Leader staff If the members of the Slave Lake U18 Female Thunder got any homework done on the weekend, it probably was on the bus. They would have had plenty of time going to High Level and coming back. The…
Icedogs pick up a win on home ice over Fox Creek

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The Slave Lake Icedogs gave the home fans quite a bit to cheer about on Saturday night, when they handled the Fox Creek Ice Kings, winning 6 – 2. This came after frustrating losses to Fox Creek…
Dec. 2021 unemployment lowest since before pandemic

Leader staff “Our nation-leading employment rate has increased to 64.2 per cent while unemployment has dropped to its lowest rate since before the pandemic,” says Alberta’s Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer about the December 2021 Labour Force…
Slave Lake and Nipisi caribou planning next winter

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader A caribou range plan is expected to start next winter for Slave Lake and Nipisi herds. In January 2021, The Leader reported that the Alberta government planned to start a regional caribou range plan for the Slave…
The Page

What’s up with the variable temperature readings? The thermometer outside the window says one thing. The computer says another. The office computer says yet something else. The EnviroCan website disagrees with all of them. Okay the thermometer outside the window…
Auto thieves caught (again)

Leader staff Crooks are cruising in the area in a stolen vehicle, Slave Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Don Racette told The Leader on Jan. 10, and they are likely looking for other cars or trucks to steal. “Lock up your…
Court Report

Refusing alcohol test a crime Slave LakeProvincial CourtJanuary 12, 2022Judge M. B. Goldenpresiding Vanessa Orr (37), of Slave Lake, was not present, but her lawyer entered a guilty plea on her behalf to refusing to provide a breath sample for…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Jan. 12, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ‘Tourism readiness’ Councillor Sandra Melzer had asked at a previous meeting for clarification on what the term ‘tourism readiness and development means.’ CAO Barb Miller was back with the goods. Tourism readiness for…
Letters to the Editor – from Charlotte Adkins

Slave Lake 4-H weighs in charity steer To the Editor: Hello, this is the club reporter from the Northern Lights 4-H club. I wanted to give you an update on what our club has done so far. This year our…

Leader staff As of January 10, only high risk individuals (and a few others) can be tested for COVID-19 with a PCR test. These include newborns born to parents with COVID, seniors, people eligible for a ‘monoclonal antibody’ treatment, and…
New MNA youth coordinator has been a member since 15

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Dani Gillis is the new Métis Nation of Alberta Region 5 youth project coordinator. “I really love it,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to work for the Métis Nation, as I’ve been a member of MNA since…
Health and wellness: How destructive anger is created

Anger – Part I Candace Brown, Registered PsychologistNorthern Alberta Psychological Services Aristotle wrote, “Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in…

Kevin LaceyTroy Media Another year and another New Year’s dominated by COVID-19. Restrictions on hockey games, travel and even community gatherings lead the news. While that diverts our attention, politicians are nickel and diming us with higher taxes. In 2022,…