Feds to Marten Beach: ‘You’re on your own’

Leader staff The federal government has decided Marten Beach doesn’t rate any funding for flood mitigation. The negative response to an application to the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) came in about a year after the M.D. of Lesser…
Youth arrest for using bear spray at Riverboat Daze

Submitted by the Slave Lake RCMP On July 6th, 2024, at approximately 10 p.m., Slave Lake RCMP were notified of a disturbance at the Slave Lake fair grounds. Officers were informed that an individual had discharged bear spray among the…
Seventy-one students sent on their way at RMS grad

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One of Slave Lake’s bigger gala events of June is the graduation ceremony for Roland Michener Secondary School students who have successfully completed their high school studies. This year’s crop of grads numbered just over 70.…
Efforts continue to stop spread of mussels in lakes, rivers

New mussels task force formed Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader A group dedicated to looking after the Lesser Slave Lake watershed is pleased with efforts the Government of Alberta is taking to protect the precious resource. The government announced…

Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader The majority of High Prairie town council has agreed to punish Councillor Sacha Martens and Council Judy Stenhouse for breaching various sections of the Town of High Prairie Council Code of Conduct Bylaw 09-2022.…
Community futures adding an economic development focus

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake has added an economic development division. In filling that role, Ahmed Abunada has been hired as both a business analyst and economic development agent. He is the second business analyst at…
St. Francis teacher pivoting to business education

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Karen Nadeau has 20 years of teaching experience, all at the two Living Waters Separate Catholic Schools in Slave Lake. She retired and is now doing a slightly related job at Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake.…