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High Prairie RCMP looking for missing woman

Leader staff On Nov. 24, 2020, High Prairie RCMP received a complaint that 29-year-old Nepin Sage Gambler was missing from the High Prairie area. She was last seen at the hospital in High Prairie on Nov. 24, 2020; however, she…
Dec. 1 COVID update: M.D. jumps to 31

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader As of Dec. 1, there are 31 (six more than yesterday) active COVID-19 cases in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. These cases could be in the M.D., Town of Slave Lake, Sawridge First Nation, or the surrounding…

Leader staff On Nov. 19, 2020, Collin Noskiye was convicted for the second-degree murder of Dorium Yellowknee (33) in Wabasca.  Noskiye is the second person convicted in relation to Yellowknee’s death.  Earlier, Cindy Nanemahoo pled guilty to manslaughter.   “Nanemahoo was…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 32 Family – Part 2 Lili Normand Expresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Spending time with our families is something that most people enjoy. Birthday parties, dinners, holidays; any other occasion can be a good opportunity to share some…
New Icedogs coach has loads of experience

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Gregg Kennedy got to Slave Lake just in time for the Icedogs’ Nov. 20 game against the High Prairie Red Wings. He watched the game from the stands, which turned out to be a rough one…
Interagency Council Notebook

Nov. 24, 2020 Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Interagency is an opportunity for helping agencies in Slave Lake to share information with each other. The Nov. 24 meeting was only 15 minutes long and had very sparse attendance. Very little was…
Cross-border dumping at the Flatbush transfer station

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader This was councillor Sandra Melzer’s addition to the agenda at the M.D. council meeting on Nov. 25. She said people have been coming from Fawcett to use the transfer station in Flatbush, which they aren’t allowed to…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Nov. 25, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader COVID mitigationThe first thing council heard at its Nov. 25 meeting was a report from acting CAO Barry Kolenosky on new mitigation measures aimed at keeping M.D. employees and the public they…
The Page

As a weekly paper, The Leader often ends up a week behind. For instance, Nov. 22 to 28 was National Addictions Awareness Week, but we didn’t find out until Nov. 23 after the publication deadline.A year ago, a lady in…
Court Report

Man fined, put on probation for theft, mischief, damage Slave LakeProvincial CourtNovember 25, 2020Judge R.B. Marceaupresiding Bradlee Ernest Rader (27), from Smith and Slave Lake area, pled guilty to theft under $5,000 and mischief damage under $5,000. On March 10,…
Letters to the Editor – from Arnold Viersen

What your Member of Parliament has been up to lately To the Editor: On Monday, I left Alberta at 1:00 a.m. to fly to Ottawa via a two-hour layover in Toronto. By 9:30 a.m., I was in Ottawa, making my…
Letters to the Editor – from Dwayne Laboucan

Town of Slave Lake makes commitments to remedy comments from town council To the Editor: Driftpile Cree Nation, Treaty 8 Territory (November 24, 2020) – The Town of Slave Lake has made attempts to address the racially inappropriate comments made…
Former Slave Laker’s novel sucks the reader right in

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Always Brave, Sometimes Kind by Katie Bickell is a poignant collection of interconnected snapshots of northern Alberta life. It sucks the reader into a world both familiar and alien, depending on the reader’s lived experience.At a…