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Remember them? Throwback from 2001

Blast from the past In a recent edition of The Leader, we asked readers if they recognized any of the wee-ones pictured in a poster for the Slave Lake Recycling program from 2001. Perhaps we’re doing it for the sake…

Commentary by Mac Olsen It was surprising to hear on April 3 that the National Hockey League will not allow its players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But, as regrettable as that will be for…

Leader staff A recreational trailer went up in smoke in Widewater on March 26, RCMP report. They consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. “The fire is believed to have occurred between…

Last week we ran a photo of this part of the Slave Lake community trail system that at the time was choked with garbage. In the meantime, town staff did a nice job of cleaning it up!

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church In this final chapter of the Big Picture, we see that as part of the Christian worldview, all things as we know them will come to an end. This world we be restored…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Brenda Hannah, Early Learning consultant for Slave Lake and Area, says she has some news about an upcoming conference happening in town. “I’m excited to have the final draft ready for distribution for the 2nd Annual…

Tylor Warman Mayor of Slave Lake Growth is good isn’t it? Council has been aggressive over the last couple of years on a plan to grow tourism and economic development in the region. We want our region to diversify, and…
Wonderland officially open for business in Slave Lake

‘Wonderland’ Indoor Playground and Café had its grand opening earlier this month. The Leader popped by to find the place packed with kiddies and parents enjoying themselves. Owner Hayel Abu Salim (right) and daughter Shahrazad pose during the big day.…
Cadets to Vimy Ridge this week

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A dozen members of the 2890 Loyal Edmonton Regiment Slave Lake Army Cadet Corps leave this week for Europe. They’ll spend 10 days there, doing some sightseeing, but more importantly, taking part in the 100th anniversary…

There was a fatal head on collision involving a pickup truck and semi on Highway 44 by Flatbush around 7:00 a.m. on April 6. Smaller vehicles were diverted around the scene via secondary roads, while larger vehicles had to wait on…
‘Blueway’ staging areas approved in principle

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council has approved in principle a proposal to identify (by signs) a couple of ‘staging areas’ for the Trans Canada Trail. The idea is to promote the Lesser Slave River as…