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School board maybe Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader (Updated Sept. 20 to include all Town of Slave Lake and M.D. candidates which were announced after the publication cutoff for the printed version). In 2021, there are two candidates for Town of Slave…
Town recognizes new optional stat

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Town of Slave Lake employees will either get September 30 off or receive overtime, as Town of Slave Lake council has added the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation to its list of stat holidays. On September…
One local and one out of town teacher start at EGW

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School in Slave Lake has three new teachers. One is from Slave Lake and the other from much further away. (The third may be interviewed at a later time). “I grew up in Slave…
Candidate ‘ready to rock and roll’ for town council

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Make it one more candidate for Slave Lake town council. The entry of Ian Cameron into the race brings the total to 10 for the six positions at the council table. Cameron may best be remembered for…
M.D. candidate hopes to turn notes into votes

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Recently-retired M.D. of Lesser Slave River employee Lana Spencer wants to get back to attending council meetings; she is running for a seat on council as a Div. II representative. “I still have a passion for it,”…
Voters return Viersen in Peace River-Westlock

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Arnold Viersen, the Conservative Party of Canada incumbent, will be going back to Ottawa as Member of Parliament for Peace River-Westlock. The majority of voters said loud and clear on Sept. 20 that was their preference.…
Sept. 11 to 17: Two local COVID deaths

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The week of Sept. 11 to 17, two people died from COVID-19 in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (LSR). They could be from the M.D. of LSR, Town of Slave Lake or Sawridge First Nation.…
No shutdowns, but new COVID measures start today

Vaccination plays a role Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader With the increased number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta, on Sept. 15 the provincial government announced new restrictions. No businesses were ordered to close. Some restrictions started Sept. 16 and others on…
COVID was impetus to full-time piano teaching

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader “COVID has given lots of time to think, create and come up with new ideas,” says Susanne Campbell. For her this has been in regards to how and who she teaches piano to. Prior to the COVID-19…
Northern Star seeks zoning change

Proposal is to convert part of Slave Lake hotel into apartments Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The Province of Alberta committed $4.5 million to an affordable housing project in Slave Lake, several years ago. Various proposals have come and gone – abandoned…
Boisson back, running for federal office

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader As promised, we’ve interviewed the fifth of five candidates for the job of Member of Parliament for Peace River-Westlock. He’s Darryl Boisson of High Prairie, a familiar name to voters due to twice running provincially for the…
Maverick candidate wants better deal for the West

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader You won’t find a Maverick Party candidate running in a western riding where vote-splitting on the right might allow a ‘left-wing’ candidate to win. That’s the Maverick strategy, as explained by Colin Krieger, the new party’s candidate…