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Tom Henihan Smoky River Express Parents are always watchful of their children, especially when their kids are very young. They are mindful that the crib in which their child sleeps is safe, that the car seat their child rides in…
This just in from your regional fire service

Leader staff Lots of training has been going on at the fire hall in Slave Lake. Recently, 25 firefighters from the region (including Loon Lake and Trout/Peerless Lake) spent a day doing vehicle extrication training at the hall. Then they…

We don’t have the final details on the annual Christmas Craft Sale, but for now, chief organizer Karen Plourde of the Slave Lake Adult Education Committee is calling it a success. Attendance was down from past years on the Friday…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader It is important to be aware of scams and phishing schemes that have occurred recently with regards to individuals claiming that they are representatives from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and that could…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Abundant Life Worship Centre has another pastor for its flock; Cory Hughes has been the ‘Life Group’ pastor for the past three months or so. “My job description is threefold,” he says. But first…
Turn back the clock

Slave Lake in the 1940s boasted a cast of intriguing characters Constance Brissenden Based on the writing of Larry Loyie Part 1 Turn back the clock to Slave Lake in the 1940s, and you find a cast of characters worthy…

Friend of The Leader Henri Soulodre sent us a link last week to a video about the Alberta forest service (or whatever it’s called these days), celebrating 50 years of formalized wildfire training in Alberta. It’s full of familiar faces,…

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…

No dice, says Judge Paul to crime spree woman – your pleas stand Slave Lake Provincial Court November 22, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding One of the two women who engaged in a crime spree across the Slave Lake area…
Doing stuff, learning stuff, having fun

News from Roland Michener School Leader staff If you’ve been wondering what has been going on at Roland Michener School lately, you’ve come to the right place. Vice principal Linnea Jones was good enough to provide us with an update…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Canada’s federal Crown corporations are a motley bunch. A few, like the Bank of Canada, are mostly viewed as indispensable. Most, such as a litany of museums or port authorities, attract little attention because of…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave River I have been proud to watch Premier Rachel Notley travelling across the country over the past couple weeks to speak to national business and political leaders on the importance of pipelines to tidewater…

Regional commentary by Jeff Burgar Every so often, we would get a phone call or a personal visit from one of our business people. He would say, “Hey, I’m having a big sale. Write up a story about it! And…