New opportunity to get out on the lake in Widewater

Paddle boards and kayaks available Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader There’s a lake access tucked away across the bridge from the Widewater Community Complex. It opens out onto two bays. Kili Osadchuk lives in the blue house with the pink accents…

Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta manager of training and education Jessica Brandon provides more information about what to watch for in frafficking. The grooming process: -When being targeted, traffickers typically seek out those who they see as vulnerable [i.e.…
Friendship Centre moves one step closer to energy efficiency

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Installing solar panels was “two years in the making,” says Barb Courtorielle, executive director of the Friendship Centre. The 97 panels were installed by Generate Energy from Sherwood Park starting on August 6. It took around…
Floods, shortages and lots of uncertainty

Life at your municipal district lately Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The M.D. of Lesser Slave River is short a few people in the management level these days. With a month off from council meetings it would have been a good…
Hwy. 88 railway Xing to get some attention soon(ish)

Leader staff Asked for an update on recent town business last week, mayor Tyler Warman was able to report imminent action on one aggravating item. That’s the rough (and getting rougher) Hwy. 88 railway crossing. Warman told The Leader in…

Submitted Summers in Alberta are a great time to be out of the house and on the road; however, with more vehicles on the road and behaviour that arises due to the heat, it can lead to an increased risk…
Five relay golds for Sharks in Peace River

Leader staff Slave Lake Sharks’ teams very nearly swept the relay races at the Peace River Porpoises swim meet on July 27. They won five of the six races, and placed second in another one. The second place finish was…

Submitted Throughout the Heritage Day long weekend, Alberta RCMP conducted enforcement initiatives across the province focused on distracted driving. Between August 2-5, 2019, Alberta RCMP issued 68 tickets for distracted driving. Last year, during the August long weekend, 63 tickets…
SL gymnastics club has a home and six coaches

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Gymnastics Association hopes to offer classes starting in the fall. Over the last two weeks, it made two big announcements which bring this goal closer. It hired six coaches and moved into 629…

Franco Terrazzano Canadian Taxpayers Federation The Canadian Taxpayers Federation applauds the Alberta government’s decision to cut MLA pay by five per cent and the premier’s pay by 10 per cent. Premier Jason Kenney and Alberta MLAs deserve a lot of…