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Leader staff The body of a missing boater at the west end of Lesser Slave Lake was found on Aug. 9, three days after the man’s boat was reported capsized. RCMP have not identified the man. The initial release reported…

Slave Lake Provincial court August 9, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Up for sentencing was Ricky Andrew Loyie, who appeared in court via closed circuit television from Peace River Correctional Centre (PRCC). Earlier in 2017, Loyie pled guilty to three…

M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook Aug. 9, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Extension may be granted An application for an extension on a subdivision agreement in Wagner turned into a lengthy discussion on drainage and the difficulties it…

Mickky Locke For the Lakeside Leader Every addict negatively affects the lives of one or more people – most of these are family members but may also include close friends and/or co-workers. These people are known as co-dependents. Today many…

Alberta Health Services In tough times we can be more vulnerable to stress, worry, anxiety and depression. It’s important to take care of ourselves. Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. At some point in our lives we all face…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader A taxable benefit is benefit or allowance received by an employee, which has to be included in an employee’s income. In certain situations the payment, reimbursement, or subsidization of the fees for the…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake As a lifelong resident of the Lesser Slave Lake region, I am very aware of how important it is to be prepared for all of Mother Nature’s challenges. And like most of you,…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader For pete’s sake ladies and gentlemen, please teach your kids that shoe laces do not (and should not) count as leashes for dogs or cats. If I have to hear about one more preventable canine or…

Readers probably noticed last week a story on the front page of the Spotlight section about a novel called ‘Oil Change at Rath’s Garage.’ We’re hoping author Shari Narine will come through the area on a promotional tour one of…

Even non sports fans can appreciate and celebrate the accomplishments of local young men and women who do well at the provincial level. At least we hope so. You don’t have to be a lover of the game of baseball…
Global Odyssey stops in for fuel and a chat

Around the world in 35 to 40 days C150 Global Odyssey, an around-the-world fundraising trip by helicopter, stopped at Slave Lake Airport last week for refueling. Retired mining engineer Bob Dengler, accompanied by his son Steven, professional pilot Dugal MacDuff…

Leader staff A gruesome discovery by a recreational boater in Lesser Slave River turned out to be the body of a young woman from Spruce Grove. Nicole Brendan Robar, 21, had been reported missing on Aug. 1 from the city…
Update on hiring for Fort McMurray West powerline project

Leader staff A few weeks ago The Leader inquired about ‘local hiring’ practices, or intentions, of the Fort McMurray West high-voltage power line construction project. We received a brief reply at that time from an ATCO rep. Last week somebody…

Impersonator operated on Hwy. 44 between Westlock and Fawcett Leader staff Westlock RCMP has charged a St. Albert man with two counts of personation of a peace officer while the St. Albert RCMP, Detachment continues to investigate the same man…

The sidewalk repair contractor for the Town of Slave Lake (Raiders Site Services) had the hammer down last week, getting a lot done in a short time. The work included an unusual bend in the sidewalk on Main St. to…

Mikky Locke For the Lakeside Leader Who are they? How did they get started? Why did they start? First of all, let’s be honest here and get rid of many myths and acknowledge that there is a big list of…

Alberta Health Services August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event to raise awareness of overdose and reduce stigma of drug-related death. In Alberta, opioid-related overdoses are occurring at an alarming rate. Fortunately, many overdose deaths are preventable…