Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division swore in its new board of trustees for the 2017-21 term at the organizational meeting Oct. 18, just two days after elections. High Prairie Trustee Tammy Henkel was re-elected by the board as…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The big snowstorm of Oct. 8 did more than snap off a few tree branches. It more than likely contributed to a fatal crash on Hwy. 2 southeast of Slave Lake. Two trucks collided early that…

Congratulations to former Slave Laker Betty Osmond, for receiving special recognition recently from the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. Osmond is the recipient of the Dedicated Chief Administrative Officer Award, which is also sponsored by the Society of Local Government Managers.…

Paul Sinclair era over in M.D. of Opportunity Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader In High Prairie, challenger Brian Panasiuk crushed incumbent mayor Linda Cox for mayor. He received 63 per cent of the votes. Otherwise, it was pretty much a ‘stay…
New four-bay ambulance station for Wabasca-Desmarais

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This just in from Alberta Health Services (AHS): a new emergency medical services (EMS) station is up and running in the Wabasca- Desmarais area. The Leader received a media release last week regarding the $3.1 million,…

Submitted Starting Monday, Oct. 23, Albertans have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza through the annual influenza immunization program. Offering influenza immunization, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older, the program will…
Community Futures LSL under new management

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader It’s been a busy year for local Josh Friesen, co-owner of Cast + Court, board member of various non-profits and now general manager of Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region (CSLSL). “I was fortunate to have…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Whether I’m grabbing a decaf coffee at The Fix in Slave Lake on the way to an event, taking in a blockbuster with my kids at Park Theatre in High Prairie, or enjoying…

Commentary by Tom Henihan Under most circumstances, any show of goodwill is welcome and beneficial if that display of respect or kindness is genuine. If expressed as a vain demonstration of one’s own virtue then it is exploitive and selfish.…
Hot dumpster

If you were wondering what all the fuss was about last week behind Phoenix Steakhouse, there was a minor dumpster fire. Deputy fire chief Shawn Kearney says the cause is unknown and crews ‘quickly doused the fire with no damages…

Talk of municipal amalgamation is inevitable when neighbouring municipalities start bickering about cost-sharing. The Town of Barrhead and the County of Barrhead are at it. Last year the town passed a motion to force the county to come to the…

In this day and age, if a quarter of the voters show up at the polls, it’s considered ‘good’ turnout. Apparently your political correspondent at The Leader had a lot more energy in 2013 – at least judging by the…

(From Oct. 11, 2017) Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Leader couldn’t attend the Oct. 11th M.D. council meeting; however, we were able to get a copy of the highlights, which are as follows: Inter-municipal agreements Council posted a media release…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It looks as if the provincial electoral division of Lesser Slave Lake will be growing by a few hundred people. They live in the Calling Lake area, and according to the final recommendations of the Alberta…