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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.…
Electoral Boundaries Commission hears local concerns

The current boundaries of Lesser Slave Lake: it has too few people.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The shape and size of the Lesser Slave Lake provincial electoral district may be different by the time the next provincial election rolls…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This is just a heads-up to community members: there will be a period of siren testing on March 9th that will last longer than usual. “We do a monthly siren test but this will be the…
Out of the blue: photos from Fawcett Lake, 1945

POWs at Fawcett Lake with local girl Faye Roe.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Several years ago, The Leader ran an article or two about a Second World War prisoner of war camp at Fawcett Lake. Members of two German…

Club members stand outside the M.D.’s office after telling the councillors about what the club is all about.   Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you’re into horseback riding, trapping, small engines and other sorts of activities – the Northern Lights…

Do this without a permit and you’ll be getting a visit from the forest protection people.   Leader staff March 1 marks the official start to the Wildfire Season in Alberta. That means burning permits are required. “Last year in…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Folks from Stollery Children’s Hospital were in town earlier this month and hosted a day-long event. “We reached out to Treaty 8 communities to see how they think we can provide better services to Indigenous children,”…
Gretzky (Wayne) confirmed for Ice Breaker in August

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Ice Breaker hockey game and banquet keeps going from strength to strength, but it’s going to be hard for organizer Shawn Gramlich to top his most recent accomplishment. Gramlich confirmed the rumours last week,…
Frost Fest in Slave Lake

Frost Fest wasn’t very frosty this year – more like a ‘slush fest,’ but that didn’t stop people from having a lot of fun at the various events. See next week’s Leader for more coverage. These kiddies were all bundled…