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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader If you own a small business you might like to know how proposed changes to the income tax rules will affect you. If so, consider attending an information session being put on by the Slave Lake…
Community members pitch in to reduce wildfire risk

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader About 38 volunteers turned out for the annual Marten Beach FireSmart Community Clean-up Day on Aug. 19. Together with Regional Fire Service and Alberta Ag and Forestry HAC crew members, they tackled dead and fallen wood…

After three years of work, History Check mobile aplication set to launch in September Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Most people would not know how many cemeteries are in northern Alberta, but local historian Sheila Willis would; luckily for the rest…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader All sorts of people from all over Canada and the world are helping fight wildfires in British Columbia this year. They include several members of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service, who spent up to…
Aggressive bear leads to closure of Lily Lake Trail

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta Environment and Parks officials shut down the Lily Lake Trail in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park last week, after a bear exhibited “abnormal” behaviour. Conservation Officer Connor Rowe told The Leader a group was hiking…

“Maybe too rich, but on the radar” Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The last month or two has been rough for those responsible for road maintenance in the M.D., if the remarks and demeanour of transportation director Bill Klassen are anything…
As promised…

A pavement overlay on the trail running out to Devonshire Beach along Hwy. 88 started last week. It’s an M.D. of Lesser Slave River project, meaning it starts at the M.D./Town of Slave Lake boundary and goes north. It will…

Leader staff Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is getting some cash for maintenance and upgrades, the provincial government announced last week. It’s not for anything new or flashy – rather basic infrastructure stuff at a campground and the Boreal Centre.…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Dogs roaming in Big Lakes County and neighbouring First Nations communities could soon face stricter patrols. This after county council approved a recommendation on Aug. 9 to send letters to Kapawe’no and Swan River…
Slave Lake Parent Link moving into old family care clinic

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake Parent Link began renovations inside its new base at the old family care clinic earlier in August. According to Chris Brown, Town of Slave Lake communications co-ordinator, Parent Link and the TOSL have partnered…

Police have charged two people in the death of 21-year-old Nicole Robar, whose body was recovered from the Lesser Slave Lake River on Saturday, August 5, 2017. One is a 34-year-old man from Slave Lake; the other a 27-year-old from…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Speed limits could soon be the same in all County of Big Lakes hamlets, which would mean a reduction in some. County council gave the first two readings to a bylaw that would make…

Leader staff Something was bound to give in the world of wildfires, and in the second week of August it did, with a string of starts across the northern part of Alberta. As of Monday, Aug. 14, eight fires were…
Politicans talk with Slave Lake FCSS and agencies about services

Local agencies share thoughts Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Honourable Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children’s Services along with Honourable Irfan Sabir, Minister of Community and Social Services came to town and chatted with local agencies last week. The Leader had the…