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If you were wondering what all the fuss was about last week behind Phoenix Steakhouse, there was a minor dumpster fire. Deputy fire chief Shawn Kearney says the cause is unknown and crews ‘quickly doused the fire with no damages…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It looks as if the provincial electoral division of Lesser Slave Lake will be growing by a few hundred people. They live in the Calling Lake area, and according to the final recommendations of the Alberta…
Slave Lake loses its overnight homeless shelter – for now

One of several changes at the Friendship Centre Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Mat Program won’t be running this year. The overnight shelter for homeless people in the cold months was a local success story, but The Leader learned…

B&Es also at Sandy Lake Leader staff Somebody has been running around the Wabasca area, breaking into places and stealing things, or trying to. The incidents may or may not be related. Last week two releases on such activity were…

Council now has two women Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The big showdown for the reeve’s chair on M.D. of Lesser Slave River council turned out to be not so close after all. Voters returned Murray Kerik for his second term…

Town council hashes out a list of priorities Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s something a bit strange about making plans when in two weeks you might be out of a job. But that is what municipal councils have to do at…
The Fix doing its bit for gourmet coffee culture in town

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Here’s something you might not have known about Slave Lake’s gourmet coffee shop, otherwise known as The Fix: when it comes to flavour options, it has more than Starbucks. So says proprietor Georgie Gauthier, who got…

Sept. 26, 2017 Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader New intake process up and running Trina Napier of Slave Lake Addictions and Mental Health informed attending agencies of a change in Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) intake protocol. According to Napier, the change…