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COVID finds its way into continuing care

Details on lodge outbreak Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On January 18, COVID outbreaks were added to the list on alberta.ca at the Slave Lake Continuing Care and Pembina Lodge in Westlock. These brought the total of nearby outbreaks to two…

Commentary byPearl Lorentzen January 26 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. The goal is to initiate conversations about mental health. This year, the commercials have upset people being approached by others who say ‘I’m here.’ Which is a lovely thought, but…

Speaking of inflation, it appears power customers got shafted royally by ATCO Electric, if reports are accurate. ‘Mistakes were made,’ says an ATCO honcho, about recouping millions it spent in an inflated deal with a B.C. First Nation by raising…

That sounds silly and probably not very interesting, but it’s one of the first things that comes to mind when you think about galloping inflation. Experts have been predicting dire increases in the cost of food for the past couple…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 18, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Council’s regular meeting on Jan. 18 consisted of four items – two open to the public and two in closed session. The first two were over with rather quickly, thanks mainly to the…
MP Viersen appointed to subcommittee on human rights

Leader staff Arnold Viersen, MP for Peace River – Westlock has been appointed to the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. The subcommittee is expected to hold its first meetings in…
New home for Slave Lake Koinonia high school students

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader It’s official; Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School has moved its high school students into its new building. Koinonia’s main building is the old town hall in northeast Slave Lake. With enrollment up, it needed more space, so…
All roads lead to Slave Lake in 2022

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader No fewer than three provincial-level tournaments are planned for Slave Lake in the next six months. Pandemic restrictions permitting, that means a lot of people will be visiting the town. Municipal governments and chambers of commerce are…
Mural mosaic idea was born in Slave Lake

Now they are all over the world Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Not every town can boast a mural mosaic by Lewis Lavoie, let alone a pair of them. Slave Lake is one of the favoured few. Both murals are on display…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Why are we talking about 2021 Business Awards in 2022? Because they were postponed from Small Business Week in October to January 20, 2022 starting at 6 p.m. There’s no gala this year. Instead, winners will be…
SL RCMP investigate B&E, charge two

Submitted On Jan. 1, 2022, at 11:35 p.m., the Slave Lake RCMP responded to a call of a break and enter in progress at a business in the northwest quadrant of town. Several witnesses reported that a man and woman…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notes

Wabasca liquor store owner protests treatment by police Jan. 12, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Two concerns Local business owner Jesse Roberts appeared as a delegation to share a couple of concerns with council. The first he described as “small”;…