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Spotlight Staff Air Canada is pleased to announce this year’s Top 10 list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants in partnership with American Express. For his fifth year as Air Canada enRoute’s restaurant critic, award-winning writer Andrew Braithwaite ate his way…

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division swore in its new board of trustees for the 2017-21 term at the organizational meeting Oct. 18, just two days after elections. High Prairie Trustee Tammy Henkel was re-elected by the board as…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The big snowstorm of Oct. 8 did more than snap off a few tree branches. It more than likely contributed to a fatal crash on Hwy. 2 southeast of Slave Lake. Two trucks collided early that…

Paul Sinclair era over in M.D. of Opportunity Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader In High Prairie, challenger Brian Panasiuk crushed incumbent mayor Linda Cox for mayor. He received 63 per cent of the votes. Otherwise, it was pretty much a ‘stay…
New four-bay ambulance station for Wabasca-Desmarais

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This just in from Alberta Health Services (AHS): a new emergency medical services (EMS) station is up and running in the Wabasca- Desmarais area. The Leader received a media release last week regarding the $3.1 million,…

Submitted Starting Monday, Oct. 23, Albertans have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza through the annual influenza immunization program. Offering influenza immunization, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older, the program will…
Community Futures LSL under new management

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader It’s been a busy year for local Josh Friesen, co-owner of Cast + Court, board member of various non-profits and now general manager of Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region (CSLSL). “I was fortunate to have…
Hot dumpster

If you were wondering what all the fuss was about last week behind Phoenix Steakhouse, there was a minor dumpster fire. Deputy fire chief Shawn Kearney says the cause is unknown and crews ‘quickly doused the fire with no damages…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It looks as if the provincial electoral division of Lesser Slave Lake will be growing by a few hundred people. They live in the Calling Lake area, and according to the final recommendations of the Alberta…
Slave Lake loses its overnight homeless shelter – for now

One of several changes at the Friendship Centre Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Mat Program won’t be running this year. The overnight shelter for homeless people in the cold months was a local success story, but The Leader learned…

B&Es also at Sandy Lake Leader staff Somebody has been running around the Wabasca area, breaking into places and stealing things, or trying to. The incidents may or may not be related. Last week two releases on such activity were…

Council now has two women Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The big showdown for the reeve’s chair on M.D. of Lesser Slave River council turned out to be not so close after all. Voters returned Murray Kerik for his second term…

Town council hashes out a list of priorities Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s something a bit strange about making plans when in two weeks you might be out of a job. But that is what municipal councils have to do at…
The Fix doing its bit for gourmet coffee culture in town

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Here’s something you might not have known about Slave Lake’s gourmet coffee shop, otherwise known as The Fix: when it comes to flavour options, it has more than Starbucks. So says proprietor Georgie Gauthier, who got…