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Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader “I was born to be a teacher,” says Karen Plourde, executive director at Slave Lake Adult Education Committee.“I stumbled into adult ed, once I left university. Once I taught adults, I never went back to teaching…

Submitted Over the past several weeks, the Slave Lake RCMP received a large number of property-related complaints. These complaints include instances of theft, mischief, and break and enters. The Slave Lake Detachment and General Investigation Section have laid charges relating…

On March 20, 2019, suspects broke into the Fas Gas service station on Main Street in Slave Lake. They entered the business by drilling a hole in the roof. While in the building the suspects stole money from the ATM…

Getting them off the street is the hard part Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Staff Sgt. John Spaans of the RCMP paid a visit to town council last week for one of his periodic updates. This one focused quite a bit…

Leader staff The Slave Lake forest protection district has seen 24 wildfires so far this spring. Or rather ‘had,’ since the report is already a bit dated. With the fire hazard rated as ‘very high’ towards the end of last…

Optimistic outlook from the mayor on Alberta’s new era Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s much too early for municipal leaders to know what is coming their way from the new provincial government. But we asked Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader An idea to protect a forested area south of Faust has been nixed by Big Lakes County. At its April 24 meeting, council accepted a report on the proposal as information, thereby killing it.…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Preventing crime in Big Lakes County has been set as the top priority by council. At its Feb. 27 meeting, council approved three priorities for high Prairie and Faust RCMP for the 2019/20 fiscal…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A man involved in a high-speed chase and an armed stand-off with police near Kinuso two years ago will serve another two years behind bars. Charles Edward Bleakley, 44, was handed a global sentence…
New faces in the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s not often you hear about somebody joining the army in their 40s, but that’s what Leigh Green did. He was maintenance coordinator for the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service, and he’s just one of…
Bus Roadeo returns May 25

Richard Froese South Peace News Up to 20 bus drivers are expected to test their skills in the fourth annual Northwest (Zone 5) School Bus Roadeo in High Prairie on May 25. Drivers will compete in the daylong event at…

Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader One person is dead after a house fire on Swan River First Nation April 23. Lakeshore Regional Police Service Sgt. Derek Tomkins says police and the Kinuso Fire Department responded to a call between…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader It took a week, but The Leader staff tracked down and interviewed the winner of the Lesser Slave Lake provincial race, UCP candidate Pat Rehn. “Feels wonderful,” Rehn says, about winning. After a record-breaking turnout at…