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2017 wildfire season wraps up with a big grass burn

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Nobody knew it at the time, but last week’s hazard-reduction burn in the meadows north of Slave Lake was the last of the season. Approximately 110 of the targeted 150 hectares of heavy, dry grass went…
All sworn in

Town council, flanked by Provincial Court Judge William Paul and RCMP Sgt. Marlene Brown: back row, l. to r: Paul, Brice Ferguson, Julie Brandle, Darin Busk, Joy McGregor, Brown. Front row: Shawn Gramlich, Tyler Warman, Rebecca King.  

Man fined $400 for missing court Slave Lake Provincial Court October 25, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Roland E. Belleveau appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to one count of failing…

Leader staff Police would like to find out who stole three guns from a vehicle in Swan Hills on Oct. 18; they’d also like to know where those guns are. On Oct. 20, RCMP issued the following information: ‘On October…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Every woman knows the battle she faces each month. Fortunately most of us are in a good enough financial situation that we can purchase hygiene products. However, for some ladies in less typical circumstances, finding a…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader At the Oct. 25 M.D. council meeting, Reeve Murray Kerik read a letter to the M.D. from a couple of residents of the west end of Widewater who are unhappy about what they see as excessive…

Leader staff When it comes to provincial achievement and diploma exams, students at Living Waters Schools are producing some good results. That’s the news from a Living Waters media release on Oct. 24. The release did not break down the…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Plans to remediate contaminated land in Faust will be presented at a public meeting in the coming months. The property in question was formerly operated by Alberta Osmose Wood Preservers Ltd. and has been…

Program coordinator clarifies what’s going on, what the rules are Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s been a lot of chatter about the food bank in Slave Lake lately – how it works and what its rules are and if they…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader The County of Big Lakes has made upgrades to Hwys. 679 and 749 top priorities when it comes to lobbying the provincial government for funding. The list was a response to a request by…
Improve visibility while trick-or-treating

Spotlight Staff Thousands of costume-clad children will embark on treat-finding missions in neighborhoods all across the country this Halloween. Everyone wants their Halloween festivities to be fun, but it is important that trick-or-treaters and their chaper- ones prioritize safety as…

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…