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July 17, 2019 Widewater, Alta. – On July 16, 2019 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Slave Lake RCMP responded to a fatal motor vehicle rollover on South Shore Drive near Widewater. A car with five occupants was travelling east on South…
College offers a free introduction to welding

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Fourteen young people learned about welding at the fourth annual Mind Over Metal welding camp. Northern Lakes College taught this free week-long camp. This was the first year that the camp was in Slave Lake. Previous…

Coach resigns, but GM forging ahead Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The prospects for Junior hockey in Slave Lake this season took a blow last week when Slave Lake Icedogs’ coach Todd White stepped down. That followed insinuations making the rounds…
‘Quit taking my children away’

Driftpile residents taking a stand in crystal meth crisis Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader Driftpile First Nations Elder Marcella Estachikon knows first-hand the tragedy crystal meth can cause. “I’m here because I had a grandson. He took meth and…
Local meetings will be part of Métis constitution building

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On June 27, 2019, the Métis Nation of Alberta signed a self-government agreement with the Canadian government. Established in 1928, the MNA divides Alberta into six regions. Region 5 office is in Slave Lake. Region 5…

Submitted On July 7, 2019 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Desmarais RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery on Secondary Highway 813 south of Sandy Lake. The victim pulled over in his truck to assist two males that were…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader When you’ve got $23,000 to give away, and $55,000-worth of applications, there are some tough choices to be made. That’s what Slave Lake town council faced on June 9 in the latest round of Family and…

Submitted Alberta RCMP has been sending nightly notifications on its social media accounts to remind citizens to follow the #9PMRoutine. The #9PMRoutine is a movement that is supported by police forces across the world. People are encouraged to follow a…
Big McMillan fire ‘100 per cent contained’ as of July 1

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The news that the giant McMillan Complex of wildfires is under control came through on Canada Day. “That means it’s 100 per cent contained,” says information officer Leah Lovequist. It further means authorities are pretty confident…
End in sight for rubble?

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Contrary to some predictions, the town has already been given legal permission to do something about two unsightly properties in Slave Lake. These are two former hotels, damaged by fire and partially reduced to rubble in…

Suibmitted Alberta roads typically experience an influx of drivers during long weekends and this Canada Day was no exception. From June 28 until July 1, 2019, three people lost their lives and 28 were injured in motor vehicle collisions in…