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Two carpenters through a roof and in need of rescue

But this time, it’s just a training exercise Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Here’s the scenario: Two carpenters have fallen through the roof of a shed they were working on and are injured. The fire department arrives and determines the only…
Blazing a trail for female hockey in Slave Lake for 26 years

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader “Connie (Schultz) started the Kodiaks 26 years ago, and kept it running” says teammate Melanie Herbert. Since it started in 1993, the team hasn’t taken a season off, which is unique in both Slave Lake hockey…
Photos from the first few days of Frost Fest

Slave Lake’s 10-day winter festival called Frost Fest offered a variety of activities, indoors and out, during the week. We caught some of them and have the pictures to prove it! See more Frost Fest photos in next week’s Lakeside…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Owners of messy properties in Big Lakes County may now have a tougher time fighting their cases in court, following an update of the relevant bylaw. County council made the change following a recommendation…

Gentle Ben, daycare, Widewater okayed Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader In its first session of 2020, the M.D. of Lesser Slave River’s Community Assistance Board (CAB) considered four applications for funding, totaling $24,305. As this amounted to about 60 per cent…

Fire chief breaks down the numbers for M.D. council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s already been reported that 2019 was the busiest year ever for the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service. Last week Chief Alex Pavcek brought some details to…

Government defers program for a year Susan Thompson For the Lakeside Leader Rural municipalities will have some time to come up with the money for new policing costs. In a letter dated Jan. 20, provincial Minister of Justice Doug Schweitzer…
Former pool manager takes on FCSS and pool

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Serena Weipert is the new Town of Slave Lake FCSS (Family and Community Support Services) coordinator. She moved back to Slave Lake in December. Shortly after that, the pool manager went on maternity leave. Weipert agreed…

Leader staff Leadercast sounds like something the Lakeside Leader might be doing. But no, it’s the Town of Slave Lake, along with Rebryna Dana LLP that are bringing yet another edition of the leadership workshop to Slave Lake. It’s beamed…
Basketball back in Smith!

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader This is the second year of junior high basketball at Smith School. When the teams started up last year, it had been around 10 years since there had been a basketball team, says Smith School principal…