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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The M.D. of Lesser Slave River has been trying to improve drainage in the hamlet of Flatbush. There has been a negative reaction to some of it, council heard at its Sept. 26 meeting, mainly due…

Submitted Aspen View Public Schools, Athabasca University (AU), and Northern Lakes College (NLC) announced last week a collaboration to enable and strengthen educational and operational cooperation. The partners have agreed to enhance the connection between and among primary, secondary, and…
For a good cause

On September 21 Slave Lake Walmart held a barbecue fundrasier for the Breakfast Club of Canada. Walmart has surpassed its goal of $3,000 and has already raised over $8,000 to go towards five local schools. Above are Walmart employees Amy…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services ‘Tis the season for turkey dinners. From grocery store to leftovers, safe food handling practices are key to preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and keeping your feast free of foodborne illness. At the Grocery…

Sept. 25, 2018 meeting Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Multi-Recreation Centre (MRC) Stacye Bjornsson, with the Slave Lake Multi Recreation Centre, said the MRC is starting up pickleball come November 1. Bjornsson Pickleball will take place on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m.…

Sept. 26, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Wildfire Legacy Corporation Following up from a recent meeting of the Regional Tri-Council, M.D. council had to figure out the M.D. role in dealing with the operating deficit of the Legacy Centre…
And for openers…

Richard Woodman, backed up by his longtime musical collaborator Will O’Donnell, opened for Elliott Brood at the Legacy Centre on Sept. 28. Woodman, of Kinuso, played several original songs, including a stirring number about missing and murdered women.

What the heck? High Prairie RCMP last week busted somebody for making an online threat against a school. The good news is they were able to identify the culprit quickly and make moves to deal with it. * * *…

On September 25 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Slave Lake celebrated Orange Shirt Day. Local drummers attended the event to pray and sing traditional songs, including Stan Isadore (above). Orange Shirt Day is annual recognition of the harm…
Gospel in the park

Have you ever seen this tent pop up in the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park and wondered what it was? It belongs to the New Testament Church in Slave Lake. Every year the church celebrates by setting what they call…

Vehicles damaged, tree knocked over Leader staff One person is in custody following a hazardous pursuit through Slave Lake on Sunday night, Sept. 23. The incident began at approximately 8:00 p.m., when the local RCMP received a complaint of an…
Co-operating ukuleles?

‘You’ve heard of ‘Dueling Banjos?’ asks Elliott Brood guitarist Casey Laforet, introducing another number. ‘We’re doing a Canadian version; Co-operating Ukeleles.’ The Ontario trio kicked off the new Stage North Concert Series season with a lively set at the Legacy…

Slave Lake Provincial Court September 26, 2018 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Appearing via closed circuit from PRCC was Skylar Bigstone, who pled guilty to assault with a weapon and possession of a controlled substance. On September 10 of this year…
St. Francis students are avid readers

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader With things like TV and video games it is pretty easy for kids to pass on the option to sit down and read a book, but three students from St. Francis Catholic Academy say they prefer…