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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It seemed Tom Tippin was just getting started in his stint as manager at the Gilwood Golf Club. Actually it’s been two seasons, and Tippin announced last week there won’t be a third. “It is with…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Barry Kolenosky is the latest addition to the team at the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. He’s the new Ag Fieldman, working out of the Flatbush office since Sept. 4. When it comes to municipal positions,…
Pool shut-down to last another few weeks

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The annual fall maintenance closure of the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre (otherwise known as ‘the pool’) in Slave Lake goes on a bit longer than usual this year. Re-opening is expected in mid-October. Last week The…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader During its regularly scheduled Tuesday night meeting, council considered a proposal to amend various sections of the land use bylaw by adding regulations with respect to cannabis. On October 17 Canada will legalize recreational cannabis. The…
Wintry weather: the usual cautions apply

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader An early-morning rollover on Hwy. 2 in Slave Lake on Sept. 13 serves as a reminder that road conditions can be quite tricky at this time of year According to Slave Lake RCMP, the Sawridge Creek…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On Wednesday, September 12, the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) will be hosting a wreath making and mala bracelet workshop. The RAC has partnered up with Frankie Giroux from Frankie’s Frickin’ Flowers and Jen…
Hay market picking up

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last month when The Leader heard about a Smith-area horse owner having a hard time buying hay locally we started asking around. It’s not exactly a stampede to sell hay for higher prices down south, but…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Sale, growth and consumption of cannabis becomes legal – or at least less illegal – on Oct. 17. Alberta Health Services has some concerns about it and is hoping to raise awareness about the risks of…
Town council chews some more on cannabis conundrum

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake town council took a second crack last week at the rules regarding exclusion zones around schools for cannabis retail stores, and related matters. This time, maps showing 30, 40 and 50-metre setback zones around…

Leader staff A Slave Lake man is facing 23 charges after RCMP searched his residence on Aug. 31. According to a Sept. 4 release, officers executing the warrant found firearms, controlled substances and cash, as well as something called, somewhat…
Save our parks: community members oppose town decision

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A revived ‘Save Our Parks Committee’ from a neighbourhood in southeast Slave Lake was out in full force at town council’s Sept. 4 meeting. Its message: ‘Don’t close Maple Crescent Park!’ The tot lot in question…

Leader staff Thanks to a delay in the mandated notification period for nominations, the Bigstone Cree Nation election for chief and council will now be in late October. Originally scheduled for sometime this month, voting day will now be on…

Provincially, but not so much locally Leader staff If the first six months of 2018 are anything to go by, Alberta’s new crime-reduction strategy is working. Figures released last week by the RCMP show a decrease across the board in…

“Alcohol always causes trouble,” says Judge Paul Slave Lake Provincial Court August 29, 2018 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Patricia Netowastenum appeared in Slave Lake Provincial Court via closed circuit TV to answer to a list of charges stemming from three…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Albertans have an opportunity to join a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) program designed to help people develop skills to live a healthy lifestyle. Logan Clow with AHS Communications says the program is a six-week series…