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SL Ford helps out

If you see SL Ford staff wearing blue jeans on a Friday, it means they’ve had to pay for the privilege. Last month the money collected in the ‘Blue Jeans Fund’ was donated to the Slave Lake Hospital Auxiliary for…
Junior prospects

The Junior ‘B’ prospects game held on Dec. 28 in Slave Lake was a lively though not that well attended scrimmage between teams wearing the jerseys of the former local Jr. ‘B’ team, the Wolves. About half the players are…

Leo Tanghe of Canyon Creek was recognized for his work as a Cree traditional healer in November by the Senate of Canada. Alberta Senator Betty Unger was the one who made the presentation – by mail in Tanghe’s case, because…

Ed Procyshyn and helpers from the Friendship Centre unload a few hundred pounds of food items for the food bank before Christmas. The food was donated by attendees at the Old Fashioned Community Christmas Concert, held Dec. 17 at St.…
Incidents over the holidays

The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service responded to a variety of calls over Christmas, including a Christmas Day rollover on Hwy. 2 near the turnoff to Smith. Fire chief Jamie Coutts says although it looks bad, both occupants of…

A map of the United States showing each state’s largest employer was making the rounds recently on social media. It’s a bit of an eyebrow-raiser. For example, the largest employer in 22 of the 50 states is Walmart. The largest…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services When you drink alcohol, you may be putting your health and safety at risk. Your risk of harm increases with each drink that you have. And your risk of harm increases with how often you…
Cold enough for ya?

C..c…c.. c.. cold! The region was an ice box last week, and here is how it looked at about 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, looking south along Main St. in Slave Lake into the sun, which was just about…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake RCMP confirms that there will be some training and testing available to address concerns stemming from the legalization of marijuana on the horizon. Staff Sgt. John Spaans spoke briefly about the upcoming legalization…

Leader staff Desmarais RCMP reported last week that the body of a woman reported missing from Sandy Lake had been found. Amy Boskoyous, 22, had last been seen in Sandy Lake on Nov. 22. Police did not provide a single…

Leader staff The St. Andrew’s Saints came to town last week to play a couple of Smoky River Junior High Basketball League games against the Rams of Roland Michener. According to a report by RMS Athletic Director Scott Allan, the…

You never know what the folks down at Northern Lakes College are going to get up to next. Turns out last week it was dressing up like nut-crackers! It was actually a contest among the staff of the Slave Lake…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council last week approved a preliminary version of the 2018 budget, as recommended. It’s a bit different from the usual practice, which is to approve an interim budget based on 30…

Dec. 12, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Within a fraction’ CAO Brian Vance apologized for not getting the written version of his CAO update out to councillors earlier. “I spent the morning writing agreements,” he said. “They’re going very well.”…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Junior hockey disappeared a couple of years ago in Slave Lake, but if a local group of hockey enthusiasts gets its way, it’ll be back for the 2018/19 season. The wheels are already in motion. “We’re…