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There are three separate elections going on for M.D. of Lesser Slave River council: one in each of the two electoral divisions (or wards) and one for the position of reeve. Three councillor positions are available from each of the…

Candidates for Slave Lake town council Seven people are running for six seats on Slave Lake town council. Four are incumbents and three have never served on council before. As for the mayor’s position, Tyler Warman was acclaimed as mayor…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Improving communication, leading by example, providing inspiration and motivation. These are some of the things Sean McConnell would like to do if successful in a run for a seat on the High Prairie School Division Board…

Sept. 25 2017 Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Summer events marked as successful Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce president Francesca Giroux welcomed attending members back to the first meeting of the fall/winter season. Giroux said the Chamber’s summer events…

Garry Horton for M.D. council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Garry Horton is one of five candidates for three Ward I seats on M.D. of Lesser Slave River council. Four years ago, he was one of just three, so there wasn’t…

Julie Brandle for town council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Looking for a second term on Slave Lake’s town council is Julie Brandle. The first one turned out quite differently than she imagined it would, but that was part of what…

Local man pays big for jerky theft Slave Lake Provincial Court September 27, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Mark Clayton Levy pled guilty to one count of shoplifting under $5,000. Provincial Crown Attorney Jordan Lenett told the court that Levy…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Former Slave Lake resident Thelma Chalifoux died last week, at the age of 88. She had been a Canadian Senator, a community organizer, a champion of women’s and Metis rights among many other roles, over a…

M.D., province each thought it belonged to the other guy Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It turns out the first kilometre or two of the East Mitsue Road belongs to nobody. The M.D. thought it belonged to Alberta Transportation and AT…
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Slave Lake’s Parent Link service made the big move last week to its new premises in the former Family Care Clinic on 3rd Ave. NE in Slave Lake. Owned by the provincial government (and initially designated for conversion to housing)…
Trauma specialist helping families, individuals in Slave Lake

Art and play therapy offered locally Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Leader had the opportunity to learn about play therapy last week during an interview with Candice Brown, a local psychotherapist here in Slave Lake. “Play therapy allows children to…

(October 2, 2017) It is with shock and sadness that we confirm the loss of a Holy Family Catholic Regional Division staff member. An Educational Assistant, Librarian and Bus Driver for St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview, was one of the victims of…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A proposal to lower speed limits in Big Lakes County hamlets has hit a speed bump. At its Sept. 13 meeting, county council tabled third reading of a draft bylaw to decrease the speed…

Mike Skrynyk for M.D. reeve Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The battle for reeve in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River is between the incumbent Murray Kerik and one of his council colleagues, Mike Skrynyk. It’ll be Skrynyk’s second run for…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County council appears to be split on the issue of climate change. This became apparent in an Aug. 30 discussion around a workshop on the topic that council will participate in. The…