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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…

Leard Robertson For the Lakeside Leader With only two weeks left until the playoffs, the curling teams of Hammertime and Silvertip are tied atop the Men’s League standings. The top four finishers get an automatic bye into the second round…
Roland Rams defeat Kinuso Knights despite slow start

Early moments of the game had coach worried Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Roland Michener Secondary School Junior Boys Rams defeated the Kinuso School Knights during a junior basketball game in Slave Lake. The game took place on Feb. 14…

Eligibility broader than ever Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The days of huge fields in the Slave Lake Petroleum Association’s (SLPA) Oilmen’s Bonspiel appear to be long gone. But the annual curling shindig and fundraiser for a good cause is still…
Frost Fest 2018

First ever Fur Trade Frenzy draws 92 people to Boreal Centre Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation took part in the 2018 Frost Fest by hosting the Fur Trade Frenzy. It all took place on Feb.…
Frost Fest 2018

Bouncy castles and games mark the kickoff of 2018 Frost Fest Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Frost Fest 2018 kicked off with the ever-popular children’s carnival as well as the teen and adult carnival. Town of Slave Lake program co-ordinator Jill…

To the Editor: On Monday, Parliament held its first Abuse Awareness Day to educate legislators and leaders about reducing the long-term impact of trauma on abused children. I was joined by my colleagues, Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette, NDP MP Christine…

Brandy Walters FireSmart Coordinator You’ve seen articles in the paper; maybe you’ve seen a tent at an event. Quite possibly you’ve been invited to ‘Like’ FireSmart Lesser Slave Region on Facebook. These things are happening so you can be informed…
Pipe-fusing, route prep going on for regional water line

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Thanks to the Town of Slave Lake’s Project Manager Doug Baird, The Leader has a better grasp of the route of the regional water line project. Not to mention the process of PVC pipe-fusing, the reasons…

To the Editor, Re: “Clean-up of contaminated site in Faust is progressing” I find the headline of this article to be very misleading. The Request for Proposal put out by Alberta Environment last fall doesn’t actually call for any clean-up,…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Fitness helps you feel better and have more energy for work and leisure time. You’ll feel more able to do things like playing with your kids, gardening, dancing, or biking. Children and teenagers who are…
Fire season coming right up, believe it or not

Permits needed as of March 1 Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Burn season is fast approaching and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry wants to remind everyone that permits will be needed for burning activities come March 1. Leah Lovequist, wildfire information officer…

Times have been better in the newspaper business. It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that we appreciate all your support. * * * * * We hear the town has been getting lots of questions about that…

Driver of car in the ditch gets $1,500 fine, suspension Slave Lake Provincial Court February 14, 2017 Judge J.A. Watson presiding Blaine Scott Aykroyd, 42, finds himself convicted of impaired driving. Crown prosecutor Andre Arsenault informed the court that this…