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Joe McWillliams Lakeside Leader It turns out in the world of the Alliance Church there’s an important difference between an ‘interim’ and a ‘transitional’ pastor. Dieter Magnus is the latter, and he explains the distinction. An interim pastor is more…

Submitted On Jan. 7, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Desmarais RCMP responded to a report of a drive by shooting in Desmarais. It is alleged the lone victim was walking on a road in Desmarais when a vehicle drove by…

Info session Wednesday at Slave Lake gov’t. ctr. Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This Wednesday, folks from Alberta Environment and Parks will be in Slave Lake to talk about management plans for northern pike and walleye. There’s an update in process…
Food bank in decent shape after Christmas season rush

But donations still more than welcome Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Food Bank is well stocked after the 2017 Christmas season. Lucille Cook, the interim executive director of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre, says the food bank…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader SL Ford is now Revolution Slave Lake Ford, after a change in ownership that became official last week on Jan. 2. But despite the name, don’t expect any sudden changes. “Business as usual,” says Lionel Robins,…
Cold, but maybe not cold enough to stop the pine beetle

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Questions have arisen in recent days about how the cold snap over the holidays might have put the boots to the mountain pine beetle. The Leader asked pine beetle expert Jennifer MacCormick that very question. The…

Submitted It’s not too late for your influenza immunization, says Alberta Health Services. Resolutions to start the new year off by eating healthier and getting more exercises are good – but what about that flu shot? You won’t be doing…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Slave Lake mayor Tyler Warman looks ahead to 2018 to give a sneak peak of what is on the horizon for the town in the new year. Warman says town council is currently finishing up the…

Plant was mothballed for a decade Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Tolko’s High Prairie oriented strandboard mill was due to resume full operations on Jan. 2, after being closed for 10 years. “We have hired a total of 145…

Woman sentenced for cocaine possesion Slave Lake Provincial Court Jan. 3, 2018 Judge G. W. Paul Presiding Anna Ponyunyayeva has been convicted of possession of a substance. Ponyunyayeva appeared in Slave Lake Provincial Court via CCTV from the Calgary Remand…