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But less than what was asked Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council convened on Feb. 14 as the Community Assistance Board (CAB) to discuss several applications for grants. This discussion took place largely behind closed doors.…
Pipe-fusing, route prep going on for regional water line

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Thanks to the Town of Slave Lake’s Project Manager Doug Baird, The Leader has a better grasp of the route of the regional water line project. Not to mention the process of PVC pipe-fusing, the reasons…
Fire season coming right up, believe it or not

Permits needed as of March 1 Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Burn season is fast approaching and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry wants to remind everyone that permits will be needed for burning activities come March 1. Leah Lovequist, wildfire information officer…

Driver of car in the ditch gets $1,500 fine, suspension Slave Lake Provincial Court February 14, 2017 Judge J.A. Watson presiding Blaine Scott Aykroyd, 42, finds himself convicted of impaired driving. Crown prosecutor Andre Arsenault informed the court that this…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader On the town council agenda for discussion last week was the matter of Devonshire Beach. Specifically – what is council’s appetite for putting town resources into a cleaner beach? Not that great, it turns out. This…

Slave Lake RCMP seek public assistance to locate 17 year old Slave Lake, Alberta – Slave Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate 17 year old Latoya Giroux. Giroux was last seen in Slave Lake on February…

Leader staff Two break-ins of businesses in Slave Lake late last month may or may not be related. Police aren’t sure, but they have identified a couple of ‘vehicles of interest,’ which might lead somewhere. On the night of Jan.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As you may or may not know, Slave Lake’s three large forest products companies are developing a 10-year forest management plan. It’s a big undertaking, involving much besides a forecast for where logging will happen and…
Swan River elders walking their way to health

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Down at the field house track in Slave Lake, a group of elders from the Swan River/Kinuso area spend an hour walking every Tuesday morning. This is their fourth winter doing it, in combination with a…

Luncheon meeting also a fundraiser for Mat Program Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre is hosting Dr. Anne Marie McLaughlin, who will be presenting the results of a homeless report. The report is the Homelessness in…
Health and Christian book store opens at Plaza 2000

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Healthy Choices, a health store, has opened its doors in Plaza 2000. The store is owned and operated by Margaret and George Driedger. The store saw its grand opening on Feb. 7. Both have been working…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Alberta Environment and Parks addresses some of the concerns recently brought forward by municipalities on the province’s caribou strategic recovery plan. Municipalities are particularly concerned about the definition of ‘disturbed area.’ It has led to angst…

File #2018-43516 On Jan. 10 2018, sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., someone stole a black Ford F250 pickup truck from the parking lot of the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre in Slave Lake. The truck has the…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Toastmasters program is an option for people looking to improve their public speaking. Robin-lee Vance, of Toastmasters and the Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake community engagement co-ordinator, presented an overview of the initiative…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Plans to create a museum and community archive in Wabasca are picking up steam, according to a couple of the people involved in it. Museum society chair Mike Beaver – who is also a former chief…