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Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Grasshoppers are no longer under control measures by Big Lakes County. However, programs to control coyotes and wild boars will continue. At its Oct. 25 meeting, council approved a recommendation by the Ag Service…
Parent Link centre launched

Slave Lake’s Parent Link centre has been open in its new location for some time, but it needed an official ‘christening,’ and that happened on Nov. 10, when Minister of Children’s Services Danielle Larivee attended, cut the ribbon and made…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Judy Spilak is the owner of a brand new house in Edmonton’s Cameron Heights neighbourhood. It came her way via a winning ticket in the Caritas Dream Lottery, a fundraiser for three Edmonton hospitals. “I had…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader After 13 years teaching at Kinuso School, Jessi Cardinal is trying something different; she’s the new vice principal at Slave Lake’s Lakeside Outreach School. “I feel really privileged to be here,” she says. In addition to…
Things happening at Lakeside Outreach

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s been a while since The Leader checked in with the folks at Slave Lake’s Lakeside Outreach School. So at the urging of High Prairie School Division Trustee Joy McGregor we did that last week, sitting…
Local craft brewery launches bigger system

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Come by and have a cold one, says Ben Fiddler of Dog Island Brewing Company. The DIB shop would be the place for a cold one, because when he took the call last Wednesday, it was…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Snow removal, it seems, is one of those things that is never perfected. But municipalities keep trying to do it better within limited budgets. Take the Town of Slave Lake program. It got tweaked a bit…
Bank job protects bridge

Alberta Transportation recently completed a bank stabilization project on Sawridge Creek just upstream of the Hwy. 2 bridge. Regional bridges manager, Brent Herrick, explained that it was undertaken to prevent the creek from eroding the bank further near the bridge,…

Leader staff The 19-year-old murderer of two Whitefish Lake teens received a life sentence last week when he pleaded guilty. Edward Devin Boyce Gladue was sentenced in Peace River on Nov. 6, closing out a painful case that started on…

Submitted Auto thieves are roaming neighbourhoods and rural areas looking for a quick opportunity. It takes less than a minute to get in a vehicle and drive away. Across this province, the RCMP, along with their partner police agencies, are…