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Leader staff Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar are playing at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on March 21. It’s the latest (and last of the season) show put on by the Stage North Association. Martin – who grew up…

Assaults dominate court docket: alcohol may have been involved Slave Lake Provincial Court March 13, 2019 Judge G. W. Paul presiding Appearing in court via closed circuit television from Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre was Daphney Lindsey Auger, to enter guilty…
Derelict motel now a pile of rubble: who cleans it up?

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Lakeside Motor Inn is one of a couple of ‘eyesore’ properties in Slave Lake. The Town of Slave Lake (and others) has been wishing for some time the owners would do something about it. Maybe…

Sylvain Charlebois Troy Media The number of households in Canada with just one person has never been higher. And the food industry is taking notice. More than 28 per cent of Canadian households have just one person. That’s almost four…
Pee Wees win their league: hosting provincials next

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Pee Wee 1 Thunder capped off a splendid season of league hockey by winning the Northern Alberta Interlock Pee Wee A Tier 1 championship on Saturday. They did it by beating Drayton Valley two…

To the Editor: Grant Lacombe here. We talked a few years back in regards to the Black Knot Fungus in Slave Lake. Home owners and businesses don’t seem to understand that this is very transferable to healthy trees predominantly by…

Town of Slave Lake Council notebook Mar. 12, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Complaints about vagrants were through the roof in 2018, senior town peace officer Mark Becker told council. Becker presented statistics showing 118 investigations on homelessness/vagrancy issues,…
Business thrives at Heavy Equipment Repair

Local company bucking the trend Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s a bewildering array of shops and equipment over at Heavy Equipment Repair (HER) in Slave Lake. Owner Herb Gehrling leads the way on a tour of the property, from the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A landslide in the Peace River valley near Fort St. John last fall wiped out the ‘Old Fort’ road altogether. It led from the modern city down to the original site of Fort St. John –…

To the Editor: Poverty is a lack of choices. A single mother parks her child in front of the TV to work a second shift. A family scraping together rent sends their kids to school hungry. These are not choices.…