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  Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The buzz from the Kelowna Ballet show in Slave Lake hadn’t settled before the elves in the Stage North workshop were putting the finishing touches on the next season of shows. In fact they would…
Town of Slave Lake  Council notebook March 14, 2017

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader RCMP update Staff Sgt. Chris Murphy and Sgt. Marlene Brown gave Town council a Slave Lake RCMP quarterly update at its March 14th meeting. “We’re currently selecting priorities for the upcoming fiscal year and we’re getting…

Leader staff Slave Lake RCMP arrested four men last week in connection with a spate of property crimes in the area. Reading between the lines of the March 16 release by Sgt. Marlene Brown, it appears to have been a…
Line failure shuts down MRC; fix proves complicated

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One playoff hockey game was in progress and another one was about to start last Tuesday when something went haywire with the power. Lights started flickering, said people who were there; others reported smoke and flames…
Library displays photographic art

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Have you ever heard of macro photography? It’s where a photographer takes extremely close-up pictures of itty bitty creatures and organisms. If that sounds intriguing, you’re in luck because the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Bantam Thunder put in a good showing at the provincial ‘B’ hockey tournament in Springbank this past weekend. They won two, lost one and tied one in four round-robin games. It wasn’t quite…

Twenty or 30 early birds showed up on the Lesser Slave River where it flows out of the lake last week. This photo was taken on March 21 at the town water intake station..
Four bronze, two silver, one gold for Roland Michener Rams

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This just in from Roland Michener wrestling coach Ian Doetzel: the Rams recently competed down in Cochrane and brought home a few medals. “On March third the Roland Michener Rams competed in the Alberta open wrestling…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) is bringing the Ukraine to Slave Lake next month at its upcoming ladies craft night on April 7. The Leader is told that attendees will be creating their…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader These are not the easiest of times for rural school divisions. Councillors from the M.D. of Lesser Slave River found out how hard it is when they attended a ‘Soup With the Super’ session with the…
Celebrating  Int’l Women’s Day

  Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Northern Haven Support Society hosted its annual ‘Brunch for the Girls’ earlier this month. TA’s Asian Grill and Steakhouse in town was packed with local ladies who were able to mingle, bid in a silent…
Local high school basketball action

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Roland Michener senior girls’ basketball team came out victorious last week in a game against the Atikameg Warriors. According to Esther Bylsma, coach, the lady Rams came together and won 69-29. “They played well and…

Highway 33 was re-opened at approximately 1:00 a.m., this morning. Yesterday at approximately 11:45 a.m., Faust RCMP conducted a traffic stop near Range Road 102 and Township Road 734. The vehicle was reported stolen out of the Slave Lake area…

An armed standoff took place in or near Kinuso, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in the early afternoon. No official details are available yet, and The Leader is not able to confirm or rule out rumours of a police officer being…
Slave Lake Chamber of Commerce news.

  Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Brittany Giesbrecht, Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce president, gave a brief report to the members at the Feb. 27 regular Chamber meeting on the annual business awards gala, which took place on Feb.…