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FASD lunch and learn event coming up this week on Sept. 8th

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Looking to learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and grab some lunch? You’re in luck, because The Northwest Central Alberta FASD Network is hosting such an event on Sept. 8, 2017. The Leader sat…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Public service suits some people, and Murray Kerik seems to be one of those. He says he’s running for a second term as reeve of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. “There are a few things…

Slave Lake Provincial Court August 30, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Phillip Elwood Kotz appeared in court and pled guilty to one count of fraudulently obtaining food. According to the Crown attorney, Kotz was arrested on July 17th, 2017 after…
Survey participants favour cleaner beach

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Surveys may be taken for what they are worth, but a recent one by the Town of Slave Lake shows many people would like a cleaner Devonshire Beach. Per a councillor Brice Ferguson request, Town staff…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader If you own a small business you might like to know how proposed changes to the income tax rules will affect you. If so, consider attending an information session being put on by the Slave Lake…
Community members pitch in to reduce wildfire risk

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader About 38 volunteers turned out for the annual Marten Beach FireSmart Community Clean-up Day on Aug. 19. Together with Regional Fire Service and Alberta Ag and Forestry HAC crew members, they tackled dead and fallen wood…

After three years of work, History Check mobile aplication set to launch in September Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Most people would not know how many cemeteries are in northern Alberta, but local historian Sheila Willis would; luckily for the rest…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader All sorts of people from all over Canada and the world are helping fight wildfires in British Columbia this year. They include several members of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service, who spent up to…
Aggressive bear leads to closure of Lily Lake Trail

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta Environment and Parks officials shut down the Lily Lake Trail in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park last week, after a bear exhibited “abnormal” behaviour. Conservation Officer Connor Rowe told The Leader a group was hiking…

“Maybe too rich, but on the radar” Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The last month or two has been rough for those responsible for road maintenance in the M.D., if the remarks and demeanour of transportation director Bill Klassen are anything…
As promised…

A pavement overlay on the trail running out to Devonshire Beach along Hwy. 88 started last week. It’s an M.D. of Lesser Slave River project, meaning it starts at the M.D./Town of Slave Lake boundary and goes north. It will…

Leader staff Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is getting some cash for maintenance and upgrades, the provincial government announced last week. It’s not for anything new or flashy – rather basic infrastructure stuff at a campground and the Boreal Centre.…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Dogs roaming in Big Lakes County and neighbouring First Nations communities could soon face stricter patrols. This after county council approved a recommendation on Aug. 9 to send letters to Kapawe’no and Swan River…