Town of Slave Lake  Council notebook

May 3, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Proceeding on potholes In the question-and-answer period of the meeting, councillor Kimberly Hughes asked how pothole repairs are coming along. “Continuing,” said acting CAO Garry Roth. As for details, he said work has…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Announcements that the Wabasca-Desmarais Care Centre emergency room is closed are becoming rather common. Danielle Larivee is a registered nurse and the NDP candidate for Lesser Slave Lake. She reached out to The Leader about this topic.“Recently,…
Homeless camps must go: mayor

Town looking for solutions Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader There have been people ‘camping’ off and on in piece of forested land next to the Main St. and Hwy. 2 intersection in Slave Lake for many years. It has mostly been ignored,…
Adding colour to the hallways: Michener art

Roland Michener Secondary School has both junior and senior high art classes. Michener had some murals on the walls and ceiling, but the walls were recently painted, so the arts classes decided to make some removable murals.
BLC BBQ back, but not where reeve wants

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader The popular Big Lakes County Barbecue returns June 16 after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Council approved the event and set the date and location at its Apr. 13 meeting. The barbecue…
County all in on charging station grant opportunity

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County council is all charged up about the potential to locate an electric vehicle charging station at Kinuso, thanks to a grant with 100 per cent funding. At its March 9 meeting, council…
Two Kinuso homes up in smoke

Cause under investigation Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader House fires are thankfully rare in the hamlet of Kinuso. Two in one month is almost unheard of, let alone two on the same morning. But that’s what happened on Sunday, April 24. According…
‘Dream come true’ for new full-timers at Hall #1

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader A couple of vacancies in the Regional Fire Service have been filled. These are full-time employees, ready, willing and able to make a career out of emergency response. Their names are Riley Paschal and Zach Pavcek. Starting…
Canyon campground is gearing up for a busy season

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader After a year off, Canyon Creek’s two municipal campgrounds are going to be open for business in 2022. Laurie Pearson is managing them for the Canyon Creek Recreation Association (CCRA), along with the harbour/marina. As of last…
Boreal gardening can include native plants in the bush

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Travis and Charlene Braucht have been gardening since they married 25 years ago. They began on and off market gardening with their children in 2010. Recently, they’ve started including local native plants in their harvest. “I have…