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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The road condition maps on the Weather Network need updating, says Dennis Barton of Slave Lake. Why? Because they don’t include Hwy. 754 (from Hwy. 88 to Wabasca), Hwy. 750 (Grouard to Hwy. 88) or Hwy.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Shawn Cordeiro is the new bylaw officer at the Town of Slave Lake. He’ll be doing it part time and it will include animal control, but not be limited to that. According to senior peace officer…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 31, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Victor Beaver appeared via closed circuit and pled guilty to a charge of robbery. On the morning of January 21, 2017 at about 5:17 a.m. Beaver entered Mac’s convenience…

May 30, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Building capacity Participants at the May 30 Interagency Council meeting heard from special guest Vishva Ragunathan of the Canadian Red Cross. He gave an overview of the organization’s mandate and work in Alberta…

Alexia For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas, your Smith School Kids’ News Reporters, and here is this week’s Kids’ News. The Grade 4/5 and K/1 classes are swimming this week from Tuesday to Friday.…
Minister speaks at early learning conference

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta’s Minister of Children’s Services (and Lesser Slave Lake MLA) Danielle Larivee was the keynote speaker at a conference on early childhood learning held on May 27 at Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake. Larivee spoke…

Kinuso water project awaits funding Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A $4.4 million water project for Kinuso for a new reservoir and pumping station will go ahead even without provincial funding. At its May 10 meeting Big Lakes County…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader People with an interest in how the forests are being managed can find out lots by attending the meetings of the Slave Lake Forest Public Advisory Committee (PAC). Not many did at the PAC’s spring meeting…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s full speed ahead for Riverboat Daze, as far as new Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce President Frankie Giroux is concerned. Minutes after she was elected to that position in a special meeting last…
Surprise airport funding a pleasant shock

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “I’m still in shock, to tell you the truth,” said Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman. Warman was reacting to the news last week that Slave Lake’s airport was getting the lion’s share of provincial airport funding…
Bird programs paying off for Boreal Centre

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One thing the folks at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) are pretty tickled about is that local students are interested in working there in the summer. Right now there are two of them; Robyn…

Submitted Victims and survivors of crime have been through traumatic experiences, but many use their personal resilience to move beyond their victimization and to create positive change. May 28 to June 3 is Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Victims…

Updates M.D. council on staffing, crime trends, enforcement priorities Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Murphy made what might be his last regular update on policing issues to M.D. council last week. ‘Might,’ because although he has been…
Kids’ News from Smith School

Alexia and Lucas For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas, your Smith School Kids’ News Reporters, and here is this week’s Kids’ News. This is the last week of May! We only have one more…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader There’s a new Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) co-ordinator at the Town of Slave Lake. Her name is Haylie Millard and she started last month. “Before moving to the FCSS role I was the program…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There hasn’t exactly been a stampede of travellers at the Slave Lake Visitor Information Centre (VIC) yet this year. But according to VIC manager Darcie Acton, there’s been enough for her to identify themes, based on…