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Big Lakes makes case for unpaid gas and oil taxes

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County is urging the provincial energy regulator (AER) to push oil and gas companies to pay outstanding property taxes. At its Nov. 10 meeting, county council approved a briefing document on the topic…
County goes for fire protection grant

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County is seeking FireSmart funding for a structure protection plan in four wildland areas. It hopes to get $40,000 for the project, from the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA). The plan…

‘Offers little to fight inflation and restore jobs’ Leader staff Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is not impressed with the Trudeau government’s recent Speech from the Throne. “With nothing new, it will only increase current problems,” Viersen predicted in a…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader M.D. of Opportunity council has decided to leave well enough alone, when it comes to the mill rate ratio between residential and non-residential classes of taxpayer. At council’s Nov. 22 meeting, chief financial officer Trina Mineault presented…

Leader staff Turning plastic waste into useful products is a nice idea. Some of it is going on, but in the opinion of an environmental group, more could and should be happening. That’s why REAC (Regional Environmental Action Committee) is…

Join Project Capture! Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader We’ve all seen cops catching criminals in the act on security camera footage. Cameras are out there, and they often come in very handy in investigations. But the telling footage can take long, tedious…
RCMP lay charges in ‘suspicious death’

Leader staff In the early morning of Nov. 19, 2021, Lakeshore Regional Police Service and High Prairie RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon at a residence in Sucker Creek First Nation. Emergency services arrived on…

From the High Prairie South Peace News A young man will pay a heavy price for giving police a false name and for breaching court orders. Glendon Cardinal, 28, of Cadotte Lake, was fined $400 for obstructing a peace officer…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Any publicity is good publicity, they say, so it should come as good news that ‘Lesser Slave Lake’ came up several times at the Alberta Legislature recently. The occasion was question period, and the initiator was Lesser…
Lots of hauling going on

Driver shortage continues Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader A year ago, The Leader started counting heavy trucks on Hwy. 88, just to get an idea what sort of use that rapidly deteriorating road was getting. The first count was Nov. 9, 2020.…

Submitted On Nov. 23, 2021, at 4:23 a.m., Slave Lake RCMP responded to a minivan and semi tractor trailer collision on Highway 2 east, approximately 35 kilometers from Slave Lake. Slave Lake RCMP attended the scene along with emergency services.…
Officer back for a second tour of duty

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader There’s a new RCMP Sgt. on duty these days at the Slave Lake detachment. New as a sergeant, but not new to town. “I was a constable here during the fire,” says Sgt. Casey Bruyns (pronounced like…