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Film crew riding along on fire calls

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Something you don’t see every day is a highway crash scene where half the firefighters are filming the other half doing the work. Or a house fire – such as the one on 8th St. NE…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Farmers are concerned the agricultural industry will be hurt by restrictions imposed by the new U.S. administration and other rising costs from government. “As always, trade plays a large part in agriculture’s success,” says…

Slave Lake Provincial Court April 12, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Fabian F. Skani was sentenced to nine more months in Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) after pleading guilty to one count of assault causing bodily harm. According to Provincial Crown…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you haven’t seen the news on the E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary Facebook page, the school is trying to get community members to vote on their new sign. “We really want to promote awareness of our new…

New Northern Lakes College IT guy brings a world of experience to the job Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader If you’ve been looking for an answer to the trivia question, ‘Who in Slave Lake was born in India, grew up in…

‘Holding the line,’ but for how long? Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader After humming along on a preliminary budget for more than three months, M.D. council made the 2017 budget official. The capital portion calls for $8.7 million in projects for…
Cleaning sidewalks

How much is enough and how much is too much Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Reducing service levels is almost unheard of in municipal government. But town council discussed the possibility at its Apr. 11 meeting. The trend tends to be…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Farmers are concerned the agricultural industry will be hurt by restrictions imposed by the new U.S. administration and other rising costs from government. “As always, trade plays a large part in agriculture’s success,” says…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A greenhouse operator and a beekeeper in the region are optimistic about a fruitful season. Christie’s Gardens and Greenhouses owner Christie Pollack predicts a healthy and rosy year for that industry, as more people…
Petroleum Association supports learning

Kelly Anderson of the Slave Lake Petroleum Association, left, presents a $2,500 donation to the Friends for Learning Fundraising Society, represented by Chris Monaghan. The society supports Slave Lake’s three public schools

Slave Lake Provincial Court April 5, 2017 Judge J.K Sihra presiding Kevin Albert Potskin found out that failing to comply with a probationary condition comes with a consequence. Provincial Crown Attorney Petter Hurich told the court that back in July…
Province announces new college campus for High Prairie

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Funding of $21.6 million for a new consolidated campus in High Prairie for Northern Lakes College has been announced. Alberta’s Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt passed on the good news at a Mar. 27…
Bicycle repairs, anyone?

Open for business A new bike repair shop is open in downtown Slave Lake as of the third of this month. It’s called Slave Lake Bicycle Works, owned and operated by Rowan Robertson and located in the Potpourri Mall. Robertson…

Extended test now set for April 13 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader You might recall an article in The Leader announcing a special, extended period of siren testing by the Town of Slave Lake. This was instead of the regular, brief,…