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Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake Just like that you blink and another year is gone. The years seem to simply go by faster and faster. This time of year is always quite busy for everyone, and my life is…

A fire that destroyed a home on Muskeg Road on Dec. 10 was in about the condition seen in the photo when the fire department arrived. They stopped the fire, but there wasn’t much left worth saving, says fire chief…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen looked back last week in an interview with The Leader at some of the issues he has faced, as well as his biggest challenges and successes since being elected. Viersen said…

Dec. 5 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Progress on sidewalks The educational program on sidewalk clearing has started and produced some good early results. CAO Brian Vance reported “a very high subsequent removal rate,” after information on property owners’ snow-clearing…

Slave Lake, Alberta – On December 17, 2017 at around 10:15 PM, a youth was home alone in the family residence when an unknown male wandered into the house. The male, who was intoxicated, walked into the living room and…

Slave Lake, Alberta – On December 16, 2017 Slave Lake RCMP were alerted to multiple break-ins to storage lockers at a facility in Town. The property was broken into a some point between December 15 and December 16. Suspects forced…

The Leader set out a few months ago with big plans for a survey on what people would change about Slave Lake if they could. It was along the lines of an earlier scheme we dreamed up to poll people…
The story behind that popular East Indian buffet

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The last Thursday of every month means it is time for the East Indian buffet at the Sawridge Travel Centre Cafe Srini Jayaraman, the Director of Operations of the Sawridge Group of Companies, explained that he…

Whitefish Lake First Nation is providing a place for children to play, thanks to a $125,000 Community Facility Enhancement Program grant from the Alberta government. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee, centre right, and Government of Alberta Indigenous Relations minister…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Clubroot disease has spread to several farm fields in Big Lakes County since the first incident was reported in July. At its Nov. 29 meeting, council was updated on what the county’s Ag Services…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A second mutual-aid agreement for five years with a First Nation has been added to Big Lakes County. At its Nov. 29 meeting council approved such an arrangement with Sucker Creek. “This is the…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A shelterbelt program is returning to Big Lakes County, after it was terminated about four years ago. Council ‘replanted’ the program at its Nov. 29 meeting, limiting it to 1,500 seedlings and a $3,500…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County plans to develop marshalling sites for the disposing of tires and is seeking funding. At its Nov. 8 meeting, council authorized administration to submit an application for up to $30,000 to…