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Schools commemorate Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader For years, Slave Lake, Kinuso, and Smith Schools have recognized Orange Shirt Day. This year, it has been renamed National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. All schools recognized the day in some way. Some schools were closed…
Pearson seeks third term on M.D. council

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader “I still feel I have a lot to offer the area,” says incumbent Brad Pearson, about his reason for running for a third term in Division II of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. “I am known…
Melzer runs again in M.D. Div. I

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Incumbent Sandra Melzer is seeking a second term for Division I of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. “I really enjoyed the last four years,” she says. “It’s very interesting at council, the different points that come…
Hockey player from Belgium turning heads already

JoeMcWilliamsLakeside Leader His team mates have nicknamed him ‘Waffles,’ but his name is Loïc Dury. And he just might be the best thing the Slave Lake Icedogs have going for them this season. Dury certainly lit it up in the…
Pieces falling into place for homeless coalition

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader On October 5, the Town of Slave Lake council unanimously voted to send a letter of support to the Slave Lake Homeless Coalition for a grant application. The coalition will hear mid-October if the grants were successful.…
Street stories: Methadone program worth sleeping rough

Part five of a series of stories submitted by members of the Slave Lake Homeless Coalition. Jana McDonaldFor the Lakeside Leader I first met Trish Beaver while waiting at Shoppers Drug Mart; Trish for her methadone treatment, me for my…
Lokken back for another crack at  town council

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Philip Lokken has been practicing law in Slave Lake for 40 years. That makes him close to retiring, and he’s keen to give something back to the community by serving on town council. “I’ve had a lot…
Broadband big for senator hopeful

Leader staff Likely most Albertans don’t know much about the senatorial candidates, which is why one of them – Pam Davidson – has been traveling around trying to improve her chances. She also has been reaching out to community newspapers.…
Pearson a ‘new voice’ for M.D. council

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Craig Pearson is hoping both he and his uncle Brad Pearson are elected to M.D. of Lesser Slave River council on Oct. 18. He thinks the combination of youth and experience would be a good thing on…
Becky Peiffer running for second term on M.D. council

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Incumbent Becky Peiffer is running for a second term in Division I of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. Peiffer’s goal is to be “a strong voice for the residents,” she says. “The first three years was…
The Page

You may notice no coverage this week of the Slave Lake candidates’ forum that happened last Thursday. We thought long and hard about it and came to the following conclusion: There’s no way to do an honest job of reporting…
Court Report

Six-month sentence for bicycle robbery equals time served Slave LakeProvincial CourtOctober 6, 2021Judge G.W. Paulpresiding Dakota Richard Auger (27), of Slave Lake, appeared via closed circuit video from Edmonton Remand Centre. He was sentenced for robbery.On June 7, 2021, Auger…
Ferguson running for second full term on town council

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Incumbent Brice Ferguson has been on Slave Lake town council since a byelection in 2017. He’s running again in the Oct. 18 election. Four of Ferguson’s six campaign pillars are the same as last time. These are…
Slave Lake candidates for council

King is a one-term town councillor now running for mayor. She’s a community volunteer, business owner, wife and mother, who served in the Canadian Armed Forces. She has lived in Slave Lake for nine years. Warman is the two-term mayor,…