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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader If The Leader’s calculations are correct, Bev New had a nine-vote lead over Dan Cardinal of the Lac La Biche area (MNA Zone 1) in the race for Metis Nation of Alberta Vice President after the…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Across Alberta, children are learning how to get to school and back home safely during annual Traffic Safety Day events. There is plenty of room for improvement. During the 2015-16 school year, nearly 50 per cent…

Leader staff Five people are facing a multitude of charges, after a joint forces operation nabbed four of them on Sept. 12 in Calling Lake and the fifth a day later in Wabasca. This was in response to “crime trends,”…

Submitted On Sept. 14, 2018 at approximately 12 noon, Desmarais RCMP responded to a report of a quad roll over in Desmarais. Preliminary investigation indicates a quad with a lone occupant was driving on a gravel road and attempted to…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Something like 80 per cent of respondents to an online survey last spring said they were in favour of cannabis sale and consumption being allowed in Slave Lake. That’s one side of the story. Another side…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On September 7, 2018 the Rupertsland Institute and the Métis Education Foundation announced a significant gift to support Métis student success at Northern Lakes College. “Today, I am happy to announce and celebrate yet another milestone,”…

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…