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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…
Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce-Notebook

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Welcome new members Brittany Giesbrecht, Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce president, started off the April 24th meeting by congratulating newly elected vice-president Francesca Giroux of Nash Giroux LLP. Giesbrecht also welcomed aboard new members,…

Leader staff Tolko Industries announced recently it would be supporting the Northern Haven Support Society (women’s shelter) and the Boys and Girls Club of Slave Lake. It’s part of a $150,000 program, company-wide, for 2017, called Community Investment Program (CIP).…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Anybody who walks around Slave Lake knows about the black fungus infesting mayday and ornamental cherry and plum trees. It’s been going on for the past 10 years or so and it has moved into the…

Leader staff Three Wabasca residents are facing charges after reports of gunshots resulted in their arrest on April 20. According to a release from RCMP Cpl. Ronald Bumbry, Desmarais RCMP first got a call about gunshots near a residence at…

Slave Lake Provincial court April 26, 2017 Judge A.C.J Golden presiding Kevin Beaver appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to two charges, including one count of obstructing and resisting a peace…

It may end up costing jobs in Slave Lake Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As expected, the U.S. Government has slapped a duty on Canadian softwood lumber being imported into that country. The move, announced last week, directly affects local producer…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Business Support Network hosted its 11th meeting last week. Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre (SLNFC) Executive Director Jamie Linington spoke about local homelessness and the SLNFC’s efforts to eradicate rural homelessness. “We’re behind…