Four new(ish) faces on M.D. council

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River reeve Murray Kerik will have familiar faces around the council table this term, as well as some new ones. But even the new councillors are somewhat familiar. They include Div. I…
Slave Lake voters return Warman as mayor

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader We won’t call it a landslide, but incumbent Slave Lake mayor Tyler Warman won comfortably in the Oct. 18 municipal election. He defeated challenger Rebecca King by 1,064 votes to 455. The loss ends King’s one…

Thanks to two people from Flatbush for letting us know there was a mistake in the M.D. candidate summaries last week. Ryan Cooper was interviewed at the Flatbush Store, but he doesn’t own it. Nor is he affiliated with it…
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…
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…
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…
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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…