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Still burning

Fire 107 – thought to have pretty much died down – woke up earlier this month and grew a bit bigger. It is located northeast of Chipewyan Lake in the extreme northeast of the Slave Lake district. Still listed as…
Main St. north waterline replacement given green light

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Work on the new waterline (actually lines) on the north end of Main St. in Slave Lake and along Tamarack Road should be starting any day. Town council gave it the final thumbs’ up at its…
Busy long weekend for emergency responders

Collisions, spills and a water rescue Leader staff People have been remarking lately about how often one hears sirens in and around Slave Lake. Are there really that many emergencies? Apparently there are. Here’s a list from fire chief Jamie…
New programs at Smith Library

Leader staff Ruth Reay, the librarian at the Smith Library, says library programs are being well attended over the summer. Also, thanks to some new funding, the programs and supplies at the library have been enhanced. “Our library received Indigenous…

Leader staff Walking along the 17th at Gilwood these days you see numerous piles of brush and wood. It was hauled out, cut up and piled by a crew of volunteers and others on Sunday, Aug. 27. Gilwood and the…

The CN Rail track through Slave Lake is getting some new rails. Those are the very long ones lying alongside the existing track. Kate Fenske of CN says it’s a two-mile stretch through town getting the new rails. Three crossings…
FASD lunch and learn event coming up this week on Sept. 8th

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Looking to learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and grab some lunch? You’re in luck, because The Northwest Central Alberta FASD Network is hosting such an event on Sept. 8, 2017. The Leader sat…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Public service suits some people, and Murray Kerik seems to be one of those. He says he’s running for a second term as reeve of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. “There are a few things…

Slave Lake Provincial Court August 30, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Phillip Elwood Kotz appeared in court and pled guilty to one count of fraudulently obtaining food. According to the Crown attorney, Kotz was arrested on July 17th, 2017 after…
Survey participants favour cleaner beach

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Surveys may be taken for what they are worth, but a recent one by the Town of Slave Lake shows many people would like a cleaner Devonshire Beach. Per a councillor Brice Ferguson request, Town staff…

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…