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Leader staff The body of a missing boater at the west end of Lesser Slave Lake was found on Aug. 9, three days after the man’s boat was reported capsized. RCMP have not identified the man. The initial release reported…

Leader staff A gruesome discovery by a recreational boater in Lesser Slave River turned out to be the body of a young woman from Spruce Grove. Nicole Brendan Robar, 21, had been reported missing on Aug. 1 from the city…
Update on hiring for Fort McMurray West powerline project

Leader staff A few weeks ago The Leader inquired about ‘local hiring’ practices, or intentions, of the Fort McMurray West high-voltage power line construction project. We received a brief reply at that time from an ATCO rep. Last week somebody…

Impersonator operated on Hwy. 44 between Westlock and Fawcett Leader staff Westlock RCMP has charged a St. Albert man with two counts of personation of a peace officer while the St. Albert RCMP, Detachment continues to investigate the same man…

Leader staff A woman who went for a stroll in a park in Athabasca earlier this month got more than she bargained for when a couple of bears started following her. But in the end no harm was done. According…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A Kinuso woman will spend another two months in jail after pleading guilty in High Prairie Provincial Court July 24 to fraud, assault, theft and mischief. Forty-year-old Victorine Lenora Twin was sentenced to 90…

Last seen on May 15th Leader Staff High Prairie RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old female. Diane Okemow was last seen in High Prairie on May 15th, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Okemow is described…
Actors wanted for upcoming play in Nov.

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you’ve always wanted to perform in a live-action play now’s your chance because the Slave Lake Musical Theatre Association is holding auditions this week for ‘100 Lunches, A Gourmet Comedy’ (produced by special arrangement with…
Good year at local campgrounds in spite of rainy weather

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The word going around town is that Slave Lake’s tourism has increased during this summer. The Leader was interested to see if the gossip had some merit to it, so we called local campgrounds and the…
Town projects rolling along

Sidewalks, paving, water lines, etc. Leader staff Various Town of Slave Lake projects have been moving along . It’s been so long since there was a council meeting we thought we’d check in to see how things are going. The…
Pillar of the community, Stella Boisvert passes at age 89

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Longtime Slave Lake resident Stella Boisvert passed away on July 30 after a short battle with illness. She was a few months shy of her 90th birthday. Boisvert – born in 1928 to Widewater residents Paul…
Intentionally lit fire sends residents into a frenzy

Leader Staff Thompson Landing apartment residents were in for a surprise last weekend when the building had to be evacuated after a fire broke out on the second floor. We hear from sources that the incident is under investigation; however…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County council is concerned about the possible closure by Canada Post of rural post offices. Accordingly, council approved at its June 28 meeting a recommendation to support a request from the Canadian…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Kendra Mcree, the new regional manager of the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library, Smith Library and Flatbush Library, chatted with your Leader reporter last week and told us about how she’s finding the new…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Over 400 community members filled out the Town of Slave Lake’s survey regarding Devonshire Beach. According to Christopher Brown, TOSL communications co-ordinator, it’s one of the best survey responses the Town’s received in the last three…
Wabasca-Desmarais students attend WIP Conference

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Student mentors from Mistassiniy School in Wabasca-Desmarais travelled 3,727.6 km down to Toronto, Ont., earlier this month to attend the World Indigenous Peoples Conference (WIPCE). Curtis Walty, communications co-ordinator for Northland School Division (NSD) No. 61…