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Missing Person – Marie Croswell

Submitted Missing Person On the morning of February 3rd, 2023, members of Lakeshore Regional Police Service began an investigation involving a missing person after a missing person’s report was filed on the same date. Marie CROSWELL was last seen or…
It’s Groundhog Day!

Jeff Burgar Readers might recall last year, it was a mixed bag of news as far as our northern Alberta groundhog observations went.Those critter fellas and ladies who slept in were greeted with sunshine breaking out about 10:00 A.M. Those…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Tyler Warman, the mayor of Slave Lake, resigned his town council post as of Feb. 1. Partway through his third full term, he had served in that position since mid-2013, when his predecessor also unexpectedly pulled the…
Old Smith Highway realignment must go ahead this year

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The realignment of a section of the Old Smith Highway has to go ahead in 2023. It’s a ‘use it or lose it’ scenario, M.D. of Lesser Slave River council heard at its Jan. 25 meeting. A…
UCP nomination window closes this week

Leader staff We’re still waiting for an announcement on voting day for United Conservative Party members in Lesser Slave Lake to choose their candidate for the next provincial election. It will fall in late February or early March, and at…
‘Difficult circumstances’ at Midnight Sky

Leader staff The campground formerly known as ‘Mosquito Lake,’ in Hondo, is in the news lately, due to its owner John de Ruiter being charged in Edmonton with sexual assault. On Jan. 25, The Leader received the following statement from…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Jan. 11, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Due to a shortage of space in the Jan. 25 Leader, the following items were held over for a week Support for victim services Council approved a request for financial support from Peace…

Leader staff The Town of Slave Lake’s new community services director has been keeping The Leader up to date on programs that are happening, coming up soon or in the planning stages. Or – in the case of the first…
Volunteers cook for the homeless

Leader staff The Slave Lake Homeless Coalition Society serves supper and breakfast to people experiencing homelessness seven days a week. All of the food is prepared by volunteers. Pat Potvin organizes the food. However, somehow he escaped being captured by…
Slave Lake figure skaters bring home two silver medals from GP

Submitted The Lakeside Figure Skating Club attended the Peace Region STARSkate Invitational the weekend of January 20 and 22 in Grande Prairie.  Four skaters participated in the STARSkate events. The club has not attended a competition since January 2020, so…
Knights third, Falcons fourth at tournament

Leader staff Kinuso School senior boys basketball Knights placed bronze at two tournaments in January. At the first one, the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Falcons were fourth. The weekend of Jan. 13 to 14, the Knights competed in…