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Second Helping under new ownership

Same location, same name, for now Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ‘Ready-to-heat’ meals was the big thing at Second Helping, the Slave Lake business founded and run the past two or three years by Alison Goyette. That and soup lunches with some…
New administrators at High Prairie School Division

Roland Michener, Lakeside Outreach get new vice principals Submitted High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of three new vice principals and one new principal in the division. Additionally, there are two vice principals who have transferred…
Steve Adams new HPSD board chair

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader High Prairie School Division has a new chairman of the board. Slave Lake Trustee Steve Adams was elected to that position by the board at its organizational meeting on June 17. He succeeds long-time High…
Seeking solutions to M.D. sewer pump problems

New type of pump recommended Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader As reported earlier, Brian Vance has been looking into the south shore sewage pump dilemma on behalf of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. He had a report and recommendation for council…
RCMP recruiting for Youth Advisory Committee

Leader staff Young people interested in influencing policing can apply for the RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC). Canadian residents between the ages of 13 and 21 can apply to be part of the 2020-21 NYAC, says the RCMP website.…
Environmental monitoring returns to Alberta

Leader staff As of July 15, industry must once again fill out environmental reporting, says a June 23 government of Alberta media release. This is four weeks earlier than planned. While not included in the media release, this is likely…
‘The facts will come out in court’

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader A couple of weeks ago a Slave Lake resident accused a police officer of assaulting her. This was on social media, with photographs included. The implication was that it was undue use of force in the circumstances.…
Scams exploiting fears and isolation of older adults amid COVID-19

Submitted by the Alberta Securities Commission The COVID-19 pandemic has affected lives around the world, including families across Alberta and especially seniors. The recent volatility of the markets has created an environment of uncertainty and vulnerability. Unfortunately, this is exactly…
Not court as usual, but getting closer

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Many Leader readers have no doubt noticed the lack of a Court Report since mid-March. This is due to most court proceedings being automatically adjourned because of COVID. Slave Lake, Wabasca, and Red Earth Creek courts…
Roberta Hunt of Kinuso cycling for kids cancer

Chris CleggFor the Lakeside Leader A Kinuso woman finds her inspiration from children across Canada fighting for their lives while battling cancer. To help find a cure for the various forms of cancer, Roberta Hunt is raising money by taking…
Big Lakes County declares ag disaster

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader Sopping, soaking, soggy soil has led Big Lakes County to declare a municipal agricultural disaster for all farmers. Council made the decision at its June 24 meeting, following the recommendation of acting director of community…
Roland Michener graduates sweep up the scholarships

Leader staff Around 60 students graduated from Roland Michener Senior Secondary School this year. That included those from the Lakeside Outreach, which comes under the RMSS administration. As usual, a long list of scholarships accompanied the Roland Michener School graduation…
County council shoots down per-lot RV increase proposal

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader A request by some Joussard residents to be allowed to have more than two recreational vehicles parked on their lots has been turned down by Big Lakes County council. Council defeated the proposed by law…
Wabasca man gets three years for manslaughter

Leader staff While COVID-19 has delayed various court appearances, one sentencing which was scheduled for June 26, 2020 actually happened on February 20. Dwayne Simon Beauregard was sentenced to three years for the death of Joelle Cardinal. Beauregard plead guilty…