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Leader staff Last week the Town of Slave Lake got the jump on municipal election season, launching what it calls its ‘marketing strategy’ for the Oct. 16 vote. “Residents who are thinking about running in the upcoming election are encouraged…
Pawsitive contribution

Monika Butler has been selling a health product for pets and doing so well at it that she won a donation from the manufacturer. The product is Medi-Paws and #1 from every bottle of it sold across Canada during the…
Mishap on tracks east of town

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Details were sketchy, but something happened on Sunday or early Monday morning (June 12) that damaged the track on the east edge of Slave Lake. Repairs were in full swing when The Leader passed by. According…
Volunteers from Ontario transforming SL Wesleyan Church

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Big things are happening at the Slave Lake Wesleyan Church in the renovation line, thanks to some charitable work by a couple from Brockville Ontario. “It’s a mission trip,” explains Dona Meyer, who drove all the…
Kids’ News from Smith School

Alexia and Lucas For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas, your Smith School Kids’ News Reporters, and here is the LAST Kids’ News report before summer holidays! Have a wonderful last week of school! This…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County was awarded almost $2.1 million in funding from the provincial government on May 31 to replace one bridge and three culverts. A total of $2,096,597 was approved under Alberta’s Strategic Transportation…
Students nominated for STEM award

Roland Michener Grade 12 student Campbell Rea is back in the news – this time for being nominated for a prestigious engineering scholarship. Rea didn’t win the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship (it goes to 50 students across the country), but…

Leader staff RCMP have charged a 27-year-old Smith man with second-degree murder in the April 29 death of Chantelle Hole. Hole was found dead in a residence near Smith on that date. The news release from Cpl. Ron Bumbry of…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 07, 2016 Judge G.W. Paul presiding A young man suspected of killing 25-year-old Chantelle Hole appeared in court via closed circuit television from the maximum security unit at Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) last week. The…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The road condition maps on the Weather Network need updating, says Dennis Barton of Slave Lake. Why? Because they don’t include Hwy. 754 (from Hwy. 88 to Wabasca), Hwy. 750 (Grouard to Hwy. 88) or Hwy.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Shawn Cordeiro is the new bylaw officer at the Town of Slave Lake. He’ll be doing it part time and it will include animal control, but not be limited to that. According to senior peace officer…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 31, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Victor Beaver appeared via closed circuit and pled guilty to a charge of robbery. On the morning of January 21, 2017 at about 5:17 a.m. Beaver entered Mac’s convenience…

May 30, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Building capacity Participants at the May 30 Interagency Council meeting heard from special guest Vishva Ragunathan of the Canadian Red Cross. He gave an overview of the organization’s mandate and work in Alberta…