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Three ODs in three days have police alarmed Leader staff Police suspect a series of dangerous overdoses in a three -day period last week are the result of opioid drugs. One of them was fatal. RCMP issued a warning about…

Fallout continues from Poplar Lane debacle Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Reps from the engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler spoke with M.D. council last week about the project everybody would rather forget – the Poplar Lane rebuild. Glen Newman did most…
Hazard climbs

Yes, it really is that time of year again, when two or three days of warm, dry weather can push the fire hazard into the ‘high’ range. When every spark from every ATV muffler, every cigarette tossed carelessly out of…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader What affects all Canadians either directly or indirectly at some point in their life? According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), mental illnesses do. “Twenty per cent of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness…
Lots of bird movement, but not many captures

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader I think I can say it now – spring is actually here (knock on wood). With typical spring weather returning this week bird activity has surged. We have new species arriving at the lab…

Leader staff Clumsy efforts to misdirect the RCMP didn’t work very well for the operator of a speeding vehicle in Wabasca last week. As a result, the 33-year-old driver faces obstruction charges, on top of charges for what police found…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 3, 2017 Judge J.K Sihra presiding Douglas Wade Danyluk appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to one count of breaching probation. According to Provincial Crown Attorney…

Alexia and Lucas For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas reporting from Smith School with Kids News! The weeks are getting busier and busier as we near the end of the school year. Thank you…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen questioned the federal government about First Nations financial transparency during debates in the House of Commons on April 6. “Mr. Speaker, in 2015, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern…
Safer crosswalk

Slave Lake community members don’t have to walk on the wild side anymore – well not at the intersection of Main Street and 4th Ave N.W anymore, that is. The Town of Slave Lake installed two cross walk signs recently…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Kerry Cundal Alberta Liberal Party leadership hopeful Kerry Cundal stopped by Slave Lake last week for a meet and greet. The Leader popped by and chatted with Cundal, who let us know that though her campaign…

Leader staff Police are looking for information in the murder of a 25-year-old woman near Smith on April 29. Chantelle Hole was found dead in the rural residence on that day. An autopsy on May 2 in Edmonton confirmed that…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. transportation director Bill Klassen had a proposal for how to handle the M.D.’s gravel-hauling work this year at council’s Apr. 26 meeting. It’s a bigger job than usual, and councillor Robert Esau had asked an…