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MD of LSR listed as a project partner Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A campaign by Big Lakes County to promote the regional broadband project will soon be launched. The idea is to gain support for connecting residents and…
Tank fire

A fire broke out in a couple of oilfield tanks on the Wabasca highway on the night of Nov. 20. The Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service responded and working with people from the company put down the flames. Fire chief…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “I’m really concerned for Santas Anonymous,” says Barb Courtorielle of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. “We’ve hardly got any donations at all.” The long-running program provides Christmas hampers (food plus kids’ toys) to about 180…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Greyhound Canada ceased to exist in Canada after shutting down its lines on October 31. Cold Shot president Sunny Balwaria says they are currently clearing up their last regulatory hurdles and by mid-November Cold Shot Bus…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The owners of the Big Fish Bay resort by Slave Lake have proposed a multi-phase expansion, which town council has approved in principal. At its Nov. 6 meeting, council heard that numerous variances to the town’s…
Police look for help in grocery theft

Leader staff Slave Lake RCMP would like to have a word with whoever walked out of Sobeys with a cart full of groceries without paying for it. This happened on Oct. 6; for some reason it took nearly six weeks…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On November 13, Premier Rachel Notley, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, joined Chief Billy Joe…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The M.D. of Lesser Slave River central office saga continues and the bill continues to rise. The latest proposal for council’s consideration was for a type of insulated ‘architectural’ metal cladding for the entire building, for…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On November 14, UCP Lesser Slave Lake nomination candidate Garrett Tomlinson announced he has stepped down from the race and will now be endorsing and supporting nominee Pat Rehn. “As someone who loves this riding, I…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s live theatre group is back in business and will present another play this coming January. It’s called ‘The Kitchen Witches,’ by Caroline Smith. “It’s about two cable TV cook-hosts,” says Slave Lake Musical Theatre…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A woman who managed finances for a Faust service organization will spend the next several months behind bars, after stealing more than $75,000 to offset losses to a gambling habit. Nancy Sloat, 57, was…

Oilfield theft On October 30, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., the Slave Lake RCMP received a report of a break and enter to an oilfield site east of town. Members responded to find a white GMC Sierra pickup truck in the…

Leader staff A store in Kinuso was hit by a gang of thieves early last week. On Friday, RCMP announced they had made a pair of arrests in the case. According to Faust RCMP, about 5:00 a.m. on Nov. 6,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council did its annual shuffle of appointments on Oct. 24. Not a great deal changed, but enough so that we thought it would be worth reporting it here. The meeting also…