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New campground in plans, but no money for it Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Big plans are one thing and the big money to do them is another. That seems to be the perpetual dilemma facing the folks who manage Alberta’s…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader A series of videos of Slave Lake seniors discussing local history will not be gathering quite so much dust, thanks to efforts of the Town of Slave Lake and Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library. Back…

Shipping containers or nothing, council hears Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader New developments in government financial support for a proposed affordable housing project in Slave Lake put the local housing authority in an interesting position. The message – received at a…
Exploding targets cause grass fire south of Slave Lake

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Shooting at an exploding target, it turns out, is one more thing that is not allowed in Alberta’s Forest Protection Area when the fire hazard is high. Whoever was doing exactly that on the afternoon of…

‘Let’s get it rolling!’ Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Cannabis wasn’t quite the only topic on Slave Lake town council’s May 8 agenda, but it might as well have been. With a dramatic flourish, town communications guy Christopher Brown handed out…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Slave Lake recently welcomed a 26-year-old Ph.D. research student from Columbia University in Manhattan New York. Ruthie Oliver has been coming to Slave Lake the past three springs, studying robins. Her focus is on ecological research…

After six years in business in downtown Slave Lake, Random Thoughtz clothing store will be shutting its doors. Owner Shauna Carpenter says she can no longer compete with online shopping. She said community members need to support their communities and…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “Tremendous!” That’s Cleo Carifelle’s response to a question about how much difference a recent provincial government announcement about more money for daycare will make at the Slave Lake facility. Carifelle, the president of the Slave Lake…
Museum in Wabasca one step closer to reality

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader According to Travis A. Gladue of the Bigstone Empowerment Society (BES), the building intended to house a museum in Wabasca has been completed. At the same time, efforts to repatriate artifacts from the Wabasca area are…
Slave Lake and area firefighters on alert

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Wildfire danger for the Slave Lake Forest Area has climbed to high. This indicates dead, dry grass will ignite easily. Leah Lovequist, the Wildfire Information Officer for the Slave Lake Forest area, says to be cautious…
Clean-up plan for osmose site progresses

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Work progresses to remediate contaminated land in Faust previously operated by the Alberta Osmose Wood Preservers Ltd. Plans were presented by Alberta Environment and Parks at an open house April 26 in Faust. “It’s…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A certain councillor used unethical means to win in last fall’s M.D. of Opportunity election, one of his opponents is charging. John Gullion, who finished 12th in the race, says this person – who will remain…

Leader staff An intensive search of the Athabasca River last week failed to find a missing 17-year-old boy. The last update from the RCMP – two days after the young man went missing – said that the search had been…

The latest on the water line break near the Slave Lake airport on April 21 is that it was, in fact, a result of construction on a new waterline being installed in the area. According to the Town of Slave…