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Making an impact in the community Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It helps to have friends in high places. Also – in the case of Pastor Peggy Yetman of Slave Lake’s Wesleyan Church – in places like Fredericton, New Brunswick. Last…
Regional Arts Council looking for board members, volunteers

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) has an opening its in board says secretary Megan McNeil. “Our treasurer recently resigned and we would like to fill the spot,” she says. “It’s a volunteer position…
The Lakeside Leader summer garden series

Third edition Wildflowers Not all flowers need to be grown in a bed; these ones for instance sprouted up along side 6th Ave. SE. Interested in being featured in the next edition? Contact Katrina at 780-849-4380 or via email katrina.owens@dcmail.ca.…
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Do ambulances put their sirens on ‘just in case?’ In other words, if there is no traffic to speak of, but the sirens are blaring anyway, is that because policy requires it? Or do those guys just like to cut…

Dusty days are almost over on Poplar Lane. The paving project has commenced, on schedule, and according to an M.D. official, is looking good so far. First the base, then the pavement.  

File #2017 350596 A recreational trailer went up in smoke on a rural property on Southshore Drive in Widewater on March 26. The RCMP consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. The…

Dr. Murray Gingras speaking on August 26 Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader It’s been a busy summer over at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC), says executive director Patti Campsall. “The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is getting lots of…

Slave Lake Provincial court August 9, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Up for sentencing was Ricky Andrew Loyie, who appeared in court via closed circuit television from Peace River Correctional Centre (PRCC). Earlier in 2017, Loyie pled guilty to three…

Mickky Locke For the Lakeside Leader Every addict negatively affects the lives of one or more people – most of these are family members but may also include close friends and/or co-workers. These people are known as co-dependents. Today many…

Alberta Health Services In tough times we can be more vulnerable to stress, worry, anxiety and depression. It’s important to take care of ourselves. Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. At some point in our lives we all face…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader A taxable benefit is benefit or allowance received by an employee, which has to be included in an employee’s income. In certain situations the payment, reimbursement, or subsidization of the fees for the…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake As a lifelong resident of the Lesser Slave Lake region, I am very aware of how important it is to be prepared for all of Mother Nature’s challenges. And like most of you,…
Global Odyssey stops in for fuel and a chat

Around the world in 35 to 40 days C150 Global Odyssey, an around-the-world fundraising trip by helicopter, stopped at Slave Lake Airport last week for refueling. Retired mining engineer Bob Dengler, accompanied by his son Steven, professional pilot Dugal MacDuff…

The sidewalk repair contractor for the Town of Slave Lake (Raiders Site Services) had the hammer down last week, getting a lot done in a short time. The work included an unusual bend in the sidewalk on Main St. to…

Mikky Locke For the Lakeside Leader Who are they? How did they get started? Why did they start? First of all, let’s be honest here and get rid of many myths and acknowledge that there is a big list of…

Alberta Health Services August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event to raise awareness of overdose and reduce stigma of drug-related death. In Alberta, opioid-related overdoses are occurring at an alarming rate. Fortunately, many overdose deaths are preventable…