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Leader staff It was a bad few days on the water in lakes east of Smith. A canoeist and a diver drowned in separate incidents on lakes between Smith and Athabasca – one on July 13 and the other on…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Corporate Culture was the hot topic at the July 20th Slave Lake Business Support Network meeting. Doug Babiy of SL Ford spoke to attendees about the ins-and-outs of why it’s important to create a pleasant work…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The M.D. of Lesser Slave River appears to be reconsidering its decision to not get involved in a Town of Slave Lake water line replacement project in the north end of town. This is the old,…

‘Someone is going to get hurt’ Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Somebody has been getting up to some mischief in Widewater/Canyon Creek. According to the president of the local ATV club, ATV riders on trails near the hamlet have found barbed…
Helping out in B.C.

Ryan Coutts and Logan Skahl of the Slave Lake Regional Fire Service survey the scene of a wildfire near Williams Lake B.C. Two four-person crews from the regional service have been dispatched to assist. Says fire chief Jamie Coutts: “(We)…

Slave Lake Provincial Court July 12, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Austin Cole Haynes appeared in court via closed circuit television from Peace River Correctional Centre and pled guilty to one count of breaking and entering into a non-dwelling home.…

Disaster was narrowly averted last Thursday by town crews. According to town manager Brian Vance, overflowing and flooding of the sanitary sewer lift stations was close to happening. “If this had happened we would have lost sewage removal ability for…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things are happening in the world of horses around here and some of the people involved think it deserves more exposure. So after being urged to look into it, The Leader called around last week to…
Local boutique gets into balloon biz

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you find yourself looking for different helium, foil or latex balloon arrangements, local boutique Grateful Heart can help out. “We’ve been in the balloon business for probably about a year now,” says Grateful Heart manager…
Zoning exception request #3: former Husky building

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader For a third time in one meeting last week, Slave Lake town council was asked to go against town policy to accommodate a commercial project. In this case it was the wish of an industrial property…

The flooding Slave Lake received during the storm on Thursday, July 13 didn’t put a damper on the adventurous spirits of some locals. As quoted on  www.cbc.ca:   “Kyle Whittle and his friends took advantage of the downpour. They tore…
ATV up in smoke

Last Friday evening fire crews were called out to a vehicle fire north of the boat launch in Old Town Slave Lake. According to deputy fire chief Alex Pavcek, nobody was hurt, but the vehicle was completely destroyed. Forest protection…
‘Treatz ‘R Us’ moves across town

Shop owner Dennise McIntyre sits along side pup Oliver who was getting his hair done in the new salon area. McIntyre moved the doggie daycare and grooming service earlier in July to the same location as the soon-to-be open animal…