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Slave Lake Provincial Court July 5, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Jason Stewart Cardinal received quite the hefty fine after pleading guilty to driving a motor vehicle without proper insurance. Provincial Crown Attorney Hayden Shook told the court that Cardinal…

Thomas Dang MLA Edmonton South-West Many Albertans have made it clear that they want to get rid of Daylight Saving Time but now the question is which time zone. One of the things I’ve learned since being elected MLA for…

Karen Brideau Alberta Health Services Everyone knows that physical activity is important for good health, but most people do not appeciate the scope of its value. Being active is something that most people can do for their entire life, but…

Bacchus Barua Troy Media Recent news reports about private payments for medically-necessary procedures in British Columbia tell an important story about a group of desperate people who are being oppressed by those in power. But based on headlines castigating “double-dipping”…
Evasive action

A goldeneye duck flops around in front of a fishing boat on Lesser Slave River one early morning last week, attempting to distract attention from her brood of ducklings, which she has sent off in another direction.
Is this acceptable?

Some people think it is; many do not. One of those is Brice Ferguson, a Town councillor for Slave Lake, who made cleaning up Devonshire Beach to make it more appealing for tourists a plank in his by-election campaign for…

Moses Garaba, the principal of Lakeside Outreach School in Slave Lake, is heading to Zambia, in Africa in a week or two. He’d like to take some school supplies home with him to help out kids in rural areas of his…

January 11, 1946 – June 4, 2017 Her family is deeply saddened by the sudden, but peaceful passing of Monique Belanger on June 4, 2017. She will be greatly missed by her family as well as numerous nieces and nephews…

What’s up with these precise weather predictions? Some online weather service or other was telling us last week that it would begin raining at 1:10 p.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. Like hell it will, we said. Nobody can be…

Slave Lake Provincial Court June 28, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Ricky Andrew Loyie appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to three charges, including two counts of possessing stolen property, and…
Helping the Stollery

Mischa Dugas puts a star on the ‘superstar supporters’ for the Stollery Children’s Hospital at C.J. Schurter School in Slave Lake, on behalf of her and her mom, Grade 3 teacher Mrs. Dugas. The donation was $728.70.

It’s not every day that you see Town council chambers stocked with tools and electronics. The Leader was certainly surprised to see this sight whilst attending a meeting – we learned that the items were spread out as part of…

June 26, 2016 Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Strategic plan officially completeSlave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce president Francesca Giroux told attending members at the June 26th meeting that the 2017-2020 strategic plan has been finalized.“We are pretty excited about…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake One of the biggest challenges facing working families in Lesser Slave Lake and across the province is the cost of childcare. I recognize, and our government recognizes, the need to make childcare more…

Dr. Nigel Rawson and Bacchus Barua Troy Media In a speech in May, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott talked about rising prescription drug prices and announced the launch of consultations on proposed changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board…