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Community Futures LSL under new management

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader It’s been a busy year for local Josh Friesen, co-owner of Cast + Court, board member of various non-profits and now general manager of Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region (CSLSL). “I was fortunate to have…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Whether I’m grabbing a decaf coffee at The Fix in Slave Lake on the way to an event, taking in a blockbuster with my kids at Park Theatre in High Prairie, or enjoying…

Commentary by Tom Henihan Under most circumstances, any show of goodwill is welcome and beneficial if that display of respect or kindness is genuine. If expressed as a vain demonstration of one’s own virtue then it is exploitive and selfish.…
Hot dumpster

If you were wondering what all the fuss was about last week behind Phoenix Steakhouse, there was a minor dumpster fire. Deputy fire chief Shawn Kearney says the cause is unknown and crews ‘quickly doused the fire with no damages…

Talk of municipal amalgamation is inevitable when neighbouring municipalities start bickering about cost-sharing. The Town of Barrhead and the County of Barrhead are at it. Last year the town passed a motion to force the county to come to the…

In this day and age, if a quarter of the voters show up at the polls, it’s considered ‘good’ turnout. Apparently your political correspondent at The Leader had a lot more energy in 2013 – at least judging by the…

(From Oct. 11, 2017) Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Leader couldn’t attend the Oct. 11th M.D. council meeting; however, we were able to get a copy of the highlights, which are as follows: Inter-municipal agreements Council posted a media release…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It looks as if the provincial electoral division of Lesser Slave Lake will be growing by a few hundred people. They live in the Calling Lake area, and according to the final recommendations of the Alberta…
Slave Lake loses its overnight homeless shelter – for now

One of several changes at the Friendship Centre Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Mat Program won’t be running this year. The overnight shelter for homeless people in the cold months was a local success story, but The Leader learned…
Good start to the concert season for Stage North

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Around 160 people turned out to the opening show of the new Stage North concert series at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on Oct. 13 to hear the trio called ‘Port Cities.’ Slave Lake’s own…
Jumping on the hazard

With deadly grass fires raging in southern Alberta, local forest protection officials wasted no time in jumping on a calm day last week to do hazard reduction burns around the weir near Slave Lake. More will be happening as conditions…

B&Es also at Sandy Lake Leader staff Somebody has been running around the Wabasca area, breaking into places and stealing things, or trying to. The incidents may or may not be related. Last week two releases on such activity were…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Rebecca King – in her second attempt – and Shawn Gramlich join four incumbents to make up the new council of the Town of Slave Lake. The Oct. 16 vote saw Brice Ferguson as the leading…

Council now has two women Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The big showdown for the reeve’s chair on M.D. of Lesser Slave River council turned out to be not so close after all. Voters returned Murray Kerik for his second term…
2017 RCMP Regimental Ball

Officers and community members gathered at the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre last weekend for the RCMP Regimental Ball hosted by Slave Lake Victim Services. Pictured above is Sgt. Marlene Brown toasting with one of the bag pipers.  …