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Regional tri-council Notebook June 29, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The bids were in for the regional waterline and pumphouse project. This is the one conceived after the 2011 wildfire disaster, when a power failure in town caused a failure…
Fire near Hwy. 88 the season’s biggest

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A wildfire north of Red Earth Creek last week grew into the biggest faced so far this year, reaching 320 hectares in size before the weather changed in favour of suppression efforts. The fire was started…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Believe it or not, online shopping is one of the main reasons the post office is getting rid of box numbers for Canyon Creek and Widewater. Canada Post reps shared that news with M.D. of Lesser…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake bylaw that deals with such things as bad behaviour and unsightly yards is being amended. Council gave first and second readings last week to the new bylaw in an attempt to…
Lots sprouting up in new AHS community garden

The Leader popped by the Alberta Health Services community garden last week and spotted some hard-working ladies from Northern Haven Support Society planting vegetables in their plot. This is the ‘community plot’ in the garden. Once it grows a little…
Kickstarting a climbing wall

C.J. Schurter vice-principal Brian Hay (centre) accepted $12,500 from Slave Lake Canadian Tire owner John Cryan (left) and wife Nancie (right) last week. The funds came from Canadian Tire’s Kickstart program and will be put towards building a climbing wall…
New engineers

It’s not every year you get three Slave Lake students graduating from university with engineering degrees. That happened recently at the University of Alberta, when Aidan Keaveny, Mohammed Khan and Corbin Cooper graduated after four years of hard work at…

Leader staff Last week the Town of Slave Lake got the jump on municipal election season, launching what it calls its ‘marketing strategy’ for the Oct. 16 vote. “Residents who are thinking about running in the upcoming election are encouraged…
Pawsitive contribution

Monika Butler has been selling a health product for pets and doing so well at it that she won a donation from the manufacturer. The product is Medi-Paws and #1 from every bottle of it sold across Canada during the…
Mishap on tracks east of town

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Details were sketchy, but something happened on Sunday or early Monday morning (June 12) that damaged the track on the east edge of Slave Lake. Repairs were in full swing when The Leader passed by. According…
Volunteers from Ontario transforming SL Wesleyan Church

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Big things are happening at the Slave Lake Wesleyan Church in the renovation line, thanks to some charitable work by a couple from Brockville Ontario. “It’s a mission trip,” explains Dona Meyer, who drove all the…
Kids’ News from Smith School

Alexia and Lucas For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas, your Smith School Kids’ News Reporters, and here is the LAST Kids’ News report before summer holidays! Have a wonderful last week of school! This…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County was awarded almost $2.1 million in funding from the provincial government on May 31 to replace one bridge and three culverts. A total of $2,096,597 was approved under Alberta’s Strategic Transportation…