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“Leave it at 60” Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta Transportation is not in favour of a return to an 80 kilometre-per-hour speed limit on Hwy. 88 through Slave Lake. A letter stating that was in the town council agenda package…

Ribbon of darkness Looking at the new pavement on Poplar Lane (near Slave Lake) almost makes you want to go home and grab your skateboard or roller blades. According to M.D. CAO Allan Winarski, that is exactly what some kids…

M.D. of Lesser Slave River Reeve – Murray Kerik, Mike Skrynyk Councillor for Division 1 Robert Esau, Gary Horton, Darren Fulmore, Sandra Melzer, Becky Peiffer Councillor for Division II Brian Rosche, Brad Pearson, Munir Ahmad Mughal, Charlotte Measor   Town…

Servus Credit Union has a new manager Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Here’s a fun fact about the new manager at Slave Lake’s Servus Credit Union: given a choice between banking jobs in Calgary and Slave Lake, he didn’t choose Cowtown.…
Still burning

Fire 107 – thought to have pretty much died down – woke up earlier this month and grew a bit bigger. It is located northeast of Chipewyan Lake in the extreme northeast of the Slave Lake district. Still listed as…
Main St. north waterline replacement given green light

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Work on the new waterline (actually lines) on the north end of Main St. in Slave Lake and along Tamarack Road should be starting any day. Town council gave it the final thumbs’ up at its…
Busy long weekend for emergency responders

Collisions, spills and a water rescue Leader staff People have been remarking lately about how often one hears sirens in and around Slave Lake. Are there really that many emergencies? Apparently there are. Here’s a list from fire chief Jamie…
New programs at Smith Library

Leader staff Ruth Reay, the librarian at the Smith Library, says library programs are being well attended over the summer. Also, thanks to some new funding, the programs and supplies at the library have been enhanced. “Our library received Indigenous…

Leader staff Walking along the 17th at Gilwood these days you see numerous piles of brush and wood. It was hauled out, cut up and piled by a crew of volunteers and others on Sunday, Aug. 27. Gilwood and the…