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‘Enough is Enough’ rally going ahead March 4 in Slave Lake

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Despite being ticketed for contravening the Public Health Act, Benita Pedersen of Westlock is forging ahead with several more ‘anti-COVID’ rallies, including one in Slave Lake on March 4. According to an article in Town & Country…
Secret treasure discovered at Devonshire Beach!

Patti CampsallFor the Lakeside Leader If you were out at Devonshire Beach over the past few weeks, you might have noticed some excited young treasure hunters on the trails. They were taking part in the Boreal Forest Fortune Seekers treasure…
Habitat looking for local volunteers to help with fifth SL house

Slave Lake InteragencyCouncil NotebookFebruary 23, 2021 Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader The helping organizations in Slave Lake meet monthly to discuss upcoming events, services, and for support. Habitat for HumanityTanya Edison, with Habitat for Humanity in Edmonton, announced that construction of a…
Outreach and CrossFit partner up for fitness

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader On February 8, gyms in Alberta were allowed to re-open for one-on-one training, or for groups of youth (18 or younger) of 10 or fewer. Last year, CrossFit in Slave Lake did three classes for Lakeside Outreach…
M.D.s leery about provincial police force costs

Officially neutral, but opinionated Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader M.D.s and counties in Alberta are officially neutral on the quesiton of a provincial police force. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have an opinion. “Municipalities should not face increased costs,” is what…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 43: Professions Part 2 Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Have you thought about the work culture in other countries? Or have you had the opportunity to work in another country and observe relationships at work? Making friends…
Icedogs back in their natural habitat (indoor ice)

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader As reported in this space a week ago, the Slave Lake Icedogs got back to practicing on indoor ice on Feb. 22. It’s not exactly normal, but as head coach Gregg Kennedy says, any indoor ice is…
Sit-down dining gets a passing grade

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader An informal poll of a few Slave Lake restaurants last week revealed a range of experiences when it comes to the return to sit-down dining. It went from “really good,” to “very slow.” As for the customer…
The Page

Jack Ramme, who served as I.D/M.D. 124 manager for about 10 years, is retiring after 17 or 18 years as CAO of Yellowhead County.“I figure it’s time to pull the plug while I still have my sanity,” Jack joked (at…
RCMP fingerprint service is limited

Leader staff Slave Lake RCMP have been “inundated” with people asking to have their fingerprints taken lately, says Staff Sgt. Don Racette. What people don’t realize, apparently, is that until the province eases off its current restrictions on personal interaction,…
RCMP arrest Desmarais man for sexual offences

Leader staff RCMP have laid charges against a 36-year-old Desmarais man, following an investigation into allegations of sexual assaults that occurred between 2013 and 2018. In Dec. 2020, RCMP received reports of alleged sexual offences and immediately the RCMP General…
Court Report

Breaking into a crime scene earns accused 44 days in jail Slave Lake Provincial CourtFebruary 24, 2021Judge G. R. Ambrose presiding On the youth docket, a local teen pled guilty to failure or refusal to provide a breath sample to…
Letters to the Editor – from Tyler White

Grave concerns about expansion of medical assistance in dying To the Editor: Senators, elected federal and provincial leaders and regulators: As Indigenous people in Canada, we have grave concerns over the implications of Bill C-7 on our communities. The expansion…
Letters to the Editor – from Ceno Dave Loyie-Clark

My journey of healing following truth & reconciliation ideals To the Editor: With the polarising that I see in the community that I live in between left and right political supporters arguing about what our relationship with government should be,…