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Sept. 26, 2017 Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader New intake process up and running Trina Napier of Slave Lake Addictions and Mental Health informed attending agencies of a change in Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) intake protocol. According to Napier, the change…

Darin Busk for town council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Looking for a third term on Slave Lake town council is Darin Busk. He’s one of two incumbents who underwent ‘trial by fire,’ in their first term, and perhaps enjoyed his…

Richard Froese Spotlight Safety is a shared responsibility and when drivers and pedestrians make eye contact with each other, crossing the street is much safer. Pedestrian collisions tend to be higher in months with lower light and inclement weather conditions,…
Treaty 8 chiefs meet with Alberta premier

Richard Froese Spotlight Chiefs of Treaty 8 First Nations and Premier Rachel Notley held their first annual meeting to discuss progress on the Treaty 8 Protocol Agreement, states a Government of Alberta news release dated Sept. 27. “The chiefs of…

A legitimate-looking email to Northern Lakes College turned out to be something sinister, the college announced last week. Calling it a ‘phishing attack,’ the college said in a news release that it “resulted in the compromise of an administrative staff’s…

Man gets 14 days in jail for liquor theft Slave Lake Provincial Court October 4, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Maxwell R. Anderson appeared in court via closed circuit television (CCTV) from Peace River Correctional Centre (PRCC) and pled guilty…

Robert Esau for M.D. council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Word on the street is that at least one of the three incumbents could go down to defeat in Div. 1 of the M.D. of Lesser Slave Lake. Robert Esau doesn’t…

Town council candidates try to distinguish themselves Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last week’s candidates’ forum in Slave Lake was a fairly tame affair. Candidates for town council and public school board introduced themselves, explained why they are running and answered…
A bit of heat, some light at M.D. forum

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things heated up a bit at the M.D. election candidates’ forum in Widewater on Oct. 5. You could tell something was in the air when several candidates, unprompted, dove into the troubled waters of M.D. relations…

Murray Kerik Kerik is seeking a second term as reeve and his third term overall on council. He’s a cattle rancher from the French Creek area east of Flatbush. Mike Skrynyk Skrynyk is a semi-retired oilfield consultant and part-time farmer…

There are three separate elections going on for M.D. of Lesser Slave River council: one in each of the two electoral divisions (or wards) and one for the position of reeve. Three councillor positions are available from each of the…

Candidates for Slave Lake town council Seven people are running for six seats on Slave Lake town council. Four are incumbents and three have never served on council before. As for the mayor’s position, Tyler Warman was acclaimed as mayor…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Improving communication, leading by example, providing inspiration and motivation. These are some of the things Sean McConnell would like to do if successful in a run for a seat on the High Prairie School Division Board…

Sept. 25 2017 Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Summer events marked as successful Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce president Francesca Giroux welcomed attending members back to the first meeting of the fall/winter season. Giroux said the Chamber’s summer events…