local concerns

The current boundaries of Lesser Slave Lake: it has too few people.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The shape and size of the Lesser Slave Lake provincial electoral district may be different by the time the next provincial election rolls…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This is just a heads-up to community members: there will be a period of siren testing on March 9th that will last longer than usual. “We do a monthly siren test but this will be the…
Out of the blue: photos from Fawcett Lake, 1945

POWs at Fawcett Lake with local girl Faye Roe.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Several years ago, The Leader ran an article or two about a Second World War prisoner of war camp at Fawcett Lake. Members of two German…