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(From Oct. 11, 2017) Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Leader couldn’t attend the Oct. 11th M.D. council meeting; however, we were able to get a copy of the highlights, which are as follows: Inter-municipal agreements Council posted a media release…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It looks as if the provincial electoral division of Lesser Slave Lake will be growing by a few hundred people. They live in the Calling Lake area, and according to the final recommendations of the Alberta…
Slave Lake loses its overnight homeless shelter – for now

One of several changes at the Friendship Centre Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Mat Program won’t be running this year. The overnight shelter for homeless people in the cold months was a local success story, but The Leader learned…
Good start to the concert season for Stage North

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Around 160 people turned out to the opening show of the new Stage North concert series at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on Oct. 13 to hear the trio called ‘Port Cities.’ Slave Lake’s own…
Jumping on the hazard

With deadly grass fires raging in southern Alberta, local forest protection officials wasted no time in jumping on a calm day last week to do hazard reduction burns around the weir near Slave Lake. More will be happening as conditions…

B&Es also at Sandy Lake Leader staff Somebody has been running around the Wabasca area, breaking into places and stealing things, or trying to. The incidents may or may not be related. Last week two releases on such activity were…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Rebecca King – in her second attempt – and Shawn Gramlich join four incumbents to make up the new council of the Town of Slave Lake. The Oct. 16 vote saw Brice Ferguson as the leading…

Council now has two women Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The big showdown for the reeve’s chair on M.D. of Lesser Slave River council turned out to be not so close after all. Voters returned Murray Kerik for his second term…
2017 RCMP Regimental Ball

Officers and community members gathered at the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre last weekend for the RCMP Regimental Ball hosted by Slave Lake Victim Services. Pictured above is Sgt. Marlene Brown toasting with one of the bag pipers.  …

Town council hashes out a list of priorities Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s something a bit strange about making plans when in two weeks you might be out of a job. But that is what municipal councils have to do at…

Spotlight staff After five AMAZING seasons, on October 12, 2017 host Jon Montgomery announced that the adventure will continue as CTV has renewed THE AMAZING RACE CANADA for a heroic sixth season. And in a new twist, THE AMAZING RACE…