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Richard Froese South Peace News Local government elections return Oct. 16 and the campaign has already started. Elections can get heated and contentious, particularly if elected officials have made questionable or objectionable decisions in office. No other community process seems…

There’s a lot of talk these days about where we are headed in terms of jobs and the economy. On one hand is the ominous and growing reality of robots taking over jobs from humans. On the other is the…

Sept. 5, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Only good news’ Council received another update on what’s happening at Northern Lakes College, from its president Ann Everatt. She started her presentation by promising only good news. “The place is packed,” Everatt…
Still burning

Fire 107 – thought to have pretty much died down – woke up earlier this month and grew a bit bigger. It is located northeast of Chipewyan Lake in the extreme northeast of the Slave Lake district. Still listed as…

Leader Staff To meet increased demand for late-season camping, the province is adding three new late-season options. Crimson Lake campground and Moonshine Lake campground will now be open until Oct. 31st, 2017. Brand new year-round comfort cabins have also been…
Main St. north waterline replacement given green light

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Work on the new waterline (actually lines) on the north end of Main St. in Slave Lake and along Tamarack Road should be starting any day. Town council gave it the final thumbs’ up at its…
Busy long weekend for emergency responders

Collisions, spills and a water rescue Leader staff People have been remarking lately about how often one hears sirens in and around Slave Lake. Are there really that many emergencies? Apparently there are. Here’s a list from fire chief Jamie…
New programs at Smith Library

Leader staff Ruth Reay, the librarian at the Smith Library, says library programs are being well attended over the summer. Also, thanks to some new funding, the programs and supplies at the library have been enhanced. “Our library received Indigenous…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Align your shoulders this week with ‘warrior III’ pose. Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says this is a great way to stretch your groin and legs. “Stand at the front of your mat,…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Community members flocked to the Boreal Centre of Bird Conservation (BCBC) late last month for an interactive lesson about geology. Alberta Parks visitor services co-ordinator, Ceiridwen Robbins, says the afternoon had a pretty large number of…
2017 Ice Breaker Hockey Game attendance best one to date

Over 700 people attend banquet portion Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake sure was packed with people from all over Canada and the States late last month for the annual Ice Breaker Hockey Game, including Wayne Gretzky himself. In fact;…
The Lakeside Leader summer gardening series

Sixth and final edition for the season Pretty in pink These lovely blossoms can be seen in Aaron and Winnie Lehman’s garden. The Leader caught this little guy resting inside a soon-to-be pumpkin patch. Do any of you readers know…