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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A two per cent increase in the cost of certain town services was before council for approval on Feb. 20. This was to keep pace with the Consumer Price Index, council heard. However, when it comes…

Flat rate for water use returns for residential customers temporarily… or does it? Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Thanks to widespread failure of water meters in Slave Lake, town council chose the lesser of several evils last week and decided to…
United Conservative Party leader speaks in Slave Lake

Kenney meets with constituency association members Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader When we’re in government, said United Conservative Party (UCP) leader Jason Kenney to the party faithful in Slave Lake on Feb. 17, Northern Alberta will be the heart of Alberta.…

Feb. 20, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Recruitment and retention big for fire department Recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters is once again the top priority for the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service. Chief Jamie Coutts mentioned that more…
Job well done!

Kal Tire took home the Business of the Year Award at the Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards gala on Feb. 24 at the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre. Kal Tire was nominated for their…

There were ups and downs in the recent Olympic Winter Games for Canada’s athletes, for sure. After the big high of the first few days in curling, Rachel Homan’s crash and burn in women’s curling was a notable disappointment. But…
Think pink

Pink Shirt Day is February 28. We know this because last week all these folks showed up at The Leader office to thank the local forest products mills for supporting Pink Shirt Day. Vanderwell, West Fraser and Tolko pooled their…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader If you have a need for a artificial floral arrangement you need to look no further than Frankie’s Fricken Flowers. This is a home-based business run by Francesca Giroux. She started this venture back on Sept.…

Admin. defends town’s practice of making sure drainage works properly Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake town council’s longest discussion at its Feb. 6 meeting – indeed in weeks – was somewhat surprisingly on the topic of lot grading. Apparently…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County is participating in a climate change program of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Council made the decision (although not unanimously) last summer to take part in Partners for Climate Resilience…
Longer hours, more services at Slave Lake Physiotherapy

Clinic now open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake Physiotherapy, an independent clinic, has been operating for over two years in in a fairly prominent location in downtown Slave Lake. But – and this is…

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is working with the RCMP to warn women in northern Alberta to be aware of misleading telephone calls regarding breast cancer results. As of Jan. 25, AHS received reports of a man calling two women, one…

But less than what was asked Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council convened on Feb. 14 as the Community Assistance Board (CAB) to discuss several applications for grants. This discussion took place largely behind closed doors.…

Feb. 14, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Watershed plan presented Council spent a good hour hearing the highlights of the new watershed management plan of the Lesser Slave Watershed Council – presented by its ED Meghan Payne. It is…