Leader staff A recreational trailer went up in smoke in Widewater on March 26, RCMP report. They consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. “The fire is believed to have occurred between…

Last week we ran a photo of this part of the Slave Lake community trail system that at the time was choked with garbage. In the meantime, town staff did a nice job of cleaning it up!
Support for Minor Soccer

The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association recently received a $5,000 donation from the Slave Lake Kinettes, to help cover costs in the upcoming season. Presenting the cheque for the Kinettes is Jill Shepherd, left, to Tasha Albert of SLMSA. Albert…

Slave Lake Provincial Court April 5, 2017 Judge J.K Sihra presiding Kevin Albert Potskin found out that failing to comply with a probationary condition comes with a consequence. Provincial Crown Attorney Petter Hurich told the court that back in July…
Province announces new college campus for High Prairie

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Funding of $21.6 million for a new consolidated campus in High Prairie for Northern Lakes College has been announced. Alberta’s Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt passed on the good news at a Mar. 27…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church In this final chapter of the Big Picture, we see that as part of the Christian worldview, all things as we know them will come to an end. This world we be restored…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Brenda Hannah, Early Learning consultant for Slave Lake and Area, says she has some news about an upcoming conference happening in town. “I’m excited to have the final draft ready for distribution for the 2nd Annual…

Tylor Warman Mayor of Slave Lake Growth is good isn’t it? Council has been aggressive over the last couple of years on a plan to grow tourism and economic development in the region. We want our region to diversify, and…
Bicycle repairs, anyone?

Open for business A new bike repair shop is open in downtown Slave Lake as of the third of this month. It’s called Slave Lake Bicycle Works, owned and operated by Rowan Robertson and located in the Potpourri Mall. Robertson…

Extended test now set for April 13 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader You might recall an article in The Leader announcing a special, extended period of siren testing by the Town of Slave Lake. This was instead of the regular, brief,…
Local boxer brings home gold from Idaho tournament

Lee Tanghe Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Lee Tanghe, head coach of the Slave Lake Boxing Club, update The Leader last week on what’s been happening in his neck of the woods lately. “We want to Pocatello Idaho and Carl Knight…

Repairs to electrical system Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This just in from the Town of Slave Lake communications co-ordinator: the local multi-rec centre (MRC) will be closed from April 17th to 20th. “We should be open again on the 21st,”…
Council passes balanced budget tax bylaw

Director of Finance Roland Schmidt Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Your town property tax bill may already be in the mail. Well… probably not that quickly, but the process was set in motion by Slave Lake town council last week, with…