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Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader “You know its a good job when it doesn’t feel like work,” says Cori Klassen about working for the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society. Klassen starts as the executive director of LSFES in September. In the…
Mopping up and mucking out; aftermath of a flood

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Water damage is one thing and it can be pretty bad. What’s left after the water goes away might be even worse. “I’ve never seen mud like this before,” says Marten Beach resident Bob Deacon. “Except…
What’s up down at your local lagoon

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader When Doug Baird was a kid, he and his buddies used to play shinny hockey on the Slave Lake sewage treatment lagoons. “They were nice and smooth,” says Baird, who is now the Town of Slave…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Advocates think that the Slave Lake health care situation is a violation of seniors’s human rights. On July 25, 2019, Slave Lake community members met with a team of advocates from the John Humphrey Centre for…

Thanks to a shortge of physicians and nurse practitioners, Slave Lake’s Family Care Clinic is reducing its hours of operation, beginning on the 29th of July Submitted Weekday hours at the Slave Lake Family Care Clinic (FCC) are temporarily changing…
Flood swamps Marten Beach, shuts Highway 88

Similar scenario to 2018, only worse Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Never mind your one-in-one-hundred-year flood event. Residents of the hamlet of Marten Beach thought they’d got that in 2018, but last Thursday an even worse wave of water swept through…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Former Lesser Slave Lake MLA is tossing her name into a different kind of election. She’s running for the position of first vice-president of the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA). “Times are looking to be pretty…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader This fall Spanish classes are coming to Slave Lake. Lilibeth (Lili) Normand is originally from Campeche, Mexico. Two years ago, she moved to Slave Lake with her husband and two children. Normand has a masters degree…
Federal repatriation act passes; Bigstone FN may benefit

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A lot of people probably didn’t notice when federal Bill C-391 passed. But for those interested in bringing home cultural artifacts and human remains, it’s a pretty big deal. One of those is Travis A. Gladue-Beauregard,…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Morning commuters in Slave Lake were stopped by a man on the tracks on Monday, July 22, 2019. The man was a railroad construction worker. He stopped traffic so that half a dozen or so pieces…

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 two suspects were in the area of C road in a white truck…

Leader staff Slave Lake councillors Rebecca King and councillor Darin Busk are tag-teaming on the nagging problem of the rough railway crossing on Hwy. 88. Drivers either go airborne, King said (likely a bit of an exaggeration), or are changing…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Long-time chief of the regional fire services Jamie Coutts resigned earlier this month, taking a few people by surprise. Why he did it and what he plans to do now will have to be the subject…