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Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Linda Green has been appointed principal of Kinuso School, states a new release from High Prairie School Division. She has been a district principal with HPSD since 2016 and was the principal of Roland…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Treva Emter has been appointed the new assistant superintendent of human resources for High Prairie School Division, states an HPSD news release. She will assume the role from Johnathon Wiedrick, who will leave July…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader High Prairie School Division has appointed three supervisors for the 2018-2019 school year, states a news release from HPSD. Julia Drefs has become the supervisor of curriculum. Brennan McDonald was named supervisor of inclusion.…
New nail salon for Slave Lake

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Slave Lake community member Rebecca King became certified nail technician.King says she had always wanted to become a nail technician, but there was never a point in her life that she could do it. She explains…

Leader Staff Your tips, no matter how small, help the RCMP better protect you. The RCMP in Alberta encourages you to immediately report any suspicious activity, person or vehicle to police. Your call might be the one that saves a…
Chemical leak shuts down Multi-Rec Centre

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Commotion was had at the Multi-Recreation Centre (MRC) on Wednesday, July 11 as the centre was evacuated due to a small chemical leak. Gary Roth, Director of Community Services for the Town of Slave Lake says…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Who will carry the banner of the new United Conservative Party in the Lesser Slave Lake constituency in the next provincial election? An official candidate will likely be chosen in the next three months,…

Constance Brissenden For the Lakeside Leader A new local book, called Memories of a Metis Settlement, shares 80 years of East Prairie Metis Settlement, to prove that history is worth remembering. Solomon R. Auger, a Slave Lake resident, is the…
Business owners have their say in downtown planning

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The real challenge, said consultant Dnyanesh Deshpande at last month’s Main Street planning workshop, “is how to achieve vibrancy in the downtown core.” Probably nobody disagreed with that. Achieving a vibrant downtown may not have been…
Motel fire deemed ‘suspicious in nature’

Leader staff More than just fireworks were going off in Slave Lake as Canada Day drew to a close. Shortly before midnight, a call came in that the Highway Motor Inn was on fire. According to RCMP Staff Sgt. John…
Minister announces anti-racism funding in Slave Lake

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader As part of government efforts to address racism, Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda unveiled details of a new Anti-Racism Community Grant Program on July 3 at the Native Friendship Centre in Slave Lake. The grants…
Thieves take ATM, beauty products

Leader staff Slave Lake RCMP reported separate incidents of theft last week. One was of an ATM from the Petro Can station; the other was of “travel-sized” beauty products from the No Frills store. The Max Fuels ATM grab happened…
Big mess

June 27 at approximately 2:15 p.m. the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service received a call for assistance out on Highway 88, 30 kilometers past Slave Lake. Upon arrival the fire service found a semi truck rolled over with its load…