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Double smash and dash at the Slave Lake MRC

ATM bandits strike again Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Professional ATM bandits struck again last week, yanking the machine out of the multi-rec centre lobby in Slave Lake. It happened overnight on Dec. 4/5. The modus operandi is becoming awfully familiar. Steal…
Slave Lake RCMP on the hunt for female shoplifters

Leader staff Slave Lake RCMP are looking for help in tracking down two women who stole items from two Slave Lake stores last month. In both cases, the women simply walked in, grabbed some merchandise and walked out without paying.…

November 21, 2019 Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Wildfire Legacy Corporation Town of Slave Lake (ToSL) CAO Garry Roth from the Town of Slave Lake reported to the council about the Legacy Centre. Overall things are going well. The summer was…

From the High Prairie South Peace News Albertans are invited to share their thoughts on whether the province should continue to observe daylight savings time. The government has launched an online survey to gather feedback on the subject, says a…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader In the absence of a Family and Community Support Services Coordinator, Town of Slave Lake Community Services Director Garry Roth facilitated the November meeting of the Interagency Council. This is made up of representatives of what…

Susan Thompson For the Lakeside Leader The controversial ‘conscience rights’ bill put forward by rookie Peace River MLA Dan Williams has been stopped in committee. After the bill passed first reading with support from a majority of the United Conservative…
Slave Lake sous chef writes second cook book

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Sourabh Angarkar is a sous-chef at Slave Lake Inn and Conference Centre. His second book, “Roots of Herbs and Spices,” will be released early in 2020. His first book “The Vision Palate” was published while he…
Midget 1 Thunder beat Camrose, tie Wetaskiwin

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s U18 1 team (getting in practice for next year when the name ‘Midget’ is dumped) and Camrose have seen the last of each other for this season, and that’s probably a good thing. From…
Three local athletes qualify for 2020 Arctic Winter Games

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake area athletes will compete in the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in both Arctic Sports and Dene Games. Team Alberta North held trials for both these sport categories in Slave Lake on Nov. 23. Surviving…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake Icedogs’ head coach Brian Noad often talks about ‘playing a full 60 minutes.’ Well, every coach does. It’s a cliché that happens to be true. It’s probably impossible to do, or nearly so, and…
Viet Nam veteran an Indigenous liaison in prisons

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Frank Daniels lives off the Old Smith Highway. He and his wife Isabelle Auger were two of the first Indigenous liaisons in Alberta prisons. They then worked with Child Services. Daniels is now on the Wisdom…
Lessons learned in this year’s Christmas Craft Sale

To the Editor: Although the Christmas craft sale this year can be considered a success, the amount that we are able to donate each year is chipped away by additional costs including the costs of renting the field house, the…