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Cadets to Vimy Ridge this week

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A dozen members of the 2890 Loyal Edmonton Regiment Slave Lake Army Cadet Corps leave this week for Europe. They’ll spend 10 days there, doing some sightseeing, but more importantly, taking part in the 100th anniversary…

There was a fatal head on collision involving a pickup truck and semi on Highway 44 by Flatbush around 7:00 a.m. on April 6. Smaller vehicles were diverted around the scene via secondary roads, while larger vehicles had to wait on…
‘Blueway’ staging areas approved in principle

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council has approved in principle a proposal to identify (by signs) a couple of ‘staging areas’ for the Trans Canada Trail. The idea is to promote the Lesser Slave River as…

Are they still looking for diamonds in northern Alberta? Or has that completely died out? You’re probably thinking: ‘What do I look like, a newspaper? You’re the ones that are supposed to tell us what’s going on“ Okay. Fair point.…
Team EPIC hosting Easter egg hunt

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Team EPIC is hosting an Easter themed event next week at the Slave Lake Curling Rink. “The next EPIC community event will be an Easter Family Fun Night on April 12th,” says co-ordinator Darcy Hoover. “We…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Spring weight limits on municipal roads are a matter of course; they are imposed to save roads. Everybody knows that, but knowing it doesn’t mean it doesn’t cause some hardship. M.D. of Lesser Slave River council heard a…
Big rigs collide, fire breaks out, highway closed

A firefighter tries to cool down the edge of a truck fire on Hwy. 2 in the early morning hours of March 30. Photo courtesy Patrick McConnell   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Highway 2 east of Slave Lake was closed for…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook Mar. 21, 2017

  Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Property re-zoning goes through Council went ahead with three bylaw changes necessary to re-zone a piece of property at Main St. and Caribou Trail. This followed the required public hearings on each one. The property…