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Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Property taxes in Big Lakes County may be going up by 2.5 per cent in all property classes. At a special meeting on April 17, council gave the first two readings to the mill…

The Rotary Club’s NHL Playoff Pool was something like 96 per cent sold out. That’s not the exact figure, but it was something close enough to that. To put it in other terms, only 38 of the available spots in…

Updated May 1, 2024 – correction to the cost of Aquasize (it is $2) and the age range for Kids Yoga (it is for four to eight year olds). Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader A local group is offering various events…

April 16, 2024 · by Admin2015 ·  George Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter (Edmonton) – Revamped advisory councils blanketing the province will help ensure that the government understands and addresses rural health-care challenges while improving service, the health minister said April 15. Rural Alberta…

Leader staff M.D. of Lesser Slave River council has set the penalties for late property tax payment, as follows: Six per cent for taxes unpaid after June 30 Another six per cent after Sept. 30 A further 12 per cent…

George Lee Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Improving accessibility for people with disabilities remains on the government’s radar, but confirmation hasn’t come yet that United Conservatives will introduce legislation in 2024 to align Alberta with much of the rest of Canada.…

Leader staff Stay off, says Athabasca RCMP Calling Lake, Alta. – Athabasca RCMP is issuing a warning to the public after two vehicles fall into the lake in the Calling Lake area. RCMP reminds the public that with the ever-changing…

Winter is over! Although the news coming in on morning television shows had most of North America’s groundhogs telling us winter is almost over, we folks in the north had to wait another three hours or even four hours to…
Doing 88 right might cost another year, MLA says

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The good news on Hwy. 88, says Lesser Slave Lake MLA Scott Sinclair, is that it’s going to be fixed properly. But it might not happen until 2025. Sinclair says the original intention of the government…

Leader staff Slave Lake’s sole female minor hockey team saw action in a rare weeknight game in High Prairie, on Nov. 16. The Thunder won the game by a score of 13 – 3. The Thunder dominated all three periods…

Leader staff On Nov. 2, West Fraser presented a donation of $5,000 to the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre, for the purchase of new lane ropes for the pool. The new ropes have been ordered and will be arriving in December.…

Submitted by High Prairie School Division At E.G. Wahlstrom School in Slave Lake, Class 5D, under the guidance of their teacher Leonard Oliver, has developed a digital arcade. Five years ago, Oliver enrolled in a five-day course provided by The…

Slave Lake Court of JusticeNovember 8, 2023Justice R.B. Marceau presiding At trial, Leon Davis Brule (53), a member of Bigstone Cree Nation, changed his plea to guilty to a lesser and included offence of being unlawfully in a dwelling. He…