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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last Wednesday’s very welcome rain didn’t do much for the northern and especially northeastern parts of the Slave Lake fire district. The hazard remained ‘high’ for Wabasca and other places in that region and by week’s…

Submitted by Jule Asterisk, Director, REAC Above the security desk at the entrance to Northern Lakes College, Slave Lake Campus, are two TV monitors. One of them shows the college station, with programming about their excellent educational offerings, while the…
Youth and alcohol: P.A.R.T.Y. program going strong

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader “We have a heavy drinking population,” Tim Horsman, from AHS, says, “one of the highest in the province.” Since 1999, Slave Lake has hosted the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) program to teach…
SLAEC combating overly complex approaches to the three Rs

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader “I was born to be a teacher,” says Karen Plourde, executive director at Slave Lake Adult Education Committee.“I stumbled into adult ed, once I left university. Once I taught adults, I never went back to teaching…

Submitted Over the past several weeks, the Slave Lake RCMP received a large number of property-related complaints. These complaints include instances of theft, mischief, and break and enters. The Slave Lake Detachment and General Investigation Section have laid charges relating…

On March 20, 2019, suspects broke into the Fas Gas service station on Main Street in Slave Lake. They entered the business by drilling a hole in the roof. While in the building the suspects stole money from the ATM…

Getting them off the street is the hard part Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Staff Sgt. John Spaans of the RCMP paid a visit to town council last week for one of his periodic updates. This one focused quite a bit…

Leader staff The Slave Lake forest protection district has seen 24 wildfires so far this spring. Or rather ‘had,’ since the report is already a bit dated. With the fire hazard rated as ‘very high’ towards the end of last…

Optimistic outlook from the mayor on Alberta’s new era Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s much too early for municipal leaders to know what is coming their way from the new provincial government. But we asked Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader An idea to protect a forested area south of Faust has been nixed by Big Lakes County. At its April 24 meeting, council accepted a report on the proposal as information, thereby killing it.…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Preventing crime in Big Lakes County has been set as the top priority by council. At its Feb. 27 meeting, council approved three priorities for high Prairie and Faust RCMP for the 2019/20 fiscal…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A man involved in a high-speed chase and an armed stand-off with police near Kinuso two years ago will serve another two years behind bars. Charles Edward Bleakley, 44, was handed a global sentence…
New faces in the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s not often you hear about somebody joining the army in their 40s, but that’s what Leigh Green did. He was maintenance coordinator for the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service, and he’s just one of…