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Court is back in session, but being held in High Prairie instead of Slave Lake. However, people are still responsible for their criminal charges and traffic tickets.Unfortunately, many people failed to attend court on July 29. Warrants were issued on…
‘Drive-in’ concert to feature Bamford

Sunset Place, Aug. 22 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Canadian country music star Gord Bamford will be lighting it up at Sunset Place in Slave Lake on Aug. 22. That’s the answer to the teaser town councillor Shawn Gramlich dropped at…
MPC balks at FireSmart principles

‘Too expensive’ says councillor Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Safety first is a popular slogan, but when it comes down to it, safety is not first. It certainly isn’t with the Slave Lake Municipal Planning Commission, which last week defeated a…
New man at the top at the Town of Slave Lake

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Here’s a question: Why swap Cranbrook B.C. for Slave Lake Alberta? For David Kim, the new Town of Slave Lake Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the answer was a desire to return to Alberta. “I feel at home…
Leaving pets in hot cars can be deadly

Submitted by Town of Slave Lake Enforcement Services Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. It can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Protecting animals from an unnecessary…
Energy audits and workshops are back on the table

Leader staff With COVID-19 restrictions being eased up a bit, the Keepers of the Athabasca energy audits and workshops are back, with COVID-19 protocols. The audits are available through October and the energy workshop complete with lunch will be at…
A lesson in awareness

Regional commentary by Jeff Burgar “Kids,” she said firmly, “just don’t pay attention to the news. They haven’t a clue what is going on in the world.” Honestly, many of us have the same idea. Kids and young adults walking…
Go Oilers go (we can always dream)

COVID has caused a lot of things to go sideways. Some were predictable and some not at all. Apparently the red hot lumber market right now has COVID to thank, at least partly. Nobody saw that coming. And how about…
Forest products booming at the moment

COVID- induced ‘Do-it-yourself’ explosion is partly responsible Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Hundreds of log trucks on the highways isn’t necessarily a sign that times are good in the forest products industry. But as it happens… “Things are going very well,”…
The importance of reading to your child

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services Children are born with a love of language. They learn words by listening to you and mimicking what you say, right from their earliest days. With Alberta schools closed until the fall and many childcare services…
When the energy sector works, Canada works

Tom OlsenTroy Media As the fight against this unprecedented global pandemic continues, a renewed focus on delivering a realistic plan that will support Canada’s economic recovery has never been more important. Canada has worked hard to contain the spread of…