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– The RCMP continues to seek Braden Eric Foster for whom a warrant of arrest has been issued in relation to the homicide of Nicole Brenda Robar** whose body was recovered from the Lesser Slave Lake River on Saturday, August…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Sept. 19, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Another introduction For the second straight meeting, councillors were introduced to a successful local sports team. This time it was the Slave Lake Sharks swim club. Speaking for the team, Jacquie Labrie said…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Voters will choose between three candidates for public school board trustee in the Oct. 16 election. That’s three candidates for two positions on the High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees, to represent Slave Lake-area parents…
Roland Michener awards students for academic achievements

One hundred and forty-six Roland Michener Secondary School students were recognized for their academic achievements last week. The Leader was told the kids received awards for top marks in each course, honour roll, honour roll with distinction and citizenship. We…
First catch of the night

Families gathered at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) over the weekend for an evening full of crafts, games and activities. Attendees (including The Leader) were even lucky enough to get an up-close glimpse at a saw-whet owl. Pictured…
Cheer and good times at the Stage North Oktoberfest

Submitted You might never to get to Germany for Oktoberfest, so Stage North is bringing Oktoberfest to you! As you enjoy some old timey polkas and lively dance music by The Diamonds, feast on a late night lunch of bratwurst,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Every one of the seven members of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River council is running again. But not one of them gets back in without a fight. Incumbent reeve Murray Kerik is being challenged for…

Seven candidates for six positions Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The speculation among the political gadflies watching the parade of nominees for town council positions last week had things down to this: Six candidates for six councillor positions, and only one…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Individuals who receive pension income can reduce their taxable income by electing to split their pension income with their spouse or common-law partner. In certain circumstances it is desirable to split pension income…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader About 35 people turned out last week to listen to a couple of presentations on the federal government’s proposed Fair Tax Plan. Bonnie Nash of Nash Giroux LLP, the local accounting firm, did a slide show…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This week’s stretch is called ‘bridge pose’ and is good for your back, buttocks, hips and more. Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says start by lying on your back with your knees bent…

M.D. of Lesser Slave River Reeve – Murray Kerik, Mike Skrynyk Councillor for Division 1 Robert Esau, Gary Horton, Darren Fulmore, Sandra Melzer, Becky Peiffer Councillor for Division II Jeff Commins, Charlotte Measor, Munir Ahmad Mughal, Brad Pearson, Brian Rosche,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A slowpitch tournament on the Sept. 9 weekend in Slave Lake had to contend with rain (Saturday) and strong wind (Sunday), but apart from that it was great! That’s the news from organizer Ryan Ricard. “We…
Council congratulates ball teams

The Bantam ‘AA’ Heat (left) and the Junior ‘AAA’ Heat had very successful seasons in baseball in 2016. They were introduced to town councillors at council’s Sept. 12 meeting, shared a bit of their stories and received congratulations (as well…
Something a bit different

David Gamble demonstrates ‘slack-lining,’ on a strap tied between a couple of trees in Schurter Park on Sept. 15, performing tricks on it as if it were a trampoline. Gamble says he’s interested in teaching the sport to people in…