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Treaty 8 working on residential school grave site ID plan

‘It’s complicated’ Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The chiefs of Treaty 8 are committed to moving forward on some kind of a process for identifying burial sites at all former residential schools in their territory. How to do it is the question.…
More reading next year

Leader staff “All classes were involved with reading to seniors,” Audrey Ghostkeeper, E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School vice principal, told the Leader. “It started in February and has continued throughout the remainder of the year. Hopefully, we can continue to connect…
Premier introduces equalization referendum question

Chris CleggFor the Lakeside Leader Are Albertans getting a fair deal from Ottawa? The matter is going to a referendum during municipal elections Oct. 18 to give Albertans a chance to voice their opinions. Meanwhile, Alberta’s legislature will debate a…
MLA Rehn supports government’s ‘fair deal’ efforts

Chris CleggFor the Lakeside Leader Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn is fully behind the Alberta government’s plans to try and get a better deal within Confederation. And his reasons are many despite Alberta being a proud member of Confederation.…
Wabasca to SL walk to ‘raise awareness’

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Starting last Friday, Savannah Manybears set off walking from Wabasca to Slave Lake. She expected the walk to take about three days, arriving in Slave Lake Sunday or Monday. We haven’t heard how it turned out, but…
Water line repair complicated by the creek

Council opts for new route Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The break in a water main near Sawridge Creek isn’t your standard repair job. Accordingly, Slave Lake town council had a detailed report with a couple of options to consider at its…
Not all M.D. councillors fans of amortization program

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council’s special meeting on June 4 to hash out certain aspects of the 2021 budget included a discussion on the topic of asset management. There’s nothing new about the idea municipalities have…
Celebrating with fireworks? weekend?

Submitted While fun, exploding targets and fireworks can cause unintentional wildfires. Fireworks and exploding targets create hot debris when they are detonated. This debris can cause a wildfire when it comes into contact with fuels in the forest, such as…
RCMP warn of ‘travelling organized crime’

Transaction scams and distraction thefts Submitted A particular type of scam has been showing up in towns in northwestern Alberta lately. Last week, RCMP put out the following warning: Since approximately June 7, 2021, the RCMP in Western Alberta have…
‘Vampire facials’ in Slave Lake

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader The types of medical procedures offered in Slave Lake are growing. A new medical aesthetic clinic offers ‘vampire facials,’ Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), Botox, dermal filler, and supervised weight loss. Other than Botox, which one of…
COVID Weekly: Less restrictions starting July 1

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On July 1, Alberta will enter Stage 3 of the COVID-19 Open for Summer Plan, says an Alberta government news release. On July 1, “All remaining restrictions will be lifted, including the ban on indoor social…