Submitted Desmarais RCMP continue to request the public’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Terence Alook. Terence was reported missing by his family and was last seen in the Wabasca – Desmarais area in the early morning of October 10, 2016. Terence…
Local company helps out school wrestling team

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Roland Michener Secondary School wrestling team got a boost last week from a local business. Seca Contracting and Slave Lake Specialties donated $1,000 to the Rams. Head coach Ian Doetzel explained that the money would…
Lots of help available for moms and babies

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Expecting mothers and mothers of young babies have a chance to get help and support through the Healthy Choices for Moms and Babes program. Christabel Encinas, who runs the program, updated the Slave Lake Interagency on…

Tom Henihan Smoky River Express Parents are always watchful of their children, especially when their kids are very young. They are mindful that the crib in which their child sleeps is safe, that the car seat their child rides in…

There’s a lot of impatience in our culture. It probably has some good effects, but today let’s consider a few of the bad ones. It tends to cause people to fly off the handle when things aren’t working the way…

Nov. 28, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This week’s town council notebook is a bit different than usual, thanks to The Leader missing the Nov. 28 meeting. We picked up the following information from town manager Brian Vance and from…

Chris Brown and Ed Procyshyn stepped up to the griddle to help out at the pancake breakfast put on by the Town of Slave Lake FCSS department for area seniors. The weather might have kept a few away, but about…
This just in from your regional fire service

Leader staff Lots of training has been going on at the fire hall in Slave Lake. Recently, 25 firefighters from the region (including Loon Lake and Trout/Peerless Lake) spent a day doing vehicle extrication training at the hall. Then they…

Joe McWilliams and Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Barb Courtorielle of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre informed Chamber of Commerce members last week about the recent re-start of Slave Lake’s overnight homeless shelter, called the Mat Program. “We opened Saturday…

Two views of the work on the raw water intake pump house project in Wagner by the ball diamonds. Above is what it looks like from the lake access road; below, courtesy of Doug Baird of the Town of Slave…

We don’t have the final details on the annual Christmas Craft Sale, but for now, chief organizer Karen Plourde of the Slave Lake Adult Education Committee is calling it a success. Attendance was down from past years on the Friday…
Local band looking forward to first paying gig

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Jackpines…. Have you heard of them? Maybe not, even if you have heard of Old Devils and Dead Rebels, which is what the Slave Lake musical group called itself for a while. Visitors to open…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County welcomes news that the province will provide a tax credit for uncollectable taxes on oil and gas properties. “It’s very good that the government is going to do something about it,”…