Slave Lake loses its overnight homeless shelter – for now

One of several changes at the Friendship Centre Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Mat Program won’t be running this year. The overnight shelter for homeless people in the cold months was a local success story, but The Leader learned…
Good start to the concert season for Stage North

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Around 160 people turned out to the opening show of the new Stage North concert series at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on Oct. 13 to hear the trio called ‘Port Cities.’ Slave Lake’s own…
Jumping on the hazard

With deadly grass fires raging in southern Alberta, local forest protection officials wasted no time in jumping on a calm day last week to do hazard reduction burns around the weir near Slave Lake. More will be happening as conditions…

B&Es also at Sandy Lake Leader staff Somebody has been running around the Wabasca area, breaking into places and stealing things, or trying to. The incidents may or may not be related. Last week two releases on such activity were…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Rebecca King – in her second attempt – and Shawn Gramlich join four incumbents to make up the new council of the Town of Slave Lake. The Oct. 16 vote saw Brice Ferguson as the leading…

Council now has two women Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The big showdown for the reeve’s chair on M.D. of Lesser Slave River council turned out to be not so close after all. Voters returned Murray Kerik for his second term…
2017 RCMP Regimental Ball

Officers and community members gathered at the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre last weekend for the RCMP Regimental Ball hosted by Slave Lake Victim Services. Pictured above is Sgt. Marlene Brown toasting with one of the bag pipers.  …

Town council hashes out a list of priorities Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s something a bit strange about making plans when in two weeks you might be out of a job. But that is what municipal councils have to do at…

Spotlight staff After five AMAZING seasons, on October 12, 2017 host Jon Montgomery announced that the adventure will continue as CTV has renewed THE AMAZING RACE CANADA for a heroic sixth season. And in a new twist, THE AMAZING RACE…
Art depicts murdered and missing women

Chris Clegg Spotlight To the naked and untrained eye, James F. Willier’s art is eye-catching on its own. But take a closer look and you will see a very strong message being delivered. Willier drew a picture with a red…
High Prairie Quilt Guild hosts annual show

Chris Clegg Spotlight Canada has celebrated its 150th birthday all year so it seems only fitting that the High Prairie Quilt Guild will use our nation’s birthday as its theme for the annual show and sale Oct. 21-22. “Our theme…
Ice Ice Baby

The Leader received a few calls last week about damage caused by heavy snow and ice. Here’s a tree on 5th Street NE that couldn’t seem to stand up against the elements.  

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) is a provision of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that allows you to withdraw up to $10,000 in a calendar year from your registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs)…