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Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader The tax rate in Big Lakes County will remain the same as last year. County council gave first reading to the tax rate bylaw at its April 12 meeting. Acting reeve David Marx called…

April 18 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘High five for your end of the lake’ Meaghan Payne, the ED of the Lesser Slave Watershed Council, provided an update on the progress of the Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) for the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader So….what’s on your minds? That was the question a trio of Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties officials had for M.D. of Lesser Slave River councillors on April 12. Councillors were not shy about sharing…

Leader staff Eighth St. southwest in Slave Lake was the scene of a house fire on the afternoon of April 18. Town manager Brian Vance announced it during a town council meeting, having just received notification from fire chief Jamie…
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…