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St. Francis students host community carnival

  Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Families gathered at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy on March 4, 2017 to have some fun at the school’s fifth annual community quarter carnival. “We started this event for two reasons: to have an…
ATCO pitches in to help relocate live fire training centre

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader ATCO Electric donated $5,000 to the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service last week. According to an ATCO media release, “The donation will be used to help relocate the Slave Lake live fire training centre from its…

Update: Bigstone terminated the blockade on Wednesday, Mar. 15   Leader staff The Bigstone Cree Nation is taking action against certain large industrial operators in the Wabasca area. Last week on its website, BCN said it would be putting up…

Highway 33 was re-opened at approximately 1:00 a.m., this morning. Yesterday at approximately 11:45 a.m., Faust RCMP conducted a traffic stop near Range Road 102 and Township Road 734. The vehicle was reported stolen out of the Slave Lake area…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake voters turned out in decent numbers last Wednesday to elect Brice Ferguson as town councillor in a byelection. He received 432 votes, of the 621 cast, or 69 per cent. His opponent, Rebecca King,…
Greyhound passenger service returns to Slave Lake

The Greyhound passenger unit at the Sawridge Travel Centre last week. It isn’t the traditional bus, but it does have seats and it takes you to Edmonton and Peace River.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Greyhound Canada has restored its…
Out of the blue: photos from Fawcett Lake, 1945

POWs at Fawcett Lake with local girl Faye Roe.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Several years ago, The Leader ran an article or two about a Second World War prisoner of war camp at Fawcett Lake. Members of two German…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Can homelessness be eliminated in Slave Lake? Jamie Linington of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre thinks so. As she explained to town council last week, it would happen in three stages. The first – already…

Dr. Graham R. Jones showing a lethal dose of heroin versus fentanyl   Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Fentanyl – a drug 100 times more potent than morphine and caused over 300 Albertans to die in 2016. Last week Edmonton’s chief…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River bridges are taking a beating from heavy haul traffic in the winter. This is nothing new, but the M.D. is starting to take notice and worry about the liability and the…