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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This week’s Leader seems to consist largely of news about things that haven’t happened yet, and here’s another one. This Saturday, folks involved in or interested in early childhood learning will gather in Slave Lake for…

On behalf of the Tolko Athabasca Division, Mike Leach (back row far left), Tyler Harris (back row left) and Karolyn Kendall (back row centre) provided the Slave Lake Boys and Girls Club with $5,000 on May 11, 2016. The donation…

The annual Songbird Festival is coming up pretty soon. This is the celebration of songbird migration and banding that takes place at the Boreal Centre in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. It’s been going on since the mid-1990s and always…

Leader staff High Prairie RCMP are asking for help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl from that community. Diane Okemow was last seen on May 15, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Okemow is described as an Aboriginal person, five feet,…

Car found in Slave Lake Leader staff Swan Hills RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a 55-year old man who has been missing since May 2016. Donald (Donny) Sayers, age 55, of Warman Saskatchewan, was last seen…

How to improve your chances of landing government jobs is the topic of an information session coming in Slave Lake on May 31. Government contracts, that is. Apparently some contractors are not that familiar with the process and miss opportunities…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A worn-out waterline in the north end of Slave Lake will be replaced this year, but only partly. After the M.D. of Lesser Slave River council turned down a request from the town to fund a…

Alexia For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! Welcome back from the May Long weekend! We hope everyone had a great time and got to sharpen their saws! This is Alexia and here is this week’s Kids’ News. This week…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Murphy brought town council up to date last week on some of the latest news from the detachment. “This is the year of transition,” Murphy said, adding that three transferred officers have…
Exhibitor numbers up at 2017 Chamber of Commerce trade show

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader As promised in last week’s edition of The Leader, here’s a recap of the Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual spring trade show. “I think it went great!” says Chamber president Brittany Giesbrecht. “The…
Battle between north and south birders this month

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Migration really picked-up over the past week. Every day we are counting hundreds of birds of an increasing number of species. Myrtle warbler, American robin and blackbirds have had daily observation totals in the…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A grant of more than $180,000 has been awarded to Big Lakes County to spearhead a study on broadband services in the region. The funding comes via the Alberta Community Partnerships program. The money…

Alexia and Lucas For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas reporting from Smith School with Kids’ News! There will be an archery practice after school this Monday. This week is a short week! There is…