Slave Lake, Alberta – On December 17, 2017 at around 10:15 PM, a youth was home alone in the family residence when an unknown male wandered into the house. The male, who was intoxicated, walked into the living room and…

Slave Lake, Alberta – On December 16, 2017 Slave Lake RCMP were alerted to multiple break-ins to storage lockers at a facility in Town. The property was broken into a some point between December 15 and December 16. Suspects forced…

The Leader set out a few months ago with big plans for a survey on what people would change about Slave Lake if they could. It was along the lines of an earlier scheme we dreamed up to poll people…
The story behind that popular East Indian buffet

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The last Thursday of every month means it is time for the East Indian buffet at the Sawridge Travel Centre Cafe Srini Jayaraman, the Director of Operations of the Sawridge Group of Companies, explained that he…

Whitefish Lake First Nation is providing a place for children to play, thanks to a $125,000 Community Facility Enhancement Program grant from the Alberta government. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee, centre right, and Government of Alberta Indigenous Relations minister…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Clubroot disease has spread to several farm fields in Big Lakes County since the first incident was reported in July. At its Nov. 29 meeting, council was updated on what the county’s Ag Services…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A second mutual-aid agreement for five years with a First Nation has been added to Big Lakes County. At its Nov. 29 meeting council approved such an arrangement with Sucker Creek. “This is the…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A shelterbelt program is returning to Big Lakes County, after it was terminated about four years ago. Council ‘replanted’ the program at its Nov. 29 meeting, limiting it to 1,500 seedlings and a $3,500…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County plans to develop marshalling sites for the disposing of tires and is seeking funding. At its Nov. 8 meeting, council authorized administration to submit an application for up to $30,000 to…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Experts provided information about the drug problems of the day and what is happening locally to residents. The information session took place on Dec. 7 at the Roland Michener High School gym in Slave Lake. There…

The Landon Persson Memorial Fund recently donated $1,000 worth of toys to the Santas Anonymous program at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. Pictured are Breeley and Madison Gramlich and Logan and Parker Persson with the toys. “They thoroughly enjoyed…
Little guys having fun

The arenas in Slave Lake were full of little kids playing hockey with small nets on smaller rinks on Saturday. The ‘pre-novice’ age group had the whole place to themselves, with local teams competing against visiting squads from Wabasca, Barrhead,…

There might be better places to spend an hour or two on a sunny winter afternoon, but the Freighter Lakeshore Trail in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park has to be right up there.
Finally!

The Rotary Club’s Grey Cup pool winners’ list is now official. Last week the cheques were handed out, but the only one of the 10 winners to show up for the photo was Jerry Wallsten, right, one of two $500…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget boys’ hockey team got back into regular league action on Saturday, playing in Athabasca. They eked out a 4 – 3 win. Maybe the most notable thing about the game is how close…