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Online romance goes bad for Slave Lake man

Leader staff An online relationship turned out very badly for a 22-year-old Slave Lake man. Last week RCMP reported the man was kidnapped and robbed when he showed up for a meeting with the woman he’d gotten to know over…
FireSmart regs for development on the skids

Cost of making the community safer appears to be too high Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Once upon a time, town councillors thought it would be a very good idea to require new subdivisions – and the homes within them – to…
The Page

This Friday, Sept. 25, from 5:30 to about 8 p.m., volunteers are needed to do a survey of homeless persons in Slave Lake. Groups of two or three will conduct the survey throughout town. Volunteers will meet at the Slave…
Suspicious person flees on bike

Slave Lake peace officer updateSeptember 10, 2020 Submitted On August 28, 2020, while on routine patrol, a peace officer observed suspicious behavior of an individual getting into a vehicle. The suspicious person watched as the peace officer drove by, then…
Court Report

Drunk driving lands two people in prison; other convictions Slave LakeProvincial CourtSeptember 16, 2020Judge G.W. Paulpresiding Appearing by closed circuit video from Peace River Correctional Centre, Richard West Anderson (24) pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance.On August 17,…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notes

Sept. 9, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader (Last week’s report on the Sept. 9 council meeting was unfinished due to a shortage of space. Here’s what’s left) Agricultural Service BoardCouncillor Sandra Melzer’s report on the latest meeting of the…
Federal announcement on lagoon funding is old news

$14m project should be mostly done next month Leader staff On September 14, the Government of Canada sent out a news release -entitled, ‘Sustainability gets a boost in Alberta with federal funding for green projects through FCM (Federation of Canadian…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Sept. 15, 2020 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The business of helping businesses improve business“Some local businesses are busier than ever,” Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake (CF) Business Analyst Robin-Lee Vance told council at its Sept. 15 meeting. That was in…
The more mysterious the better

Commentary byJoe McWilliams Let’s be trivial for a moment and spare a thought for bigfoot. If he exists, his habitat is on fire right now. If bigfoot is ever going to be flushed out into the open, now would be…
Wake me up when we get to Calgary

How about that Tesla car driver who decided to put his car on automatic and have a nap while cruising down the QEII south of Edmonton at 140 kilometres per hour? When the police turned on their lights and siren,…
Unequal representation for Alberta: what else is new?

There’s no need to read too much into the fact that rural Alberta MPs don’t get much prominence when the federal Conservative Party hands out shadow cabinet posts (or cabinet, if and when it forms government). At least it doesn’t…
Weak oil and gas investment still plagues Canada

Mark Milke and Lennie KaplanTroy Media Over the past decade, one oft-heard claim is that oil and gas is a ‘sunset’ industry, where investment in Canada can be expected to decline given a worldwide flight from oil and investment. However,…