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M.D., province each thought it belonged to the other guy Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It turns out the first kilometre or two of the East Mitsue Road belongs to nobody. The M.D. thought it belonged to Alberta Transportation and AT…
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Slave Lake’s Parent Link service made the big move last week to its new premises in the former Family Care Clinic on 3rd Ave. NE in Slave Lake. Owned by the provincial government (and initially designated for conversion to housing)…
Trauma specialist helping families, individuals in Slave Lake

Art and play therapy offered locally Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Leader had the opportunity to learn about play therapy last week during an interview with Candice Brown, a local psychotherapist here in Slave Lake. “Play therapy allows children to…

(October 2, 2017) It is with shock and sadness that we confirm the loss of a Holy Family Catholic Regional Division staff member. An Educational Assistant, Librarian and Bus Driver for St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview, was one of the victims of…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A proposal to lower speed limits in Big Lakes County hamlets has hit a speed bump. At its Sept. 13 meeting, county council tabled third reading of a draft bylaw to decrease the speed…

Mike Skrynyk for M.D. reeve Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The battle for reeve in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River is between the incumbent Murray Kerik and one of his council colleagues, Mike Skrynyk. It’ll be Skrynyk’s second run for…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County council appears to be split on the issue of climate change. This became apparent in an Aug. 30 discussion around a workshop on the topic that council will participate in. The…

Shawn Gramlich for town council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Shawn Gramlich has become quite prominent in Slave Lake the past three or four years, thanks to the Icebreaker hockey game and banquet. The highly successful fundraising event has gotten bigger…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One of the three people running for two spots on the High Prairie School Division’s board of trustees (for the Slave Lake ward) is Ali Mouallem. The 40-year-old businessman is up against incumbent Joy McGregor and…

– The RCMP continues to seek Braden Eric Foster for whom a warrant of arrest has been issued in relation to the homicide of Nicole Brenda Robar** whose body was recovered from the Lesser Slave Lake River on Saturday, August…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Voters will choose between three candidates for public school board trustee in the Oct. 16 election. That’s three candidates for two positions on the High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees, to represent Slave Lake-area parents…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Every one of the seven members of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River council is running again. But not one of them gets back in without a fight. Incumbent reeve Murray Kerik is being challenged for…

Seven candidates for six positions Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The speculation among the political gadflies watching the parade of nominees for town council positions last week had things down to this: Six candidates for six councillor positions, and only one…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader About 35 people turned out last week to listen to a couple of presentations on the federal government’s proposed Fair Tax Plan. Bonnie Nash of Nash Giroux LLP, the local accounting firm, did a slide show…

M.D. of Lesser Slave River Reeve – Murray Kerik, Mike Skrynyk Councillor for Division 1 Robert Esau, Gary Horton, Darren Fulmore, Sandra Melzer, Becky Peiffer Councillor for Division II Jeff Commins, Charlotte Measor, Munir Ahmad Mughal, Brad Pearson, Brian Rosche,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Prominent Slave Lake businessman and former mayor Gerry Allarie passed away on Sept. 10, a victim of prostate cancer. He was just 65 years old. “It happened so quickly,” says son Bruce Allarie. “It caught everyone…