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New Alberta Métis harvest rights depend on lineage

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has a new harvesting agreement with the government of Alberta. Harvesting rights include the right to hunt, fish and trap. To be eligible, a person must have a valid MNA…
Youth Justice Committee adopting restorative justice

Diversion program for young offenders ‘eye-opening’ Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader After over 25 years of working with young offenders, the Slave Lake Youth Justice Committee is adopting a restorative justice model. The main difference is circles instead of panels, Jean…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A Slave Lake man died on Aug. 28 after a CN train passing through the community hit him. According to acting fire chief Alex Pavcek the man was alive, moving and talking when firefighters extricated him,…

One of two pilots putting on a show for people at the Smith Fall Fair and Rodeo crashed on Aug. 31. RCMP have confirmed that it happened about 12:30 p.m., but did not release the name. One spectator said the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A Slave Lake man died on Aug. 28 after a CN train passing through the community hit him. According to acting fire chief Alex Pavcek the man was alive, moving and talking when firefighters extricated him,…
Lions, and barbers, and bears, oh my!

Just-opened downtown shop gets an unexpected visitor Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Hassan ‘Sammy’ Assaf and his wife Amal Sleiman moved to Slave Lake from Edmonton at the beginning of August to open LionsDen Barbershop. On August 21, a young bear…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s peace officers may be getting new responsibilities. This follows public outcry in the past months, calling for the town to ‘do something’ about a rash of property thefts, particularly in industrial areas. At its…

Submitted The Alberta RCMP has received reports of several incidents involving paving scams in Western Alberta. Travelling companies, posing as legitimate contractors, offer paving or sometimes roof sealing services typically to senior citizens in rural communities. They have been known…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader This is the second of three articles about the health care situation in Slave Lake, including information from an interview with a senior Alberta Health Services worker. Cindy Harmata is the senior operating officer for the…
‘The project from hell’

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s been another delay in commissioning the new water line coming into to the town’s water treatment plant from Wagner. It has something do with pressure differential. The final connection – underneath the water plant –…
Lions, and barbers, and bears, oh my!

Brand new barber shop in town gets an unexpected visitor Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Hassan ‘Sammy’ Assaf and his wife Amal Sleiman moved to Slave Lake from Edmonton at the beginning of August to open LionsDen Barbershop. On August 21,…
AHS suggests four ways to complain about care

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader A few weeks ago, advocates from Edmonton came to Slave Lake to meet with seniors about their needs. The biggest need raised was health care. At the same time, AHS announced a temporary decrease in the…