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Updates M.D. council on staffing, crime trends, enforcement priorities Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Murphy made what might be his last regular update on policing issues to M.D. council last week. ‘Might,’ because although he has been…
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 this week’s Kids’ News. This is the last week of May! We only have one more…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader There’s a new Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) co-ordinator at the Town of Slave Lake. Her name is Haylie Millard and she started last month. “Before moving to the FCSS role I was the program…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There hasn’t exactly been a stampede of travellers at the Slave Lake Visitor Information Centre (VIC) yet this year. But according to VIC manager Darcie Acton, there’s been enough for her to identify themes, based on…

You would think that after the community coming together earlier this month to clean up the town, people would take it upon themselves not to litter. Unfortunately, it seems like this isn’t the case and instead of tossing garbage on…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This week’s Leader seems to consist largely of news about things that haven’t happened yet, and here’s another one. This Saturday, folks involved in or interested in early childhood learning will gather in Slave Lake for…

On behalf of the Tolko Athabasca Division, Mike Leach (back row far left), Tyler Harris (back row left) and Karolyn Kendall (back row centre) provided the Slave Lake Boys and Girls Club with $5,000 on May 11, 2016. The donation…

The annual Songbird Festival is coming up pretty soon. This is the celebration of songbird migration and banding that takes place at the Boreal Centre in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. It’s been going on since the mid-1990s and always…

Leader staff High Prairie RCMP are asking for help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl from that community. Diane Okemow was last seen on May 15, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Okemow is described as an Aboriginal person, five feet,…

Car found in Slave Lake Leader staff Swan Hills RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a 55-year old man who has been missing since May 2016. Donald (Donny) Sayers, age 55, of Warman Saskatchewan, was last seen…

How to improve your chances of landing government jobs is the topic of an information session coming in Slave Lake on May 31. Government contracts, that is. Apparently some contractors are not that familiar with the process and miss opportunities…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A worn-out waterline in the north end of Slave Lake will be replaced this year, but only partly. After the M.D. of Lesser Slave River council turned down a request from the town to fund a…

Alexia For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! Welcome back from the May Long weekend! We hope everyone had a great time and got to sharpen their saws! This is Alexia and here is this week’s Kids’ News. This week…