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Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake RCMP confirms that there will be some training and testing available to address concerns stemming from the legalization of marijuana on the horizon. Staff Sgt. John Spaans spoke briefly about the upcoming legalization…

Leader staff Desmarais RCMP reported last week that the body of a woman reported missing from Sandy Lake had been found. Amy Boskoyous, 22, had last been seen in Sandy Lake on Nov. 22. Police did not provide a single…

Leader staff The St. Andrew’s Saints came to town last week to play a couple of Smoky River Junior High Basketball League games against the Rams of Roland Michener. According to a report by RMS Athletic Director Scott Allan, the…

You never know what the folks down at Northern Lakes College are going to get up to next. Turns out last week it was dressing up like nut-crackers! It was actually a contest among the staff of the Slave Lake…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council last week approved a preliminary version of the 2018 budget, as recommended. It’s a bit different from the usual practice, which is to approve an interim budget based on 30…

Dec. 12, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Within a fraction’ CAO Brian Vance apologized for not getting the written version of his CAO update out to councillors earlier. “I spent the morning writing agreements,” he said. “They’re going very well.”…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Junior hockey disappeared a couple of years ago in Slave Lake, but if a local group of hockey enthusiasts gets its way, it’ll be back for the 2018/19 season. The wheels are already in motion. “We’re…
The facts and figures at the food bank: donations welcome!

December usually the busiest time of the year Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader December is proving to be a busy time of year for the Slave Lake Food Bank with many donations, orders and partnerships. Food Bank Volunteer Cathy Lacouvee said…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Barb Courtorielle, of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre, gave her take of the recently released University of Calgary’s study of rural homelessness in Slave Lake. Courtorielle started off by saying that she was disappointed that…

Dec. 13, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Smith School gets its funding M.D. council passed an interim budget last week, and that was good for Smith School, because it doesn’t have to wait a couple of months to find…
Fire department, RCMP recognize Hometown Heroes

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last week the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service and the RCMP honoured several people who went well beyond what’s normally expected to help the firefighters, the police or a fellow citizen. In one case, a whole…

Coming up someday soon in a Lakeside Leader: Carson Lehman recently returned from travels in such exotic locales as Nepal and Viet Nam. He’s agreed to tell us about it. * * * * * Pastor Danny Brown of the…