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Watershed management plan for Lesser Slave released

Funding uncertainty a factor going forward Leader staff After a couple years (at least) of effort by many parties, something called an Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) has been finalized. It’s for the Lesser Slave Lake area and is an…

Powder and Rain join Rehn and Larivee Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader When Alberta Premier Rachel Notley dropped the writ for an election on March 19, there were four declared candidates in Lesser Slave Lake. A lot of people didn’t know…

Time to pay: vehicle fines dominate court docket Slave Lake Provincial Court March 20, 2019 Judge A. Chrenek presiding Robbie L. Letendre appeared in court via closed circuit camera from Edmonton Remand Centre to plead guilty to the reduced charge…
New tag team approach to activities at the seniors’ lodge

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader When Shirley Russell pretended to ‘photo-bomb’ the photo of new Activities Coordinators Jessica Adams and Tanya Dixon, they invited her into the picture with open arms. They teased her that having her picture in the paper…

Leader staff An RCMP officer who helped out during the worst of the 2011 Slave Lake wildfires was among those receiving special recognition from the RCMP in a recent ceremony. Const. Dan Wakelin and 16 others received Commendations for Bravery…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Meet Suzette Powder. She’s a candidate for MLA in the Lesser Slave Lake electoral district. Powder came to the attention of a lot of people in a Global News report as an ‘independent’ candidate. She is…
Incumbent MLA Larivee makes case for another term

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One thing that bugs Lesser Slave Lake NDP candidate Danielle Larivee is what she regards as a phony narrative along the lines of ‘the NDP is anti-oil industry.’ She admits the NDP government had a lot…

Education is an election issue Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Who knew there were such things as ‘political engagement officers’ in union locals? If there weren’t before, there are now, and the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) has a couple of them…
Bigger fish to fry: Big Fish Bay is expanding

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader In 2001 on his way from Bolivia to La Crete, Willie Driedger saw Lesser Slave Lake from Highway 2 and said, “that is beautiful. Why don’t we live here?” He and his family moved to Slave…

Submitted The Alberta Forest Products Association has some issues and wants provincial political candidates to know about them. To that end, it recently released Help Alberta’s Forest Industry Thrive. The document outlines actions that government can take to ensure a…
Derelict motel now a pile of rubble: who cleans it up?

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Lakeside Motor Inn is one of a couple of ‘eyesore’ properties in Slave Lake. The Town of Slave Lake (and others) has been wishing for some time the owners would do something about it. Maybe…
Business thrives at Heavy Equipment Repair

Local company bucking the trend Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s a bewildering array of shops and equipment over at Heavy Equipment Repair (HER) in Slave Lake. Owner Herb Gehrling leads the way on a tour of the property, from the…