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Province announces new college campus for High Prairie

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Funding of $21.6 million for a new consolidated campus in High Prairie for Northern Lakes College has been announced. Alberta’s Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt passed on the good news at a Mar. 27…
Bicycle repairs, anyone?

Open for business A new bike repair shop is open in downtown Slave Lake as of the third of this month. It’s called Slave Lake Bicycle Works, owned and operated by Rowan Robertson and located in the Potpourri Mall. Robertson…

Extended test now set for April 13 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader You might recall an article in The Leader announcing a special, extended period of siren testing by the Town of Slave Lake. This was instead of the regular, brief,…

Repairs to electrical system Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This just in from the Town of Slave Lake communications co-ordinator: the local multi-rec centre (MRC) will be closed from April 17th to 20th. “We should be open again on the 21st,”…
Whiz kid gets perfect score on prov. math  exam

Campbell Rea   Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader It’s not every day a local student scores 100 per cent on a provincial diploma exam in mathematics. When The Leader heard that Campbell Rea, a Grade 12 Roland Michener School student, was…
Help for EPIC

Team EPIC received support recently from the Landon Persson Memorial Fund for its programs in Slave Lake. Presenting the $500 cheque were Lacey, Breeley and Madison Gramlich, and Coralee, Logan and Parker Persson. Accepting for Team EPIC (Engaging Partnerships In…

There was a fatal head on collision involving a pickup truck and semi on Highway 44 by Flatbush around 7:00 a.m. on April 6. Smaller vehicles were diverted around the scene via secondary roads, while larger vehicles had to wait on…
Burnstick here this Saturday

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Elks are bringing comedian Don Burnstick to the Legacy Centre this Saturday. The big show starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are available online at legacycentre.ca, or in person at the Legacy Centre,…
Big rigs collide, fire breaks out, highway closed

A firefighter tries to cool down the edge of a truck fire on Hwy. 2 in the early morning hours of March 30. Photo courtesy Patrick McConnell   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Highway 2 east of Slave Lake was closed for…
Check this out: History Check app close to launch

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader An ambitious tourism promotion project that just might revolutionize the way people look at, plan and carry out visits to northern Alberta is moving closer to its launch. It’s called ‘History Check,’ and it is the…