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Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce-Notebook

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Welcome new members Brittany Giesbrecht, Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce president, started off the April 24th meeting by congratulating newly elected vice-president Francesca Giroux of Nash Giroux LLP. Giesbrecht also welcomed aboard new members,…

Leader staff Tolko Industries announced recently it would be supporting the Northern Haven Support Society (women’s shelter) and the Boys and Girls Club of Slave Lake. It’s part of a $150,000 program, company-wide, for 2017, called Community Investment Program (CIP).…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Anybody who walks around Slave Lake knows about the black fungus infesting mayday and ornamental cherry and plum trees. It’s been going on for the past 10 years or so and it has moved into the…

Leader staff Three Wabasca residents are facing charges after reports of gunshots resulted in their arrest on April 20. According to a release from RCMP Cpl. Ronald Bumbry, Desmarais RCMP first got a call about gunshots near a residence at…

Slave Lake Provincial court April 26, 2017 Judge A.C.J Golden presiding Kevin Beaver appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to two charges, including one count of obstructing and resisting a peace…

It may end up costing jobs in Slave Lake Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As expected, the U.S. Government has slapped a duty on Canadian softwood lumber being imported into that country. The move, announced last week, directly affects local producer…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Business Support Network hosted its 11th meeting last week. Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre (SLNFC) Executive Director Jamie Linington spoke about local homelessness and the SLNFC’s efforts to eradicate rural homelessness. “We’re behind…
No local improvement levy for 5th and 5th NE

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake has a plan to do pavement and sidewalks on a worn-out, ‘L’-shaped piece of 5th St. and 5th Ave. NE this year. The question before council at its April 18 meeting…
What’s new with the brew: local beer maker going bigger

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘What kind of a brewer doesn’t have beer?’ That’s a question (rhetorical) that has been heard around town from grumpy customers of Slave Lake’s Dog Island Brewing Co. The answer is a small-capacity producer, whose product…

Slave Lake Provincial court April 19, 2017 Judge J.A. Watson presiding Maninder Saran appeared in court and pled guilty to three charges, including one count of assault with a weapon, one count of being in possession of a weapon, and…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Dogs are to be allowed in hamlets in any numbers an owner wishes under a proposed amendment to the animal control bylaw in Big Lakes County. The amendment moved one step closer to reality…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader The tax rate in Big Lakes County will remain the same as last year. County council gave first reading to the tax rate bylaw at its April 12 meeting. Acting reeve David Marx called…

April 18 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘High five for your end of the lake’ Meaghan Payne, the ED of the Lesser Slave Watershed Council, provided an update on the progress of the Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) for the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader So….what’s on your minds? That was the question a trio of Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties officials had for M.D. of Lesser Slave River councillors on April 12. Councillors were not shy about sharing…

Leader staff Eighth St. southwest in Slave Lake was the scene of a house fire on the afternoon of April 18. Town manager Brian Vance announced it during a town council meeting, having just received notification from fire chief Jamie…
Film crew riding along on fire calls

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Something you don’t see every day is a highway crash scene where half the firefighters are filming the other half doing the work. Or a house fire – such as the one on 8th St. NE…