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Seeking cancer treatment stories Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader A group which is trying to get chemotherapy in Slave Lake hospital has started advocating again after a three-year hiatus. ‘Chemo for Slave Lake’ started the summer of 2021. By October of…
Why aren’t they building here?

Town council hopes waiving development fees (and deposits) will make a difference Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s town council is trying to figure out what is keeping developers from responding to the acute need for rental housing in the…

Increased crime cited in move by Big Fish Bay Leader staff Big Fish Bay Resort took the unprecedented step on May 18 of shutting off uncontrolled access to the beach to people who aren’t paying guests. – or at least…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News I am writing to apologize to Chief and Council and the Woodland Cree Band for the terrible error I made in South Peace News and the Lakeside Leader this week, and to our reporter,…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader With less than 12 hours notice last week, the Town of Slave Lake shut down the Slave Lake Homeless Shelter. Operation of the shelter was not on the Town of Slave Lake council’s agenda for the…

Commentary by Richard Froese Summer traditionally kicks off on July 1 – Canada Day. Since that day is on a Monday and creates a long weekend, many travellers will hit the road on Friday, June 28. Local communities across Alberta…

Those rumours of a bid for a Slave Lake senior hockey team to enter the North Peace Hockey League turned out to not have any substance. At least there was no rep for the Slave Lake project at the spring…

You have to be careful on a stretch of highway 88. Well, any section, but there’s a section through the provincial park where heavy trucks keep going off the edge with startling regularity. The shoulder is not worthy of the…

June 4, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s June 4 meeting had a short agenda, but thanks to two lengthy, sometimes complicated discussions on a pair of hot topics, it lasted well over two hours. Councillors Shawn Gramlich and…
Online video helps Slave Lake RCMP identify suspect

Submitted On May 24, 2024, Slave Lake RCMP were made aware that the rear passenger window of a pickup truck had been smashed in the parking lot of the Medicine Shoppe on Main Street. The Slave Lake RCMP General Investigation…