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Fire season started early, on Feb. 20

Leader staff Updated Feb. 23 at 2:45 p.m. Fire season in Alberta used to always start on April 1. Several years ago the government moved it to March 1, to give Forestry a better jump on the season. But this…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Details are still scarce, but The Leader has gotten official word on the Northern Star Hotel affordable housing project: It’s dead in the water. Or, in the words of Alberta’s Minister of Seniors and Housing Jason…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The regular season is almost over for the Wabasca Eagles hockey teams. The last Leader update was at the beginning of the season in November. Since then, a lot of hockey has happened. U18Forward Wayne Decoine…
Nominees announced for the 2024 Business Awards

Leader staff Local businesses are getting noticed. The Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce announced the nominees for the 2024 Business Excellence Awards. It has 11 awards with seven nominees each. Some nominees are couples or both business owners.…

Not much evidence the feds want to get out of contract policing To the Editor (This piece was submitted in response to a question The Leader asked the author about the idea the federal government wants to get out of…

This just in from Kerry Heathman, who must either read the Lakeside Leader or be in touch with someone who does. He got in touch via email, with some historical information about the Slave Lake Oilmen’s Bonspiel. The first-ever Oilmen’s…

Submitted The Alberta RCMP reminds motorists of the importance of distraction-free driving. Driving requires a motorist’s complete attention in order for them to be fully aware of their surroundings and other road users. When a motorist’s focus is removed from…

Feb. 13, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Appointments Council’s first item of business was to approve the renewal of the Capital Region Assessment Services Commission. The commission hears appeals on property assessments, on behalf of the town, which otherwise…

Cory Hare Reprinted with permission from the ATA News If you’re a teacher and you’re notified that you’re being investigated for unprofessional conduct, contact the Alberta Teachers’ Association immediately. That’s the message from ATA president Jason Schilling following a difficult…

Vamini Selvanandan The Engaged Citizen There is one thing doctors and patients can readily agree upon: we both hate sick notes. Patients loathe waiting long hours in overcrowded waiting rooms to request a note and doctors detest the added burden…