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Goodbye Mosquito Lake; hello Midnight Sky

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The former Mosquito Lake Resort at Hondo has a new owner and a new name. It’s now called ‘Midnight Sky – Outdoor Events & Retreats.’ According to a person (who asked not to be named), who represents…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Not surprisingly, the recruitment and retention of health care professionals was the main topic of discussion at the May 2 meeting of the Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Committee (HAC). There was also a presentation on the…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Some off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders in Slave Lake would like to drive their OHVs through town to the nearby trails. However, this is not allowed. Other Slave Lakers get annoyed with the noise and damage the vehicles…
Slave Lake family connected with Fort Edmonton press

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader A trip of 1,300 km still takes around 13 and a half hours, but when the first printing press came to Fort Edmonton, it took a lot longer. “Antoine Genaille freighted the first printing press on the…
Slave Lake forest public advisory committee Notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The Forest PAC met on May 4 at the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre. As usual, most of the people in attendance were there because they had to be (industry and government people, plus presenters). Besides…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Despite a last-minute change of location, a recent dementia information meeting in Slave Lake had a good turnout. Around 25 people attended. They included family members of people with dementia and staff from Vanderwell Heritage Place and…
Thumbs down from council on re-zoning for fourplex in NW

Strong opposition from neighbours played a role in decision Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader It’s back to the drawing board for a local developer, after Slave Lake town council voted against his re-zoning application for a lot in the northwest part of…

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,…
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…