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Out of the blue: photos from Fawcett Lake, 1945

POWs at Fawcett Lake with local girl Faye Roe.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Several years ago, The Leader ran an article or two about a Second World War prisoner of war camp at Fawcett Lake. Members of two German…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Can homelessness be eliminated in Slave Lake? Jamie Linington of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre thinks so. As she explained to town council last week, it would happen in three stages. The first – already…

Dr. Graham R. Jones showing a lethal dose of heroin versus fentanyl   Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Fentanyl – a drug 100 times more potent than morphine and caused over 300 Albertans to die in 2016. Last week Edmonton’s chief…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River bridges are taking a beating from heavy haul traffic in the winter. This is nothing new, but the M.D. is starting to take notice and worry about the liability and the…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Folks from Stollery Children’s Hospital were in town earlier this month and hosted a day-long event. “We reached out to Treaty 8 communities to see how they think we can provide better services to Indigenous children,”…

Two-year contract extension Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader By a 3 – 1 vote, Slave Lake town council approved two-year contract extension with Global Traffic Group last week. Global is the company that operates photo laser enforcement for speeding and stop…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council agreed last week to an unprecedented $20,000 allocation of M.D. FCSS funds to a single applicant – that being Smith School. The decision followed an impassioned plea from school principal…

You have reached the home of our new website. In the coming days we will be back to speed with stories and photos about our wonderful Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada region. This new site will contain a summary of the…