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Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake For decades, Alberta governments have known they needed to strengthen Alberta’s child intervention system. Instead of doing the work they knew was needed they let critical recommendations that would have made lives better…

Human remains……. People want to know more about that story. ‘You should be on it!’ said one avid reader the other day when she stopped by the office. We are on it – at least to the degree of regularly…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader United Conservative Party members in Wabasca and Slave Lake will not being going to the polls on Nov. 24, as previously reported. The new date is Nov. 26 – two days after UCP voters do the…

Leader staff A store in Kinuso was hit by a gang of thieves early last week. On Friday, RCMP announced they had made a pair of arrests in the case. According to Faust RCMP, about 5:00 a.m. on Nov. 6,…

Town to review its regulations – public input being sought Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader How and where businesses (and others) can put up signs is a contentious issue; the Town of Slave Lake is launching a review of the regulations,…
Remembering the fallen

Master Cpl. Drake of the Slave Lake RCA Cadet Corps stands guard while Const. Adam Mackenzie of the RCMP lays a wreath at the Slave Lake cenotaph. The well-attended ceremony took place, as always, at the 11th hour of the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council did its annual shuffle of appointments on Oct. 24. Not a great deal changed, but enough so that we thought it would be worth reporting it here. The meeting also…
Midgets shut out by Barrhead: Fort Mac here on Saturday

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget 1 Thunder faced Barrhead on Friday – the only team they’d lost to in the pre-season. This time Barrhead’s win was emphatic, shutting out the Thunder 5 – 0. Chase Nehring faced 35…

It’s not surprising that there’s some grumbling over the Poplar Lane ‘fiasco’, when the news came out about how much the M.D. has to pay to get this year’s flood damage fixed. The Leader heard from a resident of the…
Pee Wee teams win both sides of home tournament

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s two Pee Wee hockey teams hosted a pair of tournaments this past weekend; both ended up winning. The Pee Wee 1 Thunder overcame some tough competition from the LaCrete Lumberjacks to win in dramatic…
Two arrested, two still at large in Kinuso gun robbery

RCMP have arrested two people in connection with a break-in and firearms theft in Kinuso. The theft happened at 5:00 AM Tuesday, November 6th. Four people driving a late-model Ford pickup were captured on security cameras. The four, identified as…