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Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Mat Program organizers hope renovating the youth centre will allow it to keep its funding and open before the extreme cold. At the Homeless Coalition meeting, on October 31, finding a home for the Mat Program…

MLA talks carbon tax, budget Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last Friday The Leader had a chance to talk to Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn about the provincial budget. The first question was about the carbon tax. If a federal…

Who is eligible to run and who isn’t? Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader First Nations electoral policies are being challenged all over the place, and with some success. Last year, for example, a court ruled against the Bigstone Cree Nation in…
New Nurse Practitioner joins Slave Lake Family Care Clinic

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Graduated Nurse Practitioner Louise Ewen Peterson joined the Slave Lake Family Care Clinic team in September. “I love the size (of Slave Lake), I feel like I’m actually making a difference,” Peterson says. “I feel like…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Both Town of Slave Lake council and MD of Lesser Slave River help with recruitment and retention of doctors and advocate for better health care in the area. Doctor and nurse practitioner recruitment continues in Slave…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Northern Lakes College plans to add opportunities to teach about new energy-saving options and upgrade some campuses. The college is now seeking support from municipalities for a grant application to the Investing in Canada…
Thumbs down from council on snow-clearing exemption

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Residents of a southwest Slave Lake cul-de-sac will have to find something else to do with their driveway snow this winter. The snow has been finding its way into a nearby park for years, but the…